Friday, August 12, 2022

Pool Time/August 2022 Color Kitz/Rhonda Reno

 Hello everyone,

I've got a new layout to share  with you all today featuring the gorgeous August Color Kitz that is available in the Shimmerz shop now.

This month's kit is chock full of bright vivid summery colors perfect for scrapping all those vacation photos we've all got piling up.  Along with the paints in this month's kit you also receive two exclusive digital cut files, a sweet sequin mix and a set of epoxy Dotz. Did I say it was chock full? I wasn't kidding, y'all!

I knew these photos of my granddaughters would be perfect for this kit and I wasn't disappointed! I couldn't have picked a better selection of colors for these photos and I just love how bright and fun this layout turned out.

I created "water" along the bottom of the layout using the 2 Vibez in "Seas the Day," "Love Ocean #9" and the Shimmerz in "Let There Sea Light." I separated all the blue colors in the sequin mix and used them to highlight my "water" and I love how sparkly it is. 

For my title I duplicated and manipulated the ring floatie in my Silhouette software into my title. I used the Coloringz "Pink Stilettos" and the Shimmerz in "Bumbly Bee" to paint the sections in the floatie. I used those same colors for the other floatie as well. I added a googly eye because, well, I love googly eyes, lol. 

I used some diamond Stickles from Ranger to highlight the suns I used in the middle of my two floaties as well as some flowers on one of the tags.


 I used some of the yellow sequins from the mix on the sun behind the photo on the left. There are also pink sequins in the mix but I actually didn't use any on this layout.
I did use 2 of the three epoxy Dotz and I love them!

I loved working with this month's kit and I know you will too!
I hope I've motivated or inspired you in some way today. 

Be sure you check out the Shimmerz Sharez fb group and post all your projects using Shimmerz products because we love seeing what you all create!



Happy crafting, friends!


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August 2022 Color Kitz | Brianna Lepper

Hey friends!  Brianna Lepper here today and I'm SO excited to share my new layout with y'all using the super gorgeous August 2022 Color Kitz.  As y'all might already know, Summer is my favorite season and this kit is screaming Summer.  Here's my page, don't forget to check out my process video at the end of this post:

This months kit comes with two cut filez!  We get a flamingo floatie and a regular lifesaver type floatie.  How cute!  Since we get a package of Sequinz in the kit as well, I just had to turn one of the cut filez into a sequin shaker.  But before we get into that, let's talk about my background.  Since my photo is of my pup in our pool, I had to create a fun water inspired background using the blues in the kit.  I decided to use the technique that I've done in the past where I take texture paste and push Bubblez into the paste for a fun texture.  I used the Blue Bubblez from my stash and to me, they totally look like bubbles in a pool.  

I tried to apply the paste on in somewhat of a free flowing, wavy pattern to mimic our pool and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  Super cute and adds so much interest to my page.  I thought it would be the perfect background for my floaties to sit on.  I then sprayed on both the Seas The Day and Love Ocean #9 Vibez all around the page.

I set aside my background to dry and got to work on my floatie cut filez.  I turned the lifesaver one into a shaker by gluing it to a large piece of acetate and then applying thin foam strips around the outside and inside perimeter.  This gives a space for my sequinz to sit.  So then I poured my sequinz into my shaker and closed it up with a piece of vellum.  I prefer closing my shakers with vellum so that you can still see my pretty mixed media background behind it.  

I worked on the flamingo floatie next and started coloring it by adding the Pink Stilettos Coloringz and Bumbly Bee Shimmerz directly onto my glass mat.  I smooshed the pieces of my flamingo into the colors to create a watercolor look.  I repeated the same process with the extra lifesaver floaties that I ended up cutting out.  

Once all of my pieces were dry, I backed my flamingo and started adhering everything down to my background.  I used the extra lifesaver floaties as layering pieces and layered them under my photo and under the shaker and flamingo.   I added my embellishment clusters next and made sure to include the Dotz from the kit into each one.  

