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Fall Football by Shelley Hamilton

Shelley, here, with a fun football poster!


My 11 year-old son plays football, and his team got to play a special game at the University of Texas at Arlington's stadium.  This was a real treat for the boys, and we made some posters to honor our team!!

This poster with the little football player on it was one of mine.  I had a terrible time trying to paint the posterboard with poster paint.  So, with no hesitation, I dug into my Splash of Color goodies, and found this awesome orange color to paint his jersey.  This paint is Ginger Peach Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist!  I poured it into  a cup, then painted away!  This beautiful color saturated the posterboard right away, with no problems at all.  The other mothers were very impressed at how sparkly and shiny the paint looked on the board!


My daughter, showing off the poster!  She actually made several posters, herself, and all of them had beautiful colors in them!


Ginger Peach Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist

Thanks for looking!  I hope you enjoyed looking as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you!



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Splash of Wax via Heather

I love using new mediums. When I went to an art retreat last week one class I took used encaustics. Encaustics are wax-based paints and contain resin for stability. They must be kept hot while you use them. Its like painting with melted crayons!

I made a simple abstract piece of art. 


Why talk about encoustic painting? Because the Luminarte Primary Elements can be used with the hot wax! Many colorants can't take the heat, but Primary Elements are extremely versitle. And they look gorgeous! 


The main backgroud here uses yellow ochre wax, and when combined with Golden Nugget pigment powder it becomes really much more exciting and beautiful. 



 So what are you using in your art? Acrylic mediums? Decopadge glue? Pull in some Luminarte Primary Elements and get some gorgeous color and shine. 

Enjoy! -heather

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Football Album by Shelley Hamilton

Shelley, here, with an album I made for my son's football pictures!


On this page, I embellished the middle of the paper with some cool Splash of Color rub-ons.  They come in several different sports, and I LOVE them!!

On the "tigers" title, I painted the chipboard black, then completely covered with Viva Colour Paint Pen in "Black Pearl".  It gave the word dimension and shine!




I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in "Black Ice" in several places on the album, including the edges.  This paint covers nicely, and this particular color has shiny metallic flakes in it for a beautiful pop! 



I used cut-outs from Splash of Color's End Zone paper on this page, and throughout the book.



I was happy with how this album turned out, and I am so glad you stopped to look!

Have a crafty weekend!!




Splash of Color Products Used

Viva Dimensional Pearl Paint Pen in "Black Pearl"

End Zone Double-Sided Paper

Touchdown Swatch Pack

Silks Acrylic Glaze in Black Ice

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....another Technique Tag!

Howdy Peeps....
Lynne Forsythe here to share
with you a Technique Tag that I
created yesterday!!


This past weekend,
I had the pleasure of attending 
CKC ~ Lancaster, PA
with Cheryl Mezzetti
and working the Splash of Color booth.
What a WONDERFUL experience.

I had packed up a bag of creative goodies 
to bring along with me....
just in case we had some free time to create.

So, as I was putting things away,
I decided to challenge myself to create with
only the contents of the bag.
There was no "STUFF" in my
bag so I did allow myself to pick
a few other Splash of Color products....
one texture,
one color of Silks
one package of Primary Elements
and one bottle of Precious Metal Effect Paint....

I chose...
Viva Colour ~ Amber Gold ~ Ferro
Luminarte ~ Honey Amber ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze
Luminarte ~ Emperor ~ Primary Elements
Viva Colour ~ Blackberry ~ Precious Metal Effect Paint

 I began by coating the vintage bingo card,
cut into a tag, with Honey Amber ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze.
Love how it changed the tone of the bingo card!!


I then began playing with the 3pk of Primary Elements ~ Emperor.
I mixed (not completely)
the Olive Vine ~ Primary Elements with a bit of
Viva Colour ~ Amber Gold ~ Ferro
and spread it through
a stencil.

While the Ferro was still damp,
I applied some of Plum Crazy ~ Primary Elements
with a #4 round paintbrush.
(Ferro is an adhesive while wet)


I then mixed a smidge of
Yellow Rose ~ Primary Elements
with Primary Elements ~ Clear Glaze Medium
and painted the chipboard frame.

Next, I mixed
Olive Vine ~ Primary Elements with
the Primary Elements ~ Clear Glaze Medium
to paint the diecut leaves.


Of course, I had to color a few flowers.

I began by spritzing the large flower with water,
then with a fan brush I applied
Blackeberry ~ Precious Metal Effect Paint to
the edges of the petals and sprized again with water.

I then mixed a bit of
Plum Crazy ~ Primary Elements with
a bit of Primary Elements ~ Clear Glaze Medium
and brushed it onto the flower.
Spraying at times with water to move/blend the colors.

If you look behind the flowers....
you will see a bit of vintage border paper
that I painted with the left over above mixture. 

Did you know that you could use Primary Elements is
soooo many different ways???


Hope you enjoyed my Technique tag....
I REALLY had FUN exploring the MANY different ways
Primary Elements can be used.

HOPE YOU enjoyed the journey with me!!


Viva Colour
Amber Gold ~ Ferro Special Effects Paste
Blackberry ~ Precious Metal Effect Paste 

Honey Amber ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze
 Primary Elements ~ Clear Glaze Medium
Emperor ~ Primary Elements

Palette Knife

Other Products
Antique Gold ~ Forget Me Nots ~ Penny Lane
Soft Grey ~ Wild Mini Blossoms ~ Printed Darjeeling
White ~ Wild Blossoms ~ Printed Darjeeling
CMC ~ Fancy Frames ~ Chipboard

The Crafter's Workshop
6x6 Garden Gate Template 

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It's PLAY TIME.....

I was never so happy to hear those words in my head....
It has been a VERY BUSY month and I actually hadn't created
anything in ALMOST TWO WEEKS....
That'll make one go into withdrawal right there!!

So, I decided to pull out some of the PRIMARY ELEMENTS
I had recently acquired and PLAY.

I needed to create paint swatches,
mixing Primary Elements with Clear Glaze Medium,
so I could familiarize
myself with the colors....
Some I knew...others....not so much! 

Now, when the each paint swatch was complete....
I began brushing the excess into my art journal.


Can I just tell you....
I LOVE how the mixture applied
sooo nicely to my book page
and how well it got along with the
previously applied colors.


Colors....that should have muddied when applied over another
color....but instead created a BEAUTIFUL THIRD color.....

When I had my pages saturated with color....
I dabbed on a bit of Gesso with bubble wrap
and added some
Viva Colour ~ Gold Precious Metal Effect Paint.

Then using a bunch of 'Tovers I had brought with me
I let my creativity wander.


I painted puzzle pieces...
Mini Pearl Daisies...
and Butterflies cut for
the Vintage Wings and Things Collage Sheet.





....along with any other embellie I could get my hands on.

I chose a quote....
"Every path hath a puddle"
to finish out my page.... that was a GOOOD MORNING!

Primary Elements
Vintage Wings and Things Collage Sheet
Viva Colour Graphite Ferro
Viva Colour Gold Precious Metal Effect Paint
Primary Elements Clear Glaze Medium 




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Splash of Jewelry via Heather

I might have mentioned that I love the new Paper Goods! I used this tiny mermaid from Vintage Beach Babes to make a pendant. Mermaid1Just for fun I used a cream-colored Viva Colour Paper Pen to make her bathing suit look more like clam shells. I also added some mica to the water, part of a rub on, and a brass star. 

 This empty pendant (bezel) came with a glass dome. When I placed it on the image/collage, the glass magnified it. This made it easier to see. 

With a May Arts white ribbon and a mixture of beaded chains, it was finished!  


 Happy crafting!

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Autumn Colors are in the air...

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Splash Of Color, Cheryl Mezzetti for believing in my work and inviting me to Guest Design here. Thank you allowing me to represent Splash Of Color products. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my time here and working with the wonderful products.

I chose to use Kraft paper again to represent one of the colors of Autumn. Once those brilliant colors of fall are gone, the leaves turn the color of Kraft...Still a beautiful color in nature.

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I decided to mix store bought and my handmade flowers. But I kissed the store bought flowers as well, with the Viva Colour Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Gold. It made them blend in nicely with my handmade flowers.


