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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Playing with Dylusions

Good morning all - I hope you are well and happy! I am both - I think my fasting yesterday was very a very valuable experience - it wasn't even too hard!

Well last night I had the chance to play with my dylusions - I only have two colours until Christmas when I'll be getting 6 more - so I apologise in advance - I think they may become a regular feature - love them to bits - they're so easy to use and the colours are just fab. Anyway - my second make - you get to see my first tomorrow - is a journal page featuring a two characters from the scrapbook stamp society called Eleanor and pickles. Pickles is the frog in the back pack and Eleanor is the girl in the unfeasibly large glasses. She's by Heather Valentin and was a freebie. See Heather's Purimagination blog for details

this is the reverse of the front cover for my happy troll journal (here). I've sprayed the whole page in the yellow dylusions then added a butterfly and flower mask from creative expressions and sprayed in green dylusions. That created the background - then I coloured Eleanor and pickles in promarkers and cut her out. I stamped the letters using the current clarity classroom set from create and craft using butterscotch adirondack as the filler - then stuck eveything on the journal page and added the daisies (from Duck pond Crafts).

I'd like to enter Eleanor and Pickles into the following challenges:
lexiscreations: Anything but a card
IDIC:robynsfetishchallengeblog Back to school
scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog: Jounalling
craftpunked: Pets
anythingbutacard: Texture
thestampingboutiquechallengeblog: Back to school

Hope you have a great Wednesday - I start back with rainbows tonight - we're starting a wallace and gromit challenge badge so I'm very excited! It'll be good to see how the new rainbows fit in and how the group has changed since the older girls left for Brownies!

Big inky hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Hi Rachel, well done for managing the fast! Well done to on the dylusions front, I can't seem to master them at all. Eleanor and Pickles are really cute characters - love Eleanor's glasses! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Well the dylusions look interesting Rachel, I can see me looking at them when we go to Harrogate. The card is lovely, gorgeous image

  3. This is gorgeous Rachel. I love the image and the colours.
    I hope you have fun with the Rainbows tonight!
    hugs Sue

  4. This is brilliant love the colours hugs Ginny ♥

  5. Fantastic creation!! I love the colours, image everything, it looks so cool! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

  6. This is terrific! Love the shape, the embellishments, the colors and the image. Wonderfully done. Thanks for joining us at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE!

  7. Hi Rachel. Such a lovely idea to have a Journal, and such wonderful detail too.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creationjs and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  8. This is gorgeous, lovely colours and image, the whole idea is inspirational and would make an amazing gift for a family member or a friend. Thank you for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  9. Hello Rachel, This is gorgeous, looks like you've been having fun! I love it.
    Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, I've not had much time to get round all my favourite blogs.
    Thanks for visiting my blog I do appreciate it. Hugs Teresa xx

  10. Gorgeous Rachel, looking forward to seeing what else you make with the Dylusions! Karen x

  11. You've done a great job showing her your coloring.


  12. I love this creation! You have done fabulous with the dylusions that you do have! And how lucky are you to be getting 6 more! I LOVE the flowers, and the little frog in the bag! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  13. I love this and the flowers are so pretty!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at ABAC :) :)

  14. This is fab Rachel, I always love your handmade backgrounds, great image.

  15. love the back ground so creative and works so well with the whole layout, great image too
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Eleanor and Pickles look so much fun and I agree: dylusions are just wonderful (but very messy!). A lovely, fun piece.
    Thanks for joining us at ABAC and I hope you'll share with us again soon.

  17. Eleanor and Pickles are a fun image & Dylusions are fun to play with too. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique. Please come back again for the next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  18. Lovely, I love pickles peaking out of the backpack. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  19. I absolutely love the colour choices you made. Elenor and Pickles is super cute I will have to check them out. Thank you for sharing your craftiness with us over at the Stamping Boutique. Hope to see you again there soon. Cheers,Crystal

  20. So cute! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  21. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  22. Cute. I need to get some of those mists. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.


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