I can't believe how much fun it is to ride play (I've got Jingle Bells in my head lol) with Dylusions inks etc. Each time I get them out, and with nothing concrete in mind, the colours and designs just flow somehow. All I need is some more ink colours as I currently only have 6 of the 12 available, and you can never have too many stamps! (Hint, hint, Christmas is coming ....)
I thought I'd like to do something Christmasy with this page using 'Christmas Words' from Dylusions but what other stamps would I use? First up, I inked up the body from 'Pondering Petunia', changed her head, added an enormous hand, and gave her shortened legs/feet from 'Ruby Rainbow'. I then added one of the borders from 'Around the Edge'.
On with the colouring - first the border. For all the colouring on these pages I have just simply dipped a little paintbrush directly into the Dylusion ink and painted .... so easy. The colours are really vibrant, I just need more of them!
I decided I'd go with "Kiss you under the mistletoe ......." words but what was I going to use for branches. After searching through my stamp collection, I decided on a leaf from 'French Foliage' from Stampin' Up! I inked it up, stamped it, and thought 'oh no, this looks terrible' but stamped it a couple more times anyway thinking 'what a mess'. Then I painted it green and suddenly the 'mess' turned into 'hey that's actually ok'. To connect the branches to the frog princess, I stamped the ink splodge from 'French Foliage' using Fired Brick Distress Ink across the page. To finish off, I added dots of gold Liquid Pearls to the border and around the eyes, and lime green Stickles to the crown and randomly through the red splodges.
Now I know these pages are primarily white, but I don't mind and I'm happy with how it all came together. As I said earlier, you just need to start and somehow it flows and turns into a 'masterpiece'.