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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Let's create a rainbow (by Lesley)

Today I want to show you how easy it is to create a rainbow landscape using Dylusions Ink Sprays and the Sketchy Doodle Landscape stamp set.
  • To create the background spritz a selection of Dylusions Sprays randomly across a sheet of A4 160gsm white paper/card. (I used Bubblegum Pink, Calypso Teal, Lemon Zest and Cut Grass). Dry each colour with a heat gun before spraying the next. This gives a layered effect and provides you with more control over the blending of the colours. Once finished allow to dry completely.
  • Using a Versafine Onyx Black inkpad stamp the landscape scene on the background paper. Then ink the individual flowers and stamp on different coloured areas of the background paper. You will need five flowers. Finally, ink up one of the trees and once again stamp onto the paper.
  • Cut out the flowers and tree. Crimp the edges of the flowers with your fingers to give a crinkled appearance. Curve the tree slightly to add dimension.

  • Cut out the landscape and attach to a piece of dictionary paper using 3d foam pads. Add the flowers and tree using silicone glue or glue gel. Trim the dictionary paper to suit your frame, which can either be left its natural colour or stained with Brushos or spray inks. 
  • Finally, fix the landscape into the frame.
Colouring an A4 piece of paper is a quick way to create a background which can have a variety of uses, including die cutting and stamping. Why not try stamping over it with a selection of the Sketchy Doodles Flowers which you can then cut out and use for embellishments. Or die cut a selection of shapes which you can use for sentiments. And always make a batch of backgrounds in one go, that way you will have a good selection to choose from. After all, if you're going to get inky you might as well make it worth while!

Thanks for looking and don't forget that there is a new project every day created by one of the talented Design Team girls.


  1. Beautiful Lesley, a vibrant scene to brighten up the day. Love the text background in contrast to the zingy colours, and the green frame makes a perfect setting for this lovely project. Judith xx

  2. Great how the sun likes to make a line on your work; it let;s the sun shine inside with all those fresh colours!

  3. Wow, I love the bright vibrant colours you've used, a great idea too. I shall be getting my dylusions out and giving this a go.

    Sue xx

  4. Beautiful bright colours and great background too.

  5. Terrific the way you have made it look as there is a stream of sunlight falling across the landscape & it's reflected in your frame as well - almost as if it's bounced off the image. The dimension of the tree & flowers is a lovely touch. The neutral dictionary paper provides a perfect foil for the vibrant colours of both image & frame.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. This is beautiful and love the zingy colours Lesley and looks so pretty in the frame with the old dictionary page behind. x

  7. What a great way to make a background. I love those brightly coloured inks you have used too.

    Jackie x

  8. Wow, what a lovely project Lesley! Like these rainbow colors and the sun is really shining here! xxMiranda

  9. Lovely landscape indeed, simpe and very effective! Coco xx

  10. Very original use of material for the background, love it


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