Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pure Love by Veronika Senova

 Hello Scrappy friends, 

today I have for you layout with beautiful Pinkfresh studio collection Happy Blooms. I found in my stash matching Shimmmerz : Egg Noggin with touch of Mustard seed and Miner Miner 49er for yellow, Iris My Case for violet, Bahama Mama with touch of Pink-A-Boo for pink and Jilted Jade with Pool Me Close for turquoise. I love how I can mix all shimmmerz products and get new and new colours!

With my cameo I cut LOVE cutfile by Paige Evans and I softly outlined it on white cardstock 
(gesso on ). I wanted to add colors only behind my backed cutfile so I spread each color  with my brush. 

I added water and dabbed with tissue for softer edges.and added more colour where needed. Then when it all turns dry I add foam to my cutfile for dimension and adhered to my backround. I have to be carefull to match each letter with right colour.

Then I adhered My photo backed with matching papers and also with foam.  After I try to embelish it tone on tone technique. I finish my title to "pure love" with Green Puffy alphas. and then I realised that I need something Green to bottom so I added little flower cluster and this cute watering can.

I finished my layout with journaling and added few splatters just with water. And that's it.
I hope you like it and see you next time.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Shimmerz Paints Design Team Layout, "The Kiss", by Melissa Larson

 Hi everyone! Melissa here with a new design team post for the amazing Shimmerzpaints! I love their                                                                    rich texture and colors!    

Photo credit: Victoria Priessnitz, at Unsplash    

To make this page I put the layers under the photo together first, including taping water color paper under the image to make it stronger and lie flat. Below that is a mat of watercolor paper, and at the bottom is corrugated cardboard. I tore off most the paper from the surface of the cardboard, and painted it with white gesso.I sprinkled on Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, and heated it until it was just melted, and taped it to the background paper with double sided foam tape. Between the layers there's more cardboard, to give dimension.

 I put a layer of Clear Gesso on 49 and Market paper. I applied Prima Platinum texture paste with a small spatula and a Prima Stencil.

I attached the flowers first with double sided foam tape. I added the chipboard, beads, and then the paint. I mixed colors together, and kept adding more. I rubbed on gold mica powder on raised surfaces and edges.

I used the following colors on the page,Pixie Dust and Gold Glimmer, Blingz plus Shimmerz, Christmas CheerGreen OliveOrchidstraKey Lime  and Peacock Plume   Shimmerz , Dear John Letter,Olive U Truly, Good As Gold, HoneymoonFirst Blush, and Imperial Amethyst Inklingz.   
I used a lot of the colors to paint the watercolor mat. I kept adding different colors to get the one I wanted.

As final touches, I used dry gold mica powder on edges and surfaces. I mixed it with water to add a lot to different areas,to sort of tie the elements together, and add more sparkle.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter ,glass beads, pearls, rhinestones, swarovski crystals,sequins, glass hearts,iridescent wrapping paper,fussy cut images from the Botanist's Sticker Anthology,tulle, lace,sisal,pressed flowers,shells,metal from Reneabouquets,and Vintaj,flowers from  Reneabouquets ,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. The chipboard and Printed Beautiful Board are from Reneabouquets.

To the right of the fairy is Pixie Dust, over white gesso.

The diamond rhinestone bling at the bottom left corner is from Tim Holtz. 

Here's a 19 second video to show the dimension on the page.

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


Friday, June 18, 2021

Sunshine in my Pocket | June Color Kitz | Niki Rowland


Hi everyone, it's Niki (@nikiclairecreates) here with you today with a new layout using the June Color Kitz and a process video too. The Kitz comes with five Shimmerz Paints, a pack of exclusive Dotz, customizable die cut tags and an exclusive cut file: I’ve got that Sunshine in my Pocket which is super fun. The Shimmerz Paints colours are: Sapphire Spritz, Powder Puff Spritz, Elfin Magic Vibez, Strawberry Fields Creameez, Great Fruit Creameez. I love these colours so much, they totally remind me of summer!

I started with a sheet of Marshmallow cardstock for my background and then added the five colours of Shimmerz to the background in wide vertical stripes. I started with Sapphire on the right side. I used a wide paintbrush to get this effect but it wouldn’t fit in the bottle, so I poured some of the paint onto a craft sheet and picked it up from there. I did the same with Powder Puff, then Elfin Magic. For the two pink colours of Creameez, I added water to the pots, let them sit for a couple of minutes, then painted directly out of the pot. I left my background to dry then splattered all over it with white acrylic paint. 

I then worked on the cut file. I just wanted the words ‘sunshine in my pocket’ so I trimmed the cut file so I just had the words I wanted. I backed the open words in a red patterned paper from Simple Stories Sunkissed. I then added the cut file title to my layout on the darker pink stripe. I raised it on foam pads for extra dimension.

I also painted the customizable die cut tags with the same colours and set those aside to dry.

I added my two photo to the layout and arranged the painted die cut tags in the same colour areas of the layout. I then carried on with this with the other embellishments I used. I used lots of word labels and I stuck those in the same orientation as the cut file title. I added the three exclusive Dotz to the layout, again in the colour blocking style.

I finished off with some sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps, a few more embellishments and my journaling which I wrote directly onto the painted tags! I really love how this one turned out. Here is another look at the finished layout:

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping. Don't forget that if you place an order via the Shimmerz store, add my name in the comments to get a little freebie! Enjoy the process video below.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sunshine in my pocket - June Color Kitz

 Hello everyone!

How's summer in your part of the world? Over on my end, it's been hot, hot, hot! And that has gotten me in the mood to scrap some refreshing poolside pictures. The memory I'm documenting is from a couple of years ago, but the moment is still very dear to me.

I created the layout using the June Color Kitz. My base is a sheet of white cardstock that I had previously covered with clear gesso. Once dry, I added one layer of the green, blue and light blue from the color onto the base; after allowing some time for it to dry, I went in with another layer of the same colors. 

While I was waiting for the base to dry, I grabbed my embellishments from the new Simpleb Stories Sunkissed collection, and matted my picture (a true 6x4) with white cardstock and patterned paper. I also stuck craft foam beneath the cutfile and picture. 

Assembling the layout came about quickly after the base dried completely. I added in the cutfile first, then I placed the picture at a bit of an angle in the lower right hand corner. Grabbing the pinks from the color kit, I splashed them all around the layout, to bring in the pop of pink/coral. I then proceeded to layer in my embellishments in three distinct clusters. And done!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

You can grab the June Color Kitz over at


Girls just wanna have fun by Veronika Senova

 Hello scrappy friends, today I have for you layout with my two girls. They love to play with water, so they went to balcony and started to "wash" windows. They had so much fun so i took few pics to remember those moments. 

I wanted to create water feeling so I found some vector picture of waterdrops on web and cut it out with my silhouette. Gesso first as always😉. Then I used cutted waterdrops as stencil with Glimmer paste by Nuvo.

Then I use my Shimmerz blues (Rip Van Periwinkle, Frost Bite and Corney Flower Blue). I wanted to have bold color at the top of page and light watery color at the bottom. At the end i added bit of Jeni B Blue and mixed it to have smooth shifts. At the end I added few splatters and my background was done.

I had four pictures printed for my layout and it gave me 
 idea to create window on my layout.  I backed each of my photos and adhered to my layout. I created curtains from tissue paper and bows.Then I embelished them with flowers by Hip Kit Club. 

At the end I add my title composed from different puffy alphas And that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed it and see you next time😊 Veronika