Saturday, 22 October 2016

Birthday Wishes by Danielle Vertigan

Today I'm here with something simple but effective.
I recently got a kit jam packed with goodies and it inspired me
from layout to cards.
Today I'm sharing with you some cards.
Sticking with the theme of graffiti that runs through the kit I created my bases.
My first step was to select colours and trim my bases to 4"x6"

On this using a black gel pen I freehand my brickwork,
getting cotton buds ready to add my colour

Using the Colour Sprays and simply removing the stalk I dipped the cotton buds and began colouring in my squares.
Overlapping some areas will create a fun colour bleed and give some variation.
You can also intensify the colour by adding another layer.
I chose Sunset, Rainforest, Love and Sapphire.
Whilst my brickwork dries I used the same process creating wood panelling.
In this selection I've used Sunset, Grape and Caribbean.

Using my cotton buds I followed the same process and this time once the panels where coloured I tilted the card and added liberal colour allowing it to drip.
Using a lettered stamp and my stazon ink I added a splash of text to replicate graffiti.
I then re did my gel pen to strengthen the colour on the lines.

I embellished using items from my kits and finished with a
"Happy Birthday" Stamp.

Some sequins where added to give a pop of colour

The cards allow the silhouettes to shine.
Themed with the background and simplicity of the Water Colouring
It all marries together beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 21 October 2016

Sweet Layout With Anita Bownds

Hi everyone,
Anita here, sharing a layout and process video with you of how I created my layout... When I started my layout I was thinking I wanted the colours of the mediums to blend with the colours of my patterned paper..

 and whats good about the Colour Blast Colour Paste's are that you can blend them with other mediums like, gesso, texture paste, modelling paste and impasto, a clear gesso
and they are more of a lighter colour ... 
So the colours that I chose to use was Tangereen Dream and Singin the Blues and I knew it would be to dark using it just on its own so I mixed it with Modelling paste

Mind you I did have a little miss-hap with the second time applying the mixed Tangareen Dream and the modelling paste at the bottom of my layout .. and you will see in my video just how I take the focus off that little miss-hap with blending it with embelishments  

Here is my process video 

I hope I've inspired you you give it a try the next time you have a little miss-hap when using mediums 

Thanks for popping by, I hope you have enjoyed my creations & that I have given you a little inspiration.

Happy Crafting..xx

Thursday, 20 October 2016

# Blessed by Suzy Loudon

Hello everyone.
I've been playing with the gorgeous Colour Blast Mica Powders.
They are so full of shimmery goodness. 

To begin with I stamped my butterflies one at a time using a versamark ink pad.
Using a stippled paint brush I dipped it in the Mica Powder & dabbed the Mica onto the image. Once the butterflies were covered I brushed off the excess with a very soft paintbrush.

It's hard to capture the shimmer in photos but its so pretty.
The Mica Powder colours I used are Lemon Zing, Peach Nectar, Watermelon, Cool Mint, Polar and Wisteria

Using the edge of a stencil I went around the edge of my paper with Dusty Charcoal  Colour Paste to give it a border.

I gave my background some more texture & colour using Deep Water  Colour Paste through a stencil.

Giving my Steel Colour  Shimmer Spray a good shake I then used the nozzle to splash some shimmer drops around.

Two coats of Singin' the Blues Colour Embossing Powder

Two coats of Lovely Lilac Colour Embossing Powder

A coat of Steel Colour  Embossing Powder on a little punch edging.

A quick spray of some flowers using the Colour Shimmer Sprays in Lipstick, Singin the Blues & Lovely Lilac.

A little coloured paper the frame my photo & some coloured embroidery string to bring my page together. A few rhinestones and I'm done.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the process & what fun the mica powders can be to play with.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

"Friends" by Michelle Logan

Hi Everyone, Michelle back, 
this time I have an Art Journal Page with a vintage feel.
So here is the page:
I have created this in my altered book journal.

And lets get started on how I did the background:

First I created texture using a palette knife and Heavy Gesso. I also used a small damask stencil with the same Heavy Gesso, creating a raised pattern.

I selected my colour palette from the water colour cakes of Colour Mica Powder I made (Polar, Cool Mint & Espresso) and a few Colour Sprays (Sapphire & Lagoon) and Colour Shimmer Spray (Bling & Leather).


I used all the colours to splash around on my background till I was happy with it. 

 I then glued down strips of scrap patterned paper where I planned to put the main focus of the page. Then added a scrape or 2 of Gesso to tie the composition together.

    I then added some more splashes of colour. 

    Now its time to add layers to the main focus, and embellish with lots of little bits. I have used an old pic I found in an childrens' story book from the 1950's as a main focal point, with an overlay I found in my stash.

     I used more Colour Spray to colour my chipboard pieces to coordinate with the rest of the page.

    I did more layering on the opposite page and added some tiny Art Stones using Clear Gesso in random places across the page and also some stamping using background stamps and Archival ink.


    And there you have it the page is done! 
    Here are a few detail shots:


     The Colour Blast Products used:

    So thats it for me for the month, thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired! 
    For all the wonderful Colour Blast Products head here, there are so many lovely colours to choose from!
    Till next time, 
    Keep Crafting!


    Tuesday, 18 October 2016

    Love this by Krisy Podolak

    Hi Everyone, It's me back for another share.  This layout I created to display at the June Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo.  It is showcasing the Colour Pastes, Embossing Powders and the Shimmer Dust.

    The background is fairly simple.  It is just a rainbow of Colour Pastes in Rose Petal, Envy, Royalty, Apple of my Eye and Sunshine through a Flutterbys Design Stencil.  The colours are just applied one after the other not really worrying if they mix and blend.  Then once it was completely dry, over the top I have applied a wash of Velvet Colour Shimmer dust as a water colour.

    Then it was on to embellishing. On the circle chipboard pieces I have used the matching Colour Embossing Powders.  As always there is more than one coat to make sure it is thick and glossy. With the Imaginarium Designs Title chipboard - Love this - I used Bling Colour Embossing Powder but I only heated the embossing powder until it just melted. I wanted to keep some texture.

    This layout was fairly simple to construct but looks like a lot of effort has gone in.  There is a process video so you can see really how simple it is to make something look like a lot of effort.  Check it out here.

    Til Next time - Happy making stuff.

    Krisy xx