Saturday, July 2, 2016

"Shine, Shine, Shine" LO for Colour Blast.

I am back to share a scrapbook LO that I created for Colour Blast Australia
 and a small step by step tutorial on how to create this background!
So without further ado, here is the page in full:

And here is the little step by step:
I wanted to see if I could add a little gold shimmer to the Colour Pastes 
that I selected (Deep Water & Singin' the Blues). 
So I experimented by adding a touch of gold pigment powder.

    It gave the paste a lovely shot of gold so it suited my photo perfectly!

      Next I used the pastes through a piece of lace, like you would when using a stencil.
      When you pull the lace up you get the lovely textural lace as a print on your page.

        I then moved the lace a little and used the pastes in their original form 
        (without the added gold pigment) on another part of the page. 
        You can see the colour difference below.
        Be sure to wash out the lace before the paste dries, 
        then you can use it again for another project.

          I then splashed a bit of contrasting colour around using Colour Shimmer Sprays
           in Rose Petal and Bling.


            Then I used the Colour Shimmer Sprays (Rose Petal & Bling) 
            to colour a few pieces of lace I want to use as embellishments. Then left them to dry.

              Then I used a stamp and Archival ink to add some flowery detail to the background.

                 And your background is complete! All that is left to do is to layer the embellishments 
                and add the photo!

                  I have used Chipboard pieces, die cuts out of old book paper and 
                  glitter paper, epoxy dots and the lace of course!

                    The chippy flowers I treated with Colour Embossing Powders in 
                    Bling and Rose Petal. The #words I painted with black paint.

                      You can find all the Colour Blast Products I used Here.

                      Thanks for dropping by and I hope you try the background technique on your next project!


                      1. Brilliant! I've seen lace used like that before. Never ceases to amaze me how 'household' stuff can be used sooooo beautifully in scrapping! Gorgeous page. Can I have the bodies of those girls please. Once upon a time....sigh! Oh! To be young [or at least not 50+] again!!! Thanks for sharing your how to, too:):)

                        1. I am so with you on the age thing Lizzy, the girls are my nieces, watching them grow up so quickly is exhausting, LOL! They would probably kill me for putting this page up for the world to see, but I think they are just gorgeous gals (I may be a little biased)! Thanks so much for dropping by!
                          Hugs to ya!

                      2. BERNATH cigale.nathalie@wanadoo.frJuly 3, 2016 at 5:35 PM

                        magnifique et merci beaucoup nath

                        1. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave some love!


                      Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you were here!