Saturday, June 27, 2015

Black and white Dylusional step out...

I thought I would do you a step by step of a black and white page. This page has hidden journaling underneath it. A fabulous tip for when you want to get out what's in your head with out any danger of anyone seeing it.



Here's what you need to make it.

Journal page
black pen
Black marble Dylusions paint
blending foam and tool
Dylusions stamps
Jet black archival ink
plain copy paper
scissors
collage glue stick
Dylusions journal block
white pen

all available at AFTH

Instructions

choose a journal page and write all over it quickly and boldly. I usually do my gripes and grumbles.



When you get to the bottom of the page, turn it sideways and write all the things you are grateful for, cancelling out your gripes.




Add the black marble paint to the foam of your blending tool and completely cover all the writing.
You need to leave your page to dry thoroughly. I usually paint half a dozen pages at once and leave them a couple of hours to be completely cured before you add any white pen.




Collect the stamps you will be using.


Ink them with the archival pad and stamp onto copy paper.


Cut them out anmd stick them onto the page with the collage glue stick.


Next we will be adding a frame using the Dylusions journal block.
Position it at the side of the page and draw round it with a white pen.



Repeat across the top of the page



 If you get to part of the person, then just draw in the gaps.


Join up the gaps freehand


Repeat on all four sides


Repeat the same procedure three more times so that you have a large frame with a small frame either side.



Add simple doodling into the large frame.


You can always add more elaborate doodling.





Using the journal block, add lines from the top of the frame to half way down, alternating thick and thin.


Now repeat from the bottom of the frame until you meet in the middle.


Again add simple doodling in the small lines




 Choose a quote and write in the thicker lines.



Enjoy xx

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

digging the black and white...

Just lately, for a change, all I have wanted to do in my journal is monochrome. 

I stamped Dylusions images onto white paper.

Painted the pages of my small journal with my black paint.

And doodled with my journal block and free hand.

Tons and tons of fun.

You need to try it!!






Enjoy xx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Yayyyyy Back to Back Retreat returns…..

…and this time we are announcing

two retreats

two weekends

two different levels


                   

For a run down of last years event, read my blog post HERE

Yes in 2016 we will be running two separate events over two weekends. Last year sold out so fast and we had so many disappointed people that we have decided to repeat it. That is called Back to Back "The Original".

The second, Back to Back "No Rules", was especially requested by last years students who were hungry for more. This will be a more hardcore event, not suitable for beginners. 

And theres nothing to stop you booking for both weekends, who wouldn't want to spend February in Florida, with us mad chicks!!!

For more details and the sign up information, pop along HERE

Just a reminder that we sold out in just 9 days last year, so don't leave it too late

Enjoy xx

Friday, May 22, 2015

Next stop...

Arizona and The Occasional artist, Glendale.

Not sure how this happened but I only have these few pictures of the event!!!!

I checked all my phones but they seem to have completely disappeared :-( :-( :-(


These three lovelies drove for 7 1/2 hrs to come take all the classes!!! I salute you xx





Then it was off to Texas to spend time with my have boys, Jim and Cesar




 and Buzzy



 Gorgeous pressie from the lovely Kim…







Jim needed to pop to Michaels where I got accosted by the lovely staff.



New boots, new boots…who me????




Then on to teach at Scrapbooks n More, run by the lovely Susan and trusty slave (ahem helper) Davis.



To make me feel at home, the lovely Gail brought me tea from a teapot at every class!!










Overwhelmed by the gorgeous holdall that Merry made me.





Back to Jims to enjoy the scorching rather…not!!! Safety precautions were taken, before scooting off for pampering and shopping.








Pyrex heaven





Whilst there I received updates from the builders back at Reaveley Towers.  
Eeeeeeeek...




Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott