23 July 2016

'Be Awesome Today' for Colour Blast

Hi there Colour Blasters! Anita here :)
I'm back today with some creative inspiration for you.
Saddly, this is my last post on the Colour Blast team :(
I have had a ball playing with these fantastic products.
Here's what I created...


 After playing along with Kraft+ challenge,
that Colour Blast sponsored
the other month. I decided I LOVED the
challenge soooo much, I wanted to have ANOTHER
crack at it LOL....

I've prep a little, using a gesso to created an 'island'.
I then grabbed a colour in the Mica Powders, & created
some watercolour detail over the gesso.

I used the same colour to mix in with some
gel medium & put thru the Flutterby
'Words of Wisdom' stencil.

I then finished of with LOTS of gorgeous goodies from Flutterby Designs!!!

You can find all the Colour Blast products here
Flutterby Designs SHOP

09 July 2016

'Hello Love' for Colour Blast

Hi there Colour Blasters!!! 
Anita here :)
I'm sharing a sneak peek at some new
Mica Colour Powders!! Here's a layout I created
using them...


I have not used mica powders a lot before, so I adapted
them in a way I was familiar
with. I firstprepped my layout with some gesso
& then moved in to create a watercolour
effect using the powders.

I decided then I wanted to do some stenciling,
so I mixed some mica powder in with some gel medium
& used a script stencil.

I wanted to alter my wood veneer, by colouring it.
I painted it with gesso first, & while it was wet, daubed
some mica powder onto it using my finger.

I had made up the pink mica powder & gel medium
originally for stencilling, but changed my mind LOL.
I didn't want to waste it - who ever wants to do that?!
So I started freehanding a big flower on my layout.
Once it was dried, I knifed around a few petals & tucked
my photo underneath.

I finished off embellishing with a few
Flutterby Designs goodies.
Have you had a play with the new Mica Powders yet???

You can find all the Colour Blast products here 
Flutterby Designs SHOP

25 June 2016

'ONE BEAUTIFUL GIRL' for Colour Blast

My turn again on the Colour Blast blog today.
With this layout I wanted to create a big, bold &
dramatic background. I've used black cardstock
again to really make it pop.


I've used lots of gold in this one!
Bling Colour paste, Bling shimmer spray
& Bling embossing powder!!

I'm not a stamp & emboss kinda girl, so what I
like to do is while my paste or paint is still wet & tacky,
is pile on some embossing powder & melt it.
It creates this kinda cool metallic enamel texture to your background.

You can find all the Colour Blast products here

15 June 2016

June Shares for Flutterby Designs

I thought it was time
I popped in & shared a few projects I've created
over the last several weeks. I've just started retreating again... & I LOVE being able to let my hair down & create with my people. Nothing better than having sore ab
muscles from being bent over laughing for so long.

'Hello Beautiful'

I've used the new 'Partners In Crime' collection.
I loved this sheet of Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper &
it looked like the perfect starting point. I've gone in
with some gesso & my Flutter Colour paints swooshes.
I then began piecing & layering the Everyday Etc cards
with my photo. 

Finishing up with some doodling, Circle & Confetti Circles wood veneers, Flair button, Teal Sticky Snippets, Enamel dots & Partners In Crime Page Tabs. I've also used
a Charm's Creation Mini Heart.





 'Mum Mum Mum'

This cool monochrome layout I created at a my first
retreat away from Evie (who turned 1 the day before LOL). I've started with a mixed media base.
I've used the 'I {heart} You' stencil with some glass
bead gel, plus some Flutter Colour paint, gesso & a bit
of Colour Blast paste. With a simple bit of layering, flair button, Page Tabs, doodling & title - it's done!



11 June 2016

'PIT STOP FUN' for Colour Blast

I'm back to share a layout I made using some
fab Colour Blast products!
I've gone with a black sheet of cardstock to
really make the background pop

I've used a 12x12 stencil & taped it down on
my workspace over top of the cardstock.
I then selected the Colour Pastes I wanted to use.
I went with these colours:
Deep Water
Apple of My Eye

I started with yellow & worked my out using a
using a palette knife to spread my pastes.
Once that was dried, I watered down some gesso
& created some splatters & paint runs to where
I had decided to place my photos. 

I then watered down a bit of Sunshine & Envy
colour pastes to wash over the gesso a bit.
I also flicked my brush to add splatters.

I then finished off with my photos & embellishments :)

A couple of weeks ago, at Shop & Crop's Glamping
retreat I showed the girls a quick demo using the
Colour Blast Colour Pastes.

With the one of the demo backgrounds I created,
I made into a layout for one of my new friends, Kathy
of her gorgeous tribe :) 

You can find all the Colour Blast products here

03 June 2016

Kraft + June Challenge for Flutterby Designs

Flutterby Designs is one of this month's sponsor
on the Kraft+ challenge blog.
This month's theme, Kraft + Jigsaw Puzzle pieces.
The new 'Puzzle Me' stencil is perfect!! 

Here's a step by step of how I created it :)

Flutterby Supply list:
  Flutter Colour paint
  'Puzzle Me' Stencil
  Flair button from set no.386
 Everyday Etc Cards 
 Filler Cards from 'Happy Together' set
  Enamel Dots
 Page Tab Cut outs 'Happy Together'
  Snippet Strips

All the Flutterby products used can be found in
our online store

Make sure you pop over to the Kraft+ blog to check out the AWESOME job their DT team did with this challenge!! You might spy the 'Puzzle Me' stencil feature in a few ;) http://kraftpluschallenges.blogspot.com.au/

28 May 2016

'You're Weird I Like It' for Colour Blast

I'm back to share a little layout I created for Colour Blast 
the other week at a retreat .
This one is SUPER easy to create - let me tell you how....

'You're Weird I Like It'

Using some 'Marshmellow' Bazzill Cardstock,
I put down a layer of gesso & with one of my
old (kinda hard) brushes, I dragged it through to
add some texture to the gesso.

I then used some clear 'Glass Bead Gel' through a
Flutterby stencil. This media dries really cool.

 Then it was time for some Colour Blast Paste!!
I've used 'Envy' in this. I put a blob of it on my craft
mat & watered it down. Using a paintbrush,
I applied in areas to my background. Using a water
spray bottle, I can spray different parts & moving my cardstock around - I can achieve nice movement
throughout my background.

I gave that a quick dry & used the left overs on my
mat with a smallish paint brush, do add 'flicks' to my layout.

I finished my layout off with some simple embellishments.
Firstly a large open cutfile, an foiled ampersand, my photos, some word stickers, thread & a flair button :)

My little girl is the cheekiest kid ever!!
These faces she's pulled are priceless LOL

You can find all the Colour Blast products here