So finally I get some spare time to craft, other than wedding invites that is, which as yet I can’t show on here. Just enough time to complete a page in my journal.
I used Dylusions paints in Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini, Cut Grass and Polished Jade to create the backgound with a ranger distress tool and a Dylusions stencil called Diamonds. The birds are a Dylusions set called Put a bird on it which I stamped onto thick paper, fussy cut out and coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and also a metalic pink pen.
I used a stencil called Fond of Foliage to draw the leaves and coloured and doodled with various pens. The words are from another Dylusion stamp set call The Right Words, I stamped onto thick paper and cut up sticking onto my page to form a triangle sort of shape with the birds. I used a black pen to scribble around the words. The inspiration for this page was the Dylusions Facebook Challenge,which this month was GREEN and TRIANGLES and FOLIAGE.
Crazy … ? possible but I did these journal pages for the challenge over at Dylusions Facebook Challenge, Christmas in July with a black border.
I wanted to do something in my new black journal so came up with the idea of writing out a bit from How the Grinch stole Christmas, a book by Dr Seuss. On the left hand side I used the Dylusions journal block to make my border and draw the white lines. The Grinchy picture is from the back cover of the book photocopied, fussy cut and glued on using multi medium.
On the right page I used a Dylusion xmas set of stamps and stencil.Using the stencil I added holly and snowflakes around the page with a silver pen. I used the journal block again to add a smaller border to match the left side.
Using Cut Grass Dylusion paint I stamped Merry Christmas, edging it with a white pen ( when it was dry!) I used Postbox Red, Cut Grass and Lemon Zest Dylusion paint to stamp the stockings. When I want to stamp with Dylusions paint I use a Ranger blending tool to apply the paint to the stamp, a little paint is all that is needed 🙂 A little silver pen to the tops of the stockings to finish them off, the holly stamp stamped in Cut grass, using the paint to colour it. Lastly I added a “soundwave” border. Although Dylusions do a stamp just like this ( which I have ) I chose to draw this so it fitted as I wanted. I hope you like it.