Sunday, September 23, 2012

AND NOW I PRESENT....A DYLUSIONAL PROJECT!

Good EVENING ALL!

Please allow me to present my latest bit of 3-D Dylusional Art....My Dylusional School Bus and an Inspiration Emporium Monthly Challenge of ABC's and 123's....

Now you know I can't show you pictures without a paragraph or two first LOL!  ....So, tonight I wanted to once again thank my good buddy Lady Dy, Dyan Reavesley, who is just about the funniest, most creative and GORGEOUS lady I know.  She has given me so much inspiration to just be and create...



Dyan's line of Dylusions ink sprays and stamps from Ranger can be found at Inspiraion Emporium.  The Dylusions Range has once again allowed me feel totally free to create and get crazy with Dyan's bright colored sprays and her whimsical stamps....OK, so  I'm a fan!    LOL!  You will be too if you give it a try....I promise it's addictive!  :)

In trying to keep with the, "I will post this tonight" statement I made in an earlier blog post and by gum....I have 30 minutes to get this posted.  It's 11:30 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time....So without further ado...May I present...

The Dylusional School Bus!










Supplies Used May be Found At Inspiration Emporium...

Stamps:

Figural-

Traveling Travis
Ruby Rainbow
Doolally Dorris
Pondering Petunia
Love Struck Lucy
Curious Corrin
Tallulah Tripp

Flowers-
How Does You Garden Grow

Bus Details-
Further Around The Edge

Stencils:

School Bus Lettering-
Letter Jumble Stencil

Ink Sprays:

Bus Body-
Pure Sunshine
Lemon Zest
Postbox Red

Medium Weight Chipboard
Wooden Dowel- Axle and Steering Wheel Column
Wooden Wheels
Brads - Lights
Bottle Caps - Headlights
Clear Crystal Bling - Headlights
Tim Holtz Sizzix- Gear Die - Steering Wheel
Adirondack Silver Paint Dabbers - Bus Grill

Well That's it Folks!  I hope you like it!  Have an awesome weekend!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

82 comments:

  1. WOWEE!Your projects are always well worth the wait Jim!! I dare say Miss Dyan Reavely will be absolutely thrilled with your latest Dylusional project!!

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  2. Wow Jim takes me back to my hippy days lol. Great job love it don't know how you do it.

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  3. oh wow! that is soooo awesome!!! love it!

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  4. How fun is this bus? Love it Jim. Made me giggle when I saw Mr Froggy driving. You did Lady Di proud my friend. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I want to ride that school bus. Great project Jim.

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  6. Woot I wish my school bus was this cool. Love it! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. YOu Rocked it out my friend!! you are a super star!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. OMG !!!! |I want to live in it and tour America with you, lol My flabber is well and truly ghasted matey. You are Dylusional, lol mwah xxx

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  9. Holy moly!!! This is bloomin brilliant jim!!! I'm up for a road trip in that bus too!!!

    Awesome!!

    Kaz x

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    1. we can be Thelma and Louise with Jim as Pee Wee Herman, what a road trip that would be lol x

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  10. Wow its fabulous - I have just treated myself to some dylusion sprays but not had chance to play yet - already own half of her stamps!

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  11. This is Fabulous!!!!!!
    Love all the people and beastpeople in this bus!!!
    When come this bus to Holland driving??? lol
    Kind regrads Patricia

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  12. Amazing work Jim! The color and details are fabulous.

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  13. Dyan said this was fabulous and it is, you are so talented, love the bus.

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  14. Wow, Dyan was right You are amazing! I love it!

    Love from the Netherlands

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  15. Brilliant - has made me smile alot - keep going back to the pictures to decide who would be on my bus! x

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  16. WOW!! and double WOW!! THAT is amazing! So bright and colourful and made me really smile!! Thanks for that......Jackie x

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  17. OMG>>>>so playful, colorful and HAPPY! I love, love, love, love, love it! And, where'd you get the photos of all the kids I went to school with back in the 70's? LOL Really, Jim...you just keep getting better and better!

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  18. I've come via Dyan's blog and all I can say is WOW! Fantabalosy man, I am so impressed, this is awesome! Best wishes barb x

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  19. as always fantastical work!!! in awe of your creativity!

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  20. Wow Jim. This is fan fabby tastic. I've treated myself to some Dylusions, but I'm too scared to even open the bottles. I'm one of these neat perfectly symmetrical crafters

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  21. WOW... I would go back to school if I could ride a bus like that... fantastic work here and oh, so creative!!!

