Archive | May 2016

Dylusions challenge- green + animal

May…. a very busy month in our family for birthdays, so a lot of cards, pressie and food ! Back on the diet next month 🙂 Its also my birthday so it also means lots of new crafty goodies for me, some of which I used to make my entry for this months Dylusions Facebook challenge. This month the challenge was green and animals,  I had an idea of using an old wolf stencil for the animal part and used Dirty Martini and Fresh Lime Dylusion paints for the green part. I started by covering the page with the greens using a Distress blending tool. Next I randomly stamped  with Vibrant Turquoise and one of the stamps from Basic Backgrounds from Dylusions. When dry I used stencils and Black Marble paint to cover the page in black allowing the background to show through. Dylusions wolf

And then I started with my white pen…. first tiny circles around the “moon”, then using Dylusions journal block the lines. I filled the spaces inbetween the lines with circles and hexigons, the hexigons where done using Dylusions Small Honeycombe stencil.  Whilst doing this journal page I cleaned my blending tools on another page, so I ended up with two journal pages.

Dylusions birds

My second page started as a cleaning page so the colours are the same, but I also used Cut Grass. Using Dylusions Put A Bird On It  and Shrooms sets, I stamped and cut out two birds and loads of leaves. The words are from another Dylusions stamp set called The Right Words. I coloured with Dylusion paints, mixing Cut Grass and After Midnight to get a darker green for the top bird. I stuck my peices on using matt medium and left to dry. Then I started with the white pen again!! I coloured in all the circles on the leaves, I had intended just to highlight a few but got carried away ! I aslo highlighted around the words and the birds. Two different pages using different techniques but both very enjoyable to do, I hope you like them both.





Niki’s Birthday card

Niki's bday

I made this card for someone that loves pink, it was inspired by the “playing” I’ve been doing in my art journal.  In my journal I was creating a black page with white doodles, I really liked the page as yet unfinished, and thought it would make a nice card. As the intended recipient loves pink I used Cherry Pie Dylusions paint for the backgound colour. The flowers were done using a stencil and black and white pens. I edged the card with the black pen, mounted onto a card blank and added some gems.

Lorna’s Birthday Card


lornas card watermarked

A fairly clean and simple card I made for my MIL. The flowers were made using Britannia Dies, using white card coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. These are great dies that can be used to make a variety of different flowers just by shaping and coloring them differently.


I’m entering this card in Less is More blog cchallenge, week 275 pastel shades.