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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

This could be the start of something.....big!!!

Hi there,
Well I have been playing with my new dylusions toys and experimenting!!!very inky and hugely fun..I have taken the plunge and bought a journal so here goes...my very first page!!!!!

I had a ball playing with the inks, layering with stencils and stuff!!! Hope you like what I have done for a first go!! Not sure where this experiment will lead but it is so exciting to find a whole new set of things to try!!! I love and admire many of the beautiful journals out there and am not sure mine will ever be like them but it is MINE !!!! and i am looking forward to filling the pages with inky me!! not literally obviously..

I have certainly embraced colour?!!! havent i?
My love is still the steampunky grungy stuff but boy this colour thing is addictive!!!

I have used lots of the new dylusions colour sprays, they are fab colours and very bright!! I also used some of dyans stencils and stamps, all new stash goodies, couldnt help but edge the page in black distress ink..i mean a whole page without distress!!?not gonna happen here?!

let me know what you think?!  be gentle!!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
anything goes @ http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/
bold and bright @ http://emergencycrafterschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
rainbow colours @ http://www.creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day!
Have a fab, fun and inky day!
Hugs trace x


  1. Wow your first journal page it's really FAB.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  2. I think it is just great!! Love the bright bold colours! I need to find a journal with thicker pages though because even if I gesso the pages before I start, the inks (sprays) go right through...which is ok on the unused pages but not on what I have already done...just warning you if your paper is think too!!

  3. Great layout, thanks for joining us at Emergency Crafters and good luck. Jax

  4. Hi Stace I love your journal but also your Dylusions sprays. It is fun to work with this. I have made yet many backgrounds and in comingdays I can made some work with it. I have already one on my blog. They have really brights and lovely colors. My try is to make journal pages like you. I hope to start this week, who knows I will like it.
    Lovely greet

  5. Love, love this Trace. Fabulous layers with those gorgeous colours and your opening page sentiment is perfect.
    Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  6. Your pages are gorgeous, a really great start to your art book :)

    Karen x

  7. Hi Trace, wow this is fantastic I love all the colour! you must have been right inky after making this!!
    Love the new blog design too.

  8. Fantastic start of what-so-ever... Wonderful pages.

  9. This is fabulous Trace! I am always in awe of your work, you are just so creative! Judy x

  10. Hi - think the pages are great ! Love the colours & the composition - the word blocks look very crisp in contrast - in your shoes I maybe would have tried softening the edges with some ink - but maybe they would have receded into the background too much ? Always fun to experiment ! I have one of the Dylusion inks I bought at Ally Pally but haven't tried yet - do they inks soak through your journal pages - would I have to stick pages together ? Hope you have brilliant fun with your new journal ! Ali x

  11. ...if this is your first set of pages Trace I look forward to seeing more!...superb work indeedy & another string to your very talented bow...Mel :)

  12. This is brilliant - you have more colours than I do and I don't have those b/g stamps! Lovely work. Look forward to seeing more and more and more as you become addicted... he, he xxx

  13. oh Hun,this is brilliant gosh those colours are amazing,and love those stamps you have used,stunning work Hun,love the new blog too,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  14. Fabby first page, journalling is very fun and very freeing too once you let yourself go {which i've still not quite mastered yet}

  15. Tracey, it's fantastic! You've jumped in with both feet... I know just what you mean about usually being the grungy gal but it's just impossible to resist these sprays. Your pages are wonderful!

  16. Gorgeous first page Trace! x

  17. This is such a fun and beautifully created page!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint! Hope to see you for our next challenge beginning on Sunday!
    CIP~ DT

  18. Really beautiful pages, I love the colours and the sentiment is fab. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx


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