Monday, July 20, 2020

Heart2Heart Challenges: Favorite Tool

This week's Heart2Heart Challenge is to highlight your favorite crafty tool, and it was honestly difficult for me to decide!  I cannot imagine crafting without my paper trimmer and some really good adhesive, plus some stamps and inks...
So, I am actually going with... can you guess what?  While Thin Cuts sure make cutting stamped images easier, my current favorite tool is actually my SHIMMER BRUSHES!!!!
The flowers are highlighted with red shimmer brush after being colored with watercolor pencils.
I colored the fish with Peach and Toffee shimmer brushes (plus blue watercolor pencils) and the bubbles with Mint shimmer brush.
The sun's rays, after stamping with Lemonade ink, were then colored with Lemonade shimmer brush.
 Peach shimmer brush fills in the frosty drink with Lemonade shimmer on the umbrella...  (Is it enough where you are for some umbrella drinks, too?!?)
Mint shimmer brush painted on the background gives the illusion of sky, plus of course some Lemonade shimmery rays...
 Can you see the Lemonade and Peach shimmer on the fish scales?

This fish was colored the same as the preceding card, plus Candy Apple highlighted the "seaweed" and clear shimmer added sparkle to the bubbles.
Please join us at H2H Challenges to share your favorite tool!  I know that you will be inspired by our DT creations.  We'd love to see yours too!


  1. I have a hard time with the shimmer brushes. I guess I am doing something wrong and I wish they came with instructions. I have had 2 just blob all over the place and discharge the whole amount. Do you have a link to some kind of instruction on use? I have three I haven't opened cause I think I'm doing it wrong.

    1. Great question! I'm including a link to a video from CTMH. I try to give a really gentle squeeze just to get things going, and I haven't had the trouble you've described. I do store mine flat, but I'm not sure if that would make a difference. I will make my own video soon about these great products.

  2. I love my shimmer brushes! You gave me some great ideas for using them. I especially like the sparkly fish.


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