Friday, December 9, 2016

This Is What It's All About with Adrienne Alvis

Happy Friday, Shimmerz fans! I'm here today with a layout that I created using some Vibez and Texturez paste in some lovely soft hues.

For my background design, I started by lightly spritzing some Glorious Day Vibez spray ink onto my background patterned paper. It's sort of hard to see in the photos, but the Glorious Day ink gives my background a soft and shimmery gold look.

Next, I used a large 12x12 stencil from my stash and placed it on top of my patterned paper after the spray ink dried. I used some washi tape to keep the stencil in place while I added some Patina Texturez paste to a few large areas with a small spatula.

I love how the color turned out and how the Texturez paste gives my page so much dimension!

After the Texturez Paste dried, I layered lots of different patterned papers from the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes under the photo of my daughter. I also used several die cut leaves and some rub-ons from the collection to accent my design.

I splattered a few ink drops using some Coloringz Night Moves spray ink for a little contrast and to coordinate with the other black elements on my page.

Shimmerz Paints Used: Texturez - Patina; Vibez - Glorious Day; Coloringz - Night Moves

I hope I've inspired you to break out some paint for your next crafty project! Don't hesitate to get a little messy and try a few different Shimmerz products on your page for a really lovely result. Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a great weekend! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Festive layout with Felicity

Hey Shimmerz friends, just wanting to pop by and share with you a fun little layout that I so excited to share.

Products used: Aqua Huez, piglet, Pot-o-gold, Blue into town, Ivy League, Leapin'  Lizard

When I pulled out my Christmas papers and my photo I knew I wanted to create little houses and some sort of scene type layout.
I started off with a background of Aqua huez. I knew my background need to subtle but yet pretty. I gesso my cardstock and then used a very wet brush to move my colours about.

Once it was all dried I could fiddle with my houses for a while. I used lots of foam dots to add depth and layers. This layout was so much fun, yet it was challenging trying to balance the design and colours. I do love the Aqua Huez peeking out all the page, just makes I think.

Why not try and create a scene layout withall your favorite shimmerz peeking out. I bet it would look cute.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Days Like This, a quick layout with Karine


I'm here today to share my last layout. 

Days Like This

For this layout, I used three colors: Deep Blue Sea Vibez, Rock-a-fella Blue Spritz and Mama Sings the Blues Coloringz. I was after a monochromatic look. 

I love the different shades of blue I got.

I thought the colors went well with this Craft and You Design paper called Spring Garden01. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wintry journal page with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends! Today I have a little wintry journal spread to share with you.
This is a page in my mini journal created with the help of the Eileen Hull minibook die.
At this time of year we are all looking for quick and easy projects right? Well, this could easily be adapted for a card as well of course.

I started with a piece of neutral coloured Scrapbook paper, gave it a coat of clear gesso and when dry added colour with 3 different sprays and also one of the Dazzlers, a shimmering dimensional paint:
All of these sprays are subtly different, do check out the Shimmerz Shortz, you can find them at the top of each different section on the website.
Anyway, back to my project: I sprayed my tree spays, mainly aiming and the center of my pages, dries with my heatgun and then used the Dazzler paints with my finger to create some texture and of course wonderful shimmer.

Well, as you can see already, - next came some snowflakes, created by scraping the Dazzler through a stencil, while the paint was still wet I then added some Distress Glitter in Vintage Platinum, for some extra sparkle.

Now for some embellishments: I cut various leaf dies from white card, sprayed them with my sprays, but because this time the card had not been coated with clear gesso, the colour sunk in much faster and the tones became a little deeper.

I again dabbed on some of the Dazzlerz and sprinkled on some glitter for some additional texture and sparkle.
Some words, using Tim Holtz small tal stickers were given a little more depth by going around them with a small paintbrush dipped in the Don't Be Suede Coloringz, and that was pretty much it.

I love this particular wintry colour combination, if you would like to get your hands on some, - it's easy: Just click here

Thanks for your visit today and have fun with your own holiday crafting!

Friday, December 2, 2016

My Little Frosty Man

Hello Shimmerz fans! Today I have a winter layout of my special friend Olaf…he is my cutie pie furry friend and a part of our family.

In the background surrounding the photo, I did some shading with Mama Sings the Blues Coloringz and Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz. Add a bit spray of water to blend them.
The Creative Embellishments chipboard is finished with gesso, beads and a coat of Spotlight White Inklingz for some added Shimmer!

I finished it all off with splatters of Penny 4 Your Thoughts and Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz..along with a few splatters of Ride My Tide Creameez.
On your next order mention my name in the comments at check out and Stacey will send you something extra! Check out our Facebook page for lots of inspiration and share with us what you created with Shimmerz! Take care and happy scrapping!