Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fabulous time in Ankeny...

where I was teaching at Memory Bound

This is the lovely Dawn, one of the owners.

 Saturday was one of my favourites, the all day painty journal.

Sunday saw the other owner, Kellie, get back from her hols. Not sure what that face is lol 

Sunday we had two 4 hr classes and we had a blast.

Ha ha I think I will really miss Dawn 

These two lovelies drove over 7 hours to spend the weekend with me.

 And I swapped style tips with the lovely Julie.
I am so coveting her cowboy dress.

Aww thanks for spending your birthday weekend with me.

The staff at Memory Bound were fabulous, but a special thank you to Gloria, for providing me with a teapot of tea, cup and saucer and Baileys lol. Unfortunately I don't seem to have a photo of her :_(

Ankeny, I had a blast. I ate steak and broccoli, drank slippery nipples, laughed and laughed and had a jolly good time. Thank you for having me I will be back lol.

So now I am in Wisconsin, and this weekend I will be teaching four workshops at The Scrapbook Store and More, Greenfield.

If you fancy joining us, give them a ring on 414-427-9819             to see if there are any spots left.

I'll leave you with one of my journal pages 

Enjoy xx

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Art from the Heart Tutors...Pt 1

Although I am not at AFTH as often as I like, I leave it in the trusty hands of our fabulous in house tutors. They teach some fabulous stuff for us, just check out the workshops HERE
A couple of days before I left for this tour we had one of our tutor play days. We play with products, have a good old chinwag and eat cake !!
I suggested the idea of spotlighting them on the blog, and luckily they were all game for it.
So once a week you will get to see one of them and their fabulous work.

Kicking off we have the gorgeous Tracy Scott

My name is Tracy Scott and I am a proud mummy and nanny to 2 beautiful grand babies who bring immense amounts of joy and inspiration into my life, when not at the day job as a finance officer I spend all of my spare waking moments creating and teaching mixed media art !!

Here is a spread I created in Dyan's style using Dylusions paints, sprays stencils and masks

And here are some pages created with Dylusions but in my own style of art

To see some of the classes I am teaching at AFTH this term go HERE

and if you would like to see more of my work please visit HERE and HERE

How gorgeous is Tracy's work?

If you like what you see go visit her on her blog and give her some Dylusions love

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Over the pond to Carson

It was a long long day traveling , with three changes of plane..

and 24 hours later, at 3am I was in the bath, enjoying a beer, lol.

The first part of my tour is to the Stamp Convention in Carson, California, with the fabulous Stampers Anonymous team.

Here's some of my sample boards.

The lovely Gail and the fabulous Trevor

Do you think I have enough stamps with me?

Tim doing his Periscope..!!! Yup I haven't a clue either. Social media and me don't really mix, lol.

Whilst he's busy I will take advantage of his throne...he he.

Met up with friends old... Christine and Vicki

and new...Fran

Thank you to everyone who came to see me, I had a blast.

Yesterday was recovery day and what better than lunch with a view like this one.

This weekend I am teaching at Memory Bound Scrapbook Store in Ankeny IA. Not sure if there are any spaces left, but I always try and squeeze you in, lol. Give them a call and come and see me.

Heres a few pages I finished on the flights.

Enjoy xx

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New dates for teaching and appearances in the USA

These are my dates for July and August in the USA.

I will be teaching at four stores and demoing for Stampers Anonymous at two shows. 

I really hope to see as many of you as I can, please come say hello.

Sat/Sun 11/12th July…demoing at The Carson Stamp Show with Stampers Anonymous

Sat/Sun 18/19th July…teaching at Memory Bound Scrapbook Store, Ankeny, Iowa
Sat…All Day Art Journal Painty Extravaganza
Sun…Silhouette and shape stencils
          Couture Journaling

Sat/Sun 25/26th July… teaching at Scrapbook Store and More, Greenfield WI
Sat…Journaling with Inks and Stencils
          Incorporating Rubber Stamps into your journal pages
Sun…Ooodles of Painted Backgrounds
          101 of Silhouette and Shape Stencils

Sat/Sun 1/2nd August…Betty's Creative Studio. Greensboro, NC
Sat…All Day Art Journal Painty Extravaganza
Sun…Silhouette and shape stencils
          Couture Journaling

Fri/Sat 7/8th August…demoing at Cincinnatti Stamp Show, Ohio with Stampers Anonymous

Sat/Sun August 22nd/23rd…teaching at Scraps Galore, Alberquerque NM

Sat…Journaling with inks and stencils
          Writing in your Journal
Sun…All Day Art Journal Painty Extravaganza

Enjoy xx

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
collage glue stick
Dylusions journal block
white pen

all available at AFTH


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

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