Friday, August 29, 2014

Live, Love & Sing

Hi Shimmerz fanz!!!  Today I am sharing a canvas I made for a friend of mine :)  She has lovely rainbow decorative pieces throughout her home and she is a singer!  I thought this would be perfect for her.
 
Here is the colour combination I used :
 
 
 



"Live, Love & Sing"
 
 



 
I created the background with a lot of texture.  Starting with Gesso, Calico strips, patterned paper strips, washi tape and stencilling.  I then misted my way down the page starting with the Jeni B Bleu Vibez.  






Once the background had been dried I applied the music note stamp.
 
 






I then added the embellishments.  Layering flowers and words.
 
 





I then applied the Shimmerz products with a small paintbrush to the areas closest to the embellishments blending the colours once again as I went down the page.
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
If you pop by the STORE don't forget to mention my name upon checkout and you will receive a free product :)
Have a happy weekend!!
 
 
 
 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet & Just Me Inspiration with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back again today to share a couple of layouts with you all featuring lots of gorgeous Shimmerz products. This first layout titled "Sweet" was created using Shimmerz in Tickle Me Turquoise, Magenta & Sugar Plum plus I have also used Shimmerz Inklingz in Beets Me, Blue My Mind & Pugnacious Purple.


To create this effect on the background, I have sprayed lots of water over my Bazzil double thick cardstock and then applied my various shades of Shimmerz and Inklingz to get the desired Cameo style look of color. 


I have then dribbled lots of little bits of the Shimmerz and Inklingz randomly around the paint splodges to give the effect of the paint being splattered onto the paper. I also accidently smudged a lot of the background so the dribbles perfectly covered up those booboos!  


My next layout that I have to share with you all is titled "Just Me..." and was created using the gorgeous BoBunny Moment in Time collection alongside some Shimmerz Texturez paints in Gold Mine & Teal Me No Lies.


To create this crackled effect, I have added the Teal Me No Lies Texturez paint through a Prima Marketing Crackle Stencil first all over and allowd to dry. 


When this was dry, I have flipped the stencil and added the Gold Mine Texturez to create a new layer of dimensional cracks. I just love double layering stencils and the Shimmerz Texturez are the perfect way to add more texture to any layer.


Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!





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Monday, August 25, 2014

Shabby Romantic Layout with Elena

Hello Shimmerz fans.
Today I have a shabby romantic Layout to share with you.
I used several sprays to color my background and then just added Dazzlerz and made final touches using my fav Dimensionz in Blue lagoon




You can find the process in my video clip




Shimmerz Products I used:
Spritz - Sapphire
Vibez - Jeni B Bleu
Coloringz - Mama Sings the Blues
Dazzlerz - Foiled Again
Dimensionz - Blue Lagoon


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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sweet and Simple...

There are times when I have a bunch of photos that are so endearing to me that I don't want to do so much to the page anymore. Wanting to keep this layout sweet and simple for my little girl's adorable pictures, I decided to keep layering to a minimum and just have a play with some sweet and lovely mists and paints from Shimmerz...




Products Used:
Coloringz "No Yoking" and Vibez "Pop Art Pink"
Shimmerz Paints: Magenta, Key Lime, Sunflower, and Tickle Me Turquoise


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shimmerz Shabby Mixed Media Altered Canvas


Hi Friends: :)

It's Song here today sharing a shabby chic mixed media canvas I created using the very yummy Shimmerz sprays and Inklingz.

I have some tree branches in my craft room and I decided to put them to use. I layered a thick coat of heavy matte gel medium on the canvas to "glue" those branches down. Although it does take a while for all the gel medium to dry, but it totally worth every second. Not only it will make sure the branches are really stuck to the canvas, but also creates those beautiful textures in the background.

The background colors are spritz in color Truffle and 4 Leaf Clover. I cut up some trims and layered the cut out on the branches. I colored the trims a little with some Inklingz Blue My Mind just to add a bit more interest and contrast. After the paint is dried, I added some mulberry flowers and two little Prima resin angel. The flowers are painted using Inklingz Giddy About Green, Beets me, and Tarnished Treasure. To make the little angel look aged, I used Inklingz Burnished Buckle on them. After the paint is dried, the paint will settle into all the details and grooves, adding the aged look.

Here is the tutorial:







Thank you so much for looking <3
Love,
Song :)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

dream

Today I have a photo frame with a photo of our latest vacation to Skiathos, Greece.
Hubby and me are totally in love with Greece and all of it's islands.
The beautiful sceneries, the warm weather, the gorgeous beaches.......sigh!
This piece is now hanging on my wall so we can dream of our next trip, hopefully next year!

Actually found this frame in Greece. It was white already with blue windows.
The blue was a bit to dark so I gave them a coat of gesso first and then painted with Shimmerz, Ultra Marine to match the photo. Added the anchor because of all of our boat trips we did this year.

The anchor chipboard was first painted with Shimmerz, Coffee.
Once dry, I randomly painted with the new Inklingz metal, Tarnished Treasure.

Look at all those shimmer! Painted the flowers with Shimmerz, Buttercream and Vibez, Hot Fudge.

Gave the frame more texture with Texturez, Tidy Widy.

Even painted the sea stars. I found them a little bit too yellow 
so they got two coats with Shimmerz, Buttercream.

For this photo frame I used the following Shimmerz paints:
Texturez: Tidy Widy
Shimmerz: Coffee
Shimmerz: Buttercream
Shimmerz: Ultra Marine
Vibez: Hot Fudge
Inklingz (metal): Tarnished Treasure

And don't forget: If you place an order, make sure you mention my name and you will get a FREE Shimmerz of your color choice! How great is that! :)

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Darling - Mixed Media Layout with Shona


Hi Shimmerz fans! Shona here today with a fun mixed media layout to share! I have used Texturez and Dazzlerz for the background masking...and some of the new yummy Inklingz for added color.


 
You can see some masking here using some Artie Choked Texturez.
 

I just love the new Inklingz...so easy to use just add a wee bit of water and stir them up to create these yummy shimmery colors to add to your project. Here I have used some Sun Kissed, Coral Reef and Im Not Limon.

 
the writing masking is created with Dazzlerz Spun Sugar.
 
 


Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now! On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

 
 


 

 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple Watercolour Cards

Hi there.

Welcome to the Shimmerz Blog today. :-)

I am sharing a really simple watercolour technique on watercolour paper, using Shimmerz new line of Paints "Inklingz".  Its nothing new. Just simple watercolour application using Inklingz, which produces a lovely 'no fuss' coloured background to what ever project you might be planning. I am using mine today for Project Life, so all my cards are cut to 3 x 4 Inches. But you could do this for the background of cards or layouts...... What ever takes your fancy.


I love watercolours, so I was really just playing with Shimmerz New Inklingz today, and I love the results. I will be building on this, because they turned out fabulous. I did the most basic step of just stamping on the cards when they had dried, but they would look great with stickers and labels layered on them to....cant wait to continue!

See the quick video below.




I drew on these cards with a black fine tipped sharpie, and it worked perfectly. I was a little worried the paint might melt a bit with the wet pen, but it didn't move at all.








 If you have not tried Inklingz, I think you need to look into them, if you like working with paint, and making your creations a little arty.

 I am totally in love with them!
 Thanks for dropping by today.


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