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{Colour Blast} Special Delivery OTP Project

Hey, hey Colour Blasters! Melinda here with you today sharing a little Christmas project with you! I know that the big day has been and gone but I had lots of fun creating this and it was SOOO easy and quick that I HAD to share ๐Ÿ˜‰


I purchased the box from my local K-Mart and was inspired by another box also made by K-Mart but I was unable to pick up the one I was after so I DIY’ed it!!

First up I cut a cut file on my cameo. This cut was cut diagonally across my 12×12 piece of cardstock (I chose a colour I wouldn’t use!) so I could make it a wee bit longer which turned out to the be the perfect size! I also cut a bunch of snowflakes so that I had a snowflake stencil!

Next up, I laid my stencil where I wanted it, grabbed my Colour Paste in Bling and got to spreading the colour across my cut file – using it like a stencil. I took a progress shot but it has vamooshed so you can see exactly what I mean in the next step as it is essentially the exact same thing!

I left my Colour Paste to dry over night and then did my next step thisย  time using my Snow White Colour Paste and my snowflake stencils. Again,ย  I just spread the colour through the stencil and left to dry!


While it was drying I got brave and added some splatters, hoping desperately that I didn’t mush any of that wet Colour Paste. I used my Colour Shimmer Cubes in Fire Engine and Bling and LOVE how that added a tiny pop of colour and a little more randomness!


Again that was left to dry overnight and I am seriously in love with the finished project! My boys don’t know that I made it as our Scout Elf Pixie turned up with it on 1st December filled with Advent Calendars and a letter from Santa!!


I (ok, ok, and Pixie!!) have found a couple of other uses for it over the month of December and love that it is now something we have that I can use each year!

Pixie used it to stack all of our Christmas books in one morning.


My littlest guy used it for reading!! He sounded out each letter of the word Santa and announced “Santa” afterwards! Kinda took me by surprise but man, it was CUTE!


And on Christmas Eve Pixie turned up IN the box with our Christmas Eve PJ’s and a couple of other things she brings each year on her last day with us!


I have a super short and sweet process video for this if you are interested! Just click play below!


I hope that however you celebrated it that each and every one of you had an AMAZING Christmas Day spent with those you love. Wishing all of you the very best for 2018 and I’ll see you in the new year! Until then, happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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{ScrappingClearly} Tis The Season ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, hey ScrappingClearly friends, Melinda here with you today with something a little different for you!!

Here is a sneaky peek


Any guesses as to what I’ve created?! Or been inspired by??

If you guessed this month’s mood board you would be 100% correct! I was REALLY inspired by all of the Halloween-y type imagery and the colours, though I couldn’t find a way to include the blue.

Here again if you haven’t seen it is the mood board


And my completed project!


This is in a shadow box type product that hubby threw together with some spare MDF and because he made a stack I grabbed one super quick and got to creating! The frame was sprayed with some matt black spray paint and left to dry while I created my page!

I have used 3 patterned papers for this – My Mind’s Eye – On Trend 2 – Little Things (the orange words) and 2 papers from the Pebbles – Spring Fling collection – Honey Bee (the black text) and Chalkboard Floral (my background sheet). I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store that I fell in love with the second I saw it and knew what I wanted to do with it so picked my papers and got my cameo working for me!

I knew I wanted some colour in the background and in order for my cut to POP I first applied a really quick, light layer of white gesso to fade those dots into the background some. Then I grabbed my Scribble Sticks in Tangerine and Ruby, some plastic packaging and got to smooshing some colour onto my background and also applying some splatters with the same mix of colour.


When that was all dry I added some splatters using my Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling knowing I was going to add more gold accents. While that dried I used my Black Soot Distress Ink to ink the edges of the “Tis The Season” words so they would pop a little more. And added some gold foil using my Mini Minc machine to some of the Minc Crate Paper Halloween ephemera pieces I wanted to use. I LOVE the pops of shiny gold and love the gold, orange and black & white mix of colours!


Once my background was completely dried all that was left was to glue everything down. Since I have used gesso on the background I did use my wet glue for everything to make sure it all stayed where I put it!


One final close up


How I love stars and how that they look any better than minc’d in gold foil?!?? Of course, there are a tonne of colours to choose from in the store if gold is not your thing!

Here is one final photo – this time the frame is stood up and I can’t wait to find a home for it in the lead up to Halloween this year! My boys are super exited!


Remember, you still have almost 2 full weeks to enter our October challenges so head over to the ScrappingClearly FB group to find the albums with all of the details and the place to share!

Oh, I almost forgot! There is even a process video if you’d like to see this come together!


Until next time, thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!


Melinda
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{Colour Blast} Believe In Your Own Magic ~ OTP canvas

Hello fellow Colour Blasters!! I hope today finds you well and ready to be inspired! Melinda here with you today with a little something different!

I am sharing a little OTP canvas artwork I created!

Here is my finished design and I just LOVE how it came out in the end! I was inspired to create this because I really, really, really wanted to colour something (I haven’t picked up my copics in MONTHS) so started with a class image from a class I am enrolled in and off I went!


If you are interested I do all of my colouring classes with Alyce from Kit and Clowder, follow the link and you can see what she has on offer!

I forgot to write down the copic colours I used but PLEASE if your interested to know leave me a comment and I will have a look into it for you but I do know for certain this is my skin combo:
E000/E00/E21/E11/E04 and R20

Here is how my project came together in video form


Otherwise (or as well as ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) read on for my step-by-step’s!!

