Sunday 31 July 2016

Bye Bye Butterfly by Kerry Fellowes

Hello.  It's me, Kerry here for my final post before the new team steps in.  I can't believe how fast this year is flying by.  I would like to thank Tenisha from Colour Blast for having me and allowing me to play with the awesome Colour Blast products.  I am sure the team will have plenty of inspiration coming up, including the awesome new  Colour Sprays, Colour Shimmer Dusts and Colour Mica Powders, so make sure you stop by when you can.

Today I have a card, it was super simple, but I love the finished result.

 I used the Colour Paste in Royalty and mixed it with quite a bit of water.

I used the inside bit of a roll of stick tape like a stamp and picked up the watery colour and stamped it onto a piece of 300gsm watercolour paper.

I spritzed it with water to let the circles bleed a little and then added some smaller circles and some splashes. 

Then I repeated the same steps using Deep Water Colur Paste.

I added some stamping with black archival ink

 Then I used a little of the Royalty Colour Paste to attach this tiny lightglobe and whilst it was still wet I added some microbeads.

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Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday 30 July 2016

Love You by Danielle Vertigan

I've been a very lucky girl!!!
I got to enjoy an amazing inspired weekend with some of the most
extraordinarily talented ladies within the Scrapbooking Community.
What a Blast!!!
It was the perfect location to create and today I'm going to share a little
creative fun of my own.
I recently received the NEW Colour Sprays.
So what does one do with new goodies????
My first step was to spray along the top quarter of the page using the Rainforest
ColourBlast Colour Spray.
My next step was to lay over the Chevron stencil and spritzed lightly with water along the solid area.
Using the Rainforest I again Spritzed over the stencil across the full sheet.
I lifted my cardstock slightly to create a tilt so I could encourage the small drips.
Next I set it back down to dry.

Using the Leaf stencil I roughly applied the Leather Colour Paste.
I did this creating the appearance of a frame with the vines winding in from the edges.
Whilst still wet I sprinkled with the Bling Colour Embossing Powder and set with a heat gun.
The best way to complete this process is to do it a section at a time so that you can tilt off the access with minimal run from tipping the access off.
Remove any residue using a Clean Paint Brush once you have completed the
 process with your heat gun.

Using a Grey Stazon Ink and a selection of stamps
I added my next layer first using Birch then followed by script.
These where overlapping both each other as well as the Texture and embossed stencilling
At this point I positioned my photo into the layout.
And adhered is using a foam tape.

The Chipboard piece chosen was a large vine by Twiddlybitz.
I cut this into 3 pieces to surround my photo.
These where then inked. Two using a pesto Chalk Ink
followed by the Envy Embossing powder.

On the remaining two pieces I used the same Pesto
ink however this time embossed using the Bling Embossing Powder.
This was to create some variation in the vines.

The Bling pieces where sprayed using the Leather Colour Shimmer Spray then set with the heat Gun.
The Envy pieces where Spritzed using the Bling Colour Shimmer Spray and set using the same process.
I adhere the pieces using a piece of foam tape in the bottom right corner of my photo and glue on the areas of leaf that lapped my photo.
You may need to add some foam under leaves wrapping away from your image.
I did to help hold the structure.

My Love You Wood Veneer was coloured using a black chalk ink then embossed using Envy.
The colour dimension is fabulous.
a Funky Flair was added covering the foam square to the bottom right corner.
My embellishments where simple using the bronze metal flowers and 3 wood Butterflies.
There colours where perfectly matched for the layout.

My last step was to shake up the Bling bottle well then using the stalk I scattered some random small spots in the top left corner and the bottom right.
The intensity of shimmer is amazing.

I adhered the white base over Kraft cardstock.
added a touch of black Card again layered with Kraft in an off set border on the top and bottom edge.
My journal piece had the edges inked and embossed using the pesto/Envy combo.
The corner was removed to wrap the piece around my photo.
I'm so wrapped with the final layout and cant wait to share the next piece it inspired.....
Till then head on over to enjoy all your ColourBlast shopping at on the website.

Happy Scrapping Danni 

Friday 29 July 2016

Steampunk Inspiration - Part 2 with Trudi Harrison

Hi Everyone!