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  22. I am totally amazed by your project and I love how you think outside the box with your fantastic 3D crafting. I have created a tag for the challenge but I'm almost embarrassed to link it now! You are Inspirational!

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  23. You are a crafting ROCK STAR! Wow.. just found you through Pinterest. I would love, love, love to feature you on my blog.. hope you stop by and share your crafty awesomeness at my Pink Hippo Party.. @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com
    I am your newest follower!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  24. Bonnietailor- LaVonne PfeilerSeptember 23, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    I LOVE IT!!!!! I love your site. I get a kick out of you and check everyday,sometimes twice. Jim are you going to sell this. I have been driving a school bus for 26 years, special needs and big bus charters all across the country as my husbands job moves us. Love the JOB and KIDs have to have this. If no sale how about a pattern, but I think mind won't look the same. PLEASE SELL ME THIS

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  25. Once again, a totally awesome project Jim! You never cease to amaze. I find Dylusion sprays and stamps very therapuetic and of course great fun. It really does bring back memories of the Partridge Family.

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  26. Makes me smile! Reminds me of the Partridge Family bus!

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  27. Great job! I cant help but smile when looking at it. The vibrant colors and fanciful people are awesome. Brings me back too..... You're a treasure Jim.

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  28. OMG...this is stunning...Dyan sent me and sends you big snogs!! lol
    I really really love what you create~!!! Its wonderfull.... going to vistit your blog every day..
    Greetings from Annek, Amsterdam...xxxx

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  29. Wow...how fun! Love the colors and the stamps you used, and that adorable frog driver! Reminds me when I was young and would watch the Partridge family ride on their fun bus! How I wanted one!! Thanks for sharing. You are so talented.

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  30. Oh this made me smile. This is so wonderful.Di

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  31. WOW..does this go back to the Beatle's St Pepper...soooo cool!!!! LUV IT

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  32. I can tell you had tons of fun making this!! It's fun to look at!! As others have said... it reminds me too of the Partridge Family bus. Your amazing project just goes to show we all have an inner hippie!! I love it!!!

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  33. Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning and I can see that you had a blast making this beauty!

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  34. ooooooh sorry..forgot to mention the the cool background..are those your dylusional leaves???
    looks great..amazing talent Jim!!!!

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  35. June-Marie (mermaid49)September 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    WOW - WHERE ARE MY SUNGLASSES!!!!!!....my twin grandbabies would love this bus!

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  36. FAR-OUT!!! That's what we used to say back in the 70's when something was awesome. I love the frog driving the bus, and the passengers hanging out the windows, PRICELESS!

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  37. Loving your new fall background on the blog. Happy Fall y'all!

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  38. You are forgiven for coming to the bus stop late! This is really fun! I think I see myself looking out the back window. I ADORE the headlights. Now if you can get this bus to run over the scorpions and tarantulas, you really have something. Glad you survived the weekend almost intact and was still able to create!

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  39. Loving this project - what incredible inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. WOW, that is a bus! I love it. Totally AWESOME! Jim, you take me back to my childhood. LOL. What a creative mind you have. Keep the projects coming. YOU ROCK!!! Hugs Cyndie

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  41. Flower power to you!
    Peace and love...
    Groovy man!

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  42. The scary part is the people in thebus look my college crowd from the 60's..And one of them even had a vw bus with flowers....um .....but I was a mere child .....just sayin!!!!!

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  43. OMG!! Are you from this planet? Your creations are out of this world amazing!! Wow can't stop smiling...I want to touch and look in the windows so I don't miss anything or anybody! Wow!

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  44. Are you sure you aren't a child from the 60's??? LOL Takes me back to my Flower Power days. All I can say is....ROAD TRIP!!! Who's up for one???

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  45. i love the green driver. looked all over and still can't find susan. ok enuf of the funny. this is a great idea and so time appropriate. very clever m'boy!

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  46. OMGS! That is AMAZING/BRILLIANT/ STUNNING sorry words cannot express... This is simply over the top. Absolutely LOVE this one...Thanx so much for sharing it...Next time you think you can make a VW Bus ;)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  47. Jim, my husband is a 5th grade teacher! This project has, therefore, typed the English major, a special place in my heart! And you can let Dy know that you are paying her lessons forward - I am learning from you to just be and create! XOXO

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  48. That's one wild and wicked school bus Jim. Looks like a great way to spend your weekend - sore toe propped up and inky fingers, as you were dreaming up this fun project. Like I have been saying, your definitely on a roll. What's next Scorpion King???????? You rocked this one.
    Marcie

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  49. I'm good to see that the scorpian and tarantula's haven't affected your brillian creative mind at all. This is awesome...I thought of the partridge family bus immediately. Another job well done my friend. I love it!

