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!

Friday, 26 July 2019

Dishing the Dirt by Michelle Henderson

Hi folks!
I was so happy to get my hands on the new watercolour sets this week! 

I just took them for a light test drive this time 😀

To start, I used White Heavy Gesso through a stencil. I dried it off to puff it up a little. 

Then I used a nice soft brush and the watercolours Carrot, Fuchsia, Ultramarine and Grape to apply a thin coat over the areas that would come out from behind my photo and cut file. I did this a couple of times to build up depth of colour. I also spattered a little of each colour.

I put my cut file on then, and decided to splash some of the Light Gold from the Shimmery Gold Watercolour Pan set also. Love the variations in golds in this set!

I added my photo, some stitching and a title and Voila!

Such fun to try, you're going to see me using these heaps (although I'm sure my other faithfuls will still be showing up too!!)