Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bloom and grow | Anna Komenda

Hello Shimmerz fans. It's Anna here with my next project created with gorgeous Shimmerz paints and mists. Today I want to share with you a floral page with pretty cut file. The color palette I chose for this page is not typical for me. I usually prefer much brighter shaded with a lot of pink and yellow :)

I was inspired by the picture of my daughter wearing a blue T shirt having all the flowers and trees in the background. 

I stared with creating a background using mists and paints applied directly to the paper without adding any gesso. I also added a fun layer of glittery Pasteez through the stencil.

Using mists like paints by applying them with brush is my favorite way of spreading my supplies. You can easily mix Spritz and Vibez with Inklingz and Creameez and you will get pretty watercolor effects.

As always I have a process video for you. You can follow me and recreate this page.

Products used:
Creameez: Lapis dance

Thank you for stopping by.
Remember to mention "Anna" in the comment section while placing your order at Shimmerz Store to get a free mini product.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Be Like A Peacock Art Journal Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz fans!

Nicole here and today I'm breaking the barrier  for an art journal layout using papers that are out of my comfort zone! I was inspired all by a single piece of paper from Maggie Holmes for this project! Here's a look at my final entry:

I began by creating my background with Coloringz Peachy Keen, Spritz Sapphire, Vibez Snow Way Man and Inklingz colors Green Goddess, Blue Lagoon and Greener Pastures. I really had no pattern or method as to how I applied the colors. I just put color on my page and sometimes that's what it takes for my ideas to flow!

The peacock was taken from a 6x6 paper pad and I really had to fussy cut him out. I used his surroundings on the same paper to create a small scene on the left.  On the right of the page, I used bits and pieces of ephemera, a tag and gold leaves to create a cluster. With the left side of my page appearing heavy, I wanted the right to feel similar. To finish my layout, I used alpha stickers and a gold glitter pen to create my title. Here are some close ups of the finished project:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you got inspired!

Monday, April 16, 2018


Hi everyone! Melissa here with my second design team page of April, for Shimmerz Paints! 
If you like paint, you will love these colors, and the type called Shimmerz is thick, ready made, and has an intense shimmer.The Inklingz are very shimmery too and are watercolors, you just spritz some water on top, and wait for a couple minutes for the paint to activate. Depending on how much water you use, the result can be thick, or thin. 

Here's how I made this page:
I mounted the photo on watercolor paper. I cut up die cuts,mostly Spellbinders, and put them around the pic. 

I stenciled on a clockface and bee using texture paste and a credit card.

I used double sided foam tape and put the pic with layers of foam core board on the sheet of Tattered Garden paper by 49 and Market. I like using tape because if I change my mind about design, it's easy to adjust, rather than tearing the paper by something that's glued on.

I added some big things like shells, glass pebbles, and flowers to support the die cut layers. There are metal pieces from Finnabair at the upper left and lower right corners. I painted the dusty attic chipboard and applied a thick layer of  Clear Rock Candy. For the paint I used Greener Pastures Inklingz first, then while it was wet, dropped in Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz. You put a bunch on your brush and touch the green paint and the copper color flows right in. Be careful not to move the color around too much with your brush. I cut the Dusty Attic chipboard up and put it all over the page. I added Dear John Letter Inklingz to it, gold mica powder, and a mix of purple and blue mica powder. 

I painted the die cuts with Teal The End Of Time Shimmerz, and Greener Pastures. After I glued on micro beads and vintage glass glitter I painted on I Love You Onyxly Inklingz,I topped it with Imperial Amethyst Inklingz,a mix of watercolor crayons, and purple alcohol ink. 

I added gold mica powder to the die cuts, and also Dear John Letter. The copper and gold mica powder at the top was kind of covered up by stamped on Tsukineko chalk ink. I used a leaf stamp from Petite Poppies and sprinkled on mica powder over versamark.  Once I brushed off all the excess mica the images were too bright for the page. I smudged and inked over a lot of it.

I added a number of things for visual interest: the Tim Holtz metal butterfly, dried and pressed flowers,Spanish moss, and lichen I've collected, micro beads, vintage glass glitter, seed beeds, a few pearls, rhinestones, and Prima flowers.

