Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lots of Texture | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun layout with lots of texture to share.  I decided to play around with some glass bead gel I have in my stash.  I pulled out an old stencil and scraped the gel over it onto some smooth white cardstock.  I created a vertical design with it and then let it dry.  I added lots of color using some Shimmerz sprays -- Spritz Ruby, Vibez Sweetheart, Jeni B Bleu, Snow Way Man & Glorious Day.  I also used a brush to add some water.  The dimension from the gel looked so cool once the color hit it, and the water allowed the ink to run and blend together.  This was super easy to do...the inks and water did all the work.

Here you can see the tiny glass beads.  It's so pretty!  I got it at Michael's in the same area as the gesso.  It's so bumpy and rough when you touch awesome.  You can see where the colors blended into each other.  I deepened the pink by adding in some Creameez 1 Hot Mama and the blue with some Coloringz Mama Sings the Blues and Shimmerz Peacock's Plume.  To embellish this page, I used some random goodies from my stash.  I used some gold MAMBI stickers, some Amy Tangerine clear stickers and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins.

To add to this golden yellow color, I added in some Shimmerz Bumbly Bee and Moonrock.  I absolutely love how this turned out!  All the texture and shine...oh my goodness!

These stickers here are so old.  I think they were like $1 at Hobby Lobby years ago.  But they matched, so I used them.  I also added in some matching thread around the photo.

I layered in more thread here along with some messy circles die cuts and more stickers.  I added some splatters on both sides of the photo using the same colors.  The papers behind my photo are from Jane Davenport.

Here's another angle of the awesome layers and dimesnion.

And just because it turned out so gorgeous, here are more close-ups of the color and texture.

I can't say enough how much I love Shimmerz!  It doesn't matter what you add them to, it always turns out awesome.  You could do this with texture paste or modeling paste as well.  I hope this inspires you in some way.  It was certainly fun to make!

Be sure to check out my video here to watch how this all came together.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Supplies Used:
Vibez--Sweetheart, Jeni B Bleu, Snow Way Man, Glorious Day
Coloringz--Mama Sings the Blues
Creameez--1 Hot Mama
Shimmerz--Moonrock, Peacock's Plume, Bumbly Bee

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lucky Lucky Day Layout | Nicole Kerr

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I have a super fun and "green" layout for you!
Who is ready for St. Patty's Day and more green in their lives?! I know I am definitely ready for spring!  This week, I couldn't help but focus on the 'holiday' approaching this weekend and pull out a kit that I've been hoarding for quite some time...and of course matching Shimmerz Inklingz (because those are my fav!)!  Here's a quick look at my final layout:

These papers had several shades of greens and one blue...which for me was difficult to start with. I'm usually not inspired by the color green enough to make it a focus on a layout. When I spotted the shamrock paper with the blue background, I wanted that as a top layer to break the green up a bit. On my bottom layer, I added my Shimmerz to pull out the brighter green tones and compliment the blue. Also in this kit was the "Lucky Day" letters, rainbows and a couple shamrocks. I fussy cut those out to add more variation and introduce other colors. This layout came together fairly quickly and definitely needed the solid colored areas that the Shimmerz added. Here are a few close ups of my layout:

The colors that I used in today's project are:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Handsome Boy" by Tina Ollett

Hello crafty friends and welcome.

So today's project layout is titled "Handsome Boy" and you will see why when you scroll to the photo below.........

Please meet Rafael, my chocolate shadow and partner in all things! The reason I say this is that this big guy does not leave my side pretty much at all.  I will leave a room and regardless of wether or not I only just entered the room he will only be two steps behind me. And don't ever close a door behind you because he will sit and wait and wait and wait and .............wait! I love this boy and his special ways. Never have I owned a dog that is this loyal and patient. 

So now about the project.
My starting point for "Handsome Boy" was selecting my background paper which is of course from Captured Adventures.  I have selected Wander Aimlessly as it a neutral piece that I can add the colours that I need. And to do this I spritzed the background paper with some gorgeous Shimmerz Spritz in the colour of Bamboo Leaf. What a great colour. It worked perfectly with my photo. And to pull the paper into the spritzing I did some stamping focusing on the area around where the photo will sit with the Faded Damask Stamp.

Wander Aimlessly

I used a second piece of Wander Aimlessly and cut some matting for my photo which is a landscape 
4 x 6 inch. I also did a little tearing and tucked these pieces at either side of the matting layers.

I firstly adhered the matting to the layout and then went to work on add my chipboards. These were painted in Dusty in Colour Soot. I then swiped some Shimmerz Paste-eez (Salt of the Earth) very randomly over this to create highlights. And to make the chippies a little more noticeable I have also added in some sprinkling of gold prills and Dress My Craft Sequins in golden black.

Here you can see more closely the layering of the Fleur de Lis. I used the whole set plus one extra and cut them in half to go most of the way around the photo to help make it pop a little more.
I have also added to these layers a 6 x 6 skeleton clock that I have coloured with a brown ink and random splatters of Dusty in Colour Soot and white Gesso.

From this view you can see the bottom half of the Swirly Frame. I cut the frame in half and elongated it. I added some leftover pieces of Wander Aimlessly to the oval sections of the frame and wrote Rafael's name in the top part and the year date at the bottom. You can also see the Fancy Flourish #2 here which has been layered amongst a large clustering of flowers and vines. I have also added a heart dot from the Decorative Dots pack in black. Just too darn cute these little dots.

And below are the flowers that I chose to accompany the page.
I have to say Sage is a great colour.  I have also added in some leftover vines from other packs of 49andMarket flowers. And the new release packs of the Vintage Shades now have the cute stemmed flowers that are just adorable and I just love to use.

Please remember that if you are looking to purchase any products used in this project you can just click on the link below the photo which will take you straight to the website. And also if ordering from Shimmerz just add my name in the contents box and you will receive a free gift with your purchase.
Well I think that is pretty much all from me today. Until next time take care and big hugs.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Family Adventure | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all! I'm so happy to share another scrapbook process with y'all!  I've been wanting to scrapbook this photo of my sons for a while now and I'm so glad I was finally able to!  I love the deep rich green colors in the photo and knew right away what kind of color scheme I was going to use for my background!  Here are the colors I chose:

Coloringz: Keep Palm
Vibez: Frost BiteGlorious DayDeep Blue Sea

 I prepped my cardstock with some gesso and used the packaging technique to apply each Shimmerz spray.  I used a past Studio Calico kit that I had picked up at one of their recent sales and also pulled some other supplies from my stash.

I recently picked up a leaf punch by Martha Stewart and I love how they match the leaves in the photo!  I used the navy tiny thickers from the Pick Me Up Collection by Paige Evans.  I love how it pulls in the deep blue tones from the Deep Blue Sea spray.

To see a more step by step process of this layout, please check out my process video on my YouTube channel!  Link is below.  Don't forget to mention my name in the notes/comments section when you place an order and they'll send you a freebie!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Shine Mixed Media Layout | Suzanna Stein

Hey crafty pals, Suzanna here! I'm so excited to be back with another mixed media layout! I'm an art journaler all the way, and love getting messy. This mixed media layout is a mix of some of my favorite Shimmerz products, and I just can't get enough!

I started out with a layer of gesso to prep my pages. While this isn't absolutely necessary, I add a lot of product to my pages and like the extra protection it gives. Then, I added a solid coat of lavender acrylic paint.

Once the paint dried, I started layering on various colors and products. I started out by spraying Spritz and Coloringz around the pages. Between each color, I used my heat gun to dry them completely. This ensures the colors don't run together, creating a muddy color.

Once the mists were applied and dried, I added Texturez in Crushed Coral. Using a palette knife, I messily applied it across both pages. I love the texture and dimension this gave the layout!

Then, in no particular order, I took turns applying acrylic paint and Shimmerz colors using my fingers or a paint brush. I also added Texturez around the clouds of paint using a craft sponge. By switching up the tool I used to apply each color and/or product, I was able to get a variety of textures and look to each layer!

Once I was happy with the color pattern, I added stamping around the edge of the layout, along with messy lines made with a grease pencil. Then, using an oil-based gold paint marker, I applied dots around the page and smudged them using a baby wipe.

To finish off this layout, I added a quote, along with white platters from an oil-based white paint pen. I also diluted gold acrylic paint with a tiny bit of water and splattered it across the layout, diagonal from the white splatters.

This layout started out as one I was unsure about, but in the end I really love the way it turned out! Remember, if you aren't loving a mixed media project, you can always add more layers. Keep layering and working on it and eventually you may love it!

I'll be back next month with more mixed media inspiration! In the mean time, you can see different ways I use my favorite Shimmerz products, over on Instagram.