Friday, May 17, 2019

Live laugh Love Together | Niki Rowland

Hiya Shimmerz Fans, Niki here today with another layout to share. I was inspired by layouts I've seen around lately with thick coloured stripes on the background so I thought I'd try that out for my layout today.

I choose four colours of Shimmerz paints that I thought would match my papers well. They are: Going Peach Side, Bumbly Bee, Orange Sherbert and It's Mint to Be. All these are original Shimmerz paints and I used them with a thick paintbrush straight out of the pot. There was no need to add any water as they are already the perfect consistency.

Once my stripes were painted and dry I added a little tone on tone stamping with a set of border stamps. I then flicked paint splatters in the same colours all over the stripes.

To make my layout I positioned my photo and title onto my layout and then added tone on tone embellishments. I've used Oh Happy Day by Simple Stories for this layout as well as an acrylic word by Bramble Fox.
 Thanks so much for joining me today. Don't forget if you place an order via the Shimmerz Store and put my name in the comments you will recieve a freebie - happy days!

Happy scrapping everyone xx 

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Blessings in the Storm | Ericka Strange

Hello Shimmerz fans, Ericka here again with a rainy day watercolor card. I don't know about you, but here in Texas we've had our fair share of rain over the last couple of weeks. This cute set from Shimmerz called Blessing in the Storm is the perfect reminder to look on the bright side of things.

And isn't this dog is the cutest? And the sentiments are so fun!

I stamped the image in InkOn3 Fadeout ink so that I could try my hand at no line watercoloring. I started with spraying a little Chick-a-dee Spritz on my pallet and painted the yellow portions. I also used a little orange on my pallet to give a little more shading to the darker areas. Once that portion dried, I used 1 Hot Mama Creameez for the rest of her outfit the cute boots!

I used Shimmerz in Evergreen for the grass and the rain and puddles were Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise. I added a couple of rain drops so that it would be more realistic of Texas rainfall lol. Coffee Shimmerz was the perfect color for my little dog. To finish the card, I did a light wash with Steely Blue Inklings for the sky.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and if its rainy, wear your cute boots!

Don't forget today is a 24 hour FLASH sale! 24 hours to take 25% off your order when you use promo code: MAYFLASH at checkout. This code is only good for ONE day. So if you place an order mention my name, Ericka Strange, in the comment section of the order and you will also get a fun freebie!

*Codes cannot be used towards sequins, Dotz or Color Kitz. Limit one code per order. This discount may not be used with any other promotions or free product offers provided by Shimmerz Paints. Orders come in a first come, first serve basis. Codes cannot be rain checked for another time or another purchase*

Shimmerz Paints Products Used:

Shimmerz Paints - Blessings in the Storm
Blessings in the Storm
Shimmerz Paints - Spritz - Chick-a-Dee
Spritz - Chick-a-Dee
Shimmerz Paints - Creameez - 1 Hot Mama
Creameez - 1 Hot Mama
Shimmerz Paints - Inklingz - Steely Blue Eyes
Inklingz - Steely Blue Eyes
Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Coffee
 Shimmerz - Coffee
Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Evergreen
Shimmerz - Evergreen
Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Tickle Me Turquoise
Shimmerz - Tickle Me Turquoise

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Guest Designer Spotlight: Always Love You by Paige Evans

Hey everyone! So excited to share this layout I created for Shimmerz Paints!

First check out the process video so you can see how this page came together from start to finish: 

I started by creating a custom background with the Shimmerz Paints. I spritzed 
1) Mustard Seed Vibez 
2) Granny Gray Spritz 
3) Rip Van Periwinkle Vibez
 4) Jeni B Bleu Vibez
 5) Well Blue Me Down Coloringz 
6) Pink Stilettos Coloringz 
7) Ruby Spritz 
8) Pretty in Pink Coloringz 
9) Sweet Heart Vibez 
10) Iris My Case Shimmerz and 
11) Gold Glimmer Blingz all across a sheet of smooth white cardstock.

