Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Altered Book

A few weekends ago I went away to a Scrap Retreat, unfortunately I got a cold the first night there so my creative mojo wasn't at its best but I did create one piece that I was particularly pleased with. I'd always wanted to do an altered book but had never got up the courage to do it …. that is until I did a class with the wonderfully talented Sue Smyth at Scrap Elegance a few months ago. Drawing inspiration from that class I created the following from an old hard cover book called "What Katie Did".
As a base I covered the book with ColourBlast "Deep Water" paste, once that was dry I dry brushed black Gesso over it and then wiped the excess off using a wet wipe. The rest of the decorations came from my stash, some old Dusty Attic chipboard, a Collections angel, Kaisercraft door knob and 7 Gypsies brass corners.

Once I was happy with the outside I started on the inside …
I carefully measured where I wanted the "box" section to be then cut it out with a sharp craft knife. Once it was cut out I glued the pages together to make the box. The butterflies are Collections butterflies from my stash (sadly I can't seem to find them in stores now so if anyone knows where I can get them let me know). I've then used ColourBlast "Leather" paste and have brushed its around the inside edges of the box and around the outside edges of the pages to finish it off. I was surprised at how easy it was to create such a nice little piece.

Well, thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Kaye :-)

Monday, November 9, 2015

An Exciting New Adventure

Well its been a long while but I haven't disappeared completely. A few months ago I was honoured to be asked to join the design team for a fabulous new mixed media product called "Colour Blast" which has been developed by the clever Tenisha from Scrap Elegance Scrapbook Supplies  . There are currently 18 vibrant colours in the range with a spray, paste and embossing powder in each colour. 

Heres a few of the projects I've been working on….

First Up is my design team page. On this page I've used the "Deep Water", "Leather" & "Sunshine" pastes through stencils and then I've brushed "Deep Water" onto the chipboard swirl over the photo using it as a paint. The beautiful shimmering colour across the page is the Colour Blast Spray in "Deep Water" & "Sunshine.

Next up is a layout of our beautiful bull Radar … one day while I was filling up their water he decided to get up close and personal with my phone :-)
For this page I've used "Leather" paste (one of my favourites) through a stencil, then I've sprayed "Apple of my Eye" and the embossing powder in the same colour on the title.

While the next few are canvases are all individual pieces they will eventually make up one wedding canvas, a bit like a patchwork quilt….

For the first one I've spread  "Envy" & "Lovely Lilac" pastes randomly across the canvas, I then brushed "Stormy Weather" over the chipboard Bricks, using it like a paint.
This canvas was simple but effective. I've used the "Snow White" paste through a stencil and then I've sprayed it with "Lovely Lilac", I love the effect it creates.
I love the effect achieved by brushing the "Snow White" paste over chipboard pieces and texture paste …. this photo doesn't do the shimmer justice.
 Here I've painted the canvas with black Gesso, then I've used "Lovely Lilac" paste through a stencil.
This is a mini Canvas which didn't allow much area to play so I've used "Dusty Charcoal" paste as a paint over the oval frame.

We'll, thats all for now … stop by again soon to see a few more ways to use these amazing products.

Until next time,

Kaye :-)