Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stencils and Paste-eez / Felicity






Products used: Paste-eez - Tree hugger/ baby boy blue / peach fuzz
                         Coloringz - Oh say can U sea / Heidi ho blue

Hi there! Felicity back here again today with a layout using some of new Paste-eez and coloringz. I had a lot fun with this page. 
First thing I did was use a stencil and a palette knife and scrap some paste-eez over the stencil. It didnt bother me that the colours touched other because these paste-eez blend so nicely together. I ended up with nice shades of green and blue and touch of the peach colour. So pretty together.

Then once they had dried, I fussy cut out the hearts. I applied some gesso to my page then used the coloringz to add some colour using some packaging. 
I then adhere the hearts on top with some glue and the sewing machine.

I then build my page with lots of layers from varies embellishements. 
I hope this inspires you today to use some stencils and paste-eez.


Happy crafting!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Remember, a vintage layout by Karine

Dear crafty friends,

It's my turn today to share my second inspiration for this month. I created a vintage layout called «Remember». Here it is.


On the picture, my father's parents with seven of his older siblings. 


After a coat of clear gesso, I used a stencil with Salt of the Earth Paste-Eez. I love the matte finish on this texture paste. I dried it with my heat tool.


To add colors, I used Glorious Day Vibez, Don't Be Suede Coloringz and See Ya Latte' Spritz. For each color, I proceed the same way: I dipped my paint brush in the ink and flickered some color here and there and then, dried it with a heat tool.


I used some Oh Fudge AcriTonez to paint my squared chipboards pieces (the Checkerboard Clumps and the Messy Square Frame from 2Crafty Chipboard).


Finally, I covered my title piece (the «Remember» word that comes in the Friendship Mini Word Pack from 2Crafty Chipboard) with white gesso and when it was dried, I painted it with Glorious Day Vibez. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Record Your Story - Heritage Journal with Shona

Hello Shimmerz fans!! Today I have a share from my Heritage Journal I have been working on. The photo is my grandmother right around 1900.



I like to keep my journal pages flat as possible with few embellishments to achieve that. I add dimention with color and texture…and I start with stamping and stencil work. For the paste I used Salt of the Earth Paste-eez…it is perfect for stencils!

 

For added color I went with Mon Shari Coloringz and Hot Fudge Vibez. Such a pretty combination!

 

To finish it all off I added some splatters of Penny 4 Your Thoughts Inklingz.


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Take care and happy scrapping!  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bible Journal Entry | Nicole Kerr


Hello Shimmerz fans! 
Nicole here and I hope you all had a beautiful Easter weekend!  Among several dinners, egg hunts and beautiful weather, I managed to take some personal time and reflect in my Bible Journal. This entry was quite unique in the way that it came together. Most of the time, I spend so much time thinking and debating what to use, what verse I want to use and then the tricky questions...what supplies will I use?!  But not this time!  When I pulled out my Illustrated Faith ephemera, These fruit pieces stood out to me. I wasn't sure exactly why, but I thought of strawberries right away and knew I wanted to paint them, and paint them BIG! One of the nice things about this ephemera is there are verses on the back to help you choose a verse and that's exactly what I did.  I grabbed some fruit puffy stickers to go with them and from that point I knew that I wanted to use my AcriTonez paints! The colors were a perfect match and I could use multiple colors together to get dept and variation. They have the gesso already in them, so I didn't have to waste time prepping my page and they dry fast...so there was next to no stopping along the way...which meant this page came together fast!  Here is the entry along with a few close ups:






Once my strawberries were completely dry, I used my white gel pen to go around the edges and to make the seeds. I then added in black specks inside the seeds with my black gel pen. I glued down my ephemera, added in a strip of washi, added the page marker at the top and it was done! Fast!

Here are links to the products that I used in today's entry:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
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Until next time, have a sweet week!




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

OH so cute Owl

Hey Everyone, Beck Beattie here today with a sweet off the page project share.  

A little while ago I picked up this cute wooden Owl at my local Kaisercraft outlet.  I have been dying to use it and I knew some Bella! papers teamed up with my Shimmerz products would look perfect for what I had in mind.


Products Used:

Shimmerz Vibes Spray - Hot Fudge
Shimmerz Spritz Spray - Cotton Candy
Shimmerz Texturez - Sandy Stone

Bella! New York Paperz - Chevron
Bella! Raw & Rustic Paperz - Valentine
Bella! Raw & Rustic Paperz - Bunting
Ruby Rock-it 'Bolt' floral
Bella! Bling - Hearts
Bella! Bling - Small Borderline
Kaisercraft Wooden Owl
Assorted metal flowers and embellishments
Assorted lace trim

I created a video for you to watch it come together, it was sure fun creating it!  If you want to head over to my blog you can check the video out HERE

I love how my Shimmerz products really helped me match in the various products I wanted to use to create my sweet owl.

The base for my project is a sweet Kaisercraft Owl that I recently picked up at my local outlet store.  After choosing my pattern papers to use, I stitched them together with a wide but close together zig-zag stitch and adhere them to the owl.  I used a sanding block to remove the excess paper from the wood.  This is best shown in my video.


To create the eyes I sprayed the yellow 'Bolt' flowers with the Shimmerz 'Hot Fudge' spray and layered with metal flowers and embellishments using silicone adhesive.  I also used Silicone adhesive to adhere them to the wooden owl


Next I colored up the lace trim using the Shimmerz Vibes and Spritz sprays along with the Texturez paste for this divine glimmery color.


Additionally I colored up the chipboard pieces using the same Vibes spray in Hot Fudge for the lovely dark brown color it became.


My Shimmerz products really helped me match in the decorative flowers, trim and chipboard I used to embellish the owl.

I hope you enjoyed my share today and I might have inspired to you go a little 'off the page' and create something fun and a little different!

Happy Crafting!