Once all the spritzing dried I splashed more of the same colors on top, with a whole bunch more of the Gold Glimmer Blingz. I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process and then splashed watered down white acrylic paint on top as the final layer.

On another sheet of smooth white cardstock I painted stripes of black acrylic paint in a diamond shape: narrow at the top, wide in the middle, and narrow again at the bottom. At first I watered down the black acrylic paint then as it dried I came in with more acrylic paint.

Next I used my Wonky Hearts Background cut file as a stencil and created a light pink modeling paste with some Shimmerz and scraped it through the cut-file-turned-stencil. I followed the pattern of the painted stripes and added the paste thinner at the top, thicker in the middle, and thinner at the bottom. Once that dried I painted Vicki Boutin iridescent glaze between the black stripes and poured fine silver glitter on top while it was still wet. I painted more iridescent glaze over the glitter to make sure it stays in place permanently.

While the background was drying I punched scalloped borders from smooth white cardstock and then stitched them underneath the black stripes. Back to the Shimmerz background! I used three different sized heart punches and punched bunches of hearts from the colorful custom cardstock made with the Shimmerz. I layered the hearts together and then machine stitched through each one.

I added the hearts to the background using foam squares so they popped off the page and added a photo to the bottom right side. I fussy cut a "love you" heart sentiment from the phrases 2x2 Paper Pad in my Horizon collection for the title and placed some epoxy sentiment stickers on a few hearts for embellishment. To finish I typed, printed, trimmed, and glued journaling across the middle.

I love how shimmery this layout is created with the Shimmerz Paints! I hope you will check out their awesome products and go to town creating beautiful works of art! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Beautiful | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman, popping in to share another card I made with the May Missy Whidden Color Kit. This one was inspired by one of the May Flowerz Dotz in the kit.

I started by smooshing the two exclusive kit colors, Rip van Periwinkle Vibez and Iris My Case Shimmerz onto a newsprint tag.  I then added in some Lapis Dance Creameez to bring out some of the blues in the dotz embellishment. I added some cheesecloth to the tag to soften things up, then painted a little Lapis Dance circle to mat the dotz embellishment and layered onto some white cardstock die cuts.

 The sentiment is cut with a word die, then painted with the three colors I used above.  The dotz image reminded me of some Lavender Pieces Scrapaholics chipboard I had in my stash, so I pulled th em out and watercolored with the periwinkle, iris, and lapis to tuck behind the tag.

The card is finished off with a regular A2 sized card base, embossed with a diagonal stripes embossing folder and then splattered with the leftover inks on my palette.  I layered everything together and accented the tag with a seam binding bow for the final touch.

If you haven't picked up your May kit yet, be sure to head on over to the shop, while they're still available. These new colors are totally a-MAY-zing, and available exclusively in the kit right now.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! As always, if you place an order in the Shimmerz shop, mention my name, Julee Tilman, in the comments so they know who sent ya! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your day Shimmerz!

Monday, May 13, 2019

An Engagement Photo

Hi everyone! Here's my new design team page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints! http:This is my son and daughter in law in an engagement photo. 

To make this page I applied clear gesso to Prima's Spring Farmhouse paper .I put texture paste on with a stencil, then put the layers under the photo together: I taped on card stock under the image to make it stronger. Below that is a layer of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard.I tore off most of the paper from the surface from the cardboard, and painted it with gesso. I put layers of foam core board between everything, to add dimension.

I picked out Beautiful Board, sponged on gesso, then painted it with Pixie Dust Blingz. I topped it with a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, glass glitter,metal glitter,seed beads,glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals,rhinestones,glass pebbles, shells,pressed flowers and leaves, metal from Tim Holtz, and bling and metal from my stash.

All the lavender on the page is Honeymoon Inklingz. I mixed it with Ultra Marine Shimmerz in some places, to match the photo better.

The brown on the page is Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz.

I used a lot of gesso, and gold and silver Pearlex mica powder.

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