Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Happy" ... a "girly" Shimmerz layout with Sandi

Hello, Shimmerz fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing my most recent Shimmerz DT project! 

I have a sweet girly layout that has been sitting on my desk for a few days until I had a chance to find some creative time! We have a new puppy at our house and things have been a little hectic! :)


I had some inky fun with my background after applying a layer of clear gesso. Super heavy gesso was pushed through a stencil to create some texture and then I applied the Plum Pudding Spritz heavily throughout using a "transfer" technique. My 2 chipboard pieces (Creative Embellishments, Flourish 29 and Photo Booth Film Strip) were colorized with the gorgeous Peacocks Plume Shimmerz.

Next I began building my layers and adding my photo. Because I had a ton of florals left over from a previous kit I'd been using, I decide to go BIG and add them all! Also tucked in were some die cuts pieces, cheesecloth, twine and a flair button from Creative Embellishments Seasons Change flair.

Once everything was in place, I enhanced the focal point with more of the Plum Pudding Spritz using a brush and blending it in, Then I splattered using the remaining 3 Shimmerz colors: Lilac Blossom ShimmerzRoyal Purple Shimmerz and Limoncello Shimmerz. Limoncello was also used to highlight some of the florals. It's a great new color! 

My very last step was to add some purple prills for additional texture.

I'm so glad that you came by today! 
For a FREE Shimmerz product, please add SANDI to the memo line on your order. 
See you next time! 


Shimmerz Products used:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A little Shimmerz Greeting card ...

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first Shimmerz "play" 
... which actually evolved from simply playing around with some of the new paint colors! I was curious how the colors would look on some watercolor cardstock I had on hand.

First, I stamped the floral portion of the "Simply Enjoy" stamp set with some black archival ink and then began to play with Going Peach Side, highlighting with Limoncello and a white gelato from my stash. 

When I was satisfied with the look, I began coloring the stems and leaves with Olive U Truly, It's Mint to Be and Green Olive.  For highlighting, I hit a few places with more of the Limoncello.

The background of the card was colorized with a very diluted wash of Pool Me Close which looks so amazing here! To blend everything, I spattered with the Pool Me Close and the Green Olive.  For added dimension, I painted the edges of the card with Going Peach Side and blended it heavily in toward the center. 

Just a little close-up of the stamped images. 

Lastly, I decided to add a ribbon, a stamped banner (motto from Simply Enjoy stamp set) and some adhesive backed pearls for texture and added dimension. 

Just a quick little experiment before I start my first Shimmerz layout! Be sure to include my name SANDI on your Shimmerz order for a little free product gift! 

Thanks for coming by today. 
Things have been extra busy around my house lately but I hope to get crafty again soon! 


Here's a list of Shimmerz Products used: 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

New Design Team Announcement!

Hello, everyone! 
I'm over the moon excited to be joining the amazing Shimmerz Paints Creative Team .. and using their wonderful product! 
Can't wait to get started creating! 

I hope you'll come play along! 

Mention my name "Sandi" in your order and you'll get a small gift! 

My Design Team package arrived today, so I hope to jump in early next week and start creating for ya! 

Thanks for coming by and lending your support! 


Monday, April 30, 2018

Memory Lane ~ International Scrapbook Garden

Hello, everyone! 
Thanks for stopping by! 

I'm here with you today to share another layout created with the March-April "A Rustic Spring" Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden. 

I took some photo editing privileges to alter this sweet bride's color scheme to suit my needs. Although I'm not usually a huge fan of pink, this sweet Fabscraps paper called out to me! 

I kept my mixed media to a minimum this time around and stenciled with the Prima chalk edger in Blossom. When the layout was complete, I splattered with watered down white paint from my stash and with some of the Shimmerz Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz. 

I was thrilled to make use of the gorgeous chipboard Art Doors Set 1 from Creative Embellishments which I simply gessoed and then layered in staggered amongst my embellishment layers.

Here you can see the large 49 and Market Garden vine which looks more pink to me but is called pale lavender. I've used some of the other 49 and Market florals from the Kit and add-ons, as well some of the white chipboard leaf flourishes.

