Wednesday, July 23, 2014

little gift box

When I came back from our vacation (which was absolutely perfect!),
there was a lovely surprise waiting for me.
Finally my package with the new Shimmerz has arrived!!!
Oh many gorgeous colors from the new Shimmerz product: INKLINGZ.
You only need to activate the paints with water and the fun can begin!
Today I had the time to play with them and they are so great to work with!
What better way to showcase the colors by making a little gift box decorated with all the new paints.

I randomly applied the paints and added some water to let them run a little.
The lock and the metal feet got a coat of gesso first
 and then one layer with the Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure.

For this project I used the following paints:
Inklingz-pearl: Beets me
Giddy about green
Pugnacious purple
Coral reef

Inklingz-gold: Blue my mind
French twist

Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure

Here is the top view:

And some close-ups:
Found some tulle flowers and twigs in matching colors.

The lace flowers and the paper flowers were painted with the paints as well.

Playing with lots of colors for the background.
Added some small glass beads for more texture.
Toned it all down a bit by applying some gesso.

Hope you all liked my todays post and you will be inspired to try the new Inklingz!
You will love them, I'm sure!!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name during check out 
and you will get a FREE sample of your choice!!

Color your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Awesome - Layout with Shona

Hello Shimmerz Fans! Today I have a layout to share with a few Shimmerz goodies on it. First off…I did some masking in the background with Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and added touches of Shimmerz Aqua Marine and Key Lime with my fingers….in the corners and under where the photo would go. This added some color to the neutral colored papers.

All of the Creative Emellishments chippys are all finished with the NEW Inklingz and than a coat of crackle on top. The colors I used are Blue my mind, Brass knuckles, and Me & Blue.

I just adore the finish of the chippys with the Inklingz!

Once the layout was complete I added some drops of the Shimmerz Aqua Marine and Key Lime.

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now!

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A very cool idea......

I recently saw a post Jane Davenport did on something she did to make her little paint pots of watercolour paint easier to use.....See her Idea Here on Pinterest.

It got me to thinking.  I do find it tricky getting so many little paint pots out to use and to keep track of the names of the paints and the correct lids that go with each.....So I decided I would do something similar to stack on my little paint shelves on my wall.  (You may have seen the release of our new Line of paints INKLINGZ!  )

This is just a small portion of the paint wall, but one that shows you the placement of the little watercolour pots. (I love this idea, so I am so happy I saw it on Pinterest!!!)

I knew I needed some alterations to Jane's original idea, to make them fit my storage system, so I hunted about for something to use.  I found a timber strip from a blind we recently removed, that was perfect.  Light weight, just the right width....and best of all I didn't need any man tools.  My Tim Holtz scissors were fine for the job....and a piece of sandpaper I had in my scrapping desk drawer!  

to start with I wanted the colour sticker on the front, so I could see at a glance the colour I was using.  So I peeled it off the bottom of the pot and re-adhered it to the front.
Then I got some Helmar 450 and added glue to the bottom of each pot, pressing them into position, on the wood strip with their lids removed.

I added them to the three wood strips in their colour Collections.
Golds, Pearls and Metals

So now when I want to use them, I can just grab each set by strip and spray the required colours with water ready for use.  They don't need their lids replaced unless I know I wont be using them for a while, and don't want dust in them.  Mine are fairly sheltered though and I don't think these little pots of bliss are going to be left sitting on their lonesome for too long.

I am stoked!
(Thanks Ms Davenport for your very cool idea!!!)

If you have not seen Inklingz yet, head on over to the Shimmerz Store and get yours HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Layered Inklingz...

Hi everyone! Iris here again. We went through a typhoon and a wide-spread electricity loss yesterday and while the kids kept themselves busy drawing and coloring, I got a chance to work on a watercolor background using the new Inklingz! I am really glad I got all the colors cause they are just divine!

Here are some close-up shots of the layout… the shimmer does not show too well here since I did not have enough light when I took the photos but IRL, the colors really shimmer!

Here are the Inklingz products I used...

Please do check my blog to see a step-by-step guide on how I made the background. 
Thanks for your visit!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Do Small Things With Great Love

Hi Shimmerz fans!  Stacey here with you today with a new canvas piece.  I have mixed some very gorgeous Shimmerz products here along with some pretty embellishments.
Here are my products used:
Inklingz in Beets Me, Sunkissed, Blue My Mind and Giddy About Green
Texturez in Gold Mine
Vibez in Jeni B Bleu and Hermit the Frog
"Do Small Things With Great Love"
I have applied the Inklingz in Beets Me and Sunkissed here at the top of the canvas.  Whilst it was still a little wet I scraped (with chipboard card) some Gold Mine Texturez through the Inklingz, I really love the effect and the colours blended together are divine!! 

I sprayed the Resin with some Jeni B Bleu along with applying a little Inklingz in Blue My Mind.

I painted some heart with the Blue My Mind Inklingz, just love that 2 toned effect, the gold with the turquoise outline.

