Thursday, 28 June 2018

SHINY NEW JOURNAL, AND THE PROMISED STEP BY STEP....

That's mine then, the shiny new journal!  We recently got a few large Dylusions Journals in stock and as they seem much more robust than any other ones I have, I decided to take one on holiday last week to Northumberland.  The aim at the moment being to mess about in it with simple sketches, layouts, collage, and stamping.  Only a couple of pages (large square ones) completed so far, but I hope to keep going with it, and also keep you up to date with progress (watch this space)....



There is a wealth of flowers and grasses to be found in the sand dunes at Embleton beach (hence the harebells above).  It is a very beautiful spot, and with nice weather you could be anywhere in the world.....



I was going to watch the England football game tonight, and be a little bit supportive, but soon got bored I'm afraid, and here I am writing this instead!  Teamie Sylvie recently sent me a great step by step in photographs, and as mentioned on Facebook the other day, here are the steps tonight.....

The super finished card...


The steps to create the background...













Loving the burnt oranges and greens Sylvie used - skies look great in strong colours. Thanks very much for sharing!!

And thanks to you for checking in.  Hope it's been interesting, and catch up with you again soon.
By the way we have just put some 'being retired' stamps, plus other bits and bobs, into the Special Offers pages section on the website at cracking prices.  As the saying goes - 'once they are gone, they are really gone!'

Back soon,
Jean x


16 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jean, your journal pages are gorgeous, wonderful design and colours.
Thank you Sylvie for the tutorial, and your card is stunning, I love the deep rich colours you've chosen and the fabulous flamingos stamp,brilliantly designed, Kate x x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the start of your journal Jean and I look forward to seeing it’s progression. Your photos are stunning too and they really capture the beauty of the Northumbrian coast. Many thanks to Sylvie for her fabulous photo tutorial. The card is gorgeous and I’m always in awe of anyone who can use a brayer. I do possess one but the only time mine comes out is when I use it with my Gelli Plate. I’m like you Jean, soon board with the football, especially tonight but on the plus side, it’s a perfect time for making samples! Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

Jannet said...

What a beautiful beach, it looks like you had a fabulous time, and all captured in your journal. So nice to keep a record of happy times, to look upon in years to come.A gorgeous card and step by step by Sylvia too xx

Pat said...

We were in Northumberland a couple of years ago and had the most memorable holiday, and I love your two pages full of interesting bits and pieces to remind you of it Jean. Thank you to Sylvia for the great step by step, and the flamingos look really at home in that wonderful scene with the beautiful hot and spicy colours. x

Anne said...

Loving your step by step tutorials! Thank you Sylvia for a stunning project! How beautiful is your journal/sketch book! What a super idea!Such lovely photos, we are off to a beautiful sandy beach near us tomorrow, yay!

Chris Cresswell said...

Love your journal so far Jean! But 'simple sketches' they are not. They are exquisite! Beautifully coloured too. Thankyou for including the step by step too. Very helpful tips!

Jackie P Neal said...

jean, your journal is gorgeous!!Would love to see even more photos!

Thanks Sylvie for the step-out. Your card is just lovely!
Jackie xo

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Wonderful to see how you built up the background. Hugz

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous journal pages and photos!! They are true dreams! :)
Thanks for the tutorial by Sylvia, amazing vibrant colours for that scene!

Flo Langley said...

Super journal pages Jean. Fabulous photos of Embleton beach. Lovely inspiration for beach themed projects. Wonderful tutorial and project from Sylvie. Off to check out the special offers...thank you both :) Have a great weekend everyone.
Flo x

Craftyfield said...

You are off to a good start with your new journal, Jean! Lovely pics of the beaches too. Thanks to Sylvie for the step by step, I do like working on glossy paper with inks, but more of that soon...

Coco said...

Fantastic step-by-step by Sylvie!!! I love her card to bits, and that's a great way tu use these large CI glossy sheets... I only combined them with paints so far and here the result looks shiny and very good too.
Merci Sylvie !!
I also love the pics inside your dylusions journal, Jean. Just so beautiful... I have to play more in this way in mine.
Happy weekend to you, Malcolm and Everyone, I hope that you enjoy some good weather!
Coco xx

nefertiti/Sylvie said...

Love your journal page Jean!!!Lovely pics too!!
I wish you a lovely sunday! and good luck for the football!!!!

Thank you all for your kindly comments.

Hugs,

Sylvie

Dora said...

fantastic creations!! Beautiful to see. Also good that tutorial of Sylvie. What a idea to use a brayer. Thank you for showing!

Gerrina said...

Looks like a great spot on this planet to relex!
The step by step makes a gorgeois card! Hugs, Gerrina

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

stunning AJ page, and thank you for the tutorial, very inspiring !