Sunday, January 7, 2018

It's All About You with Color Burst

Wanted to post the cards I worked on today before going to bed, especially since I have to get up in the morning for school. I am ready for a full week of learning and hope the students make lots of growth on their iReady diagnostic testing.

After chatting with Theresa last night, I decided I wanted to pull out my Color Burst by Ken Oliver and try using them again since it has been a while. I Googled a couple videos and found one that I thought was worth exploring...Learning How to Spritz and Sprinkle.

For the following cards I used the spritz and sprinkle techniques. After practicing for a while, I definitely favored the Sprinkle first technique. I sure did make a mess the first 5 or 6 times, but then figured out how much powder and spritzing was needed for the effect I wanted.

Today's project...
I primarily used the colors: Alizarin Crimson, Violet, and Ultramarine Blue (with a touch of Merlot). I had a MFT cardboard box which was perfect for the watercolor paper, powders, and mini spritzers. The box contained the micro-fine powder from flying all over my craft area.  

I used MFT Blueprints 11 and 20 for the scallops and rectangle layers.

I used the MFT You Trio die set and All About You stamp set for the sentiments. A water brush and paper towel created the discolored circles. A few sequins were scattered on each card.
Other Materials:
white and purple card stock
MFT ~ Essential Fishtail Sentence Strips
Tim Holtz oxide ink ~ wilted violet

I am hoping to try a Resist Technique with the Color Burst and use some different colors (I noticed a lot of pink and blues lately, so maybe it is time for some yellow, orange, and/or green). Be sure to come back a few times this week to see even more at Carson's Creations.  

Wishing you a wonderful week. 
Stay Creative,


  1. Very pretty, Love those colors. Have fun learning

  2. WOW! Your backgrounds turned out so cool! LOVE the colors! Fab Cards! Now I know I need to get some of these bursts!!! So glad we were able to chat! I got my Tutorial done - I didn't make a card with my final results (Due to time) So sometime this week I can get something made with them - but stop by and check it out - let me know your thoughts! Have a great week!!


  3. Wow they look great! So bright & delightful. X

  4. These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!! Have fun at school!!!!

  5. These are absolutely beautiful Georgina! Such great backgrounds for cards. I love the beautiful colors! I have done backgrounds like this but with my watercolors. It's fun and I like to use things like gauze and leaves and grasses and salt for added interest. I have a watercolor painting hanging in my dining room that I did similar to this technique, it is so pretty.

  6. Gorgeousness!! The colors are amazing!! Absolutely beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. These are just gorgeous! Wow - I love the beautiful colors, they are so bold and vibrant. I have never tried the Color Bursts but may have to give them a shot.

  8. Gorgeous cards! I love the color combination and the technique you used, it looks so amazing!

  9. These are fabulous! I need to start trying some fun new techniques. TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  10. Beautiful cards!! I love the pretty colors and awesome background! Fun technique too!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M


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