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.


27 August 2018

7th Heaven Card Set | Mintay Papers

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Hi Guys

I thought I would share a class that I taught at one of my local scrapbooking stores.  
Using the gorgeous paper range 7th Heaven from Mintay Paper these cards were really well received by my class.
Included with the paper packs are a gorgeous sheet of images which were fussy cut for use on the cards.  Not many people like to fussy cut, but I love it and find it very relaxing.

I even managed to use my Couture Creations GoPress and Foil machine for the sentiment.  

The range has beautiful shades of pink and blue.

Enjoy and happy creating....


21 August 2018

Faces of You | Colour Blast

Welcome back.

During my time on the Design Team you will get to see a lot of my gorgeous little nephew Thomas.  He is nearly 18 months and has started running around now so he is becoming a little man with such a huge personality.

Featured in my layout today I have used the amazing Heavy White Gesso, the Colour Shimmer Spray and Colour Embossing Powder.

Starting with some of the Heavy White Gesso on a plate and added a few drops of the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray to mix up to the shade I needed.

Using one of my stencils I applied the paste with a spatula at different points over the white cardstock.  With the remainder I applied directly to the cardstock. Finally who doesn't love a 'splat' or two around the page.... me!! So that's what I did. 

So below is a picture of what it looked like before everything else went down on to the page.

Next, using some of the Envy Embossing Powder I heat embossed my wooden letters.  I did two coats of the embossing powder to get a good coverage.

I forgot to take a picture of the next step.  I took a scribble chipboard circle from my stash and chopped in half.  Then, using the Dusty Charcoal Colour Shimmer Spray I painted the chipboard.  To do this I took a paper towel and absorbed a lot of the moisture, leaving a little moisture with the shimmer dust behind. I then applied it with a paint brush. I repeated the same process on two wood veneer arrows.

I did some stamping around the page using a black ink pad.  From my patterned paper offcut stash I added a couple of strips of matching patterned paper behind my matted photos (also on patterned paper).  I also found in my stash a couple of tags from a Prima ephemera pack.  

The photo I was using as the central point was matted on 3D foam tape before adhering to the page. Popped down the title and I'm done.... and not a flower in site.

Below are a couple of close up photos of my finished page. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I hope I inspired you to have fun and create something.

Ciao for now.

2 August 2018

"Living Today" | Colour Blast

Hi fellow Colour Blasters

I am so thrilled to have been asked to join the wonderful Colour Blast Design Team for 2018-2019.  I have followed the amazing team of designers on the team for a long time and love using the product when I get to play with it..... and now I do on a very regular basis.

For my first creation for Colour Blast I wanted to do a 12x12" layout showcasing the gorgeous Artist Inks in my kind of colours - bright yellows and oranges.

To start my layout I covered the area that I was going to apply my Artist Inks to with some Heavy White Gesso. I really love this product as it dries so quickly which is great for me as I am such an impatient crafter.

I wanted to create a layout that matched the photo of my niece wearing her sunnies last summer holidays so chose the Colour Artist Inks in Citrus and Cider. 
Using the dropper I added droplets of both colours along the diagonal and then using a brush blended them across the page. Next I used my heat gun to dry the inks off.

Once my page was dry I then took a matching orange ink and stamps several images over the artist ink and around the page to add another texture and feature to the page. I also add some splats in the Colour Shimmer Spray Tangareen Dream.

Using one of my many many stencils in my stash and the Snow White Colour Paste and added another layer to my page. I think the Snow White colour paste is my absolute thing EVER!!! I love how once dry the backgrounds colour show through.  So so so cool!!

Now that my background is done, I then had fun putting it all together with embellishments and flower clusters.  Using embellishments from Charms Creations, Flutterby Designs and D-lish Scraps I finished off my page. My title was from Celebr8 and inked in a matching orange ink, the same as the background stamping.

Here are a couple of closeups of my finished page.

Thank you so much for dropping by.
Have a great day and happy creating :)