Friday, May 22, 2020

Right Now | 12x12 Media Layout using Blues and Pinks

Hello there, Lori here!

Popping by to share this Shimmerz-filled 12x12 layout in which I documented a sweet, endearing picture of my son giggling with my husband. I've also bashed a lot of leftover embellishments from my stash. Process Video:

Now, let's get started!

I first began with my base. I selected a patterned paper with a light blue scripty pattern on it and sprayed the center of it with Heidi Ho Blue (Coloringz), Jeni B Bleu (Vibez), Cotton Candy (Spritz), and Razzledazzle Berry (Vibez). My blue "cloud" is more predominant because I just wanted pops of pink throughout the layout.

Since I already had my mists with me, I went ahead and colored two doilies (Jeni B Bleu with splatters of Cotton Candy) and 2 cardstocks hearts (Heidi Ho Blue with splatters for Razzledazzle Berry).

Finally, once everything was dry,  I began to assemble my layout. I added in my two doilies diagonal to each other, added my picture (backed with tissue paper and craft foam) on top, and then began to layer in all the other embellishments, making sure to balance out the pink embellishments all around the layout.

And that's it! Thank you so much for looking and reading along. Remember, you can receive a freebie by typing my name (Lorimar) in comments section of your next Shimmerz order.

- Take care,

Monday, May 18, 2020

Choose To Be Happy

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a design team page for the amazing Shimmerz Paints. I love these                                                paints, the colors are so rich and fun to work with!

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. 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 gesso. I put two layers of cardboard between each of the layers to add dimension, and taped it to the background paper.

I coated Blue Fern's Jane's Memoirs Mercantile paper with clear gesso, then applied texture paste with a Tim Holtz stencil and an old credit card.

I picked out Reneabouquets Beautiful Board,figured out where it would go on the page, took it off, and prepped it with white gesso. I painted the branches with Precious Metal Shimmerz, and the leaves with a mix of  Steely Blue EyesGreener Pastures, and the roses with A Rose ( By Any Other Name) Inklingz. I topped it with a thick layer of Clear Rock Candy Crackle. I "inked" the edges of the whole piece with Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz, by holding a brush full of color up to the edge of the chipboard. The cracks took up the blue color,to show them more clearly.

I painted the mat and corrugated with a mix of Precious Metal, Penny 4 Your Thoughts, and Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz.

I used Blue My Mind and Oakie Bear Blue for the background paper. I also used Dear John Letter, A Rose (By Any Other Name), and Coral Reef Inklingz.

I used gold mica powder around the edges of the mat,wiping it on with my finger, and on different areas all over the page. I also used silver mica powder on the white gesso areas to make it look less flat.

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass shard glitter,glass beads, pearls, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones,sequins,shells,strands of gauze,iridescent wrapping paper, black tulle, pink tulle, gold lace, pressed and dried flowersand leaves, lichen,gold leaf ,flowers from Reneabouquets and Prima,Finnabair Mould pieces, metal from Vintaj,Reneabouquets and Tim Holtz, and bling and metal from my stash. I added small fussy cut pieces from a few collections of Graphic 45 papers. 

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

Saturday, May 16, 2020

This is Us | Jen McMurtrey

Hi Shimmerz friends!

It's Jen today with a new project featuring beautiful Shimmerz products with a cut file to create major wow factor.

To create this layout, I used the following Shimmerz:

Here's a look at the layout . . .

To get started with this project, I used a cut file from Paper Issues as a stencil for the background with  the Texturez Gold Mine.

After the Texturez had dried, I added Creameez Red Necking and Good Ol' Summer Time where I knew my photo was going to be placed.

I followed this with my photo and a cluster of embellishments from My Mind's Eye in the top-left corner.

Next, I added the title and stickers in the white space down the middle of the layout.

I love the gold background with the black and white photo. To tie it all together, I doodled a border around the outside of the layout and added the date.

Thanks to the beautiful shimmer of the gold Texturez, this project packs a lot of punch despite being very easy to put together.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you're picking up products in the Shimmerz Shop, be sure to type JENNIFER in the comments at checkout to receive a freebie with your order.

Have a great day!!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Make your own Rainbows | Painting a Cut file with Process Video | Niki Rowland

Hey everyone, this is Niki (@nikiclairecreates) and I have a new layout to share today. There is also a process video at the end of this blog post. Today I have used a cut file that was part of the April ColorKitz, that super cute rainbow, and cut it several times and then coloured it in using lots and lots of beautiful shades of Shimmerz! This cut file is also available to buy separately in the store.

First I made a light coloured background using Meet Me @ Sunset Inklingz and First Blush Inklingz. I then layered up my rainbows and coloured them with these: 
Honeymoon Inklingz, 

I painted the rainbows once I had positioned and stuck them onto my layout.

I then embellished my layout and added colourful strips down the edges of my layout using Paige Evans Bloom Street and a couple of Shimmerz Dotz. I also added beautiful Perspextives by Bramble Fox too.

Here's another look at the finished layout. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Don't forget that if you place an order via the Shimmerz Store then enter my name in the comments to receive a freebie with your order.
Happy scrapping