Friday, March 6, 2015

Shimmerz and Dazzelerz Background Tutorial

My lovely team mates at Shimmerz patiently guided me through the process of making a video tutorial and I am happy to say that you can access the link at the end of this post. This is the layout I created in the video...

The tutorial focuses on how to create a background page using water-colour paper and 
Shimmerz Mists and Dazzelerz...


here are some detail shots....






For those interested to see the process please check this link....

You can view the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f6qeRo6J5c

or here...


Don't forget to wait for the credits at the end of the video to see all materials used including the particular colors of the Shimmerz products I used.

THANKS AND HAVE A CREATIVE WEEKEND!!!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mini Silverware Mixed Media Tags

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Tina here today with my latest Education Team project, a trio of Mixed Media Tags, using a set of mini silverware as an embellishment for my cards.



Tags have long been a favorite project type!  I love the mini size and versatility of tag creating!

To prep my tags, I covered each with a thin layer of gesso.  Once the gesso dried, I began adding texture and dimension with Dazzelerz and a favorite stencil.



The next step is a favorite.  Using 3 of my new favorite Shimmerz spray colors, I added color to my tags, allowing the colors to blend and mix.


Now that my tags have been created, I prepped my mini silverware (aren't these the cutest??) and chipboard stars with a coat of gesso.  (gesso is a wonderful thing)


Once the gesso had dried, I added color to my embellishments with the same corresponding spray mist colors.


I also sprayed other embellishments with the same spray colors so they are coordinated well together.  (extra stamped clay half circles & half envelopes)

For a pop of contrasting color, I painted a metal ribbon embellishment with red acrylic paint, and added it to my tag with red twine and a red number token.









I so love how these turned out!  Wouldn't they look great adhered to a pretty sheet of patterned paper and framed?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Shimmerz Products used:
Dazzelerz: See U In The Mornin
Coloringz: Don't Citron Me, Well Blu Me Down, Oh Say Can U Sea



Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pretty in Pastels...

Hi everyone ! Iris here sharing with you my present love affair with Shimmerz Vibez, and  Spritz! This is one of the layouts I taught in a recent workshop for Shimmerz where we created five layouts in one day filled with the beautiful colors of Shimmerz Paints!


Soft pastel tones can be easily achieved using mists from the Vibez and Spritz collections!




VIBEZ: EGG NOGGIN, JENNI B. BLEU
SPRITZ: COTTON CANDY, BAMBOO LEAF

Remember, if you order through the on-line shop of Shimmerz, mention my name in the commenst/ notes section and you will get a free product thrown in!




Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beautiful Golden Moments with Amy Prior

Hi Shimmerz fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today to share some more mixed media scrapbooking inspiration using gorgeous Shimmerz Paint Products. Don't forget that you can purchase your Shimmerz goodies direct from the manufacturer by visiting the Shimmerz retail shop here. Definately the best stock availability around.

First up today I have a gorgeous and fun bright layout to share with you all that is mounted onto some Kraft cardstock. How fun is Kraft cardstock when you add bright colors am I right? I just adore Kraft and usually go through phases of being a bit kraft-karazy so you have been warned LOL. 


To create the background of this layout, I have first added some Shimmerz Texturez in Tidy Widy using a new Crafters Workshop Stencil called Altarpiece. When the Shimmerz Texturez paint was dried (thanks to my heat gun because I am super lazy and impatient), I have added some water over the top before adding various warm colored Shimmerz paints. I love the little Shimmerz paint pots they are such fun and gorgeous colors plus you get that amazing texture to boot. When the warm colored Shimmerz were dry (again using the heat tool), I have added some Turquoise Shimmerz as well. I have dried the warm colors before adding the Turquoise to avoid any muddy color mixing that occurs when mixing warm and cool colors together.


Next up I have added some dribbles of Shimmerz Creameez in various colors to bring that paint color out to the kraft cardstock more as I knew my photo and embellishments would cover the majority of the textured background. Next up I have added some circles of dribbled Black Crackle Paint around where my photo was going to be mounted and then followed by some embossing using the Crafters Workshop Stencil Coptic Expressions and an Embossing Dauber with Ultra High Gold Embossing Powder. I just love the half cooked effect you can get with Ultra High Embossing Powder and it is so very simple. When heating the embossing powder and watching it melt, quickly stop melting as soon as you see it all bubble. This prevents the melted powder from melting completely so it leaves this cool textured effect. Normal embossing powder works the same way but the effect is much more noticeable on Ultra High.


 Next up today I have a pretty layout to share featuring myself and the gorgeous Jamie Dougherty in the picture. My background cardstock was white Bazzil Cardshoppe that I have simply added some White Gesso to through a Bloom Girl Stencil. Of course I had to use Jamie's stencils on a layout about her hehe. 


When the background white gesso was dried, I have added lots of water sprayed all over my background before adding Shimmerz Creameez using a paint brush splodging here there and everywhere. I have just used a couple of colors of the Creameez and let them blend as they liked but I have also added some Spiced Cider Shimmerz Blingz for some added texture and a different tone of color.


The rest of this layout came together fairly easily. I have added some random stamping over the top of the Creameez using Archival Black Ink and some Kaisercraft Texture Stamps plus I have added some stickers from the collection of papers that I was using, around the edges of the paper to create a border of fab quotes. This paper collection also had lots of Ephemera so I have used one of the words for the title but I decided to add some Shimmerz Spiced Cider Blingz to the word to bring the shimmer to the forefront of the layout as well as the background. 



Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget that you can purchase direct from Shimmerz Retail store here. Type my name "Amy Prior" into the comments to Merchant section when placing your order to receive a free gift. Until next time, happy scrapping!
Amy Prior xx

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Canvas with Shona


Hello Shimmerz Fans! Today I have my Off the Page Project from my Flying Unicorn March kit…it’s the cute little metal bike. I was stumped on what to do with it so I decided to add it to a canvas full of Shimmerz Color! So first thing I did was to add my background flowers and give them a coat of gesso. Next up was the stamping and then its time to play with COLOR!
 
 

The Eiffle tower is finished with some Before Dawn Vibez. The background is a mix of Peachy Keehn Coloringz, Pop Art Pink and Sunset Strip Vibez, and Tuscan Sun Spritz. These colors are vibrant and full of color for my background.
 
 

I added in some Good as Gold and Sun Kissed Inklingz to add some extra Shimmer to the flowers. I also added some of the new Creameez in Great Fruit and Get Glowing! The names are all so cute!
 
 

Finish it all off with drops and splashes of Before Dawn Vibez. This canvas is full of color and just reminds me of Spring time.
 
 
 
 
 

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a sample for FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for more inspiration and watch out for giveaways! Take care and happy Scrapping!