Sunday, September 23, 2012

My flabber is....


....well and truly ghasted, at all the entries in my challenge. Just wait till you see the results...

In alphabetical order ( or thereabouts, lol )


Alda Van Groen


Anne Marie Brown


Anne Smeby Hagen


Annika Sylte


Astrid Stulemeijer


Cynthia Yeomans


Debs Mitchell


Denise Phillips


Diana Hetherington


Donna Arkle


Donna Bowman


Elaine |Greaves


Eleni Gratsia


Gemma Mags


Hanna Nillson


Jacki Bates


Jan Richards


Lesley Macgillvray


Lesley Regan Ratcliffe


Marjolein Bussink


Marlene Moore


Mary Waspe


Mell Cooper


Michell Webb


Miranda Van Den Bosch


Paulinr Butcher


Sandra Botham


Sheila King


Siv-iren Asakogen


Sue Tucker


Sue Waters


Sylvia Smith Hubboch Taylor


Yvonne Starberg Jordet


There was no way I could pick a winner out of them all so I wrote all their names onto a piece of paper and threw them in a bowl and picked one,,,

So the winner is.....


Here's their entry.


Please message me your address and I will get your prize to you x

Thank you so much to you all for taking part, I wish I could announce you all winners, but I can announce you all fabulous Art Journalers.

Please take the time to go see all the entries and leave fabulous comments HERE and HERE.

I want to wish a very happy birthday to my younger son Tom, who is 28 today, we went out for food last night which is why I was late doing the challenge drawing. Here he is with his daughter Maisie, the most beautiful grand daughter in the world. She had recorded a voice message into her birthday card for him. What a gorgeous memory to be able to hear again and again. I have four children, 2 boys 2 girls and I love them all to bits, and equally, but he is my favourite youngest son, lol.




Plus.... that genius gentleman crafter has been up to his old tricks again and created THE most fabulous work of utter genius..... I am beyond words.....



To see more please go to his blog HERE and leave him some love, don't forget tell him Dyan sent you, and is sending big snogs, lol. Well we made him blush last time so we can try again, lol

And because it's Sunday and I am feeling yee hah, if you fancy winning a copy of my bool, leave me a comment and we will pull a winner.


Enjoy xx

87 comments:

Lou Withers said...

Wow they really are all amazing and in the future you may have some students work too. Thanks again, you have made a lot of people so very happy, ur an angel and love you to bits

Ann said...

Everyones entries are just beautiful! Great job everyone! Your granddaughter is just the cutest!

Anita said...

Just joined the scary world of art journalling and I find your work so inspiring. The entries are all so gorgeous. I hope, one day, to be so good. You're right about Jim, I'm truly astounded by his fabulous creations. x

maggie warke said...

Fabulous entries love all the colours especially the purple & pinks! Thanks for the chance to win your book too! Yee hah indeed!
X Maggie

Lynne Vowles said...

What a fabulous collection of journal pages and a fabulous prize.

Geri McLeod said...

Beautiful!!
Wonderful to see so many clever people.
I got some of your dylusions and used them today for the first time. Love your work and this is very inspiring for beginners like me.

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous collection of journal pages and so inspiring.

Jim's bus is amazing.

Thanks for a great prize too. x

Juliwan said...

Is there no end to your talents, stamps, paints, spray inks, a book, next stop world domination xx

Debbeescds said...

Congrats Miranda.....
What a stunning selection of pages.. I had so much fun joining in, and the variation in Pink is brilliant... Many Thanks Dyan for setting us this challenge!
Belated Happy Birthday to your son.. and glad you had such a great night!
Hugs and all that xxxxxxxx

Jan said...

ABSOLOUTELY FABULOUS CHALLENGE DYAN!!! Thanks again for the fun..... Miranda is such a worthy winner... the texture on her page is incredible. Congratulations Miranda!! Lovely to see all the different takes on the theme and the enthusiasm that was generated within the group. I am honoured to be part of that. Thank you again. Love Jan xx

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous collection of journal pages and so inspiring.

Love the school bus with all your fans aboard.

Thanks for the opportunity of winning such a great prize. (Hope you'll sign it too) x

Miranda said...

YEAHHHH I'm making a little dance now, I won the challenge WOOHOOO......
I'm so happy
will send you an email Dyan
and congrats on your son's birthday and what a lovely granddaughter you have...
hugs
Miranda

catherine said...

wow what fabulous entries to your challenge Dyan and I agree there is no way I could have picked a winner from all them.
Congrats to the winner!
Maybe one day I will be brave enough to do a full page!!!
Happy Birthday to Tom. Wow that bus is amazing and maybe you will have one of your own one day to go on tour with!!!
See you soon
x catherine

Michelle Webb said...

OMG so many wonderful creative pages! I really like seeing them all together like this. Well done to Miranda, awesome page too. This is going to be the start of regular thing I can just see it! Thanks for dreaming up the challenge Dyan. I had a lot of fun. Michelle x

Kaz said...

