Saturday, 10 November 2018

Remember This - A&S Moodboard Challenge - November 2018

Welcome, here is my Moodboard inspiration... 
This one is for my bestie... Her colours are Black and red.. always have been and always will... We went out for my birthday to the theater to watch the Cuban Ballet. So therefore.. Remember this was ever so appropriate! Enjoy the close ups!!









Here is our Mood Board.. Let me see what inspiration you get from it...



Mood Board Challenge Rules

Please use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout. Use the mood board however you want but you must add a butterfly on your project.

As these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.

There are 3 x $50 vouchers up for grabs!! One will be awarded for scrapbooking layouts, one for cards and one for mixed media/art journaling.

You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.

You have until the 11:59pm on the 30th November to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners.


Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.

Product List
Micro beads
Flowers - Kaiser


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Paper Dolls for Colour Blast Australia

Welcome back peeps to my new journal page.
I am using a layering technique here where I create colour and then push it into the background with a neutral and then repeat the process till I am comfortable with the look. I loved the quote in this; when I journal I never know what I am going to get. Let me walk you through the process.



I squeezed on my work surface Colour Artist Ink in Grass. I didn't dilute this as I wanted to have a really vibrant back ground come through all my layers.


I turned over the page and smooshed and dabbed spreading the colour as far as it would go.


I repeated the process with Colour Artist Ink Barley and then Walnut using only a small amount of the darkest colour so I didn't drown out the others


I had planned to spray the Colour Spray Grape through the mask and add another layer (bottom corner) but felt that it was going to drown out the original brights. SO... I flipped the mask over and used it like a stamp seeing as it was already loaded with ink.


I wanted to add some texture and contrast. Here I used my Colour Paste in Sunshine and lightened the page again.  


When you do this style you have to able to surrender your background an not be afraid to cover it up. A total leap of faith!


So here you can see that I have added a neutral layer, by adding black or white to the project you create a fresh surface to alter.


I added a layer of interest with my Colour Paste in Steel...


I'm jumping ahead a little.. Using my Michelle Grant Stencil from the Flight of Fancy range I added a neutral layer in White with Colour Blast Heavy Gesso... And pushed it into the background again with the a black layer.. (you can use an inkpad or Heavy Gesso Black with a sponge) and darken the edges to close in the focus of the project.

I lost a few pictures along the way but if you look closely at the original pic you can see that I blended the background in with some Colour Blast Heavy Gesso in white so I could add my focal point as a feature. With so much noise in the background I ran the risk of a hot mess... I used my finger to smudge it on so I didn't get a thick layer and cover it up all together..


I used a charcoal pencil to outline the Paper Dolls. Another technique for focusing the eye and added a rub of my Colour Shimmer Brush Marker in Clear to the buttons. Splattered away making sure I had covered up my focal point and Viola!!


Hope you enjoyed this process and will give it a go.. I really like knowing if I have managed to inspire.. Post some pics of how you went on our Facebook page or leave a comment on my post. 
Thanks for looking! 

Abela Artistry

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Art and Soul Studio Moodboard Challenge - Fitzy


Ah... The love of an animal..
This is my recently dearly departed soul mate. We all have one cross our paths in this lifetime.
I go to extremes recording memories of my happy moments with the people I love, this time it was a moment I love with him.


I got to use the Fabulous Colour Blast products and  my shipment of 13@rts new release papers arrived in time for this one. Here's a quick few process pics.. 


I put some Colour Blast Gesso White onto a piece of plastic wrap and misted it with water. I used that as a stamp to give me a nice clear area to work with in the middle. I also used Caribbean and Grape Colour Sprays in the same manner to meet the rules of the Moodboard Challenge. 


Using my Aall & Create stencil I used the Colour Paste to create my texture. I used two swipes through on the same stencil to soften the tones in the paste. I used Dusty Charcoal and Envy.


Check out the difference in colour from Wet to Dry!


I repeated the same process with the Singing The Blues Colour Paste and created a  frame for my focal point. 


Next I added some drippage with the Colour Spray bottles by using the applicator to the page and misted lightly with water to help it run.


