Hello there Colour Blast friends and fans! Melinda Sweetman here with you today sharing my latest make as part of the DT!
I decided to play along with the August challenge this month and instead of using just one product I have used 2 but in a RAINBOW of colours!!
Here again is the August challenge for you
Here is the line up of my sprays
Like I said, a RAINBOW! In it's true ROYGBIV form! Yep, I'm using Indigo and Violet but from left to right the colours are:
Love, Sunset, Saffron, Rainforest, Lagoon, Indigo and Violet.
And just a refresher if you are not sure, the Colour Sprays are beautifully pigmented flat colour with no shimmer but gorgeous none the less!!
Here is what I did with my Colour Sprays
This is a technique I have been meaning to use for ages but just kept forgetting! I have simply sprayed each colour 2 or 3 times straight onto the bubble wrap - which I cut to roughly 12x12 size - and then put my textured card stock on top and did some reverse stamping! No gesso needed as there was not a lot of water being added to the page.
This is what my stamping looked like!! I just love it! And so too does my 7 year old who chose the photo's I am scrapping today ;) Needless to say, they HAD to be of him!!
I left that to dry naturally and added a couple of layers of white tissue paper behind my photo. By the time I got that stuck my background was dry and ready for me to do my next layer, which was some stamping in both a light and dark grey ink.
I did a real quick dry off with my heat tool and added another layer. This time I wanted sparkle and not much colour so I grabbed the beautiful Snow White Colour Paste and this fun 7 Dots stencil.
As you can see in the photo the paste goes on white with some shimmer but as it dries it goes clear with SO MUCH shimmer. It is beautiful and I love that you can still see the stamping and the rainbow through the paste.
Time for some coordinating embellishments.
I chose wood veneer from Cocoa Vanilla Studios and 3 of the Colour Sprays - Love, Lagoon and Indigo and just painted the colour straight onto the veneer. I hurried along the drying process with my heat tool and then my next step was, of course, more shimmery goodness!!
I used my embossing ink dabber and of course the Snow White Colour Embossing Powder. 2 coats just to make sure they were super shimmery ;)
With all of my bits coloured and dried it was time to assemble my page and here is the final design
I felt that the white edge left a little something to be desired so I found this fun rainbow patterned paper in my stash, gutted it, cut down my white and attached my page. I think it really makes the whole page come together - especially with that rainbow stitched border!
Here are a few more close ups! Well, quiet a few close ups actually! Enjoy!
Here you can see all that beautiful shimmer from the Colour Paste!
I tried to keep the embellishments within the background colours and love how the veneer came out!
So, that is my challenge for August done and I love the end result using a technique I have wanted to try for AGES!
There is a process video available, just click the play button below!
You can load up your take on the challenge here in the FB group and I hope I have inspired you to play along for the chance of a Colour Blast voucher!
Until next time, happy scrapping!