Trudi back with the second part to my project that I shared earlier in the month with you. You may recall the steampunk inspired heart:

It now adorns the front cover of this paper mache mini album:
The cover was altered with Colour Pastes and Shimmer Sprays.  Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste was first applied with a palette knife with a slight stippled effect created.  Masked detail was then added with Leather Colour Paste and a cog stencil.
Leather and Deep Blue Colour Shimmer Sprays were then spritzed over the top.
I created a frame from heavy cardstock.
Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste was applied over the top with a palette knife.
A stipple effect was created by pressing the flat part of the knife up and down.
A heat gun was used to dry the paste - this also created a lovely bubbled effect which adds extra detail to the texture.
Leather and Deep Water Colour Shimmer Sprays were then spritzed over the top.
 The frame was attached to the cover with foam tape. 
More colour was added with Deep Water and Sunshine Colour Shimmer Sprays.
 Chipboard elements were altered with Colour Shimmer Sprays -  Dusty Charcoal, Leather, Deep Water and Sunshine.
A button medallion was first painted with Deep Water Colour Paste and then accented with Leather and Deep Water Colour Shimmer Sprays. 
The reverse of the cover was altered similarly as the front.
The mini album pages were adhered together and a 3D window box effect created by removing a rectangle section with a craft knife. 
Masked detail was added with Leather Colour Paste.
 Charcoal and Leather Colour Shimmer Sprays add colour.
 The depth of colour was built up with accents of Deep Water and Sunshine.
 Another altered frame was created and chipboard elements added for embellishment.
 Chipboard was spritzed with Leather with accents of Deep Water Colour Shimmer Sprays.

With sadness, this is my last project for Colour Blast as a Design Team member.  I would like to thank Colour Blast for the opportunity of being part of this fabulous team.  It sure has been fun working with your awesome products and sharing some happy inspiration along the way. 

Thanks so much for dropping by today, to see the products used today along with the full Colour Blast range follow the link to the website.

Till next time,

Thursday 28 July 2016

Teddybears Picnic by Lynn Good

Hi there all, sadly this is my last post for Colour Blast but I am super excited to see what the new team create and continuing to play with their wonderful products.

I have collected teddy bears and teapots for many years now, and so decided to combine the two on my last post and make a teapot for one of my teddy bears - a true teddy bear picnic!

I have used a wooden kaisercraft teapot and painted it with black gesso.

I then used a kaisercraft stencill and Colour Paste - Royalty and Lovely Lilac.  I love how these pastes are like soft butter.

Once this was dry I sprayed the pieces with Colour Shimmer Spray - Snow White and Bling.  After putting the teapot together I then decorated it with assorted flowers from my stash.

Here are some photos of different angles and close ups:

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Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating :)

Wednesday 27 July 2016

A Beautiful Life by Kaye Halls

Hi Everyone, Kaye here again with a project I've been playing with. This is a prime example of projects that have evolved as I worked on them and ends up nothing like I originally envisioned.

At Christmas I was given a box of Whitakers chocolates and in true scrapbookers style I looked at the empty box and thought ...."that would make a great project!", so thats what I did.

I started with the box which I removed all the chocolate branding.

Next I painted the box inside and out with black gesso.

Once it was dry I started putting Colour Paste through a couple different stencils. I started with Deep Water and Steel in the top left hand corner.

 then I used a diamond pattern stencil and the same two colours as well as Royalty. By putting several different colours over the stencil you get a really great end result .... just make sure you clean the palette knife between colours.

 Now this is a prime example of why should plan your project out, because I didn't think of putting the die cuts on until after the Colour Paste which then meant I had to be really careful when  painted over them with the gesso. I put some bricks in the bottom left hand corner and in the top right hand corner.

 Because I wanted to create a focal point in the centre of the box lid I placed some chipboard cogs that I'd diecut inside the frame I was using and trimmed them to fit then glued them down and painted over them with black gesso.

 I painted the wooden frame with black gesso and then looked at it and thought "no, to plain" so I used Deep Water, Steel, Royalty and Stormy Weather Colour Paste on my finger as a rub over the frame. I also used them as a rub over the cogs which will end up in the centre of the frame.

 Once that was done I used a nice juicy clear ink on the top half of the chipboard word, and embossed it with Steel Colour Embossing Powder. Once it set I put another layer of ink and another layer of Steel Colour Embossing Powder to make sure I had a good thick layer. Next I repeated the process on the bottom half of the word using Royalty, making sure the colours slightly overlapped.

Once I had all the elements completed I glued down the frame with the word centred over the top.

 I then added some beads and bling to finish it off.

 And there you have it ..... the completed lid!

My next project is to make a mini album to go in the box. 

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Thanks for stopping by, have fun creating.

Until next time,