Monday, January 22, 2018

Best Ever | Brianna Lepper

Hey y'all, it's Bri and I'm so excited to be sharing my first scrapbook layout on the YouTube Educators Team for Shimmerz Paints!  I just happened to choose quite a few different shades of purple when picking out my design team kit.  Little did I know that it would be Pantones 2018 color of the year!  I couldn't wait to make this layout and I hope you love it as much as I do.  Here are the colors/products that I used:

Creameez: Purple Peony and Lapis Dance
Spritz: Walkin' A Tight Heliotrope
Coloringz: Punked Up Purple
Vibez: Frost Bite
Blingz: Gold-N-Roses

I prepped my cardstock with some white gesso and started layering up my colors.  I chose Purple Peony first and used the packaging technique to apply it.  I then added Walkin' A Tight Heliotrope and loved the look of the rich, dark color that it added.  And because you can never have enough purple, I added Punked Up Purple.  I mean why not, right? My photo has a lot of blue tones in it and I definitely wanted to add some of it to my background.  So that's when Lapis Dance and  Frost Bite came in and balanced it all out!  Now, let's not forget what pulled everything together.  One of my current faves, Gold-N-Roses.  The shimmer in this one? Geez oh man.  It's gorgeous!!  

Look how pretty these colors are together.  Makes my heart go pitty pat.  

I painted a few label stickers from a Vicki Boutin sticker pack with some Spritz in the color Walkin' A Tight Heliotrope and placed those on my page.  

I mostly used purple and black and white embellishments to finish off my layout.  I love the coolness that this page has and hope that you'll try and incorporate some purple in your future projects.  There's a process video if you'd like to get a more step by step process of how I used all of these great products!  If you place an order with Shimmerz, don't forget to leave my name in the comments/notes section and they'll kindly send you a freebie!  

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hello sunshine | Anna Komenda

Hello Shimmerz fans. It's Anna here with my first Shimmerz based project in 2018. I am tired of making winter / Christmas projects and I was so happy to be able to come back to my favourite pink and other girly colors.

I was inspired by the cut file. I even had a perfect picture to go with it. Background is created entirely with gorgeous Shimmerz products. I mixed mist with white acrylic paint to get some new, fun shade.

I also added colorfyl flowers under the cut file using sparkly Shimmerz.

Bruskstrokes created with Dazzlerz are also a great idea to add texture and shimmer to your pages.

As always, you can watch whole process in the video below:

Shimmerz products:
Spritz: Chick-a-dee

An the last thing: if you are placing an order in the Shimmerz store, don't forget to mention "ANNA" to get a free mini product. Yay! Who wouldn't want that.

See you in February. XO Anna

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Sweet Life Layout & Free Cut File | Nicole Kerr

Hello crafty friends!
Nicole here and today I have a mixed media layout featuring a couple different Shimmerz products!
I found a really cute picture of myself when I was cleaning recently and decided that was exactly the photo I wanted to use! I don't get to use pink very often (having two boys makes it too hard), so with Valentine's Day upon us and everything pink taking over my desk, it was time!
Before we begin, here is a quick look at my final layout:

I began my layout by applying a layer of Spun Sugar Dazzlerz over an XOX stencil that I created on my Silhouette Cameo. Once I had a layer of the Dazzlerz down, before I lifted the stencil, I also applied a layer of Paste-Eez in Puttin' On The Glitz over top. This adds a glitter layer over top the Spun Sugar and it is BEAUTIFUL!

 Once that layer was dry, I used my Coloringz Well Blue Me Down, Spritz Cotton Candy and Inklingz Lover's Lips and applied splatters of color all over my background.

Once all my color was dry, I began to add my layers to my photo and decided to offset it to the right of the page. This gave me room to add my title and embellishments to the left of it and still be able to show off the shimmer from the background layers. I also used a really small heart stamp on my layout this time. I haven't stamped on a layout in a long time and I'm not sure why! I will be definitely doing this again soon!
I really dug deep into my stash of papers and embellishments for this layout and used a lot of scraps and pieces that I've been hoarding for a while. It really felt good to use up product! I think I'm going to set a goal for myself to use up my scraps before I buy any more...we'll see how long that lasts! lol! Here are a few other close ups of my layout:


I have uploaded my XOX Silhouette cut file to my Google Drive!
You can download the cut file I used to create my stencil for free HERE!

