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.
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.
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.