Friday, September 23, 2016

Stamping fun with Shimmerz Sprays and Paints

Hey everyone its Beck BT here with some fun stamping with Shimmerz products fun.  I know we all usually use ink pads to stamp with but today I've decided to have some fun stamping with Shimmerz sprays and paints, and here is the result, a fun Halloween card

Shimmerz Products used:

Aqua Huez in 'Carrots'
Creameez in 'Power to the Purple'
Vibes in 'Before Dawn'

I think the names couldn't be much more perfectly named for this Halloween card.

I've created a video for you to enjoy seeing the fun stamping techniques and watching it all come together!

Here are some more pictures of my fun card for you to enjoy.

 Thanks so much for heading over to the blog today to check out my project!  I hope I've inspired you and shown you how lovely a little Aqua Huez colour goodness can easily create amazing cards!

Don't forget to mention my name when you order for some free product!  WOOT!  

Till next time

Like what I have used and would like to get your hands on some?  See below:  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seriously, This Happened | Adrienne Alvis

Hello Shimmerz fans! I'm here today sharing a simple layout that I created using a variety of Vibez and Coloringz spray inks! 

Using spray inks are my favorite way to add color to my layouts. I started by choosing some really bright and vivid colors for my page and took the nozzle out so I could create some very simple and basic multicolored circles on the white cardstock that I chose to use for my background design. I just dipped the end of the nozzle piece into the ink bottle and created circles with it. 

After the ink dried, I placed some Dear Lizzy Black Varnish stickers on top of the painted circles so they would really pop off of the page. I layered two faux photo strips of my daughter and I to the right side and added a couple of Hip Kit Club die cuts around the strips for added color and dimension. 

I added my title by using a cut file cut out of black cardstock and another Hip Kit Club die cut to finish off my page. I also added a few heart-shaped Dear Lizzy Black Varnish stickers to draw the eye around my page and to my title.

Shimmerz Paints Used: Coloringz - Don't Citron Me, No Yoking, Mandarin Mai Tai, Punked Up Purple; Vibez - Cold As Ice, Razzledazzle Berry

I love how fun and colorful this layout turned out to be just by using some colorful Shimmerz ink and a simple design! 

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a very colorful and creative day! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Truly Grateful with Yoonsun

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun is here! Today I have an autumn-themed card to share with you using some Inklingz shimmering watercolors. For today's card, I tried to stamp solid autumn leaf images instead of colouring. 

To create the card:
1. Die cut a piece of watercolour paper using the A2 sized rectangle panel die.
2. Colour directly on the solid autumn leaf images from the Penny Black Nature's Gifts set using some Inklingz shimmering watercolors: Honey Do List, Olive U Truly, Mochachino, Can't Elope, She Packs a Punch, Naughty or Nice, and Dear John Letter.
3. Stamp the image on the watercolor paper panel. Allow this to dry completely.
4. Stamp the sentiment from the MFT Geometric Greenery set on the bottom half of the panel in black ink.
5. Mount the panel on A2 top folded white card base using double-sided tape.
6. Embellish with a few clear droplets.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lovely, by Karine Gagnon


Karine is here today and I'm here to share my second creation for September. Here it is.


I love the subtle colors of this layout against the contrasting black and dark greys.

My background is made with a few colors. I used three shades of green: Feshly Minted Inklingz, 4 Leaf Clover Spritz and Hermit the Frog Vibez. I used water to blend the two together in some places, while I left them separated in other areas. On the picture above, we can see that I also used some Licorice Stick Dazzelerz through a stencil.

I used Taupe of the Morning Vibez and Taupe of the World Spritz (both part of the Mono Tonez) to add contrast to my layout. I even used the Vibez to color a flower.

I wanted to add lace, but I didn't have black lace. I ended up making my own by spraying white lace with Taupe of the Morning Vibez. I love the result.

My title piece was covered with white gesso first, and then, I used Freshly Minted Inklingz to color it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Good Vibes - Shimmerz & Transparency Film

Hey there, friends!  Missy here today, and I have a fun and bright layout to share today using LOTS of Shimmerz Paints!  I decided to put to use a few of the techniques I recently featured in Shimmerz Shortz videos HERE and HERE.  The first one I did on this page was using Shimmerz Sprays on transparency film.  I pulled out several colors (all listed below) of Coloringz, Vibez and Spritz and sprayed them a few at a time onto the transparency.  I used my heat gun to lightly blow the liquid around as the colors blended together and ran in different directions.  It created a really pretty "map" effect.  As those colors dried, I came in with even more colors.  I kept going until I had all the colors I wanted.  Once it was really dry, I used a small square punch to create all those little squares.

Here's a close up of how pretty this really is!  Since the liquid can't soak through the transparency like it does with paper, it pools up or runs.  When the heat gun is added, it pushes the liquid around or fans it out.  The sprays create the coolest shapes, and when small pieces are punched apart like this, it just looks gorgeous.  Here, I have Coloringz Pink Stilettos, Pretty in Pink, & No Yoking, Vibez in Jeni B Bleu & Sunset Strip, & Spritz Four Leaf Clover.

The Simple Stories Sunshine & Happiness collection matched well with all of these pretty colors, so I pulled this cute sunshine die cut and these "Good Vibes" stickers for my title.  I used my ATG gun to stick down all those squares (which you can't even see) and then machine stitched through all the rows.

I used the white space to the left of the square grid to write my journaling.  That created just enough space for these awesome chipboard letters.  I also did some splattering with some of the same colors...Vibez Sweetheart, Jeni B Bleu and No Yoking.

I pulled out a flair button from A Flair For Buttons and added some thread under it.  I'm still in awe at how pretty these squares gorgeous!

I added a few scrap pieces of paper & an old Elle's Studio frame under my photo for layers as well as some washi tape from my stash.  I used another recent Shimmerz Shortz technique here...using sprays instead of plain water to smudge gelatos.  I used a blue gelato here and added a bit of Jeni B Bleu to my finger to smudge it.  It just adds a little more depth to the color than just using plain water.  But it depends on if you're going for a specific color.

Another shot of the squares...I can't stop admiring these pretty colors!  I used a few Simple Stories brads on the page here and there as well.

One last photo of the bottom area here...I added more torn washi tape, another brad and a cute sunglass sticker just to reiterate the summer theme :)

Here's my process video for this have to check out how the transparency works with the Shimmerz products!

I hope you give this a try.  It's super fun, and you can see the result is amazing!  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: 
Coloringz--Heidi Ho Blue, Well Blue Me Down, Pretty in Pink, Pink Stilettos, No Yoking
Vibez--Snow Way Man, Sunset Strip, Jeni B Bleu, Glorious Day, Sweetheart
Spritz--4 Leaf Clover