Sunday, March 29, 2015

Today You Were So Adorable with Missy

Happy Sunday, friends!  It's Missy here with you today.  I used a very unlikely color combo on my layout here...shades of purple mixed with shades of orange.  I was inspired to create this background when I saw my photo.  I knew I had no purple patterned papers that would match it, so I pulled out my Shimmerz goodies and started from scratch.

I used a sunburst stencil and Vibez in Sunset Strip.  Then I used Plum Pudding Spritz to create some messy splotches.  I sprayed the liquid onto some plastic packaging and smudged it onto my paper.  It gives a great watercolor effect.  Next, I took a Dear Lizzy flower stencil and mixed a few blue shades of Vibez, Spritz and Coloringz and mixed them with Dazzlerz Sea U in the Mornin'.  I wanted a deep teal color, and mixing Blue Jeans, Sapphire and Heidi Ho Blue with it gave it the perfect shade.  I rubbed it over the stencil to create those funky flower shapes.


Here you can see where the pretty Plum Pudding creates this gorgeous purple/pink color.  I added a bit of Inklinz in Beets Me and a few splatters of Coloringz Pink Stilleto.  I love how it looks up next to the orange and blue tones.  I did machine stitch along the edges of the rays with blue thread.

I used these same products to color this wood veneer from Studio Calico.  I also added a touch of Dazzlerz Pucker Up Pink to it.  I rubbed some white gesso over it after it dried to tone it down a bit.  I mixed my title with some stamps and some old Remarks alpha stickers from my very old stash.


Here's a close up of the Dazzlerz...I love the texture and thickness of it.  I layered some tangled thread, a die cut and a flair button here as well.


And one more shot of the left side cluster.  More thread, flair, die cut....also a wood veneer heart and an arrow paper clip.


I'm finding that the Shimmerz products are PERFECT for creating your own background when you have difficult colors or patterns in your photo(s).  It's easy to mix and match the colors together as well as mix the actual products together to get the perfect hues.  I really enjoyed creating this unique background for this picture of my little cutie!

Thanks for stopping by today...be sure to visit the store to see all the available products!  If you mention my name at checkout, you can score some free product!

Have a great day!

Products Used:
Vibez: Sunset Strip, Jeni B Bleu, Blue Jeans
Spritz: Plum Pudding, Sapphire
Inklingz: Beets Me
Coloringz: Pink Stilleto, Heidi Ho Blue
Dazzlerz: Sea U in the Mornin', Pucker Up Pink

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Remember - A layout with Karine

Hi there,

My turn, today, to share a layout with you. Here are the products I used.


Spritz: Rock-A-Fella Blue
Shimmerz: Angel Wings and Ultra Marine
Creameez: Marshmallow and Get Glowing
Texturez: Tidy Widy

And here is my layout:


I love using Shimmerz and Creameez to add light or shadow around my ornaments.


Here, I also used Shimmerz to add color to my chipboards.


As I often do, I used Texturez in Tidy Widy through a stencil to add texture to my background.


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. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Explore the Untaken Path Art Journal Spread

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

It's Katie here today sharing my very first art journal spread... Wanted to get myself started with this kind of art form but I didn't till very recently...

Our nation's first Prime Minister and founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed away this Monday morning, and whole nation is mourning for this week... I'm one of the earlier generations whom had benefited from the various policies he legislated during the early 90s... I am deeply sadden by his demise and his legacy puts me into great thoughts... He was one such great leader where he took the untaken path and brought Singapore to where She is today...

This journal spread, Explore the Untaken Path serves as a memorial on the great work Mr. Lee had done, his bravery and courage to challenge the uncertainties... 





Shimmer Products used:

  • Coloringz (Night Moves)
  • Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
  • Spritz (Rock-a-fella Blue)
  • Vibez (Snow Storm)
  • Texturez (Gritty Graphite)
  • Dazzelerz (Spun Sugar)
  • Inklingz (Tarnish Treasure)
  • Creameez (Ride the Tide)


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



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Watercolor Project Life Cards....Shimmerz Inklingz and Creameez.

Hi there.  Lydell here today sharing another stash making session I had using Inklingz and Creameez.  I love to have a variety of Project Life cards on hand, and find it so much easier to just pick out the ones I like and slide them in the pockets as filler cards to complete a page.

Sometimes the colours even get me motivated and it starts that way!

If you have not seen these lovely little Shimmerz pots of goodness, they are pans of cake watercolours in individual pots Inklingz are Pearlescent and the Creameez are not, although they do tend to have a slight sheen, (which is really pretty!!!!)


mmmmm.

So I decided on some watercolor play today.
and I have quite a nice stash of PL Cards ready to go.

You could use the same ideas for cards and layouts as well, 
I did all the watercoloring, then when dry I added brush lettering and calligraphy with various pens.  I added details with white and grey.

So take a look.

I used Canson 185 gsm Watercolour paper (Perfect for the Cards)
and a variety of Inklingz and Creameez  I just wet the lot and dipped randomly!


I love the gold shimmer peeking behind the colour.  The Gold Inklingz are so gorgeous!





I added some liquitex glass bead medium to the heart here.  It comes out white and dries crystal clear with the glossy beads adding dimension.  really pretty.





I will have a video on some more of these really simple yet effective techniques next week, 
so look out for that :-)

Until then...thanks for dropping in today.
Hope you are having a great week!




Monday, March 23, 2015

Love This Boy & Love My Shimmerz

Hi There Lovely Shimmerz Friends,

Today I will be sharing with you a layout I made using some gorgeous Shimmerz products.

I have also made a video tutorial to show you how you can create the layout yourself.


In the video I will show you how to create the background using these amazing Shimmerz Products.


Here are some close-ups:


I used the Shimmerz Dazzelerz in Licorice Stick to paint over my chipboard twine circle.


I love making raised dots by using the Shimmerz Paint Pots.


The Shimmerz Products I used are:

Shimmerz Vibez - Egg Noggin'
Shimmerz Dazzelerz - Licorice Stick
Shimmerz - Golden Wheat
Shimmerz - Silver Bells
Shimmerz - Coal

Here is my tutorial:


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

YAY!!!  Lots of happy there ^

Thank you so much for stopping by!