Friday, July 23, 2021

Here Comes the Sun | July Color Kitz with Process Video | Niki Rowland


Hey everyone, this is Niki @nikiclairecreates here with a new layout and process video using the July 2021 Color Kitz. The July Color Kitz consists of five colours of awesome Shimmerz Paints, an exclusive Here Comes the Sun cut file, a set of three Dotz and a pack of paper flower Embellishmentz.  The paint colours are: Frogget Me Not Vibez, Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz, Caribbean Sunset Spritz, Green Olive Shimmerz and There She Rose Again Shimmerz. These colours are so perfect for Summer.

I loved the 60s hippie vibe of the Here Comes the Sun Cut file. I cut it multiple times. First I cut the letters from an orange cardstock, then I cut two backing pieces: one in white and one in a coral pink coloured cardstock. I painted the white one with the There She Rose Again Shimmerz paint and then layered the three pieces together. The coral backing I just used as a narrow shadow and the orange words I popped up on foam pads. What an awesome title!

I created the background using a sheet of white for the base. I cut a starburst design from yellow paper. I then cut smaller triangles out of a sheet of white Marshmallow cardstock. I then set about painting these to achieve a ombre sunset effect. I spritzed the middle section of each with Caribbean Sunset Spritz, then spritzed the outside edges with Mandarin Mai Tai and painted the point with There She Rose Again. I blended the colours with additional water where needed but they blended pretty well! I blasted them with my heat tool to dry them off and the effect was really stunning! It worked so well! I then layered these onto my yellow triangles.

I then cut smaller pink star print triangles to go on as another layer. I distressed the edges of all layers and stitched through them centrally with my sewing machine. I then stuck them all to the background and the result is a triple layered starburst – loads of hippie vibes there and it reminds me of tie-dying! 

I positioned my cut file title in the middle of the starburst. I added my photos and then began to add a few embellishments. I used a few pieces of floral ephemera, a tag and some other ephemera pieces. Really there is SO much going on this layout that I needed to keep the embellishments to a minimum. I added two of the three Dotz: the green one with a flamingo, ad the yellow one that says ‘summer vibes’.

I painted the paper flowers using the two green paints from the Color Kitz. I began by spraying three of the with Frogget Me Not Vibez. The other three are painted with Green Olive Shimmerz. I also added some Green Olive Shimmerz details to the Frogget Me Not flowers too. The paper flowers took the paint so well. I added these either side of my photos. I also added a paper cocktail umbrella which I also painted with Green Olive so that it matched my layout!

I finished off with a few Spiegelmom Scraps sequins and some label stickers around my photos. Here's another look at the finished layout:

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you have enjoyed this crazy layout! Happy scrapping everyone. Don't forget if you place an order via the Shimmerz Store, add my name to the comments to receive a freebie! Enjoy the video below.

Niki xx


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sweet Summertime With Sara Scraps

 Hello Everyone! Sara with you today! I have a new layout to share inspired by a sheet of patterned paper. I just love this soft striped paper from P13 and designed my whole layout around it.

I created my layout by matching each color to a coordinating Shimmerz paint. I cut a 31/2 inch strip of my patterned paper. Then I used the coordinating Shimmerz Paints to to create drippy stripes down the paint. 
Simmerz Paints Used- 

Love how all the soft shimmery colors compliment my photo and create the summery look I envisioned for my page! 
You can see my whole process on my You Tube channel. 

Have A Lovely Day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Shimmerz Paints Design Team Project, ATCs, by Melissa Larson

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

To make these cards I used watercolor paper, 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I applied white gesso. I used a script stamp with versamark and white embossing powder, then stenciled on crackle texture paste. I covered them with black gesso,then matted them on black cardstock.

I attached the flower and images, from Graphic 45 Woodland Creatures first . 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. Some of the chipboard has gold embossing powder on it, and some has gold mica powder with water.

I used the following colors on the ATC: Pixie Dust Blingz plus Shimmerz,  Peacock Plume, Shimmerz , Blue My MindPenny 4 Your Thoughts Steely Blue Eyes, Run Forest Run,and Oakie Bear Blue.  

To add visual interest I added micro beads, seed beads, glass glitter ,glass beads, pearls, rhinestones, swarovski crystals,sequins, glass hearts,tulle, pressed flowers,feathers from my yard, some sticks with gold thread wrapped around them,metal fromTim Holtz,Prima mould shapes,flowers from  Reneabouquets ,and bling and metal from my stash. Most of the things are glued on individually with Glossy Accents. The chipboard is from Reneabouquets.

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

Travel | Using Simple Stories | Shannon Allor

 Hello friends!  It’s Shannon up on the blog today bringing you this rather dramatic layout featuring three jumbo geotags.  I created the geotags using Bazill cardstock in Marshmallow that I had previously treated with clear gesso.  I grabbed a whole bunch of Shimmerz products to create lots of color variation within each geotag.  The products used are:  Creameez in Lapis Dance, Spritz in Bamboo Leaf, Inklingz in Pink A Boo, Inklingz in Coral Reef, Inklingz in Olive U Truly, Creameez in Great Fruit, Inklingz in Oakie Bear Blue and Inklings in Steely Blue Eyes.  

I am loving how the mixed media geotags stand out so well against the deep blue of this patterned paper by Simple Stories.  The geotags on the right have been layered up to create a visual triangle.

I added some simple machine stitching around the border to add a bit more white.  You can see here that I had myself a time layering all kinds of bits and pieces from both Simple Stories as well as flair from Scrappin’ Happy Studio.

Remember to add my name into the comments section when you place your next order for a freebie!

You can see my full process here:

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Here Comes the Sun | July Color Kitz | WDW Memories

Hello Shimmerz fans!

     It's Lorimar, and I'm sharing this bright, bold, multi-photo summer-y layout which was made using the July Color Kitz. Pick yours up at Shimmerz Paints! If you prefer process videos, there's one on my channel for this layout. Well, let's get into today's layout!

     To replicate this layout, start off with a simple sheet of white cardstock. Leave off the gesso this time around. Using a small paintbrush, make horizontal brushstrokes with Mandarin Mai Tai, Frogget Me Not, and Caribbean Sunset. Wait for it to dry before making splatters with Green Olive and There She Rose Again. Set your base aside to dry and hunt down your photos and embellishments. 
     For my layout, I chose a selection Simple Stories and American Crafts. I also decided to back the cutfile from the Color Kitz with a yellow Simple Stories patterned paper; then I splattered with Green Olive.
     Once your base is dry, arrange your pictures (mine have been matted with white cardstock and popped up on craft foam for dimension) and then add in the embellishments (to play around with the layers, some of the embellishments have been popped up on craft foam as well). Place your title, "sprinkle" the Dotz from the Color Kitz around the layout, and then drop in a couple of Nuvo Drops.

     That's it! Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope I was able to inspire you!! You'll find some more close-ups down below.
     Remember you can receive a freebie on your next Shimmerz order by typing "Lorimar" in the comments section of it.

Take care!
- Lorimar