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Thursday, 6 September 2012

I've gone Dylusional - Read All About It!

Hello lovely Blog Friends

A big thank you to my latest Followers, I truly appreciate you taking the time to keep an eye on my little blog.

 One of my wonderful blog friends Buttons gave me some good advice this week.  She said just enter the challenges that I really, really want to do.  When I saw this challenge I felt that I wanted to have a go.

Now, I hope my heading sparked your imagination - has the woman gone mad today I can hear you thinking.  Not yet, but I have been playing around with the amazing Dylusions Inks from Ranger.  I have been lucky enough to take a number of classes at Dyan Reaveley's studio where I was able to use her full range of inks but have always been a bit wary of using them at home, I am such a mucky pup and in any case, I only have a few of them.

Over at Simon Says Stamp (http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk) there is a challenge and a blog hop, the challenge is offering a whopping $100 prize to spend in their shop and each of the Design Team is offering a $25 voucher too.  The challenge is 'Read All About It' and to join in and/or find out more, do go over and have a look.  It is definitely worth entering, Simon Says Stamp is an amazing online shop that sells Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Hero Arts, Penny Black to name but a few.

This is my entry:


I think I am in bright and cheerful mode at the moment, it is a bit bright but I had such fun doing it!

The journal itself is quite big, 6" x 8.5" (15 cm x 21.5 cm).   I took some old book pages that I had in my stash and coloured them with London Blue, Fresh Lime and Lemon Zest Dylusions ink sprays.  The blue got a bit lost but it is there, it shows better on the inside. 

The words are cut from my amazing Tim Holtz Word Play Alphabet Die and the flower is a Wendy Vecchi Art Part.  The words are cut from Coredinations cardstock in Scattered Straw and I also covered the flower head with the same cardstock.  I then overstamped the letters and the flower with my Hero Arts Newsprint stamp.  The ribbon vintage seam binding that I coloured with Fresh Lime and Lemon Zest and I have just knotted them over the rings on the journal. 

I have covered the back of the journal in the same way, doing the insides of both the back and front also and I used Claudine Hellmuth Multi Matt Medium to glue them onto the journal.  Once finished I spritzed and flicked over the front of the journal  to add some interest.  Here is a picture of the inside front cover.



I love how the inside cover turned out, you can definitely see more of the blue here.

I would also like to enter this into Anything But a Card challenge too (http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.ca) where the challenge is 'Anything Goes'.

Hope you enjoyed having a look and if you have read this far, thank you, I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them and will always do my best to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, Anne x

39 comments:

  1. HI Anne, wow what a gorgeous project, pure inky loveliness! Those inks look fab, and are definitely on my wish list
    Claire xx

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  2. Anne this is wonderful, love the colour you have chosen and all the elements you have added to create a striking and beautiful piece! Hugs trace x

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  3. wow anne you are very brave and your journal turned out great...love the colours...like you I've shied away from inky spray stuff...crikey I would have it all over me..buddy and the walls but hey ho you may have persuaded me to have a go...hugs kath xxx

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  4. ...oooo so striking Anne, these colours are just gorgeous, loVe them and the inside looks like summer pools from the aegean sea...beautiful work...Melxx :)

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  5. Great job Anne. Inks may be messy but they are great fun! Love the way you have blended the colours and the lettering contrasts really well. It's always good to have bright, cheery things around you for when the days are more grey. Thankfully that will not be this weekend!! Hurrah, decent weather in the UK at the weekend for once! Can't wait. Hugs, Buttons x

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  6. This looks fabulous Anne. Wonderful colours. I always make such a mess, but it's part of the fun and creativity. Good luck in the challenges

    Annie xx

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  7. This is fabulous Anne,love the colours....a gorgeous journal.xxx

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  8. FAbulous Anne. I love those inks too, but they are very inky/messy, good job we have soap & water eh. The journal itself looks really good. I love what you've done with the ribbons. The letters really make a big impression, and now I look forward to seeing some pages. I still have not started on mine yet. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

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  9. Fantastic Anne what super colours and a great technique merging them , what a super journal this is going to be well done good luck in the challenge Hugs Elaine

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  10. love this Anne - been wanting to start journalling myself - and these dylusional sprays are a must for me too - love the colours and the the artpartsd - its all just delicious! Hugs rachel x

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  11. Lovely journal - i like the colours you have used! I always put little ribbons on like that too! jenx

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  12. I love your journal - the way those deep, rich colours blend together perfectly. Good luck with the blog hop competition! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  13. Wow! this looks fabulous Anne. I'm loving the bright colours. I keep saying I'm going to treat myself to some Dylusions inks but I can't decide which colours to go for - I want the lot! Great job with your journal cover, hope you'll keep showing us what you put inside.
    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog, I'm thrilled that you find time to read every post. xx

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  14. Is there a school to learn how to be a "Mucky Pup" like you? I want to go to it - I need to go to it. Anne, I love your art work so much - hope you win ALL the money honey!!!!!
    Sandy

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  15. Gorgeously beautiful Anne! Stunning colours - you won't want to cover those up in a hurry!I love the front cover too with the fab Word Art letters and those ribbons are so pretty (must have taken you ages to tie them!).
    I'm so glad you entered this at ABAC's first challenge too!
    Juliaxx

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  16. BEAUTIFUL page you've created! Thanks for joining us over at ABAC :)

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  17. Dear Anne you are such a great example to us all, always learning and developing your crafting skills.
    I'm having a die cutting session with Susan on Saturdsy.
    Lynn x x x

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  18. Messy can be so much fun. I love your journal the colours are great and the strong contrast between the background and the lettering, ribbons and the AP flower looks brilliant. The inside is gorgeous, love those colours too.

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  19. It's beautiful Anne, love the little ribbons, they really set the page off.The inside cover looks great, I am loving the run lines in there x

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  20. Fabulous intense colours, and I love the text just hovering in the background - beautiful work (though I'm starting to think I'm the only person in the universe that's never used Dylusions sprays!!)...
    Alison x

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  21. You are mad woman, but I won't tell anyone! lol LOVE the journals cover and that inside page is awesome, love all the splotchy layering, perfection! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  22. Yep, I have just increased the first order for the Dylusions sprays. Thank you Anne! I love the intensity of colour you are achieving. Messy - scmessy, who cares, when you are having fun and creating such loveliness.
    Loving what you are doing.
    Julie

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  23. Drop dead gorgeous, Annie! It looks like a winner to me ~ good luck!!

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  24. Beautiful journal, Anne, and wise words from Buttons. Love your bright Dylusions choices and that you did the back as well.... it's a beautiful book.

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  25. Mahoosively fabulous Anne!!! I love the color of course, but your design is wonderful as well! So glad you ventured out on your own...lol!

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  26. Love the blending swirl of colors and the gorgeous bright seam binding on this! The letters and flowers go so well with the background! I am just starting to venture into the ink sprays and can't wait to get all 'mucky' attempting to create something as wonderful as this! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

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  27. Beautiful work as usual Anne :0) x

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  28. Anne, it is gorgeous, love the colours and the way you used a book page as the backing. Love it BJ.x

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  29. Hi Anne
    Incredible use of those sprays to create this vividly intense cover for your journal. You managed to keep the colours so fresh.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  30. Fabulous project! Love the color combo! Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

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  31. Hi Anne,

    I love this - especially the colors.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  32. Gorgeously colourful journal! I love the combination of greens and blues you have used I know what you mean about the sprays they are so powerful and my aim isn't too good either! I keep a pair of latex gloves in the box with my sprays in case i have to go any where after a crafty session x

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  33. Stunning artwork Anne as always.. love the blues & greens..Those sprays are fabulous the colours are so intense!! Hugs May x x x

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  34. Anne...your art journal looks great! I love your bright colors and how you've blended them! The Wendy Vecchi flower and Tim's Word Play letters look great, too! Good job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Always enjoy seeing your art! <3 Candy

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  35. WOW!! Just hopped over from May's blog after seeing the stunning flowers that you sent to her.
    This is amazing. I love the design and the colours are wonderful.
    I am now your newest follower!!

    Sue

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  36. ooh those colours are so vibrant - fabulous indeed! I have two Dylusions sprays but haven't used them yet, must give them a go. Your work is always so inspiring! xx

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  37. This is soo spectacular! I love the colors you used and it is so cheery! Fabulous job. Thanks so much for joining us at ABAC challenge!

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  38. I LOVE Dylusions inks and stamps! Your projects in this post are fab

    Kathyk

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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