Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hey You / Shimmerz Education Team

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm sharing a new layout for Shimmerz that I created using one of the new PickPocket Stakz cards.  If you love to color or paint, these are perfect for you!  I love these small 3x4 sized cards because they're small and they can be worked into a scrapbooking layout design pretty easily.  I painted this one and used it as a big embellishment.

I used a lot of Shimmerz products on this page.  I used mostly Creameez and Iklingz to color the card with a few touches of Coloringz and Vibez.  I used a small paint brush and just painted everything on...I'm definitely not a professional painter, and this is really easy to do.  The color combos are endless, and it didn't take that long to do.

I used some papers from my stash including the Studio Calico Wanderlust collection and the original Maggie Holmes line.  My flair buttons are from A Flair For Buttons.

Here's a look at the Stakz card up close.  As you can see, it's not perfect.  I love that it's kind of messy.  I tried to create a pinkish/orange blend on the flowers using Creameez Piggy Pink, Berry Hot & Daffodil mixed with Inklingz Can't Elope.  The leaves are painted with Inklingz The Holly and the Ivy.  The blue background is a mix of Creameez Ride the Tide and Vibez Jeni B Bleu.  I used a black pen to color in the words.  It really is fun to mix similar colors together to create different tones.  I added some machine stitching, some hand cut flowers, tangled thread and a few stickers.

I cut the two large scribbly circles on my Cameo (from a file I purchased in the Silhouette Store).  I used them as stencils first.  I put some Creameez Ride the Tide onto some plastic packaging and smushed it over the die cuts to create a messy design on the cardstock and then added some Vibez over them.  Once that dried, I glued the die cuts down and went over them with some white gesso to blend out the pattern a bit.  I came in with some Coloringz No Yoking on some plastic packaging.  Once I knew where the card and my photo were going to go, I added a bit of the Piggy Pink Creameez with a brush to pick up the color from the card.

Here you can see some of the layering I created using some of the Maggie Holmes flower paper and a few die cuts.  I added some tangled thread under my flair button here and added lots of ink splatters to the background.

I brought in a few die cuts from the Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection as well as a few Elle's Studio stamps.  I also added in some washi tape strips from my stash.

Here's a look at my process video if you'd like to see how this whole layout came together...I hope it inspires you to get your hands on some of the Shimmerz Stakz!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Creameez--Piggy Pink, Daffodil, Berry Hot, Ride the Tide
Inklingz--Can't Elope, The Holly & The Ivy
Vibez--Jeni B Bleu
Coloringz--No Yoking, Pink Stiletto