CHA 2015: More from Ranger Ink…

Let’s be honest – Tim Holtz and Dina Wakley stole the Ranger show for me. Between his announcement of 12 new distress colors (orchid-y purple… oh please…) to her paint tip tool… well I’m in love. I already posted about both of them (separately/previously) But WAIT! there’s more! Yes from new archival colors to more paste options Ranger has a lot. Here are my favorites.

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Ranger Texture paste is excellent. Super light, very good to work with, dries fast. Now ranger introduces “transparent paste” in matte and gloss. Is this not just gel medium?! I don’t know… but I’ve pre-ordered my jars and will report back! ANY way I can get more pastes is always good in my book!

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Which brings me to their texture tools. Perfect size and storage. great designs. Fantastic with paste. WONDERFUL for mixed media work. All around WIN here. Can’t wait! (yes, I’ll be sharing when I manage to get these!)

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Not a must for me – because honestly I am currently overwhelmed with all the paint and ink options out there- but notable that Ranger has dye, pigment ink, and also new dabbers of paint.

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Speaking of paint – there is now Dylusions paint. It’s more like a glaze/thin paint… it is interesting. I have a jar. Yes full review coming soon(ish)!

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I just loved this journal cover…

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Also that Dyan is doing her thing – and tapping into a trend I notice up and coming. That’s right. Skulls.

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Will we see loads of them in sugar skull and other forms by Halloween? We shall see…

CHA Spotlight: Dyan Reaveley


I’m a tremendous fan of Dyan Reaveley, and I adore her dylusions ink sprays so very much – in fact I will refer you to this post I did a while back (links to lots of my past posts will be found there as well). Her anything goes style, encouraging way of teaching, and absolutely fantastic personality add up to be someone incredible that really needs to be seen! I got the opportunity to video her at CHA showing off her new (so fantastic!) colors of ink sprays:

Thank you Dyan! Dirty Martini is my personal favorite – though you can’t go wrong with any of them!

stamptember guest [and Dylusions fun!]

I’m so honored to be a special guest over at Simon Says Stamp today – they’re celebrating STAMPTEMBER – you don’t want to be missing all of the great posts and guests. As I posted earlier this month, STAMPTEMBER is a very special time at Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping.

If you’re just hopping over from Simon to see what I’m up to here – well hi and welcome! 🙂 I’ve got a *ton* of fun stuff coming up this week especially so I hope you’ll stick around!  Back to my project- I’m featuring Dylusions inks, stamps, and stencils in my guest post and showing you some fun techniques in my video too. I’ve got a guest post (and video) up today here – and here’s a sneak peek of my project:

At the end of my post I have a special discount code just for my blog readers – so don’t forget to grab that!!  Now let me show you a tag (that I started to make during the video over at Simon).

STAMPTEMBER is a great time to get ahead on some holiday craftiness.

I look at it like this: making some cards and tags and things now and then for a few months keeps me from burning out, and when the hectic holidays come around, I’m a bit ahead too.

I also like to make variations of an idea – like this tag uses a lot of the same supplies and techniques that my card used.

No, I didn’t mean to run poor letter S off the edge, next time I’ll remember to have the C go off a tiny bit so it fits better. Ah well, handmade is imperfect and that makes it great – right?

Here is a list of the supplies I used [images link to Simon Says Stamp]:

I’ve had such a blast playing and stamping and sharing today – I hope you’ve enjoyed too! I’ve got some stampy stuff in the works, and if you want to see more of what I’ve done with Dylusions products you can check out:

* this page I did for the Ranger blog

this leaf-stamped layout

this misted layout

this card with video tutorial

this tag

Yeah, I *LOVE* the funky Dylusions line by Dyan Reaveley and taking it + making it work for my style! Here are some of my personal favorites from her line – products I have, love, and use (plus three new items I want! Including the pre-order only art journal!)

One of the things I really love is that these products work seamlessly with my other favorites, and they are just pure creative FUN.

Happy Crafting!