A metal discovery tag by Tim Holtz, a couple fussy cuts fairies from G45, threads from plain and dyed gauze, fussy cut images of suns and moons from Stamperia paper, sequins, bling,new and old jewelry type items.

The bird at the bottom is a sticker with a clear background by 13 Arts. The title sticker is from 7 Dots.

Cut up lace, tulle, a little stencil work at the lower left and upper right corners using  Texturez Gold Mine,an art deco style costume jewelry earring art deco, from my sister in law. 

The little brass purse is from Vintaj. The green gem below it is Swarovski.  I used some green and white ball things from fall and holiday clearance flowers from Hobby Lobby.

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

Favorite Day | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  I'm so happy to be sharing another scrapbook process video with you!  I am so happy that it's Spring and all of the colors that I've chosen for this layout just scream Spring!  I wanted to create a soft, whimsy layout and I think I achieved it! Let me know what you think! Here are the products that I used:

Dazzlerz Spun Sugar
Coloringz Oh Say Can U Sea
Vibez Frost Bite and Egg Noggin'
Spritz Cotton Candy
Inklingz Miner, Miner 49er

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own embellishments with Shimmerz and my paper punches. I have a Silhouette but I actually prefer to use my punches for these.  It makes me feel good that my punches are actually getting some use and it's honestly quicker for me.  The other day I wanted to change things up so I used vellum instead of normal white cardstock or watercolor paper.  I sprayed different colors onto the vellum and cut out some butterfly shapes.  I layered each one, added some white thread and secured it all with my tiny attacher.  I love how they came out!

Do you see that gorgeous texture?  That's Dazzlers in Spun Sugar. I love the subtle look it gives!

For a more step by step process of this layout, please check out the link below!  Don't forget to mention my name in the comments section when placing your order and they'll send you a freebie!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lovely Layout | Missy Whidden

Hello, friends!  Missy here to share a layout created with lots of different Shimmerz products...woo hoo!  I love starting out with plain white cardstock and making a page from scratch.  I began by pulling out some Shimmerz sprays that I don't use very often or haven't used in a while.  I wanted to make them work together.

I coated my textured white cardstock with clear gesso first while it was stuck to my Cameo cutting mat.  I knew I wanted to cut shapes out of it, and this would help it stay smooth.  I basically just sprayed, splattered and used plastic packaging to cover the entire paper with color.  I used Coloringz Moody Mauve, Mama Sings the Blues & Well Blue Me Down, and Vibez Pink Moscato & Mustard Seed to begin with.  I love how the color scheme turned out.  Next I added in some Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & Christmas Cheer as well as Creameez 1 Hot Mama.  After everything dried, I cut out the Simple Flower Background cut file by Paige Evans.  I wound up using both the positive and negative cuts because everything turned out so pretty!

Here you can see the beautiful shimmer and shine from all the sprays and paints.  I just kind of dropped a pile of the flowers onto the paper and glued them down as they landed.  I love how all the overlapping creates such awesome texture and depth.  I also added in a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.

No matter how many times I used Shimmerz, I am in awe every time of how pretty the sparkle and shine is!

I used bits and pieces from last year's Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection.  The colors matched my Shimmerz choices perfectly.  I layered in some golden yellow thread here as well as some beautiful metallic thread sent to me by a great scrappy friend :)  I also did some background machine stitching using white thread.

I love how the stitching creates such subtle yet interesting detail.  I used a sparkly puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection for my title.

I fussy cut the heart from patterned paper and overlapped it onto the photo with a few of the flowers peeking out from around it.  I topped it off with more sequins.  I added my journaling down at the bottom using a metallic silver pen.  One of the last things I did was splatter some Concrete Shimmeringz over everything.

Here's another shot of the pretty sparkles.  Seriously just so pretty :)

I added a bit of Paste-eez Puttin' on the Glitz to a few of the flowers just using my fingers to smudge it on.  It dries clear but very glittery.  I added a chipboard camera and a sun sticker over to the left of the page.  I love how it looks layered behind some of the flowers.

One last close-up of all the sparkle!  Here you can see where I added the Paste-eez.  So awesome!

I hope this inspires you to pull out some white cardstock and use some Shimmerz to create your own color scheme and design.  You can create so many embellishments using a die cut machine or punches.  This was lots of fun to make...I hope you enjoyed it!

Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out:

Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies Used:
Creameez--1 Hot Mama