Friday, August 7, 2020

Here We Go | Red, White and Blue Mixed Media Layout | Lorimar

Hello Shimmerz Friends!

Lori here, sharing this red, white, and blue, star-filled layout with you today. It was a fairly quick and easy one so I hope you'll be encouraged to play along. Remember, you can always get a Shimmerz Freebie in your next Shimmerz order by typing "LORIMAR" in the comments section.

I began by selecting a bold background (thick black and white stripes) as my base. Sprayed it with Bed of Roses, Gold "n" Roses, and Mango Tango to get those gorgeous pops of color; set the base aside to dry. The stunning blue stars were leftovers (negatives) from a cutfile that I had previously used by COAPA Cutfiles (Wonky Stars) which were jazzed up by spraying them with Heidi Ho Blue, Jenni Be Bleu, Oh Say Can You See, and In Deep. 

As my base and stars were drying, I began to select the paper layers that I was going to use beneath my photos and the other embellishments that would be used to complete my layout. Once everything was dry, I began assembling the layout. Added a strip of blue patterned paper in the center to serve as a "holder" for the pictures, placed my pictures on 3 layers of patterned paper and popped them up using craft foam. Then I can began scattering my stars (some popped on craft foam for added dimension), mixed in some red and blue sequins (Fire Cracker by Spiegel Mom Scraps), and added in a couple of  Nuvo Drops. I bundled a bit of navy thread to really pull that dark blue tone into the layout and simply wrote the date (as my journaling) with a white gel pen.

Thanks for sticking around and take care!

- Lorimar

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Party Vibez || August 2020 Color Kitz || Natalie Dill

Hey friends! Natalie here with a layout using the August 2020 Color Kitz! I had so much fun saying goodbye to my summer scrapping with this amazing kit. I'll soon be ready to move on to fall, but how about a month more of tropical vibes? Find the full process video on my YT channel.

In the August 2020 color kitz, you will receive,

  • Pop Art Pink Vibez
  • Bamboo Leaf Spritz
  • Trippin' in The Tropics Creameez
  • *NEW EXCLUSIVE COLOR* Slow Ocean Shimmerz
  • Glorious Day Vibez
  • 1 exclusive Splish Splash Dolphin cut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of "Summer Splash" Dotz
  • 1 package of Melon Ball Sequins from "Spiegelmom Scraps"
Such a great deal!

For my layout, I began by creating some imperfect stripes with all of the kit colors.

For the Bamboo leaf and the Glorious Day, I applied two coats to make them more vibrant. and less translucent.

I also applied a line of sequins which match marvelously!

I then did a triangular white gesso portion  on a yellow background paper.  I applied plain water to the entire triangle, then applied a generous amount of Slow Ocean Shimmerz.  I then added additional water and moved the paper to allow the blue to cover the entire gessoed portion.
It achieves this gorgeous color wash. I then added splatter atop in the same color.

I then applied the torn, striped paper to the top of the yellow paper and layered my photos atop the Slow Ocean wash. It made for a lovely background for my title, "High Tide & Party Vibes."

A few tropical die cuts from KaiserCraft were the perfect accompaniment to the adorable, tropical dotz.

I had a lot of fun creating this beachy page! 

Make sure to pop into the Shimmerz Shop and pick up your Color Kitz before they're gone!

xo, Natalie

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The August Color Kitz Collection with Samantha Robles

Happy weekend everyone! We're finally in August. You know what that means? An all-new Shimmerz Paints Color Kitz Collection. Hooray! This months kit include:
  • Pop Art Pink Vibez
  • Bamboo Leaf Spritz
  • Trippin' in The Tropics Creameez
  • *NEW EXCLUSIVE COLOR* Slow Ocean Shimmerz
  • Glorious Day Vibez
  • 1 exclusive Splish Splash Dolphin cut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of "Summer Splash" Dotz
  • 1 package of Melon Ball Sequins from "Spiegelmom Scraps"

