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{Colour Blast} Diamond – An Art Journal Page

Hello Colour Blasters, it’s Melinda here with you today and I am super excited to share with my latest make using the A-MAZING Colour Blast goodies!!

Today I have an art journal page for you all, I just wanted to play a little so started by finding a quote. This was super simple, I jumped on my computer, went to google and simply searched “quote” – I know, right?! So this quote jumped out at me pretty quickly and I ran with it!


I love, love, love the quote and I love, love, love pink diamonds ๐Ÿ˜‰ But this quote just spoke to me in it’s entirety so now I not only had a quote but a colour scheme as well so off I went and grabbed some yummy goodies and my art journal and got started!

First up a quick, messy, texture-y coat of White Heavy Gesso using a wide paint brush. I wanted the texture of the bristles so I wasn’t too careful about making it neat and flat! I forgot to take a photo of that step, oopsies, but you can see the texture as the page comes together!

Next up I grabbed my Lollipop Colour Shimmer Dust and a tiny paint brush. I flicked some of the dust around the page, squirted it with a little water and then moved my page around to get the colour moving. You can see in this photo the texture of the gesso and also some product from another project where I had applied my left over product.


Oh, I so love this colour!

Next up I pulled some black, white, pink and gold washi from my stash and added random strips in a cross on my page.


Next I applied a quick coat of matte medium from my stash to seal those layers but then decided I wanted to tone down some of the colour and pattern so grabbed my white gesso again and using my finger smudged it all over the washi and some of the shimmer dust.


Next up a little stamping using a sketchy diamond stamp and a text stamp and some Staz-On ink.



I dried that off with my heat tool and grabbed my Dusty Charcoal Colour Shimmer Cube which I had activated with some water and a paintbrush and again, just added colour straight over the top of what I had already added knowing that it wasn’t going to mix as I had applied both the matte medium and the gesso.


Again, I decided that there was too much colour so when this was dried off I grabbed a baby wipe and smudged some of the colour around and took some off the page. I dried that off with my heat tool and while I had the Colour Shimmer Cube out I added some splatters with my paint brush.


Time for my quote!

I cut some diamond shapes on my Cameo and also the word “diamond”, I left the cut pieces on the mat and coloured straight on top of that so it was easier to keep all the bits and pieces together.

I have used my Colour Shimmer Cubes in Bling, Punch and Blush. First up some black stamping on the word using the same text stamp, then a thick-ish coat of Bling. Then I grabbed a couple of paint brushes and randomly added colour to all of my diamond shapes. When that was all dried off I added some splatters of the pinks and bling on the diamonds and only the bling on the word. I LOVE how these look!


While that dried I added a little more texture to my page using a text stencil and some Bling Colour Paste, again in that kind of cross shape down and across the page. I left that to dry naturally as I didn’t want the paste to bubble as it dried.


Time to assemble! I added in some cheese cloth behind my “diamond” word, added some tiny alpha stickers and built my quote. I only ended up using 2 of the diamonds I created – one of the little ones and a medium but love how it looks!


My very final touch was a few splatters of Bling Colour Shimmer Cube and Roadbase Colour Spray! And my page was done!


It was so fun just playing and adding colour and not really having an idea of what or where I was going when I started!

Here are a couple more close ups of some of some of the details



Oh, how I love that Bling Colour Paste, it dries so gloriously gold and shimmery and just beautiful!!

If you haven’t done it for a while grab some random products and have a play! And why not participate in the brand new challenges we have starting this month!ย 

This month’s is a fun and easy one


I’ll be sharing my take on the challenge later in the month ๐Ÿ˜‰ For now here is the link to the FB group if you are not already a member so you can load up your take on the challenge!

Here is the process video if you’d like to see this art journal page come together


Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!


Melinda
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{Colour Blast} Little Delights 4th July

Hey there scrappy friends! Today I’m sharing a page I created for Colour Blast using 4 colours and only 2 product types! I had lots of fun putting this together and am happy with how it came out!

First up I chose my colours to go with the ephemera/stickers etc I had picked for this page


Colour Pastes (from top to bottom)
Singin’ The Blues, Blush, Apple of My Eye and Sienna
Colour Shimmer Sprays (from left to right)
Sienna, Apple of My Eye, Blush and Singin The Blues

Seriously, if you haven’t yet seen the new Sienna, you MUST get some, it is stunning!!

Next up I grabbed a 12×12 stencil and randomly sprayed my 4 mists all over the stencil.


Before I lifted the stencil off I grabbed a second sheet of white cardstock and pressed that down onto the top of the stencil to get the negative to use on another page – great way to save mist and to get a head start on another background!

Next up, after that was thoroughly dried, I grabbed a stencil, my palette knife and my Colour Pastes and applied the stencil over the top of the coloured background. I applied the Sienna over the Sienna Shimmer Spray, the Blush over the Blush Shimmer Spray and so on….


Look at that pretty shimmer from the spray, swoon!!

Next up I decided I needed some splatters, so again, with each colour on top of the same colour, I used the nozzle of the bottle and applied lots of mist splatters.


I set this aside to air dry and when it was all done I grabbed my photo and embellishments and stuck it all down.


Oh, how I love you Apple of My Eye!!



I so totally love the way this page together and love my subject matter, because, sometimes a donut and coffee is really the only answer ๐Ÿ˜‰


Just a side note, if you have been watching new collections come out then you will ย notice there is alot of copper metallics coming out/already available and honestly, Sienna is a PERFECT match!!

If you would like to see my process come together it is available on the Colour Blast YT channel and my own or you can simply click “play” below and it will play right here, in your browser!!


Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I do love playing with the gorgeous Colour Blast goodies and sharing and also seeing what you create from our DT shares!! Have a fantastic, scrappy day!


Melinda


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{Colour Blast} Sweet Moments ~ Another Wedding Layout

Hey fellow Colour Blast lovers, I’m here with you today with a mostly clean and simple layout!!

I will start by saying that my mojo has kinda been off on a little holiday this week (not sure what that’s about!!) but when I was looking through some photos a week ago I came across the one I have used for this layout and because it was so BIG I thought it was a great way to get scrapping without the pressure of so much “stuff”!!

So, I am scrapping another of my wedding photos today and as I mentioned it is BIG – like 8″ x 12″ big so it takes up a lot of real estate on my page. A little embellishing, a title and a little pop of colour!

First up I started by prepping my chippy with some white heavy gesso. As 2 of these pieces had already had some product put on them one needed 3 coats and the other needed 2 but they came up nice and white and ready for a new layer of colour ๐Ÿ˜‰


I set my chippy aside to dry and did the little work on my background that I knew I wanted to do.ย 

I grabbed my (current fave!!) Blush Colour Shimmer Pot, a wide-ish brush, my craft mat and a little water and applied some colour to my craft mat and mixed with a little water (my brush was a little too big to fit in the pot and mix easily).ย 


I then applied wide brush strokes both at the bottom of the white cardstock background and also at the top of where I knew my photo was going to be.ย 



With some of the left over colour on my mat I did some sprinkles.



I popped my background to the side so I could finish off my chippy. I decided to use the gorgeous Blush and Punch Colour Embossing Powders. The title got the Punch while the flourish got the punch. These colours are so, so pretty and my current faves!!


After that was all dry it was time to stick it all together. I used a partial white doily at the top of the photo and applied all my chippy with my wet adhesive directly to the photo.ย 


I just loved how that looked! As a very final touch I have added some punched gold glitter hearts in 2 places and then I called the page done.



I love how this came together and it has given me some of my missing mojo back. I hope to do a little more scrapping tonight in fact ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe if your mojo has gone walkies, grab a big photo or one that really inspires you and just have a play!



Thank you, as always, for stopping and see you again soon!

Melinda
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Piece By Piece ~ K+ May 2017 Challenge

Hi there my scrappy friends!! I am sharing with you today my take on the very fun and somewhat challenging Kraft+ May 2017 Challenge. This month is all about the non-square/rectangle photo! This was definitely a challenge for me as I have NEVER scrapped anything other than square or rectangle!!

As always the K+ DT totally inspired me with all of their interpretations of the challenge and got my little brain ticking over!

I came up with the idea of circles for my photos and a line down the page. As you have probably noticed I have been doing a few wedding pages so when I saw the page I am re-doing I thought this challenge would be a perfect way of making a more “me” version of it!! Here is the original….

And here is my do-over page. Again with the pink. Specifically, Blush in the Colour Shimmer Pots by Colour Blast, I mean, swoon, totally!!




So, I had a heap of fun putting this together and am super happy with the end result. It is most surely more me!!


There is a process video which you can see simply by clicking play below!


Thanks once again K+ for a fun challenge and LOTS of inspiration!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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Cheeky Little Devil ~ Scrapbook Page

Hi there scrappy friends!! I’m here with you today sharing my take on the fun sketch challenge over at Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

Here is the sketch if you have not yet seen it
And here is my take on the sketch


I have finally cracked open my Pink Fresh Studios Indigo Hills collection and it is just gorgeous!! I have paired it with one of my new favourite colours from Colour Blast – Just Blue. If you love blue and don’t have this colour – you NEED it – all of it! The Shimmer Spray, the Embossing Powder, the Colour Paste and the Colour Shimmer Pot – swoon!!!

Anyways, enough of my swooning and here are a few details of the page!


This photo shows a close up of the title area. I’ve mixed and matched some chippy pieces from Dusty Attic and used both the Just Blue and Dusty Charcoal embossing powders on all the words – doesn’t it look A-MAZING the way the colours mix and blend together?!

With all that work in the background I decided not to go to OTT with embellishments so kept it pretty simple with a few pieces from the ephemera pack and also a Charms Creations grey arrow.ย 

So, another story told, another page in an album and I satisfied my need to get messy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, happy scrapping!!

Mel
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Love ~ K+ April 2017 Challenge ~ Swatch It Up

Hi there fellow scrappy friends!! I am here today with a quick share of my take on the very fun (and somewhat challenging!!) April Challenge at K+ Challenges!

Here is the challenge if you have not seen it and true to form, it’s pretty late in the month but DONE!!


It took me ages to work out what I was going to do but I am super pleased with how this came together in the end! I was inspired by this page by Fiona Paltridge and also by this page by Belinda Spencer, both of whom are A-MAZING scrappers, both on the K+ design team so a big thanks for the inspo ladies!!

I originally had pulled out all my OTHER paint swatches – mostly pinks, greens, blues, teals, aquas etc but ended up using these very pretty metallic swatches instead! I have done a little mixed media in the background starting with a quick coat of gesso and then I have used the super beautiful and brand new Colour Pots by Colour Blast in 2 brand new colours – Blush and Punch – Oh La La!! A new fave in my stash!!


Another page into the wedding album and another project done for #the100dayproject !! My plan for the 100 days (since I have not yet mentioned it here!!) is to finish off (or at least put a dent in!) all of the unfinished projects that I currently have in my craft room so another one done!


As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and if you’d like to see this page come together just simply click play below and my process video will start up!


Until next time, happy scrapping and remember to have fun!!

Mel
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