Thursday 31 August 2017

‘Treasured’ by Amy Churchward

Hi Colour Blasters! Amy here today with my mixed media layout on canvas that I have called ‘Treasured’.

 First, with a foam roller, I covered my canvas with Heavy White Gesso. This stuff dries very quickly. It is great to use on a variety of projects. 
Using a cobblestone stencil and spatula I applied 'Leather' Colour Paste to my liking with the photo placement in mind. 
I used a heat gun to further speed up the drying process - it doesn't take long to air dry, though.
Next, using Leather Colour Shimmer Spray, I added a layer over the dry stencilled paste and held the canvas up so that it ran and added coverage.
Using the end of the stalk, I dabbed in between the cracks of the cobblestone randomly with Deep Water Colour Shimmer Spray to break up the brown, to my liking.
The background was in need of some shine, so I sprayed the whole surface with the stunning Bling Colour Shimmer Spray.
Once I was happy with the coverage, using a script stamp and a permanent brown ink stamp, I stamped around the canvas.
Now it’s time to prepare the embellishments. 😊
 Using a heat gun, I heat embossed my chipboard using the Bling Colour Embossing Powder.
To add a bit of Colour Shimmer to the background papers I used the divine Sienna Colour Shimmer Cube. By applying a bit of water to the cube with a brush then I splattered it around.
I also splattered it onto black paper flowers: the Sienna and black are the perfect match!
Using a bit of tissue paper, I rubbed it with some Caribbean Colour Spray and water.
Then stamped it with a pattern of my choice using a permanent pack stamp ink.
After I prepared my embellishments, I then assembled the canvas to my liking with the photo placed and adhered.
Here are some close ups of key details of my canvas.

And here is the finished product!
Thank you for looking: until next time, take care, Amy 😊

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Too Glam to Give a Damn by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here today to share my latest Colour Blast project with you. I have been lucky enough to attend two separate scrapbooking retreats in the past month and a half (still not sure how I got that past hubby! haha); which has meant lots of scrappy time for me.
Today I am sharing a project I actually created whilst on retreat, featuring a fun Snap Chat photo of my daughter and I together.

My colour palette for this page was guided by the colours in the photo, so I started by creating my background using some Duke Colour Shimmer Dust, which I mixed with a little water and brushed onto my cardstock.

As part of our goody bag we received at retreat, we were given the "too glam to give a damn" cut file cut from white cardstock; which I decided to use as my layout title. I painted it using a small brush and the Colour Shimmer Dust left over from my background.

The next step on my background was to apply some contrast, so I used a star stencil from Flutterby Designs to apply some Blush Colour Paste to random areas of my page. I also used my palette knife to add a few random "smears" of colour, then set it aside to dry.

The final step in my background process was to apply some extra splatters of colour, so I used Colour Shimmer Sprays (BlushStormy Weather and Bling) and flicked them around the page.

Once all my mediums were dry, I constructed the remainder of my page. I started by adding a paper doily to the focal area of my page to act as my photo mat and topped it with some frayed gauze.

I then backed my title piece with a project life card and a small piece of scalloped glitter card.

I then mounted my photo and title piece on some scrap cardboard to raise them up, and tucked an extra piece of the scalloped card and some messy pink thread in behind each of them.

Next, I added a Charms Creations handmade heart embellishment, which I topped with more pink thread and a flair button from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

To finish off my page, I added a few punched glitter butterflies; some sequins and stamped phrases and I was done! (Pages like this are ideal for those who are on a scrapping budget, as there were very few additional materials used beyond the mediums.)

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I will be back again in a couple of weeks with another Colour Blast project for you. Until then, happy scrapping!

Tuesday 29 August 2017

"Sweet" A scrapbook layout with Louise Turner

Hi Crafters

Louise with you today.
I'd love you to check out this scrapbook page that I've created.

For this page you will need:

Colour Paste Snow White  

Colour Shimmer Dust Navy
Colour Embossing Powder Bling

I've started by choosing a background paper and stencil. 
The idea for this page was to use the "Snow White" paste as a resist.

I've used the stencil fully on the right of the page and partially on the left.

I let the paste dry naturally and LOVE that beautiful sparkly shimmer!

I've used the Navy colour shimmer dust - mixed with lots of water.

Then with a piece of ordinary old cling wrap (rolled into a ball) pick up the Navy coloured water and spread onto the page.

Repeat the process until the desired colour effect is reached.
I've used paper towel to remove some of the colour so that you can still see the paste.

With the left over Navy use a brush to add some splatters.

I chose a wood veneer piece and coloured it with the Navy shimmer dust.

Allow to dry naturally and then cover one half with old washi tape.

I covered the wood in Bling colour embossing powder.
Heat set and added a second coat.

Peel back the washi tape and you get a lovely two toned title.

I'd already chosen this small 3x4 photo so as not to cover up too much of the Colour Blast background.

I've built a small cluster using Navy and Gold to coordinate with my layout.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping!