Guest Designing for Shimmerz – Layout

I am excited to be Guest Designing at the Shimmerz Blog for the month of December.

For this my fourth post I have created a scrapbook layout using a photograph of Quentin and I at a Ball earlier this year.  As the Marquee gave a pink glow to the photograph on my iPhone I decided to go with a bold pink and purple colour scheme.  When it came to adding leaves behind the flower, I thought what the heck lets add my favourite colour – Aqua.  It sounds a bit sickly, however with the help of my stash of Shimmerz products I made a layout that I am really happy with and helps me forget how bad the photograph colour really is.

This is my layout that my hubby (Quentin) loves, and has followed the progress of intently:

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

I used the plastic tablecloth again with Vibez Grape Escape to create an almost all-over pattern.  By misting lightly in layers I was able to avoid the mist going under the tablecloth, and get a cleaner design that wasn’t too overpowering.  **For a chance to receive a piece of this ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth see the bottom of this post**

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

I couldn’t resist a few flicks of the Vibez Grape Escape and Coloringz Pink Stilettos for good measure on my background.

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

I have painted two coats of Shimmerz Royal Purple to accent the Resin butterfly and bring it into line with my colour scheme.

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

I wanted to give the wood leaf icons texture, which lead to some experimentation that could have gone drastically wrong.  I started with two thickish coats of Dimensionz Pearly Gates painted onto the leaves which I left to dry naturally.  I then coated them with a really thick layer of the Shimmerz Jilted Jade and got out my trusty heat tool.  By overheating the leaves the Shimmerz and Dimensionz puffed up which gave texture once pushed back down – doing this once they leaves have cooled is much better than burnt fingers!  I am really happy with my experiment and will definitely do it again.

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

To colour the Cotton Cord I used a sponge and the Shimmerz Jilted Jade.  I coated the cord gently twice to get a better coverage.

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Other touches with the Shimmerz are the centre of the flower (Sugar Plum), the edge of the photograph (Jilted Jade), the white metal clock (Sugar Plum) and the “love” word sticker (Jilted Jade).  All of this was just applied with my fingers.

Some of the stamped designs have been detailed with the Shimmerz Sugar Plum and Royal Purple using a fine paintbrush.  A good quality permanent ink like Memento allows you to paint freely without altering the beautiful tones of the Shimmerz.

Shimmerz Scrapbook Layout by Alicia Redshaw

Thank you for stopping by to see my fourth project Guest Designing for the Shimmerz Blog for December.

Shimmerz products used:
Vibez – Grape Escape
Colouringz – Pink Stilettos
Shimmerz – Royal Purple, Sugar Plum, Jilted Jade
Dimensionz – Pearly Gates

Shimmerz Products

Other products used:
Prima – wood icons (leaves), flower, metal clockface, stamps (Fairy Belle), rhinestones, SIIP Arrow, Resin Treasure (butterfly)
Cardstock – Bazzill (Lace)
Other – Project Life Pen (03), Glitz alphas (aqua), Making Memories alphas (white), Pebbles word sticker (black), Tim Holtz word sticker (white), cotton cord, Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black)

**Once again I am going to send to the first four people (who didn’t win last time) to leave a comment on this post a piece of this ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth (approx 1/2 metre square) all of their very own.  I will send this to anywhere in the world, not just Australia.**

The winners of some of this ugly-but-lovely plastic tablecloth from my last post are: Jodie, Lisa, Jenny and Dawn.  Can you each email me ( and I will organise to get your prizes to you.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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