Friday, July 19, 2019

Better Together 12x12 Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fanz!

Nicole here and today, I'm keeping it simple, fun and colorful on a 12x12 layout!
For today's project, I really wanted to use a butterfly cut file designed by Paige Evans, but I wanted to use it in a different way other than backing it.  The butterfly had tons of detail, so I decided to use it as a stencil in two different ways!  Here's a close up of my finished layout:

Would you just look at the detail in the butterfly?! I loved it so much that not only did i use the file to apply modeling paste to the large focal point butterfly, but I used it to mist thru on my white background paper as well!

I also used the same butterfly cut file to offset and cut the smaller layered butterflies as well.  I misted those, along with the larger butterfly, with Vibez Sunset Strip, Colorings Well Blue Me Down, Vibez Sweet Heart, Coloringz Pink Stilettos and Vibez Snow Way Man.  I also used the Snow Way Man on my background stenciling. Here are a few more close ups of my completed layout:

....and here's a look at the colors used in today's project....

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you've been inspired!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

July Color Kitz Inspiration & Process Video | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Shimmerz Friends & Fans!

Amanda here, and boy oh boy was I excited when I saw the July Color Kitz!
I just couldn't wait to get creating with this fabulous kit! 
But enough chatter, let's get straight into the good stuff!
Here's what I created with the July Color Kitz....

"Shine Bright"

Whoa! Talk about wow factor! 
This month's kit is simply spectacular! La la LOVE!!!

If you missed kit release day, you can check out The July Edition below....

Kit Contents:

Vibez Seas The Day - Exclusive New Color only available in this kit!
Shimmerz Royal Red
Blingz Pixie Dust
Inklingz Blue My Mind 
Spiegelmom Scraps Gold Stardust Sequins


Told you it was awesome!
If you're super quick, there might just be one or two of these lovelies still left in the store!

Let's take a closer look at my layout....

Seriously so cool!
I've combined the July Color Kitz with the Elle's Studio July Kits & stamps as they're truly a match made in heaven! All the July 4th colors, and so many creative possibilities!
I opted for a messy mixed background & lots of luscious layers!

I started my layout by creating that divine blue base using both the Seas The Day and Blue My Mind paints. The golden shimmer in the Inklingz Blue My Mind took me by surpsise - it's completely phenomenal! Blew my mind is an understatement! 

I applied a few paint layers of these two colors, & then added in some Blingz Pixie Dust too! 
I splattered all these colors throughout the layout for added interest.

Next came lots of paper lovelies and scrapbook supplies from the July Elle's Studio Kit & New Releases. I just love a good layered photo cluster - don't you?

I scattered lots of the Gold Stardust sequins throughout the page - they're so super tiny and the perfect amount of sparkle for my masculine design. Also, they're stars & stars are errrything! 
They're kind of my go to embellishment for boy layouts, & also perfect for documenting all your July celebrations. Stars for the win!   

For finishing touches, I added droplets of Shimmerz Royal Red, and lots of repeat stamping with the Elle's Studio: You Are My Sunshine Stamp. 
Both my title, Shine Bright, & subtitle, Fun Is Here, have been created with the Title Builder Vol.3 Stamp Bundle Set. Fabulous! 

Wanna see all the details? 
You can watch my process video of how it all came together HERE. 

Thanks so much for watching!
I hope I have inspired you to get painting with the July Edition Kitz today! 

Thanks so much for visiting, 
til next time, 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Outdoor Adventures, with Process Video | Niki Rowland

Hey Shimmerz Fans, Niki here today with a new layout using Inklingz and Creameez. There is a process video that you can see below for this video.

I started off by painting wide coloured stripes onto a piece of white cardstock and then adding splatters in the same colour. My original plan was to use the wide stripes for my background but I didn't like the look of it, so I started again using the packaging technique and creating a water coloured area behind where the cut file camp fire was due to go.

The colours I used were:

Once I had aded my colours to the background using the packaging technique I then added splatters in the same colours. I dried it with a heat tool and then added my backfilled campfire on top. The cute campfire cut file is by Confessions of a Paper Addict Cut Files.

I mounted my photo and distressed the edges of the journaling card.  I cut up the wide stripes painted earlier and added a strip at the top and the bottom of the layout. I also added a piece behind my photo and another piece behind the journaling card on the right.

I added lots of ephemera and stickers from the Echo Park Summer Adventure collection and added a title using a mixture of an acrylic word and Thickers. I finished off with more spatters and sequins of course. 

Here's another look at the finished layout.

Thanks so much for joining me today. You can view the process video below and don't forget that if you place an order via the Shimmerz Store, add my name in the comments section for a freebie. Happy scrapping xxx

Monday, July 15, 2019

A Good Day | Julee Tilman

Hi Shimmerz friends! It's Julee Tilman, popping in to share another shimmery card creation with you. It's been hot and sunny here in Idaho, so when I sat down to create I knew I wanted to pull out some yellows.

After flipping through my swatches, I decided on a palette of yellows and blues with a hint of green to watercolor this beautiful butterfly floral image.  The colors I used were Winter's Mist, Ultra Marine, Celery, Bumbly Bee, Pumpkin, and Coal Shimmerz. I then accented these colors with Lil' Yellow Skool Bus and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz, Deep Blue Sea Vibez and Bamboo Leaf Spritz. I love how shimmery it looks!


After I had painted both the butterfly and the floral image, I  die cut the butterfly and fussy cut the flowers to pop up on foam tape for some dimension, then accented with a few rhinestones.

The background is done using the wet on wet technique with Bumbly Bee, Lil' Yellow Skool Bus, and Pumpkin. A few splatters, a fun sentiment and some holeless sequins finish off the card.

As always, if I've inspired you to do a little shopping in the Shimmerz shop, be sure to put my name in the order comments at a checkout for a free mini surprise!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your day sparkles.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Guest Designing : Paige Taylor Evans

I created a layout using the Missy Whidden Color Kitz: The July Edition and the cut file I created to go along with it!
Sweet Summer Days by Paige Evans
This color kit includes:
* exclusive package of 3 “Under the Weather” Dotz
* 2 oz bottle of an exclusive new color: In Deep Coloringz
* Jar of Marigold Shimmerz
* Jar of Corney Flower Blue Inklingz
*2 oz bottle of Lil' Yellow Skool Bus Coloringz

 I started by die cutting my sunburst & clouds cut file from white textured cardstock, removed the cut file, and left the inner pieces on the cutting mat. I coated the inner pieces on the mat with gesso and let it dry.
Once the inner pieces were dry I covered them with Shimmerz! I used the colors in the July kit as well as a few other pinks, blues, and yellows, to create a sunset color scheme.
 On another piece of 12x12 white textured cardstock I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and let it dry. Then I adhered the cut file with dimensional adhesive to the center. I carefully placed the colored inner pieces into their spots, only placing adhesive in the center back of each piece to let them bend and lift up, creating lots of dimension & shadows.

 I found a picture of my daughter Jane from a few years ago that matched this page perfectly and printed it to 3" square, trimming it out leaving a white border. I tucked the photo into the clouds and began embellishing with the new Just a Little Lovely collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
I created the title with a mix of stickers and stitched over them so they stay in place permanently. I tucked a few more embellishments around the page tone-on-tone to create texture & interest. I wrote journaling around the curve of the cut file and finished with three sets of three light orange enamel dots around the edges.

I hope you are inspired to check out the Missy Whidden Color Kitz: The July Edition along with the cut file I designed exclusively for this kit! Thanks for stopping by!