Saturday, April 10, 2021

"This Is Exquisite" - A Mixed Media Scrapbooking Layout - Shannon Allor

Hello everyone!  It's Shannon up on the blog today bringing you a layout featuring all Vibez!   I just had to grab these gorgeous products as they were a perfect match for the new Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed collection.  This layout began with a nice crisp sheet of Bazzill Cardstock in Marshmallow.   I then liberally sprayed each of the following products and let the colors run and blend.  

Products Used:  

Vibez Sunset Strip

Vibez Hermit The Frog

Vibez Jeni B Bleu

Vibez Mango Tango

Vibez Sweet Heart

I knew that I wanted to do a bit of tearing with the patterned papers.  This gave me a nice white line to break up the patterns.  I also distressed the edges of the photo mats which leads to a bit more interest and a distressed feel. The gorgeous florals in the Sunkissed collection added the perfect accompaniment to the photos.  For the most part, I tried to keep the florals in a tone on tone arrangement. 

You can see here how the beautiful colors start to blend and even catch on the gesso.  It's perfectly imperfect! 

I next grabbed a little modeling paste to add a pop of white through a stencil.  I do adore the mix of colors and textures.  This little cluster features stickers, puffies and a few sequins!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are loving this layout as well as the process video.  

Please remember to enter my name in the comments section when you place your next Shimmerz Paints Order.

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, April 9, 2021

April 2021 Color Kitz || Natalie Dill

 Hey, sparkly friends! Natalie here today with a layout using this month's color kitz. They're full of beautiful, spring colors this month.

The April 2021 color kitz contain:

  • It's Mint to Be Shimmerz 
  • *NEW* Sweet Baby Girl Shimmeringz
  • Pixie Dust Blingz
  • *NEW* So Blue-ti-ful Spritz
  • 1 exclusive layered process "Some Bunny Loves Youcut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of Dotz
  • 1 package of *EXCLUSIVE* Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins "Baby Stella"
Find a full process video on my YouTube channel.

I used the Mother of Pearl Foilz to create three separate flower sections in a visual triangle on my gessoed paper.

I then painted each of the three sections with the colors from the April Color Kitz. After the first layer dried, I applied a second layer for a higher level of color. 

After the second layer dried, I added splatters in the corresponding colors.

I cut the exclusive cut file from pink cardstock, and added shine with the Pixie Dust Blingz.

I embellished with the bunny Dotz, and sprinkled the adorable Baby Stella sequins around in multi-faceted clusters. The adorable pink bunny sequins are so unique!

Grab you own April Color Kitz in the store before they sell out.
Mention my name, Natalie, for an additional item next time you purchase!

xoxo, Natalie

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I'm curly girl by Veronika Senova

 Hello friends, 

my todays layout has a bit funny story behind. I have a super trouper scrappy friend Katka and she came with Idea to challenge each other with receipt for layout. She gave me this:

*Scrap yourself*

*use cut file as a stencil*

*Use violet and yellow*

*use at least three cute animals*

*don't use any circle*

It was kind of tricky for me, because I don't usually scrap myself, I don't like yellow with violet and when when I finally find photos to scrap I was wondering which cute animals will match my pics :D But Game is a game so I put my all time favorite Don't rain on my parade , some violets ( Iris my case & Royal purple )and Corney Flower Blue on the table and started 

First I added clear gesso as usual and then I was looking for some cutfile which I can use as stencil. I wanted to scrap my curly girl journey which is hard and long so when I found "she belived she could so she did" cutfile by Paige Taylor Evans I knew this would be perfect. I cut just outlines and used negative as a stencil with  modeling paste.
I let it dry, then took my brush and chosen Shimmerz and begun to do my magic. 

I wanted to have each line in different color so to achieve this I mixed my shimmers for second and last line. I tried to do smooth shift between colors. I was really happy that I used Gesso before because it was very very  wet. Then I realized that this layout would be perfect for my Shimmerz DT :) After this big idea :D  I started to work on composition of my layout.

