Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Love Layout by Missy

Hey, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share with you today.  This layout took lots of twists and turns, and it wound up looking completely different than I expected.  Even the color scheme changed as it went.  And that's okay because I love how it turned out :)

I used a lot of the original Shimmerz Paints to start with.  I pulled out some bubble wrap and painted on three colors and then flipped it over and used it as a stamp.  You get a really cool messy circle design.  After that dried, I used some Vibez and Coloringz to add more shades of pink and blue.  I'll list all the colors I used down below.  After I had all those colors down, I decided to scrap this photo I've had sitting on my desk for a while.  It has interesting colors in it, so I challenged myself to make it work with the color scheme I already had going.  As soon as I saw the palm fronds in the photo, I knew I wanted to make some of my own and use as big embellishments.

After I added in all the palm fronds, I decided to go a little bolder with the pinks. I pulled out some flower die cuts from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection and tucked them in.  These two smaller pink flowers I punched from cardstock that I colored with Pinkadelic Acritonez. The color matched perfectly.  I added in some tangled thread in coordinating colors and wrote my journaling down below that.  Here you can also see some of the gorgeous sequins I used from SpiegelMom Scraps.  Those little flowers are amazing...the petals curl up and they are so dimensional.

I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to cut the palm fronds on white cardstock.  I used Shimmerz Jilted Jade, Vibez Velveteen Green & Acritonez Peas Be Mine to color them.  I love the bright shades of green!  I think they look especially beautiful up against that bright pink acetate die cut.  You can also see more of those cute sequins here.

One fun thing about painting floral or leaf die cuts like this is when they dry, the edges curl up.  It really gives a nice dimensional effect and makes them look a little more realistic.  I used a few random MAMBI Project Life cards as layers behind my photo.

I went super simple with my title and just used one of the Crate Paper die cuts.  It matched and looked cute wedged there in between the palm fronts.  I'm usually not a huge bright green fan, but these mix of greens is changing my mind!

Here's the area above the photo...lots of splatters and layering.

Here's one more look at the awesome texture and dimension.  I'm really happy with how this turned out even if it does look different than I thought :)

I hope this inspires you to create something different and fun!  Try mixing and matching your Shimmerz products.  Layering them is a lot of fun, and you can get some really gorgeous colors that way.  Here's the process video for this page.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used: 
Shimmerz: Tickle Me Turquoise, Anchors Away, Jilted Jade, Ultra Marine, Magenta, Royal Red, Pumpkin
Vibez:  Sweetheart, Blue Jeans, Velveteen Green
Coloringz:  Heidi Ho Blue
Acritonez: Peas Be Mine, Pinkadelic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mini Album using inklingz / Felicity

Products used: Inklingz - Blue Lagoon / miner miner / corney flower blue
                        coloringz - Pretty in pink / well blue me down
                        vibez - deep blue sea 

Hello Shimmerz friends, Felicity here today. I want to share today something fun with you and that is a super cute mini album I made.  I used inklingz and coloringz to create this album. Its super fun and not to difficult.

I started off by cutting a piece of cardstock in half (6 inch x 12 inch). Then at 4 inch intervals, (on the long side), I creased and folded it like an accordion style. I then joined the two pieces of cardstock together to make the album longer.

I started off by doing my cover first because I had already chosen a bunch of photos of my daughter to use in it, I could do my cover first. Then I layed out the photos I wanted to use on one side of the album. I wanted to use a photo, roughly every on second fold. The opposite I want to embellish. 

 I treated each section of the album as a little card or project life card instead of looking at the big picture as an album.

I  put all my shimmerz products first ( i didn't use any gesso, just shimmerz straight on the page). Once the shimmerz dried I then layer my photo and embellishments.

Then when I added all my photos and filled in the sections of the album I went in and added some transparencies and 3 x 4 inch project life cards just to add some interest to the album.

I hope you like my Mini album and if you have any questions, let me know!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Passport to Paris with Astrid

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends, thanks for being here!
One of my favourite things to do is make little books, I love the way they look, they are easy to do and are so useful for so many things.
I have shown one of these little books before, - today's version is soft and feminine. I created mine with the Eileen Hull Passport die, but you could easily make one from scratch.

For the cover and spine I used matboard (mount board in the UK) and for the inside pages I used scraps of Prima paper, some tea dyed paper some digi downloads and finally some pages I designed myself.  You can download these from my blog HERE. They are sized to fit this particular die, but can be printed in different sizes too..
 I have a few photos of how I put it together:
I stencilled with some texture paste, covered it with gesso and then added the soft shimmering colour with just 3 colours on Shimmerz paints:
Inklingz in Angel's Kiss and Tarnished Treasure
Creameez Black Cherry Soda
Then I made a new discovery that I was really happy about. By mixing the colours on your non stick craft mat, you can dip a Tim Holtz mini blending tool into it and achieve a wonderful effect by using stencils. I used this technique for both the covers and the inside pages. For embellishments I used just a couple of stickers from my stash for the front
And some lace for the back, plus some more stencilling as you can see.
Here you can see the inside of the cover, all done with the same technique. The elastic is there to slip the inside pages under, super easy and effective.
Below I quick run down of some of the inside pages:
A little pocket and tag and more paint and stencilling work with my chosen colours.
One of the pages I designed myself, after printing I used the same colours and stencils to make it blend in with the rest of the project.
This page was white and enhanced with the paints, stencils pockets and tags plus some washi tape.
More of the same but more blank space for journaling.
And finally, a couple more pages with my own design papers, I forgot to photograph these before sewing my book together:

Well, that's it for today, below I will show you the spine still and I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at your own little books using Shimmerz paints for colouring and stencil work.
Thank you for your visit like always and see you next time.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Yup! Scrapbook layout | Katty Miranda

Hello friends! Katty here to share a 12x12 scrapbook layout. I found this funny picture of my younger son on my moms phone and I had to scrap it. I pulled out the Simple Stories Life in Color Collection and chose some coordinating colors to use in my background.
I added a thin layer of gesso to a yellow paper from the collection. This helped to strengthen the paper. I then used the good ole packaging technique on top of the gesso. 
I picked several colors that coordinate with the Life in Color Collection, I used a spritz in Ruby, a vibes in Jeni B Blue and Coloringz in Peachy Keen, Well Blue me Down and Oh Say Can U Sea. 
I also used one of the Dazzlerz in the color Licorice Stick through  a plus sign stencil to add some fun texture. I also added some splatters in a couple of the colors. 
I then added embellishments from the collection all around my photo. Including some chipboard frames and stickers. I added a few simple layers behind the photo. I love how it turned out. 
Products Used:
Dazzlerz: Licorice Stick
Spritz: Ruby
Vibez: Jeni B Blue
Coloringz: Peachy Keen, Well Blue me Down, Oh Say Can U Sea

Always Remember.....

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sweet, a girly layout by Karine

Hi crafty friends,

It's Karine here and I'm on the blog today to share with you my second layout for this month. I went with a girly layout this time. Here it is.


As usual, I started my layout by covering my paper with clear gesso. After that, I used Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez through a stencil to add texture to my background. 

To match the colors on the paper I chose, I selected Moody Mauve Coloringz and Tuscan Sun Spritz to create some drops here and there. 

It was pretty, but I wanted to add a bit of softness to the background, so I sprayed some Caribbean Sunset Spritz here and there, to add a bit of soft pink color.

I used the Moody Mauve Coloringz to color some lace that I glued here and there in my clusters. It's so easy with the sprays!


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