I love this Fairy from Dusty Attic.. I often have her blowing some Fairy Dust across my pages.. I used a Vine Chipboard from Little Birdie and Netting from Dusty Attic to build the collage. I used my Colour Blast Shimmer pen over my chipboard to give it a sparkle. Done!!


I used some Cheesecloth and some Flowers from 49th & Market with the Ephemera elements from 13@rts to finish off. The beads came from 'Which Craft Do You Do?'. 

Abela Artistry
If you enjoyed this project. Check out our Mood Board and join in on our challenge this month.. Here are the rules.. 


Mood Board Challenge Rules

Please use our mood board as inspiration to create an art journal page, a card or a scrapbooking layout. Use the mood board however you want but you must add a butterfly on your project.

As these challenges are sponsored by Art and Soul Studio please make sure that you use at least one product that is available from the store.

There are 3 x $50 vouchers up for grabs!! One will be awarded for scrapbooking layouts, one for cards and one for mixed media/art journaling.

You can enter an art journal page, a card and a layout but you cannot win all three.

You have until the 11:59pm on the 31st October to enter and then the design team will vote to determine the lucky winners.

Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge you will be offered a guest design team spot.



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Grunge Heart - Colour Blast

Hey all, Time for a bit of a teen layout...
I wanted to make something quick and easy, up-cycling some random pieces from my stash. I set myself an hour for this task and was so pleased with the result.. Can you find an hour too?


I kept the colours simple as I wanted a grungy effect. I only had half a heart I fussy cut from an old piece of paper so the layout formed around that. 


I marked out where the embellishments were going to be and started spraying with my Colour Spray in Road Base... I knew I wanted drippage so I worked with a water mister as well to get the spray to flow.


I didn't have any red spray on hand (put that on the shopping list) so I made up a spray with my Colour Artist Ink in Sunburst. I only used three drops in an teaspoon of water as I didn't want the colour to dilute too much.


I added some stamping to the background


I added some Colour Paste in Stormy Sky to add some texture to the stamped areas. Waited for that to dry... 


I used some Colour Embossing Powder in Dusty Charcoal... Watered down some Colour Blast Heavy Gesso White and splattered the background... 
And reassembled my page!



Hope you can find time for a quick create this week. Pop your projects onto the Facebook page so I can see what you come up with in your One Hour Challenge!
 


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Bono U2 for Colour Blast Australia

Hi Everyone...
 I have a Celebrity Spread for you today. This was a chance encounter with Bono from U2 when I was working at Seaworld on the Gold Coast. I popped the full story on the blog in some tags I used on the layout. 


I loved doing this layout it was bright and fresh and really quick. I usually take forever to pull a project together. Using Colour Blast makes it so easy. 




I used Colour Blast Spray in Carribean and Colour Shimmer Powder in Navy to create this cross hatch effect. I used a wide nylon brush to brush vertically and horizontally crossing in the bottom left corner. 


I love the way it created little rays of sunshine in the colour. I had some left over on my craft mat so I diluted it a bit further and added some platters. I love the way the overall effect looks like a puddle and some splashes. 


I added some stamping to create emphasis along the lines. If you look closely you can see I burnt the page... OOPS!! Ill cover that up later...


Being a star studded layout I used a star stencil with some Colour Paste in Snow. I didn't want to detract from the layout so made this effect subtle.


Check out the shimmer in that paste!! I really love the way it dries translucent. All the work I created on the background wasn't covered up.
  

I use some Colour Embossing Powder in Dusty Charcoal and Sunshine on my chipboard. I didn't end up using the arrows in the end.  


Knocked up a few tags and added the story for you all to have a peek. I also used these to cover up my burn mark... Shh...


To create the title I used some Thickers that I had lying around and customised the colour to match the layout with some Colour Mica Powder in Lemon Zing.


I needed another pop of colour... but like the stars I didn't want to cover up the background. I rummaged through my stash and found some Vellum!! I used my colour artist ink SPARINGLY and spread it across the page. (I put the first layer on too heavily and it warped and buckled). I ran it through the cuttlebug to create the stars
I added a bit of string and some enamel dots and my final title. Done and dusted!!


Thanks for looking and if you try out any of these techniques make sure you pop it up on the Facebook page Colour Blast Creative Corner so I can share the love back. 
Happy Scrapping!!

Abela Artistry