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WELCOME color burst

hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a quick and simple banner created using the Ken Oliver watermedia banner kit (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=ken+oliver).

I started by covering the banners with DecoArt (http://decoart gesso. I originally had the idea if I sprinkled color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=ken+oliver)onto the gesso and then when I applied the DecoArt (http://decoart modeling paste through my TCW stencil my letters that the  paste would suck it up through and tada color bursted letters but it didn’t work as I wanted..  the universe decided that I needed them to just stay white!! I am okay with that

so instead I added my pops of colour using the butterfly daisy stamp and the butterfly daisy mandala stamp (https://www painting them using color burst and my paint brush. to give the images a crisper look I stamped them using the click-it ink pad (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=ken+oliver)and them heat embossed them using Emerald Creeks clear embossing powder.

I then cut them out using the matching die.. so quick and easy to do!

and then it is just a matter of decorating my banner

colorburst banner collage

thanks for stopping by. I hope you have been creating and sharing with us all!!


color burst project

hello everyone!!

today i am here to share with you my final piece in my yoga series. this one features me!

so i decided this time that i wanted my background to be a more subtle colour with the focus being on the actual chakras. so let’s get started with the show and tell!

so i started with a  few of the ‘warm’ color burst colours onto my canvas color burst

I then made my picture I wanted to use for this piece and placed the chakras in spot. I traced the spots onto my canvas and using color burst and a paint brush painted them in place

chakras beginning

to seal these so I could put my figure and not in I used some liquid glass (http://decoart to protect them

but then I had another idea….why not make the whole background my chakra colours and so the adding of layers began!!

change of plans

i love layering my color burst and heat blasting it with my gun!!

color burst richnessnow it was time to paint on my figure using some black gesso (http://decoart

painting in me

now here is my piece set aside waiting to dry

chakra and mei then inked the edges of my piece using the black gesso and once again set it aside to dry..

the final step was to add that layer of Ice Resin to my piece. here it s finished

chakra yogi

and here they are, all hung up in my room!!


thanks for following along with me the last few months! it has meant a lot to have you come and view and play with me. don’t forget you can also find me on facebook (https://www NULL.facebook, instagram (https://www NULL.instagram and twitter (https://twitter!!



Eileen Hull Flower Party Release

hello everyone!!

Welcome back to week three of the Flower Party Die  (http://www NULL.sizzix with Eileen Hull!! this month the Eileen Hull Design Team are showcasing projects using Eileen Hull’s (http://www NULL.eileenhull new flower die release.

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Here are all the new releases:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 3PK – Flower, Rolled (http://shrsl
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Heart & Soul (http://shrsl
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Pansy (http://shrsl
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower, Romance (http://shrsl
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – Leaves, Spring (http://shrsl
  • Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Flower Pocket (http://shrsl

i started my project by sprinkling color burst on all, yes all the new release flowers that i had received from Eileen….yes all of them!!

EH new release i then activated it with waterIMG_3796i did some in cool colours and some in warmIMG_3798

and one in every colour!IMG_3799

now here is what these ones looked like as they lay drying….i wasn’t really sure what i was going to do nextIMG_3800and that is where i somehow stopped taking pictures  and go lost in the process but i can tell you my next step was to let the color burst completely dry and then i worked but my next steps were basically shaping my flowers on to stems i created using the new twist and style tool (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html).. once that was done I noticed that to me there were missing a little something so I unshaped them and applied a nice layer of Decoart crackle glaze (http://decoart to each of them and then once they were almost dry I reshaped them again!

and here is what i ended up with!

EH floral eh orchid in the centre of all my flowers I sprinkled a bit of Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html)for a little pop of glitterEileen Hull blue flower  Eileen Hull multiflower for my flower pocket (http://www NULL.sizzix painted / layered it with different decoart media paints (http://decoart and then once dry coated it with the crackle glaze  and then added some corners to it.flower caseat the end I decided I wanted them to be a little stiffer so applied a generous layer of DecoArt gloss varnish (http://decoart the entire project

and so here  it is all together!  I wanted to give my piece the look of an antiqued ceramic collection which is why I gave it all a nice coat of the crackle.  the pictures don’t do them justice…eileen hull flowersI hope I have given you some ideas on what to create using Eileen’s newest release!! for more ideas drop on over to Eileen Hull – Three Dimensional Art (http://www NULL.eileenhull and see what the rest of her Inspiration Team has come up with!!


Coaster bursting with colour

hello everyone!!

I am excited to share with you my latest project for Ken Oliver’s Design Team!

this week I have created another coaster! I am hoping eventually to have enough created that I have one on every surface that could contain a coffee cup, water glass, tea cup,….. wine glass!

so i started creating on a piece of watercolour paper (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=ken+oliver). i started by applying Iron Oxide (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html) onto the paper, heat setting it as it dripped and rolled.color burst i continued to repeat the same process using different liquid metals

color burst metal effectsand then i got lost in the whole process and forgot to take pictures!!!

the basic steps were the application of the liquid metals. i then cut out the butterflies from the Ken Oliver Studio collection (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=ken+oliver+paper) attached them to the coaster, added some chit chat stickers and then covered the whole thing using ice resin

here is my finished coaster

coaster closeup color burst coasterlove the effect of those metal effects protected by ice resin. this coaster will be out on my table for years to come.. i can just tell!!


Color Burst banner

hello everyone!

i am here to share with you a very quick and easy banner to create for any occasion!i have made mine to hang in my new room downstairs …  if it ever gets finished!!!

so to begin my project i decided to use the ATC cards as i absolutely love the weight of them when creating with color burst (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst)!  i painted on the colour that corresponds to the chakras. i then cut out 7 circles from the ATC cards

creating banner

as i had already printed out the 7 chakra symbols i wanted to be sure that they would stick to the circles i used Stick it (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=stick+it). i just pressed the symbol onto the sheet and cut out and then pressed into the centre of my circles. it was so easy and no glue stuck to my fingers!! loved it!!

I then traced around each after they were stuck with a black udi pen

chakra banner with stick it

i then used my liquid metals (http://www NULL.scrapbook NULL.html?w=color+burst)and applying using a paint brush to the cardboard. once dry i sewed the edges as well as strung them together

and here you have it.. i plan on using this as a sign to ‘do not disturb’ when i am downstairs meditating!!

Colorburst Chakra

would love to hear your thoughts.. leave me a comment and let me know what you have been creating lately with your color burst!