Sunday, February 18, 2018

Brrr | Anna Komenda

Hello mixed media fans. It's Anna here with my shiny and frosty project. I used Shimmerz mists and paints to create a winter page full of sparkly snowflakes. I chose a picture of my daughter playing with snow and throwing it into the air. It was cold but sunny day and snow sparkled beautifully. 

Using sparkly mists helped me to highlight the winter glow and frost. I used four different shaded of blue to make my snowflakes. I love how all the Vibez combine together.

It's hard to show how sparkly my background is. Shimmerz paints are filled with a lot of shimmering powder and it's so easy to add shine to you projects using them. They also dry with a glossy type of finish.

With background as pretty as that and with so much effort put into making it, you don't want to cover it with embellishments :) That's why I added only few of them here and there.

I am happy how it turned out. As always I have a process video for you.

Products used:

That's all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you next month with another mixed media project.

XO Anna

Saturday, February 17, 2018

'Lovely' Layout | Niki Rowland

Hey there Shimmerz Fans! Niki back with you today sharing a layout and process video creating a bold background. I was inspired by a pink-yellow ombre effect journaling card and thought I'd have a go at re-creating that effect onto a white background.

I started off by painting the bold stripes. I used a wide paintbrush. The yellow is original Shimmerz which is a water colour paint and I could simply dip my brush straight into the pot and paint the stripe. The next colour was the slightly darker yellow/orange which is actually a Vibez Spray - in 'Sunset Strip'. I couldn't fit my wide paintbrush into the bottle so I poured a little bit into a water pot and painted that way. The sprays are very runny so this was more difficult to paint with, however becuase it was so wet it blended really well with the Sunny Shimmerz, which was great for the ombre effect I was going for.

I then moved onto the pinks and I used another original Shimmerz paint for the darker pink and Vibez Pop Art Pink for the lightest one. I then added flicks using coordinating colours over each stripe.

While I was waiting for my stripes to dry I pulled out the word 'Lovely' from a chipboard sheet and had a go at painting that ombre style too. I carefully applied the colours to the word and blended them together to achieve the same ombre effect.

Once my stripes were dry I applied Dazzlerz in Dreamscicle through a stencil onto my background. When everything was dry I behan building up the layers of my layout and embellished using tone on tone embellishments.

To finish off I flicked drops of gold Inklingz in the Miner Miner 49er colour onto my layout.

You can see my process video of this layout below. When you place an order for any Shimmerz products, make sure you pop my name in the comments sections and you will receive a free gift - happy days!

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Layout | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here with a new layout to share.  I used mostly white cardstock on this patterned paper at all.  I used quite a bit of Shimmerz Inklingz, Creameez and even some Blingz to create this pretty Valentine-themed page.

I began by cutting this cute Flower Heart cut file by Paige Evans on white textured cardstock.  I covered the entire thing with clear gesso before peeling it off the cutting mat.  I used a variety of pink, red and purple Inlingz to paint all the flowers.  I blended colors together.  I used water to help them run together and lighten up in some areas.  I let them dry and then added even more color.  I used Inklingz Hot Stuff, Bahama Mama, Plum Crazy, Beets Me, Lover's Lips and Gosh Garnet.  For the leaves, I combined Creameez Pining for You, Lettuce Get Together and Jolly Green Giant.  I used the same colors on the right side and then added in some splatters from Inklingz Miner Miner 49er.

Once everything dried, I very carefully machine stitched around some of the flowers using gold thread.  I love the texture and extra pop of shine it gives.  Here you can see how the paints shine in light!

I cut a few more flowers in varying sizes and created a cluster here on the right.  I used the same colors to paint these as well.  I used an old Martha Stewart leaf punch for these smaller leaves.  I also tucked in some red & pink thread and a few older gold Amy Tangerine epoxy hearts.

