Wednesday, 18 July 2018

" Awesome Adventure" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. The mixed media scrapbook layout I created uses not only Colour Blast mediums, but also some of the brand new release products designed by Michelle Grant exclusively for Colour Blast - including stamps, stencils and metal dies. I also used items from the 'Boys Rule' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I started this page with a sheet of Cocoa Vanilla patterned paper as my base; then mixed up some 'Duke' Colour Shimmer Dust with a little water and used a wide brush to apply it to my page. I also used a small, stiff bristle brush to add some splatters around my page.

Once the background was dry, I reached for the brand new 'Going My Way' stamp set. I used the long, distressed edge style stamp from the set to add some horizontal lines; then stamped some various sized stars around my page using Staz On ink.

After that, it was time to add a little texture to my layout. I used the new 'This Way' stencil and 'Deep Water' Colour Paste. I applied the paste by positioning my stencil, then used some washi tape to hold it in place while spreading the paste with a thin palette knife. I then removed the stencil and dried the paste off with a heat gun.

It was then time to start adding some papery layers. I used the new 'Going My Way' and 'Going My Way Frame' metal dies to cut some pieces from patterned paper, which I layered with some paper under and around my photos, along with some frayed gauze. (I was very impressed with how well these dies cut in my Big Shot, even the intricate parts cut beautifully.)

I then added my embellishments to my page. I used three die cut stars I had cut; along with some stickers, chipboard and die cut pieces from the 'Boys Rule' collection. I also added a Charms Creations star and layered a flair button over the top.
To finish my page, I added some splatters of 'Soot' Colour Artist Ink.

Here's a closer look at the finished page. 

I love how much depth the page has when you can clearly see the layers - Colour Shimmer Dust; stamping; stencilled Colour Paste; splattered ink; paper; and finally, embellishments.

I added the date and my handwritten journalling in the bottom corner of the page.

A couple of Cocoa Vanilla phrase stickers to the left of the photos.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I had so much fun creating this page with the new products designed by Michelle Grant. These are available to order in the Colour Blast store now, so make sure you check them out.
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

"Awesome" Scrapbook layout + process video by Louise

Hi Crafters

Louise here for my final share on the blog.

I've so enjoyed my time with this team and my goal in sharing my work is to inspire you to try a new product or technique and stretch you crafting comfort zone.
Before I joined this team I loved coming to the CB blog to check out all the step by steps from the team and I look forward to checking out the new DT's work in the future.

So for my last page, I'm sharing a combo of two great Aussie Company's - Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Colour Blast = Perfect Match!


For this page I've used the following

Colour Spray Rainforest
Colour Shimmer Spray Apple of my eye
Colour Paste Just Blue


Using a spatula, I'm adding some Colour Paste Just Blue and allowing it to dry naturally.

While it's drying, I've cut a circle with my Cameo and then sprayed it with Colour Spray Rainforest and Colour Shimmer Spray Apple of my eye.
The two together create a lovely green shimmer!
I've dried this with the heat gun and I love the way the circle has kind of warped and has such a textured feel to it - I decided to leave it this way on the page.

I next went on and did some paper layering and fussy cut the title.

The background still needed something to help it POP!
So I went to my "go to" product - Black heavy gesso.

Once everything is dry, I've added the rest of the layers and some stickers.

Black gesso over colour paste gives a gorgeous effect and I can't wait to try this with the "Sunshine" paste.

The green sparkly textured circle is one of my favourite parts of the page and I'm looking forward to doing this again in the future.

You can see the whole process in the video below.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Hello Sunshine, by Amanda Hartmann

Hello Colour Blast fans,

Today I am sharing a summery page, which feels bright and warm on these wintery days.

I started my page with a face stencil. Using an embossing pen, I added embossing liquid through the stencil for a face outline.

Firstly I used Colour Embossing Powder in Singing the Blues, sprinkling the powder on and dusting it off with a fan brush.

