Well, who would have thought it? I actually have my November pages ready and it's only 3rd November LOL! This month is a homage to all things Dylusional (which is just as well as there is a very exciting announcement over on Dyan's blog today but more about that in a moment ....) I had my camera at the ready when I created my pages for this month so here is a little step-by-step.
First of all I painted by background using Teal and White, using a large flat paintbrush, leaving broad brushstrokes. I left quite a lot of white areas:
Over the lighter areas I added some Mustard paint by scraping with a credit card:
Then I reached for the Basic Backgrounds stamps. I LOOOOOVE these stamps, they are soooo useful. I used the same shades of paint and randomly stamped the letters, numbers and lego dots all over the pages. It's ok to use paint on your stamps as long as you clean it off straight away, it's what baby wipes were invented for! The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice that I stamped some of my letters upside down ha! But, do you think I mind? No! I like them upside down :-)
Here's a closer look:
Then I added some spray inks and allowed them to dribble down the page, and also tipped the journal so that some dribbles went sideways. I used Sunshine ink spray, and then a mix of Teal with water, and added a little mica powder.
At this point I felt it still needed a little more so I added some scrapes of Lime paint with a credit card and a few touches and splats of black:
Here's another close-up:
I love the vine stamps from the Further Round the Edge set, so I stamped them around some of the edges of the journal and then painted the leaves in with Teal ink spray (just spray a little on your craft mat, add a touch of water and then pick up with a paintbrush):
At this point I like to see how it's going to look when I add the daily squares, so I rummaged through my paper collection and picked out some nice bright colours which I trimmed into squares of 1 1/2":
And finally I added a stamped image, using the body from Pondering Petunia and a head from the Dependable Dotty set. Of course she needed a bird on her head so I reached for the Birds on a Wire set, and then added a few extra birds around the page:
Phew! All ready to be filled in. Don't forget, if you want to link your calendar page so we can all take a lookie you can find the link here.
Now, back to that exciting announcement over at Art from the Heart ..... Dyan has had us all on tenterhooks for a while, hinting at a big announcement, well now the cat is out of the bag! Dyan will now be a Signature Designer at Ranger no less! WOOOOP WOOOOP! Well done Dyan! Have a look at Dyan's blog here for her announcement, and a look here for the official Ranger announcement. I love everything that Dyan does, and I also love everything Ranger so as far as I am concerned this is a match made in heaven :-)
Byeee for now ......