{Colour Blast DT} Water colouring with Mica Powders

Hello there fellow Colour Blast lovers! I’m here with you today sharing this fun pocket page I put together using the Mica Powders in the Colour Blast range for a project I am working on called Learn Something New Every Day. I tell you the name as, as you can see, I have used the letters LSNED on my “cover page” for this project to make this an obvious change of pace as this project will make it’s way into our 2016 annual PL album 🙂

This was super fun project to put together, basically, water colouring and I am super happy with how it came out! You can see my entire (well most of it, somehow I ran out of room on my phone while I thought I was recording!!) process here on my YT channel – make sure to subscribe so you can see all of my projects that are uploaded!!

Otherwise here is my process!

First up I picked the Mica Powders I wanted to use to match the collection I had decided to use for this project so I pulled out a pattered paper with all the collection colours on it and ended up choosing ALL the colours (which are watermelon, wisteria, peach nectar, lemon zing, polar, cool mint and olive grove) except the espresso. Before I did any painting I did put a quick think coat of clear gesso across my whole page and dried that with my heat tool as I was fairly certain I would be using a lot of water!

Don’t they look so, so pretty sitting there all together!! So, as you can see you I have used my water colour brush to pick up the colour from the little pots and apply to the flowers I wanted to colour. I worked with one colour at a time so I didn’t get myself confused! I did start by applying some plain water with a paint brush before applying the colour but found that that washed out the colour a bit more than I wanted so I ended up just using the water colour brush and the mica powders.

It’s so hard to capture just how shiny and sparkly these powders but you can kind of see it in the above photo!

After I had done most of the page I felt that I needed a couple of other colours so I pulled out some of my sprays – both the colour spray (flat colour) and the shimmer spray (pretty, shimmery colours!) and mixed and matched to get the best colour matches I could! I can’t remember exactly what combination I used but I KNOW that I used the Snow White, Tangereen Dream and Deep Water in the Shimmer Spray and the Bubblegum and Lagoon in the Colour Spray.

Once all the colours were dried I cut down my 12″ x 12″ paper to 6 4″ x 6″ pieces to fit into the page protector I had decided to use. I knew all along that I would only decorate the bottom right hand card and here is the finished card.

I pulled in a sticker sheet from the collection pack I’m using, a flair from my stash, some pink alphas for the 2016, a few random enamel dots and also a stamp that says September. The big letters I cut on white card stock on my cameo and then used a 0.7mm pen to give them a sketchy outline.

As you can see in that close up I have also used the awesome Roadbase Colour Spray (I seriously love, love, love this product!) to leave some black sprinkles all across the page.

I will leave you with this photo of my completed page and a close up/different angle where you can see some more of that shimmer! I hope this has inspired you to pull out some of your own powders or even the sprays and give water colouring a go – so easy and so effective!! 

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below or even on the YT vid, I will get back to you ASAP!!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great scrappy day!



{Kraft+ September Challenge}

Hey, hey! I have had a super productive weekend with completing challenges and pages and all I really want to do is SCRAP but alas, I must share on my blog in order to “enter” this challenge so here I am!! haha!

So, the gorgeous challenge this month at K+ is this stunning moodboard – all about the melons 😉

I had so much fun playing along and here is my completed page

I have used some texture paste straight onto the background kraft paper with a stencil and after that was dried I went in with some gorgeous Colour Blast Colour Spray and Shimmer spray as water colours. I simply sprayed a little into a paint pallette, spritzed a little water and then grabbed a paint brush and off I went! I didn’t want to add that mint-ish colour as a water colour as I was pretty sure the colour would go muddy so I ended up just using it for sprinkles and water colouring some of those die cut hearts.

Again I just used some of the awesome sprays by Colour Blast as water colours and let them dry over night. I’ve only used a little wet glue to partially stick them down as I really love the dimension they give! 

Some thread and some stitching. Some very pretty gold glitter thickers and that “hello” was fussy cut from a 6×4 project life card and spritzed with some Bling Shimmer Spray. Oh, and I added a little sprinkle of the watermelon mica powder to some water to create those darker pink splatters across the background, I love the colour and shimmer it brings to the page!

I ended up cutting down the kraft sheet by 1/4″ on all 4 sides and mounting that onto a beautiful pin striped ombre paper from Studio Calico that I may have been hoarding but the colour was PERFECT and just gave the page that final finishing pop!

I love how this page came together and love, love, love the challenge over at K+ so I’m so pleased I managed to find some time to get my kraft on!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


{Colour Blast DT} Hello Darling

Hi there! I am SO, SO, SO excited to be here sharing my very first Colour Blast layout!! A massive thank you to Tenisha for asking me to join this incredibly talented bunch of ladies doing something we all love!!

So, enough of my gushing (I sometimes still pinch myself, I’m  honestly so excited to be here!!) and onto what you came here for, the crafty fun!

Here is the page I made!

In all honesty I just started this page playing! I wanted to use the awesome Colour Mica Powders as I had never used anything like them before (and the shimmer is just gorgeous!!) so I grabbed a couple of colours I loved (cool mint and polar – so, so, so pretty!!), some modelling paste, some white cardstock and a stencil. I totally didn’t think to gesso my page I was so eager to play but am super impressed with how the cardstock held up! I sprinkled a little of the colour mica powder onto the stencil and then applied some white modelling paste through the stencil.

I wasn’t sure what would happen or how far the colour would go but I decided that I was after something a bit more saturated in colour so I sprinkled some of the same colour powders (this time one at a time) straight over the stencilled areas and spritzed with water. LOTS of water. After I spritzed the mica powders I just tipped the page to get the colour to run and move around the page. I also added some of the powders to a few drops of water and used a dropper for big splatters (I forgot to take photos but you can see it all in the video linked at the bottom of the post!) in both colours. I dried in between colours and LOVE how the background came out!

As I said, I had NO idea what I was going to do with this background, heck IF I was even going to use it for anything so the background sat on my desk for a few days and then I was hit with inspiration and chose a photo of my youngest boy and a few pieces from the Crate Paper Little You collection, some veneer pieces and some chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic.

I worked out placement of all my bits and then decided I wanted to emboss the chipboard and the veneer. I love the pops of yellow in the Crate Paper collection so decided to emboss my stars (chippy) with the gorgeous, bright Sunshine Colour Embossing Powder. Two coats!!

And wanted to bring in a little silver (I had a flair badge in my stash I wanted to use) so used the Steel Colour Embossing Powder on the veneer words for my title. Again, 2 coats and it turned out ever so pretty!

Before I put everything together I wanted to bring a little yellow into the background so grabbed out my Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray and sprinkled that across my page.

I used my tiny attacher, foam adhesive and wet adhesive to stick it all down and LOVE how this page turned out! 

And here are some close ups of my completed page!

The title area

Isn’t that embossed veneer beautiful?!

The top cluster

An even closer close up of the top cluster!

And finally the area under my photo/next to my journalling

It’s really hard to photograph the sparkly sheen where I have used the Mica powders but you can sort of see it here!

I also recorded my whole process of making this page and I would love it if you stopped by to take a peek. The video can be found here.

That is it for me and my first post with Colour Blast. If you haven’t yet tried out those awesome Colour Mica Powders I seriously cannot recommend them enough! They are so pretty and so FUN to use! The Colour Embossing Powders and Colour Shimmer Sprays have so much sparkle to them, like nothing else I have worked with!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!