Then I repeated the technique with Colour Embossing Powder in Envy.

For the third face, I used Colour Embossing Powder in Steel. Then each face was heat set to emboss.

Then I grabbed my Colour Artist Inks in Lime and Oasis and with a wet brush, added colour in different variations on the page.

Then I added some extra colour and splatters with a Colour Shimmer Cube in Steel.

 Using a starburst stencil, I added some Colour Paste in Snow White, around the heads and faces.

Next I created my title. I started by painting the wood veneer title with some White Heavy Gesso.

I then gave it 2 coats of embossing, using Colour Embossing Powder in Envy.

To finish the title, I painted some embossing fluid (with a pen) to the top "hello" part of the title. Then I embossed this with Colour Embossing Powder in Steel.

Here is how my page came together, with some muslin, flowers, leaves and some bling and microbeads.

And some close ups to see some of the details.

 Thanks for looking today! Hope you are staying warm and getting some scrapping done this winter!


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Dreams Canvas with Melinda Sweetman

Hey everyone and welcome to the blog today! 

I have something a little different to share with you
but oh boy, I love it!! It's not often I do "pretty" and "feminine" but I sure did for this and I got to have another play with the awesome Colour Artist Inks! Here is my project, a 12x12 canvas for a friend's daughter for her 15th birthday in June and it was well received!

If you have been on the internet at all in the last couple of months you will know straight away that this idea is most certainly not mine, I was inspired by the one and only Paige Evans and then all the people that were also inspired by Paige so got creating!

I started by working on the butterflies I had cut earlier on my Cameo. I left them on the mat to make it a bit less fiddly to colour. A quick, light coat of White Heavy Gesso which dried super quickly!

And then some random stamping with some Versafine Black ink. I popped that aside to dry thoroughly and started work on my canvas background.

Next I painted my black stripes. I have used the Black Heavy Gesso on my messy with a little bit of water to make it more of an acrylic paint consistency and used about a 1" brush to apply random black brush strokes across my canvas, varying where they started and ended.

While that was still wet I added some BIG black splatters on the diagonal from the top right to the bottom left by adding a bit more water to the black gesso and using my fingers to squeeze the bristles of the brush together to get big splats! I love this look!

Next I chose my warm colours in the Colour Artist Inks to play with knowing that they could mix together and would not get any mud! The colours I used (from left to right) are:
Citrus, Barley, Cider, Spice, Sunburnt, Cranberry & Bordeaux. 
If you haven't yet got your hands on these inks then it's important to note that these are beautiful vibrant colours. I was after something a little softer so I spritzed my paper with water and then randomly added drips of all the colours to my page and turned and tilted my page to get a good coverage.

When that was dry I went in with splatters of all the colours using a paintbrush and also some splatters using the Bling Colour Shimmer Spray; using both the nozzle and a paintbrush. This I left to air dry as well.

I grabbed my now dry canvas and added in some splatters of the Bling as well, once again using the Colour Shimmer Spray. I added these to tie in the gold from the butterflies.

While the canvas was drying I pulled all of the butterflies off of the cutting mat, stacked them on top of each other, adhered with a tiny dot of glue and then ran through my sewing machine, leaving all of the threads long for extra texture.

I wanted to add a little something more to the background so grabbed a stamp set and some white tissue paper. I stamped a bunch of butterflies and also the sentiment which formed my title and had a bit of a play with placement. When I was happy I adhered my stamped tissue paper with matte medium and left to dry.

When the matte medium was all dry I adhered all of my butterflies, added some sequins following that diagonal and my canvas was completed! Here are a few close up's where you can really see the dimension of all of those butterflies!

I seriously love how this turned out and when I gave it to my friends daughter she LOVED it!! Winning!!

Also, head over here for the process video if you'd like to see this canvas come together!!

Anyways, I hope I have inspired to create something today and I'll see you again later this month for my very last post as part of the Colour Blast Design Team!