Monday, August 6, 2018

My Other Creations: Creative Dyary Re-do using Jane Davenport Products

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme could not be better!  It's "Tape it Up" and we're featuring Jane Davenport products.  I am a fan of Jane's whimsical colorful creations and used them to spiff up the cover of my Dylusions Creative Dyary.

I started by gluing some of Jane's collage squares onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.  These collage elements are printed on napkins, so it creates some cool texture.

Bring on the Washi Tape!  I added some of my favorite Jane tapes (Faces and Miss Match) and also used a  few pieces from her Strips and Phrases tape set.

I smeared some white paint around all the edges to blend everything into the background a bit more.  I also scribbled in the white areas with Jane's Aqua Pastel crayons.

I used a paintbrush to add water to the sections where I'd drawn with Aqua Pastels.  I also dripped on some of Jane's Inkredible Inks while the paper was still wet.  Color explosion!

I cut a panel of this collage to fit the cover of my notebook and glued it on using Dina Wakley Ultra Thick Gel Medium (had to do some finagling to allow for that black elastic that keeps the notebook closed, but we got through it).  Then I used a palette knife to smear white paint over a Dina Wakley dot stencil.  I added more white paint here and there to tone down the colors.

Next I cut out the elements for the cover.  The girl, who I think is gorgeous, is one that I cut out of the back cover of Jane's patterned paper pad.  I often cut out elements from the front and back covers of patterned paper packs.  I added other patterned paper and half of an Altenew Tree Ring die to create a "dress" for the girl.  I stamped the sentiment ("Start There" from Impression Obsession) on deli paper so that it would be somewhat transparent when I glued it on.

Here's a close-up of her torso once I added it to my notebook.  LOVE that phrase, too!  Impression Obsession has a lot of great sentiment stamps that range from funny to profound.  

I used some other patterned paper scraps to make a scalloped edge on the side and I added a bookmark that you can see poking out of the top in the full-view pic.  I love Jane's drawing style and enjoyed making this notebook!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I am so excited to see how you Tape it Up this week!  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. Colour Explosion is a great way to describe Jane's paper and your cover too. I love how you used the lady from the paper pack, she looks perfect on your journal cover!

    Thank you so much, to you and the team at SSS for having me back as Guest Designer, I am absolutely thrilled and I feel so honoured to be working alongside such a hugely talented team!! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. What a gorgeous covering for your journal!! the whole design of this is fabulous! Love the girl and the colours and textures of the background is stunning! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Oh yeah, Jane's products are so much your style! I can imagine you was in heaven to can use them all on your dyary. Lovely colors and mix of patterns. Hugs, Macarena.

  4. Love the fantastic collaged background and beautiful texture you created, Andrea. Such a fabulous journal cover :)

  5. LOVE how you combined color swatches with imagery! So cool!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Andrea, another amazing little notebook!! WooHoo! Love the collage background, and how much of it is hidden. That saying is perfect!! Love the fun whimsical touches! hugs, Maura

  7. Thank you for this beautiful tutorial! I am in love!

  8. another amazing creation Andrea and I love to watch the step by steps to see how it all came together, hugs kath xxx

  9. Your style is just perfect to showcase Jane's products and you really have created a wonderful project Andrea ~ it's stunning and thanks for sharing such a fabulous tutorial of the creative process of this piece! :)

  10. Fabulous cover, Andrea! Love so see your style with Jane products, they go really well together! Hugs, Sandra

  11. I knew you would create a fabulous project! this notebbok is fantastic, your style mixed with Jane's products is explosive! Love love love design and details! Barbara