13 September 2018

Happy Moments | Colour Blast

Hey Hey Everyone, Welcome Back.

I have to say that I love how there are so many different colours available across the ranges of Colour Blast products. I am also having fun mixing and matching them and today I have chosen Steel and Singing the Blues.

My chosen products for this layout were the Colour Paste, Shimmer Spray and Embossing Powder.

I coated my chipboard piece with Heavy White Gesso prior to covering it with the Colour Embossing Powder in Singing the Blues.  It made the colour pop due to having the white base behind the embossing powder.

The base paper for my layout was a very simple and subtle grey patterned paper.  My chosen stencil had a similar pattern the wall that was behind Brian and I in the photo.  The were really funky grey shimmery glass tiles and even though they are a little hard to see I wanted to see if I could bring them into the layout somewhere.  
I think it worked really well using the Colour Paste in Steel.

Once the Colour Paste was dry I then added some 'splats' and sprayed the entire page with the Colour Shimmer Spray in Singing the Blues. The shimmer is just so pretty.

For those of us that are lucky enough to have some of the Colour Shimmer Cubes in their stash, after adding water to the cube, I used a dauber to add colour through another different stencil to add more texture to the background.  The same results can be used using the Colour Shimmer Sprays or Colour Sprays if you wanted to tone down the shimmer on your creations.

 My chosen ephemera and a few other pieces came from one of my 'Just Add Paper' monthly kits from D-lish Scraps.  On the two butterfly, heart and flower ephemera pieces I used the Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Clear to add even more shimmer to my page.  I then used the marker in Silver to colour up two white flowers as I didn't have any grey flowers and thought this was a great way to add colour.

My large white flower was too stark on the page as it was so I added some of the Colour Paste in Singing the Blues and Steel.

 Along with the D-lish Scraps kit pieces I added another gorgeous embellishment set the X and O from Charms Creations.
Below are a couple of close-ups of my finished layout and also up close of the pretty shimmers of the Colour Blast products. 

Thank you once again for stopping by and not only supporting us but also this wonderful Australian made and owned brand.  It is an honour to be allowed to demonstrate their products for you.

Take care and don't forget to create a little memory.

Ciao for now.


1 September 2018

Flourish | Colour Blast

Hi Everyone

For my share today I've stepped outside my normal comfort zone of white backgrounds.  It is so easy to manipulate the white with colours so I decided to go the total opposite and use a black as my base for my scrapbooking page.

I prepared my cardstock by applying the Heavy Black Gesso. Once dry I softened the background using the Colour Shimmer Spray in Snow White.  I did this twice, the second time once the first spray had dried.  I have to apologise as I did forget to take a photo of the cardstock once I had sprayed it with the Colour Shimmer spray.

Next I applied some of the Heavy White Gesso through a couple of stencils.  I really love this gesso as it dries quite quickly, which is great as I am an impatient crafter.  I have learnt that by leaving your gesso open (without the lid) it helps thicken it up.  Mine obviously isn't as thick as I really want it as it bled a little underneath my large stencil.  You couldn't really notice it in the finished page so all turned out for the best :)

When the stenciling was dry I felt that it was like it was going to jump off the page and grab me around the throat so to soften it I decided to throw in a bit of pink.  Using some more of the Colour Shimmer Spray in Blush I sprayed over the gesso stenciling and dabbed off the excess with a paper towel.

My last bit of prep work was covering both my wood veneer title and chipboard accent with some white gesso.  For the title I added some Colour Paste in Snow White and for the chipboard accent I dabbed the Colour Paste in Punch over it with my finger.

Once I was happy with the background for my layout and title and chippie I added my photo, ephemera and other embellishments to the page. Oh, and a huge shout out to Jodi from Corbett Creations for my special wood veneer word.

To finish I used one of the new Shimmer Brush pens in Clear over some of my ephemera pieces to add a little bit of bling without being obvious. These pens are great and also come in gold and silver. 

Check out a few closeups of the finished page.

Thank you for popping on by.  
Don't forget to keep the craft alive.... and find at least a little time in your busy week to have a bit of a play.