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  50. This is FABULOUS! I am so in love with this project. BRILLIANT!

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  51. Your amazing bus just radiates pure JOY! I know it takes a lot of us on a time-travel trip back to the sixties - it sure does me. You took Dyan and her products and ran with them to the max. Wonderful. After Friday night, I don't know how you resisted adding Dyan's spider stamp to the bus. Lol.Thanks very much for sharing this with us.
    By the way, I love your new background.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  52. What a fun bus! You have done Dyan proud - it is fabulous! I love your new leafy background too.

    Lynn Hardy

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  53. So very groovy. Started humming the partridge family theme song-C'mon get happy! A whole lotta loving' is what we'll be bringing'. Wow, I just dated myself! You are certainly one talented dude. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. "The wheels on the bus go round and round all day long". omg Jim this is utterly, utterly fantastic. You are one amazing Dylusional'gentleman crafter'! Love it, love it, love it! lol Susiesu ps Dyan Revealey sent me and sent you big snogs - MWAH!

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  55. wow, what a fun project Jim. Can I go 4 a ride.lol
    Hugz
    Tonniece

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  56. Reading the comments is so much fun. Love the bus and I would gladly join the touring company. Great job. thanks as always for sharing.

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  57. what a wonderful job! I swear Mr Gentlman, you are so talented and you absolutely crack me up! Yours is one of the few blogs I HAVE to visit every day! Thanks for the inspiration and the laughs!

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  58. Thumbs up Mr. Jim.(Scorpian man) (spiderman)
    I love the school bus. Will you be writting a tutorial? My friend ownes a school bus company, and my husband drives a bus. Years ago I drove a van route. Love the bus.
    Margaret Ann

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  59. Wonderful, Jim--love the Froggy driver! Does the chipboard get soggy when you spray it? Do you spray before or after putting the bus together? Anyhow, very cool tribute to Dyan!

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  60. Every superlative you can think of, times a million. Just awe-inspiring.

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  61. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the bright wonderful colors. This is just genious.

    Kimmie <3

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  62. Wow! Not that wow really covers it. Your dylusional projects are getting better & better, in such a short period of time. Your diorama was do awesome I didn't think it would be possible to improve on it. But this bus is incredible. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. Crafty Hugs, Theresa

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  63. Dylusionally Fun ... "I'll take that ride !" I love it !

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  64. Tomorrow the world, well, I think you've covered that, or how about the moon! Love it. Truly Dylally! (via Dylan's blog and the Fan FB page!) EmmG, Bristol, England.

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  65. This is phenomenal!!! I want to ride on that bus ;)

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  66. That bus is so awesome! Groovy, man!

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  67. Jim this bus is freaking awesome...love everything about it....I love Dyan...I just have a few stamp sets but am working on getting them.Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us all.....

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  68. Well I'll be da....rned! It's the Partridge Family! lol I grew up in the 60's, so I saw many buses painted just this way! Beautiful job Jim.
    TFS Hugs, Jes

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  69. I can't help but sing the partridge family in my head! This is so crazy cool!!! You are awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  70. Jim, you really do have to stop sneaking around my house and peeking at my friends! Again another perfet project for my dearest friend and close neighbor who IS A Bus Driver! So guess I will be using this set of pictures to make a bus next (just as soon as I finish the lighthouse lol) Now if you could just take a break and visit someone else's house I would appreciate it :) Thanks for sharing and definitely inspiring!

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  71. How much is it to buy a ticket and ride

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  72. Jim first time visitor after Dyan mentioned your blog OH MY Goodness! I love the bus I put it on my blog with a link to yours to share with all my followers hope that was ok. Love your creations!!!!

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  73. That is crazy cool and so awesome! Good for you!

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  74. I love to keep visiting your site to see this bus! Fabulous!

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  75. This bus is just awesome. I wish the School bus I drive looked as good as this does...

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  76. Really fun!!! All of you're work is amazing. Thanks for sharing you art... I'm your newest fan.
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    Cre8n4u

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