Monday, 11 November 2019

Be True 2 You

Hello all!
I have a quick project for you here today.

Here's a little preview..😉 

I started out with a couple of my favourite Colour Artist Inks  - Spice and Cranberry. I thinned them down a lot as I wanted a watercolour look.
I combined them to get the colour I wanted, then smooshed them on to my cardstock.

The next step was to mix a little Colour Artist Ink in Mermaid in with some moulding paste and apply it through a stencil.

Before it dried I dropped a little Bling Colour Embossing Powder on to the paste, then heated it to activate it at the same time as drying the paste.

After that I used some papers from my stash to put the whole page together...

See? Told you it was a quick one today! 
Sometimes we need to just not overthink things...

Anyway, hope you like it!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Isle Of Pines by Suzy Loudon

Happy Friday ( those that won't be working the weekend like me).
For today's layout I went back to some of the original products.

I started with a pale blue cardstock that faded to white at the edges.
Using white tissue paper I pasted it down with a clear gesso scrunching it as I went. I continued to paint the whole page with the clear gesso to seal it (as at this stage I still wasn't too sure on what I was going to do).

I decided to dab Sapphire Colour Spray using a paint brush then added more with Carribean Colour Spray. Spraying a little water to meld it all together. Then finishing off with splatters of each.

I sprayed Steel Shimmer Spray all over to give the page some sparkle.

With a dry feather brush I went gently over the blue with Heavy White Gesso to give it a bit of a wave effect.

I painted all my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

Using a green paint I had I painted the top of my chipboard then using the Heavy White Gesso I painted up from the bottom overlapping.

Once dry I embossed the top with Envy Embossing Powder and the bottom with Snow White Embossing Powder.

I got out my stash of Colour Pastes. Starting with Leather, Envy & Singin' The Blues I put a little of each on my craft mat & added a little water before painting it on my chipboards.

I kept going on all my chipboard bits using Bling, Sienna, Lovely Lilac, Lemon Zing, Tangareen Dream & Rose Petal Colour Pastes.. I also used Bling for some highlights.

Using Bubblegum & Roadbase Colour Sprays I painted my snorkelling gear.

Using Deep Water Shimmer Spray I spray some cheese cloth & dried it off. Then added some splatters around the page.

For my little letters I painted them one at a time with Heavy White Gesso and before it could dry I dipped each one in Deep Water Embossing Powder then heat activating.

Once I stuck all my elements down I painted the edges of my page with White Gesso before watering a little gesso down with water & adding some splatters.

I also added some real shells, some small coloured rocks, sequins and glitter for final touches.
Here's a few closeups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An Amazing Day by Michelle Henderson

Hi All!

I have a new page today for you that fits into the new challenge using cool colours - have you played along yet? It has now been extended until November 10th.

I started by using a cut file as a stencil all over a page, and then applied White Heavy Gesso through it on to another page.

I love the texture that this creates once its dry 💓

I took out 4 of my favourite Colour Shimmer Dust in Paris, Lush, Peacock and Passion, then sprayed the gessoed page very lightly with water then sprinkled a little of the powders here and there.

I touched it up here and there with a brush and the same colours that I had mixed on a messy mat. I had a little colour left over so waste not want not 😉

At this stage, I felt that it would be too much to use the full page as a background, so I cut up some leaf clusters and singles and used them as a design element.

I created shadowing under the leaves with the Water Colour Inspired collection.

The title was embossed with Colour Embossing Powder in Deep Water.

Finally I added my photos and a few bits and pieces from one of my favourite Cocoa Vanilla collections. I also used the tag 💜

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Friday, 18 October 2019


With Halloween nearly upon us I felt inspired to create something spooky. So here goes.

To begin with I tore up some print paper then using a clear gesso sealed the whole page.

Using the Imprinted A4 Stencil I spread Heavy White Gesso around the page.

I sprayed my page with water before dropping Spice & Cider Artist Inks. Tilting my page around I dried it with a heat gun, moving the ink around.

I did the same thing with Soot Artist Ink. As the water was sprayed it did slightly re-activate what was dried changing it all over again.

I watered down some Heavy Black Gesso & splattered it around before painting around the edges.

Using the Black Gesso I then painted some metal charms. I later rubbed some coloured rub on them to highlight.

Using Road Base Colour Spray I coloured some muslin & dried off gently with my heat gun.

Using Steel Embossing Powder I embossed some chipboard.

Then embossed my other chipboard with Dusty Charcoal Embossing Paper.

Using my Shimmer Pen I went over my black web die cuts.
Then it was time to put it all together & I'm done.

With the sale of Colour Blast Australia you can get to the new website via any of my above product links or here...

Alternatively you can check things out on Facebook

Thanks for looking
xxx Suzy

You Make Life Beautiful by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. Today I went back to the original Colour Blast products, using Colour Shimmer Spray & Colour Embossing Powder.

I wanted to get into my lace box whilst doing this layout. So when prepping my page I tore the edges of my top sheet then stuck it down & edged all the sides with lace.
Once ready, I used Heavy White Gesso through a stencil.

I then gave my page a spray with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, adding a few splotches as well.

I double embossed my chipboard with Envy Colour Embossing Powder.

I sprayed some flowers with the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray.

Putting my elements together I added more lace, fussy cut flowers from the paper range and some micro beads.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy