Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Tags with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing a couple of Fall tags that I created one rainy morning here in Texas. 

These were my finished tags which started out as regular old office supply tags. 
I primed them with white gesso and after allowing that to dry, I added some texture with super heavy gesso and a stencil. 
Then I applied water and misted them with  Glorious Day Vibez,  Palm Reader Vibez and then added the new So Sappy Shimmerz with a paint brush allowing the colors to run in a downward pattern. I reversed the order on the second tag, so they are mirror images. To add more depth, I splattered some Hot Fudge Vibez.

Here they are before the embellishments were added. Look at that Shimmer! 

After the color was dry,  I added some punchinello ribbon beneath the florals, a couple of wee buttons and then a couple of chipboard Autumn Set title pieces from Creative Embellishments which were darkened with Chocolate Brownie Coloringz

Some various ribbon at the top completed them. I'm so happy how they turned out. 

This photo shows the top portion of the card a bit better. 

Just another shot at all that Fall color.
These were so, so fun to do! I hope you'll give it a try. 

Don't forget to include my name "Sandi" on your retail order. Stacey will send you a free little goodie! How fun! 

Thanks for coming by. 
See you next time! 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Live Inspired

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page for Shimmerz Paints! I have used some of my favorite colors to help express my love of creating pages. The shimmer and quality of this line is amazing! 

To make this page I used a small cosmetic sponge to make a base,on the center, so the 49 and Market paper didn't soak up the paint. I applied texture paste with a stencil. I put the photo on watercolor paper and layers of foam core board. I painted the watercolor paper with a mix of Blue My Mind, and Emerald City Inklingz. I put tulle around the photo to add definition.  

I painted the Reneabouquet chipboard with gesso, Green Olive Shimmerz , Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz, and a thick layer of  Rock Candy Crackle. I painted cheese cloth with Green Olive and a little water, and placed it around the photo. 

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter, diamond shards,mica flakes, Prima flowers,dried leaves,lichen, moss,shells, lace,tulle, pearls, rhinestones, Tim Holtz metal, chain, old jewelry, and sequins. The little wood spool has silk ribbon on it.

I added a lot of gesso around the edges because the page got too busy. I added Penny 4 Your Thoughts around the photo layers, on the background paper, to add definition. The pink colors I used are A Rose By Any Other NameDear John Letter, and Angels Kiss Inklingz.  I painted on gesso in different areas to make things look less busy.  

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week! 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dreamy Layout | Missy Whidden

Hello, friends!  Missy back with you today to share a new layout using lots of yummy Shimmerz :)  I was inspired by the colors in the older Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection.  I pulled out one of the newest navy blue sprays (Coloringz Ahoy Matey) and started with it.  I made my background first before I even chose a photo.  I covered my white cardstock with clear gesso, let it dry and then used the packaging technique to start spreading color.  I mixed Vibez Blue Jeans with the Ahoy Matey and then came in with some pinks and corals.  I used Creameez 1 Hot Mama and Great Fruit mostly.

I saw the "dreamy" die cut and knew I needed to scrap this sweet photo of my daughter sleeping.  I found a beautiful cut file to use which is the Dreamcatcher Half by Paige Evans.  I lightly painted it with Inklingz Miner Miner 49er.

Here you can see that beautiful gold shimmer from the Inklingz.  So pretty!  I love how it looks against the navy and pinks here.  I added lots of rub-ons from this collection around the page.

I used some of the Moonstruck 6x6 papers as layers behind my photo, and I used this die cut for my title.  I love when you can go simple with it and don't have to spend a lot of time coming up with one.

For extra pops of the dark pink I added in some messy tangled thread in a few places.  Here are more rub-ons and a few phrase stickers.  I added my journaling down here on the lower right side.

I fussy cut a few flower clusters from a 6x6 paper and tucked those in on the sides.  I really love how the Shimmerz are peeking out from behind everything!

I added a few butterflies from the collection over on the upper right side.  I stitched some trail lines with white thread to add a bit more interest and texture.  The darker butterfly is a rub-on.

Layering is such a great way to add dimension, texture and color.  I didn't glue down the entire cut file.  I left a lot of it loose so it would stand up off the page.

One more thing I added were a few stamps.  These pretty leaves are from the Bed of Roses Stamp Set, and I used a gold ink pad to stamp them.

I hope this inspires you in some way :)  I loved making it, and I love how the color scheme looks.  You can check out my process video here if you'd like to see how this all came together.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used: 
Coloringz--Ahoy Matey
Vibez--Blue Jeans
Shimmerz--Moulin Rouge
Inklingz--Miner Miner 49er
Stamps--Bed of Roses

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

#Happy layout with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing a layout of baby grandson Joel. 
He has been quite ill and this is the first time I have dared to scrap him. 
Such a sweet photo! 

I wanted to highlight our new Ahoy Matey Coloringz, so I chose a Creative Embellishments chipboard panel layering piece and a title to do just that! I've saturated both pieces with the Ahoy Matey Coloringz which is a great dark saturated Navy color, yum! And just to define it a bit better, I added just a hint of navy blue embossing powder in a few places.

Here is a close-up of the panel piece. You can also see my splatters of Glorious Day Vibez and Jeni B Bleu Vibez. And because they are new, I've included some of our partner Spigelmom Scraps Sequins Boymomlife sequins.  So perfect for a boy page!  (Just some gesso to blend.)

Here is, of course, the title piece and the bottom ridge of the Heart Panel. Once again you can see the great Ahoy Matey Colorings and the 2 Vibez colors as well as the sequins.

I'm notorious for adding flowers to my boy pages especially when they are still little like this, haha!
 Aren't those sequins fantastic?

One last close-up to show the dimension.

Shimmerz Paints
Ahoy Matey Coloringz
Glorious Day Vibez
Jeni B Bleu Vibez
Spigelmom Scraps Sequins Boymomlife sequins

Don't forget to include my name "SANDI" when you place your order for a free surprise product from Stacey.
Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Love You To The Moon | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  Brianna here with this super fun 12x12 layout with a galaxy background!  I used a free cut file from the Paige Evans FB group and knew right away that a galaxy background would be perfect.  I used these colors to create my background:

Coloringz Ahoy Matey
Vibez Deep Blue Sea
Coloringz Night Moves
Shimmerz Pip Pip Cherry-O
Shimmerz Ultra Marine

To create this really cool galaxy background, I sprayed Ahoy Matey and painted on Pip Pip Cherry-O and Ultra Marine.  I let it all dry and then sprayed/painted on Night Moves.  Once Night Moves dried, I took regular white acrylic paint, added some water to it and splattered it on the layout to create a star like effect.

I love how the Shimmerz created its own natural like glow on the page.  It definitely has a lot of shimmer to it!! 

I decided to use a photo of my dog, Luna.  I thought it was fitting since her name means "moon" in Spanish.  I backed the photo onto some vellum and layered up some patterned paper pieces behind it.  To help add more sparkle to the page, I pulled some SpiegelMom Scraps star sequins from the Aqua Punch mix and scattered them all over the page.  Shimmerz now carries SpiegelMom Scraps sequins in the shop, so don't forget to pick some up!  For more of a step by step process click the link below to watch my process video!