Saturday, November 28, 2020

Thankful for You! | Audrey Yeager

 Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you are in the US!  And if not, I hope you have taken a few minutes this week to think of all the things you are grateful for!

Last Thanksgiving, we got together with the kids' cousins, which we haven't done in a while, and it was a great time to spend together.  I used some blues and golds on the background carstock of my layout below.

I began with some grey-blue carstock as my base and did a wash with some Creameez in Lapis Dance and Boogie Board Blue

To make a focal point for my photo, I used a scrapper to spread some Foilz in 24 Karat, which added a beautiful, shinny sheen to my background.  Finally, I mixed up a shade of orange using more Creameez in Dandy-Lion and Red-Necking. Then, I stitched over the circle with my sewing machine to make is stand out.

To further highlight the circle, I framed it with my title of stickers, and added some other stickers and bits for embellishment.

For my photo cluster, I created some banner-like strips with patterned paper, then layered stickers, chipboard, die cuts, and more.  To pick up on the gold in the Foilz, I used some gold puffy leaves and letters around the page. 

You can watch my whole process below!  I a SO GRATEFUL for the scrapping community and their support and contributions! 

-Audrey Yeager

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Autumn Days | Mixed Media Layout with Simple Stories Cozy Days

 Hello everyone!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, while I know that things have been a bit different lately, there's always something to be thankful for.

Today's layout is mostly focused on making one's own background and piling on the embellishments. If you'd like to see how it's made, click here.

I began with a cream cardstock as my base and began spraying my base with Bamboo Leaf, Moody Mauve, Glorious Day, Cotton Candy and Hot Fudge. I didn't add any gesso this time around because I didn't want my colors to blend too much. After spraying the colors, I added a couple of splatters of Hot Fudge.

I fussy-cut some tags and icon squares from the collection (Simple Stories Cozy Days) to add to the embellishment clusters that would hang tight around each of the pictures.

My embellishment clusters contain a mix of stickers, ephemera, foam stickers, and chipboard stickers to really play with the dimension on the layout. Each picture is popped up on some craft foam, and each has a tag as a layering piece beneath them. Once I was done with everything, I splashed a bit of Moody Mauve and Glorious Day around my layout to add some more Shimmerz goodness!

That's it! It was a super simple and quick layout to make, and I hope I've inspired you to get your stories documented while playing around with your Shimmerz Paints. Remember, you can always receive a freebie in your next Shimmerz order if you type LORIMAR in the comments section when placing it.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Stay safe and happy Thanksgiving!

- Lorimar

Monday, November 23, 2020

Deck The Halls

 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 used paper from Prima's Christmas In The Country collection. I glued it on top of a card made from watercolor paper.  I painted the paper with clear gesso, then applied texture paste with a stencil and spatula. I layered in elements with small pieces of corrugated cardboard and double sided foam tape to add dimension.

 I painted the round chain chipboard with gesso, then Green Olive Shimmerz and Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. I layered on a thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. 

I painted the background with  Dear John LetterGreener Pastures, and the Penny color. The rose under the girl's feet was lighter than I wanted it to be, so I added A Rose(By Any Other Name) Inklingz.

To add visual interest I glued on micro beads, seed beads,swarovski crystals,glass shard glitter,glass beads,pearls,iridescent wrapping paper,tulle,lace,pressed flowers and leaves,shells,fussy cut images from Prima and Graphic 45,flowers from Reneabouquets and Prima, metal from Reneabouquets,Prima,and Tim Holtz, and bling and metal from my stash.I put on some Tim Holtz rub ons on the bottom, but they don't show up much.I rubbed and flicked on gold mica powder.

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

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thankful for every little moment - Emilie Chamel


Hey friends! Emilie here today for another autumn-y layout as part of the Shimmerz Design Team. I am using the stunning November 2020 Color Kitz. which contains:

  • Misty Morning Inklingz
  • Don't Rain on My Parade Vibez
  • Precious Metal Shimmerz
  • *NEW EXCLUSIVE COLOR* Show Me the Honey Inkling
  • Going Peach Side Shimmerz
  • 1 exclusive "Thankful For Every Little Moment" cut file created by Shimmerz Paints 
  • 1 set of "Hello Fall" Dotz
  • 1 package of Pearl Embellishmentz

The colours are stunning and they are all now part of my firm favourites. So much so that I have finished the "Going peach side Shimmerz" pot!!! 

As always, the Color Kitz matches perfectly with the trendiest collections of the moment. I love that I can use my kitz with papers I have just gotten my hand on!

The mists can easily be used for some packaging technique too by spraying it first onto a plastic surface and then picking it up was my packaging.

The cut file part of the kitz are a great way to create an easy layout. Painting it with my inklingsz gives it a unique look that "pops" off the page.

This layout was created using very easy entry level mixed media techniques for a minimum amount of risk of wasting material. Try it for yourself!

Make sure you grab this gorgeous, November 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!


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hello Fall | Audrey Yeager

 Hello everyone!  We have been SO busy this fall constantly raking leaves from the 11 huge trees in our yard. We took a little trip to a state park to enjoy the beautiful foliage.  I cut some leaves from my Silhouette Cameo, and then colored them with all kinds of colors of Shimmerz!

I began with my background patterned paper, which I gessoed and misted with Vibez in "Snow Way Man" and Spritz in "Hint of Mint".

Next, I cut some leaves from my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock, and used several colors of mists to colors them hues of purple, yellow, and orange, with a bit of brown.  The colors I used include Coloringz "Moody Mauve",  Coloringz"Mandarin Mai Tai"Vibez "Rolling in the Hay" , Spritz "Treasured Hymn", and Coloringz "Scarlett's Fever".

I backed my photo with patterned papers, added some chipboard frames to each side, and then created clusters of my leaves on the top and bottom of the photo. I ad intended to machine stitch some veins in the leaves, but I glued them down before I realized it, and it was too late! So faux stitching it is!  

After my leaves were in place, I embellished with some more stickers, die cuts, and sequins, added my date and journaling, and then I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you would like to see my whole process in action, you can check it out here:

Happy Fall!

-Audrey Yeager