Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Dyan!

Good Morning Everyone!

 It's Dyan's Reaveley's Birthday! Yahooooo!  Happy Happy Birthday Dyan!

She is the Queen of Dylusions!  An Amazing Red Head!  An Awesome Artist! She's Funny, Witty and last but not least...A Beautiful Lady Inside and Out!  Thank You Dyan for being such a HUGE inspiration in my life!


 

 



Today, in honor of Lady Dy's Day, I wanted to make a birthday present using her amazing range of products!  A bit of a back story here...When I think of Dyan, not only do I think of bright, fun and happy stamps and inks, but I also think of her traveling around the world sharing her joy of teaching all things Dylusions.  Which made me think of...Airplanes?  Trains?  Automobiles? ...Or, I guess it was more like thinking and looking around my studio and finding a HUGE Styrofoam ball that was desperate for someone to do something with it...

So...A Dylusional Hot Air Balloon was born....Yep, there is no mistake it's been dyusionized!







The hot air balloon basket was made from a round paper mache box that was covered with stamped and sprayed paper from my spare Creative Journal.  (Love the paper in these journals!) The Huge 8-inch Styrofoam ball that I mentioned above, got a couple of coats of Gesso and then was spritzed with London Blue Dylusions Ink Spray.  The uprights that hold the balloon up and attached to the basket, are 3/16 dowels covered with raffia. Then came Dyan's characters, flowers and pennants.  Let me tell you, it's been a while since I've done this much fussy cutting!  LOL!  It was a blast to make and I hope she likes it!

Once again, I want to remind everyone to visit yesterday's blog post to not only wish Dyan a Very Happy Birthday, but grab a chance to win the Dylusional Delights Birthday Giveaway!

Follow this link Here:
http://www.thegentlemancrafter.com/2014/03/a-dylusional-celebration-birthday.html

Happy Birthday Lady Dy!  Thanks for being such a sweetheart and of course bringing the Wonderful World of Dylusions into my life!

Thanks For Coming By Everyone!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


46 comments:

  1. Great, great pictures of Dyan, really catches her inner and outer beauty!

    Jim her gift is out of this world, you did and amazing job! The colors are brilliant as is the design!

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  2. Jim, you're not kidding when you said it was a lot of fussy cutting. It was all well worth it, love all the cool people in the balloon, another great creation. Happy Birthday Dylan!

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  3. Wow! Your balloon is just perfect for Dyan - I'm sure she'll love it!

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  4. Jim, that's just gorgeous, Dy will love it I am sure.. but maybe a bit too slow a method of transport for this busy lovely lady!!

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  5. Ohhh wowwzersss Jim, Your Lady Dy Ballloon is just fabulous, love the colours and the coolest people are inside of the basket wowww an amazing job. Happy Birthday to Dyan she will have a fabulous day with this incredible great and amazing gift Thankss for sharing Jim. Hugs Terry xxx

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  6. Wow how appropriate looks fantastic x

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  7. Love the balloon! Almost makes all that fussy cutting worth it, didn't it?!

    Adding my Happy Birthday wishes again to Lady Dyan. Hope we get to see you soon on this side of the pond!

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  8. Fabulous! Happy Birthday Dyan!

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  9. Wow! Fantastic and soooo Dylusional!!! Happy birthday Dyan. Hope you have a lovely day. :)

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  10. Happy Birthday Dyan!
    Hope your day is filled with blessings from above and wrapped up in His love.
    Enjoy the day!

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  11. Oh My... Happy Birthday Dyan! I think Jim got the number wrong... I thought it was your 29th birthday... not your 51st birthday! LOL... Hugs to both of you! Beautiful Dylusions Hot Air Balloon Jim! You Rocked it! Have a fabulous day to all of you!!! Mwah!!!

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  12. Jim you did another beautiful job. I wish I had half your talent. After seeing the pictures of you & Dyan together, the colors you used look like her personality.. She's very lucky to have a great friend like you!
    TFS!! :o)

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  13. FUN!!!! Love it Jim!! I'm sure Dyan will love and appreciate you tribute to her birthday! I people in the balloon really ARE Dyan...in all her quirky, funny, loving, caring personna's. Happy Birthday, Dyan!!

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  14. Just amazing ! An "amazing" gift for an "amazing" person from an "amazing" friend !!!

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  15. So Dyan! A beautifully colorful project for a beautifully colorful person! Happy birthday Dyan!

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  16. Happy birthday to an awesome, bright, inspiring lady.

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  17. that is so cool! love it so bright and fun!

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  18. Wow, absolutely amazing!! I am in awe!! What a gorgeous project!!

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  19. Fit for the the Queen of Color! Love the pic of Dyan with Caesar. Such a graceful image.

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  20. Love the balloon Jim-Dyan's products are amazing. I love the colors & the uniqueness of her stamps. Happy Birthday Dyan and thanks for the inspiration to both you and Jim.

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  21. Very pretty BRIGHT balloon Jim!!
    And again....Happy Birthday Dyan!! :D

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  22. What an awesome balloon, love it, love how you've used almost every singel stamp Dyan designed in it! Great work, and again, happy birthday Dyan!

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  23. Love the pictures and your balloon project. WOW! WOW!. Happy Birthday to Dyan you are a very talented Lady.

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  24. Happy Happy Birthday to such a special lady!!! You inspire so many. Hope your day is as wonderful as you!!

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  25. Happy birthday to an inspiring artist!

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  26. So creative. Really fun idea. I love the characters in the hot air balloon!

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  27. Jim, she'll love it!
    And another big happy happy birthday to the amazing Lady Dyan!

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  28. Love the balloon Jim. Hope Dyan has a great bday.

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  29. Happy Birthday Diane! Have a wonderful, art filled year!!

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  30. Happy Birthday, Dyan!! Hope you have a great week.

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  31. Happy Birthday Dyan, have a wonderful day.
    I love all of your work, i'm starting to get into the different
    kids of mediums.
    I want to make that balloon that Jim made...awesome

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  32. Happy birthday Dy---adorable polka dot dress by the way

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  33. Wishing you a happy happy joy joy birthday, Lady Dy!!!

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  34. Absolutely fantastic creation Jim!!!! The hot air balloon is just too fun and you're so sweet to make it for Dyan! I just love everything about and can't stop gazing at it. I'm a lucky girl and get to see her again when she comes to NC for a weekend workshop the 1st weekend of April...ya-hoooo!

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  35. That is one of the most creative and amazing creations EVER!!!! You are the epitomy of AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for sharing your b'day creation with us!!! Dyan is a lucky women to have such a thoughtful friend!!!

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  36. What a nice birthday tribute to Dyan. I was curious when I saw a pic of just the flowers as to what you were creating. A hot air balloon seems fitting as Dyan does a lot of traveling. And, of course, the bright colors are always eye-catching.

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  37. Perfectly Dylusional, Jim! I hope Dyan has the best birthday ever! How can she miss, with such a splendid present/tribute?

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  38. What a spectacular work of art, it's utterly gorgeous. I'm sure Dyan will love it, I hope she had a wonderful birthday.

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  40. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek that is fabulous. Thank you so much my gorgeous friend. You are amazing xxx

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  41. And the world would be a less colorful place with out you and your creations. And a happy birthday is deserved.

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  42. It looks amazing. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  43. Jim, u are the nicest , most thoughtful person. I wish Texas was closer to Utah so you could share your talent here.
    Yes, Happy Belated Birthday . I am so far behind on my emails.

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