Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winter Layout | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Missy here with a new Winter-themed layout featuring some beautiful Shimmerz Paints :)  I'm loving the DT challenge this month to create a project focusing on one main color, and I chose Vibez Frost Bite.  It's a gorgeous blue, and it makes me think of Winter.  I decided to create my own background using some Glass Bead Gel from my stash and a circle stencil because it resembles snow.

I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background, and I coated it with clear gesso first.  I used  a palette knife to scrap the glass bead gel over the stencil to create all the circles.  Once that dried, I sprayed the Frost Bite over it.  I blended in some Coloringz Well Blue Me Down and Spritz Cotton Candy.  The liquid colors ran and blended so nicely over the circles.  I sprayed a bit of water over it all to help it blend even more.

Here you can see the fun texture from the glass bead gel.  It's very thick and bumpy and reacts wonderfully with the Shimmerz sprays.  I used some products from an older holiday kit from Hip Kit Club, and it had lots of Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa goodies in it.  These pretty blues made me think of silver, so I used some older chipboard silver glitter alphas for my title.  I did have to add glue to them to make them stick to the background.

I love these colors here...I'm such a blue fan :)  I had lots of die cut snowflakes in my stash, so I used several of them around the page.

I fussy cut some little trees from a Crate Paper patterned paper and added strips of adhesive foam under them to create dimension.  I used some exclusive Hip Kit Club Project Life cards and a patterned paper a layers behind the photo.  I mixed two different shades of pink thread together here for more added color & texture.

I decided to paint some of the white snowflakes, so I lightly coated them with the Frost Bite and mixed in hints of Spritz Granny Gray.  Once they were all glued down, I machine stitched through the middle of them with silver metallic thread.

I really like the dimension created by the overlapped snowflakes.  I also used a few of the light pink puff balls around the page.  I love how the echo the background circles.

Here you can see the light blue coat of Frost Bite on this snowflake.  It's fun to see how dark and how light one color can get just by adding water or adding more layers.  Frost Bite is the perfect blue shade for Winter.

Here's one last look at the fun details.

I hope this inspires you to give Vibez Frost Bite a try on your next's a beautiful and versatile color.  I want to try it out on a Summer layout next!

Be sure to check out my process video to see this page in action.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November Color Challenge "Canvas" with Sandi Clarkson

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 
Thanks for coming by! 

Sandi here today.  I'm excited to be sharing my newest canvas. Doing canvases are "liberating" for me because I can just create without worrying about any associated photo. 

Here at Shimmerz Paints we are doing another Color Challenge this month and this time I chose Spritz Plum Pudding. Our DT coordinator asked us to choose something that we normally would not use. For me that is usually more of the pinks and purples. I tend to use lots of earth tones instead. Also, we were supposed to go with a Winter theme. 

To re-inforce the Winter theme, I added a chipboard title from Creative Embellishments that says "Let it Snow" and simply painted it white.

This side angle helps to highlight the beautiful shimmer of all the colors.

I used 6 different colors (listed below) on my canvas by spraying them and then letting the color drip downward. At times, I had to move them a bit with water. For the purpose of this challenge, I went heavier with the Plum Pudding Spritz since that was my chosen color. Some areas got a heavier shot of spray that I allowed to puddle such as Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n. That made it more intense and added some drama.
For texture I pushed some super heavy gesso through a stencil.

Of course, I had to do some background stamping to add depth and visual interest.
The dark purple right beneath the title is the Plum Pudding ... in case you haven't found it! And there is the Coloringz Well Blue Me Down over on the far right, a lovely teal.

I love jazzing up my canvases with complimentary colors, so you can see the Vibez Palm ReaderVibez Glorious Day and Vibez Pop Art Pink. The rich wine you see is the Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n.
Lastly, I added a stock photo, some layers, florals .... a few pearls and called it done.

Here are the Shimmerz Products that I've used:

Vibez Glorious Day
Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n
Vibez Palm Reader
Vibez Pop Art Pink
Spritz Plum Pudding

Again, thanks for coming by today. We hope you'll join along in the Color Challenge!
Be sure to mention my name SANDI if you do some retail shopping and Stacey will include a little freebie for ya!

See you again next week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Bay Area Crop" Scrapbooking Layout | Simone Schermann

Hi Shimmerz friends, it's Simone again with another 12x12 layout. This month for the Shimmerz color challenge I picked Shimmerz "Pink-O de Mayo". I love the light pink tone of this shimmerz and also that it would work so great for cold, snowy winter layouts. However, here in the San Francisco Bay Area it cools down, but never enough for snow. So I decided to scrapbook something else instead. In September I went to my first scrapbooking crop and met some of my online friends for the very first time. I had such a great time and this layout tries to capture that feeling. I love how it turned out!