I used a crackle stencil on the background with modelling paste and allowed the Inklingz to run into the textured areas.
I have sprayed Hermit the Frog Vibez in between the framed area to add a little more green into the canvas to match the green leaves and lime flower.

I can't tell you enough how much I am enjoying playing with the new Inklingz products....not too mention how pretty they are :) 
Have a great week and I will see you next time!!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

A bit of Shabby Chic fun! Video Tutorial!

Hi everyone!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you another 8x10 canvas I made using a variety of Shimmerz products!  This time around I thought I would go for a Shabby-chic design.  For this project I used the following  Shimmerz products...

As always I thought it would be best to show you all my process by making a video tutorial that shows all the steps in creating this canvas.  I did make the actual corset embellishment that is the centerpiece of the project with some Martha Stewart air dry clay, it's easily made so I figured that you didn't need a tutorial on making the embellishment.  (BTW, I know that many of you asked for a video tutorial on how I made the Mermaids Tail in the last video I made for Shimmerz so I got that done over the weekend, you can find the video tutorial for the Mermaids Tail HERE.  So if you needed that extra little bit of help to make your own mermaid project just click on the link and you've got it :)   So here you go, enjoy! xo

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will give some of these techniques a are a few close-ups that you can view at your own pace...

I love the deep bronze shimmer the Brass Knuckles Inklingz, it really got me the look of a vintage mirror frame (Dusty Attic's Ornate Frame #3) that I was going for.

The soft pearly look of the Tutti-Frutti dazzlers gives the corset a lovely feminine shabby-chic look.

It's hard to see it in this photo but there are these beautiful shimmery bits of mica in the Sugar Plum Shimmerz paint that adds a subtle amount of glitter to the background design (you can see it better in the video).

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope that you will give these wonderful products and fun techniques a try in your mixed media projects!  And don't forget to get your BONUS/Free Shimmerz product in your next order, just put my name "Gabrielle' into the INSTRUCTIONS FOR MERCHANT part of your order and your will receive a FREE Bottle of Shimmerz or Dimensionz or a sample size jar of Dazzlerz or Texturez in the color of your choice!  xo

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Oh So Yummy Inklingz!

Hello Shimmerz Fans! I must say..the new Inklingz are just so awesome and the colors and shimmerz oh so pretty! On this layout I have used the new Inklings to cover the chippys, alter the metals, some fabulous drips and I even did some stamping with them!

I have lots of close-ups and this first one you can see the altered metal piece and some of the chippys. Just add a wee bit of water to the Inklingz and I painted them.

Some stamping with Brass Knuckles and Pink A Boo (the names are just too too cute!)

More close ups of the chippys and the fun drips of Inklingz!


From this angle you can see more of the Shimmerz with these new products…it it seriously just gorgeous!

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now!

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Fun Announcement

This is one of my most favorite parts of owning this company.  I get the privilege of welcoming new DT members.  Today is no exception.  I am very happy and very excited to welcome Amy Prior to our Shimmerz Design Team.  Amy has such a love of color and texture.  She uses bright colors in her design work in such a way that brings a smile to those she shares it with.  I'm looking forward to seeing Amy incorporate Shimmerz into her bright, color-filled designs, and share them all with you.

WELCOME Amy!  We are so happy to have you join our shimmery little family!!!

“My name is Amy Prior and I am a shimmerz-aholic! LOL I am a mum and wife living on the southern east coast of Australia and I live and breathe paint, glue & paper. I have been getting messy and creative since before I could walk and I honestly get anxious if I go too long without dabbling in my art supplies. Scrapbooking is my true passion because preserving memories for my 2 daughters is very important to me but I just cannot help getting over-the-top arty with my layouts and often dabble in other forms of art as well. I am so very excited to be joining the Shimmerz Design Team. It is truly a dream come true and I am still pinching myself at the thought! I cannot wait to inspire you all with lots of shimmery goodness!”


      Amy Prior
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

alarm clock and card

Another fun project today!
Love to alter these clocks. Found this one at a local flea market and 
after taking all the inside out it was ready for some paints!

After stripping all the inside out I gave the whole clock a gesso base.
Added all the paints and let them run.
After drying I stamped with a number and texture stamp.
I used the following Shimmerz:
Butter Cream
Key Lime
Aqua Marine

I think this must be my fav color combo!

Found this children's necklace in my stash and it was perfect as an extra touch!

Added some ribbon at one bell and around the clock.

Some lace and metal thread.
This lime colored thread is actually a floral binding thread.
I wrapped it around a small needle to create the spiral shape.

All the paper flowers were painted with the Shimmerz as well.

Also made a card with the same colors.
For the background I mixed gesso with some sand.
Randomly applied some paints and sprayed them with some water to let them run.
These flowers were also painted with Shimmerz.
A little bit of stamping and some gesso as a final touch.

Just for you......wishing you all a happy, sunny and creative day!
Ingrid xxx

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