Monday, June 27, 2011

Flower Techniques with Shimmerz & Petaloo

Hi Shimmery people!

As you all well know we have joined with Petaloo for this month, and we are showcasing how wonderfully easy it is to work with Shimmerz paints and Petaloo Flowers.  SO MUCH FUN......

Actually I really did have so much fun.....
So much fun, in fact......that I could not condense everything into just 1 video!
My advice.....if you don't have time to sit and watch both together,
grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch one,
then take another coffee break a little later to watch the other!!!

Keep watching 'Shimmerz TV' for more fun Flower Techniques in Video 2

Editors note.....
I apologise for the small editing imperfections in these videos, 
They were not created drama free! 
no technology was harmed in the making of these videos, but a laptop and a camcorder were replaced!!!!

Hope you enjoyed all the fun with flowers!!!!

Stay Shimmery!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shimmerz & Petaloo

As you know this month we're teaming up with Petaloo to create some awesome projects - and they work so well together! Check out this layout I made with a tonne of Shimmery goodness :)

And the video...

Louise ;)
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Canvas featuring Shimmerz and Petaloo!

Hello everyone! It's Irene here again! This month, we are working with Petaloo's gorgeous products with the fun and amazing Shimmerz Paints!
 I'm going to show you all how I've created a fun canvas using some Color Me Crazy flowers and vines by Petaloo with the gorgeous colours of Shimmerz Paints below.
Here's a picture of the canvas that we'll be working on in the video.
So let's not wait further. Here's today's video tutorial! There will be more close-ups on the canvas in the video. Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shimmerz + Petaloo = Gorgeous Accessories!

Today, Stacey shows us how to make some incredible accessories using Shimmerz and Petaloo flowers... you are NOT going to believe how beautiful these are, and how incredibly easy they are to make! To see more of Petaloo's products, visit!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shimmerz & Petaloo help say "I do!"

This month, when I found out that we were working with Petaloo... I was really excited. I was getting ready to make a gift for my future sister-in-law, as well as hair accessories for my daughters who will be in her wedding. Using some Coloringz, Shimmeringz, and Blingz as a companion for some beautiful Color Me Crazy Petaloo flowers was perfect for all of these projects!

Here is a sneaky peek into what we will be making...

But of course, you need to watch the video, to really see how it is done!

xx Heidi
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Petaloo and Shimmerz - A GREAT Combination!

When I heard we were partnering with Petaloo, I was very excited because I know about their Color Me Crazy line and how well they work with Shimmerz products.

In this video, I chose a beautiful color combination of Shimmerz Spritz, Shimmeringz, and Paints.  Since the base of the flowers are white, I was able to alter them to match the look and feel of my photos and papers.  

Hope you enjoy!

Video tutorial by Lesley Langdon.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Prize number 2!!

Do you want to win it?? Come on, you know you do! You gotta like us on Facebook, subscribe to our ShimmerzPaintsTv on YouTube... and then go back to our facebook page and leave us a comment, telling us what videos you have watched and what you like about them! Also, to be in the running, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter! Those who are subscribed are getting the added bonus of saving 20% off of EVERY Shimmerz product!! The weekly newsletter has the code... so go on, sign up!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Working With Canvas, Shimmerz, and Petaloo!

 here with a new video, using Shimmerz and Petaloo!

                                     I made this little canvas tag (Maya Road) with lots of
                                                   Petaloo flowers and lots of Shimmerz. 
                                         Techniques including an image transfer, misting, spackle... 
So here is the video...

Shimmerz Products Used:
Shimmerz Coloringz- Mon Shari,
Shimmerz Vibez Pop Art Pink,
Shimmerz Spritz Plum Pudding,
Shimmerz Paints Lilac

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

For the whole month of June, the Shimmerz Ed. Team and Petaloo are teaming up to bring you loads of fun ideas and videos!!! Plus, you'll see some Petaloo fun on the Shimmerz DT blog too!

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Artist Spotlight : Lydell Quin

At Shimmerz we love our Education team and know that they are some of the best artists in the industry. We thought that you might want to get to know these talented ladies a bit better so each month we'll be interviewing one member of our team. Next up is Lydell Quin!