The large pinky-peach flower and the lace appliqués are from Tresors de Luxe. This was originally planned as a combined design team project. However, Lucy is changing her format going forward.

My photo layers are from the BoBunny Cottontail papers.

More gorgeous 49 and Market flowers, Shimmer and Shine plus an awesome Junk Findings street sign.

Along with the Prima butterfly, I added another of the Fabscraps vellum stickers. 

Just one more shot of the beautiful vine and some of the wee mixology florals.

Lots of gorgeous dimension on this one!
All in all, a rather simple page.

Here's a Main Kit photo for you but I do receive ALL the add-ons and they quickly become part of all my projects! Can't help myself!

I'll see you next time!
In the meantime, happy creating!


Products used:

Fabscraps Simple Pleasures
BoBunny Cottontail Hippity Hop
49 and Market chipboard Happy Moments, leaf flourishes
Creative Embellishments Arched Doors Set 1
49 and Market Shimmer and Shine Blush Garden
49 and Market Floral Mixology, Pink Flamingo
49 and Market Garden Vine, pale lavender
Prima SII Pearls, Cream
TCW Stencil, Mini Floral Flourish
KaiserCraft Romantique Clear Stamp
Fabscraps Blessing Sentiments
Prima vellum butterflies, #631277
Slimmers Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz
Prima chalk edger, Blossom
Prima Shabby Chic streetsign

From my stash:
Tresors de Luxe lace and chiffon flower
white paint

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beautiful Memories, Lucy layout with Sandi ~ International Scrapbook Garden

Hello again, scrapping friends! 
Sandi here with you today sharing this month's "Lucy" layout. 

As you may have noticed, I've been shying away from the purples a bit this month.
 Although I really do love a good purple layout, I get anxious over not getting to play with other colors! LOL
So, why not go big and grab myself some RED from the Bonus flowers and play with those colors, right? 
And remarkably, it works! 

I've been creating with the "A Rustic Spring" Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden which has such a great mix of elements this time around! I went a bit crazy the day my Kits came in and got to see all the goodies that Tracie sent. 

For this Lucy page (Lucille Ball publicity photo, circa 1950) I prepared the background with clear gesso and some crackle paste ... which true to form, I mostly covered up with my embellishments! When I was added the last few touches, I colorized around my focal point with the Shimmerz Coral Reef Inklingz. These Shimmerz Inklings are the bomb! Just the perfect touch to add depth to your page. Lastly, I splattered with the Coral Reef as well as the Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz. 

My base papers were 13 Arts Vintage Moments Lavender Fields and In the Past. The excess from my paper tearing made for great photo layers. Don't you love the Prima vellum butterflies? 

I had already designed how I wanted to layer the red 49 and Market Poppy flowers. 

So, my next step was altering my Creative Embellishments Easter Frame chipboard.  First I gessoed the piece, then added my embossing glue and lastly added my chunky Stampendous Aged Gold Glitter. I like to stop the heat gun before the entire piece becomes shiny .. that way some of the chunkiness remains and gives the piece lots of texture. Because this isn't an Easter layout, I turned the chipboard on it side and used it more as a frame. It was finished off towards the end with some gold microspheres from 13 Arts (stash). 

Close-up of the chippy. 

Here you can see some of my background stamping and colorizing.

My little title pieces were cut from the manufacturer label of the 49 and Market Tattered Garden Beauty paper. Look how gorgeous that Coral Reef is and how it blends with the paper! 

Just another little corner with more flowers and beads. 

And an angled shot.

And lastly, the other side. 

 So, that's it from me this time. 

Here's the Main Kit:

See you girls next time! 


Products used:
13 Arts Vintage Moments Lavender fields
13 Arts Vintage Moments In the past
Shimmerz Coral Reef Inklingz
Shimmerz Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz
Creative Embellsihments Easter Frame
Prima lavender flowers Ophelia butterflies 
49 and Market Blossom Blends, Poppy
49 and Market Vintage Shades, Orchid Cluster
49 and Market, loose yellow blooms
Prima Shabby Chic treasures Antique Street Signs
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Romantique

From my stash:
Gold Embossing powder
Gold microbeads