Saturday, January 28, 2023

Fun in the Sun | January Color Kitz | Sarah Millerhouse

 I am excited to share this layout I created using the January Color Kitz! The colors are beautiful and worked perfectly with the colors and patterns I used from the Sun Catcher collection from Heidi Swapp. 

I began this layout using a 12 x 12 stencil from Peartree Cutfiles and adding Inklingz - Rose Colored Glasses - through that stencil. I added plenty of water so that the medium bled a little behind the stencil. I love a slightly more whimsical, messy look. If you want a cleaner, more perfect look, you could let the water sit in the Inklingz for longer until the medium is a little thicker, and then add it through the stencil. 

I kept the stencil on the paper (Foundations Mixed Media White Cardstock) for a couple of hours so that i was mostly dry. Lifting the stencil too quickly can create a mess, so to ensure that it turns out well, be patient and let it dry thoroughly. 

I then added patterned paper from the Sun Catcher collection on either side of the layout. The pinks in the collection work beautifully with the Rose Colored Glasses. 

I also used the Rose Colored Glasses to paint the chipboard frame I used to frame my photo. I loved tying in the colors by adding them in several places on the layout. 

Added lots of splatters of Shimmerz - Coal - to the background and Shimmerz - Silver Bells - to some of the embellishments. I love the Shimmerz because of the sparkle and shine they add to the layout and any surface they touch! 

I finished the layout by adding embellishments from the Sun Catcher collection, Simple Stories - Summer Lovin, Scrappin Happy Studio, My Mind's Eye - Jubilee, and 49 and Market - Spectrum Sherbet. 

Click below to watch the full process video where I share all of my tips and tricks! 

Have a beautiful and creative weekend! - Sarah Millerhouse

Friday, January 27, 2023

January 2023 Color Kitz/Magical New Beginnings/Rhonda Reno

 Hello everyone it's Rhonda here sharing a new layout showcasing the January 2023 Color Kitz from Shimmerz Paints.
I created this beautiful layout using colors from the kit. Keep reading to learn all the details of  how this page came together!

My personal favorite way to use all my gorgeous Shimmerz products is to mix and blend them to create stunningly unique mixed media backgrounds for my layouts. This month's kit did not disappoint!!
You can see in these photos how beautifully this month's colors blended. I absolutely love the way the pinks (Spritz "Burst My Bubble" and Inklingz "Rose Colored Glasses) blended with the "In The Navy" Shimmerz to give a hint of lavender where they met. 
How gorgeous is that?? I can't get enough of blending colors together!

I also added a touch of the "Silver Bells" Shimmerz--a very subtle but awesome addition to my background.

Once I created my background I got some Martha Stewart butterfly stamps from my stash and my embossing dabber, clear embossing powder and heat gun and got busy creating these amazing butterflies that are scattered across my layout. I created the background base for my butterflies using the exact same colors that I used for my background.

Once the butterflies were all heat embossed I fussy cut them all out and they were ready for my layout and I absolutely love the way they flutter across my layout.

These Prima flowers were a perfect addition  as well as these acetate leaves also from my stash. 

Also included in this month's kit aside from all the gorgeous paints is this exclusive digital cut file title. 

If you haven't gotten your Color Kitz from Shimmerz this month there's a couple left in the shop but supplies are limited so you might want to grab yours today! You can follow this link directly to the Shimmerz Shop!

January 2023 Color Kitz

Remember that there's never a monthly subscription required and you can purchase each month's kitz individually on the 1st of every month.
Also be sure and post all your layouts and projects using Shimmerz products in the Shimmerz Sharez fb group. We love seeing what you all create!

I hope you found some inspiration today!

Thanks for stopping by.



An exclusive set of epoxy flair Dotz and Shimmerz in the color "Coal"

Thursday, January 26, 2023

For The Shimmerz Paints Design Team, The Best Gift I Have To Give You Is My Forever Love

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


I took a 5"x7" canvas, and brushed on gesso on the reverse side. I stenciled on Prima Platinum Crackle Texture paste on the frame. I added the Beautiful Board on top of the canvas, and put the boy on. I placed the flowers in, and then all the little items. Whenever I glued something on with Glossy Accents, I added diamond glitter.  I painted with Shimmerz Paints, and rubbed on gold and silver mica powder.                                        


To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,a few Swarovski  crystals, glass beads, pearls,shells, tulle,lace,sisal,and flowers and metal from  Reneabouquets.  All the fussy cut images are from Graphic 45. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things.

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

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Shimmerz Paints | MK Gunn | A 5 Star Day

 Hey it's MK back with a fun background for you all.  I used some Shimmerz, Creameez & Inklingz mixed with ink pads to create my background from white paper as well as change the color of a chipboard piece, wood veneer stars and some acrylic pieces.  Let me show you how:

First I used a stencil and a brown ink pad on my background.  Then I used a coordinating stamp to stamp the lines around the stencil work with blue ink.  I then used the packaging technique with Inklingz in Emerald City - such a gorgeous blue-green color, absolutely perfect for a patina look.  I also used the packaging technique with Creameez Witches Blue - a beautiful navy blue.  Then I used another stencil with the blue ink to make it look like the image came from the packaging technique.

Once all that was dry, I thought my background was a little too stark white, so I took the browm ink pad and blended it all over the background.

Now let's work on some embellishments.  I had a raw chipboard piece and some wood veneer that needed a little bit of color.  I painted the circle on the chipboard piece with Emerald City.  Used Creameez in Thuderstorm - the perfect silver - and Creameez in Crows Feet - a charcoal black that I feel needs to be in everyone's craftroom - for the swirls around the circle.

I painted the wood veneer stars in Shimmerz Bumbly Bee - such a buttery yellow.

While I was waiting for those peices to dry, I decided to see if I could paint my acrylic pieces...boy am I glad I did!  The mottled effect the paint gave to the acrylic is right up my alley!  I used Creameez in Witches Blue and set if off to the side to dry.

While the elements were drying (just for a few mintues), I matted my photos, glued a piece of blueprint paper to the background and splattered the background with Creameez in Thunderstorm.  Now my project is ready to be glued together.  I used an L-shaped design in the lower left corner.

This was such a fun, messy project!  Thanks for coming along with me to see how it was done.

If you are interested in a free gift, add my name in the comments section during check out.

I also have thie process video for this layout up on my YouTube channel.

As always, I hope you have a great day & I'll be back to check you later!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

For The Shimmerz Paints Design Team, Beauty Is In The Heart Of The Beholder

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

                                                                      Photo credit: Unsplash

To make this page, 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 added layers of corrugated cardboard and a watercolor mat. The bottom layer of cardboard has gesso that I poured Ultra Thick Embossing Powder onto and heated till  it was just melted. You can't see the corrugated because I layered paper and tulle over it.

I coated a sheet of Prima paper with clear gesso, then applied Prima Platinum crackle paste  with a stencil and a spatula.I arranged Prima fussy cut papers and flowers around the page, then added the beads and other items.I brushed on Shimmerz Paints, and glued on more beads. I applied jaquard gold mica powder with my fingers on the raised parts of the page, and also on a lot of textured items. A lot of the dark color on the page is a mix of Run!Forest and Teal The End Of Time. 

To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,Swarovski  crystals, glass beads,gold thread, tulle,lace, iridescent wrapping paper, feathers,flowers, and shells A lot of the items are glued on individually with Glossy Accents.I used double sided foam tape for the flowers and some other things, and to put the cardboard layers together.                        

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