Please tell us about yourself and your style.
I am a thirty something SAHM of two, who used to be a teacher before resigning to be Mum.  I have been scrapbooking since before my DS was born 8-1/2 years ago.  I am a bit of a Jack of all trades and have my finger in many pies.  I co-own, run, make palettes and draw sketches for The Color Room, I design for Helmar USA, I sew as much as I can, and I make things almost daily, whether it be layouts, cards, gifts for others, things for my home or my kids, biscuits, cakes or pies....... I dabble in jewellery making , crochet and knitting.....there is just not enough hours in each day to get through my lists of what I'd like to do.

Mmmm my style?......I am drawn to negative space, and I enjoy details,  I like things lined up visually, but I Love messy art mediums.....all put together- I am not sure there is a name for it!!!

Where do you create? 
I have a wall of cupboards and a buffet cabinet surrounding our dining table.  Our Lounge/Dining room is one HUGE room......I create here, where everyone works and watches TV and functions as a family.  I enjoy being with everyone when I create.  (so long as the kids arent fighting!!!!)

My corner of the room....

My Desk.....
Storage Cupboards......
More storage.....
Where I video projects....

And My Favourite thing.......
A converted wine case, 
opened out, mounted to the wall -with shelves inserted 
to perfectly hold and display my Shimmerz products and other paints.

Tell us about your creation process. 
I find it easier to begin with my photo choices.  I have tried choosing product first but a photo start works for me!   Sometimes though I have a product line in mind that I know I want to use first....but my photos are usually my starting point.  I might also have a technique I would like to try out, and know that will feature somewhere in my project.  I never have a vision of what my work will look like at the end, I create as I go and it always turns out how it turns pre-visions for me!!!!

Where do you find inspiration?
The Color Room is fantastic inspiration, scrapping with a set palette is very cool, and pushes your creative boundaries......Short of that, I find inspiration on blogs, advertising, movie posters,  junkmail catalogues and home decore images, I also find really good digi work really inspiring too! 

Are you messy or tidy?
I like to be tidy, and I am a bit of a clean freak (as much as I can be with kids and DH leaving things around.....) but I am sad to say I am a messy scrapper.  I sometimes look down and realise I am working in a little 6 x 6 inch square on my desk surrounded by product piles and a mountain of tools......and I sigh.....

Do you sit down and complete one project at a time or do you work on multiple projects at once?
Usually one at a time......that said......I have packets and packets of unfinished albums and Layouts in my cupboard.  What does that tell me?

What is your favorite Shimmerz product? Why?
My favourite Shimmerz Product........mmmmmm......I love them all, they all serve a purpose!  I would say coloringz though, purely for their colour intensity.

How do you choose the color schemes for your projects? 
I look at my photos first, and see if there are colours I can not use, rather than matching perfectly,  If I am not using a palette from The Color Room (where the hard work of picking a palette is already done for you)  I use my little Shimmerz Swatch book, which makes it simple to put good looking colours together. (See images below)

What is your favorite thing to do besides making art?
I enjoy cooking (when I don't have to)....I love sewing and re-purposing kids clothes to last another season and I really enjoy making gifts for people.  I LOVE curling up in bed with my DH and power watching part of a season of our favourite Sci-fi show.

Have you read any good books lately? Which ones?
I have recently read part 1,2,3 & 4 of the series of the Vampire Diaries......I tend to enjoy ones nothing like real life so i can totally escape for a while.  I limit my reading though as its really not that good for me.  I CANT put a book down.  I read all night and stop when I am finished, as much as I know I should sleep, or get meals  (LOL!!!!!) I get incredible guilt, watching my DH get the kids what they need and keep reading anyway!!!!!  So a good book is a BIG luxury!

What is your favorite way to de-stress? 
For instant de-stressing I play the piano LOUD, if I just need some therapy time, I create, and John takes the kids to the park or the museum.

What, in your mind, is the ultimate luxury?
I think I already covered that one with my book reading habits......But I have another.......Every few months My DH takes the kids to my parents house 2 hours away on the beach and I invite over my 4-5 closest girlfriends who all leave their kids with their DH and we have a weekend long girls sleepover.  We decide whether it will be scrapping or sewing based (sometimes both) and we cook delicious food, have facials and nail painting sessions and we talk until there are no words left!!!!!  Total bliss!!!

Could you please share your favorite Shimmerz project with us? Why is it your favorite?

I have many favourite Shimmerz Projects, but this one would have to be the MOST useful.  I use it ALL the time, for almost every project.  It is invaluable to see what colours look like dry.

Please feel free to ask Lydell any more questions in the comments section!
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