Rainbow Sprinkle

Afternoon, sharing the first page in my black square Dylusions journal. I bought the journal a few weeks ago but for some reason couldn’t get started in it!! Having done my monochrome doodled Digi Choosday challenge piece, which you can see here, it twigged how to get started in the black journal and this is the result.


Rainbow Sprinkles, Dylusions, Stamping, Stencils, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Dyan Reaveley


Step by Step

Used the Dylusions journal block and a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to create the frame.

Used circle stencil, from Clarity Stamps Basic Backgrounds A5 stencil set, to draw the circles inside the frame.

Doodled the frame and circles using a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen.

Added a faux stitch effect around the edge of the page using a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen.

Stamped the bird and flower, Dylusions stamp sets – Put A Bird On It and Doodled Blooms, onto a piece of pre-Coloured card stock, it was a left over piece of a master board that I’d created previously, using black Archival ink.

Add some extra detail to the bird and flower using Magic Color Fluid Acrylic inks.

Stamped the text from a Dylusions clear stamp set onto white card stock, using black Archival ink.

Adhered the flower, bird and text to the page using DecoArt Matte Medium.


Rainbow Sprinkles, Art Journal, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Stamping, Stencils



I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Tuesday Throwdown – #307 ATG

Ellibelle’s Creative Moments – Creatures & Critters Linky Party #6

A Bit More Time To Craft – #26 ATG 


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Always Flowers ….

Afternoon, been playing in my art journal with acrylic paints and stamps.




Created the base of the background using acrylic paints, in yellow, orange and purple.

Used various stencils, from Clarity Stamps & Creative Expressions, to add interest to scene using acrylic paints and a make up sponge.

Used various stamps, from Indigo Blu, Sheena Douglass, Tim Holtz & Hobby Art, to add to the background using Archival & Stazon inks in various colours.

Used a white gel pen to add some highlights and emphasis areas of the stenciled background.

Stamped the stems & leaves from Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set, using black Archival ink, directly on the art journal page.

On some white card stock stamped the flower heads & butterflies, also from Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set, using black Archival ink.

Coloured the flower heads, butterflies & stems with Faber Castell Pitt pens.

Used a script stamp, from Indigo Blu, to stamp over the flower heads.

Cut out the flower heads and butterflies and adhered to the page.

Stamped the quote, from a Card-io stamp set, using black Archival ink. Cut out and adhered to the page.

Used a stamp, from Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set, to create the border at the top and bottom of the page. Coloured with Faber Castell Pitt pens and used a white gel pen to add the dots.



Polkadoodles Daisy Days stamp set


Polkadoodles Little Kingdom stamp set


I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – 2/8 Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #21 Anything Goes

Retarte – #82 Anything Goes



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Digi Choosday – Week 14 – Anything Goes

Morning, it’s Tuesday so time for the new Digi Choosday Challenge.




This weeks theme is ‘Anything Goes’, so whatever your style or design, come on over and join in with the challenge.


I’ve created a page in one of my art journals, using the brilliant Ickyink Oddella with handbag digi stamp, a sentiment from the Stamp Soup Lavender Tea CD- ROM and I also used the Lavender Tea Stamp Soup and Lemonade Fizz Stamp Soup stamp sets in the background.


Digi Choosday, Week 14, Anything Goes, Art Journal, mixed Media



 Step by Step

1. I took the Oddella digi stamp into my graphics program, I used My Craft Studio, and crop and resized to fit my A5 page in my art journal.

2. I cropped and resized the sentiment from the Stamp Soup Lavender Tea CD-ROM.

3. Printed Oddella and the sentiment onto Ultimate Graphic paper, it’s my choice of paper when I’m colouring digi stamps with my alcohol pens. 

4. Coloured Oddella digi stamp with Copic pens & Sakura Stardust pens and then fussy cut her. Cut out the sentiment, I wasn’t very precise just cut by hand leaving enough room so I could add a border/frame with pen later.

5. To create the background on the A5 page, I used Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending inks in yellow, pink & orange.

6. Used my mini minsters with fluid acrylic inks diluted with water, I used Magic Color fluid acrylic inks, in yellow, orange and purple to spray/splatter the background.

7. Used stencils from Clarity Stamps, Tim Holtz & Dyan Reaveley together with the Creative Expressions Colour Cloud blending inks ( a dark purple & grey) to add depth to the background.

8. Used stamps from the Stamp Soup Lavender Tea and Stamp Soup Lemonade Fizz stamp sets, using Archival inks in various colours to add interest to the background.

9. Coloured the stamp hearts with a pink Faber Castell Pitt pen.

10.  Glued Oddella and sentiment in place using Art Deco Matte Medium, I also gave the whole page a thin coat of the matte medium.

11. Once the matte medium was dry, I coloured the sentiment with yellow & orange FC Pitt pens. Added some shadow around the stamped heart using a warm grey FC Pitt pen and highlighted Oddella with orange and yellow FC Pitt pens.

12. Used a Copic multi-liner pen to add a border to the page and the sentiment.


Don’t forget there’s a discount code over on the Digi Choosday Challenge to use at Polkadoodles for today only, don’t miss out!




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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Sisters of Craft – Challenge April ATG

Artistic Inspirations – Challenge #153 ATG 

Craft Your Passion – Challenge #306 ATG






Sing – Clarity Groovi

Afternoon, I’ve completed another parchment project, I’ve a little stash of on going prachment projects!



Sing, Clarity Stamps, Groovi Parchment




I used a few different plates and borders to create the design, colouring the flowers and bird with Promarkers. Securing the completed design with white brads onto some aqua card stock. Did some simple matting and layering before mounting onto a DL landscape card, embellishing the flower centers and border with liquid pearls, sprinkling with some glitter before the liquid pearl dried. 


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I’ll be entering the following challenges – 

Jades Sparkling Butterflies – Challenge #16 ATG

Cardz 4 Gals – Challenge #19 Springtime



Cherish, Clarity Groovi Plates

Afternoon, hope you are having a crafty day!

Finishing off some projects this afternoon, I’ve got quite a few parchment projects to complete.

This is one I completed today, I was brave and attempted picot edges!! I’ve still got to practice and this is by no means perfect but unless I practice the technique I’m not going to improve. I think I’ve figured out a few of my issues with the technique, I was putting the scissors into too far, I was trying to cut rather than snip and I was twisting the scissors rather than rolling them plus my piercing was not as neat as it should be.

Once I’d completed my design on the Groovi system, I used a variety of plates and borders, I did a little white work and coloured with Promarkers. I also repeated some of the designs on another piece of parchment so I could decoupage up elements. I’m not sure if you can see in the photo but I decoupaged up the large flower and the smaller leaves. 

I matted the parchment onto green card stock, using white brads to secure, and mounted onto the card blank with 3D foam pads. I decoupaged up the flowers and leaves with Pinflair 3D glue gel and used liquid pearls on the centre of the flowers.


Cherish, Clarity Stamps, Groovi Parchment



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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Clarity Stamp Challenge – #37 All About the Girls