Thursday, 2 August 2018

"Living Today" by Anita Enright


Hi fellow Colour Blasters

Anita here with you today and I am so thrilled to have been asked to join this wonderful Design Team for 2018-2019.  I have followed this amazing team of designers for a long time and love using the product when I get to play with it..... and now I do on a very regular basis.

A little about myself..... I have been a paper crafter for a while now and love bright and happy things so Colour Blast is definitely my kind of product.  Being Australian owned is also a huge attraction as I will always support home grown businesses, and I love how the products are so different to others on the market.

I have recently redone my craft 'studio' (and still a work in progress) and love spending time creating anything from cards through to layouts and off the page, and use mixed media techniques in a lot of my creations when I can. I also enjoy sharing my passion and have started teaching classes.

I hope you enjoy the journey that I am on this year and learn as much from me as I will be learning along the way.  I hope you enjoy my first "sunshiney" creation, as it is all about what you do not how much you do to create the end result.

For my first creation I wanted to do a 12x12" layout showcasing the gorgeous Artist Inks in my kind of colours - bright yellows and oranges.


To start my layout I covered the area that I was going to apply my Artist Inks to with some Heavy White Gesso. I really love this product as it dries so quickly which is great for me as I am such an impatient crafter.


I wanted to create a layout that matched the photo of my niece wearing her sunnies last summer holidays so chose the Colour Artist Inks in Citrus and Cider. 
Using the dropper I added droplets of both colours along the diagonal and then using a brush blended them across the page. Next I used my heat gun to dry the inks off.


Once my page was dry I then took a matching orange ink and stamps several images over the artist ink and around the page to add another texture and feature to the page. I also add some splats in the Colour Shimmer Spray Tangareen Dream.

Using one of my many many stencils in my stash and the Snow White Colour Paste I added another layer to my page. I think the Snow White colour paste is my absolute thing EVER!!! I love how once dry the backgrounds colour show through.  So cool!!


Now that my background is done, I then had fun putting it all together with embellishments and flower clusters.  Using embellishments from Charms Creations, Flutterby Designs and D-lish Scraps I finished off my page. My title was from Celebr8 and inked in a matching orange ink, the same as the background stamping.

Here are a couple of closeups of my finished page.







Thank you so much for dropping by.
Have a great day and happy creating :)

 Anita
xx







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