 I used 4 collaged photos , I backed them with two patterned papers and used foam to add dimension. I fussycutted roses, butterflies and violet unicorn from Shimmel's Head in the clouds collection and  arranged them around photo. Then I found perfect wooden unicorn on my daughters table and couldn't leave it there :D. I composed my title, add wooden hearts to have balance of wood on my layout, some die cutted leaves,  two small birds to have three animal species ( because i kind of cheated on yellow , so i wanted to be precise on this part of receipt:)  to cover Katka's receipt. As a final touch i added few splatters with Miner, Miner 49er which is musthave of every Shimmerz lover and wrote my journaling. 

And that's it! It was really fun. 
See you by next layout 


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April 2021 Color Kitz | Brianna Lepper

Hey friends!!  Brianna Lepper back with you today sharing a new layout using the oh so amazing and beautiful April 2021 Color Kitz.  This month, we get two new exclusive sprays!!  For $26.95 + shipping, here's what you get in this months kit: 

It's Mint to Be Shimmerz 
*NEW* Sweet Baby Girl Shimmeringz
Pixie Dust Blingz
*NEW* So Blue-ti-ful Spritz
1 exclusive layered process "Some Bunny Loves Youcut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
1 set of Dotz
1 package of *EXCLUSIVE* Spiegelmom Scraps Sequins "Baby Stella"

Here's my layout, make sure to check out my process video at the end of this post: 

I had so much fun with the kit this month!   The colors are beautiful and the two new sprays that we get are stunning!  To start, I cut the exclusive cut file out on a piece of white textured cardstock using my Silhouette.  I also offset and cut the backing pieces since I planned on adding lots of color to them.  In doing this, it made backing the cut file so much easier in the end!  I love backing cut files with mixed media, have you given it a try?  

Next, I got to work on my background.  I prepped a piece of thick white cardstock with gesso and painted all of the colors from the kit right onto it.  When I started painting on the Blingz Pixie Dust, I made sure to scoop a lot of the paint onto my brush to make sure I had TONS of shimmer and shine. 

 Once my painted backing pieces were finished drying, I went ahead and backed my cut file.  Then using the SpiegelMom sequins that we get in the kit, I created shakers in all of the "O's" in the cut file.  I love making shakers in a cut file, it's so fun and this sequin mix is so cute!!

Next, I popped up the entire cut file on some foam tape and adhered it down to my background.  Then I took the Dotz from the kit and added some tangled thread underneath each one.  I love the texture and interest that it gives!  

I embellished the rest of my page using the new Garden Party collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  Talk about the perfect match!!

Here's one more up close shot!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you in some way!  When you place your next Shimmerz order, make sure to add my name to the notes/comments section of your order and you'll receive a small freebie!  See you in my next post!

Process Video: 

Monday, March 29, 2021

 Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their                                                                    rich texture and colors!                                                    

                                 Photo credit, Mark Mialik, at Unsplash                    


To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first, including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger and lie flat. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with white gesso.I sprinkled on Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, and heated it til it was just melted, and taped it to the background paper with double sided foam tape. Between the layers there's more cardboard, to give dimension.

 I put a layer of Clear Gesso on 49 and Market Paper. I applied Prima Platinum texture paste with a small spatula and a Prima stencil.

I attached the flowers first with double sided foam tape. I added the beads, then the paint.

I painted the chipboard with Precious Metal Shimmerz, then a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. I brushed on Steely Blue Eyes, Dear John Letter, and Precious Metal on the watercolor mat. The corrugated has Pixie Dust Blingz, Steely Blue, and Oakie Bear Inklingz, The background is the same as the corrugated, and also includes Peacock's Plume ShimmerzPink-A-Boo,and Me & Blue Inklingz. All the gold on the page is mica powder.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter ,glass beads, pearls, rhinestones, swarovski crystals, sequins, glass hearts, pressed flowers,shells,iridescent wrapping paper,fussy cut images from the Botanist's Sticker Anthology, gold leaf,tulle,lace,sisal, sealing wax, metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets and Prima,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. 

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!