Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amazing - A layout with Karine

Hi there,

Karine here today to share another layout using tons of yummy Shimmerz Paints products.

Here it is.

I started out with a plain white yardstick on which I glued some Tim Holtz tissue paper. I then applied a thin coat of white gesso and modelling paste through a Prima stencil. Next come my favorite part: the colors. I went with a yellow and grey color combo this time. I used Spritz in Tuscan sun and Truffle as well as Vibez in Sunset Strip to color my white background.

Some random stamping in black Archival ink to add texture...

For my chipboard, I wanted to create the look of liquid metal, or something similar. I started out with a coat of Creameez in Ride the Tide, to give a nice blue undertone... On top of it, I stamped with Versamark ink and added embossing powder. To make it match with the rest of the layout, I misted it with my Spritz in Truffle. I LOVE the result!

You can order Shimmerz products directly from the Shimmerz Paints Store. If you do, don't forget to mention my name (Karine Gagnon) in the «Instruction to Merchant/seller» part of your order form (just below your name and address). After clicking «add», you'll get a FREE product in the color of your choice!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Precious Sunshine with Missy

Hey there, everyone!  Missy here with you today.  I don't know what it is about January, but it has me in the mood to scrap bright Summer photos!  If you remember my last layout, you know I love bright and bold colors.  This layout is full of them :)

I used papers from Webster's Pages and Echo Park to create this.  I used the gorgeous Tuscan Sun Spritz and a Crafter's Workshop stencil to create the sun rays in the background.  I used another stencil with the Patina Texturez to create those circles on either side of my photos.  It really gives amazing texture!  Such perfect name for it :)  Those chipboard frames are from Crate Paper, and I gessoed them before making them a gorgeous golden color, using Shimmerz (Sunny) and Inklinz (Miner Miner 49er).

These frames really shine...they have such a pretty sheen to them.  I used Shimmerz Tickle Me Turquoise to create the aqua watercolor here.

What I love about Shimmerz products is how may different shades you can get by mixing them and layering them together.  Once the Patina was dry, I added the Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz and Well Blue Me Down Coloringz...and they both can easily be used like watercolor.  And you can control the lightness and darkness by how much you water them down.  That beautiful pink tone is a  mix of the Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez and Pretty in Pink Coloringz.

One more close up of the gorgeous Patina's such a fun product to use through a stencil!

I hope this gives you some inspiration today to go bold and bright even though it's cold outside!  Have fun with it :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Products Used:
Spritz - Tuscan Sun
Shimmerz - Sunny, Tickle Me Turquoise
Texturez - Patina
Coloringz - Well Blue Me Down, Pretty in Pink
Inklingz - Miner Miner 49er
Vibez - Razzle Dazzle Berry

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Shimmerz Family is Growing!

Our happy little Shimmerz family has grown by 1.  Please help me welcome Felicity Wilson to the Shimmerz Design Team.  Felicity has been a long time user of Shimmerz and we have been waiting for just the right time to ask her to join our team.  The timing was perfect and we are very happy to have her show you how she Shimmerz.

Welcome Felicity!!!!  We are thrilled to have you with us!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beautiful Pinks and Purples with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing a scrapbooking layout that I recently created for an Australian Scrapbooking Competition of course using lots of gorgeous Shimmerz paint products. The challenge was simply to use something out of the ordinary on the scrapbook layout, a non-scrapbooking item. I was baffled with this challenge as there really doesn't seem like much that we haven't added to our scrapbook stashes over the years and as I sat outside pondering in my garden, I realised the yard was covered in sticks left right and centre. 

So after washing the sticks about 20 times in detergent etc to ensure there was no longer any dirt etc left on the sticks, I have painted them with gorgeous Shimmerz paint in various colours of pink, purple and black to match my chosen patterned papers for the layout.

I have added lots of various stamping to my white background cardstock using some Black Archival Ink which I have let dry before assing some dribbles of Shimmerz Inklingz and Shimmerz paints again in various shades of pink and purple to tie my layout together beautifully.

Finally I have painted my chipboard title using some Shimmerz Dazzlerz paint followed by some Shimmerz in black also to give a bit more texture.

Shimmerz Paint Products used for this layout include...
Shimmerz Inklingz in Beets Me, Pugnacious Purple, Pink-a-Boo & Imperial Amethyst,
Shimmerz in Sugar Plum, Royal Purple, Magenta, Pink & Coal,
Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stix.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to keep an eye on the Shimmerz Facebook Page as something super exciting is happening 29th January!!!! So exciting!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Saturday, January 24, 2015

KIMONO layout

Hello! It's Yuko.
Today,I will share you my favorite layout using KIMONO photos.
My dougter  becomes 3 years old.
Japan's traditional ceremonies"shichigosan"
 ("753", 7-year-old, 5-year-old, and 3 years oldcelebration wearing a kimono.)

The perfect paper to gorgeous kimonoWas colored using the SHIMMERZ..

It's processed and colored so that cut out paper and board paper  may melt together.

Tenturez Gold Mine is very gorgeous!

Chip board I was processed by Texturez , INKLINGZ and gesso.

<Texturez>  Gold Mine
<SHIMMERZ>  Marigold/JILTED JADE/Sunny/Pink/Wed Wagon

Thank you!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Altered Journal Book Cover

Hello Shimmerz Peeps,

It's Katie here today on my very first creation with Shimmerz... Sharing here is an altered journal book cover... Using golden yellow and pink as my colour palette, I created this sweet garden feel on the front cover...

Hope this will be an inspiration and I shall see you soon again...