To add some lift to my photo, I added some adhesive foam behind it along with some tissue paper.  I love how this creates such great depth once I tuck bits and pieces under the edge like I did these flowers and thread.  I also machine stitched around the edge of the heart here.

I reached into my stash and found some very old Pinkfresh Studio puffy scalloped border stickers which I tucked in at the top and bottom of the photo.  The color matched perfectly.  See how the Miner Miner 49er shines?  I just love it so much!

Check out these gorgeous colors.  Here you can see on this larger flower the gold hints from the Gosh Garnet color.  It's mixed with Lover's Lips here to create more of a red tone, but the Gosh Garnet is actually more of a pink than red.  And it has gold powder mixed in, so it always dries with a golden shimmer!

Here's another angle of all the dimension on the left side.  I went simple with the title and used a matte gold Thicker from my stash.

One more close-up of all the shine!

I hope this inspires you to create a layout "from scratch" and just paint something pretty with only cardstock.  You don't always need a bunch of patterned paper and embellishments.  Make them yourself...woo hoo!

Check out my video here to see how I made this from start to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Inklingz--Hot Stuff, Bahama Mama, Plum Crazy, Beets Me, Lover's Lips, Gosh Garnet, Miner Miner 49er
Creameez--Pining For You, Lettuce Get Together, Jolly Green Giant
Blingz--Gold Glimmer

Monday, February 12, 2018

Adore | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all!  It's Bri here and I'm sharing my layout for February!  It's the month for LOVE and I hope y'all love this layout as much as I do!  I happened to capture a cute picture of my sweet dog, Pippa while she was quietly begging for some food at the table.  She squints and closes her eyes to get us to feel sorry for her.. She is an absolute crack up!!!  We love her so much and I knew this photo would be perfect for the layout I wanted to create!

 I've been itching to use some Texturez on my projects so I was super excited to use Crushed Coral with a Heidi Swapp stencil that I had in my stash.  Check out that shimmery texture it gives my page!!

After I applied the Texturez, I used Vibez in Pink Moscato and Sweet Heart.  Spritz in Cotton Candy.  Coloringz in Pretty In Pink and Creameez in 1 Hot Mama and Piggy Pink.

I used the Love and Adore line by Simple Stories and punched a bunch of 2" hearts from the patterned paper.  I hand stitched on a few of the hearts and created a foundation where my photo was going to go.  I definitely wanted it to stand out since I had a lot going on with the background and patterned papers

Lastly, I embellished the rest of the layout with the chipboard stickers and regular stickers from the collection.  I added more of the Creameez in 1 Hot Mama because I wanted more of the pink to show through since a lot of it got covered with my hearts.  


If you'd like to see a step by step of this process, check out my process video below!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

'Six Years' Scrapbook Layout | Suzanna Stein

Hey there mixed media pals, Suzanna here! I'm back today with another scrapbook layout using some of my favorite Shimmerz products. I'm a huge fan of adding a mixed media element into my scrapbook layouts, and this layout is one of my favorites I've created to-date!

I started out by prepping my page with a few different shades of Creameez. I chose colors that paired well with my photo and the other paper elements/embellishments I would be using.

Using a watercolor brush, I created small flower-like blobs of Creameez colors around the area my photo would be. I made sure the colors would spill out from behind my photo, creating a "mixed media matte" for the photo and paper elements.

After getting my colors just right, I went in with Paste-eez Puttin' On The Glitz. Using a craft sponge, I dabbed this over the dried Creameez to give additional shimmer and dimension to my layout!

I finished off the layout with some clustered spatters of Spritz Chance of Rain. This color pulled the layout together so well, and I just love the way it finished it off!

Like I said, I really love the way this layout turned out. It was also a good reminder to myself that mixed media can be simple, just like it can be more complex. Each project is different and I really enjoy trying various techniques with each new project.

I hope this gave you some inspiration for bringing mixed media into your scrapbook layouts! I'll be back later this month with another messy and fun project!

xo, Suzanna