Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grow With Grace Bible Entry with Nicole

Hello friends! 
Nicole here and today I'm blessed to be sharing with you a bible journal entry using my Shimmerz Paints! Today's entry is 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." 

We all struggle at some point in time in our lives. Weather it's financially, emotionally, with our jobs or maybe just trying to remember who we truly are as a person. I'm personally going thru a time in life where big changes soon lie ahead and I'm learning quickly who my true friends are in life. They are the ones who have decided to travel this journey with me, beside me, and not just observe from far away because it's easier.  As I thought about what I'm going thru and really read this verse, it spoke to me. As long as you root yourself if Jesus's teachings, listen, and live your life how he has taught us to live, you will simply grow with grace.  

Here is an overview of the final entry:

 When I think of "growing with grace," I think of the cactus. How "sharp" or rigid it may be, but with the grace of nature, it blooms beautiful flowers. I began my entry by prepping my page with clear gesso. Once that was fully dry, I used Honey Do List, Refresh Mint and Greener Pastures to create the mix of colors in the cactus and the ground. When it was mostly dry, I used Berry Hot, She Packs a Punch and Bahama Mama for the pink flowers. I brushed on plain water in the background and added in spots of Ride the Tide and blue Lagoon to create the sky. Once all the layers of color were fully dry, I used my white gel pen and black fine tip marker to add in the details and highlights on the cactus.  I pulled random alpha stickers and phrases from my stash to create the title of the page, "Root yourself in Jesus & grow with grace."  For the tab, I chose a flower ephemera piece and tab to mark the page and accented it with pink and orange heart enamel stickers.  Here are a few close ups of my entry:

 ...and all the shimmery paints that I used!...

Thanks so much for joining me today!


Monday, June 26, 2017

LO "Don't grow up" by Anna Komenda

Hello mixed media fans. It's Anna here today with colorful and fun layout without any pattern paper. I am a big fan of rainbow designs and love using many vibrant colors on one page. This time I went crazy with Shimmerz and created simple background.

I used white cardstock from American Crafts and I just simply painted five strips with flat brush. No gesso or any special paper. Really fast and easy way of creating a matching background. Don't forget to mix your Shimmerz paints before use. I also recommend you to air dry the paper. It won't wave as much as the one dried with heat gun.

Second step with this page was to cut about 25 butterflies using metal die or cutting machine. Pick a watercolor paper because You will need to apply a lot of water on it.

Use Colorings, Inklings or Aqua Huez to color the butterflies. Try different shades to make butterflies more dimensional. Let the air dry for better effects.

I used sewing machine to stitch down my butterflies but if you don't have one, drop of glue will be just fine.

Last step - embellishing! Dive into those stickers and ephemera piles to find the ones in matching colors. It is always my most favourite part of creative process.
And that's it. Page is done. I have a process video for You, so you can make similar page. I hope you will be inspired by this tutorial to create your own rainbows.

Don't forget to mention my name during the shopping in Shimmerz Store. You will get free mini product!

Shimmerz Products:
Coloringz: No Yoking
Aqua Huez: Crazy Daisy, 14 Carrots, Hottie Pink, Blue Me Away, Leapin' Lizard
Inklingz: Honey Do List

Thanks for stopping by and see you next month.
XO Anna

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Creating circles of colour on Scrapbook pages

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here today with a scrapbooking page.  Sometime ago I created a card in a similar style and for so long have wanted to take it to a scrapbook page.  I just adore this style and how it has been taken to a scrapbook page so well. 

Shimmerz Products Used:

I had so much fun adding splatters of colour and colouring in the stamped circles created on my background.  Additionally I added the softer pink to help tone and bring the page together.  

Here are more pictures a little more up close for you to enjoy.

I Hope you enjoyed my share today.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

But First, Ice Cream | Irit Landgraf

Hi! Irit here with a new project using some lovely Shimmerz goodies. Ink Sprays are my go to supplies. Keep on reading for all the details!
Here's my finished layout-

What I love about ink sprays like Coloringz and Vibez is how easy it is to get a gorgeous look in absolutely no time at all.
To create this background I used a stencil (it's actually an old specialty paper that looks like a stencil, you can see it in the video tutorial) and a mixture of sprays. Coloringz in Mama sings the blues & Don't citron me, Vibez in Razzledazzle berry and Spritz in Ruby.

Supplies used: Patterned paper by Glitz Designs, Ephemera by Scrapbook- Werkstatt, puffy stickers by Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection.

Here's the video tutorial I created showing how this came together-

Don't forget to mention my name when placing an order on the Shimmerz website!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Alter home decor with Felicity

Hello lovely people. Felicity here today. I want to share today a couple of home decor items that I revamp ALL with shimmerz.

Products used: Pasteez - Tree hugger 
Colouringz Well blue me down and Oh say can U sea. 
Actronez - 3 sheets to the wind and Jiven Jade 

First off with the little old wooden spool, I coated that with the White Actronez, 3 sheets to the wind, then I used mostly the the colouringz over the top once it was dry.  I took the top off the bottles and used a brush to wipe it on. Then I finished off with the paint splatters and teeny bit of the Pasteez on the edge to add dimension. 

Next I alter this cute little frame. I did one about 12 months ago. So when I saw this pre-loved frame, I knew I wanted to give it a new lease of life just like the other one.
So once again, I started with the Actronez, 3 sheets to the wind, then I brush on some of the Acrtonez in Jiven Jade. To add some sparkle and shimmer, I finished off with some of the colouringz.

Oh I love how these turned out. They take pride of place on my mantle in the lounge room.

Hope this inspires you to try something new with your shimmerz.