Sunday, 1 June 2014

Delightful Dylusions

Welcome to June,  let's hope it's a flaming one. This is how my little garden greeted me this morning.

 I do love June sunshine, it's so warm and just seeps into your body and soul. I had a great week, my girlies came to stay and Daisy is getting on so well. She is so interested in everything around her. Much to the delight of her uncle she loves giraffes.
and she loves the play bus we have here. 

Of course we enjoyed some drinking time out, this was at Costa' you think I  love this girlie just a bit?

On Wednesday I took the day off work to join my blogging buddy Brenda of bumblebees and butterflies for her Dylusions spray inks workshop. It was such fun and yes very messy...we sprayed into pizza boxed which made great sense as those vibrant colours have the potential to get everywhere.
We made a series of  "techniques" tags and worked through 11 different techniques. These are a few of the 18 tags I created. The techniques ranged  from ghosting
right through to distress paint resist
to scribble spray
and adding texture using gesso through a mask

and one of my favourite techniques, Doodle ghosting where we also added some doodles with white pen and ink to parts of the tag

We then made our own 2 tags using any of the Ty techniques we had covered.

I chose inks which are not my typical colours and went out of my comfort zone. I spritzed them onto my tag. I made a ghost copy and added elements to both the tags. I added some texture using distress paint through a stencil and then added some stamped elements by Lynn Perrella, using black archival ink. I stamped a very apt and then went over some parts of my tag with doodles using a white pen which you can see here
Here are the 2 tags
I actually prefer the light one on the left and I would like to enter the one below  into the following challenges
Loves Rubberstamps add some doodling
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge arty stamps
My Mum's Craft shop Ink it up
Crafty Catz anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes
We do doobadoo different shapes

You will also have noticed a Dylusions creative journal in my photos. We had great fun making an inky spread in that too and I will share that with you in another post soon. Thanks Brenda for a delightful Dylusions Day.

I am back out in the garden again today planting up my pots for the summer...the bees are humming out there already...bliss. Have a lovely Sunday and week,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello! How are you, having fun with your girlies again I see! :)
    Lots of fun with ink too, love all your designs!!!
    The weather is not so summery here I'm afraid! :(
    V xxx

  2. Beautiful inking work! Amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  3. Hello dear Jane! Oh your garden is so pretty and inviting! And Daisy Jane is growing like a flower and blooming beautifully! Your tags are amazing - the sentiment on this one sings to me.. I try to follow that muse. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. what wonderful techniques - great workshop - wish I lived closer to there! Daisy looks as adorable as ever! Big Hugs rachel xx

  5. Sweet Jane,
    So lovely you are getting so much special time with your Daisy! She really is growing so fast and you will be enjoying all these stages, love the way she was looking at YOU!
    xoRobin The weather looks perfect too!

  6. Your granddaughter sure is growing and so cute. Mine turned 6 years old last week! Oh my! Your tags look great....such a crafty, fun lady you are. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow! These tags turned out beautifully! And what a great way to start your post: with gorgeous pictures. I wish my garden looked like that and Daisy is adorable. It was fun to see these little slices of your life in addition to your art. The tag techniques you highlighted were nothing short of inspiring and I can only imagine how much fun you had skipping work and creating such masterpieces! I really enjoyed the blended backgrounds you created on your featured tags and love the bits of white to highlight the patterns and designs. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  8. Daisy is growing up so quickly, it's lovely to see her taking so much interest in things and loving her cuddles with grandma. Glad you enjoyed the Dylusions day, you did a great job covering all the techniques, creating things outside of your comfort zone and experimenting with new products. Enjoy your journal and I look forward to seeing what else you create. Have a great week xxx

  9. Beautiful tag Jane fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    hugs Dianne xx (DT)

  10. What a fun time you have been having with your gorgeous little Daisy, and your wonderful inks too! It's amazing what effects you can create and half the fun is discovering lots of new things. Your journal will be full of exciting pages!
    Happy week, Jane.
    Helen xox

  11. Fabulous multimedia, love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  12. Love your beautiful project. Very effective doodling. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  13. Hello dear Jane,

    Happy June!

    That sweet girl is growing each time I see her, and she is so cute! I am so happy you get to spend time together. And oh, your garden looks beautiful, all that green - happy creating in your studio!

    Many sunny greeting from here to all of you!


  14. Such fun with Daisy and what a beautiful tag! Looks like you have been having a great time!

  15. Great tag! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  16. gorgeous photo's as always Jane and wow your backgrounds are amazing love them all the beautiful colours and textures
    hugs Kate xx
    ps if you have entered my candy don't forget you can also enter the Wild Rose Studio Inspirational blog candy too :)

  17. Oh I love these precious pictures to bits! and your Tags are gorgeous! They would probably be perfect for my Friend Virginia's current challenge =>

  18. Gorgeous tag, I like the design. and the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo this time, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx


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