Sunday, July 27, 2014

Relax with friends by Amy Prior

Hi everyone! Amy Prior back again today to share another scrapbooking layout that I have created using tonnes of Shimmerz goodies. The layout is highlighting a fun group photo from a recent retreat I had the pleasure of attending and I just couldn't wait to scrap it. Having fun relaxing and scrapbooking with friends is my favorite way to spend a weekend!

My background for this layout was created using some of the fabulous new Shimmerz Inklingz plus some Shimmerz Texturez Paint. The Inklingz were painted in circles onto a non-stick craft sheet and I have then stamped my paper over the top. I repeated this step with 3 different colors of the Inklingz and just love the cool circle effect it gave. I have then added the Shimmerz Texturez paint through a stencil using a Palette Knife. 

The large circle chipboard frame was painted using lots of different shades of colors in the Shimmerz Inklingz to create the appearance of texture and shadowing. I have also added some leaf spray chipboard pieces that I have painted with Shimmerz Dimensionz Paint before adding some Shimmerz Spritz spray over the top.

The finishing touches on my chipboard was to add some yellow added in the little circles using Shimmerz Dimensionz which helped tie the yellow back in to the rest of my layout. The flower cluster was formed using various vines as a base and then a tonne of gorgeous Petaloo flowers. 

Shimmerz products used in this project include...
Shimmerz Texturez Tidy Widy
Shimmerz Dimensionz Green Thumb
Shimmerz Dimensionz Streets of Gold
Shimmerz Spritz Olive Branch
Shimmerz Inklingz Good as Gold
Shimmerz Inklingz I'm not Limon
Shimmerz Inklingz Blue My Mind
Shimmerz Inklingz Pink-a-Boo
Shimmerz Inklingz Beets Me
Shimmerz Inklingz Spotlight White
Shimmerz Inklingz Pugnacious Purple
Shimmerz Inklingz Giddy about Green
Shimmerz Inklingz Me and Blue

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget you can head over to the Shimmerz store here to purchase any or all of your favorite Shimmerz products. Until next time...

Amy Prior xx 

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cuteness Layout with Amy Prior

Hi everyone!!! Eeekk I am so very honoured to be here presenting my first blog post as a Design Team gal for Shimmerz Paints! To say I am over the moon is the understatement of the century. I do hope that I inspire you all to get creative with your Shimmerz products and don't forget to head on over to the Shimmerz store here to stock up on all the goodies I have used today. Use my name in the comments when ordering and receive a free sample container of your choice woohoo!

Today I have a layout to share titled "Cuteness". Is this photo of my eldest daughter not totally cute or what? Those eyes, that hair, could melt anyone. To start off this layout I have added lots of gorgeous Shimmerz Inklingz to my background cardstock using a paint brush and lots of water. To get the nice watercolor blotched effect, I have sprayed lots of water on the cardstock to begin with and continued to add more water so it blended and splotched nicely. I use super technical terminology LOL.

When the inklingz on the background was dry, I have added some subtle masking over the top using a stencil with some Shimmerz Texturez. I seriously have to say that Texturez is my favorite texture addition and I rarely do a project without using it these days! I have also added lots of the Texturez to the tips of the petals on the flowers that I knew I wanted to use for the layout. I love adding paint, etc to the edges of petals it really gives it a nice different effect than just leaving the flowers as they are.

In amongst my layers of paper is a chipboard chicken wire that was given a rough coating of Shimmerz Texturez followed by a dash of Shimmerz Inklingz randomly to add some color. I then painted the chipboard branch green and the little birds purple all using Shimmerz Inklingz. If you get a nice thick consitency when mixing with water, there is no need to gesso or prime the chipboard first which is fabulous for people like me who likes to simplify as much as possible.

The final touches included some Clear Pebbles to highlight the gorgeous texture and shimmer of the background and some Shabby Resin pieces that were colored using Shimmerz Inklingz Paints.

Full Shimmerz Product List for this project include...
Shimmerz Inklingz Blue My Mind
Shimmerz Inklingz Meet Me @ Sunset
Shimmerz Inklingz Beets Me
Shimmerz Inklingz Pink-A-Boo
Shimmerz Inklingz Spotlight White
Shimmerz Texturez Tidy Widy

Don't forget you can click here to visit the Shimmerz Store and purchase all these fabulous products and more. Use my name in the comments section of your order and receive a free sample tub of your choice! What a bonus!

Well that is it from me today, I hope I have inspired you all to get creative with your Shimmerz products and until next time, Blessings from 
Amy Prior xx

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Shimmery Art Journaling.

Welcome to the Shimmerz Blog today!
 Lydell here with you this morning, sharing an Art Journal page I have been playing with 
over the last couple of days.

I always just love when I get an opportunity to play in my journal!  

Here's My finished spread.

I have just started another journal. It was an old microwave cookbook.  I love the orientation of this one.  It is tall and thin.  Really interesting change to working on these narrow pages!

I started out on a gessoed surface and added Neocolor II watercolour Crayons and gelato's with water,
 just swiping with a brush and a baby wipe.

I dried off the layers in between colours.  I sprayed with Shimmerz Vibez in Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz.....smoothed with a brush to further add colour to the page, and flicked the nozzle to the page splattering drops all over. I used Coloringz Lime in da coconut to enhance the green areas too, as its such a gorgeous vibrant color.

I coloured her dress in with the New Inklingz colour-Meet me at Sunset, which was just gorgeous.  So very luminescent.  I went around the edges with a big brush marker.  I shaded with some Neocolor II crayons as well.  Her hair has some streaks of Inklingz- Spotlight white.

I added colour to the balloon, and went over it with Beats me Inklingz, 
and added the shine with the spotlight white Inklingz again

I added my journaling around the edge and called it done!

So that's it from me today!

If you have not gotten your Shimmerz yet, then visit the website
and stock up.  
So many amazing products to choose from!

Have a wonderful weekend, and I hope you can fit some creative time into it!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATC using new Inklingz

Hello Friends.
Today I have a set of ATC I made using Paintables Cards by Prima Marketing.
They are so easy to alter  and new Inklingz work great there.

I use many of Inklingz as well as some sprays.
You can find the process in my video clip

Shimmerz products used:

Pink - A - Boo
Coral Reef
Beets Me
Giddy About Green
Sun Kissed

Penny 4 Your Thoughts
Tarnished Treasure
Burnished Buckle

Blue My Mind
Sheer Bliss
French Twist

Ruby, Bemboo Leaf

Ready or Not, Hot Fudge

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

little gift box

When I came back from our vacation (which was absolutely perfect!),
there was a lovely surprise waiting for me.
Finally my package with the new Shimmerz has arrived!!!
Oh many gorgeous colors from the new Shimmerz product: INKLINGZ.
You only need to activate the paints with water and the fun can begin!
Today I had the time to play with them and they are so great to work with!
What better way to showcase the colors by making a little gift box decorated with all the new paints.

I randomly applied the paints and added some water to let them run a little.
The lock and the metal feet got a coat of gesso first
 and then one layer with the Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure.

For this project I used the following paints:
Inklingz-pearl: Beets me
Giddy about green
Pugnacious purple
Coral reef

Inklingz-gold: Blue my mind
French twist

Inklingz-metal: tarnished treasure

Here is the top view:

And some close-ups:
Found some tulle flowers and twigs in matching colors.

The lace flowers and the paper flowers were painted with the paints as well.

Playing with lots of colors for the background.
Added some small glass beads for more texture.
Toned it all down a bit by applying some gesso.

Hope you all liked my todays post and you will be inspired to try the new Inklingz!
You will love them, I'm sure!!
If you place a Shimmerz order make sure you add my name during check out 
and you will get a FREE sample of your choice!!

Color your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Awesome - Layout with Shona

Hello Shimmerz Fans! Today I have a layout to share with a few Shimmerz goodies on it. First off…I did some masking in the background with Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and added touches of Shimmerz Aqua Marine and Key Lime with my fingers….in the corners and under where the photo would go. This added some color to the neutral colored papers.

All of the Creative Emellishments chippys are all finished with the NEW Inklingz and than a coat of crackle on top. The colors I used are Blue my mind, Brass knuckles, and Me & Blue.

I just adore the finish of the chippys with the Inklingz!

Once the layout was complete I added some drops of the Shimmerz Aqua Marine and Key Lime.

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are giveaways going on right now!

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 lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A very cool idea......

I recently saw a post Jane Davenport did on something she did to make her little paint pots of watercolour paint easier to use.....See her Idea Here on Pinterest.

It got me to thinking.  I do find it tricky getting so many little paint pots out to use and to keep track of the names of the paints and the correct lids that go with each.....So I decided I would do something similar to stack on my little paint shelves on my wall.  (You may have seen the release of our new Line of paints INKLINGZ!  )

This is just a small portion of the paint wall, but one that shows you the placement of the little watercolour pots. (I love this idea, so I am so happy I saw it on Pinterest!!!)

I knew I needed some alterations to Jane's original idea, to make them fit my storage system, so I hunted about for something to use.  I found a timber strip from a blind we recently removed, that was perfect.  Light weight, just the right width....and best of all I didn't need any man tools.  My Tim Holtz scissors were fine for the job....and a piece of sandpaper I had in my scrapping desk drawer!  

to start with I wanted the colour sticker on the front, so I could see at a glance the colour I was using.  So I peeled it off the bottom of the pot and re-adhered it to the front.
Then I got some Helmar 450 and added glue to the bottom of each pot, pressing them into position, on the wood strip with their lids removed.

I added them to the three wood strips in their colour Collections.
Golds, Pearls and Metals

So now when I want to use them, I can just grab each set by strip and spray the required colours with water ready for use.  They don't need their lids replaced unless I know I wont be using them for a while, and don't want dust in them.  Mine are fairly sheltered though and I don't think these little pots of bliss are going to be left sitting on their lonesome for too long.

I am stoked!
(Thanks Ms Davenport for your very cool idea!!!)

If you have not seen Inklingz yet, head on over to the Shimmerz Store and get yours HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Layered Inklingz...

Hi everyone! Iris here again. We went through a typhoon and a wide-spread electricity loss yesterday and while the kids kept themselves busy drawing and coloring, I got a chance to work on a watercolor background using the new Inklingz! I am really glad I got all the colors cause they are just divine!

Here are some close-up shots of the layout… the shimmer does not show too well here since I did not have enough light when I took the photos but IRL, the colors really shimmer!

Here are the Inklingz products I used...

Please do check my blog to see a step-by-step guide on how I made the background. 
Thanks for your visit!

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