Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello Shimmerz Friends,

Today I am going to share with you 5 Quick and Easy Cards
I made using Shimmerz Creameez.

I love the Shimmerz Creameez colors and I wanted to do something bright and funky.

I used Shimmerz Creameez - Ride the Tide for the above card.
I used watercolor paper and a fun technique that gave each card a different pattern.

I used Shimmerz Creameez - My Clementine for the above card.
I got to have some fun with stamps while I was at it.

I used Shimmerz Creameez Berry Hot for the above card.
Using Shimmerz Coloringz - Night Moves, I made extra splatters.

I used Shimmerz Creameez - Power to the Purple for the above card.
Love this color!

I used Shimmerz Creameez - Daffodil for the above card.
This one would have to be my favourite.

You can see how I created these cards by watching my tutorial.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dreamer Layout with Missy

Hey there, friends!  It's Missy back with you today.  I have another layout to share with you all.  I've had this sweet photo of my daughter sleeping on my desk for quite a while.  The colors intimidated me, and I knew I'd struggle finding the perfect papers and embellishments to scrap it.  My Shimmerz products always inspire me to make my own backgrounds to coordinate with these "hard to scrap" pictures. 

I started with some white cardstock and a few stencils.  I pulled out several Shimmerz products in different shades of pinks and blues.  I used an alphabet stencil, a lined stencil, a circle stencil and a big flower stencil.  I used them in different ways.  I sprayed through them and I also sprayed onto them and then flipped it over and used it as a stamp.   I used my finger and some of the Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz through the alphabet stencil, and it dried so pretty and shiny!

I used some of the Tidy Widy Texturez on the clouds...the texture and look is amazing!  And I stitched right through them after they were dry with no problem at all.  I went around the edges with a little bit of No One's Chrome Inklingz.

Here you can see how pretty the Dazzlerz shiny and pretty.  I love these blues and pinks together...such a beautiful combo.  I used some older Doodlebug papers for my layers as well as a Crate Paper tag and lots of tangled thread.

I used a small brush and dipped it in the Magenta Shimmerz to give this corrugated cardboard some color.  Very easy and quick to do.  I cut my title on my Cameo in white, and it contrasts nicely against the background mix of colors.

Here's a great close-up of the clouds coated with Texturez.  I love the grainy bits in this product.  I really adds depth, dimension, and of course, texture.  I think it makes things look more life-like.  I also added a coat of Pixie Dust Blingz, which makes them look like they're wearing a coat of sparkly glitter.  I added a few phrase stickers from Cosmo Cricket and stitched them all down.  I layered a flair button and some thread also.  These pretty reds and pinks are a mix of Magenta Shimmerz, Pretty in Pink & Pink Stiletto Coloringz, and Ruby Spritz.

Here's one more look at the clouds and the background.  Those beautiful blues are a combination of Gummy Berry Blue Dazzlerz, Ultra Marine Shimmerz, Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz, Sapphire Spritz and Jeni B Bleu Vibez.

Thanks so much for taking a look today!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Products Used:
Dazzlerz--Pucker Up Pink, Gummy Berry Blue
Shimmerz--Ultra Marine, Magenta
Coloringz--Pretty in Pink, Heidi Ho Blue, Pink Stiletto
Spritz--Sapphire, Ruby
Texturez--Tidy Widy
Inklingz--No One's Chrome
Blingz--Pixie Dust
Vibez--Jeni B Bleu

Monday, June 22, 2015

Shimmerz Doodles with Inklingz and Creameez.

Hi there!

I am sharing some Doodle Art fun with you today!  I love just mindlessly drawing......It's the perfect way to keep your hands busy while watching TV or sitting outside enjoying the sun!!!!

I used some nice drawing Paper by Canson and a plain old run of the mill mechanical pencil and black fine point sharpie.

I had a little play with an app on my iphone here for this fun and quick little bit of footage, as I doodled away while watching TV.  Lots of fun!

As you see in the video there is a shot of my Shimmerz Palette.

 I decided to put some of my Inklingz and Creameez into my empty palette so that I had a selection of colours easily taken with me where ever I feel like painting!

I just filled my little hard pan colours with water and let them sit for a good while, so the water had a chance to soften the paints.  Then I mixed well with my paintbrush and emptied the now liquid colour into the palette, then left that open to dry out.  It works really well, and is super convenient!

Want something for nothing?
I thought you might like a FREE download should you want to print out your own Doodle and colour it with your Shimmerz Inklingz or Creameez Collections.  They are lovely to work with, rich and vibrant with just the right amount of Shimmer!  Note this sheet is not the exact same sheet I drew here, I was a bit too eager and started colouring before I made a copy of it!

Click the link and just print (select your printer from the dropdown box) or save to your computer.
You can feed through some specialty paper through your printer for the best results, watercolour or heavier mixed media paper would work well.  Enjoy!!!

Download your free A4 PDF colouring sheet HERE.

Now with that said....I am off to doodle some more!
Have a great day, and remember to share your Shimmerz coloured doodles on the Shimmerz FB Page!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Drama - A layout with Karine


I'm sharing today a layout I made last fall when I was teaching a workshop about beautiful Shimmerz paints. Here is my layout.

As always, my first step was to apply a thin coat of gesso (white, here) to my background paper. Next, I applied modeling paste through a stencil to add a bit of texture to my background. Once it was dry, I had fun with colors. I used Shimmerz in Celery, Sugar Plum and in Tickle-me-Turquoise. To blend the colors together, I used water.

You can see on the picture above that I also colored chipboards with the Shimmerz. You just have to give a thin coat of gesso first, to prime the chipboard, and you're ready to add the color. In addition, the white flower with a purple centre was coloured with the same Shimmerz.

This last picture show you that I used those same little jars to add some color to my resist canevas. I tore it and layered it behind my photo. Shimmerz can be used in so many ways!


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Friday, June 19, 2015

A Little Candy World

Hi Shimmerz Peeps,

Katie here today sharing one of my sweetest artworks - a little Candy World... Deeply inspired by the fable Hansel and Gretel's candy house... Instead of building a candy house, I decided to create a candy world instead with a candy house sitting on top of a mountain of candy floss...

Using a ceramic watering can, I altered and build the candy floss mountain from scratch using generous amount of Shimmerz paints... I hereby extend my cutest welcome to everyone to enter into my little Candy World...

Shimmerz product used:
  • Inklingz (Miner, Miner, 49er, Pink-A-Boo)
  • Creameez (Berry Hot, Marshmallow)
  • Vibez (Egg Noggin', Sweet Heart)
  • Shimmeringz (Baby's Breath)
  • Spritz (Cotton Candy)

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