Monday, April 20, 2009

April Showers...

This Lockhart Umbrella Shoe image always makes me smile. I love it's whimsy! This time, I used my Shimmerz and Prismacolor technique, first painting the shoe with Pink Shimmerz, then adding shading with coordinating Prismacolors. I love the visual depth it adds without blocking out the shimmery goodness - such an unexpected treat.

Here's the finished card (the patterned papers are some old Paper Salon papers). One thing that I really love about Shimmerz paints is that they're not in-your-face blingy, they're more of a subtle, make-you-smile discovery on a piece, if that makes sense. It's sort of like "How pretty, look at that nice... WHOA look at how cool that really is!"

I love using the "Italian Shoes" sentiment with this image, too, because when I was in Florence walking all over, it rained almost every day. Completely brings back all those fun memories (including learning how to ask for band-aids in Italian because the sweet old pharmacist I found didn't speak English).

Come back tomorrow for May flowers! ;) Be well.

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