20 December 2018

"STRONG" | Colour Blast

Hi Everyone

Now I love my Colour Blast products as much as you and with the large number of products in my collection I have been trying to use different colours on each of my posts.
Today I have used two of my all time favourite Colour Paste in Sienna and Leather. They are both extremely striking on the white background.  
So after using a fun filter from Snapchat I ended up with the perfect photo for my layout. It's nice to play around once in a while.
 After preparing my cardstock background with some Heavy White Gesso, using a baby wipe and two coordinating Colour Artist Inks in Rust and Cider I smooshed the Rust across the background and once dried added Cider.

I did this a couple of times to get the depth and colours that I wanted to tie in with the photo.
Next, using my metal spatula I stroked some of the Colour Paste
in Sienna and Leather down my page.  I wanted a very uneven look on the page.

Using the amazing Heavy White Gesso
I added more texture with a stencil ensuring some of the stencilling went over the Colour Paste

After selecting my chosen embellishments I decided I wanted to keep the vast majority of them white.  I found a heap of wood veneer flowers in my stash.  I 'attacked' them with my sponge and Heavy White Gesso trying to get a a bit of a stippled and roughish look to them.

I didn't quite the look I wanted, so I worked with a paint brush and the gesso and ended up happy with the final result.
  Using the Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Clear I added a slight bling to the wood flowers.  It ended up ever so subtle but took the matte affect off them. I did up adding some copper glitter to two of the flowers that you can see in the close up photos below.

 I added by bling title, a couple of mulberry paper flowers and a few sticker phrases from Flutterby Designs and a cute sequin bow from D-lish Scraps and the layout was complete.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita E

6 December 2018

"Ellie" | Colour Blast

Happy Thursday Everyone

With Christmas just around the corner I am glad you dropped in to the blog today to check out my latest creation.

We adopted the most beautifully natured rescue puppy earlier this year after our 14 year old boy.  My other fur child Molly was depressed at his death and was very lonely so Miss Ellie came along at just the perfect time...... and even though they are both girls it was love at first sight for them.   

Just the one photo shows just how photogenic she is with her big bunny rabbit.

For this layout I decided to use my Colour Shimmer Dusts in Candy and Peacock on watercolour paper.  Firstly on my mixing mat I added the Colour Shimmer Dust to some water.

After spraying the watercolour paper I then dipped my brush in the mixed up Colour Shimmer Dusts and lightly dabbed my brush on to the wet watercoLour paper. I tried it first on a small piece and I loved how the colours were so rich so I have kept the small piece to use at a later date on a card.

Below is how my finish A4 piece of watercolour paper turned out.
I looked amazing. 

Once dry I then tore the watercolour paper and adhered it to my page base card. By doing my watercolouring this way I also had the control of where it went on my layout rather than leaving it to chance which is my normal result with mixed media products.

Some of us 'Colour Blasters' have the amazing Shimmer Cubes in their stash and until they run out I continue to use them on many of my projects to colour items.  For this layout I used the cube to colour some wood veneer pawprints from Corbett Creations and some letter to create Ellie's name.

And here are a couple of closeups of my finished layout.

Thanks for stopping by.
With Christmas coming in a couple of weeks how many presents are you making?

Until next time...

 Anita E