Saturday, 18 November 2017

{Colour Blast} Spread Your Wings ~ A Mixed Media Card

Hi there, today I am sharing my latest DT project for Colour Blast Australia. I have created a card I made for a work friend who has left and started a new life for herself overseas!

Here's a little peeky....



Here is my process video if you are interested in seeing this card come together



And read on for my step-by-steps


First up, after I cut my card front to size (10cm x 14.3cm) I grabbed this very pretty stencil from my stash (it is a Dusty Attic one) and my Bling Colour Paste. I'll tell you a little secret here - I wasn't 100% certain of where I wanted this card to go so I took inspiration from my last DT project and ran with it!


I let that air dry and then came back and started to add colour. I had already picked some pieces I wanted to use to embellish with so grabbed my matching colours in Sunshine and Tangereen Dream in the Colour Shimmer Cubes and clean cup of water. I added a little water over the top of the stencilling and then added my colour, moving the card stock around to get the colour to move and adding water/more colour when necessary.


I did get impatient and used my heat tool to dry that off so I could move onto my next step. Splatters! Using the same colours and paint brushes I added in splatters - Sunshine to the Tangereen side mostly and Tangereen to the Sunshine side. 

When that was dry I grabbed a damp baby wipe and rubbed over my Colour Paste to get the Bling to pop once again without any additional colour on top! Did you know that you could do that?? 
It really makes the colours of the pastes pop once again!


Next up, I dumped all of my pretty things onto my base and decided I needed a dark pop of colour behind all the bits so I grabbed a mini doily from my stash and my Dusty Charcoal Colour Shimmer Cube. 

I love having white options because it makes it so easy to customise colours for any project. I just used a paint brush and painted over the doily - be careful if you are doing this that you are not too rough or you may rip/tear the doily! I almost did!! Again, I used my heat tool to dry this off and then applied a second coat in the same way.


One last step before bringing it all together - splatters in Dusty Charcoal. Again, same as above but with a different colour. I love the contrast it gives and that darker colour really makes the whole design just pop! 


And here is my finished card. I think my friend will love it - it is being hand delivered by another friend to Dubai next week! I added in some stamping in a dark grey ink and mounted my card front onto this fun and bright yellow card stock to finish it off!



Thanks as always for stopping by! I hope I have given you some inspiration for whatever you have currently sitting on your desk and I'll see you again in couple of weeks! Please make sure you head over to the FB group, Colour Blast Creative Corner, to share all of your projects using Colour Blast goodies, we love seeing them and being inspired by you all!

Melinda
xx

Saturday, 4 November 2017

{Colour Blast} Shine ~ An Art Journal Page

Hey, hey scrappy friends!! Today I'm here with you sharing my latest DT make for Colour Blast Australia. 

Here's a little sneaky peek I shared on my FB page the other day


And this page was inspired by this month's challenge and a very cute kit I won from an Aussie company, Kit The Habit.


So, feathers!! I love feathers and was so excited when I received this little kit in the mail with all of those gorgeous texture-y feathers, swoon!

Onto the step by steps!


First up I used a fun feather stencil by Flutterby Designs paired with the gorgeous Sienna Colour Paste and just applied a small amount in a small area on my page in my art journal.


While that dried I decided to colour my fabric doily using the beautiful Just Blue Colour Shimmer Spray.


I left that mostly to air dry (I did get a little impatient!!) and then added some colour using my Just Blue Colour Shimmer Spray. I simply sprayed right onto the page and then lifted and turned it to get the colour to move all around my stencilling.



I did air dry that and when it was done I did some splatters using Sienna and Just Blue Colour Shimmer Cubes. I also did some splatters with Roadbase Colour Spray.


Lastly I added a little bit of colour to a few flowers using a paint brush and my Sienna Colour Shimmer Spray.

When that was all dry I added all my bits on and LOVE the finished design. 


Again, another "not typical for me" page but I am so loving doing different things and playing with products!!





You still have almost the whole month to get your groove on and play with your products, just make sure you incorporate feathers in some way!!

Happy scrapping and I'll see you again soon!


Melinda

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Awesome ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! I'm so excited to be here sharing with you again another K+ challenge! This one is as part of the team of guest designers for the sponsors!! Colour Blast is once again the sponsor so when I was given the opportunity to create with another of the K+ challenges I snapped it up!


The November challenge is "think BIG"!! 

Here is my creation and as you can see I have gone with a BIG title! 


The title was cut on my silhouette cameo and the cut file was just from the Silhouette store. I went a little crazy with the Colour Shimmer Cubes in Singin' The Blues and Stormy Weather. I also paired that with Colour Shimmer Dust in Navy and I love the water colour-y finish I got on my white cut file!


I decided to go with a contrasting colour on my kraft cardstock and decided on yellow (Sunflower Colour Shimmer Dust) and orange (Tangerine Dream Colour Shimmer Cube) and the packaging technique and I love how the cut file pops off the page!


I've used more Aussie goodies with all my paper layers and few embellishments going with the "You Rock" collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio's.




