Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Summer Lovin' with Samantha Robles

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be back to blogging and creating! I've taken some time off due to surviving the first trimester of my second pregnancy. Whew, rough stuff, but I'm so excited to have some energy back to create with the Shimmerz Paints Color Kitz. Let's not waste anymore time and dive into the July Color Kitz Collection! This collection has some of my all time favorite colors in the Shimmerz Lines.
We shall start with a piece of bright white textured cardstock. With some gesso and modeling paste, we start with using the Paige Evans Sunburst Stencil. After my paste has dried, I apply a mixed layer of Chick-A-Dee Spritz and Limoncello Shimmerz to create this vibrant sparkly beach yellow. I dilute it by spraying just a tiny bit of water through the yellow spots that I went a little crazy on. I then let that set up and dry for about 30 minutes.
While that's drying, I then focus on the layered hibiscus flower cut file. Available only in the July Color Kitz Collection. Mixing up Pip-Pip Cherry-O Shimmerz (Available separate from the Color Kitz) and Pink Moscato Vibez to create this stunning pink! How much more realistic to a true hibiscus can you get? After spraying and painting my other hibiscus flowers with the remaining Color Kitz colors, I set those aside for about 10 minutes to dry. My page still needed a little something, so I add some Layered Petite Flowers and a "Summer Lovin'" phrase cut files. Both brand new files available in the Shimmerz Shop. Also using the coordinating colors from the July Color Kitz Collection.
Now that everything is dry, I start game planning my placements. I hot glue all my pieces together and decide on a photo. Of course, it has to be a beach theme. I picked my all time favorite photo of my husband and I on our first vacation to Newport Beach, California. I then use some scrap ripped up paper I had saved away from a previous Maggie Holmes Collection. Once everything is layered and glued, the final touch is some Shimmerz Dotz!
Thank you so much for popping by! I missed creating with you all. Don't forget to snag your July Color Kitz Collection. While you're ordering goodies, leave my name in the order comments of your Shimmerz order to receive a surprise goodie. Freebies! YES!

-Samantha Robles

1 comment:

Melissa Larson said...

What a gorgeous design, colors, and photo!!