Remember that when you make a purchase over at the Shimmerz Shop, be sure to mention "Nicole" in the comments section during check out to get a free mini product with your order!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Layout using NEW Shimmerz Colors | Missy Whidden

Hey, friends!  Happy New Year!  Missy here, and I have a fun layout to share today using many of the NEW Shimmerz colors.  I began this page with the left over butterflies I had on my Cameo cutting mat after using the Moths Background by Paige Evans.  I used the outline on a different layout, and I couldn't just throw these guys away.  So I decided to paint them, and I'm so glad I did!

I used several new gold shades as well as a pink and a red.  The common theme here is GOLD.  They all have gold powders mixed in, so they not only dry a pretty color, but they have gold shimmer.  I used the new Vibez Pink Moscato and Rose Gold Red as well as Shimmerz Christmas Cheer, Moulin Rouge and Moonrock.  I also used Blingz Gold N Roses.  I did add in some Inklingz Miner Miner 49er at the end.  I think these colors made a fantastic color scheme.

Look at this...can you see the gold glimmer and shimmer?  This was VERY easy to do.  All I did was literally spray them or paint them.  The colors did all the work!  I glued down all the butterflies and machine stitched through some of them with gold thread.  Here at the top behind the butterflies, I used some of the Blingz Gold N Roses with some plastic packaging to get some subtle color down.

I think I could look at this all day!  This yellow color is the Shimmerz Christmas Cheer.  The deep pink is the Vibez Pink Moscato.

I created a photo strip of some silly photos of my daughter and arranged the butterflies above it.  I sorted through my stash and pulled out a Freckled Fawn wood veneer and some Crate Paper vellum die cuts that matched well.  I stamped the rest of my title below the photo using the Crate Paper Oasis stamps and a gold ink pad.

I went pretty simple on embellishing since the butterflies were already doing a lot for the design.  I did add some vellum and a piece of pink patterned paper under the photo as well as some adhesive foam for dimension.

My favorite thing about using butterflies like this is you can bend up the wings and create some awesome dimension.

One more close-up just because they're gorgeous :)

This was SO much fun to make!  You have to try out the new colors.  There are even more that I didn't use on this page...some greens and blues, so go check them out in the store!  Be sure to check out my process video here to see how I created this and get a closer look at the paint colors.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!

Supplies Used: 
Vibez--Pink Moscato, Rose Gold Red
Shimmerz--Christmas Cheer, Moulin Rouge, Moonrock
Blingz--Gold N Roses
Inklingz--Miner Miner 49er

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Grateful Scrapbook Layout | Suzanna Stein

Hey there crafty friends! Suzanna here, and I am so excited to share my first project here on the Shimmerz blog!

For this project, I used a mixture of Shimmerz products. I knew I wanted to use some vibrant pieces from Felicity Jane, and had the perfect colored products to go along with them!

I started by adding a few sprays of Vibez Rolling in the Hay and Spritz Chance of Rain to the background. I love the textured look this gave, and how well the colors popped against my white card stock. Then, after layering the papers behind my photo, I chose two shades of Texturez to use: Artie Choked and Crushed Coral.

Using a small art sponge, I dabbed the Texturez in a cloud shape where my photo would be going. I wanted them to show around the photo, and feel as though they created a mat. Then, I adhered my photo and embellished with floral elements.

To make the layout feel whole, I added a little of both Texturez colors to the top corner, diagonal from my photo and embellishment cluster.

Once everything was adhered, I went back with Spritz Chance of Rain, Vibez Rolling in the Hay, and Coloringz No Yoking. With each of these colors, I splattered messy drips in a diagonal line across the layout. I love the way this tied everything together.

These colors were so perfect for this layout, and really made the photo pop! I love the vibrant colors, mixed with the bold black title and date. The messy feeling of the background is balanced perfectly by the clean layers I used behind my photo. I love the way this layout turned out!

I can't wait to share another fun project with you later this month! Thank you for stopping by!