Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Start the Day Right | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman here to share a shimmery card with you today.

I know spring is still a ways away, but I'm definitely wanting to brighten up these gloomy January days with some color in my craft room. This sweet bicycle die cut was sitting on my desk, so I thought I would do a little painting.

I painted the bike body with Crimson Tide Shimmerz and Sweet Heart Vibez.  The seat, kickstand, pedal and tires are done with Silver Bells and Coal Shimmerz, and I finished the basket off with So Sappy and Coffee Shimmerz.  I thought the bike could use some flowers to spruce it up, so pulled out the Lovely Balloons Stampz and stamped the two floral sprays and another basket.  Then I painted with the same colors as above, adding in Celery and Evergreen Shimmerz for the greenery.

For the background, I wanted a neutral color, so chose a brick stencil to sponge on some Silver Bells.  I then went back in with a mix of silver bells and coal to add in some accents on some of the bricks.  It's so very shimmery.  My sentiment choice is from the Fresh Start Stampz set and I thought it fit perfectly for a a January card.  I sponged around the edges of the brick panel with black ink and then added a bit more at the bottom to give the bike a place to rest.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Shimmerz shop for all the colorful products I used today:

Fresh Start Stampz
Crimson Tide Shimmerz
Silver Bells Shimmerz
Coal Shimmerz
So Sappy Shimmerz
Coffee Shhimmerz
Celery Shimmerz
Evergreen Shimmerz

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Muti-Colored Butterfly Layout | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with my first layout of the new year using lots of beautiful Shimmerz.  I was in the mood to create some layered butterflies, so I did just that.  I used a sheet of white cardstock and coated it with white gesso.  I pulled several original Shimmerz Paints and began adding them to the cardstock.  I used the packaging technique, water sprays and a brush to basically color the entire sheet.  I also added in some Vibez, Coloringz, and Spritz to add even more color variations.  Once it was all dry, I cut out the butterflies using my Silhouette Cameo.  These images are the Butterfly Background cut file from Paige Evans.

Once I peeled them off the mat, I stacked them, glued them together and then stitched down the middle.  I love how colorful and dimensional they turned out!

Creating a layout "from scratch" using only cardstock is a lot of fun.  The butterflies took up so much space on the page that I didn't need much else to finish it.  I pulled a few alphas from my stash to use for my title as well as a few heart stickers.

I am in love with these butterflies!  I used so many colors, and they blended so well together.  This green color is Vibez Elfin Magic which has a gold powder shimmer finish.  The yellow color is Vibez Mustard Seed, and the blues are a mix of Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & Coloringz Well Blue Me Down.  The wings are easy to bend up once they're stitched together.  I added a sequin to the middle of each stack.  Those are from SpiegelMom Scraps.

I took a lot of close-ups of the details.  Even though these butterflies look complicated, they were honestly very easy to make.

I used a soft pink cardstock for the background.  I added some white gesso first and then came over that with a blend of Dazzlerz Tutti Frutti (a soft pink texture paste) and Shimmerz Pip Pip Cherry-O.  I used a palette knife to smudge the two together to create a pink color.  I added a few of the spare butterflies on the cardstock and then stitched some trails behind them.

I left the messy strings from the thread on the butterflies...I love the whimsy effect it creates.

The Dazzlerz are so shimmery!  I used Coloringz Night Moves after everything was glued down to add some black pops.


More close-ups!

I hope this inspires you in some way.  I really enjoyed creating it...make sure you watch my process video to see how I made it from start to finish!

Supplies Used: 
Dazzlerz--Tutti Frutti

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lovely Luna | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all! I'm super excited to share this soft, sweet and pink layout with you today!  Next month is Valentine's Day and I thought it would be fun to get a jump start on a love themed layout.  Here are the Shimmerz Products I used:

Spritz Cotton Candy
Vibez Sweetheart
Coloringz Pretty In Pink
Shimmerz Moulin Rouge
Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er
Paste-Eez Salt Of The Earth

I used Bazzill cardstock in Marshmallo for my base and since I wasn't going to be using a lot of liquids, I didn't use any gesso this time around.  I painted wide horizontal stripes with the Cotton Candy, Sweetheart and Pretty In Pink sprays.  I then took a Felicity Jane stencil and added the Paste-Eez in Salt of the Earth to add more interest and texture on to my page.  I love how simple and soft this made my page!

After the paste dried, I took each of the sprays and lightly added some splatters around my page.  I wanted some more shimmer of course so I took Moulin Rouge and splattered it around as well.  I knew I wanted to add gold, so I pulled out Miner, Miner 49er and also splatter it around the page.  I loved how my background turned out!

In keeping up with the soft and simple them of my layout, I created a small embellishment cluster to the left of my photo and layered up some papers behind my photo.

I added my title, added some stitching and that was it!  This was super fun and I hope that I've inspired you in some way.

Don't forget to mention my name in the comments/notes section of your next order and click the link below to watch my process video.  Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you in the next one!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Happy Heart | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Shimmerz Friends! 

Welcome back for more shimmering paint delights!
Amanda here, & boy oh boy have I got some sweet Heart Day inspiration for you!
Valentine's Day is one of my all time favorite Holidays,
& I just LOVE creating all the heart things!
But enough chatter, here's my layout......

"Happy Heart"!!!
This is so super sweet and completely melts me!
You'll spy the following Shimmerz Paints products:

Spritz Ruby
Spritz Cotton Candy
Vibez Pop Art Pink
Paste-eez Peach Fuzz
Paste-eez Salt of The Earth

What a wonderful color combination!
Here's a closer look for you.....

As well as our super shimmery, and divine paints I've also used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio: More Than Words collection & the Hello Hearts cut file from The Cut Shoppe.

I start this layout by spraying Spritz Ruby to the top of the Hello Hearts cut file.
This very pretty red is so vibrant!

Next, I apply Vibez Pop Art Pink to the center of the cut file, and at the base of the cut file I spray Spritz Cotton Candy. I also add a couple more light sprays of the Ruby to add a lil tonal interest too!
Just look at the golden shimmer from the Pop Art Pink - Stunning!!!

These colors have my heart!

Before I attach the Shimmery cut file to the pattern paper base, I prep the paper with a light coat of Jo Sonja's White Gesso. I then apply Pop Art Pink with a very watery paint brush, creating a soft base of color. I then add splatters and droplets in Spritz Ruby & Cotton Candy, as well as the Vibez Pop Art Pink. I then apply those beautiful textured hearts with a Vicki Boutin Stencil & Paste-eez Peach Fuzz. So pretty!

The pink textured hearts are made from combining Paste-eez Salt of the Earth with Spritz Ruby - another gorgeous color combination!

For finishing touches, I add more Ruby droplets and a lil paint around my photo to complete my Happy Heart themed layout. 
Here's one last close up for you....

Absolutely beautiful! 

Want to see more of how this layout came together?
Please watch my Process Video HERE & thanks for subscribing!

I hope you enjoy watching! 

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Thanks for stopping by, 
til next time, 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sweet Friend with Isha Gupta

Hello Shimmerz friendz, Isha here sharing a clean and simple mixed media card with you today. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends!

I decided to use some pretty colors create my card,  Creameez: Pining For You, Sky's the Limit, Luck O' the Irish, Cheeky Pink and Dandy-Lion; Inklingz: Coral Reef and Honey Do List; Shimmerz: Sugar Plum; Textures: Tidy Widy

I started by stamping the floral image onto watercolor paper. I then started coloring the image in layers. First apply the first color, blend it with water and then apply the 2nd. color while the first one is still wet. Let this dry.
Meanwhile, I added a wash for the background using Luck O' the Irish and let this dry. Once dry, I applied  Textures: Tidy Widy through a stencil and let this dry too.
Finally, I assembled all the elements together.

I really love the shine of the mix of various paints.

Here are the products I used:

Creameez: Pining For You, Sky's the Limit, Luck O' the Irish, Cheeky Pink and Dandy-Lion 
Inklingz: Coral Reef and Honey Do List
Shimmerz: Sugar Plum 
Textures: Tidy Widy

Thank you for stopping by!! Hope you like my creation and got inspired to create Christmas card using non Christmas stamps. If you decide to add some shimmery goodness in your stash, please don't forget to put my name "ISHA GUPTA" in the comments and get a free surprise freebie :)