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.
A double page spread in my large Dylusions journal I made for the Dylusions Facebook Challenge for September.
I started by adding Lemon Zest and Crushed Grape Dylusion paint with a Distress blending tool. When dry, I added Lemon Zest, After Midnight and Calypso Teal thru a Dylusions Small Bubbles stencil, turning the stencil over and pressing it down onto my page, drawing round some of the cirlcles with a gold pen. Around the edge I used one of the stamps from the Dylusions Further Around The Edge set colouring with pens and paint. I drew the cake and coloured with Fresh Lime Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest. I added circles using the mask and Lemon Zest on the bottom layer, hand drew using a black marker on the middle layer and stamped using Crushed Grape and a stamp from the Dylusions Basic Backgrounds. The girl is from a set called These Boots Are Made… which I stamped onto copy paper coloured and cut out. The head I drew based on the head from the Ruby Rainbow. The stamp from this set wasn’t quite big enough hence why I drew it. The small words are from an old stamp set the CAKE is Dylusions Dy’s Alphabet, stamped onto copy paper coloured with paint. A bit of outlining around the words and two candles and all done . This did take some time as I had to keep waiting for paint to dry…. but that gave me time to do other crafty things 🙂 Heres another picture.. a close up of the face and words. I hope you like my pages and try using Dylusions products for yourself , they really are lovely to work with.
The third journal page I did for the Dylusions Facebook Challenge.
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.
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.