Friday, 10 May 2013

Ooh la la!!

Couture Collection - Night at the Opera - by Dylusions

I had fun playing with the Couture Collection by Dylusions the other day. I stamped the figure onto good quality paper, and then coloured with Distress Inks. I used Picked Raspberry (although for ages I thought it was called Pickled raspberry LOL!), and than added some shading with Aged Mahoganay and Vintage Photo. I doodled some white polka dots on the dress with a white Signo Uniball pen.

Background stamp: Papillon by Tim Holtz

I created the background using the Tim Holtz wrinkle-free Distress techniques and stamped the background with Distress Stain.



I don't often make neat and clean cards these days, and when I do I usually spoil it and get a fingerprint on it or something! But sometimes occasion calls for a card, so here it is!


Yesterday I taught a fun and messy Dylusions class at Art from the Heart. We had a go at a journal page like this:

And a tag like this:

It was a quiet and chilled-out day because everyone was concentrating on either cutting out or colouring in LOL!!

Here they are hard at work:



And a here's a few gorgeously colourful and fun tags that they made:


Before you go, you might want to take a peek at a quick video I made of my Junk Journal:




Right, I'm off to do a spot of housework (Bleurgh!) Not sure why I'm bothering ... it's the weekend so it will only get messed up again. Maybe I should paint instead ?? ...... Byeeeee!

32 comments:

  1. I just got that couture stamp too, it is fab - love how you've used it here. Your junk journal is fabbydozy!

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  2. Well you learn something new every day! I thought it was pickled raspberry as well lol

    Love all the colours you have used and the polka dots are fab on the dress.

    Absolutely love the blue one with the fishes - its just fab-u-lous

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  3. Wow Kate your two "Posh" cards are so different and lovely, gorgeous dress forms by Dy.
    I am so jealous of your Tag workshop. Angie and I will deffo be over in the Summer. Off to Port Sunlight for a spend tomorrow.
    I won with Craft Stamper magazine a few weeks ago and Katy sent me TWO sets of Dy's stamps, the Monster Mash and Mischeivous Malcom, cannot wait to use them, arn't I a lucky girl. Debbiex

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    1. Oh wow! Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper - lucky girl!

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  4. gorgeous work, as always, kate. got to meet dyan this week. were your ears ringing? :}

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  5. I love your couture pages and I read pickled raspberry at first also!!

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  6. Stunning pieces Kate, love them all.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  7. Wonderfully created cards and pages! But that tag is most definitely a favorite of mine! I love the saying and that character works so well for it.

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  8. Stunning as ever
    Happy craftin
    Rebecca

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  9. Love the cards a lot. And your tag and page are also very pretty.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  10. The class and workshop looks like fun! But the what you do wiyh the Dylusionstamps is beautiful! At first I thought they were paperpieced, but with the great shades...Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  11. I love the cards. You do such clever shading. When they add an 8th day to the week I will defintely come to one of your classes to learn how to shade properly.

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  12. WOW!! Stunning projects, the couture pieces are so beautiful. Love how you use colours. Btw, I always want to say "pickled raspberry", no idea why!

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  13. I love what you've done with that stamp Kathryn!! I have it too and have not had a clue how to use it, thanks for the great ideas, you are so clever and I adore your work!!

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  14. Thanks for showing us how to create your fab card and hanger in a great class this morning. Off to decorate bottles!

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  15. Oh my, what fabulous makes! Jo x

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  16. I just love your junk journal!! I think I may have to forget the house work & make one!

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  17. you mean its not pickled raspberry, I always thought the same, makes more sense than picked!! beautiful couture work too, as always x

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  18. Love all the colors and layered compositions-especially the couture pieces-magnifique!!

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  19. Hey Kate! When I opened this and first saw the first picture I thought immediately WOW! Oh child, this is so pretty I just can't stand it. Beautifully done Sugar. And then I continued to scroll down and was amazed and I marveled at all the gorgeous color and combinations of colors. I loe that crazy frog with the fish eating each other. I guess that describes the world as we know it today!! Thanks for the video!!
    Sandy

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  20. Great stuff Kate, love your dimension !

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  21. Ooh la la - how I love that card!

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  22. Love the junk journal Kate---is it just a loose leaf file that you've altered?
    Fabulous!

    Jacqueline

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    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      I made my junk journal from scratch using old cereal boxes, recycled packaging, corrugated cardboard etc. I bound it together with my bind-it-all. I added any old junk inside - clothing tags, envelopes .... ! Great fun :-)

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  23. Wow I LOVE the ooh la la card!!! What a gorgeous background you created! I adore your work so much. When I'm having a bad day, seeing something you've done can make it so much brighter. Thank you!

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  24. I just found your blog and love the dresses! Did you cut them out and lay them over the backgrounds? I can't figure out how you did it. If they are cut, you are a scissor goddess as I can see no edges.

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  25. I just found your blog and admire your work. For the dresses, did you stamp and cut from a different piece of paper? I don't see any edge lines but can't figure any other way to keep the backgrounds out of the dresses.

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    1. Hi Lisa, Yes, I stamped the dresses on a piece of paper and cut them out before adding to my background, But I am not a scissor Goddess LOL! I either cut out and then colour, taking the ink over the edge of the shape, OR cut out and then sponge ink around the edge to lose the white edge. Hope that helps. Kate x

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    2. You inspired me to play with the dresses and hats stamps all day today. I'm still going with scissor goddess, though........:)

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  26. Very nice your job, I love it, and get inspirations and give the credits on my blog - http://objetosbydea.blogspot.com/2014/02/oh-la-la.html , to make a notebook mixed media.
    Kisses from Brasil.
    Andréa Teixeira

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