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 
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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

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Steampunk Memories

I had fun creating this layout using the Limited Edition range with a photo from a fun trip to the Steampunk Museum in NZ with friends.

I used the Limited Edition paper "Individual".
Using the "Enough" Stencil I spread Steel Colour Paste first. Then lightly went over bits with Stormy Weather then Deep Water. I forgot to take a photo but I spread the paste from the top right to bottom left & a bit wider in the middle. 

Using my finger I dabbed Steel Colour Paste and Stormy Weather Colour Paste on some chipboard.

Using Sienna & Bling  Colour Embossing Powder I did small sections on my chipboard (and also on some chipboard cogs)

I then used Stormy Weather Colour  Embossing Powder to finish off.

I embossed another piece of chipboard with Sienna, Steel & Stormy Weather  Colour Embossing Powder.

I used the Clear Shimmer Marker Pen on the lady I cut out of the "Glorious" paper.

I added some metals & micro beads to bring it together. I left my chipboard title raw.
Here are some close ups.

Thanks for looking.
May you be inspired to go create.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 7 June 2019

Best Friends by Michelle Henderson

Hi! Today I'm using a simple technique which has been around a long time, but has been back in the spotlight recently
Here's a little taster.....

I used a few little dots of both Black Heavy Gesso and White Heavy Gesso on damp Kraft cardstock in random spots. Then I laid plastic wrap lightly over the top, and gently smoothed the 2 colours into each other.  Every now and then I lifted the wrap and sprayed a little more water. Once I was happy with it I let it air dry  - it took quite a while!!

Once it was totally dry, I used Colour Paste in Sunshine to stencil in some areas.

Finally, I mixed a little Colour Shimmer Powder in Sunflower with water a spread some on my page near the stencilling using the packaging technique. I finished it off with a brush, and then splatters (of course!)

I had pre-arranged my photo and layers so added these on too now, plus another cluster to balance the page. That's it!

You could also add any of the mediums like Colour Artist Inks or Colour Shimmer Dust
to the gesso - I might try this later! I hope you take some time to try this simple technique 😀

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

You & Me by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

This week's Colour Blast project I HAD to use the new stencil I'd gotten Colour Blast Boho Mandala Stencil from the Follow Your Dreams range it's so pretty  

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Look at these two how gorgeous are they 
Mum took them to one of those pop-up shops where they take the pictures in the shopping centres and had a whole heap of photos done and when I saw them I asked if I could do a canvas of one of the photos she said for sure not knowing what I was going to do
It was so hard to pick as there were so many of them together and apart but this was the most fun out of all of them
And lucky for me their mum loved it

 I used the Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso on all the embellishments and the canvas to prime everything so that whatever medium I was going to use on them would adhere with no problem  
I used the Colour Blast Boho Mandala  Stencil from the Follow Your Dreams range with some clear impasto
I'd have to say this is my new favourite stencil it's so pretty

With the background, it took a while to work out what colour to go with I was going to do it in Snow White Shimmer Cube but the Lady I made it for said the other colour she liked was purple (she hadn't seen what I was doing with the photo until I was finished)
So I used the Colour Shimmer Cube Royalty 

 I used the Colour Artist Ink Slipper and some water for the flowers as they weren't white and didn't look right 
I also used it on a few of the other embellishments

 I used a Flair from Embellish With Flair it's from the You Make Me Smile Set
I also used some Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness Accessory Stickers and Die Cut Ephemera set
 The Heart is from Finnabair and I filled it with some Silver Art Ingredients Glass Glitter and used a Cocoa Vanilla Studio saying sticker from the Happiness collection to put on top same as I did with the saying on the arrow
The chipboard arrow is from a Memory Maze Set Arrow love me and you

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