Saturday, 30 December 2017

Special Delivery with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey Colour Blasters! Melinda here with you today sharing a little Christmas project with you! I know that the big day has been and gone but I had lots of fun creating this and it was SOOO easy and quick that I HAD to share ;)

I purchased the box from my local K-Mart and was inspired by another box also made by K-Mart but I was unable to pick up the one I was after so I DIY'ed it!!

First up I cut a cut file on my cameo. This cut was cut diagonally across my 12x12 piece of cardstock (I chose a colour I wouldn't use!) so I could make it a wee bit longer which turned out to the be the perfect size! I also cut a bunch of snowflakes so that I had a snowflake stencil!

Next up, I laid my stencil where I wanted it, grabbed my Colour Paste in Bling and got to spreading the colour across my cut file - using it like a stencil. I took a progress shot but it has vamooshed so you can see exactly what I mean in the next step as it is essentially the exact same thing!

I left my Colour Paste to dry over night and then did my next step this  time using my Snow White Colour Paste and my snowflake stencils. Again,  I just spread the colour through the stencil and left to dry!

While it was drying I got brave and added some splatters, hoping desperately that I didn't mush any of that wet Colour Paste. I used my Colour Shimmer Cubes in Fire Engine and Bling and LOVE how that added a tiny pop of colour and a little more randomness!

Again that was left to dry overnight and I am seriously in love with the finished project! My boys don't know that I made it as our Scout Elf Pixie turned up with it on 1st December filled with Advent Calendars and a letter from Santa!!

I (ok, ok, and Pixie!!) have found a couple of other uses for it over the month of December and love that it is now something we have that I can use each year!

Pixie used it to stack all of our Christmas books in one morning.

My littlest guy used it for reading!! He sounded out each letter of the word Santa and announced "Santa" afterwards! Kinda took me by surprise but man, it was CUTE!

And on Christmas Eve Pixie turned up IN the box with our Christmas Eve PJ's and a couple of other things she brings each year on her last day with us!

I have a super short and sweet process video for this if you are interested! Just click here and it will pop up!

I hope that however you celebrated it that each and every one of you had an AMAZING Christmas Day spent with those you love. Wishing all of you the very best for 2018 and I'll see you in the new year! Until then, happy scrapping!!


Friday, 29 December 2017

'Happy Days' by Amy C

Hi there Colour Blast fans. I hope you had a great Christmas with your families and friends!

I have created a layout here using lots of techniques. Hopefully, it will get your creative juices flowing, whilst indoors keeping cool!

First, using a chunky ‘hog bristle’ brush, I applied some Black Heavy Gesso. This is a great primer for your work area and - bonus! It dries really quick!

As I was using a black and white photo of my boys, I thought that the ‘Tangareen Dream’ and ‘Just Blue’ would be the perfect colour combo here.

As pictured, I used the Colour Paste in Tangareen Dream and applied it over the black with a stencil of my choice. I set it aside to air dry.

To provide a masculine colour theme, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to add some blue. Using both water and some Just Blue  Colour Shimmer Cube, I painted some of the blue around the outline of the black, then over the top of the black background.

I used a craft heat gun to help dry the paint more quickly. Then I stamped randomly around the page using a stamp of my choice and permanent blue ink.

I wanted to add some white to the background but wanted to try a different technique so using a piece of thread, I dipped it into the White Heavy Gesso

Then I placed the thread onto various parts of the black background. It worked a treat! Its amazing what can be done with simple household items sometimes!

Once I was happy with the coverage, I set it aside to dry, then set to do some embossing.

To provide some metallic appeal to the page, I used some Steel  Colour Embossing Powder. I thought this would be perfect. I applied the Versamark onto the chipboard and then sprinkled the Steel Colour Embossing Powder and applied the heat gun. The results were amazingly shiny!
After all the fun preparations, I adhered my photo into place and embellished the page.
…this is the final product!

Thank you for dropping by!
Enjoy your summer break! Amy C.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Dream Live Create by Suzy Loudon

Hello crafty friends. When I received my set of the new Colour Blast Artist Inks I couldn't wait to have a play. Unfortunately with only a small amount of time I've only just had a little dabble, but this is what I came up with.

I gave my cardstock a quick spray with water, then sprayed my acetate. Using a dropper I dropped some splotches of Lime Artist Ink onto the acetate. Then flipping the acetate over splattered it on my cardstock. 

I did the same thing again but with a darker Artist Ink colour Mermaid.

Once dry I used a black Stazon Ink & a rubber stamp to add some circles.

I added some Envy Colour Paste through a stencil. I loved how well Envy went with the Artist Inks.

I had some splashes of Roadbase Colour Spray

I added some background patterned paper,doodling around the edge & some die cuts to finish.

A very quick and simple page for anyone to do.
Thanks for taking the time look.
xx Suzy

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Summer Fun by Danielle Vertigan

Christmas has been and gone and just like that we are in holiday mode..
I was reminded of my favourite photo from last summer so I decided to share.

I'm really loving the simplicity of the Colour artist Inks.
There is so much you can use them for and they are extremely easy to use.
The effects in the brush stoke has to be one of my favourite things.

To get started I'm working with
Colour Artist Ink in Berry using a brush roughly 1/2 an inch wide
I ran strokes horizontal on my page in a sweeping motion.

I continued this technique till I had completed my desired pattern.

I then added a second colour with Marine.

I diluted this in sections by dipping my brush in water.

Using Colour Paste in Snow White
I ran it through a bubbles stencil randomly around my page to create a translucent effect.

I cut my little people out of the photo image and began to embellish.

Using a gel pen and short lines a created a border reminding me of branches.
But still felt something was missing.

So I also added some gel pen circles.

I have kept them rough preferring a rustic look.

I love how it works with the Snow White bubbles and the strokes of colour.

And there you have it!
So simple but effective! A great example of how mixed media can still be restrained
whilst also a lot of fun!

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Festive Bottle Table Centrepiece by Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your holidays 
and getting a chance to relax!

Today I am sharing a festive table decoration for a 
Christmas/ New Years celebration.

I've been wanting to create an upcycled bottle for a while now, and with the help of some Colour Blast products I have created a festive, shimmery, glittery piece.

Firstly I gathered some supplies. 
(I thought a wine bottle would be the perfect decoration for New Years Eve!)

I painted a clean bottle with Black Heavy Gesso for a thick base.

Once that was dry I added some Colour Paste randomly with a palette knife, 
making it thick and chunky for some texture.
I used Steel, Just Blue and Deep Water.

Then it was on with some White Heavy Gesso and lots of glitter.

To add even more sparkle I added some Snow White Colour Paste and  
Snow White Colour Shimmer Spray.

Then once it was all dry I could add some 
embellishments and some gold foil Thickers.

All ready for a party!!!

 I wish everyone all the very best for the new year ahead!

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x