Thursday, 25 May 2017

Together | Colour Blast

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here to share my latest Colour Blast design team project with you. Today I have a 12x12" layout that can only be described as a colour "explosion". I love using bright colours, and exploring different combinations of colour; and that is exactly what I did for this piece.


I took these fun snapshots of one of my besties and I together that I found on my phone, and converted them to black and white so I wasn't restricted by colour in any way. I wanted to use Colour Shimmer Dusts in two different colours for my background so I selected a couple that blended together well.

I started with Peacock Colour Shimmer Dust, which I mixed with water and then splattered onto my white cardstock using a brush. I then took a straw and blew the paint randomly around the page to form starburst type patterns. (Think fireworks.)

Once I had a sufficient amount applied, I set it aside to dry before repeating the process with Lollipop Shimmer Dust. (Note - it is important to remember to choose two colours that will mix well, as the first colour will reactivate when it mixes with the second. In this case I knew it would produce a purple, which also happens to be one of my friend's favourite colours.) 

After both colours had dried, I decided to highlight the purple that had been created by adding another shade of purple using Royalty Colour Paste. I applied it using the 'Bubble O' Fun' stencil from Flutterby Designs, which provided a good contrast to the patterns formed by the Shimmer Dust.

I then added an extra layer of interest by drizzling some white Flutter Colour paint over the top of the Colour Paste and then set it aside to dry again.

Whilst the background was drying, I pulled out a few pieces of paintable ephemera that I wanted to use on my layout and I coloured them using some of the left over Peacock Shimmer Dust I had mixed earlier.

At this point I decided I wanted to add in a small amount of another colour to provide some contrast to my page, so I used Sunshine Colour Shimmer Spray, which I splattered around by removing the nozzle from the bottle.

Once all my mediums were dry, I then began constructing my layout. I created a layered mat for my photos to sit on using a variety of patterned paper pieces, a paper doily and some hand-dyed muslin.

I added assorted ephemera pieces, including the pieces I painted, which I clustered around my photos. I added Flutterby Designs flair button, which I nested on some messy cotton thread.

Yellow enamel dots added subtle dimension to my page amongst the Sunshine yellow splatters.

My feature embellishment was a handmade heart from Charms Creations. This provided the perfect pop of yellow I needed to bring it all together; and I used a foam Thicker word for my title.

With the addition of the black foam pieces, I knew I had to add some subtle black splatters to help tie the black in, so it was a few quick flicks of my trusty Road Base Colour Spray and I was done.

I so love how all these colours came together on this piece! Just look at this deliciousness...

Thanks so much for stopping by today (and if you made it through to the end of this long post). I will be back again soon with another project to share.
Until then, happy scrapping! X

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