Greetings and Salutations everyone, Tracey Campbell here with my first Design Team post for Colour Blast. With this layout I was itching to try out some of the pink range of the Colour Blast Colour Mica Powders; Watermelon and Peach Nectar along with some green/yellow tones of Olive Grove and Lemon Zing. I also detailed the flowers with some Colour Embossing Powder, Stormy Weather and the some Colour Shimmer Spray, Rose Petal.
Let me take you on a journey on how I created my layout. I have been seeing these lovely shaped flowers all over the internet lately, they seemed to be hand painted so I thought I would give them a go using the Colour Mica Powders as a water paint and hoped that they would reflect the beautiful shimmer in them. I first mixed a tiny amount of the Colour Mica Powder with a bit of water and used a fine brush to paint a five petal rounded flower shape. I used two of the Colour Mica Powders to create two different coloured flowers, Watermelon and Peach Nectar.
I then used an embossing pen to draw some detail into the centre of the flower, a large dot and some smaller dots around. I then poured some Colour Embossing Powder, Stormy Weather onto the embossing ink and pressed it down a bit with my finger. Pour the excess back into the pot and use a heat gun to set.
I then repeated the process using the Coloured Mica Powder as a water paint, but this time I used Lemon Zing and Olive Grove to create some leaves. Once the leaves and the flowers were dry I hand cut them out. I hope that these photo show you just how beautiful the shine from the Colour Mica Powders are.
After I had the hand cut flowers in the Watermelon and Peach Nectar colours together I decided that I wanted another coloured flower, but I didn't want it to have as much shine to it. I grabbed some of the Colour Shimmer Spray and being careful not to shake the bottle I used the Petal Pink colour as a water paint and painted a few more flowers. In the photo above you can se how the Colour Shimmer Spray can go on looking flat, but once you give it a shake it will have a beautify shimmer to it, thus making it a very versatile product to have.
I then sprinkled some of the Colour Mica Powder, Watermelon onto the base cardstock and lightly spritzed with a bit of water, this caused the Colour Mica Powder to bleed and blend together for a very soft, subtle background with a lot of shimmer.
To finish off the layout I placed some washi tape down over the top of the Colour Mica Powder on the left hand side of the cardstock base, making sure not to cover up all of that wonderful shine. Next were a few torn pieces of washi tape on the top right hand corner, where I would place the matted photo. Next I placed the hand cut flowers and leaves using some dimensional tape to add a few layers to the layout. To add the final touches I embellished with a few die cut hears, puffy word stickers, gold thread, sequins, heat set brads, a title and hand written journaling.
The Colour Blast Products that I have used in this layout are available from the Colour Blast Store or by simply clicking on the individual products listed below;
Thank you for stopping and viewing my first layout for the Colour Blast Design team, I look forward to sharing my next creation with you soon.