Thursday, 23 February 2017

Cute by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. I'm back again to share a page that I've done as part of an album I have put together as a gift.

I've used the 7 Dots Cotton Candy collection which compliment my Colour Blast colours beautifully. To begin my page I trimmed off a bit on 2 sides, then tore the edges before sticking it onto another.

I gave the inside a quick light paint using Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso.

Using Colour Paste in Tangareen Dream I spread it through a stencil.

I squeezed out some Glossy Accents then mixed in some Colour Mica Powder in Cool Mint. After it was mixed through thoroughly i spread it over my chipboard and left to dry.

I mixed a tiny amount of Colour Shimmer Dust in Amber with water into a small spray bottle. I sprayed my flowers with this. I then mixed up a little bit more in my paint pallet. This time I used more dust to make the colour more vibrant as I used it on the tips of my flowers to add depth.

I sprayed some more flowers using Colour Shimmer Sprays in Tangereen Dream and Envy.

I activated some more Colour Shimmer Dust with water, this time in Midnight. I painted my chipboard flourish, adding a second coat but not completely covering the chipboard.

I stamped a butterfly stamp with a Versamark ink pad. Using a stipple brush I dabbed on some Colour Mica Powder in Cool Mint, brushing off the excess with a soft brush.

I added more butterflies around my page.

To finish off I stuck everything down then covered my photos and splattered some Colour Shimmer Spray in Tangareen Dream & Envy around my page.

And I was done. Unfortunately it's hard to see the gorgeous shimmer that Colour Blast products have but here's a couple of close-ups.

Thanks for looking. 
See you next time,

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Welcome Baby by Danielle Vertigan

Over the holidays we welcomed a New addition to our family.

So my project went out the window when I printed off some photos!
I'm a gushing Aunty after my sister brought this little bundle into our lives and boy 
does a baby inspire!

I chose black and white to capture the image.
I also seem to be really into the collaboration of 
blue, black and white.

My colour selection to get started is
Colour Shimmer Spray Singin the Blues
Colour Spray Caribbean

You will need Chipboard, Black Cardstock (Centre removed 
to mat the photo) White Cardstock
and a paint brush.

After layering the 3 sheets I positioned my photo and lightly marked the corners.

Now its time to crack open the New Heavy Black Gesso!!
This is without a doubt, Hands down the BEST black i have worked with!!
Thick! Luscious!
The coverage is amazing and quick drying! A very nice surprise!!

Using my dots as guides I painted my desired pattern on the cardstock.

Using the Colour Shimmer Spray first I spritzed the page well with Singin the Blues.
Caribbean Colour Spray is spritzed over the top adding more depth to the colour.
We are looking for the pooling as you will now need to lift your layout so
you can spread the colour to your desired pattern.
In stages add more colour as you work around the page.
(If you do the full page at once it can be difficult to maneuver as it will limit you)

You can add as much or as little as you like.
Set this aside to try.
If you have the time allow it to dry naturally for best results for smooth cardstock.
However by all means a heat gun is absolutely fine.

Drawing from the cute onesie I'm sticking with the stars.
To cover my area of Gesso you can see my stencil doesnt work.
Complete it in 2 stages.

My Colour Paste selection is

Starting with singing the Blues apply I applied it to my layout in random sections
I want to create a slight marbled effect so I followed
with Snowhite in and around the remaining area.
lapping the Blue and mixing the colours.

The window below makes the perfect frame for the little man.

I decided to dress this with a white chalk ink and 
Colour Embossing Powder in Steel
It matches perfectly!

I think you'll agree its the perfect dressing marrying the 
Black and White Photo with the Background.

A few flowers.
A touch of sequins and Vine are all
the embellishments needed 

I'm so happy with the finished result!!!
I hope your staying cool and have some time to craft..
Till next time
Happy Scrapping.....