Shimmerz Product use: 
  • Inklingz (Pink-A-Boo, French Twist & Miner, Miner, 493er)
  • Creameez (Berry Hot & Get Glowing) - NEW PRODUCT!!!
  • Spritz (Cotton Candy)
  • Vibez (Egg Noggin')
Simply mention my name (Katie Zoey Ho) under "INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT" during checkout to receive a FREE jar of Inklingz...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Using a Stamping Block with Missy

Hey there, Shimmerz fans!  It's Missy here today with my very first blog post as a Design Team Member!  I'm thrilled to be here, and I'm excited to share my first project with you.  

I absolutely LOVE rainbows, and I love creating backgrounds with the amazing colors in them.  There are tons of colors and textures to choose from in the Shimmerz family, and I used several of them here.  To create my background, I started with white cardstock and my small square acrylic stamping block.  I simply used it as a stamp.  It's really easy and you get a somewhat square yet messy watercolor effect.  Depending on the product you're using, either spray or spread it onto the block, turn it over and just press it down onto the paper.  I used Coloringz and Vibez to create most of my squares.  For an even cooler look, squirt two colors on at the same time!

I used a very old Crafter's Workshop stencil to create these blue lines, using a palette knife and Dazzlerz in Gummy Berry Blue.  Such great texture and color!  I am obsessed with machine stitching these days, so I added lots of that in as well as some American Crafts stickers and embellishments and this cute flair pin from A Flair for Buttons.

Isn't this orange color gorgeous?  That's the Mandarin Mai Tai Coloringz.  I love the look of the black stamps on top of it and the tangled thread under the photo.  Black always pops so nicely against bright colors.

Here's a close up shot of a random mix of patterned paper, washi tapes, stitching, brads, thread and lots of liquid color...that lovely green color is Hermit the Frog Vibez :)

And finally, here's a shot of the top left of the photo.  Gorgeous yellow (No Yoking Coloringz) blending with the Mandarin Mai Tai and Pretty in Pink Coloringz and a little bit of Magenta Shimmerz.  Such a gorgeous combo!

I hope this inspires you to give some of these awesome products and colors a try!  They blend so nicely together, and using the stamping block is a great way to get them to blend naturally.  Don't forget to mention my name when you place an'll get some free product!  Woo Hoo!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day!

Products Used:
Dazzlerz - Gummy Berry Blue
Shimmerz - Magenta
Coloringz - Mandarin Mai Tai, No Yoking, Pretty in Pink
Vibez - Jeni B Bleu, Hermit the Frog

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MORE Project Life Cards!

Hi everyone.

I am getting ready for starting my PL this year.  (yes I am already behind!  LOL  What ever!)

But I have fun making these cards.  super easy with Shimmerz Paints.  This time I used Inklingz.  Love the variations in colour I can get from one paint.  Have a look at the sweet cards I ended up with.  Really, really easy BTW.... Just Watercolour Paper (I used Canson 300gsm) Inklingz in a few colours and pens.  I used stencils in a couple which turned out great as well!

Heres the stash I played with this morning!

as you can see.....I enjoyed the process!!!!

It does not get easier than this!
Love it!!!
Inklings are AWESOME
get them HERE.

See you again soon.

Altered Bee Canvas

Hello lovely people! I am here with a share for Shimmerz, it has been a long time since 
I said that! Feels so good to be back on board! I had a BLAST creating this canvas! 
One thing I LOVE about designing for Shimmerz is Stacey gives us creative freedom!
Just lets us do "our thing" and i LOVE her for it! So i had bought this bee and wanted to 
sparkle him up! The Shimmerz Inklingz was perfect! Along with some Texturez and Sprays of course!
I have a video tutorial HERE
Shimmerz Store. Make sure to mention my name or my blog in the "notes to merchant" section to receive some FREE Shimmerz of your choice!

Products Used:
Inklingz in
 Chocolate n Diamondz
I love you Onyxly
Steely Blue Eyes
Me and Blue
Texturez in Gold Mine
Coloringz in Don't be Suede
Well Blue Me Down
Shimmeringz in
Goldie Lox

Sunday, January 18, 2015

My Happy Place Journal Cover with Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back with you all again today to share a recent journal cover that I have decorated using tonnes of Shimmerz gorgeous paint products.

This Canvas journal comes raw and is an oldie from Prima Marketing. To start off the process of painting, I have sprayed the entire cover with water to help me avoid wasting too much paint. The whole journal comes apart so I could lay the journal cover flat which was a plus. With the cover nice and saturated, I have started blobbing random Shimmerz paints over the background using Magenta, Sunny & Tickle Me Turquoise. I have let the colours mix a little on the background to create green, orange and purple tones but I have dried it quickly using my heat gun to avoid too much mixing which would have created mud brown.

Next up I have added the stencilling using Shimmerz Tidy Widy Texturez paste through a Dina Wakely stencil. When the texturez paint was drying, I have started to paint my Blue Fern Studio Chipboard piece using various Shimmerz Inklingz colours as well as various Dazzlerz for added texture. The chipboard title was painted simply with some Spun Sugar Shimmerz Dazzlerz also.

The next process for this journal cover was to simply adhere it all together. I have added the chipboard circle first before adding my string pearls and metal trinkets. Next step was to add some Lace to the top and bottom followed by lots and lots of flowers because well I just never get enough flowers. Finally I have added some Jamie Dougherty arty chipboard stickers plus some Shimmerz Texturez paint to the tips of my flower petals. All that was left to do was put the journal back together and fill the interior. Stay tuned for the inside details another day.

Shimmerz paint products used include...
Shimmerz in Magenta, Sunny & Tickle Me Turquoise,
Dazzlerz in Gummy Berry Blue, Sour Apple, Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, Spun Sugar,
Inklingz in Blue My Mind, Me and Blue, Meet Me @ Sunset, Giddy About Green & Beets Me

Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx