Tuesday, January 5, 2021

January Color Kitz with Natalie Dill

Hey friends! Natalie here today using the new January 2021 Color Kitz!
They're so full of sparkle and fun. For $27.99 you get

  • Snow Storm Vibez
  • I Love You Onyxly Inklingz
  • Good as Gold Inklingz
  • *NEW* Be Right Black Vibez
  • *NEW* Star Bright Shimmerz
  • 1 exclusive layered process "Sparkle Into My Lifecut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of "Foiled" Dotz
  • 1 artist watercolor brush
I had the perfect, sparkly photo in mind to use this fun cut file. I scrapped this photo of my boys popping confetti last Valentine's Day. You can find a process video on my YouTube channel!

I cut the cut file in red and backed it with painted vellum.

I used every color in the Kitz to paint dashes on vellum and it created this fun, camoflauge look! I also used the Good as Gold on white cardstock to back the sparkle word.

I used the Shimmer Foilz texture paste to stencil stars on my background. Then I used Good as Gold and Be Right Black to create splatters!

Make sure to grab this awesome deal before it is sold out!
You can mention my name in the comments to receive a gift with your order.

Thanks for looking!
xoxo, Natalie


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Stash Busting & Mixed Media | Shimmerz | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with a fun layout featuring some older stash from my shelves & lots of beautiful Shimmerz Paints :)  I dug around and found the Basic Grey Prism collection from 2014!  How do I still have this?!  I immediately started punching circles from all the patterned papers.  I chose matching Shimmerz and decided on a design.

I used thick smooth white cardstock for the background, and I coated it with clear gesso first.  I played around with all the circles and finally settled on this arrangement.  I glued them all down and then chose three small photos.  One of my favorite ways to use paints lately is to match them up to a shape and let the color sort of run from that shape.  In this case, I matched up the Shimmer to the circles and that's where I added the color.

Colors Used:

I either sprayed or used a brush to apply the colors to the paper and added a bit of water to spread it around.  I went through the collection and picked out stickers, chipboard pieces and a few more bits of paper to embellish with.  I also used three Shimmerz Dotz in a few places.
I love how soft these colors turned out when I blended them beside each other.  I added in some black thread for some added texture in a few places.  I combined a Maggie Holmes clear sticker with some Pink Paislee Puffy Alphas here for the title.  I used a black fine-tip Sharpie for my journaling.
I continued on with the circle motif here below the photos using some chipboard, die cuts, stickers and acetate pieces.  I also added in some sequins from SpeigelMom Scraps.  I found this cute black acetate ampersand in the die cut pack from this collection and it was perfect to use in between the photos.
I did messily smudge some white gesso over the circles.  You can see how they look a little cloudy in places.  I love that look!  I splattered most of the colors on top of them and then I machine stitched through each row of circles using black thread.
I used a few of Crafy Jen Schow's stamps in a few places...I love stamping and don't do it enough.  I needed some pops of the mint color down on the bottom of the page, so I added some sequins and thread.
Here more close-ups of all the details :)


I hope this inspires you in some way.  Sometimes it's fun to pull out something you haven't used in a long time and use that for your color scheme.  This collection determined my Shimmerz colors, and I love how it all came together.  

Be sure to check out my process video to see all of the paints in action!



Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

She Was Wishing

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

To make this card I glued white cardstock on top of a card made from watercolor paper.  I painted the paper with clear gesso, then applied Prima Platinum Crackle texture paste with a stencil and spatula. I layered in elements with double sided foam tape to add dimension.

 I painted the chipboard  with gesso, then Pink -A- Boo and  Pugnacious Purple Inklingz. 

To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads,gold leaf, sisal,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls, paper,tulle,pressed flowers,lichen,and leaves,shells,fussy cut images from Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets, metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj,and bling and metal from my stash.I rubbed and flicked on Jaquard Brilliant Gold and Violet mica powder as one of the final steps.

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

Monday, December 28, 2020

Cookies -- Christmas Memories -- By Miranda Webber


Miranda here using the Foilz Mother of Pearl; Shimmerz Precious Metal and It's Mint To Be; and Inklingz Naughty or Nice to show you how versatile these products are to be used on a December Documented Layout.  I really love how this this layout turned out!  

Products being used:

Foilz Mother of Pearl 

Shimmerz: Precious Metal 

Shimmerz: It's Mint To Be 

Inklingz: Naughty or Nice 


I started out with the snowflake cut file using the Foilz Mother of Pearl to make the background on the black cardstock paper.  While it did give me some "smudgy" snowflakes, it turned out wonderful.  

I went on and backed the other cut file with paper collection I am using, while making some shaker pockets with sequins.  


Look at how cute those shakers pockets turned out!  I also took the negative of the snowflake cut file and used three other colors; Shimmerz Precious Metal and It's Mint To Be; Inklingz Naughty or Nice to paint those snowflakes.  They turned out a perfect element on the page. 
Rounded out adding extra sequins and it is complete!  I really love how this layout turned out!  Please make sure you my name in the comments for freebie!!  
Enjoy -- Miranda 


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Love Captured - December Color Kitz by Emilie Chamel

Happy December, friends!

Emilie here using the December 2020 Color Kitz to show you how versatile this kit is by creating a non-Christmassy layout! I love these kits so much! The mediums are so easy to use in all sort of ways! Paint-brushes, sprays, splatters, full background, lettering... you name it, you can create it!

  • Seas The Day Vibez
  • Bubblegum Blast Shimmerz
  • Granny Gray Spritz
  • Buddy's Favorite Color Shimmerz
  • Olive Branch Spritz
  • 1 exclusive layered process "By The Chimney With Care" cut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of "Oh What Fun" Dotz
  • 1 package of Silver Dusting Embellishmentz

Lately I have been practicing brush lettering which gave me the idea for this background. I am so happy with how it turned out! I used a large round brush to hand-letter the word "Love" on my background with the "Bubblegum Blast" Shimmerz paint. I then fine-lined it gradually with a thinner round brush then followed with a super thin round tip brush both in more or less diluted "Buddy's favorite color" Shimmerz paint to create the impression of volume.

I splattered my background with diluted "Bubblegum Blast" and "Buddy's favorite color" shimmerz as well as with the Olive Branch Spritz.

I sprayed two pieces of white cardstock respectively with "Sea's the day" Vibez and "Granny Gray" Spritz to mat my photograph.

I tore a bit of the Granny Gray cardstock to repeat at the top right corner of my layout to balance out my design.

I decorated my layout with sequins, die-cuts and Perspextives for a mix of texture and a layering of volumes. And there you go! I am so happy with this layout and how it turned out!

Make sure you grab this gorgeous, December kit from the Shimmerz shop before they are gone and add my name "Emilie" in the comment section at checkout for a free surprise gift! See you soon!