Archive | June 2016

Blooming Pink

The third journal page I did for the Dylusions Facebook Challenge.

Dylusions pink flower

The Challenge was Pink, Red, Hearts and Flowers, so I started this page using Bubblegum Pink, Postbox Red and Cherry Pie Dylusion paints to cover the page, I used a babywipe to blend the colours. I used a  Dylusion stencil ‘Small Hearts’ and Cherry Pie paint around the edges of the page.  I aslo stamped using White Linen paint and a heart stamp which came from a Dylusions  xmas set of stamps.   I drew the flower, firstly with a pencil ( I’m not that confident! ) and then going over the lines with a black sharpie pen. I added a smudge of White Linen Dylussion paint to the petals and then I doodled 🙂  I started with a white pen and dots, each different doodle I did in a several  leaves trying not to have two the same touching each other. The little daisys and button hearts are a Card-io stamps. This was a great page to doodle I really enjoyed it and will definitely try the same techniques again. I hope you like it and have a go yourself.Dylusion pink flowers 2


Sowing seeds

Page two of the three journal pages for Dylusions Facebook Challenge.

Dylusion sow the seeds

Sowing Seeds

This page started as a ‘cleaning’ page, lots of cleaning the distress tool pads that I used for other pages, Bubblegum Pink, Postbox Red and Cherry Pie.  The wavy line are a Dylusions stamp from a set called ‘write between the lines’. I added white dashes and black dots and went over the ‘bumps’with a black pen. The hearts and circle that make up the flower are from another Dylusions stamp  set called ‘love struck Lucy’ I stamped onto copy paper coloured with Dylusions paint, I chose colours that were in the image and stuck on with matt multi medium. I went around the edges with both a black and white pen to make it stand out a bit more. The picture I found on the internet, printed, cut out and glued on using matt multi medium. I used a grey gelato crayon around the edges blending with my finger. I edged the whole page with a black marker and lastly added the words.

Pink and Red, Hearts and Flowers

The challenge over on the Dylusions Facebook Challenge page this month is Pink & Red, Hearts & Flowers. As I was chosen as a winner from April’s challenge, I get to be a guest designer this month. I shared 3 journal pages all very different, I hope you like them .

Dylusions hearts 1

He Loves Me

I wanted to do a black page as I love the look of lots of white pen  on the black Dylusions paint. This will actually be a set of four pages,  I used a Dylusion journal block to cut away the wavy edges and added some doodles to tie all the pages together. I’ll post pictures when I finish all of them but for now I have the first page done 🙂

First I painted the whole set of pages black using a Tim Holtz Distress Blender and Black Marble Dylusion paint. I left it overnight as it needs to be really dry to use a white pen on. I used a Dylusion stencil, Hearts Border, for the hearts and the daisy petals. The half circles are also from the same stencil.  I cut the petals out from copy paper and layered them up to form my daisy. Then I doodled some lines and circles  in the hearts and half circles and coloured some of the hearts with Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Pie and Postbox Red. I also cut out some of the hearts and stuck them on to create some layers….page two  in my next post…..


Memory Book

So today I’m sharing with you a memory book I made for one of my daughters school friends who is leaving  this summer as she is moving away. I hope it gives you some inspiration for layout ideas if you want to try making one yourself.

Claudia 1

Starting with the front cover…. I kept it simple (and stylish ?), this little girl doesn’t like pink !! so I chose blue with silver for her name. The flowers are a diecut and appear through out the book. I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to colour ( using the die as a stencil).

I started with a simple layout with the main focus on the sentiment, this is for an 8 year old so added some colour with my little caterpillar made up from hand cut circles and the butterflies.

Here I used some more of the flowers, some are die cut with yellow glitter glue in the centre and others I used the cut out as a stencil and drew with a white pen. Under the purple flaps I haven’t lifted are photos of her class mates with room for the class photo that was being taken the monday after I gave this to her.

claudia6 Such pretty paper, it comes from a pad called Serendipity by Dovecraft. I added lots of tags that she can add her own pictures and notes to. I added a photo of the school and its logo.

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Three different layouts to give you ideas, the key to these pages are coordinating papers and embellishments. Two more pages to show you….

More pockets for tags and spaces for her to write, although I did add a message after I had taken this photo! I really enjoyed making this gift and the recipient (and her mum) loved it.