Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas Dylusions & Holidays are coming!

Here's a Christmas journal page I made for a challenge Dyan Reavely set on Facebook last week. It's also tying in with a Christmas theme over at It's Crafting Time this week. Pop over and have a look at our very talented design team to see what they've made. 


I made a background using the London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions ink just sprayed onto the page and then closed the journal to soak up the ink on the opposite page.

Then I use the large snowflake mask to spray water on the page and dampen off with a kitchen roll. This is Dyan's fab bleaching technique and works a treat on the snowflakes. It makes them look snowy white too, gorgeous. Then I used the small snowflake mask to spray the blue and the turquoise in small random places. I sneaked in a flying Santa sleigh stamp too from Inylicious!
 

I stamped the tree using the Christmas Accessories Dylusions stamps in various, green, brown and black  Archival inks.


I've outlined some snowflakes with a white Gelly Roll pen. I used a Tim Holtz Christmas music stamp with bright gold Distress Stain over the top of the page too. 


I used a mix of Dylusions stamps for the Snow King, Bits of this (skull head), Ruby Rainbow (body), Christmas Accessories (beard), and I drew the crown. I finished it all off by doing the black border and writing Ho Ho Ho and other Christmas related words in the stripes. I also got dotty happy with liquid pearls all over the page. Love these gorgeous beads of shimmeryness!


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On another note, I saw this last night.
I was on cloud 9!   How cool is this!
It will be coming to a town near you, check out the tour dates. (I think the website keeps crashing with all the traffic, but you should still be able to see a list).




But beware the roads leading up to it, will be gridlocked, park up and walk to it!
Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming!

17 comments:

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Michelle the colours and design are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Henny said...

Great card, I love the Snow King, he's so sweet.
That truck you saw... my son would love to see that too, so send him over please to the Netherlands!

Gabrielle said...

Love, love, love the journal but OMG! I would love to see the start of the holidays in real life! Off to check the website!!!

Anesha said...

Beautiful colours, wonderful piece.

Helen said...

Love the journal, but nooooooo it's too early I'm not ready!!!! for Christmas!

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous journal page, the colors and everything on it is great!

inkypinkycraft said...

What a wonderful and cheer make..stacked with vibrancy and colour!
Love the pics of the trucks too..how cool! Trace x

Helen said...

I watched Dyan's video of her Christmas page, and love what you did wth yours, great colours.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous page... I'm having a turquoise thing at the moment, so the background really hits the spot - but I'm absolutely blown away by that tree and the gorgeous golden music floating across it all: absolutely brilliant!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fabulous page, love the colors, the texture and all. Just great.
Thanks for sharing the photos :)

Jackie said...

Hi Michelle, what a wonderful selection of projects and photographs since my last visit :o)
Jackie xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous christmas page Michelle! I love the little red dots and the blue snowflake background.

Hopefully I will be starting on christmas stuff soon.

gayle said...

Fabby page, LOVE the tree!
Holidays are comin', holidays are comin' :) x

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a gorgeous page, Michelle! Love it! Thanks for sharing the photos, too! Hugs

maj. said...

What a wonderful creation, Michelle!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your journal page, Michelle. Gorgeous colors and such a funny sentiment!

Sandy said...

I love your journal page especially the colors you have used. Did you use gesso first? I cannot wait until I can get back to my art journal. I have never seen this coke truck.
Sandy

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