Thursday 22 August 2019

Life Is Beautiful

Hello again. I'm back to share another layout.

To begin my layout today I decided to get my photo & matting ready first (plus I had no idea what I was going to do yet). I layered my papers with cardboard to give it different heights/layers.

Using the "All The Way" stamp I did some random stamping.

With the "Stardust Butterflies" stamp I added some more random stamping.

I put some Bling & Peach Nectar Colour Paste on my craft mat. Then picking up both with my spatula I spread it through my stencil.

I sprayed my chipboard with Road Base Colour Spray & left to dry.

I embossed some chipboard with Bling Colour Embossing Powder.

I sprayed some white flowers with Road Base Colour Spray.

I splattered some Cider Artist Ink. Then some Spice Artist Ink.

Before I started to stick everything down I unwound some black string then stuck everything on top.

Here's some close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday 16 August 2019

Rakiura by Michelle Henderson

Happy Friday again friends - counting down to the weekend!!

Today I have somewhat of a cross of an art journal and scrapbook page for you.

I was going to be using ephemera from the Pinkfresh Studios Be You collection, so I took one of the leaves that features and drew it lightly on my page with pencil.
Love the new watercolours, so I used these to colour the leaves, starting with a mix of Seafoam and Pear, then highlighting with Carrot, Grape, and Ultramarine. For the stem I used Umber and Ultramarine . I added some splatters of each of course too 😀

Once it was dry, I added some more highlights with Green from the Shimmery Bright palette.

I lightly went over everywhere else with , from the watercolour set.. I wasn't trying to be neat, and there are some patchy areas. I re-spattered, then also added some Yellow Gold from the Shimmery Gold Watercolour Pan Set.

To do the outlines I used both gold and black Posca pens. Then I took some Colour Paste in Bling, filled a syringe and roughly went over the pen outline. I LOOOOVE this look, it makes me think of Moorcroft china and lead lights. I still had some left in the syringe, so I squeezed it out onto a messy mat and left it to dry.

Once the paste had all set I put together my photo, layers and embellies. I decided to trim some off the edge and added a darker border on 2 sides.
I glued it all down, and twined the extra Colour Paste "string" around the edges.

Have fun creating this weekend!

Thursday 8 August 2019

Beautiful life by Suzy Loudon

Hello again. Today I cracked out the Shimmer Dusts again. One of my favourite Colour Blast products.

To begin with I spread Heavy White Gesso across my black card.

I started with my Duke  Colour Shimmer Dust. Sprinkling a little before water activating it. Using my heat gun I moved it around as I heated it as well as spraying it with more water as I went, continuing to dry.

I then added Cobalt  Colour Shimmer Dust. Using the same process & filling in all the gaps.

I gave my title a coat of Heavy White Gesso

Then added some small areas of Cobalt Colour Shimmer Dust.

Once dry I embossed it with Singin' The Blues  Colour Embossing Powder.(I forgot to get a process shot...sorry)

Using Cobalt  Colour Shimmer Dust. I coloured some flowers, using different intensities of the dust to vary the colours.

As I started to put my page together I decided it needed some splatters with some watered down Gesso.

Then all was left was to stick it all down. 
Here's some close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday 2 August 2019

Docs & Sox by Michelle Henderson

Happy Fri-yay again folks!

I've gone grungy this week, using the Graffiti Grunge collection.

I started with the Choose paper, and gave it a light coat of clear gesso, so that I could go to town with Colour Artist Inks using the packaging technique, a bit of brushing and lots of splattering. My first colour was Barley, and then Spice to deepen it.

When that was dry, I stamped randomly with one of the coordinating stamps from the same collection. 

Next I stencilled some Colour Paste in Just Blue, and Dusty Charcoal

When I was choosing layers for my photo cluster I decided to grunge some ripped corrugated card even further with Black Heavy Gesso

Time to add the cluster, and some fussy cutting  - that's it!

Hope you love it as much as I do - it's a definite sea change from my usual!