Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Thank You & Goodbye

Hi Colour Blast Fans!

Today is a sad day for us as we say ''Goodbye" to some of our talented and valuable Design Team Members who will be departing our team at the end of Janaury 2017.  We feel very blessed to have had them come on board and promote our products in so many different platforms. These ladies have demonstrated some amazing projects on our blog and You Tube Channel, had their work in major publications and showcased our Colour Blast products at retreats and shows - we are extremely thankful to these ladies for this.

We know these talented designers will continue to amaze us all with their creations in the scrapping community and we wish them the best of luck with their future endeavors.

The Colour Blast Team

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

More with Melinda Sweetman

Hi there Colour Blast fans and thanks so much for stopping by for my 1st post for 2017! I hope the new year finds you well!!

Today I am sharing a page I created using the very gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy Dreams range paired with Colour Blast products in Leather, Envy, Tangereen Dream and Mocha! I do have to also share that I was VERY inspired by one Anguree's posts from December and ran with it!

And there is a process video if you'd like to see my page come together

First up a little stamping with my black archival ink on this gorgeous patterned paper

And next some Colour Paste in Tangereen Dream through a stencil

I quickly dried that off my heat tool and the next step was another stencil this time with Leather Colour Shimmer Spray

Then I did some splatters using the nozzles of some sprays - Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, Tangereen Dream Colour Shimmer Spray, Rainforest Colour Spray and Mocha Colour Spray.

I then left that to dry off naturally while I worked on my title. A very simple one word title "more" which I cut a few times on my cameo. I was unsure which size I wanted to use and ended up adding all 3 to my page!

I very simply sprayed that with Tangereen Dream Colour Shimmer Spray. I also sprayed the other 2 pieces a bit later when I decided I wanted to use those as layers.

Next up for a bit more colour I used the same stencil I used on the background and Tangereen Dream Colour Paste and applied that over the top of my word.

I had pulled out a few stickers from the Cotton Candy Dreams range which eluded to "find your wings and fly" so wanted to add in some butterflies. I grabbed stamp set, my versamark and also my Tangereen Dream Colour Embossing Powder and got to stamping and embossing. And, of course, fussy cutting ;)

At this point I decided I wanted to add in some chipboard so I grabbed this Dusty Attic piece from my stash and again went in with my versamark and embossing powder.

I started to assemble my layout here and this is when I decided to add in the extra words I had cut on my cameo but wanted a little more colour/depth to them so added on the Leather Colour Shimmer Spray through a stencil and love how they came out!

Finally I added in some very rough hand drawn lines around the border of my page using the Mocha Colour Spray nozzle.

And here is my completed page

And a few close ups

 Just as a side note, the word "more" is the word that spoke to me for my take of One Little Word by Ali Edwards. I have included a tag behind my photo in a pocket which I will add some journalling to about what I hope 2017 brings for me!

It really is amazing where a little inspiration can take you! I had so much fun putting this page together. Next time you see something that catches your eye, make something - you may just love it or learn something in the process!!

Until next time!


Monday, 16 January 2017

Partners in Crime by Amy Prior

Hi there Colour Blast fans! Amy Prior back today to share a bright and fun layout featuring a photograph of me and hubby taken on New Years Eve. I have used lots of gorgeous Colour Pastes for my background and some Colour Shimmer Dust on the Wood Veneer title.

I have a quick step-by-step tutorial for you all, showing exactly how I created this layout so that you can recreate it at home yourself.

Step 1: Using  Colour Pastes in colours Sunshine, Tangareen Dream, Fire Engine, Lipstick, Rose Petal, Lovely Lilac, Royalty, Just Blue, Singin the Blues, Envy and Apple of my Eye, smear a strip of each colour using a palette knife or similar. 

Step 2: Scrape your palette knife over the joins between each colour to let them blend a little bit. This will help it look more organic rather than clean uniform lines. 

Step 3: Place a piece of paper towel over the top of the colour paste and press down gently to allow the pattern of the paper towel to imprint. This step has to be done quickly after smearing the colour paste to ensure that it is still wet.

Step 4: Dry the texture paste completely using a heat tool or allow to dry naturally. Colour Paste dries very quickly and can be easily recognised as dry because the colour darkens dramatically. 

Step 5: Using some Black Archival Ink or Staz-on, smear the entire ink pad over the texture of the colour paste. Keep scrubbing the ink pad all over until you get the desired effect then set aside to dry completely.

Step 6: Mix some Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust with water and paint the wood veneer title, then set aside to dry.

This layout was finished off using lots of gorgeous embellishments.

The pieces of patterned paper have been inked on the edges using black archival ink to bring the black into my layers more.

Well that is it from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Love Inspire Create - Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hi Colour Blast Peeps!! 
I'm back again with another art journal page to share with you all today. I just love these colours let me show you how I created this page - as always there is a process video at the end of the blog xx

So I started by covering my page with White Heavy Gesso. While it was still wet, I tore up some printed tissue paper and applied it to the page. I then lightly covered the whole page with White Heavy Gesso.

Once the gesso is dried, I then applied texture paste to a brick stencil

I then sprayed my page with water and used Colour Spray Bubblegum and let it run down the page over the stenciled area. 

I also used Colour Spray Love using the same technique.

I used Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock and a water pen to apply to the page

I then stamped my girl image and used watercolour paints to colour her in. 

I added some stamping - words Love Inspire Create using black archival ink

To finish off the page I splattered using Sunset and Coffee Colour Spray. I also splattered with Heavy White Gesso. I then applied a few sprays of Colour Shimmer Spray Leather.

Here are some close ups of the page.


Thanks for dropping by - Happy Scrappin xx

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Frame within a Frame by Danielle Vertigan

I wanted to create a frame within a frame.
Something that could be displayed with a focus on the colour
and texture,
I liked the idea of keeping it unstructured and bringing the background
of my photo to the foreground.

The Heavy Gesso is exactly that!!!
Heavy and Thick!
Its coverage is amazing.
I adhered my chipboard frame to my cardstock and painted a 
layer of gesso on using the paintbrush.

Once dried using Stazon I added a layer with the textured script stamp, keeping it to the frame and some random points around the edges.

Using a Gel Medium I applied it liberally to my frame as a glue.
This held my tissue paper to the layout. 
Being sure to press it in firmly and encourage the wrinkles.

You can see how the tissue adds more texture.
I've also kept it central to the layout so my edges are clear.
Now comes the fun of adding colour with Colour Shimmer Dust.
I've chosen to work with
For this next step you will also need a Water Spray, Paint Brush and Spatula.

First using the water spray. 
Liberally Spray your chosen start point.
You will want to see the water pool (the gel medium creates a seal)
Using the spatula sprinkle a small amount of powder onto the wet area.

I love how Lush changes colour.
I've pushed the colour in using a paint brush. This also helps spread the colour.

Continue to spray water allowing you to move the colour as you please by 
tilting and tapping the page.

I continued this same technique around my frame blending the colours.
I sprinkle Sunflower into a few areas and spritzed with water to finish.


Now to get creative with Colour Paste.
From the pictures below you can see the colours added randomly and sparingly.
Its up to you how much you build them up.

Once all the colours are added and dried.
I rubbed the bling over the frame.
This was to help accentuate the frame so it Isn't lost in the  colour.

Using a black gel pen outline sections of the frame.
This will help add detail.
I also used it to frame my page.
A white gel pen was used to create a fine line around the photo edge.
The pics below will help you see more detail and colour.

The finished result is something I'm really happy with.

Thanks for stopping by......
Enjoy the sun and share a little summer flair