Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dyans Couture Collection Stencils!

HI folks here is a page I started in one of my classes with Dyan and you will be surprised to hear I never got round to finishing.  Well I found time today to finish it off.
Its very different from my usual style but I like the way it turned out.
I loved the couture collection stencils that Dyan released this year but I wasn't quite sure how I would use them.  Fortunately however Dyan has already planned a workshop with this in mind.

 So on this page you can see various different ways of using the inners and the outers!!
With the additional use of some of her background stamps and one of her hilarious quotes I put this together and did some doodling to finally finish it off.
Hope you like it and give it a try yourself!

May Calendar Journal Page

Hi folks its that time again - need to have the calendar journal ready to use on the first on May!
Unfortunately the image doesn't do this one justice but I don't seem to be able to get it any better.

I liked what I did last month, masking with paper strips, so this month I thought I would try it with masking fluid.  I painted the squares with the fluid and left it to dry overnight.  The next day I rubbed away a little of the fluid in each square then sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays.  I stamped, stenciled and splattered to my hearts content.
Then I gently rubbed off the remaining fluid - this took a while.
I stamped and painted the Stampotique bee and added some distress rock candy to the wings.
I drew round the squares with an aquatone watercolour stick and smugged it with a waterbrush.
I added the 'May' and '2013' in metal embellishments and stuck them on.  The addition of the quote finished it off.  I reads 'May bee we will see a little sunshine'!!!   
Fingers crossed.
Have a great month.