Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lovely / Shimmerz Education Team

Hello, friends!  I'm back today to share a layout for the Shimmerz Education Team created with lots of different Shimmerz products...woo hoo!  I love starting out with plain white cardstock and making a page from scratch.  I began by pulling out some Shimmerz sprays that I don't use very often or haven't used in a while.  I wanted to make them work together.

I coated my textured white cardstock with clear gesso first while it was stuck to my Cameo cutting mat.  I knew I wanted to cut shapes out of it, and this would help it stay smooth.  I basically just sprayed, splattered and used plastic packaging to cover the entire paper with color.  I used Coloringz Moody Mauve, Mama Sings the Blues & Well Blue Me Down, and Vibez Pink Moscato & Mustard Seed to begin with.  I love how the color scheme turned out.  Next I added in some Shimmerz Peacock's Plume & Christmas Cheer as well as Creameez 1 Hot Mama.  After everything dried, I cut out the Simple Flower Background cut file by Paige Evans.  I wound up using both the positive and negative cuts because everything turned out so pretty!


Here you can see the beautiful shimmer and shine from all the sprays and paints.  I just kind of dropped a pile of the flowers onto the paper and glued them down as they landed.  I love how all the overlapping creates such awesome texture and depth.  I also added in a few sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps.


No matter how many times I used Shimmerz, I am in awe every time of how pretty the sparkle and shine is!


I used bits and pieces from last year's Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection.  The colors matched my Shimmerz choices perfectly.  I layered in some golden yellow thread here as well as some beautiful metallic thread sent to me by a great scrappy friend :)  I also did some background machine stitching using white thread.


I love how the stitching creates such subtle yet interesting detail.  I used a sparkly puffy sticker from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss collection for my title.


I fussy cut the heart from patterned paper and overlapped it onto the photo with a few of the flowers peeking out from around it.  I topped it off with more sequins.  I added my journaling down at the bottom using a metallic silver pen.  One of the last things I did was splatter some Concrete Shimmeringz over everything.


Here's another shot of the pretty sparkles.  Seriously just so pretty :)


I added a bit of Paste-eez Puttin' on the Glitz to a few of the flowers just using my fingers to smudge it on.  It dries clear but very glittery.  I added a chipboard camera and a sun sticker over to the left of the page.  I love how it looks layered behind some of the flowers.


One last close-up of all the sparkle!  Here you can see where I added the Paste-eez.  So awesome!


I hope this inspires you to pull out some white cardstock and use some Shimmerz to create your own color scheme and design.  You can create so many embellishments using a die cut machine or punches.  This was lots of fun to make...I hope you enjoyed it!

Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out:




Thanks for stopping in!


Supplies Used:
Creameez--1 Hot Mama
Shimmeringz--Concrete



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