I took this photo last month and I knew I wanted to save it to use it for August's CK Collection. It screams "SUMMER"! I started my layout but tearing up some paper from the Doodlebug "Sweet Summer" Collection. I was aiming for the messy but fun vibe with this layout. I gesso'ed some white cardstock and used this adorable stencil from The Crafters Workshop with the following colors: 
*Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz
*Don't Citron Me Coloringz
*Lil' Yellow Skool Bus Coloringz
After letting my colors sit and dry for about 20 minutes,  I get a head start on my tropical flowers. I picked these cute rhinestone centered flowers up at my local Michaels. One flower was sprayed with the Pop Art Pink Vibez. The other was a mixed concoction of the "Trippin' in The Tropics" Creameez and Mango Tango Vibez. I made sure to get my Creameez really watered down. Almost muddy in the jar. Then add it to an empty small spray bottle. Then mix a little bit of Mango Tango in with it for the added POP and shimmer.
Now that my cardstock is dry, I start layering my torn up cardstock and begin added my flowers. These fun ephemera flowers from American Crafts mixed in PERFECTLY with the colors.
Now we add the fun cut file. Shimmerz Paints has a TON of new Cut Filez added to the Shimmerz Shop. The one I used is the "Splish Splash" file. The final touches are painting the inner letters with the new Slow Ocean Shimmerz. Then creating a little memory card background with Bamboo Leaf.
Yippie! Splashing into the last few days of Summer. Thanks for popping by. Don't forget, leave my name in the "comments" section of your order to get a little surprise with your order. Stay safe and cool!

-Samantha Robles

Friday, July 31, 2020

Together | Jennifer McMurtrey

Hey Shimmerz friends!

It's Jennifer today with my final project as a member of the Shimmerz team. The past year has been wonderful, and I have enjoyed every moment.

Lately, I've been on a rainbow kick so I figured creating one would be a perfect send off using the following Shimmerz colors.

To create the rainbow background, I applied each of the Shimmerz colors using the smushing method. In order to keep the colors from running and blending together, I made sure to completely dry each color before moving on to the next.

After each color dried, I went back and added splatters of paint using the same colors.

To create contrast with the rainbow background, I printed my photo in black and white. I love the effect.

Next, I dug some Studio Calico and Dear Lizzy patterned papers from my stash that are black and white to layer behind the photo.

The flowers that are layered across the page were all fussy cut and adhered with foam squares. I finished the project by adding a rainbow of enamel dots, the title with journaling, and patterned washi tape along the top and bottom borders.

I just love the black and white elements with the rainbow! The stark contrast is exactly the effect I was hoping to achieve.

Thank you for stopping by today! Remember - when shopping in the Shimmerz Store to type JENNIFER in the comments at checkout to receive a freebie with your order.

Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Mixed Media Layout | Missy Whidden

Hello, friends!  Missy here with a new layout featuring lots of yummy Shimmerz :)  I pulled out the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection from 2016 and built my color scheme from that.  I first started by fussy cutting the large floral cluster & days of the week circles from patterned paper.  I chose matching Shimmerz to add to the background.

Colors Used:
Vibez--Elfin Magic, Palm Reader, Glorious Day
Spritz--Cotton Candy, Caribbean Sunset, Granny Grey
Creameez--Boogie Boardin' Blue, Refresh Mint

My background is thick white cardstock, which I coated with clear gesso first.  Once I arranged the circles and decided where my photo would go, I  started adding color.  I wanted the colors to look like they were running from each circle.  I sprayed each color on to some plastic first and used a brush to paint it on like watercolor.  As each layer dried, I did spray a few directly on to the paper.  I used a brush to paint on the Creameez since they come in little pots.

I love how these soft muted rainbow colors blended into each other in such a subtle way.  That happens because of gesso :)  I popped up all the circles to create some dimension.  I just got my hands on some beautiful Kerri Bradford alpha stamps, and I used them here to create a large title.  Since this collection is all about seizing the day, I wanted a smaller title of Carpe Diem below the large title.  I used some older Bella Blvd alphas stickers for that.

I did a lot of fussy cutting here...florals and feathers.  I almost didn't add the feathers, but they matched so well.  I liked how they looked cascading down from the circles.  The larger ones are from the Sticker Sheet, and the smaller ones were from the 6x6 Paper Pad.  I added adhesive foam behind them as well as some yellow and blue thread.

I love the different shimmer effects from all the Shimmerz products.  Here you can see the pretty shimmer from the Vibez.  Since I added water to them, the shimmer was diluted a bit.  Without water added, the shimmer is even stronger.  And I wanted to add that out of all the Shimmerz I have, I didn't have this exact green color.  I mixed and matched two colors to create it.  That's what I love about these paints...if you need a certain color that you don't have, you can use a few to create it.

I added foam under the big floral cluster and then added some stickers to the left of it.

It was a lot of fun to match up the Shimmerz colors to these circles.  I love making color washes like this...just soft colors blended into each other.  I wanted to soften up the colors on the bigger feathers, so I smudged some white gesso over them to give them a faded look.

Here are a few more close-ups of all the goodness :)

Instead of using papers to layer under the photo, I used the Cotton Candy Vibez.

I hope this inspires you today!  It was a lot of fun to make.  Be sure to check out the Shimmerz store to purchase any of the colors used here.  There are also Dotz, Stencilz and more in the store!

Here's the link to my process video:

Thanks for stopping by!