Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Adventure layout with Shona

Hi everyone! I love creating beach themed projects and today I have a layout to share. Me and Olaf at the Ocean..his first time in the Ocean. I think I picked the perfect Shimmerz colors for this layout.

In the background I used Coloringz in O Say Can U Sea, Well Blue Me Down and Don't Be Suede. I adore these colors all together!

After the layout was completed I added in touches of Brass Knuckles and Spotlight White  Inklingz to add some added Shimmer and background texture.

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (or any Shimmerz Designer) (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for more inspiration and don't forget to check out all the NEW Colors in the Store and keep an eye out for the NEW Shimmerz Shorts Videos!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Textured Journal Covers with Gabrielle {Video Tutorial}

Hello friends! It's Gabrielle here with you today to share an art journal cover I recently made using beautiful Shimmerz Paints, Dusty Attic chipboard and a variety of new stencils I designed for The Crafter's Workshop.  The Stencils I used were 'Tuscan Wall', 'Moving Vines' and 'Organic Matter'.  Because I was going for the warm colors of Tuscany, I went with yellows, blues and greens with a hint of sepia.   Here are the Shimmerz Paints colors/products I used for this project...

Shimmerz Products Used:
~ Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz
~ Glorious Day Vibez
~ Chocolate Brownie Coloringz
~ Taupe of the World Vibez
~ Bamboo Leaf Spritz
~ Olive Branch Spritz
~ Emerald City Inklingz
~ Artichoked Texturez
~ Pumpkin Shimmerz

I did a video recording, a sort of step by step of the making of this journal cover (front and back) if anyone wants to recreate the look.   So take a break from the hassles of your day and let creativity flow your way! Enjoy! 

This was so much fun to make, I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial as much as I enjoyed creating this project!  Here are a few close-ups, that you can check out at your leisure....

Here's a view of the back and front cover.  I was going for a kind of aged, sun-warmed Tuscan doorway look.  I began by adding lots of textures using my stencils, and then just started layering on the paint colors starting with the lightest (Glorious Day Vibez) to the darkest.(Taupe of the World Vibez).

For the door, I brushed the Heidi Ho Blue on with a paint brush rather than spritzing it on, so that I would get streaks in the chipboard resembling woodgrain.  Then I lightly dry brushed some of my white Gesso over it to give the blue a more sun-bleached look. I finished the aged look by using a stamp I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries called Crackle Textures....I used the crackle paint stamp on the door and the peeled paint design on the walls.

For my vine corner, first I used my TCW 'Moving Vines' stencil with some texture paste, the  began to layer on my greens (Bamboo Leaf and Olive Branch Vibez).  For the chipboard I used the Chocolate Brownie Coloringz for the 'wood frame' and Emerald City Inklingz for the leaves.  

For the Ivy vine, I used my all-time favorite color of Texturez called Artichoked on the Ivy cut out on my Tuscan Walls stencil.  And finally I used a very light brushing of Pumpkin Shimmerz for my cracked brick design.

NOTE:  Don't forget to get your FREE/BONUS Shimmerz product in the color of your choice with your next Shimmerz Paints order....Just mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the 'Instructions to Merchant/Seller' part of your order, and presto! Stacey will bestow an extra Shimmerz product upon you!  Perfect if you're like me and have a hard time narrowing down the colors you NEED! :P

....AND....If you haven't heard the exciting news yet, Shimmerz has brought out a whole bunch of gorgeous new colors for their summer release!  I'm super excited to give these lovely colors a go!  I recently have been playing a little more with the Creameez paints and I just love the matte watercolor look they can give to a project!...I sat here trying to pick some favorite colors, but it's so hard to do, they are all so yummy! (Firm Foundation, Sage It Isn't So, Good Ol' Summer Time...seriously, how cute are those names too!). What's your favorite?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Steampunk Skull Altered Book Cover

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

It's Katie today, sharing one of my little Steampunk works... Used a generous amount of Shimmerz paints to created this from scratch, altering every possible stuffs I could find... I almost use up all of the gold stuffs!!! Just can't help it...

Hope this has been an inspiration... Cheers!!!

Shimmerz product used:
  • Inklingz (Miner, Miner, 49er, Tarnished Treasure, Ruby Lost Her Slippers)
  • Coloringz (Night Moves)
  • Spritz (Bed of Roses)
  • Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
  • Vibez (Egg Noggin')

Simply mention my name (Katie Zoey Ho) under "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" during checkout to receive a FREE item of your choice...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stamping using Shimmerz

Hi There Lovelies,

Today I would love to share with you a card I made.
In my video tutorial I am going to share with you how to stamp using Shimmerz Coloringz
mixed with Shimmerz Paint Pots.

I was so thrilled with how the stamping in the background worked,
that I cannot wait to keep stamping with my Shimmerz Supplies.

Here is a close-up:

Here are the Shimmerz Products that I used to make the card.

The products are:

Shimmerz Coloringz - Oh Say Can You Sea (my favourite)
Shimmerz Coloringz - Peachy Keen
Shimmerz Shimmeringz - Goldie Lox
Shimmerz - Orange Sherbert
Shimmerz - Candelight

Here is the video tutorial, so you too can get stamping!!

Don't forget, if you put an order in with Shimmerz.  
Use my name (Renee Aslette) in the "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" 
section in the checkout page, and you will receive a 
FREE product of your choice.

YAY!!!  Who doesn't love a freebie!!

Keep an eye out this week for some exciting new release colors.

Thank you so much for stopping by! xx

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Be Happy

Hey there, Shimmerz fans!  Missy back with you today.  I have a light and airy layout to share using some gorgeous Shimmerz products.  I used all American Crafts papers and embellishments for this, including the Rise & Shine, Fine & Dandy, Polka Dot Party and Serendipity collections.

I had this photo of myself sitting on my desk for a while, and I challenged myself to make a page using it.  I started with this light wood grain patterned paper and a few stencils.  I used the Great Fruit Creameez and a paint brush to apply it over a triangle stencil.  Next, I used a circle stencil and the Dazzlerz Dreamscicle.  I just used my finger to smudge it on over the stencil.  Once that dried, I used the Dazzlerz Coral Me Crazy and a chevron stencil.  Those two colors look very pretty together...one is a shade darker than the other.  Lastly, I used Coloringz Pretty in Pink and Well Blue Me Down to splatter some dots around the page to tie in all the colors.

Here you can really see what the Dazzlerz look like.  They dry very shiny and glossy.  And they leave a great texture when you used them over a stencil...even with your finger.

I couldn't resist using some gold elements on this layout.  They look so beautiful up next to these pretty light orange tones.  Here you can see the texture from the Dazzlerz again.  You can also see the Creameez splatters.  After I applied it through the stencil with the brush, I dipped the brush back into the container and tapped the brush over the page to get little tiny circles. The Creameez dries with a pretty satin sheen.

Here's another look at the Dazzlerz and Creameez.  You can also see some tiny chunky glitter I sprinkled in over the wet Dazzlerz before it dried.  Aren't these grapefruit-type colors so pretty?  I really love them!

One last close-up again...I cut out a few transparency designs from one of the American Craft sheets and layered them over the background...I love that you can still see the Dazzlerz texture through it.

I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use your Dazzlerz and Creameez in a few fun ways.  And don't be afraid to use your fingers! :D

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Creameez--Great Fruit
Dazzlerz--Dreamscicle, Coral Me Crazy
Coloringz--Pretty in Pink, Well Blue Me Down