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Hello 5AM by Krisy Podolak

Hi Colour Blast Lovelies,

Krisy back today to share a layout that is all about progress and creating a habit.  As part of my exercise regime I had to make a decision.  Who was I doing this for and how bad did I want it?  The answer was for ME and Real Bad.  So, I had to make time to exercise.  I joined a crossfit box and my obsession began.  BUT! (There's always a BUT!) I had to make time.  Being a mum of three under three I couldn't go during the day and my husband coaches sport most afternoons and into some evenings so the only option I had was to get up at 4.30AM and be at the 5AM class.  It started off as a struggle especially going into winter but it eventually got easier.  And once the results started happening it was no longer a chore.  Right up until this morning I get up at 4.30AM for that 5AM class it is now a habit and this layout is a reminder.

Here is my layout:
This layout was made using Stayzon Ink and stamps and then a whole lot of splatter was added using Colour Blast Colour Spray in Bubblegum and Roadbase.  These are my most used colours.  I also used these to colour a Watercolour Paper number (5) and other embellishments.  This way everything is colour co-ordinated and works together.  To make the splatters very random I just unscrewed the top and used the stem to flick colour onto the page.  I also used a bit of water on a paint brush to help spread it just a bit.

Here are a few Close ups:

I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Colour Sprays and get a bit messy.

Krisy xx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Total Cuteness by Tracey Campbell

Greetings and Salutations Colour Blasters I am back again with another layout that I really enjoyed making. It is a real soft feminine page that was a little fiddly at times but I really like how it turned out, best of all it is pretty simple to create.

Trim 1 inch from the top and bottom of a 12x12 piece of cardstock and place a stencil over it. I created a flower stencil with my Cameo but any decorative stencil will do, apply a layer of  Heavy White Gesso over the top of the stencil. I used an old bank card as the flat edge gives an even coat of Gesso.

Apply the Heavy White Gesso all over the 11x11 cardstock. Use a corner of the bank card to make some random scratch marks in the wet Gesso.

Gently lift the stencil up from the Heavy White Gesso and leave to dry.

Spray the areas where the stencil was with Bubblegum Colour Spray.

 Blot the excess Colour Spray off with a baby wipe, keep wiping until the gesso on the detail of the stencil become white again, now let dry.

Spray the rest of the 11x11 background randomly with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray and let dry.

Tear a rip into the 11x11 cardstock and roll the cardboard up (I tore the top right hand corner). Spray with Bubblegum Colour Spray, this will dampen the cardstock and set it in the rolled position when dry.

 Roll the top left hand corner of the 11x11 cardstock up and spray with both the Bubblegum Colour Spray and the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray.

Using a patterned stencil with a small repetitive design on it spread some Envy Colour Paste through it. I concentrated mainly on the middle of the 11x11 cardstock and the top right and bottom left corners. By placing small amounts in the corners it helps to draw the eye across the page and creates movement.

 Below is how my background on the 11x11 cardstock looked before anchoring it to a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper.

 Here you can see that I have anchored (adhered it) to a 12x12 piece of patterned paper and I am brushing on some Watermelon Colour Mica Powder for some extra glitz and glamour. If you are worried about the Colour Mica Powder wearing or rubbing off over time you can set it with a fine mist of hair spray.

I hand cut a few arrow shape pieces of patterned paper and a large banner shape to mat my photos and create some embellishments. As you can see I distressed the edges of the patterned paper. I used a distressing tool however it is easy enough to distress the edges with the blade of a pair of scissors.

Adhere the photo and the embellishments to the background. I tucked some shredded calico behind the photo for some texture.

Tuck some calico and an embellishment behind the top left hand rolled corner.

In places where I wanted a little bit of texture but not as much as the calico I added some loose sewing cotton under the embellishments. By adding flowers and bows it gives the layout an extra softness for that feminine look.

Lastly add a title.

 Another view of the completed layout so that you don't have to scroll back to the top.

Thanks for stopping in and I really hope that you enjoyed my creation for today. All these wonderful Colour Blast Products are available from the store and if you have any questions about them please feel free to ask.
Hugs Tracey