30 November 2018

Sisters, for Colour Blast

Hello everyone am back again with another layout to share.

For my page I started by mixing some Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock with some modelling paste.

I've used an old plastic card to scrape this though a stencil.  Just underneath the pattern I have made some lines of coloured paste with the edge of the same card and sat this aside to dry.

I have made a few mini tags by mixing some Colour Shimmer Dust in Paris with water and using this to paint a piece of manilla card.
The card has then been cut into 5 small tags, a hole punched and some twine added.

The chipboard heart that is in the centre of my page has been heat embossed with Colour Embossing Powder Bling. Again, like always, 3 layers of embossing powder to get a nice even coating.

I have used a Colour Gold Shimmer Brush Marker to make some gold splats on my layout.

Finished off with a few white flowers.

Hope you've been inspired.

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16 November 2018

Canvas for Colour Blast

Hi there, today I'm sharing something a little different for me.  
I've made a canvas with lots of Colour Blast goodness.

I started out with a  12 x 24 canvas and some old pieces of patterned paper from my stash.  The paper has been cut in to small, different sized pieces and adhered to the canvas with Matte Medium.

Once dry, I've added a layer of Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock that I've mixed with an acrylic paint base.  Once dry I used a wet wipe to lighten some of this.

My next step was to start painting layers on the canvas.  I have used the same Peacock acrylic mix and a mix of Colour Shimmer Dust Paris  and acrylic solution.  I've also used some white paint.  Using a paint brush and my fingers I layered the paint util I was happy with it.

Once the canvas was dry, I mixed some Heavy Black Gesso with some
Glazing liquid.  This extends the drying time of the gesso.
I've coated a layer of this mix over the whole canvas, left for a few minutes then used lots and lots of baby wipes to wipe this off.  The gesso is then left in the grooves on the canvas from the little bits of paper stuck on at the start.
You can see this in the last photo, sorry it's super blurry.

I've then used a stencil and Black Heavy Gesso to add a light layer of contrast across the canvas.  On top of this I have used some modelling paste through a stencil.  Don't forget to include the sides of your canvas.

I felt like I needed a little more darkness in my piece.  I mixed a some water with Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock and also a little Midnight.  This made a super gorgeous dark teal colour.  I used a brush to make puddles and runs of this down the canvas.
Once all dry I have added some Colour Paste Bling to my canvas.  I used a small amount on the end of a finger to rub this on.

Hope you've been inspired.

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02 November 2018

You, for Colour Blast

Hi Colour Blast fans, today's share features one of my fur babies and lots of Colour Blast goodness.

I've started out with my normal, a piece of white card stock and swiped a few nice, thick few lines of Colour Blast Black Heavy Gesso right across the middle of the page.  I have just used the end of an old rewards card for this.  It fits in the jar perfectly.

While this was drying, which doesn't take too long, I mixed some water with a little Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock.  
With a thick brush I've then swiped this along the top and bottom edge of the almost dry gesso.

When my Shimmer Dust arrived in the mail I was so excited and just had to have a quick play.  
I did a couple of quick swatches on a scrap of paper.
I got Peacock, Paris and Midnight.
They are so pretty and shimmery that I didn't want to waste any of it.

I used the swatches to make my embellishments for the page.
I stamped a few flowers and heat embossed these.  Once fussy cut I've used a black marker to draw around the edges the flowers.  This hides any imperfections in your cutting and if you use a thick marker, it can also add a little shadow and dimension to your fussy cutting.

Before assembling my layout I did a little messy journaling and spattered some more Peacock Shimmer Dust mixed with water.

A little gold thread and a few jewels to finish it off.

Hope you've been inspired.

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19 October 2018

Your Smile for Colour Blast

Hi everyone, today my share features Colour Paste and hand made embellishments.

My first step was to layer some Colour Paste in Rose Petal and Bling onto a couple of scrap pieces of white card stock.  This was done with an old rewards card. 
I then sat these aside and came back to my project a couple of hours later.  Because I was die cutting with it, I wanted to make sure it was totally dry.

I've die cut my title and some flowers from the page with Rose Petal Colour Paste and some roses from the Bling.

When I cut these out I used a piece of quick release die cutting paper between the die and my card with the Colour Paste on it.  
This helps to remove it from the die once cut.

I did a little stamping on my page, one lot where my photo stack was going to be and the other, a smaller lot on the opposite side for some balance.

I used some Colour Paste in Rose Petal mixed with a little water to make some splatters on the page.
This helps to tie my 2 clusters together and add a little more visual dimension to the layout.

All the pieces have been assembled with a little glue and some foam for dimension.

The page is now finished and is full of hand made embellishments, making a super inexpensive page from a couple of pots of Colour Paste that can be used again and again.

Hope you've been inspired.

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05 October 2018

Butterfly, Colour Blast

Today I'm sharing a page I did on retreat last month.
I was lucky enough to borrow some of the Colour Artist Inks in colours I don't normally use from a friend.  It didn't take long to realise that I need to get them all.  They are so gorgeous and easy to work with.

I started by heat embossing in white some butterflies.  I did this on water colour paper in just a random pattern but concentrated mainly on the middle area of the page.

I dropped some Colour Artist Inks in OasisLimeCitrusBerrySlipper and Sunburnt (which I didn't end up using) into a palette.
For this page, I'd actually chosen my photo first so these colours were chosen to match the butterfly on Miss Mackenzie's face.

I've then added some water to the page with a thick water colour brush.  I started in the middle, bringing the water out and over the butterflies.
Once I started adding Colour Artist Inks to the page, I did it in the same way.  One colour at a time, following a line of water and leading it out over the butterflies. I added more water as needed to help the ink flow.

I just used a paper towel to mop up any excess and have also heat dried between some colours to prevent it looking muddy.

I decided to use one of the butterfly stamps as an embellishment for the top of the layout.
For this I have heat embossed some Colour Embossing Powder, Dusty Charcoal, on some vellum.  

I assembled a few goodies for my photo stack.

The heat embossed butterfly has been fussy cut and adhered to the page with Scrap Dots for some dimension.

Hope you've been inspired.

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30 September 2018

Adore, for D-lish Scraps

Hi everyone, my turn again!

It also happens to be my last turn as I step down from this amazing team. 

This page was based around my painty background.  Some of the goodies from D-lish Scraps are 'raw', so are perfect for altering to the colours that match your projects.

Firstly I layered my photos on some Paper Doilies, gold thread and a little journaling.
I've then used some water colour brushes to colour a butterfly from a pack of Colour Me Cuts.

The Chipboard title has been heat embossed and the blue on there is a little paint dabbed on with some paper towel.

You'll also find on here a Bitty Bow and a few Sequins.

Thanks for joining me again, I've loved sharing with you 

Hope you've been inspired.
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