Saturday 29 June 2019

Last post by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

This is my last post for Colour Blast I've decided to step down for health reasons 
I will miss posting projects using these awesome Australian products as we don't have too many too choose from these days
I want to say a HUGE Thank You to Tenisha for choosing me to be on her team and to Kaye for all the hard work she does behind the scenes 
Also to the Design Team thank you you've all been great to work with xxxx

So for my final project, I created a Steampunk type creation using the Limited Edition Paper RangeSienna Colour PasteColour Shimmer Brush Markers - Silver and Gold and lots of cogs from Memory Maze as well as some metal and a clear cabochon over one of her eyeglasses 

I used the clocks and cogs piece from the Stand Out Limited Edition Range and roughed up the edges with the scissors
I then used the strip with the brads on it from the Exception paper from the same range
And from the Glorious paper, I fussy cut out the girl the globe bug and the key
I also used the scissors to rough the edges then used the Coffee Archival ink to go around the edges of everything
I used the White Heavy Gesso on all the Memory Maze Chipboard pieces
With the cogs, I wanted a metallic look so I used Silver and Gold Colour Shimmer Brush Markers
For some added texture and colour I added scrapes of  Sienna Colour Paste

Here you can see the cabachon I added to her eyeglass

Here's a closer look at the cogs and other metal pieces I added 
I love the cogs and clocks on the piece I cut out and the Light globe I added from Memory Maze 
I loved the Globe Bugs that are on the paper but in my stash, I had small globes so I thought I would use one over the top for added dimension
Being steampunk themed they use a lot of metal and a lot of the men have moustaches so I thought it only appropriate I add one
Here I added a large metal brad that I have had for years and I stuck the key from the papers I had fussy cut out on it 
I also added a watch because they always have pocket watches and this was the closest to a pocket watch I had 
I then added an Embellish With Flair Vintage Map Flair as it fitted so well with everything

Thursday 27 June 2019

Love Life by Suzy Loudon

Hello everyone. Today I've gone back to some of the original Colour Blast products. Pastes, Shimmer Spray & Embossing Powders.

To begin with I tore the edges of my paper then stuck it onto blue card, sticking a bit of lace underneath. Once it was ready I spread Stormy Weather Colour Paste through a stencil.

Once dry I spread Blush Colour Paste through a flower stencil.

I sprayed the whole page with Steel  Colour Shimmer Spray. It's really hard to capture the shimmer but it's lovely.

While my page dried I painted my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

I embossed my title with Just Blue  Colour Embossing Powder.

My corner chipboard I first embossed with Envy . Then before the heated embossing powder set I quickly sprinkled some Apple Of My Eye, but not fully covering it.

As I put my elements together I added some paper to mat my photo. Flowers, more lace & butterflies.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.
xxx Suzy

Friday 21 June 2019

Live Out Loud by Michelle Henderson

Happy Fri-Yay everyone!

I have a little taster for you to start 😀

I'm still playing with my Colour Artist Inks while I'm stalking the Courier for my watercolours 😉

It was time to break out the Border punches - blast from the past...
I brushed some Colour Artist Ink in Marine straight on to Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock, I didn't bother with Gesso (that's why it looks a little mottled) because I knew I was going to be cutting it all up. I used one punch across the full width, with a total of 3 different punches. 

Once I had plenty of border strips, I played with them until I had them the way I wanted, with different tones and punches repeating, then I stuck them together into one big strip. I had already cut circles into another piece of cardstock and they were to back the cut file.

I wanted to put some more colour on the background, so I did this before I backed it, using Colour Artist Inks in Oasis and Mermaid, and the packaging technique. I outlined the circles with Masking Fluid before I started. It needs to be totally dry before inking, and the ink needs to be dry before removing the masking.

I also did a few layers of stamping on the background before I backed the circles.

I coloured some muslin with Marine Colour Artist Ink and set it to dry, then started assembling other layers and embellies. Once it was dry, I placed it under my photo.

Last things to add - the photo cluster and then finally a little journaling 😁

These definitely seem to be my go to colours!

So crack out those old punches and have a go 💙💚💙

Monday 17 June 2019

Farm Help by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone

Here's my latest project for Colour Blast Australia 
Make sure you check out the latest products from the store
And make sure to check out the rest of the Blog as there is always lots of inspiration from the fabulous Design Team there

I got these photos of my gorgeous God Daughter from her day at school where they dressed in farm type clothes to support the farmers and donated money towards it as well
She's not shy when having her photo taken if you can't tell 

I started by spreading Heavy White Gesso over the Spread Your Wings - Earth Angels paper to mute the black a little and for the  Lush Colour Shimmer Dust to stay on top of the paper and not soak through (that's what happens if you don't prime your papers)

I sprayed water onto the paper then dipped a brush into the Shimmer Dust, then lightly tapped the brush randomly over the page
Then with the spatula I spread the water and dust so it would mix and leave different shades over the paper

Here you can see I used different pieces of the Spread your Wings Collection and added the Lush Shimmer Dust to those as well
I had excess on the page so I swiped them onto it so they all got a bit of colour

I had planned on using these flowers on something else and had used the Soot Colour Artist Ink on them but had added extra water to tone them down then in the end didn't use them 
So I added more Soot to them and placed them on the page

I added some straw to give the farm feel and add some texture
And of course every layout needs some metal 
I also added some word stickers that I thought where just right for the photos and for Miss Sophie xx

Thank you for visiting I hope you come back soon x