Sunday, May 1, 2016

Making a Shimmerz Short Stakz into a card!

Hi there.  Lydell with you today, with a quick 'how to' showing you how I made a very simple card using a Short Stakz colouring card and some Shimmerz Aqua Huez and Creameez.  I really enjoy Colouring and I got some time today to get out my water brush and my paints and I sat quietly and coloured!

With these little pots of water Colour paints you just add a little clear water and let them sit to activate for a minute or two, then use them with a regular brush, or an aquash brush (holds water in the barrel so there's no need to wash the brush out between colours, a paper towel does the trick!)

Once I had finished Colouring my card I did some fussy cutting, locating full and partial flowers and leaves that I could cut apart.

Once I did that I inked all the edges with black distress ink, just to hide the white cut edges, and and edges that were not all that neat.  It creates dimension in the finished product too!

I spent a little time playing with some arrangements to see how I could re position these flower elements to create a pleasing image.  There are loads of options here, and I wished I could make this card several times over with the options!!!!

I used a text stamp and brushed some gold Inklingz across it, and then dabbed on some more black distress in, and stamped that on my card base.  I also ran round the edge with several pen line borders.  

Once I was ready to put it altogether, I added a piece of patterned paper and built my arrangement on top, adding foam tape to some of the more forward elements and just glue on the elements that were sitting in behind.

I added a little calligraphy sentiment using black Inklingz and a calligraphy nib, and called it complete!

I quite enjoy finding ways to use my Colouring cards in the Stakz collections, that puts them to good use.  :-)

Anyway, until next month, happy creating with your Shimmerz Goodies!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fun background using Shimmerz and Tissue Paper

Hello there! Melissa stopping in today with a fun technique that will add a lot of texture, color and fun to your cards using tissue paper! It's super easy to do, so let's get started.

Here are the Shimmerz Products I used to make this card.

~ Spun Sugar Dazzlerz
~ Blue Jeans and Palm Reader Vibez
~ See ya Latte' Spritz
~ Gold Glimmer Blingz

To get started, simply crumble up some small pieces of tissue paper. And then flatten a little.

 Next, spread a thin layer of the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz onto your card front panel.

Then while wet, add your pieces of tissue paper to the cardstock, making sure to cover most of it.

Then add another layer of the Dazzlerz over the tissue paper.

Spray randomly with the Blue Jeans and Palm Reader Vibez and See ya Latte' Spritz.  Set aside to dry completely.

Then when completely dry, you can press down on the tissue paper lightly to make it thinner if you prefer. I then added some of the Gold Glimmer Blingz to the tissue paper using a paint brush. Decorate as desired.

It really gives a lot of dimension and texture to a card.

And don't forget, when placing your order, don't forget to add my name, Melissa B, to the "Notes to Merchant" section of your PayPal checkout! You will receive a Free Shimmerz Product with your order!!

I hope you a fabulous day!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Shimmerz Sprays with Beck BT

Hey everyone its Beck BT here again with another card using the delightful Shimmerz Products!  Sometimes the simplest of cards can be jsut so striking!

For my card I have used a stencil and sprayed two colours for a varied effect.  Although the colours are quite a contrast against each other, they still have a way of blending with the spray effect and I adore how it looks.

Shimmerz Products used

Shimmeringz in Heavy Metal
Spritz in Cotton Candy 

 Thanks so much for heading over to the blog today to check out my project!  I hope I've inspired you and shown you how lovely a little Shimmerz Paints can easily create amazing cards!

Don't forget to mention my name when you order for some free product!  WOOT!  

Till next time

Like what I have used and would like to get your hands on some?  See below:  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

May Monthly Planner Layout using Shimmerz Aqua Huez

Hi There,

It's Renee here, I hope you have had a fabulous day!

Today I am sharing with you a May Monthly Planner Layout
in my Large Black Kikki K Personal Planner.

I wanted to show you that you can be as creative as you like
in your monthly planner.

I covered the entire double page.

And I love it!!  So bright and colorful.

It started off as a blank monthly planner without, dates.

I use this planner for my creative deadlines.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well the thinner Kikki K paper
held up when using the Aqua Huez.

Here is my video tutorial so you too can create your own:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mixed Media canvas with Felicity

Hello. Felicity here today with a fun canvas

Just wanted to pop by with a little canvas I made using lots of shimmerz and mixed media.
I created this for a little girls birthday, needless to say she loved it.

Products used: Dazzlerz: Tutti Frutti / Sea U in  the mornin' / foiled again
                       Aqua Huez: Little Lily/ Hottie Pink/ Rockin Robin/ Crazy Daisy / Honey Do List. 

 Firstly I started off with tearing some scraps of paper to create the dress on the girl.  
I then gesso to whole canvas.
I started then my colouring the skin and hair with some wax crayons.

Then I used lots of Aqua Huez for the dress to add colour and dazzerlez to add deminsion. I keep layering the colours till I was happy.

I then used the Dazzelerz with a stencil to create some flowers.

Lastly I add some embellishements and shimmerz flicks of Aqua Huez.