Saturday, November 27, 2021

Simple Painted Holiday Cards with Daisie Scraps


Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a set of cards that I created using my Shimmerz Paints.  I had so 

much fun just painting!  These are simple designs that you can either free-hand or even trace and paint. 

Supplies Used:

I started by dividing my 12x12 Kraft cardstock into 6- 4x6 bases.  I started with the darkest color I was 

using, Penny 4 Your Thoughts, and added some base elements to a few spaces.  This was a great 

shimmery color that was perfect for a tree branch and some pine cones.


Next I went in with the greens.  I just added designs that I thought would look good.  A few sprigs and 

some leaves.  I used Buddy’s Favorite color to create poinsettias.  The Blingz were perfect for some shiny 

baubles on a wreath and more pine cones (that ended up looking like leaves).  I had one base left so I 

painted a super easy tree using the Blue Lagoon.  It turned out so sparkly and pretty!

After everything was dry, I went in and added some doodle elements to each card using my Pitt Artist pen.  
I outlined the pine cones, added a trunk to the tree, outlined the poinsettias and just added detail where I 
thought it was needed. 

After I was happy with the cards, I sent the whole sheet through my silhouette.  I used various fonts from 
my computer to embellish my sentiments.  I had the Silhouette cut out the cards for me and had it shave 
¼ of an inch off so that it would fit on the base with a nice border. The only thing left was adhering everything
 to the 4x6 base.  

I created a process video to show how the cards were created.  I would love to have you check it out!  
Don’t forget you can add my name (Daisie) to the comments of your next order to receive a fun freebie 
with your order!
Thanks for visiting!  Have a crafty day!

Daisie Scraps

Thursday, November 25, 2021

First out by Veronika

 Hello all scrappy people :) today I have for you simple layout with my favourite color combo, pink&blue.

I scrapped pic of my Zinka, with her first teeth out. It happened recently and it was quite big deal, cause she had 5 just in October. I didn't want to use florals for that layout, so even it is simple one it was not so easy to put together everything. So let's see how this happened.

I was looking into my paper stuff for some inspiration and I found one form Paige Evanse's latest Bungalow lane collection. It was paper nr. 18, with some triangles or squares in more shades. I cute out pinks ones as squares and try to create my  composition on white cardstock. I had two pictures so I went for diagonal layout with "hanging" pictures and journaling spot.

I started with gesso as always :) and then I mix Sweet Heart, Bed of Roses and Mango Tango for pink part and Snow Way man with Frost Bite for blue part. Mixing Shimmerz is what I love the most, you can create infinite amount of colours.:) So I just prepared those two mixes and spread them on my white cardstock with brush and bit of water. At the end I added few splatters.

I used foam squares to adhere my  fussycutted squares, on which I distressed edges before. I backed my photos with pattern paper and adhere with foam for dimension. Same I did with my journaling tag. Then I adhered also my title and add som tiny embellishments from different collections. I didn't want to make it busy, but still want to have few interesting spots on my layout. I hope you like it as I do. No flower used, mission accomplished :D

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Play hard everyday by Veronika

 Hello scrappy friends, today I have for you bright and colorfull layout. When I was thinking what to create for Shimmerz team, I was in mood for colors, so I print photo of my two playing with colorful magnetic set. I could then use beautiful bright Shimmerz to match the photo.

I started with gesso on white cardstock, then I applied paste with stencil to have a texture. Ten I started to play with colors. I just sprayed then on my desk and spread with brush on my completely dry background. 

I used Pink Stiletos and Mustard Seed for upper part and Velveteen Green, Seas the day and Heidy Ho Blue for bottom part. I added water to edges of my color areas to create fade away effect.

I added few splatters, dabbed them with napkin and let it dry. I knew that I will use Go Senic route collection by Paige Taylor Evens becouse it matches colors on my photo and backround, but it was bit tricky and challenging because it is collection about travelling😂 

Firstly i prepared and adhered my photo and  title as it was the easiest part. Then I decided to use "tickets" from one of patterned papers so I cut them out. and distress edges. Then I was playing with them around to find best composition.

I finished layout with few fussycuted butterflies , perspexitive hearts and puffyalphas phrases. I have to say that I was strugling with this layout a  bit as I had firstly created my background and just after that I was looking for pieces for building layout, usualy I do it other way around. But at the end I like it 😊 bye bye next time 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Falling for These Moments | November Color Kitz | These Days Cocoa Vanilla Studios Collection

Hello Shimmerz Family!

As the days continue to cool down (at least on my side of the world) and we are gearing up for the upcoming family festivities, it is always great to take some time to enjoy the extraordinary ordinary moments with our loved ones. Today's layout features all the components of the superbly gorgeous November Color Kitz which you can purchase here; I also have a process video on my channel.

It was fairly simple and quick layout to make, so let's get started!
I began with a sheet of textured, white cardstock which I had prepped beforehand with clear gesso (white gesso will work just as well here, too!). Once the gesso was dry, I sprayed Rock-A-Fella Blue unto the background, followed by splatters of Tarnished Treasure and Greener Pastures. While my base was drying, I began to work with the leaves (cutfile included in the Colorz Kitz) which I colored with Egg Noggin', Tarnished Treasure, and Golden Wheat. After they were dry, I backed with a wood patterned paper from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios These Days Collection.

Once all my elements were dried, it was all downhill from here and very easy to assemble. I first stuck down the text cutfile in the center of the base and added a photo on either side (each photo was matted on patterned paper and popped up on craft foam). Then I arranged two leaves and some embellishments around the photos. Added in the Dotz and splattered some extra Rock-A-Fella Blue and Golden Wheat to finish things off. Journaling was added beneath the title of the cutfile using gold ink.

That's it! Before I forget, be sure to include my name in the comments section of your next Shimmerz order to get a freebie.
Thank you so much everyone for joining me today!
Have a Shimmery day!
- Lorimar


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Falling For You | Color Kitz | Shannon Allor

 Hello friends!  It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this adorable layout featuring the November 2021 Color Kitz.  This kit is packed with mixed media goodness including: Vibez in Egg Noggin’, Sprintz in Rockafella Blue, Inklingz in Tarnished Treasure and Greener Pastures, Shimmerz in Golden Wheat, Woodland Friends Ephemera, Dotz and a fantastic cutfile.

I like to paint my cutfiles directly on my cutting mat.  My paper lies nice and flat and I rarely have to use gesso!  You can see here how nicely the title turned out using just two of our paint colors.

I cut out the leaves four times and created a variegated effect on them by dabbing the paint colors.  I love how they look like a pile of leaves!

I used the adorable ephemera to create a little cluster on top of my photo.  I then added my Dotz in green.  I love how they add gorgeous shine!

Here you can see where I nestled in the Dotz with some ephemera.  I love these Autumn tones!

You can see my full process here:

And remember to leave my name in the comments section when you place your next order.  You will earn a mini freebie!

Happy Scrapping!