Friday, 22 July 2016

Tidal Rock Pools by Melissa Struhs

Morning Bloggers! I love when we get to Friday and there is a weekend of creativity on the horizon, I am in desperate need of losing myself in hours of Colour Blast fun...hopefully you are looking forward to the same thing.


My layout today is a simple design that utilises several photo's so I really needed to keep the embellishments quite low key.


I layered the woodgrain paper, transparency and cardstock matting in place and started to build my Colour Blast layers from here onwards. I have used "Singin' the Blues" and "Deep Water" paste


over a fishing net stencil with a palette knife


mixing some of these colours together slightly on my craft mat with a crackle paste.


I love that the colours transition so beautifully to create gorgeous ombre finishes, from darker to lighter and back again.


Nothing creates a whispy finish like some muslin, distressed and torn apart and then sprayed with the matching Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays. "Singin' the Blues" is used on the left and "Deep Water" on the right.


These Shimmer Sprays were then flicked across the layout to add layered splashes.


Finding a title in a colour that matches your layout can be hard to find, so these yellow chipboard letters were given a facelift by covering with a blue ink...


then sprayed lightly with the "Singin' the Blues" Shimmer Spray


and while still wet, a generous pinch of the matching colour embossing powder was added randomly to the surface.


Once heat set, gorgeous thick blobs complete the distressed effect on the letters.


From this stage, embellishments begin to layer...starting with the enlarged photo


then the muslin.


One last minute embellishment, wood veneer pieces covered in "Deep Water" Colour Embossing Powder and then


 layered with hessian trim and metal embellishments.


A quick and easy project to get you inspired for a Colour Blasted weekend. To see all the products in the Colour Blast range click on the Link to the Website.
Till next time,
Mel.






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