Friday, 10 January 2020

Fiji by Suzy Loudon

I thought it was time to pull out some old holiday photos. So what better way than to start with Fiji. If only I was there right now.

To begin my layout I spread Leather Colour Paste through a stencil. 

I stamped flowers from the Floral Delights 1 Stamp Set. 

I activated my Shimmer Dusts in a deep palette I use. This allows the unused mix to dry/evaporate leaving the dust to reactivate again later. I used Candy, Sunflower & Amber. I painted my stamped flowers, then once dry I cut them out.

 To begin my chipboard title I first spread Dorland's Wax Medium over 2 stamps so they would be ready to use. For the tree trunk i heat embossed with Leather Embossing Powder. But before it set I stamped it. I did the same thing with my palms using Envy Embossing Powder.

I used Just Blue Embossing Powder  to finish my title. To give my page a border I used Fire Engine Embossing Powder around the edges.

I splattered Love, Saffron & Sunset Colour Spray around. 

Apart from backing my photo, giving the inside of my flowers a touch of dimensional magic I was done. I kept it really simple.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 3 January 2020

You Make Me Smile by Suzy Loudon

Happy 2020 everyone. I hope everyone has had a great festive season.
To kick the year off I'm sharing a layout using the gorgeous "Love & Grace" paper range.

To begin with I tore the edges of my paper "Effie" & distressed the edges before sticking down onto some grey card.

Using another sheet of "Effie" I cut up the back using it to matt my photo. Each piece was distressed around the edges.

I distressed the edges of my photo also. And used cardboard between my layers.

Then sprayed the backing chipboard with Snow White Shimmer Spray. Then glued it all down once dry.

I gave my cheesecloth a spray with Apple of my Eye Shimmer Spray.

 My title I embossed with Bling Embossing Powder.

I wasn't home when I created this layout & didn't have any green card with me. So I spread some Apple of my Eye Colour paste on paper. When dry I used a metal die to cut out some leaves. I was really happy with the way they turned out & will do more in the future.

Once everything was stuck down I splattered some Heavy White Gesso (mixed with some water) around (but cover your photo first)

 I forgot to take photos, but I sprayed my flowers with Singin' the Blues & Apple of my Eye Shimmer Sprays.
I added some lace & micro beads to complete.

Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 27 December 2019

Christmas House by Suzy Loudon

I hope everyone has had a very special & safe Christmas.
So still in the Christmas spirit I thought I'd share my little Christmas House that I painted. 
I wanted it to match the tones of a little gingerbread house that I had but didn't have the paints, so I got out my Colour Blast products & gave it a go.

To begin with I gave it a good coat of Heavy White Gesso as it was porous & I wanted to seal it. 

To mix up the brown I used Rust Artist Ink with a little bit of Walnut Artist ink mixed with Heavy White Gesso.

To mix all my colours up I used Shimmer dusts with the Heavy White Gesso. The Shimmer Dusts I used are

I used Heavy Black Gesso as well as mixing it with the white to make a grey.

I added a good dose of material puff paint for the snow. While it was still wet I took it outside & sprinkled glitter over it. 

I then gave it a quick spray with adhesive spray I sprinkled ultra fine glitter all over.

Then it was just leaving it to dry & turning the inside lights on each night.

And that brings 2019 to an end.
I hope everyone has a happy & safe new year. Bring on 2020.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 20 December 2019

My Faves and Goodbye

It's my very last post for Colourblast (for now at least 😉) so I though I'd share some of my favourites over the time I've been on the team.

Mostly I like them light and bright...

Sometimes extra inky...

A little tone on tone...

New Watercolours...

Back to Bright!

Although neutrals can be beautiful too...

And my latest is always my favourite 😄

This one was quite restrained colourwise for me...

Total opposite of the norm...

But...back to bright again...

This has been an awesome team to be on, I just LOVE the products and will certainly be continuing to use them and I promise to share when I do 💓

Thanks so much to both Paige and Tenisha for having me!

Friday, 13 December 2019

Xmas by Suzy Loudon

With Christmas fast approaching I thought I'd do a really quick Christmas layout. 

To start with I did some random stamping with some Christmas stamps.

Using Sunburnt Artist Ink I put some on my messy mat then using scrunched plastic dabbed it on my layout.

I did the same with Grass Artist Ink.

Using Bling Colour Paste I spread it through a stencil. It's rather hard to see as it's quite fine.

Using Bling Embossing Powder I embossed around the edges of the cardstock.

I also embossed my chipboard with the Bling Embossing Powder.

Assembling my page I added some star tinsel & stickers, then some glitter to finish it off.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy