Saturday, November 17, 2018

Poinsettia Christmas Card | Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today, sharing another card creation featuring the amazing Shimmerz Paints. Here is my card.
Shimmerz Paints Die Cut Stamp Card
My finished cardis a standard A2 top folding size. The base is plain white cardstock. In fact, everything started out with plain white cardstock! I cannot resist starting with plain white cardstock and watching what this amazing product range will do!

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I created and cut my Poinsettia and border pieces.  I used Honeymoon Inklingz for the flower pieces and Freshly Minted Inklingz for the leaves. I really like the Inklingz range of products. They are so creamy and glide on the paper so smoothly. I added some pearls and a larger embellishment to the centers of my flowers.

For the little swirls, I  added some Puttin’ On The Glitz Pasteez. It gives them a soft sparkle without looking too overdone. You can also see the background here. I started with plain white cardstock, ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder and then painted it with some Angel’s Kiss and  Misty Morning Inklingz. I then spritzed it with my Jeni B Bleu Vibez. Love all the shimmer and interest it has.

Here’s a closer look at my sentiment. It comes from the new Love Never Melts Clear Stamp Set. I layered it onto my border.

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Here’s just another look at the flowers. I cut them in two sizes so I would have one larger flower as my focal point and then have a couple of smaller ones nestled by it.

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For a final touch, I added a bow from some of my seam binding ribbon. Seems these days all my cards have some of this….rofl!

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Here is one last look at my completed card. I really like the way it turned out using some non-traditional Christmas colors!

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Supplies Used
love never melts lg
misty morning

jenni b bleu vibez

puttin on the glitz - pasteez
freshly minted

angels kiss


Now all that's left is for your to go pick up a little Shimmerz Paint and you can make your own!
Don't forget to mention my name in the comments when you place your order there! You will get a little freebie to try!

Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you. Please leave me a comment and let us know you were here. Don't forget to check back to see what the rest of these amazing designers are working on! Until the next time, you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, November 16, 2018

"Let it Snow" Color Challenge Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I'm taking part in the November color challenge!
If you haven't heard, the Shimmerz team has been assigned to choose just ONE color to focus on for a project this month.  I chose Inklingz Blue Lagoon.  This was one of my very first colors that I owned from Shimmerz simply because of its versatility. It's great for all seasons! Today, I'm featuring it using a winter project.  Here's a quick look at my final 12x12 layout:

Y'all seriously, Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa is my all time absolute favorite paper collection.  This color matches the teal in this collection PERFECTLY!

I began my layout by combining the Blue Lagoon and white modeling paste so I could stencil the large snowflakes on the background. While that was drying, I took a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and covered the entire paper with the same color using the packaging technique. I added a few layers of color, drying them in between.  When that was dry, I tore it into random strips to create my layers of snow on the bottom of my layout.  When I glued those to my background, I made sure to only glue the bottoms, so the tops would be open to tuck embellishments in.  I free hand cut my large snowman out of coordinating papers, including his hat, scarf and arms.  The Large "Let it Snow" is a chipboard sticker from that collection.  I continued adding in paper, cardstock and chipboard embellishments to complete my layout and finished it off with more splatters of the Blue Lagoon.  Here are some close ups of  my final layout:

Literally, the ONLY Shimmerz color I used on today's project was Inklingz Blue Lagoon!
I hope you join in on the challenge and tag us on social media!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winter Layout | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Missy here with a new Winter-themed layout featuring some beautiful Shimmerz Paints :)  I'm loving the DT challenge this month to create a project focusing on one main color, and I chose Vibez Frost Bite.  It's a gorgeous blue, and it makes me think of Winter.  I decided to create my own background using some Glass Bead Gel from my stash and a circle stencil because it resembles snow.

I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background, and I coated it with clear gesso first.  I used  a palette knife to scrap the glass bead gel over the stencil to create all the circles.  Once that dried, I sprayed the Frost Bite over it.  I blended in some Coloringz Well Blue Me Down and Spritz Cotton Candy.  The liquid colors ran and blended so nicely over the circles.  I sprayed a bit of water over it all to help it blend even more.

Here you can see the fun texture from the glass bead gel.  It's very thick and bumpy and reacts wonderfully with the Shimmerz sprays.  I used some products from an older holiday kit from Hip Kit Club, and it had lots of Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa goodies in it.  These pretty blues made me think of silver, so I used some older chipboard silver glitter alphas for my title.  I did have to add glue to them to make them stick to the background.

I love these colors here...I'm such a blue fan :)  I had lots of die cut snowflakes in my stash, so I used several of them around the page.

