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!
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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!
The Gentleman Crafter