Wednesday 28 February 2018

"Awesome" Scrapbook Layout by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a 12x12" mixed media scrapbook layout to share featuring a fun photo strip collage of some photos I took of my daughter and hubby on a ride at an amusement park. I paired it with the 'You Rock' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and (of course), Colour Blast products!

I loved the bright red colour of the ride in the photos so I wanted to use a vibrant red medium to match. Unfortunately, the Fire Engine Colour Paste was not quite the right colour I needed, so I used a tip I gained from the Colour Blast Creative Corner group, and mixed the paste with some Candy Colour Shimmer Dust. This gave me the perfect red shade I was after.

I then took my new red paste and used a palette knife to smear it across the focal area of my page.

I then used a small stiff brush to add some splatters of Soot Colour Artist Ink before drying it off with a heat gun and setting it aside.

The next step in my process was to add some depth to my page by adding some stamping. I used rubber stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps and Staz On ink to stamp directly over the top of my Colour Paste. (The paste takes the stamping really well, providing you ensure it is completely dry first.)

After I had added the stamping, it was time to add some papery layers to my page. I used various papers from the 'You Rock' collection to create a layered photo mat, which I secured with staples before adding my photos on top.

After my photo strip was in place, I added some small pieces of torn washi tape, and coordinating 'You Rock' embellishments before I decided I needed some extra red. I took my Sunburnt Colour Artist Ink and added a few splatters around my page.

Here's a closer look at some of the details...

I love the shine and the extra vibrancy of the paste with the Colour Shimmer Dust mixed in.

I love the dramatic combination of the black / white / grey / red together.

How cute does that rubber charm tag look tied with the bit of twine? A simple way to add some texture to a page.

If you haven't tried stamping over your dry Colour Paste before, I highly recommend you give it a try - you can see how effective it looks!

That's all from me today. I will be back soon with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping!

Tuesday 27 February 2018

"Heart Eyes" Scrapbook Layout + process video by Louise Turner

Hi Crafters

I'm sure it's not just me, but I've noticed lately that my style has gone from bright and bold to a more subtle colour palette.

I think this page is half way - bold colours but more subdued.
Would love to hear your thoughts ... 

"Heart Eyes"

2018 for me is about stash busting - so I dug out some papers and got creating.

Lately I've discovered a love for the reverse stencilling technique - so this page is to share that with you.

For this page I've used the following Colour Blast products

Colour Spray Rainforest
Colour Spray Carribean
Colour Shimmer Dust Amber
Colour Shimmer Dust Navy

I firstly chose the Colour Blast products to match the photo and papers.

Firstly I chose a stencil and grabbed a piece of 9x12 paper.

Spray through the stencil - liberally!

With what's left on the stencil - flip it over and print it onto a new piece of cardstock.

While I let that dry naturally, I'm going to colour a doily that I cut with the cameo.

I've sprayed it with Colour Spray Sunset

Once dry the colour needed a little bit of vibrance so I've used the Colour Shimmer Cube Tangareen Dream

I repeated the reverse stenciling process with the same stencil and Colour Spray Carribean
Then added some Tangereen Dream splatters.

Finally, I've added some background stamping, chosen a title and adhered my layers.

The title was looking a little white, so I've coloured it with Colour Shimmer Dust Navy

Here's another look at the final page.
I've also added some stickers and a doodled border.

You can see the whole process in the video below.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping

Monday 26 February 2018

"dream" by Mal

Hey all,
Mal here today to share with you a page I did over the weekend using some Colour Blast products.
It was a quick page, nothing too fancy, just using what I had in front of me...because I am running low on most of my pastes and am hanging out to order new stuff this week.

So I had to make do with what I had and come up with a few creative ways of using my stuff.

First thing I did was swipe some Deep Water  Colour Paste across my page

Then as I only had a small amount of Lipstick Colour Paste left I decided to use it on a small stencil with just some small sections. I actually used my finger to smear it over my stencil as I didn't want to waste any and I only wanted it in certain places.

Then I took some gauze coloured with Slipper  Colour Artist Ink that I had used in an earlier page to dab inks on my page and used it for the first layer on my page.

After adding all my embellishments I decided the page needed something around the edges so I took some Colour Artist Ink in Soot and a bit of hessian and wiped the ink around the edge of the page. Looks cool hey...and no messy fingers lol. 

So what do you think? 
Happy scrapping...I'm off to order more CB goodies!

.....Mal xxx

Friday 23 February 2018

Love Life - By Fiona Hughes

Hello Lovelies! I hope you have been managing to have some scrappy time in your busy lives.

Today my layout is on 12 x 12 watercolour cardstock, which I trimmed to mount on some deep orange Bazzil for stability again.

I grabbed a watercolour brush, a pointy palette knife, my water spray bottle & 3 warm toned Colour Shimmer Dusts- Sunflower, Amber & Candy.

So I wet the page down pretty well, starting from the right side this time, working most of the right hand side of the yardstick then tapering the wet area towards the left hand side.
Taking the palette knife, I lifted and sprinkled a tiny amount of each dust over the wet area. I spritzed over the area again and began moving the colour with my wet watercolour brush.

Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I dried it with my heat tool.  At times throughout this process, I lifted the cardstock, and let some of the excess water to run onto some folded paper towel, (this made a really cool pattern too, so I kept that for later).

Once again, I selected a 12 x 12 stencil, with plus signs on it, this time, & my go to Colourpaste, - Snow White.
I worked this sparkly goodness through the stencil over the coloured area only, what do you think?

Once this was dried, it was time to assemble my page.
I mounted my pic on patterned tissue then on thick packaging cardboard.
I used a doily, an acetate piece, a tag, some twine and flowers to embellish this layout.
I really hope you like it.

Take care of you and I hope you can play with paper and media soon. 

Lot-sa luv..... Fi x

Thursday 22 February 2018

Friendship by Suzy Loudon

Hello crafty friends. Thanks for popping back. Today I have another layout to share.

To begin my layout I dropped some Rust Artist Ink on my craft mat. I gave it a good squirt with water. Then using my scrunched up piece of cling wrap I ran it through the ink.

 Using my cling wrap I stamped my page,

I did the same thing using Walnut Artist Ink building up the layers.

Once again I used this technique using Soot Artist Ink.

Here is a picture of another layout using the same technique. However I used much more ink and it was  more solid coverage.

I prepped my photo by backing it with box cardboard before matting it on black card. Then again backing it with box cardboard giving it lots of height.

Using my finger I rubbed Leather Colour Paste around the edges of my page.

I then spread Heavy White Gesso through a stencil.

I then moved onto my embellishments. I used Leather embossing Powder on some chipboard that I later cut up.

To colour my white flowers I dropped some Walnut Artist Ink onto my craft mat. I sprayed water onto the mat as well. Using my paintbrush I ran it through the water then mixed it with a small amount of Artist Ink. Painting my flower with a light coloured coat first. Then I mixed the water with more Artist Ink making a deeper shade. Dabbing this onto the outside edges of my flower, the darker shade was drawn down the petals. Repeating this with more ink maker yet a darker shade. 

These are my finished flowers.

After the Gesso was dry I did some random stamping with black ink. (It wasn't as dark as I would've liked...time to re-ink my pad I think)

Using my Rust Artist Ink I painted some hessian leaves.

I painted my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

It was time to assemble. I added some micro beads, glass beads, some more flowers  & some jute ribbon along with my prepared bits. 

To finish off I covered my photo and gave the page a splash with some watered down Heavy Black Gesso. And I was done.

Here's a few close ups...

Thanks for stopping by for a look.
xxx Suzy