Monday, 20 May 2019

Earth Angels by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

On the blog today I'm sharing a layout I created for a friend of her gorgeous granddaughter and one of her son's (he's also my godson) 
He's a massive Great Dane but as you can see he's a gentle giant and loves everyone as the little one has grown up she's pulled his ears sat on him done all sorts of things and he's just taken it all

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So I used a page from the Limited Edition- Uniqueness as I like the muted colours in it but it has the slightly darker edges for the pop of colour
I've been playing with moulds a lot lately  and thought I'd try the Colour Paste in it I did the bling in a different mould and it came out perfect so I thought I would try Steel in this one as I like the lace look
So with my palette knife I spread a layer to cover the whole mould and made sure there was no parts left that you could see that had dips in it or see any of the pink under neath - it was hard to get it to not fill in where the lace parts shouldn't be 
I let it sit overnight so that way I was sure it was dry but before taking it out I used a cutting knife very carefully to take off any pieces that I could see that shouldn't be on there - like in the holes of the lace of course you can't get it perfect but I think it came out pretty good (this mould is used for cake decorating and they have the fondant that sets hard and comes out perfect)

After attaching all my paper pieces where I wanted them I glued the Colour Paste Lace down with Helmar 450 quick dry Adhesive and then added some Mermaid Beads to it for an added dimension

Here you can see some of the different pieces of paper I cut out of the Spread Your Wings - Wing it paper and the Spread Your Wings Elegant Tags 

These green Prima flowers were the perfect colour to go with this paper range and I always need flowers 

Colour Blast Products I used

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

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Be The Exception by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. Today I have a layout to share using the Limited Edition Collection. Such a wonderful collection to work many possibilities.

To begin my layout I tore the edges of my paper, I used 'Stand Out' from the Limited Edition paper range. I stuck it down onto 'Tough' from the Graffiti Grunge Collection. Then using the 'Unpredictable' Stamp from Limited Edition I did some random stamping.

I cut my paper 'Original' paper down & inked the edges for my photo mat. 

I used the frame from the 'Glorious' sheet to frame my photo.

On my first chipboard using my finger i dabbed on some Envy  Colour Paste. Whilst it was still wet I sprinkled on some Envy, Sienna & Stormy Weather  Colour  Embossing Powder then heat setting.

For my next chipboard I die a piece using the 'Hands Of Time' die. Then using Leather  Colour Pastedabbed some on. Then added Envy  Colour Embossing Powder & heat set.

My next chipboard piece I did the same process using Stormy Weather  Colour Paste. Then Envy & Sienna Colour Embossing Powder.

My last chipboard I used Leather & Stormy Weather & Steel Colour Paste before adding Envy, Sienna & Stormy Weather Colour Embossing Powder.

 Using the 'Unique' die I cut out with black card which I placed under my title which I cut out from the 'Exception' sheet. 

Using Sienna & Leather  Colour Shimmer Spray I coloured some muslin.

From here I assembled my elements adding metals, flowers & pearls. 
Here's a few close ups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Friday, 10 May 2019

What a Babe by Michelle Henderson

Hi All - I'm back again, this time with a clean and pretty page - but still using some of my favourite Colour Blast products 😀

Here's a wee peek...

I started off with some white cardstock and my Colour Shimmer Dust in Sunflower, Candy, Passion and Cobalt. I wanted a pastel effect so I only put a little colour out, even then I ended up putting a lot of the Cobalt one back.

The photo on the left shows how much of the Candy I put out, and the one on the right how much I still had left when I finished. So concentrated!!

Using a soft flat brush I painted four large stripes.

For each of the stripes, I wanted a matching Colour Paste to stencil with. I chose Sunshine, Singin the Blues and Punch. I didn't have one to match exactly for the lavender, so I tinted some Rose Petal with a little Royalty which was perfect.

Using a stencil, I applied one colour at a time, waiting for the Colour Paste to air dry between each colour. That way I was able to match up the pattern each time.

It was hard to decide the rest of the design after that because I loved how it looked so much 😆

I chose a black and white photo because of all the colour already on the page. I used so many different collections from my stash to build layers and embellish!

I love how this one turned out, I hope you can take some inspiration from it too 😀

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

"Be You!" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I am sharing a mixed media scrapbook layout that I created using the 'Limited Edition' collection. The theme of this collection is all about being yourself so I thought I would document a couple of cheeky selfies (which pretty much sum me up. hehe)

Here's a look at the supplies I started with...

I began with the One of a Kind patterned paper from the 'Limited Edition' collection as my page background. The first step was to add some White Heavy Gesso to the area I decided was going to be the focal point of my page. I did this using a small brayer.

Whilst the gesso was drying, I gathered some pieces of the 'Stand Out' patterned paper and layered them together to form a mat for my photos. 

I then went back to my background sheet and added some stamping around the edge of the focal area using the Peony Dreams stamp set from the 'Spread Your Wings' collection and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide.

Next, I wanted to add some subtle texture to the page. I used the 'That Way' stencil from the 'Going My Way' release with 'Apple of My Eye' Colour Paste; applying small amounts randomly around the page using a palette knife.

At this point I felt my layout needed some black to tie in with the black in my photos and also to provide a some contrast. I used 'Soot' Colour Artist Ink, and simply used the dropper from the bottle to drip some directly onto the page. I then set my page aside for a little while to dry. 

Once it was dry, I added the layered mat I had created earlier; bending up the edges of each of the pieces to give the stack more dimension, before sticking my photos on top.

I then took the floral cut files from Cut to You and tucked them in under the edges of my photos. I also created a circular frame using coloured wire, which I stapled on top of my photos.

With all of the main structure in place, it was simply a matter of adding some finishing touches. I added some messy black cotton thread, which I tucked in amongst my layers.

I fussy cut three small bees from the Glorious Tags paper and added those to the page.

I finished off my layout by adding three phrases cut from the Exception Word Sheet paper, placing two above my photos and one below.

That's all from me today, I hope I have inspired you to get messy too. Until next time, happy scrapping! 

Monday, 6 May 2019

Trinket Tin By Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

My project for the Colour Blast Blog is a little Trinket Tin, good to keep earrings or jewellery in when you take it off at the end of the night

All the products I used you can find here as well as a list of suppliers on the Colour Blast Website 

I used 1 layer of the Colour Blast Heavy White Gesso with a sponge - I like the texture it gives 
Sometimes I like use a brush for a different texture depending on what I'm doing over the top of it

I love this Colour Paste Bling it's so bright and shiny and looks great through this stencil
Colour Artist Inks Lollipop (I had an oops the other day and didn't close the lid properly so luckily I always have muslin on hand to mop any spills LOL) It was perfect for the pop of colour this project needed
Colour Shimmer Dust Peacock I added a bit of the powder to my board then added as much water as I wanted the colour to be - darker or lighter
I thought would go well with the Colour Lollipop Artist Ink and the Colour Paste Bling for the face
Dorland's Wax Medium I used over the top of the face to add something extra it gives it a sheen different to the shine that the shimmer dust does

Colour Artist Inks Peacock I used to paint the tin - the plain white gesso looked a bit boring but unfortunately we lost the shimmer of the Colour Paste Bling

Graffiti Grunge Collection Linked in Die I cut it out in acetate so it's a bit hard to see (I did have to put it through the die a few times)

Make sure to check out the whole blog for the rest of the Design Teams awesome creations and the rest of the going ons x

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