First up (and I’m sorry, I forgot to take a photo!) I grabbed some thick cardboard from some packaging and my A4 sized canvas pad and cut them both down to 5″ x 7″. I adhered them together using our White Heavy Gesso and then also applied a coat of gesso to the top of the canvas paper and left to dry.


My next step was to add some texture to my faux canvas with some more gesso and a stencil in a diagonal from top right to bottom left.



I let that air dry (I didn’t want the bubbly texture the gesso can get when you heat it) and then worked on my layers using my colouring as the main feature (coloured with copic markers). Love how these look all layered up and distressed!



Now I know what my layers are going to look like it’s time to start work on the background of my faux canvas. Please be aware that the step-by-step photos are not of the actual end piece as I got carried away while creating ๐Ÿ˜‰


The only difference (besides the stencil) is that I did not gesso the canvas before doing my stencilling so the colours don’t move quiet as much around the piece!


First up I started with Sapphire Colour Spray. Just using the nozzle I applied a little colour in drips and drops.ย 



Next I added water both from a spray bottle and a wet paint brush and let the colour move around the canvas.



I dried this colour off and then repeated the process with both Lagoon and Carribean Colour Sprays until my whole panel was covered in colour making sure to dry between colours so the colours blended nicely without them all mixing together completely.



I love how this panel looks! On my original (and also this piece to show you!) I wanted to add a little more dimension so pulled out my Colour Shimmer Dust in Navy and literally used my brush to apply colour over the whole stencilled area. In my sample here I have applied it randomly for depth but on the original you can really see the stencil design pop!


And here is the completed faux canvas with all the same techniques and colours applied


I used my heat tool to dry this off and I just love, love, love how this looks!ย 

It was time to put it all together and I decided I needed a little more texture in the background so first up I grabbed some cheesecloth and then some chipboard which I applied a quick coat of gesso to and dried with my heat tool.


Then I inked this with a pink chalk ink and embossed using the Punch Colour Embossing Powder for a beautiful contrast to all of those blues and teals!


Now I really can stick it all together!! Lots of foam and lots of wet glue to make sure it sticks good!

Once I had everything assembled I decided the edges needed a little something so I grabbed my Roadbase Colour Spray, a paint brush and added a border all the way around the edge of my faux canvas and this just finished it off beautifully!


And here is my finished project!


A close up of those layers and my colouring


Some of that oh so pretty texture from the gesso and sprays


The beautiful contrast of that embossing next to those sprays


And finally all the dimension from all of those layer <3<3<3 Swoon!


So, that’s it for me for today! Something a little different and alot of fun! If your “norm” is OTP I challenge you to do a page, likewise if your “norm” is a page, I challenge you to do something OTP, you may just love it and be extra inspired with your next “norm” project!ย 

Whatever you do, please head over to the FB group here to share your Colour Blast creations, we all love seeing what you do with the amazing products available!

I’ll see you again soon, until then, happy scrapping!!

Melinda






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{Colour Blast} Eat, Sleep, Be Cute, Repeat ~ An OTP project

Hi there Colour Blasters, I’m here with you today and I am sharing a sweet frame I made for a baby shower today!

This all came together pretty quickly (besides the stitching ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and is so easy to re-create, I hope you follow along and get some inspiration!

First up, I started with my white cardstock and a cut file from the Silhoutte store. I chose to cut parts of the file with the blade to back with papers and chose to use my sketch pens to draw out some of the words for me to colour and then hand stitch around.

The very first thing I did after peeling the paper off the cutting mat was to do the water colouring. I used a pointy pallet knife to add a tiny bit of both the Paris and the Lush Colour Shimmer Dusts to my tray.


Now, don’t let the colour of the dry dust confuse you!! These are both green colours and are STUNNING!!

The magic is when you add water ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can then see the true colour and all the beautiful shimmer. Which is exactly what I did next using a pipette, straight into the little wells.


Give them a good mix up and you get your shimmery, colourful watercolour-y media ready to go! I used a small-ish paintbrush and simply added colour to each outlined letter. I used a mix of both the Lush and Paris to give different shades and a little more depth to the words for a little more interest.

After that was dried, I went around all the coloured words with my pokey tool and poked holes about 1/4″ all the way around for my stitching.


Me being me, I managed to smudge a little colour where I didn’t want it – to rectify I quick grabbed a paper towel and mopped up as much of the colour as I could. I wasn’t able to get all the colour up so I decided next up to add a few sprinkles of the green colours in diagonal across the page using the same paint brush – smudge covered, woohoo!!

Next up was the hand stitching. I chose a green coloured embroidery thread that matched pretty well to the Shimmer Dusts I had used. Now, this can be quiet time consuming but I love, love, love the finished product so am happy to put the time and effort in. I use a simple back stitch. Up from the back of the paper, down the next pierced hole, back up through the next hole and then back through the previous pierced hole etc etc.


I wanted to a little extra texture and interest so pulled out a star stamp (from a Christmas set!!) and stamped with my embossing ink the same diagonal as the green splatters and then heat embossed the very pretty Snow White Colour Embossing Powder.ย 


Oh lala, this is looking beautiful!

When that was all done it was time to back the cut words. I have used some scraps of a very pretty wood grain paper in my stash and just outlined the back of each letter and then glued on the paper.

I popped it into the frame I had purchased and I couldn’t be happier with the end result!!


I really hope the parents-to-be love it but I am pretty certain it will be a hit!

Here are a couple of close ups




If you would like to see the whole process there is a process video available, just click on the play button below!


I hope this has inspired you to create something a little different and perhaps something off the page!ย 

Please remember to share all of your Colour Blast creations over in the Colour Blast Creative Corner FB group, we really do love seeing what you are creating!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda