Saturday, May 27, 2017

Journal With Irit

Hi! Irit here and I'm so excited to share my latest projects for Shimmerz! For the month of May I decided to play in my art journal. Here's what I created-

I started with AcriTonez in 3 Sheets to the Wind and Pinkadelic, and the rest of the mess was using Coloringz in Pink Stilettos, Pretty in Pink and No Yoking. You can see the entire process in the video tutorial I prepared!

Here are some close ups, and don't forget to mention my name when placing an order on the Shimmerz site to receive a freebie!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Altered Bottle with Shona

Hello Shimmerz fans!! Today I have a fun altered bottle to share. I love turning recycleable things into art pieces.

I started by covering the bottle with gesso. After that was dry I added some crackle paste and stencil work with Salt of the Earth Paste-eez….perfect for added textures!

Next I added that Shimmerz color to make my piece pop! Because I have gone with a beach theme, I used Hot Fudge Vibez, Well Blue Me Down and Don’t Be Suede Coloringz.

The final touches are splatters of Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz.

Add some shells, starfish and twine and this project is complete. I have already gave it away as a house warming gift..and they love it!


Check out our Facebook page for lots of inspiration and share with us what you created with Shimmerz! Look for us on Instagram too! Don’t forget to mention my name at the store checkout for your free sample of Shimmerz!!

Take care and happy scrapping!  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Just Jump | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Shimmerz fans! I'm here today with a fun layout that I created using some Coloringz, Vibez, and Dazzlerz paints...

I started by using a doily-shaped stencil from my stash and misting some Coloringz non-shimmering spray ink in Well Blue Me Down, No Yoking, and Mandarin Mai-Tai on a piece of white card stock. I also sprayed some Vibez shimmering spray ink in Blue Jeans as well to create the background.

After the mists dried, I layered my photos on top of the doily-shapes that I created with the stencils and mists and adhered them down using some foam dimensional adhesive. 

I took another polka-dotted stencil from my stash and some Dazzlerz dimensional paste in Jelly Bean Green to create even more dimension on my page. The Dazzlerz paste has just the right amount of shimmer in it and I love how it helps add texture to my layout!

After the Dazzlerz dried, I layered lots of embellishments around my layout to accent my photos and bring out some of the lovely Shimmerz colors that I used.

I also layered a few patterned paper strips at the top and bottom of my page for even more color coordination!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Shimmerz blog! I hope you have a fabulous day! 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Love Layout by Missy

Hey, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share with you today.  This layout took lots of twists and turns, and it wound up looking completely different than I expected.  Even the color scheme changed as it went.  And that's okay because I love how it turned out :)

I used a lot of the original Shimmerz Paints to start with.  I pulled out some bubble wrap and painted on three colors and then flipped it over and used it as a stamp.  You get a really cool messy circle design.  After that dried, I used some Vibez and Coloringz to add more shades of pink and blue.  I'll list all the colors I used down below.  After I had all those colors down, I decided to scrap this photo I've had sitting on my desk for a while.  It has interesting colors in it, so I challenged myself to make it work with the color scheme I already had going.  As soon as I saw the palm fronds in the photo, I knew I wanted to make some of my own and use as big embellishments.

After I added in all the palm fronds, I decided to go a little bolder with the pinks. I pulled out some flower die cuts from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection and tucked them in.  These two smaller pink flowers I punched from cardstock that I colored with Pinkadelic Acritonez. The color matched perfectly.  I added in some tangled thread in coordinating colors and wrote my journaling down below that.  Here you can also see some of the gorgeous sequins I used from SpiegelMom Scraps.  Those little flowers are amazing...the petals curl up and they are so dimensional.

I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to cut the palm fronds on white cardstock.  I used Shimmerz Jilted Jade, Vibez Velveteen Green & Acritonez Peas Be Mine to color them.  I love the bright shades of green!  I think they look especially beautiful up against that bright pink acetate die cut.  You can also see more of those cute sequins here.

One fun thing about painting floral or leaf die cuts like this is when they dry, the edges curl up.  It really gives a nice dimensional effect and makes them look a little more realistic.  I used a few random MAMBI Project Life cards as layers behind my photo.

I went super simple with my title and just used one of the Crate Paper die cuts.  It matched and looked cute wedged there in between the palm fronts.  I'm usually not a huge bright green fan, but these mix of greens is changing my mind!

Here's the area above the photo...lots of splatters and layering.

Here's one more look at the awesome texture and dimension.  I'm really happy with how this turned out even if it does look different than I thought :)

I hope this inspires you to create something different and fun!  Try mixing and matching your Shimmerz products.  Layering them is a lot of fun, and you can get some really gorgeous colors that way.  Here's the process video for this page.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used: 
Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise, Anchors Away, Jilted Jade, Ultra Marine, Magenta, Royal Red, Pumpkin
Vibez:  Sweetheart, Blue Jeans, Velveteen Green
Coloringz:  Heidi Ho Blue
Acritonez: Peas Be Mine, Pinkadelic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mini Album using inklingz / Felicity

Products used: Inklingz - Blue Lagoon / miner miner / corney flower blue
                        coloringz - Pretty in pink / well blue me down
                        vibez - deep blue sea 

Hello Shimmerz friends, Felicity here today. I want to share today something fun with you and that is a super cute mini album I made.  I used inklingz and coloringz to create this album. Its super fun and not to difficult.

I started off by cutting a piece of cardstock in half (6 inch x 12 inch). Then at 4 inch intervals, (on the long side), I creased and folded it like an accordion style. I then joined the two pieces of cardstock together to make the album longer.

I started off by doing my cover first because I had already chosen a bunch of photos of my daughter to use in it, I could do my cover first. Then I layed out the photos I wanted to use on one side of the album. I wanted to use a photo, roughly every on second fold. The opposite I want to embellish. 

 I treated each section of the album as a little card or project life card instead of looking at the big picture as an album.

I  put all my shimmerz products first ( i didn't use any gesso, just shimmerz straight on the page). Once the shimmerz dried I then layer my photo and embellishments.

Then when I added all my photos and filled in the sections of the album I went in and added some transparencies and 3 x 4 inch project life cards just to add some interest to the album.

I hope you like my Mini album and if you have any questions, let me know!