I fussy cut some little trees from a Crate Paper patterned paper and added strips of adhesive foam under them to create dimension.  I used some exclusive Hip Kit Club Project Life cards and a patterned paper a layers behind the photo.  I mixed two different shades of pink thread together here for more added color & texture.

I decided to paint some of the white snowflakes, so I lightly coated them with the Frost Bite and mixed in hints of Spritz Granny Gray.  Once they were all glued down, I machine stitched through the middle of them with silver metallic thread.

I really like the dimension created by the overlapped snowflakes.  I also used a few of the light pink puff balls around the page.  I love how the echo the background circles.

Here you can see the light blue coat of Frost Bite on this snowflake.  It's fun to see how dark and how light one color can get just by adding water or adding more layers.  Frost Bite is the perfect blue shade for Winter.

Here's one last look at the fun details.

I hope this inspires you to give Vibez Frost Bite a try on your next's a beautiful and versatile color.  I want to try it out on a Summer layout next!

Be sure to check out my process video to see this page in action.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November Color Challenge "Canvas" with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 
Thanks for coming by! 

Sandi here today.  I'm excited to be sharing my newest canvas. Doing canvases are "liberating" for me because I can just create without worrying about any associated photo. 

Here at Shimmerz Paints we are doing another Color Challenge this month and this time I chose Spritz Plum Pudding. Our DT coordinator asked us to choose something that we normally would not use. For me that is usually more of the pinks and purples. I tend to use lots of earth tones instead. Also, we were supposed to go with a Winter theme. 

To re-inforce the Winter theme, I added a chipboard title from Creative Embellishments that says "Let it Snow" and simply painted it white.

This side angle helps to highlight the beautiful shimmer of all the colors.

I used 6 different colors (listed below) on my canvas by spraying them and then letting the color drip downward. At times, I had to move them a bit with water. For the purpose of this challenge, I went heavier with the Plum Pudding Spritz since that was my chosen color. Some areas got a heavier shot of spray that I allowed to puddle such as Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n. That made it more intense and added some drama.
For texture I pushed some super heavy gesso through a stencil.

Of course, I had to do some background stamping to add depth and visual interest.
The dark purple right beneath the title is the Plum Pudding ... in case you haven't found it! And there is the Coloringz Well Blue Me Down over on the far right, a lovely teal.

I love jazzing up my canvases with complimentary colors, so you can see the Vibez Palm ReaderVibez Glorious Day and Vibez Pop Art Pink. The rich wine you see is the Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n.
Lastly, I added a stock photo, some layers, florals .... a few pearls and called it done.

Here are the Shimmerz Products that I've used:

Vibez Glorious Day
Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n
Vibez Palm Reader
Vibez Pop Art Pink
Spritz Plum Pudding

Again, thanks for coming by today. We hope you'll join along in the Color Challenge!
Be sure to mention my name SANDI if you do some retail shopping and Stacey will include a little freebie for ya!

See you again next week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Bay Area Crop" Scrapbooking Layout | Simone Schermann

Hi Shimmerz friends, it's Simone again with another 12x12 layout. This month for the Shimmerz color challenge I picked Shimmerz "Pink-O de Mayo". I love the light pink tone of this shimmerz and also that it would work so great for cold, snowy winter layouts. However, here in the San Francisco Bay Area it cools down, but never enough for snow. So I decided to scrapbook something else instead. In September I went to my first scrapbooking crop and met some of my online friends for the very first time. I had such a great time and this layout tries to capture that feeling. I love how it turned out!

I prepped my background with white gesso and then used the Dazzlerz "Foiled Again" and a stencil by Tim Holtz to create a textured background behind the area of my photo. Look how amazing this looks. The "Foiled Again" is so sparkly, I just love it! On top of that I added the my colors and I have to admit, I just couldn't use only ONE color. I had to add some Coloringz "Pink Stiletto" as well as Shimmerz "Teal the end of time"- I just love when I can use two or more colors and create so many different shades. That's what makes using mixed media so much fun. I used a brush and the trusty packaging technique to add my color and then created the layout on top of that.

In some areas, I went back in with a brush and the paint to add even more color after I had created all the different layers in my layout. But somehow it still felt flat. I decided to just accept that when I stumbled across phrase stamps while I was grabbing my date stamp. Well, that was just the answer and when I saw the phrase "be adventurous", I grabbed my ink pad and added stamping to the background. Don't you think that it rounds off the layout perfectly?

Here is a link to my process video on youtube. If you place an order in the Shimmerz Store, don't forget to mention my name Simone in the comments at checkout to receive a free mini surprise product! Thanks for stopping by today!

Shimmerz - PINK-O DE MAYO, Teal the end of time
Coloringz - Pink Stilettos
Dazzlerz - Foiled Again