Saturday, January 31, 2015

Legoland - A layout with Karine

Hi there,

Hope the end of the month finds you well.

I'm here today to share with you a layout I made with a color scheme that's completely outside of my comfort zone. I tend to work mostly with cold colors, greys and white. I went the opposite way with this one. I was inspired by the color of this gigantic giraffe that stands outside of Legoland near Boston.

My first step was to choose my base: an old Fancy Pants paper (Sunbeam, from the Happy Go Lucky collection). I entirely covered it with clear gesso. I then chose a Tim Holtz Stencil (Crocodile Layering) that reminded me of the dots on the giraffe's body. I applied modelling paste through the stencil. Once dry, I coloured it using Spritz in Tuscan Sun (of course!) and Treasure Hymn.

I stacked a few papers on top of my background.

I chose two Blue Fern Studio chipboards and covered them with gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I painted them with three Shimmerz colors: Sunflower, Marigold and Wed Wagon.

I did the same with an old giraffe chipboard.

A few touches of Shimmerz here and there, almost in Wed Wagon, to add a bit of red in the background. Here are a few close-ups for you to see the gorgeous color and shine.

Here is the final layout again.

Don't forget to mention my name when ordering, Stacey will include something free in your order! :)

Hope that it inspired you.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Victorian Heart Placard

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

It's Katie today sharing an altered Styrofoam heart together with a Victorian chipboard frame onto a 4" x 6" chipboard... Valentine is just round the corner, instead of making cards, I decided to do up a placard as a form of display art piece...

I started off by adhering scrap pieces of vintage dictionary papers onto the chipboard and began to build up the background using Spritz and Inkingz, with a little stenciling using Dazzelerz... To give an old gold vintage look, I altered the Victorian chipboard frame, and hearts using several gold shades with ruby red... 

Hope such a little artwork can inspire you a little for this coming Valentine...


Shimmerz Product used:
  • Inklingz (French Twist, Sheer Bliss, Ruby Lost Her Slippers)
  • Shimmerz (Wed Wagon)
  • Blingz (Pixie Dust)
  • Dazzelerz (Spun Sugar)
  • Spritz (Bed of Roses)

Simply mention my name (Katie Zoey Ho) under "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" during checkout to receive a FREE jar of Inklingz...

Thursday, January 29, 2015


They are finally here. . . .CREAMEEZ!!!  They are a cousin to Inklingz, but with greater pigment, and a satin like sheen.  Layer them, mix them, they coordinate with the Pearl Collection of Inklingz.  The possibilities are endless.

Like that wasn't enough. . . .we are also releasing TONEZ!!!  Tonez are a collection of products all in the same color family or tone of color.  They coordinate beautifully and offer so many uses.  Who knew one tone of color could be so beautiful?

We are also very excited to announce that we have a new fresh look to our website and we also have new labels for our products!  A new year deserves a new look to our shimmery line of products.

You can get your Creameez and Tonez here (

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Precious Sunshine with Missy

Hey there, everyone!  Missy here with you today.  I don't know what it is about January, but it has me in the mood to scrap bright Summer photos!  If you remember my last layout, you know I love bright and bold colors.  This layout is full of them :)

I used papers from Webster's Pages and Echo Park to create this.  I used the gorgeous Tuscan Sun Spritz and a Crafter's Workshop stencil to create the sun rays in the background.  I used another stencil with the Patina Texturez to create those circles on either side of my photos.  It really gives amazing texture!  Such perfect name for it :)  Those chipboard frames are from Crate Paper, and I gessoed them before making them a gorgeous golden color, using Shimmerz (Sunny) and Inklinz (Miner Miner 49er).

These frames really shine...they have such a pretty sheen to them.  I used Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise to create the aqua watercolor here.

What I love about Shimmerz products is how may different shades you can get by mixing them and layering them together.  Once the Patina was dry, I added the Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz...and they both can easily be used like watercolor.  And you can control the lightness and darkness by how much you water them down.  That beautiful pink tone is a  mix of the Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez and Pretty in Pink Coloringz.

One more close up of the gorgeous Patina's such a fun product to use through a stencil!

I hope this gives you some inspiration today to go bold and bright even though it's cold outside!  Have fun with it :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Products Used:
Spritz - Tuscan Sun
Shimmerz - Sunny, Tickle Me Turquoise
Texturez - Patina
Coloringz - Well Blue Me Down, Pretty in Pink
Inklingz - Miner Miner 49er
Vibez - Razzle Dazzle Berry

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Shimmerz Family is Growing!

Our happy little Shimmerz family has grown by 1.  Please help me welcome Felicity Wilson to the Shimmerz Design Team.  Felicity has been a long time user of Shimmerz and we have been waiting for just the right time to ask her to join our team.  The timing was perfect and we are very happy to have her show you how she Shimmerz.

Welcome Felicity!!!!  We are thrilled to have you with us!!!