I dotted the die cut frame using the Viva Colour Pearl Pen in Copper Pearl. The pens make gorgeous pearl dots!!! They look like tiny little rivets!! I have a file of butterflies, and I printed a few up on thick white cardstock. I found Silks Acrylics in colors close to the ones on the butterfly and painted over them to enhance the colors. Since the colors are brilliant but sheer, one coat was enough to let the details of the butterflies shine through and still leave agorgeous shimmery color. For this particluar butterfly, I used Silks in Fire Opal. I went over the antennae with the Viva Pearl Pen in Copper.


Here is a closeup of the little die cut florals. I painted them with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Yellow Rose, Apricot Nectar and Plumaria. For the stems I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Olive Vine with a touch of Pretty Peridot.


My hand made flowers were die cut using a thick white cardstock. They were then painted with Silks Apricot Nectar and Plumeria with a touch of Love Struck. The stamen were puched out and rubbed with Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub. The pearls in the center were also rubbed with the Metallic Gold.


I am usually a 1 photo layout kind of girl, but I fell in love with the frames I created from 2 Sizzix dies, that I had to make 2 for the layout! It was those Pearl Pens!!  I wanted to make more pearl dots!


Just another closeup of the flower I dressed up with Inka Gold.


I created a file for the scrabble tiles. I printed the file up on a 5x7 peice of Kraft card stock and cut out the individual letters. Then I edged each one with Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Copper. You can visit my blog for a free file of the letters.


Thank You once again. You can visit my blog to see more of my work. I know I will be using my Splash Of Color stash quite often!!!

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Kicked Up Kraft

Hi there..It is me, Lisa again sharing another layout I created for my Guest Design Spot. Who knew that Kraft paper could be so darn beautiful just by adding a little bit of Splash of Color!! Ok I added a whole lot of Splashes of Color!! To start off, I edged punch a 12x12 piece of plain old Kraft card stock. Added a not of soft inking using a mask around the perimeter of the paper. I then used Viva Colour ~ Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Copper and Gold and rubbed around the inside edges all around the page. I did a bit of sewing as well.

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I die cut a tag using Sizzix Tag and Bookplate die. I cut 2 pieces. One in Kraft paper the other in thin chipboard. I ran the kraft tag through my machine with a Sizzix Embossing folder. I sewed around the perimeter of the tag. Using the same 2 Inka Gold colors, I lightly rubbed them over the embossed parts of the tag. Then I adhered the embossed tag to the chipboard making it nice and sturdy. I used a cream colored seam binding and colored it with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Nutmeg adding a spray of water to blend it into the ribbon. When the ribbon was dry, I rubbed in some more of the Inka Gold in Copper and Gold to give it a bit of a varigated look. It came out gorgeous.The die cut swirl on the tag was rubbed with Inka Gold in Copper. No primer needed.


I created a Mat for my photo. Using a 1 inch foam brush, I painted the perimeter of white cardstock with Viva Crackle Base Coat For Porous Surfaces. When it was dried I then brushed on Viva Colour Crackle in white. When that was dry and crackles, I rubbed on some Silks Acrylic Glaze in Nutmeg and Apricot Nectar. 

Here is just a close up of the embossed tag. I added some tiny dots inbetween the diamonds with a Viva Colour Pearl Pen in Gold. The Blue Fern Studios Butterfly was primed with some white gesso. Then it was painted with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Apricot Necter and Plumaria. Oh the colors are so so beautiful and rich!! It was then topped off with the Viva Colour Pearl Pen in Gold.


Another piece of Blue Fern Studios Chip board was primed and painted the same way with the same colors as the butterfly.

The flowers were die cut from white Mulberry paper. They were painted with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Apricot Nectar, Coral Berry and Plumeria. They were topped with a pearl and surrounded with dots created with Viva Colour Pearl Pen in goal. The leaves were all die cut from Kraft paper and rubbed with Inka Gold in Green/Yellow then lightly kissed with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Olve vine and when dry, rubbed with Inka Gold in Gold and Copper.



LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze: Apricot Nectar, Nutmeg, Plumaria, Coral Berry, Olive Vine

Viva Colour Inka Gold Metallic Rub: Gold, Copper and Yellow Green

Viva Colour Crackle Paint: Crackle Base Coat For Porous Surfaces, Crackle ~ White

Viva Colour Pearl Pen: Gold

Thank you for visiting to see my creation today!! I have fallen in love with the marriage of Kraft paper and Splash Of Color Product that I am doing another one..Stay tuned!! You can visit my blog to see more of my work.

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Guest Designer and a Layout

Hi, My name is Lisa Gregory and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. I sew, embroider, crochet, paint and have dabbled in many crafty things in my life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. We took a ride to The Dollar Tree (our local dollar store) who had a section dedicated to scrap booking....papers, albums, embellishments, flowers, and we grabbed everything we could find. I knew about the new way of scrap booking, but never gave it any thought until that trip to The Dollar Tree. After helping the kids create their albums , which by the way turned out fabulous, I was curious as to where I could get more "scrap booking stuff". So I drove to our local Michaels and Joanns craft stores. That is when I became hooked. Then I sought out the local scrapbook stores and found stuff I didn't even know existed until then. I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I found and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with paper and scissors is still so therapeutic for me. I am so incredibly honored that Cheryl invited me to be Guest Designer for Splash Of Color. 

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I have been using the Splash Of Color products for quite some time and absolutely them. I have accumulated quite the arsenal of Silks Acrylic Glaze, and you will find me using them in almost all of the projects I create. I especially love them to color the flowers and leaves I create for my projects.

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I created the flowers using the cream piece of 12x12 card stock. 1 sheet made all of the flowers and leaves as well as the flourishes. I used Splash Of Color Silks Acrylic Glaze to color the flowers. I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Fuzzy Peach, Nutmeg and Coral Berry and rubbed the petals with Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Old Silver after the Silks was dry. Then I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pretty Peridot and  Viva Decor ~ Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Yellow/green to color the leaves. The flowers were die cut from one of Sizzix  Susans Garden dies. The middles were created with a little brown Flower Soft and Splash of Color Pearl Pen in Copper Pearl.

The frame was die cut with a Sizzix die, and painted with Splash Of Color Crackle Paint in white. It is amazing and dries shiny!! Then it was rubbed with a very light coat of Silks Acrylic Paint in Nutmeg using a foam applicator and rubbing it into the frame. Because the crackle dries shiny, the paint sunk into the cracks and left a light coat on the crackle. I love the look.

I used some texture paint mixed with a little gesso to thin it out and spread it over the Prima mask using a wide palette knife. Then I rubbed more of the Silks Acrylic Glaze in Nutmeg watered down a bit over the dried stones. Then I stippled just a little more over the stones when they were dry.  Using a charcoal pencil I outlined each stone for definition. 

The flourish is another Sizzix die cut using the same crackle technique as on the frame.

Here is just another view of the cluster of flowers I created and colored with the absolutely fabulous Silks Acrylic Glaze.

I did a little color spattering on the background using Silks Acrylic Glaze in Fuzzy Peach and Black Ice by flicking the paint off of a brush.

Products Used: 

Silks Acrylic Glaze in Nutmeg, Fuzzy Peach, Black Ice, Pretty Peridot and Coral Berry. 

Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Yellow/green, and Old Silver

Viva Crackle Paint Base Coat and white color.

Viva Pearl Pen Bronze

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upcycled clock


I'm honored to post my project as a guest artist for Splash of Color today.   

I've been crafting and stamping about 20years now, still going on.  

A few month ago I ran into the demo of Splash of Color team, hooked instantly, got some paints right away, played on old plastic cheap clock, turned out goegeous!




side view
original cheapy clock



this is the view of after first coat


I had no idea how it will be while I was working.  As you see above, the first coat was not beautiful yet, but after a few more coats, it become better and better.

Supply List

  • Precious Metal Effect Paint
    • Olive
    • Orange Yellow
    • Bronze
  • Silks
    • Ocean Wave
    • Spiced Pumpkin
    • Bolivian Blue
  • Ferro Special Effect Paste
    • Graphite

As a finishing touch, added bead trim on the rim and half pearls on clock surface.

Thank you for stopping by.

Kazuko Kocho


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