31 March 2016

'Hello You'

It's my turn back on the blog & I've got a got a
little layout that I adore. Much like with my usual style -
well let's say 99% of them LOL, it's minimal, but big bold colours. I LOVE creating my own backgrounds,
& I really don't use patterned paper much these days.
Once I am happy with where my background is at,
I hate to cover all that painty awesomeness
up with photos/paper/embellishments... 
Here is a layout I created using our new


Here are some close ups

I started with putting down some soft, but
subtle watercolour tones.

I then went in with a Flutterby Stencil 'I {heart} You'
& some glass bead gel medium. I added nothing else
to this, as I wanted it to add another dimention of texture,
but not to take away from the focal points.

Next I've 'dribbled' over & flicked on some
Flutter Colour paint & allowed it to dry.

I worked out how I wanted the layering of my
embellishments to be. I've used some

I put down 'nests' of black cotton thread to add
some interest. To finish off, I added a Flair Button
from set no.381 & Enamel Dots. I painted the wording
on the wood veneer, to make it 'pop' a little.
And in my true style - grabbed my trusty black pens,
to add some doodling & small details.

I LOOOOOOVE how much texture this layout has!!

19 March 2016

'Day of The Dead' Art Journal Page for Colour Blast

Hi there - Anita back again...
I've been enjoying my art journal lately.
With 2 small kids & running a business from home, my creative time often is limited & it's easy to grab, my art journal, Colour Blast products & get messy!!.

First off I started with some 'Stormy Weather' paste
& spread over a template. I waited until it was
dried completely, before sticking on my skull
image with gel medium.

I put a variety different coloured of pastes out onto
my craft mat (just a small amount) & worked in a
little water. Using a small paint brush, I applied colour
onto the detail onto the skull. Once I had finished
colouring the details, I used the remainder of pastes
to 'flick' onto my page to create paint splatters.
Once it had all dried, I went back
over with a black pen to make the lines 'pop' again.

I love how textured this page turned out! 

You can find all the Colour Blast products HERE

03 March 2016

'Gorgeous Girl' for Kraft + March Challenge

Colour Blast is one of the sponsors for this
month's challenge on the Kraft + blog.
Myself & Krisy were guest designers for
this challenge.
Here is my take on the sketch...

'Gorgeous Girl'

Close ups...

Colour Blast products I have use:
Colour Paste 'Lipstick'
Colour Embossing Powder 'Bling'
 Colour Shimmer Spray 'Bling'

If you'd like to participate in this month's Kraft +
challenge, head over to their bog HERE.
You could be in the running to win
some Colour Blast products of your own :)