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Jane Davenport Fridauary 2020


Good afternoon crafty friends,

I follow Jane Davenport, mostly on Facebook; and this month’s prompts are on the artist/ activist Frida Kahlo. So February is called “Fridauary,” cute name right! Here is her list of prompts:

84350254_10158091171444579_3990830031726182400_o  I have prompt #1 and #3 to share with you today.


Here is Prompt #1 Frida Kahlo (side note I think Jane Davenport had the koala she rescued in mind for prompt one, here is her story on that: click me.) I am not sure, but here is MY interpretation on the prompts:


I used Jane Davenport’s Face Charts called: “I came, I saw, I contoured.” I colored the face with her “Magic Wand pencils.” The flowers were stamped w/ “Build-A-Bouquet,”and colored with Copic Sketch markers.


As another side note: I absolutely LOVE these colored pencils!! I have 3 other allegedly high quality brands, and I really hate using them. My hand fatigue easily using them. I can not get them to blend either. My coloring always turns out awful. HOWEVER, these Magic Wand pencils are creamy, dreamy, and they blend. I am not saying I am great at coloring, by any means, and you might not even like my coloring of my Frida version. But, I do, and I enjoyed the process. (First time trying, w/ practice I’ll get better.)

facecharts Magic-Wand-pencils img


Prompt #3 “La Casa Azul”


For this prompt, I had this page with blue paint on it already, in my JD Art Journal Book. It was a roll off of my brayer, when I mixed JD paints on my Geli Plate for a card.


I went to youtube and watched a few of the home tours to get familiar with this prompt. I found this photo on the web and it inspired me to paint this portion of Frida’s house.


I first drew in my image before I colored it: RDMFK

I used JD’s acrylic paints and her pens to finish it off:

suppliesmfk I used a rubber stamp from Dylusions stamped in the green acrylic paint, for the leaves from the tree.

Drawing and painting in this manner is out of my comfort zone, however I love learning and growing  with in myself, in my art.


I used Jane Davenport’s washi tape to “tip in” my face chart.  *Tip in, is a term used when adding in pages, pictures, papers, etc…. to a journal, bible, etc..

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Have a crafty day!



Love is in the Air with Dylusions products


Good evening friends,

I created a page in my Large Dylusions Journal Book, last night, and wanted to share with you today. I have titled this page “Love is in the Air.” Yesterday, was Valentine’s Day for the USA. Whatever that means you?? To me it’s a day that companies try to make money off of people. But, it keeps the economy going right! Well I wanted to play in my journal book last night and this is what happened…


I sat down last night with the intent to use these Sun Flowers. I fussy cut these flowers from a free publication called “Senior Scene.” They have really pretty covers, and the artist’s are Senior’s that are featured in the magazines. As I flipped through my large Dylusions book, all of my pages have been covered, some are complete, and some are calling to be finished; I felt like this page was calling out to me. This one would be great for me to use for my Sun Flowers.


The background started off as a Geli Plate pull that didn’t turn out that great. I got a new stencil and was trying it out. The stencil is by TWC Dolphins. Here is what it looks like, I have my dolphins facing to the right.

Image result for stencil with dolphins

On a separate occasion I was using my “Spring Bloom” stencil with “Crushed Grape” paint. Inst that what our journal books are for? To experiment in!

I stamped some sticker paper with the Dylusions’ stamp set’s: “Further Round the Edge” in red rubber. The stamp on the left side of the page is: “Anatomy of a Page” -clear.

The tiny cats and birds are from the clear stamp set “Cat Among the Pigeons.” The cats were stamped on light blue and light pink card stock. The birds were stamped on printed card stock. Their quotes are from printed paper that I fussy cut out. It’s paper that I used to make my grand-daughter a Valentine’s card from. It had all these cute little quote bubbles all over it.

The snake was stamped onto printed card stock and stamped again on Kraft card stock. It’s from the set called, “Mischievous Malcom.” The owl is from “Heads N Tails” -Clear, stamped on brown card stock. The butterfly was stamped on some left over Valentine printed paper, it’ from the clear set “Flight of Fancy.” I stamped a stem from the set called “Everything’s Rosy,” onto green card stock.

Using the red rubber stamp set “Further Round the Edge.” I stamped onto 2 different shades of green card stock. Cut the words “Love is in the Air,” from magazines.

After I did this page, I kept playing and did this one too, I will most likely add to it later.


The back ground on this one is 2 Geli Pulls that didnt turn out too good. If you look close you can see teal flowers peaking through the yellow and bits from the other stamps in that set. Set called: “Background Love.”

Here is a list of the stamps used on this page: “Mischievous Malcom.” “Further Round the Edge.” “These Boots are Made.” “Right Up your Street.” “Doodle Parts.” “Bits of This.”  And the dog is from Tim Holtz “Crazy Dogs.”

List of paints used: Calypso Teal, Lemon Zest, Pomegranate Seed.

Melted Chocolate Dylusions Spray ink, used on the Tree. Colored the dog, the girl, face, & head images, with Copic Sketch markers on X-Press IT blending card stock. The mushrooms and flower were colored with Dylusions Paint Pens. This page is the Left side to top page. I added a piece of wide washi-tape, (it’s the black & white fruit on the right side of the page,) because the pages were separating due to getting wet with spray inks on other pages.

This page came together quite quickly, almost all of the images were already colored. I only colored the: Arrow, house, and monster last night.

I think it needs something? I just don’t know what I want to add just yet? Do you have any suggestions?? Let me know.

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Stay Crafty!