I prepped my background with white gesso and then used the Dazzlerz "Foiled Again" and a stencil by Tim Holtz to create a textured background behind the area of my photo. Look how amazing this looks. The "Foiled Again" is so sparkly, I just love it! On top of that I added the my colors and I have to admit, I just couldn't use only ONE color. I had to add some Coloringz "Pink Stiletto" as well as Shimmerz "Teal the end of time"- I just love when I can use two or more colors and create so many different shades. That's what makes using mixed media so much fun. I used a brush and the trusty packaging technique to add my color and then created the layout on top of that.

In some areas, I went back in with a brush and the paint to add even more color after I had created all the different layers in my layout. But somehow it still felt flat. I decided to just accept that when I stumbled across phrase stamps while I was grabbing my date stamp. Well, that was just the answer and when I saw the phrase "be adventurous", I grabbed my ink pad and added stamping to the background. Don't you think that it rounds off the layout perfectly?

Here is a link to my process video on youtube. If you place an order in the Shimmerz Store, don't forget to mention my name Simone in the comments at checkout to receive a free mini surprise product! Thanks for stopping by today!

Shimmerz - PINK-O DE MAYO, Teal the end of time
Coloringz - Pink Stilettos
Dazzlerz - Foiled Again

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wintery Snowflakes Card | Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today and I am super excited to be sharing another fun project with you. This month we were asked to pick a color from the Shimmerz range of products to showcase and create a winter themed project. So here is what I created.
Shimmerz Paints Die Cut Stamp Card
My finished card size is a 5 x 7 card. I started with some white cardstock for the base. In fact all of the pieces started out as white cardstock. For the background, I started with some white watercolor paper. I cut it at 4.5 x 6.5. I used my Jenni B Bleu  and Snow Storm Vibez Sprays to create my background. I did also use a touch of the Peacock’s Plume Shimmerz paint to add just a bit more depth.

Shimmerz Snowflake Winter Card  flake1
Here’s a closer look at the pretty snowflakes I created. I cut them all out of plain white cardstock. I used my Misty Morning Inklingz to add some shimmer to the bottom and top layers. For the middle layer, I painted that snowflake with some Peacock’s Plume shimmerz paints.

flake sv
Here’s a closer look at the snowflake layers. I added some foam tape between the layers to give them some lift. I also added some sequins and a little embellishment to the middle.

stamp sentiment
Here’s a closer look at my stamped sentiment. I used the sentiment from their new Love Never Melts Clear Stamp Set. I stamped on some plain white paper and then spritz some more Jenni B Bleu Vibez Spray and again used the smooshing technique to drag and pick up the color. I layered the sentiment onto some sparkly washy tape and a border I punched with one of my Martha Stewart punches. In this shot you can also see one of the little snowflake punches I used.

Here’s a closer view of my seam binding bow. You can also see how pretty the background paper is.

Shimmerz Paints Die Cut Stamp Card
Here is one last look at my finished project. I love how it turned out.


Supplies Used

snow storm

misty morning

peacocks plume

love never melts lg

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Love You A bushel & A Peck Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello there Shimmerz fans!

Nicole here and today I have a fun fall layout to share with you!
Fall is absolutely one of my favorite times of year to document. I have so many fall embellishments, but for some reason, not too many fall papers.  When this happens, I love to create my own papers or paper pieces to coordinate with my embellishments! Today, I used just 3 Shimmerz projects to create lots of fabulous fall leaves to bring my layout together.  Here's a quick look at my final project:

I began by creating my leaves because I knew they would take a bit to dry.  I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out several different sizes of maple leaves. Once cut, I added several layers of Vibes Glorious Day, Inklingz Greener Pastures and original Shimmerz Pumpkin to create the fall coloring.  

I put those aside to completely dry and started on the frame around my photo.  This frame is a beautiful fall maple leave chipboard circle from Scrapaholics Chipboard. Its detail and delicacy is absolutely stunning!  I coated the entire frame with white gesso then layered on the same 3 Shimmerz colors so it matched my leaves. While all of that was drying, I added in small bits of Texturez Gold Mine thru a circle stencil for a little added texture and more gold color.

 Once everything was dry, I began layering my leaves, frame, photo and added in all of the small embellishments, tucking them in between and behind the leaves to make it look like they were peaking out. Once everything was placed and adheared, I backed my entire layout onto a piece of brown wood grain paper to tie the brown all together.  Here are the close ups of my final project:

The Shimmerz products I used on today's layout are:
Shimmerz Pumpkin
Inklingz Greener Pastures
Vibes Glorious Day
Texturez Gold Mine

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you got inspired!
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