Wednesday 24 April 2019

"Brave Wings" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook layout to share featuring the 'Spread Your Wings' collection combined with pieces of the 'Graffiti Grunge' collection; Colour Paste; Colour Shimmer Cubes and Heavy White Gesso. I also took the opportunity to do some flower stash-busting. 
This page was created to document a cool selfie of my bestie and I as we sat on top of Mount Beerwah (after climbing it in 36 degree heat.) 

Here's a look at the supplies I pulled out to start my project with...

I began with the Fly paper from the 'Spread Your Wings' collection for my background. To give the page some extra depth, I added some stamping using the Do It Stamp Set and 'Stormy Sky' Distress Oxide.

I then added a piece of the Fearless paper from the 'Graffiti Grunge' collection across the centre of the page, distressing the edges to give texture, before stamping over the left edge to blend it in with the background sheet.

Next, I wanted to tone down some of the colour and pattern, so I used a small brayer to apply Heavy White Gesso to the centre of my page.

Whilst the gesso was drying, I gathered up some paper pieces to create a layered mat for my photo. I arranged the pieces in a small stack and secured them with staples before sticking it down.

Next, I took the Peony Dreams paper and fussy cut some of the large floral designs from it, which I then tucked in under the edges of my photo mat. 

Once the floral pieces were stuck in place, I rubbed a small amount of white gesso over each of them to help blend them into the background.

Then it was time for some texture! I wanted it to be subtle, so I used a small floral design stencil with 'Snow White' Colour Paste and applied it in a few areas on the page and left it to dry.

To embellish my layout, I dug through my (extensive) flower stash and pulled out an assortment of paper and fabric blooms (most of these were from D-lish Scraps). I created a circle using a pip berry stem, which I layered behind and over my photo before sticking my photo down. I then adhered the flowers on my page using hot glue; starting with the largest flowers first and working my way down in size until I was happy with the arrangement.

With the flowers all stuck in place, I then dry-brushed a small amount of gesso over them. This helped tone down some of the brighter colours to make them more subtle.

To finish my page off, I fussy cut the with brave wings she flies quote from the Earth Angels paper and stuck it down using a strip of cardboard behind it to pop it up a bit.

I then took 'Apple of My Eye' and 'Singin' the Blues' Colour Shimmer Cubes (these are now discontinued, so simply substitute another product if you don't have them in your stash); and used a small brush to apply pools of colour to the page. This added subtle, shimmery detail to the layout once it had dried. 

You can see how brushing the gesso over the flowers not only toned down the colours, but also provided cohesion to bring the mix all together.

That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you. Perhaps you might be inspired to pull out some old flowers from your stash and create something too? It's fun mixing old supplies with new!
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Monday 22 April 2019

Happy by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

I love shaped canvases they are so much fun so for this post for Colour Blast Blog I used a round one

Don't forget about out checking out the the Kit Club all the details are on the Colour Blast Website

This is Jack my son he's going places he has a head for business and that's what he's doing at Uni for the next five years 
He'll do any work that's thrown his way at his job 
And the only other thing he loves more than his family is the gym LOL

I started with some Colour Blast Colour Paste Steel painting it with a paint brush 

I then dripped some Colour Artist Ink in Rust (my favourite colour)

 I then used some Colour Shimmer Dust Duke which I also painted on
I then ended up painting the Colour Artist ink Rust and the Colour Shimmer Dust Duke thicker and then spreading the Colour Paste Steel with a palette knife  
I love how you can still see the canvas detail

 So here's how the canvas looks after playing around for awhile trying to get things straight LOL not a great strength of mine 
 I used Flutterbydesign Stickers to add some sayings that suit Jack 

 I added a few Finnabair Mechanicals for some contrast
In the Centre of the bottle cap I added a Melange Art Pebble which I had painted with Colour Shimmer Dust Duke mixed with 3D Matte Gel
I also used a heart from Charms Creations they have some many gorgeous shapes in so many colours
I then added Art Stones randomly to finish off the canvas

Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon x

Thursday 18 April 2019

Best Friends by Suzy Loudon

Hi. Today I'm sharing a layout I did using the Spread Your Wings Collection Papers and Mica Powders.

To begin with I tore the edges of my paper - Fly, then stuck it down onto the Keep Calm Paper. I had cut the inside of my Keep Calm paper & later used it to mat my photo.
I then used Snow White Colour Paste through a stencil. 

I mixed Peach Nectar  Colour Mica Powder with Mod Podge. Once I had the colour I was happy with I painted some white flowers. I had some mix ready so I decided to add it to my page through a stencil.

I then added Cool Mint  Colour Mica Powder to Heavy White Gesso. I painted my chipboard then painted some white flowers.

Deciding I needed a third colour I mixed Watermelon  Colour Mica Powder with Mod Podge and again painting white flowers.

I painted my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso before adding some micro beads.

I put all my elements together adding some embellishments including lace & art stones.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
Hope you have a great day.
xxx Suzy

Wednesday 17 April 2019

NEW RELEASE Collection - Trendsetters

This is our May 2019 Collection.  

This Collection is now available to our Stockist for order and will commence delivery to our Stockist from Monday 13th May 2019. 

Contact your local Stockist if you would like to place an order for this Collection.

The Paper Collection

The Paper Collection Kit

The Cutting Dies

The Stamps

The Stencils

 We hope you all like this Collection and we look forward to seeing what you all create with it.