Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I love how the Kraft cardstock absorbs the Vibez color. It almost makes the cardstock look like soft suede or velvet, don't ya think? I used Tickle-Me-Turquoise Shimmerz on the chipboard alphas. I added some Prima goodies, and for the patchwork I used scraps of fabric given to me by our very own Lucy Edson. Thank you, Lucy!
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I created a small picture inside the canvas, using the stencil with the gesso. I colored it with Tickle-Me-Turquois, Sunflower, Orange Sherbet, Pink and Key Lime Shimmerz with a brush. I used Grape Escape Vibez for purple butterfly and Marigold Shimmerz on the other one.
I brushed Grape Escape Vibez on the edge of the canvas and around the small picture. Many colorful flowers and rhinestones and .... is Spring!
Have a great day with creativity!
Monday, March 29, 2010
It all began with my Cricut and paper trimmer. Using pink card stock, I cut each square to the same width and length. I then used a scallop punch to make each background for the letters. Next, I used the Cricut to make my letters and number one. After adding lots and lots of ribbon, mini-clips, and some beautiful Shimmerz, I had a banner that was worth celebrating.
For the Shimmerz details here, I used Tickle-Me-Turquoise on the top corner flower and also on the bird brad. I l.o.v.e. the way that this looks, especially when hanging - the sparkle is wonderful!
~ Jessie A.
Today I would like to share with you 2 layouts that I did using some Shimmerz Spritz on my background. For this layouts,I have used My Scrapbook Nook's March Kit featuring Pink Paislee Bayberry line.
On both layouts I spritzed a few amounts of Tuscan Sun, Sea Foam and Ruby. I totally love the combination of this 2 colors and the shimmery effects that it added to mylayouts. It is perfect for this paperline.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I have found that I really like mixing colors together with my Shimmerz and the results are always fun and fresh. Here are some close ups for your viewing pleasure. Here you can see the Shimmerz Pearlz mixed with the Shimmerz Blingz. You can also see the subtleness of the Shimmerz Spritz on the yellow felt flower.
I loved the look of what some of our other design team members did with the bigger spots on their paper, and so I created this effect with the mask I sprayed onto the paper. It is really a great way to add some extra texture to your projects!
Shimmerz Paints. This took a little longer to do, but I LOVE the shimmery results I got from it.
Shimmerz Spritz in Bed of Roses. I let it dry and then sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz in Cotton Candy. The next coat of color was Shimmerz Spritz in Baby's Breath. I then went ahead and sprayed Shimmerz Vibez in Red-Y or Not, Shimmerz Spritz Bed of Roses and Shimmerz Spritz Sapphire and with my fingers I mixed all of the colors together and I got this gorgeous purple color. I let it dry and repeated this step one more time. Just look at how wonderful this shimmerz!
For the flower on the side of the mask, I sprayed it with three colors. The first coat of color was Shimmerz Spritz Olive Branch, followed by Shimmerz Spritz Baby's Breath and the final coat of color was a light spray of Shimmerz Spritz Sapphire. Simply beautiful!
So, next time you want to create something a little different, don't be afraid to bring out your Shimmerz paints and mix your colors and have a fun with them! You never know what your results may turn out to be like.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Up here the Pacific is COLD, a bit too cold to swim in, but the beach always makes for AMAZING photos. And amazing photos, always make for GREAT layouts. Combine that with incredible, shimmery paint and well...you just can't lose.
Here are 2 different layout ideas for you to use for any forthcoming spring break beach trips or any beach/lake photos that you might have gathering dust:
Spray your background with Penny Pincher and Jeni B Bleu Vibez to perfectly match the sand and sea!
A quick shot of Rolling in the Hay Vibez, adds a nice neutral shimmer without distracting the eye
Happy Spring Break!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I started with a journaling chipboard piece from my stash. I spritz Razzle Dazzle Berry on it with two coats. Then I mounted the Thickers and hot glued a skewer to the back. That’s it! Simple, simple, simple – yet adorable and a perfect addition to her party table.
~ Jessie A.
I painted the leaves and branches of the cut-out tree (cut from Webster's Pages paper) with Green Olive, Celery and Choc-o-lot Shimmerz paint. I made the pair of love birds out of shrink plastic:
Have a great day!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I have people asking all the time. Is Shimmerz a new product?
Well. . . the answer is yes and no. We created and released both Shimmerz Paints and what was then "Shimmering Spritz" back in 1999. They were distributed by Personal Stamp Exchange and through sales reps. That was long before blogs and design teams.
Just like any new business we made mistakes and learned from them. Shimmerz and Spritz did really well for quite a while, but then we stopped manufacturing and aggressively selling for a few years. We were still there just not really noticeable.
So in June of 2008 we decided to try again. We got a blog, website and a design team and started manufacturing Shimmerz. Then Blingz, then we reintroduced Spritz, followed by Pearlz and Vibez.
So even though you didn't know us. . . we've been around for a L-O-N-G time. Just look at those labels. EeeeK!!! Thankfully we have a new look, but the product and quality are all still the same.
So spread the word. . . we really aren't the new kids on the block.
Because with them I can change the colors of my embellishments as I like.
For example, I had a white felt border, but I needed one yellow for my work. I used Tuscan Sun Spritz Shimmerz, Golden Wheat and Apricot Shimmerz .... and I obtained, very easily, my new yellow felt border to embellish the cover for my sewing machine.
I used Key Lime Shimmerz on the flower and on the leaves of the felt border for give light.
Have a great day with creativity!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Today I thought I'd share with you some things I worked
on over the weekend at a fun crop I went to with
two other Shimmerz girls Taj White & Daniela Dobson.
First up is my "Two" layout.
Daniela brought the prettiest butterfly die with her
and Taj was cutting lots of butterflies with fun papers.
I wanted the negative space so I could use some beautiful
Shimmerz butterflies on a page
I wanted to do about my 2 peas in a pod.
So I took the paper and used it as a stencil, sprayed
Shimmerz Vibez in Jeni B Bleu and created the butterflies
you see here. My paper was already a very light shade of
blue. I think the Jeni Be Bleu was the PERFECT addition
to make that paper stand out:
Thank you so much for letting me share my creations with you today.
Go experiment with Shimmerz today. Let your mind be your guide...
Monday, March 22, 2010
The first video was just posted on the Shimmerz Ed Team Vlog - here's a little sneak of the first few steps for you:
You can see the first video here and rest will go up over the next few days.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I've got a huge stash of white and cream colored muslin hanging around my studio. (In case you aren't familiar with muslin...it is a very inexpensive fabric that is used in quilting, linings etc.) I love using it on cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages and mini art quilts. One of my favorite things to do is to to use my stamps, StazOn ink and my Shimmerz Vibez and Spritz to take transform my plain-jane muslin into something exquisite!
If you stamp your muslin first using StazOn ink (it won't run when it gets wet), then spray, the stamp will take a back seat to the color of the Spritz/Vibez. If you reverse the order and spray first then stamp, your stamp will take a more prominent role. Play around and see what you like.
On my dress form mini-art quilt, I first stamped with a script stamp, then spritzed with Olive Branch Spritz. Once it was dry, I sewed on my dress form. (The dress form was cut with my Silhouette SD out of plain white copier paper then sprayed with Rolling in the Hay Vibez.) The heart is another small snippet of muslin that I sprayed with Red-y-Or-Not Vibez. The entire process is very simple, but the results are stunning!
If you are interesting in learning more about this technique, leave me a comment and I'll get a video in the works.