Here's another cluster up at the top right of my page:

I had so much fun creating this fun background as well as making the shaker and backing my cut file with even more color.  I love how bright and happy this page came out.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that I've inspired you in some way!  Have you given the bubblez on top of paste technique a try?  Or have you created a shaker in a cut file or even backed a cut file with mixed media?  I hope that you'll give one of those a try, it's so much fun!  Make sure to add my name in the notes/comments section of your next order to receive a free gift!  See you next month friends!


Love Grows Here - Joanne Bartell  

Hello friends! Joanne here today sharing a layout for Shimmerz Paints creative design team. Don't forget to check out the web site, design team member's YouTube channels, and the Shimmerz Instagram for tons of inspiration and latest news! 

For this layout, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Blooms collection to document this super sweet photo of my twin baby cousins. They are so adorable! I used some metal dies to cut some leaves and layered flowers on white cardstock. I then used Shimmerz to paint my flowers and leaves.

The colors I used are: Vibez Mustard Seed, Spritz Cotton Candy, Vibez Sweet Heart, Coloringz Keep Palm, Shimmeringz Goldie Lox, and Inklingz Good As Gold. Doesn't Shimmerz have the BEST color names! 

I also used a fan favorite - Vibez Jeni B. Blue behind and around my photo to make it pop off the page! This is definitely one of my favorite Shimmerz colors and a must have for your collection. I finished off the floral cluster with a Shimmerz Dotz "Love Grows Here." Dotz come with the color kits and can also be purchased separately on the web site.

I hope this layout has inspired you and you enjoyed seeing it. There is a process video on my "Joanne Bartell" YouTube channel, if you would like to see how this came together! @bartelljoanne for Instagram.

Don't forget to leave my name "Joanne Bartell" in the comments section of your Shimmerz order to receive a FREE GIFT with purchase. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!



Sunday, July 31, 2022

"Laughter Is Timeless,Imagination Has No Age, And Dreams Are Forever", For The Shimmerz Paints Design Team


 Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints! Go and see all the                                                                               fun treasures there! 

                                                                  Photo credit: Unsplash

I put the layers under the photo together,starting with taping on watercolor paper under the image to make it stronger and to lie flat. I taped together layers of cardboard with the photo on top.I made a mat out of watercolor paper.

 I applied Prima Platinum crackle through a Finnabair stencil with a spatula. I put the layers on the page, and started other items. I applied white gesso to the chipboard so the paint would have something to "grip onto to".

                                   I brushed on different colors of  Shimmerz paints on watercolor paper and                                                                 chipboard:                                           


To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads,glass glitter,iridescent wrapping paper, glass beads, pearls,metal from Reneabouquets,Tim Holtz, Vintaj,Finnabair, Beautiful Board from Reneabouquet,and bling and metal from my stash. I used a small amount of Stamperia's Art Alchemy papers. I rubbed on gold mica powder on a lot of of the raised areas. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for heavier items, and to put the cardboard layers together. 

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


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Awesome Buds | Lorimar Ortega | Cocoa Vanilla Studio No Limits

 Hello Shimmerz Paints Pals,

Today's layout will show you just how easy it is to make a stunning mixed media layout. I used papers and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla Studio No Limits collection and 2 4x4 photos, but you can use anything you have on hand.

Let's get started!

I began with a light gray-blue mixed media patterned paper from the collection and a rainbow striped paper. The first one will be used as a based while the other will be used to add color unto the layout as a layering piece and mats for my photos. 

On the base I sprayed You're The Zest, No Yolkin', Sapphire, Freshly Squeezed and Caribbean Sunset. For an added mixed media effect, I splattered Sapphire and Caribbean Sunset as well. While the base dried, I trimmed my photos to measure 3.75x3.75 and matted them with the yellow side of the rainbow paper. After cutting a strip of the same paper, I tore one of the long edges off and distressed the other three; this was glued down horizontally in the bottom center of the page.

Both pictures were popped up on craft foam and placed at an angle on top of the rainbow paper. I then began to add in the embellishments and journaling. Finished off the layout with some splashes of Christmas Cheer, and done!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Remember, by writing "Lorimar" in the comments section of your next Shimmerz order, you can get a freebie!

Take care,