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{Colour Blast} Can’t Wait to Meet You! ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hi there scrappy friends!! I’m with you today sharing a page I created without using any patterned paper for Colour Blast Australia!!


I will start off straight away by saying that this is not my ultrasound! The journalling does explain that this is indeed my future niece or nephew!

I started this page with one idea in my head and decided as I was going that I just didn’t love where it was going! You can see in the video below my process and where the layout changes directions!


And here are my step-by-steps!

First up, I decided to grab a stencil and some Colour Pastes. I have used the pastes one at a time and applied randomly all over the stencil (onto vellum) with some parts of the paste thicker than others and left that over night to dry.


The next day when I came back to my dried mixed media circles I started fussy cutting the circles. As a last minute decision I decided to leave some of the wonky edges for something a little different.


I started to lay the circles and my photo onto my page and at this point I decided that the circles were too big and I just wasn’t loving it!! Instead of starting all over I decided to grab some punches, some dies and my scissors and cut a bunch of different sized hearts and felt much happier with that decision!


Next to set to work on my background. A very quick, light coat of White Heavy Gesso to the parts of the page where I knew I wanted to add some extra colour.


Then comes one of my most fave products at the moment – Colour Shimmer Pots!! For this page I have used the Just Blue (Oh my, I love, love, love this colour!!) as I wanted a contrast but also not an opposite end of the colour wheel contrast! I activated with a little water and just painted the colour on without too much thought other than the basic idea of where I wanted the focus. I did dry this off a little with my heat tool but first I soaked up a lot of the water from the top of the page.



After that was dried I pulled out my Singin The Blues Colour Shimmer Spray and did a couple of spritzes for a bit of colour variation and again left that to dry.


I wanted to bring in some of the green also so did a few squirts of the Apple Of My Eye Colour Shimmer Spray as well and let that dry thoroughly.


Time for splatters! I have very simply used the nozzle from each of the bottles of Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling, Just Blue, Singin The Blues and Apple of My Eye and left that to dry.


While that was drying I pulled out my chipboard pieces and decided to do a multi colour emboss! First up I have used Deep Water Embossing Powder.



After that was dried and cooled I added Bling embossing powder and heat set that too. These 2 colours mix beautifully together while still being able to see the 2 different colours. I love this look!


Time to pull it all together and here is the end design again for you!


I love the pops of all those different colours and how beautifully they all sit together on the page!


Oh, and I forgot, I added a little stamping behind the chipboard! I meant to do that BEFORE I stuck down the chipboard but forgot! Thankfully I had only adhered it with staples where the photo was going to be so it was easy enough to lift the chippy – perhaps you will remember sooner 😉 I have used a grey (because I thought I had grabbed black until I stamped!) archival ink and love the extra detail it adds!


I also REALLY love the extra dimension that the vellum gives. When the hearts were stuck down only in the middle the edges all lifted up which was a happy surprise!


And one last photo, this is the title area! I love how those hearts look and those alphas match perfectly with the colours I have chosen!


So, how will you take this fun technique and do YOUR thing with it? We would love to see so please make sure you stop by the FB group and share your own creations with us! 

Also, I am making my way over to Brisbane for the Scrapbooking Expo in a couple of days and to say I am excited would most surely be the understatement of the year!! I may be helping out on the Colour Blast stand (woohoo!!) or you may see me wandering around, either way please head over to the CB stand and say hi!!

Whatever your scrappy plans are make sure you have fun and get a little messy 😉

Until next time,


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 😉


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

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). 


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. 



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. 


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 😉 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. 

So, another story told, another page in an album and I satisfied my need to get messy 😉

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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