Saturday, October 24, 2020

Colorful Autumn | Audrey Yeager

 Hello and happy fall!!  One of my most favorite things about living the the Northeastern US is the changing of the seasons.  Our autumns are full of vibrance and color, and I wanted to capture that on my page using my Shimmerz products!

I began by covering my background patterned paper with gesso.  Then I added tried out some yellows mists as a base including Spritz in Chickadee and Tuscan Sun.  Then to deepen the shade, I added a Vibez in Rolling in the Hay. 

Using a burst pattern stencil, I then went over the yellow base with some oranges, greens, and red shades including Coloringz Mandarin Mai Tai, Vibez in Palm Reader, and a Spritz in Caribbean Sunset

To add some texture, I started with some Dazzlerz in Coral Me Crazy, and mixed in some Mandarin Mai Tai and Caribbean Sunset to make a brighter orange color.  I used a palette knife to spread it through the stencil. Finally, I added a few splatters of Coloringz in Moody Mauve.

For embellishments, I punched some leaves from colored papers, and backed a cut file for the title.  A few little clusters of some chipboard trees, some wood veneers, and journaling to top it all off!

You can watch the whole process below:

Thank you and happy fall!!


Friday, October 23, 2020

I Got this Feelin' | October Color Kitz | Niki Rowland



Hey everyone, this is Niki @nikiclairecreates and I have a new layout and process video to share today using the October Color Kitz. I’ve used the cut file and made a fun Halloween layout.


I started with a sheet of white card and chose three colours from the October Color Kitz: Plum Pudding Spritz, Taupe of the Mornin’ Vibez and Love Ocean #9 Vibez. I love those three colours together as they really seem Halloween-y to me! I decided to go bold and intense with these colours on my layout. I therefore sprayed them directly onto my layout – I kept the spray very close which gave me really intense areas of colour. I created three distinct blocks of colour and then left them to dry.


Once dry I wrapped baker’s twine around the layout, tone on tone style. I positioned the cut file and photo onto my background. I love this month’s cut file – it’s so fun! I cut it in black and then simply placed it onto my layout without backing it, because I wanted the fabulous colours to shine through the letters. I love how the little skeleton sits on the top edge of my photo!

I added my photo together with a few layers of paper and embellishments. I added a couple of acrylic Perspextives words: Haunting in the turquoise colour, and Wicked in the purple colour. I also added an acrylic cat to the photo.


I fussy cut some ghosts and from a Pebbles Spoooky paper and positioned them onto my layout like they were flying around. I added a few more bits of ephemera from various Halloween collections too. I also added one of the Dotz: the black one with a ghost – perfect! And one of the cute pom pom paper clips to my photo.

I finished off with a few splatters and I also stuck on some wooden stars. I then painted those the same three colours I used on the background, using the three Shimmerz colors.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed this layout, don’t forget to check out the process video below and have an amazing Halloween!

Happy scrapping

Niki xx


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