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,

1 comment:

  1. Naw congratulations on the last
    2 1/2 years Melissa, hope to continue to see amazing things from you xo