Monday, August 10, 2015

Clean & Simple Style with Gabrielle

Hello Lovely Shimmerz Fans! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a clean and simple style page I 'attempted'.  I say attempted because I tend to overfill my negative space areas....I so admire those that do this style so, I have to reign myself back a bit!

I began my page by first choosing my products and colors for my page design. I based my color scheme on an Inspiration Board for August from Dusty Attic (See my Blog for inspiration board).  I had meant to come up with a steely blue/gray by combining the 'Ride the Tide' Creameez with the 'Thunder Storm' Creameez....but my blue still seemed to dominate the page (wish I had the NEW creameez collections in hand! LOL!)

I created a short video tutorial to show you in a few steps how this page was made (it actually came together very quickly).  So grab yourself a little break, and enjoy!

Don't you just love the watercolor effect you get from the Creameez ?  I'm just super excited that Shimmerz just came out with a whole bunch of NEW colors for the Creameez and Inklingz collections! Can't wait to play with them!

The beauty of creating your own watercolor background design is that it will always be unique and different from what anyone else has done.  I just like to add a little water here and there to the colors, allowing them to run into each other a bit, till I get the desired effect.

I used the fabulous Dazzlerz and Texturez to color my Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.  Not only does this add deep rich colors but lots of fun texture as well.

I love to make use of some of my older stash (I used layered sticker blooms I had bought years ago from a K and Company collection called Blossomwood)'s fun to mix the old with the new and see how your style has changed from when you first used these products.

If you haven't checked out the NEW selection of Shimmerz Paints products that just came out a few days ago, treat yourself to a peek....the new colors are FABULOUS!  Shimmerz Paints Store

Note: Be sure to get your FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paints product (in the color of your choice) with your next order of Shimmerz Paints....Just mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the 'Instructions to Merchant/Seller' part of your order!

Hope you are all having a lovely, creative Summer! xo


Ann Marie Governale said...

I love this layout and I loved the tutorial.. I am not as acquainted with Shimmerz products outside of the sprays and I am certainly heading over to the store to find the dazzlerz and texturez.. soo pretty and rich colors...

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous LO Gabrielle!! Wow!

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