Thursday, 11 July 2019

Sail Away by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. I'm back today to share another layout using the wonderful Colour Blast Products.

To begin with I spread Heavy White Gesso though a bird stencil.

 I activated Cobalt  Colour  Shimmer Dust with some water on my craft mat. Then using some scrunched up plastic wrap I dabbed the colour onto my card until I was happy.

I then activated Navy  Colour Shimmer Dust and did the same.

I sprayed some Coffee Colour Spray onto my craft mat, then added some water to dilute it a little. Then using my plastic wrap blotted it onto my page.

I mixed some micro brads with glue before spreading them onto a tag (with some washi tape on it). Once slightly dry I Sprayed my Navy Colour Shimmer Dust (I have a spray that I made up) over the tag and left to dry.

For my second tag I used the same technique as the background, but this time I didn't water down the Coffee Colour Spray with water.

I added some ribbon & charms on the first tag. And a wax seal on the second.

My anchor chipboard I first embossed with Stormy Weather  Colour Embossing Powder. Then before it fully heat set I sprinkled Sienna  Embossing Powder, then Envy  Embossing Powder before fully heat setting.

I sprayed some flowers with Bling & Leather Colour Shimmer Spray.

Here's a few close ups after I finished putting my elements together.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Sunrise Selfies by Michelle Henderson

Yay it's Friday again, time to gear up for the weekend!

I used my favourite Colour Artist Inks again, this time in Oasis, Cranberry, Citrus and Cider.

To start with I used Oasis, and thinned it right down then applied it with the packaging technique to the left third of the page, starting near the top and fading out towards the bottom. I also splattered (of course!) and brushed a little, letting some drip down. 

I repeated this with Cranberry in the middle section, and a mix of Citrus with Cider on the right section.

With the same colours, I mixed them into some Light Paste, and stencilled in the central part of each section. Rather than letting them dry naturally, I force dried them so that it would puff up. 

I would normally use Colour Paste for this, but this time I wanted it to be opaque, and Colour Paste is translucent.

To finish I used 3 frames that matched the colours, diecuts, a banner from Charm Creations, flowers and stickers.

Loving the way this came out, make sure to give it a try 💓

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