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{Colour Blast} Yr One 2016 ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hello Colour Blasters!! Melinda here with you today sharing my latest DT make.


For this page I had been inspired by lots of different people using lots of washi tape and so thought now is as good a time as any to pull out some of my own and create a background. I pulled colours from the star washi in the background and randomly applied strips across the page to make a triangle. I knew I wanted some mixed media in the background so added a quick, messy coat of Heavy White Gesso where I knew the photo was going and over the top of some of the washi.


When that was dry I added some texture, again with my gesso and a number stencil.


I left this to dry naturally as I didn’t want the gesso to bubble.

Next up, COLOUR! I have grabbed my Sunset Colour Spray and a water spritzer. Also, a paper towel. I did a test sample right behind where I knew the photo was going to make sure that I was happy with the colour. I spritzed a little colour, added some water and just tipped and tilted the page until I had the coverage I was after.


I did soak up a lot of the extra water to a) help drying time but also to b) lighten the colour a little.

After that was dry thoroughly I added some splatters using both the Sunset and the Roadbase Colour Sprays.


That got popped to the side to dry and I worked on my next bits. I grabbed a couple of resist tags by Heidi Swapp and 2 more Colour Sprays – Saffron and Rainforest – and used a paint brush to apply the 2 colours to 2 different tags.


My very last step before putting all the page together was to spray some ribbon to colour it. Again I have used the Roadbase Colour Spray, spritzed the colour straight onto the ribbon and dried with my heat tool – super quick and I love the texture it gets when you wrinkle it up as it’s drying.


So, that’s all my messy steps, time to assemble all the bits together to finish this page off!

If you’d like to see my whole process just click play below and enjoy!!


Here are a few close ups and I hope I have inspired you to mix and match some products with some of your stash!!




Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


Melinda
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{Colour Blast} Flying Baby ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey my scrappy friends, today I am here sharing my latest DT make for Colour Blast Australia.

I decided to play along with the August challenge this month and instead of using just one product I have used 2 but in a RAINBOW of colours!!

Here again is the August challenge for you


I have used the Colour Spray and a Colour Paste.

Here is the line up of my sprays


Like I said, a RAINBOW! In it’s true ROYGBIV form! Yep, I’m using Indigo and Violet but from left to right the colours are:
Love, Sunset, Saffron, Rainforest, Lagoon, Indigo and Violet. 

And just a refresher if you are  not sure, the Colour Sprays are beautifully pigmented flat colour with no shimmer but gorgeous none the less!!

Here is what I did with my Colour Sprays


This is a technique I have been meaning to use for ages but just kept forgetting! I have simply sprayed each colour 2 or 3 times straight onto the bubble wrap – which I cut to roughly 12×12 size – and then put my textured card stock on top and did some reverse stamping! No gesso needed as there was  not a lot of water being added to the page.


This is what my stamping looked like!! I just love it! And so too does my 7 year old who chose the photo’s I am scrapping today 😉 Needless to say, they HAD to be of him!!

I left that to dry naturally and added a couple of layers of white tissue paper behind my photo. By the time I got that stuck my background was dry and ready for me to do my next layer, which was some stamping in both a light and dark grey ink.


I did a real quick dry off with my heat tool and added another layer. This time I wanted sparkle and not much colour so I grabbed the beautiful Snow White Colour Paste and this fun 7 Dots stencil.


As you can see in the photo the paste goes on white with some shimmer but as it dries it goes clear with SO MUCH shimmer. It is beautiful and I love that you can still see the stamping and the rainbow through the paste.

Time for some coordinating embellishments. 


I chose wood veneer from Cocoa Vanilla Studios and 3 of the Colour Sprays – Love, Lagoon and Indigo and just painted the colour straight onto the veneer. I hurried along the drying process with my heat tool and then my next step was, of course, more shimmery goodness!!


I used my embossing ink dabber and of course the Snow White Colour Embossing Powder. 2 coats just to make sure they were super shimmery 😉

With all of my bits coloured and dried it was time to assemble my page and here is the final design


I felt that the white edge left a little something to be desired so I found this fun rainbow patterned paper in my stash, gutted it, cut down my white and attached my page. I think it really makes the whole page come together – especially with that rainbow stitched border!

Here are a few more close ups! Well, quiet a few close ups actually! Enjoy!


Here you can see all that beautiful shimmer from the Colour Paste!


I tried to keep the embellishments within the background colours and love how the veneer came out!





So, that is my challenge for August done and I love the end result using a technique I have wanted to try for AGES!

There is a process video available, just click the play button below!


You can load up your take on the challenge here in the FB group and I hope I have inspired you to play along for the chance of a Colour Blast voucher!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Melinda