Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Let's Play Tag and Get Dylusional!

    It's Wednesday and so I chose today to take a day off from tackling my frogs. I have been diligent about it since creating the journal spread and posting about it here. It really is therapeutic and energizing for sure- the more I tackle, the more I want to go thru and clean!

   On Monday, I went to my friend LuAnn's home to play with her new Dylusion ink sprays, stamps and stencils which you can purchase here. I brought along my take-along journal, tags, Inkadinkado spray inks and my favorite Balzer Design stencils. Man, did we go "dylusional"!! We spritzed and sprayed and sprayed and stamped and sprayed and stencilled on tags, on cardstock, on journal pages like there was no tomorrow!!  After we finally wore ourselves out and cleaned up, our hands (especially mine!) were pretty much covered with every color we used!! Good thing I didn't have to go out anywhere anytime soon :). I regret that I forgot my camera though :(

   Most of what we did went unfinished as backgrounds to add to, but I did manage to complete two tags:

   I used several spray inks for the background, along with Balzer Designs pomegranite stencil (which I LOVE!!!). On the left tag at the top I used my newly hand carved stamps(more on that after this) and on both tags used stamp images from at least several sets from the Dylusion line. I have to say too, that after using both the Inkadinkado spray inks and the Dylusion spray inks that there is no comparison-the Dylusion colors are the MOST vibrant and luscious colors one could ever hope for!!! Thank you so much LuAnn for a totally FUN day!!!

   I had mentioned in a previous post  that I'm taking a stamp carving class by Julie Balzer along with my friend Lenna.(Just click on the word "post" above and you can get more links there). We are creating tags for each other using our carved stamps. Lenna has finished her tags for our first lesson and you can see them here.  My tags for Lenna and I:

   I used acrylic paints and the pomegranite stencil for the background, stamped sentiment (Hero Arts) and heart with Jet Black Staz-On ink then drew the strings and ribbon and colored the balloon hearts in with watercolor crayons.

 There's a good chance of a thunderstorm or two so I think I'll go to my craft room and make the tags from my Lesson 2 stamps and start going thru my fabrics for an upcoming prayer flag Garden theme swap!

  Thank you for your lovely comments. I so appreciate your support.

                     Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving;
                   make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!  
                                                                                    Amanda Bradley


  1. Linda - Your tags are gorgeous!!!!!!
    Thank you for a wonderful, creative day on Monday. Can't wait to get DYLUSIONAL again soon!!!!!!!!

  2. ah, your tags make me smile so much, Linda! Really nice, all of them! xoxoxo

  3. Love these Linda! the colors are so fun! I feel out of the loop with products like this now (knew more when I frequented two peas). Hope you have a great Memorial Weekend!


  4. WOW! So glad to hear that you and LuAnn had a day to create with each other. Those dylusional sprays (and her stamps) look like so much fun. Love the tags you've made and also those for you and Lenna! Your little carved heart is adorable! Many years ago, I carved my own stamps, too. Cana't wait to see more of yours!


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