Sunday 29 July 2018

"Top 5 Farewell" by Melissa Struhs

Today will be my farewell post for Colour Blast. It seems that the last few years have zipped by and before I knew it I had spent 2 and half years on the Design Team. I never thought I would stay on for this length of time to be honest, but it has been a fun ride for sure. I thought it might be fun for me to look back at my 5 favourite projects...

Number 5: 24th of June, 2016
"Smile"'s the original post.

This was a sample that I made for the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo when the Colour Shimmer Dusts were first introduced. Sadly, the image just doesn't do the amazing texture on this canvas any justice.

Number 4: 30th September, 2016
"Adventure" ….here's the original post. 

I do love facing pages when I scrapbook and this was a layout of my boys enjoying a little father and son time. The chipboard pieces and die cuts had some of my favourite and endlessly used Colour Embossing Powders on them.

Number 3: 23rd of June, 2017

"I call her Amity" ….here's the original post.

What I loved most about this? It's hard to pinpoint. Actually, I look at this canvas so many times a day, it has pride of place on my lounge room wall and now has a gorgeous frame to keep her dust free and has photo's of some of the Colour Blast girls attached. I do recall that she took me months to make, no one could use our dining room table during that time. I had the most perfect Gesso stencilled texture all over.

Number 2: 6th of January, 2017

"Making Waves" ….here's the original post.

This was the start of my stash busting phase and the discovery of a glossy resist chipboard was truly the hero piece. I have used rock salt as a technique many time, each and every time it is completely unique. I remember the day that Amanda Hartmann and I were scrapping with friends and we both experimented with this technique....needless to say there was a quite a bit of mess to clean up!

Number 1: 28th January, 2018

"Capture the Moment" ….here's the original post.

There is still something about Colour Blast products and simple black is a match made in heaven! What really had me by surprise was the response to this much love and personal messages for a single layout with simple stencilling and embossing on chipboard. It really reminded me that the we all love masculine layouts and the industrial look was and is still very popular. 

I have loved my time with the team and am grateful to have had the opportunity to dabble in mixed media products while still remaining true to how I love to scrap. I have spent my time teaching classes in my local area with the products consistently the entire time and we are all complete Colour Blast converts now. 

Here's some fun facts that I found interesting as I round out my last day!
2 and half years, 62 Blog posts and 996 photo's later my time has now come to an end.
A huge thank you to all of the Design Team girls past and present that I have been honoured to work alongside and I will we happily watching to see what the newest recruits have in store for us.

Best wishes for a creative journey,

Saturday 28 July 2018

A Few Of My Favourite Things with Melinda

Hello everyone and one very last welcome to the blog from me!! 

I am certain by now that most of you (probably all of you!) are aware that I am stepping down from the team. First up a very big thank you to Tenisha for taking me on board 2 1/2 years ago and giving this relative newbie a shot!! I have loved my time on the team and loved stretching myself every time I pick up a Colour Blast product! To all of my current and past DT members, thank you to each and every one of you also, I've learnt, I've laughed, I've shared and made some real friendships that I otherwise may not have.

So, that's that part of the post done. I am here today sharing some of my favourite Colour Blast creations from my time on the team.

These projects are in no particular order but I hope you enjoy this little wander down memory lane with me. I will link to process videos and old blog posts for you throughout the post ;)

Can't Wait to Meet You
Blog post is here and process video is here

Believe in Your Own Magic
Blog post is here and Process Video is here

Better Together
Blog post is here and Process Video is here

Fun Rainbow Boots
Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

Hello Treasure
Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

#Live Bigger 2017
Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

Blog Post is here and Process Video is here

So, I couldn't narrow it down any further!! I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of my personal faves over my last 2 1/2 years on this team!

Though this is farewell it is not goodbye! I am still a part of the Colour Blast Kit Club DT and am loving being able to create and inspire you all through that avenue and of course, I will still be in the FB group sharing my creations using Colour Blast goodies!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you around the net!!


Friday 27 July 2018

‘Sunshine’ by Amy

Hi All!

Today is the last time you will see my posts here at ColourBlast.
So, first, I would like to say a huge thank you to Tenisha, Mel, and the awesome talented girls at the ColourBlast team! It has been an amazing journey and I have enjoyed being a part of this brilliant artistic team.

And also, importantly, a big thank you to you – the creative community – for your kind comments and support. I will look forward to continuing to follow this blog, too, as a part of this wonderful community.

I have here a page with me in it! My first post had a picture of me, with colours, so I thought I would do this last one of me, plenty of colour around too!

I started off by selecting a colourful piece of Cocoa Vanilla patterned paper and lightly primed the page with 'White Heavy Gesso'.

I wanted lots of coverage with a 12x12 stencil and placed it in a diamond-like position over the paper. I sprayed over three large areas with Sunshine and Fire Engine Colour Shimmer Spray and Caribean Colour Spray. These 3 colours matched the papers well.

After drying with a heat gun, I found it to be a tad bright, so I applied some more 'White Heavy Gesso' over the area where the photo was going to be placed, as a means to tone it down a bit. I set this aside to dry and set to work on my title.

Using watercolour cardstock, I die cut the title out and then sprayed it completely, with water. 

While the title was wet, I quickly sprayed it with Carribean Colour Spray – giving it full coverage – and then set it aside to dry.
The last step was to assemble the page with flowers, wood veneer pieces, paper doilies, tissue paper, and D-Lish Dots!

Another layout complete – using the fabulous ColourBlast products!

Again, thank you to you all for your wonderful support.

Lots of love, Amy

Thursday 26 July 2018

Laugh Every Day by Suzy Loudon

Hello everyone. Welcome back. I hope I can offer some inspiration with my layout.  Keep reading for my process.

To begin my layout I added some Heavy White Gesso through a small stencil.

I sprayed some water on my page then dropped some Grape  Colour Spray, then I gave the drops of colour a spray with water. I dried each section with my heat gun, pooling the colour. I repeated this process until I had the coverage I was happy with, then built up the layers some more.

I layered up my photo with cardboard and papers.

I coloured all my white flowers.To do this I sprayed some Grape  Colour Spray onto my craft mat. I added some water then using my paintbrush painted my petals. After each flower I added more water, making my flowers lighter as I went.

I embossed my chipboard with Dusty Charcoal Colour  Embossing Powder. I did a small section at a time. Before setting my second coat of embossing I sprinkled some glitter on top. Then when I heat set it the glitter set into the embossing but the heat also changed the glitter green, purple and gold.

I used some watered down Black Gesso and sprinkled it around my layout. (I added a few more sprinkles after I had put my page together)

I sprayed my cheesecloth with some Road Base  Colour Spray. I dried it gently with my heat gun.

Here's a few close ups after my page was done. I tried to capture the cool glitter colours but it was a bit hard.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy.