Thursday, January 26, 2017

Valentine's Day Card and Gift Tag with Shimmerz Paints

Hi everyone! Nicole here and today I have some inspiration for you to begin those Valentine's Day cards and gift tags!  Me, I always seem to wait until the last minute to make my cards, but the products made it so easy, I simply couldn't wait!
 Shimmerz has loads of gorgeous pinks, purples and so many more colors in several lines fabulous for cards, but today, I'm featuring two of their newest products released, the Paste-eez and AcriTonez. I also used one of my favorite Blingz too!  Here are some close ups:

One of my favorite uses for the AcriTonez is to paint wood veneers. Because this is a self priming paint, the wood doesn't absorb all of the color like a typical watercolor paint would. The heart on the bottom right corner of the tag was painted with just one coat!

 For the background of the card and tag, I used the Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez and added a lot of water to it so I could do the "packaging" technique.  Once that dried, I used the Gold Glimmer Blingz as shimmery splatters and droplets.  I used that same Paste-eez and dry brushed a thin layer onto white card stock which I cut for a few of my hearts. I repeated this process using the Gold Glimmer Blingz for the other hearts.

I used the AcriTonez in Pinkadelic and painted the wood veneer birds just like I did for the heart on the tag. I also used a heart stencil and the Raspberry Sherbet Paste-eez to add smaller hearts to the background. Once everything was dry, I adhered all of my layers and sentiment together.

 I love how I used just one color of Paste-eez and was able to create the background, stenciled hearts and a large focal image and all three are different shades of pink that work amazing together!

 Here are the Shimmerz products I used:
Blingz in Gold Glimmer 

...and a few other items I used as well...

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope that I have inspired you to create your very own Valentine's Day cards and tags for your family and friends!

Be sure to use my name during checkout on the Shimmerz website to get a free product with your order!!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Be Transformed - Bible Layout for Shimmerz Paints DT

Hey everyone!
Nicole here today to share with you my first project for Shimmerz! I'm super excited to be a part of this amazing team with such talented designers! I love all Shimmerz products, but today I get to share with you the brand new AcriTonez paints! These pains are self-priming acrylics, which means NO GESSO needed!!!  And as a bible journaler, this product is my new best friend! 

As I'm sure you know, bible pages are very very thin. I really wanted to put these new paints to the test and apply them heavy and in layers to see what they could do and see how my page held up.  I did NOT prep my pages with any products at all. I simply found the verse I wanted to journal and began painting! I applied 4 different layers of paint in three different spots and holy moly I was stunned! They dried fast and no bleeding! The only product that transferred was the ink from the stamping I did! Take a look....

I used 3 new AcriTonez colors in this layout: Edgy Eggplan, Jiven Jade and Pinkadelic. The white you see is just plain 'ole gesso. I added some bits and pieces from Illustrated faith and washi from my collection along with the stamping after everything was dry.  I also had this sheet of white and clear stripe acetate in my stash that I thought would look great between the pages, so I trimmed it down to size and added a few more Illustrated Faith cardstock stickers and the butterflies on top to give it a finishing touch! Here is the final page showing the acetate...


Here is the back of this page....drum roll please!!!!!......

OMG! I can not believe that it didn't bleed thru! All you see is the black ink I used on my stamps! Be sure to take a look at these new paints AND the new Paste-eez in the Shimmerz Paints Shop! And don't forget, mention my name at checkout for a free product!  

Here is a close up of the AcriTonez paints I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time, happy scrapping!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Scrapbook Layout: Chief in Action

Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!
It has been quite a while since I've been able to just sit in my crafty zone and just create.
Well, needless to say, this week made up for it!  I have several layouts coming your way the next few weeks! I've been digging in my stash of stuff lately and trying to use all of my older products in new ways and I'm loving it!

This week in my house was a celebration week for us. After many many years of hard work, my husband has been appointed Fire Chief and I wanted to create a layout documenting this using one of my favorite photos of him on the job.

I recently joined the Hip Kit Club and now have access to all of their cut files...which is the cut design I have used on my layout today. For the papers behind those hearts...they are scraps I just pulled from my stash, mostly older Studio Calico papers and Dear Lizzy collections.  Here's the layout!!!!.....

I used Shimmerz Paints on the background with the packaging technique and some splatters to help give it a little more color. I also did my journaling around the outside of the circle.

I also added some thread behind my flair button to give it a little more texture.

I added chipboard elements, puffy stickers, clips and other embellishments to the page.

And lastly, I used these Shimmerz products...
Spritz in Ruby
Inklings in Miner Miner 49er
Inklings in Blue Lagoor
and Shimmerz Pain in Bubble Gum Blast
One of my new fav's is the Inklings Miner Miner's a beautiful gold color!

Don't forget abut the Shimmerz Incentivez!! 
When you make a purchase and mention my name (Nicole) at check out, you get a FREE product!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous weekend!