I have a process video showing how this whole page came together if you'd like to see, just click on the play button below and enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to perhaps play along this month with the great challenge over at Kraft Plus.

Melinda
xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

{Scrappinng Clearly} WK28 2016 ~ Project Life

Hello scrappy friends!! I'm here with you sharing another PL spread - this one however is from our 2016 album, yep, 2016 - for ScrappingClearly!!


Again, trying to get it done and in the album! I've used the really pretty Citrus Bliss Collection by Pink Paislee paired with a few other bits and pieces from the store and love how light and airy the whole spread has come out!


Here is the left hand side; well, technically, this is the front of the page protector. I allowed myself the freedom of doing single pages if and when needed so somewhere previous in the album was a week on single spread and I just "went with it".

And the right hand side/back of the page protector


I've tried to keep it simple yet interesting and am happy with the end result! Here are a few more close ups!




There is a process video available for this if you'd like to see my page come together! Just click on the play button below and you can watch right here in your browser!!



So, that's it for this post, I am very much looking forward to jumping into my ScrappingClearly stash to play along with both of the challenges this month and sharing here on the blog! Until then, happy scrapping and keep sharing over in the FB group, we all love to see what fun things you do with the goodies from the store!!


Melinda

Products Used:

Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss - 12x12 Paper Hello (cut aparts)
Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss - 12x12 Paper Lemonade
Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss - 12x12 Paper Fresh
Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss - 12x12 Paper Sour
Studio Calico - Lemon Lush - Chipboard Heart Stickers
Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful - Alpha and Label Stickers
Tim Holtz - Mini Distress Ink Pad - Hickory Smoke

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Success - K+ October 2017 Challenge

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! Today I am here sharing my entry for the K+ October 2017 Challenge :)

Here is a little sneaky peek


And here is the challenge - use something clear!


Oh, I had fun with this one! As soon as I saw the challenge I KNEW I wanted to do some sort of shaker pocket and here is what I came up with


I have also used some clear acetate butterflies from an A4 sheet that I fussy cut.

I found this quote/image on a FB page called Shades of Pink and fell in love with the image and the quote so, unusually for me, I wanted to scrap it! I'm pretty sure this page will end up in a frame in my scrap space because a) I love it and b) it is WAY too bumpy to go into album ;)

Here are a couple of close ups



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

Mel
xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

{Colour Blast} Beautiful ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey, hey scrappy friends!! It's Melinda here with you today sharing not only my latest DT make but also my take on the awesome October challenge!

Here's a bit of a sneaky peek and a little secret, this page is NOTHING like what I thought I was going to make!! But I love it!


So, if you have missed it here is the October challenge....TRIANGLES! I don't know why but I just LOVE triangles so was very excited when I saw this challenge this month!


However, that is enough chatter and here are my step-by-steps

I chose a cut file and cut that on my cameo and then I chose the ephemera packs and 1 piece of patterned paper I was going to use and trimmed up my cut file - those flowers just were not going to work! 

From the patterned paper I picked the colours I wanted to use and not knowing exactly where this page was going I grabbed the Colour Shimmer Spray, the Colour Paste and the Colour Shimmer Pots in the colours I wanted to use - Blush, Punch and Deep Water. And at the last minute, Steel.


With my colours chosen and the cut file and photo ready to go I grabbed my White Heavy Gesso and used my fingers to spread a thin layer across the page where I knew I wanted my page design. I let that dry naturally which did not take long since the layer was so thin.


Time to add some more colour!! I started with the lightest colour - Blush - Colour Shimmer Cube, grabbed a paint brush and some packaging and added some colour randomly to my back ground. I ended up just using a wet brush and moved the colour around using that and the packaging together to get the look I was after.


I repeated the same process with Punch - again using a Colour Shimmer Cube, let that dry thoroughly and then the same process again with Deep Water - this time using my Colour Shimmer Spray (I haven't been able to get my hands on the Colour Shimmer Cube yet!!! Argh!!). I let the Deep Water dry naturally - it was dinner time - and was super happy with the dried result.


Next up some splatters - again I used the 3 matching colours in the same products and a paint brush. I added Blush and Punch splatters to the pink areas and Deep Water to the blue-y areas. At the last minute I decided to sprinkle some Steel Colour Shimmer Cube around as well just to bring that silvery colour to the page.

I surprised myself and stopped here with the colour - I really loved how it was looking and didn't want to go over the top! I added in some shadows to the cut file with a black water colour pencil. 


Some foam to mount my cut file that had been backed with the paper and my photo. Oh and some silver stitching along the triangles. A couple of very small embellishments and my page was done! 


I am super pleased with how this came together and since it is another wedding photo I haven't added a date or any journalling as I just wanted to scrap this photo!!

Here are a few close ups!




Check out the shimmer in these photo's, oh la la!!


You still have about 10 days to get your entries in for the October challenge - just enter them in this album on the FB page - and your chance to win a voucher to spend on some fun Colour Blast goodies so make some time to play!!

You can also check out my whole process on the YT channel but here is the link to watch it right now, in your browser!


Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda