Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Luggage has landed…!!!


..Finally.!!!!!!! Only 6 days late..

But at least its here which means, at last, I have been able to get all the new product samples photographed and uploaded.

So sorry for the delay, but here goes.

First up are my background stencils available in lg and sml

Arrows


 Circles

Diamonds


 Stars
 There are also two new types of shapes stencils which include the cut out mask pieces

The first is Suits

Shapes


Here's some simple backgrounds made with the stencils, Dina Wakely paints and the Tim Holtz mini blending tool. I will be making videos of new techniques as soon as I get rid of the flu!!










And then we have the stamps

Don't hold back…my usually impolite sayings.


Jays Jollies..pin up inspired and drawn for me by the Resident bit of Glamour, Our Jay.


Shrooms…larger size for the larger journal


Surrender…Taken from actual collages in my ledger


Survivor…as above from my ledger


Strength…a compilation of Survivor and Surrender


And a few samples combining both stamps and stencils…











Hope you like them, more tomorrow.

Enjoy xx

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Dylusions product launch


Yayy its finally here, the day my new products launch…

Boo Blogger won't let me upload pictures at the moment…

I am away teaching at the mo but will be back at Ranger Headquarters on Monday so hopefully will have it sorted by then.

In the meantime here is the link for the stencils on Rangers website

and HERE are the new stamps.

I have tons of samples all ready to show you as soon as Blogger works again.!!

If you want to pre order in the UK, here's the LINK

This is where I am spending my days at the moment.

In beautiful Pennsylvania



With the lovely Ame and her customers



 And as usual I am getting all inky and messy.

I fly home on Wednesday and have sneaked in a class for my regular art journalers especially to show them and let them play with all my new stuff. I am having to combine my Friday and Sunday class all in one so spaces are limited, don't leave it too late to book. Can't wait to see you all, I've missed you mad bunch lol 

Enjoy xx














Saturday, August 9, 2014

Take one of my journals...

Tims Idea ology Letter Press, some multi medium and a handful of Posca paint markers. Mix them all together and what do you get?



This little beauty that's what…


Start by adding the letters in a random fashion to the journal cover using the Multi Medium to stick them down. I placed a heavy book on the top and left them to dry for about 30 minutes.


Now they good even like this, but you know me… I neeeeeeed to add colour.



So out came my paint markers and I began colouring in.


I used the orange and colour one letter on each line.



Then swapped to a green and continued.




Then blue..




Until I had covered all of the letters. I then doodled the letters and their bases.



How frikkin cool is that. My journal is now truly a work of art and I get questions wherever I go with it. Now before you start Letter Press are not the cheapest product and it took 4 packs, but omg it is a fabulous result and I love it.

If four packets sounds too much, how about decorating one of my smaller journals? I made this one yesterday for the lovely Ted, aka Mr Stampers Anonymous, whilst demoing at Stampaway in Cincinnati. This was made exactly the same way and took me an hour to complete. Plus it only takes just less than 2 packs of letters.








Have you spotted the words I put in there??

Ted loved it and I feel the need to make another for myself lol.

I'll blog all about the show and the fabulous people I met there, tomorrow.

Enjoy xx

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The hills are alive……..

with the sound of Dyan……he he he …

Oh yes indeedy wait till you hear what I am up to now..

A red head, an Irishman, a singing nun, and some of our favourite things…!!!!


I'm only hosting a land tour with workshops to Germany, Austria and Bavaria…

Yup you heard me correct me and the lovely Jim West will be your hosts/guides/partners in crime as we travel round these beautiful countries.




I'm thinking this will be the campiest tour you have ever been on. Can you imagine?? he he 

Me and Jim will just have to have some matching outfits as we channel the Von Trapp family. I absolutely adore the film, the Sound of Music and so there will be no stopping me with the singing and the excitement.


PACKAGE INCLUDES: 
Round trip airfare , most meals, accommodations in a family owned lodge in Bavaria and first class hotel accommodations in Munich, private motor coach and driver, special art journaling workshop shopping opportunities in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, a boat ride on Lake Chiemsee, visiting special Sound of Music movie locations, and much more




One of my favourite bits will be visiting the fountain from the film and singing Do Re Me…he he so easily pleased.

Amidst all the laughter and the frolics I will be fitting in some art journaling techniques for you to learn, and you will have a fabulous goody bag of specially designed products to boot.

Can you really afford to miss out on all this frivolity??? No I thought not… I am not taking a massive group as I wanted to get to know you all so spaces are limited.

So when is this adventure happening you ask yourselves….May 23rd to the 31st 2015. They do payment plans so you have plenty of time to save your pennies. 
I'm not sure I can actually go that long without bursting with excitement but we'll see.

For the full itinerary and more details go HERE

Here's some of the highlights…

Oberammer…home of passion plays



Salzberg..the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang 
Amadeus Mozart



 Ruhpolding



Neuschwanstein Castle...The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard 
Wagner. If I remember rightly it was also used as the inspiration for the Disney princess castle.



There is also the option to finish the trip with a visit to Dachau, a must for me personally.



I really can't wait for this to come around and hope you are excited to join me.

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott