It's Sue here, and I am excited to share another of my Colour Blast creations with you. Today I have a 12x12 layout that features Colour Paste and one very chocolatey cake! I made the cake for my daughter's 8th birthday last year after she specifically requested a "minion cake". I have been sitting on these photos for a while, but as soon as my recent package of Colour Blast goodness landed on my doorstep, I knew exactly what I was going to use with them!
Doesn't that Colour Paste look good enough to eat?
(And believe me, my kitten thought it did! haha)
Here's how I created my layout...
I first started by prepping my cardstock with Heavy White Gesso, which I always applying by smearing it on with an old gift card as it gives good, thin, even coverage.
Next, I used Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray, which I applied like a watercolour paint by tipping a small amount out of the bottle and then painting it on using a wide brush.
After the spray had dried, I grabbed my Leather Colour Paste as I wanted to play on the rich chocolate in my cake photos. I applied it roughly with a plastic palette knife as I was aiming for the paste to give the appearance of chocolate frosting that had been smeared across the page. I also wanted to draw in the other main colour, so I included some smears of Sunshine Colour Paste as well. (You can see how I scraped it back in parts to allow the Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray I had applied first to come through.)
Remember that the Colour Pastes dry to a richer and darker colour than they first appear in the pots. Look at the beautiful, vibrant colour once dry (and tell me that gorgeous texture doesn't look like chocolate!)
Next, I grabbed some "paintable" ephemera pieces I had in my stash, which were just waiting for a touch of custom colour. I used the Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray again, which I applied with a brush dipped straight into the bottle.
My final touch of colour was to add some splatters of Colour Spray in Road Base. (Every project needs a little splatter, right?) I simply take the nozzle out of the bottle and flick it directly on. (Do this before sticking your photos down, or make sure you cover them up if you don't want them splattered too.)
After all my background work was done, it was simply a matter of applying my photos, remaining embellishments and a little stamping.
Here are some close-ups of my finished project so you can appreciate the true deliciousness of those Colour Pastes...
Look at that texture and shine!!
I didn't wait for the Colour Paste to dry before applying my alphas, I simply pushed them into the fresh paste so it would squish around them.
Is it obvious that I love to layer? ;)
Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this project with you. I hope I have inspired you to pull out some photos you've had laying around and get them scrapped!
(With Colour Blast products you can make your own custom background to match so there are no excuses!)
Until next time, happy scrapping!