Friday, 18 October 2019


With Halloween nearly upon us I felt inspired to create something spooky. So here goes.

To begin with I tore up some print paper then using a clear gesso sealed the whole page.

Using the Imprinted A4 Stencil I spread Heavy White Gesso around the page.

I sprayed my page with water before dropping Spice & Cider Artist Inks. Tilting my page around I dried it with a heat gun, moving the ink around.

I did the same thing with Soot Artist Ink. As the water was sprayed it did slightly re-activate what was dried changing it all over again.

I watered down some Heavy Black Gesso & splattered it around before painting around the edges.

Using the Black Gesso I then painted some metal charms. I later rubbed some coloured rub on them to highlight.

Using Road Base Colour Spray I coloured some muslin & dried off gently with my heat gun.

Using Steel Embossing Powder I embossed some chipboard.

Then embossed my other chipboard with Dusty Charcoal Embossing Paper.

Using my Shimmer Pen I went over my black web die cuts.
Then it was time to put it all together & I'm done.

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Thanks for looking
xxx Suzy

You Make Life Beautiful by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. Today I went back to the original Colour Blast products, using Colour Shimmer Spray & Colour Embossing Powder.

I wanted to get into my lace box whilst doing this layout. So when prepping my page I tore the edges of my top sheet then stuck it down & edged all the sides with lace.
Once ready, I used Heavy White Gesso through a stencil.

I then gave my page a spray with Envy Colour Shimmer Spray, adding a few splotches as well.

I double embossed my chipboard with Envy Colour Embossing Powder.

I sprayed some flowers with the Envy Colour Shimmer Spray.

Putting my elements together I added more lace, fussy cut flowers from the paper range and some micro beads.
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 11 October 2019

Picture Perfect by Michelle Henderson

Hi team!

I have a new page for you again today with the Inspired collection watercolours and Colour Artist Inks.

I started off with  a Paige Evans cut file in a starburst pattern that I wanted to hand stitch. I used the Inspired collection watercolours to do a wash of Sunshine over the sunbeams, then Mustard, Carrot and a touch of Scarlet on the sun itself. I also used Ultramarine on the bottom third of the page.

I decided it wasn't quite strong enough, so I highlighted the same areas with Citrus, Spice and Sunburnt Colour Artist Inks, plus Calypso on the sea.

I had a second cut file that I wanted to back, so I offset it, and then went back to my watercolours 😁

While everything was drying I stitched the background...time to add the photo and embellies and done!

I'm so happy with this one - I hope you like it too 💖

Thanks for joining me here!

Friday, 27 September 2019

Dog Gone Cute by Michelle Henderson

Hi my scrapping friends!

I have a new page for you today, here's a little sneak...

I started off with a wash of watercolours from the Inspired collection - I used Peach and Umber.

I was after a dark coppery red to stencil, so I mixed up some Colour Paste in Sienna, along with some Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust. Perfect!

I grabbed my Colour Artist Ink in Walnut, and thinned it down to stamp with it.

 I added my photos along with some punched out circles from specialty papers and copper sheeting which has been in my stash since forever 😆 I also added some Tim Holtz dogs that I used the watercolours to colour.

I love how this came out 💓

Friday, 13 September 2019

Days like Michelle Henderson

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I'm at a retreat so busy working on my next projects as well as some things just for me 😀
I have a watercolour page today using a little bit of everything - here's s little hint...

  My background was done on watercolour paper, and I used the wet on wet technique with Colour Artist Inks in Lime, Mermaid, Grass, and Barley. By wet on wet, I mean I painted the edge if my hills with water only to start, then went over it with thinned colour so it would blend down the page.

I then did the same thing at the top of the page with Calypso Colour Artist Ink.

While that was drying, I prepped the chipboard title with Heavy White Gesso.

I mixed a little Colour Shimmer Dust in Duke up on my (very!) messy mat, and then swiped the title through it, patting it into the colour again where I needed it. This gave me the lovely mottled look I was going for.

I wasn't keen on the way the right edge looked, so I ripped it off and added some navy paper, after edging the rip with Light Gold from the Shimmery Gold Watercolour Pan set. I also splattered a little of it down this edge, and on the title. 

I used Colour Paste in Singin' the Blues and Bling through stencils, and also smudged a little in the sky.

I still had a little bit of the Duke left over, so I made some big splatters and drips using a water brush, in the sky.

I added my photo cluster and another small cluster, along with the title. I'm so pleased to have already made my Fathers day page!!!
Here's the finished page 💕

Thanks for joining us here!

Monday, 2 September 2019

Hot Hot Hot Summer by Michelle Henderson

Hi all!

I'm back to my old faves today with the Colour Artist Inks - here's a little preview for you...

Now I have to apologise - I forgot to take a photo with just the inks - I started by damping my paper then brushing colour on , respraying with water and letting it drip a little. I used Sunburnt, Spice, Citrus, Mermaid and Oasis. Once it was fully dry, I then splattered some water drops to get an oxidised effect.

After that, I thought it needed a little bit of glitz, so I also splattered with the clear Colour Shimmer Brush Marker.

Love love love the shimmer here 💚💙

Next I mixed a little of each of the same Colour Artist Inks in with some Heavy White Gesso, and stencilled a little toward the right of the page.

Finally I put my photo cluster and embellies on, giving me the hot bright and colourful page I was after.

Here's another close up...

And the final page...

Have a great crafty day!