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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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misty morning

peacocks plume

love never melts lg

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Thank you so much for allowing me to share with you. Please leave me a comment and let us know you were here. Don't forget to check back to see what the rest of these amazing designers are working on! Until the next time, you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Snow Day | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  We've got another fun challenge this month!  The Fall Color Challenge last month was so much fun so we decided to do a Winter Color Challenge this month!  The design team each chose 1 color to use in a Winter themed layout.  We hope that you'll play along with us, we want to see what you create! Don't forget to tag me in your posts so that I can check it out!  For this month, I chose a Vibez in Grey Flannel.  Grey Flannel is a beautiful shimmery grey and was part of the 2018 Fall release.  Here's what I came up with for this month!

In addition to Grey Flannel, I used Inklingz in Naughty Or Nice and Me & Blue with a little bit of Vibez Deep Blue Sea mixed in.  I wanted the additional colors to compliment the pretty Grey Flannel color.

I used an older cut file from the Hip Kit Club and cut it out twice so that I could layer them both on top of each other.

I pulled some die cut pieces from a few different Christmas kits from the Hip Kit Club and made sure that the ones I chose, matched my color scheme.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to see your take on this months Color Challenge!  Check out my process video below and don't forget to put my name in the comments section of your next Shimmerz order and you'll receive a free gift!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sugar Plum and New Stampz | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz fans, it's Julee Tilman, here with my take on this month's color challenge. Each designer has selected a color from the product line to feature in a winter themed project. My chosen color is the beautiful Sugar Plum Shimmerz. I'm sharing two cards featuring this color and some of the fantastic new stampz sets that just released this week! You're going to want to go check them out right now. I'll wait! {grin}

My first card uses the new Filled to the Brim stampz. I painted the cup and saucer image with Sugar Plum and Buddy's Favorite Color Shimmerz, Palm Reader  and Elfin' Magic Vibez, and See Ya Latte' Spritz. I fussy cut the cup and acccented with a  white gel pen and a little crystal clear gloss.

Next I set to work on a background for the card. I stenciled Sugar Plum onto watercolor paper with the All Over Snowflakes Hot of the Press stencil. Once this was dry, I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over the background to give a winter glow.

For the circle behind the cup, I sponged a bit of Colder than Ice Shimmerz, then embossed the snowflake from the Filled to the Brim set with tumbled glass distress oxide ink and clear embossing powder. The sentiment is stamped in seedless preserves distress oxide on another circle die cut.  I embellished with a wooden snowflake I painted in Sugar Plum and then accented with a flatback pearl.  A seam binding bow sports a little duo of glittered jingle bells to finish things off.

My next card features the adorable new Snow Amazing stamp set. I first stamped the snowman image on watercolor paper and got to work painting him with Sugar Plum and Royal Purple shimmerz. I mixed a bit of the sugar plum to cold as ice shimmerz and then watered it down to do the shading on the snowman. I've never done purple shading on a snowman before, but it works! 😃 Next I fussy cut around him, leaving off the more difficult to cut branches and birdies to stamp on a different layer.

I then inked up the image just from the ornaments upward and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper. I colored them with Shimmerz paints, then made a quick mask and taped off a section for a starry background. I then did a wash with Colder than Ice and when it had dried, I used a falling stars layering stencil to add Winter's Mist stars to the background. I then peeled up the tape and  added my fussy cut snowman over the top with collage medium. The branches are done in So Sappy Shimmerz and the carrot nose in Pumpkin Shimmerz.

The sentiment is stamped onto a vellum circle and I accented with a couple of chipboard snowflakes from the Scrapaholics Let it Snow set. I painted them with a coat of Colder than Ice and then accented each with a rhinestone. A seam binding bow across the bottom finishes things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you place an order in the Shimmerz store, remember to put my name, Julee Tilman, in the comments to recieve a free little gift!

Shimmerz Products Used:

Stampz - Filled to The Brim
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Stampz - You're Snow Amazing
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Shimmerz - Sugar Plum
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Shimmerz - Royal Purple
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Shimmerz - Colder Than Ice
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Shimmerz - Winter's Mist
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Elfin' Magic
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Vibez - Palm Reader
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Shimmerz - Buddy's Favorite Color
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Shimmerz - Pumpkin
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Shimmerz - Angel Wings
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Spritz - See Ya Latte'
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