Saturday, October 3, 2015

Christmas tag tutorial;

 Here we go peeps with a quick tag tutorial, from The Resident bit of Glamour.

She started with a ready inked tag.

Added Fresh Lime paint with a blending tool through the Holly stencil.

Inked up the Merry Christmas stamp with Black Archival Ink.

And stamped all across the tag

Stamped the bow onto some red inked card.

Cut two strips of (already inked) red card from the stash and stencilled snowflakes using the Postbox red paint on a blending tool

Added the strips to the tag and cut out the bow.

Placed the bow on to the tag and voila!!!

Gorgeous and so simple

Love this next one that she did using our blocking technique as a background.

All the images are coloured using the Dylusions inks in water brushes

Well done Jay, I think they are gorgeous.

Enjoy xx

Friday, October 2, 2015

New release....Yay!! And a giveaway.

Yes you heard right, I have a new release out today.

This is a collaboration between myself and The Resident Bit of Glamour at Reaveley Towers.

We are happy to present to you Stocking Fillers. 

The Dylusions Christmas stamp and stencil set is perfect for creating one of a kind holiday art, seasonal cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and more.

The set comprises of two parts.

The first is a set of clear stamps made from durable silicone, the perfect size for your smaller projects.

 The second is a two part background stencil, that you can use separately or as one.

As usual, I am on the road, but the lovely Jay has made some samples for me to show you.

I think this one below is my favourite!

She has also done some fabulous step by steps that I will hopefully have for you tomorrow.

I have a few of these sets available to give out, just leave me a comment on my blog to be in with a chance of winning one.

Enjoy xx

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dylusions paints...coordinating colours

Whenever I do a background with my paints, no matter what technique I am doing, I always use three coordinating colours.
If you always use coordinating colours then you will always get a good result, even if you make a mess of it.
Unfortunately not everyone knows what colours coordinate together, so here's a little step out to help you all.

Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, Cut Grass

Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, Vibrant Turquoise

Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, London Blue

Cut Grass, Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue.

Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue, Crushed Grape.

Bubblegum Pink, Crushed Grape, Vibrant Turquoise.

Bubblegum Pink, Postbox Red, Crushed Grape.

Squeezed Orange, Postbox Red, Bubblegum Pink

Squeezed Orange, Postbox Red, Melted Chocolate.

Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Melted Chocolate.

Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Postbox Red

I also get asked all the time which colours are the no no colours, meaning the ones when mixed together make brown.
These are opposites on the colour wheel and I would never use them together wet.
But if you let them dry they are fabulous for complementing each other and making them pop.
So wet is a no no, dry is a yes yes...

The opposite of Crushed Grape is Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime, and vice versa.

The opposite of Squeezed Orange is London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise and vice versa.

The opposite of Postbox Red is Cut Grass and Fresh Lime and vice versa.

I hope that helped, happy painting.

Enjoy xx

Friday, September 25, 2015

More tales from my travels

Last weekend saw us in Waxahachie, Texas, teaching at The Crafty Scrapper.

This was start of class with the lovely owner Carolyn. But where is Andy????

Oh there he is, as usual, he found a record store !!!!

This lovely lady to my right, Sandy, was celebrating her birthday and I think she got it the wrong way round, as she gave me a gift, lol

Look at the fabulous packaging

How frikkin cool is this, its a Scentsy sugar skull with fabulous aromas to put in it.

We also had a visit from a professional clown,,,meet Daisy, who makes me look normal!! if there is such a thing, lol

The lovely Kim made matching scarves for me and Mr BOD. Aren't we lucky.

Errrm well I thought one was for me !!

And then onto day two, the full painty journal day.

 Mr BOD got well stuck in.

Thank you Carolyn, and the Texas girls, we had a blast.

This weekend we are at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline. We still have a few spaces, give them a ring on 309-797-2403 if you want to come play

Next weekend we are at Scrapbook-n-Memories, in Harrisonville, MO.

This is what I will be teaching.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Seats are limited, so call 816-884-3273 or drop your registration in the mail today! Payments can be mailed to the store. Spots will not be held without payment in full.

Art Journal Painty Extravaganza
Saturday, 10/03/15, 9:30a-6:00p, Class fee:$145  
Always fancied Art Journaling? Not sure what it entails? Don't know where to start?  Already art journal but want to learn more? Are you interested in taking in a full day of messy fun?  This all-day workshop is for you! 
Dylusions now has paints, yes paints!!! Dyan developed these paints especially for art journaling.  Learn all the tips and tricks Dyan uses to incorporate them into her journals.  Learn many styles of backgrounds including brayering, baby wipes and journal blocking.  After spending the morning applying the techniques, we will go to town decorating them with shapes stencils, silhouettes and stamped images.  All materials are supplied, including a large Dylusions journal.
Lunch:  Because this class is all day, and time for lunch is limited, participants may choose to bring lunch. 

Incorporating Rubber Stamps into Your Journal Pages
Sunday, 10/04/15, 9:00a-1:00p, Class fee:$70 
Who needs to be able to draw when there are fabulous stamps available to give your journals that professional finish?!  Whether it's for making backgrounds or creating focal points, there are sure to be the perfect ones for you.  We will be using a myriad of techniques, including shadow stamping, masking and transferring the ink.  Border stamps, background stamps and incorporating main images are all covered - a complete 101.
All materials are included.  Students will be working on the Mixed Media card stock.  But, if you prefer, you can bring along your own Dylusions large journal in which to work.

The 101 of Silhouette and Shape Stencils
Sunday, 10/04/15, 2:00p-6:00p, Class fee: $70  
Silhouette imagery is big in journaling at the moment, but where do you start? You start with the Dylusions silhouette stencils and masks of course! We will be writing, spraying, inking, painting and stamping in them, on them and through them. Who knew you could do soooo much with stencils!?

All materials are included. Students will be working on the Mixed Media card stock. But if you prefer, you can bring along your own Dylusions large journal in which to work

To book any of the above classes go HERE

Enjoy xx

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How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

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