Whooohooo congrats to Miranda! Happy birthday to your Tom! Also gentleman jim is just the dogs dangly bits!!
Phew!!!
Big snogs back atcha xx

Kaz x

lisa said...

Hello Dylan,

I understand why you can't pick up a winner.They are all just beautiful and amazing.

I lover the bus! Jim is a great en fantastic artist

Love from the Netherlands!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Coo! No wonder you couldn't choose, they're all pretty amazing! Must say too, that Jim's bus is fantastic! All this and yee hah to a chance to win your book, Thank you.

Kirsti said...

Wow what a fantastic job everyone has done...wish I had had time to join in now and that bus is fabulous...have a great day...xxx

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thank you so much Dyan for hosting the contest on the Fan page:) I think it really rallied us all to focus and put our thinking caps on! We're all such a motley crew that it was good to work on something all together:) Cheers! And Thanks again! xx

frazzled2day said...

had actually chosen Mirandas page as my fave before got to the bit where she won lol!!!! Totally amazingly inspiring art by everyone, can't wait to join in & get inky :) xx

Kim said...

WOW! Such amazing talents, not surprised you couldn't pick a winner :) just got my journal out again (after an absolute age!) so thankd for sharing such wonderful inspiration. Xx

elenigratsia said...

Congratulations to the winner ... Dyan you are a star ... and your brightness inspires us all!!! May you continue to shine bright!!!!

Rainbow Lady said...

All fabulous entries.. well done Miranda too. Happy Birthday Tom. Thanks for the challenge Dyan xx

Sue said...

Every one is my favorite! So glad it wasn't up to me to choose. Humongo CONGRATS to Miranda! I'm happy dantcin' for you!

Happy birthday wishes to your Tom. And your granddaughter is precious. But I bet you already knew that!

What can be said about Gentleman Jim that hasn't been said? I would love to spend one afternoon inside the creative space in his brain! He is the bomb-diggity!

borgqueen said...

love all that belief in self going on out there - go ladies! and go jim too - amazing ;o)

looking forwards to the next one ;o)

xXx

Helen said...

what fabulous journal pages, no wonder you couldn't pick one! Love Jim's bus too... fabulous work.

Lesley Ratcliff said...

Wow we are all on Dyans Blog1wuppeee! They look fabulous!xxxx

sixofone aka Leah said...

Wow wow wow. The entries are all stupendous. I wish I could attend one of your workshops Dyan. Any chances of you moving down to London? Failing that would you do an online workshop?

HelenM said...

All the entries were soooo beautiful! What a talented group!

Cmmargaret said...

Oh my....beautiful pages! And the bus ...I am speechless! Thanks for sll that fabulous eye candy!

Sue said...

Wow what an amazing sight to be seen all together. True Artistry every single one of them. Thank you Dy for putting up the challenge you're the best.

SherrySue said...

What a fun post to wake up to on a Sunday morn.
Love ALL the entries, congratulations all are winners!
So many lovely blessings to count today, inspiration like you, fun Texas friend like Jim, and our amazing children, grandchildren!

lisa_crofts said...

Love all the entries. Love the bus and love the idea of winning your book. And happy birthday to your boy xx

Sharon said...

Dyan, You are one of my fav art journalers. Love your work. Thanx for a chance at your book that up until now I didn't know anything about!

Hanna said...

Thanks for a great challenge! All entries are truly amazing.

Cathy said...

Great art done by all. Congrats to the winner.

The Gentleman Crafter said...

CONGRATULATIONS Miranda Van Den Bosch!!! Your piece is TOTALLY a work of art! AMAZING! JUST AMAZING!

Dyan, this would have been the hardest thing to pick one as they are ALL totally amazing! It is sooooo neat to me to see each and everyone style and how they put their spin on your stamps and inks. So friggin' AWESOME! You guys rocked it!

Have a HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TOM! You're daughter is GORGEOUS!

Thanks again for all the inspiration I have received from the projects! ! Yahoooo J.

EmmGee said...

All pages fab-u-lous. Also 'The back of a bus' takes on a whole new meaning! Everyone has gone completely Dy-lally! EmG x

jackib said...

Congratulations to Miranda - have fun with your artful winnings!! And congratulations to us all for enjoying this dylusional journey together. Loving this special group!

Bast said...

Congrats...they are all some really gorgeous works of art! Thanx for sharing as it was great to see what everyone created...

Happy Birthday to Tom :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful pages by all. Its amazing to see that everyone's style comes out. Thank You for sharing. And Mr Jim, well he just takes it to another level doesn't he? Thanks Dyan for all the inspiration.

Ann Marie Brown said...

Congratulations Miranda, your page is fabulous as is everyone else's are too. WELL DONE EVERYONE. Also happy birthday to your son Tom, your grandaughter is a little cutie.
P.s. I love the bus.

Debbie Brackett said...

Wow! What a wonderful bunch of talented people. I think the gentleman crafter has a crush on you. Great job everyone.

Alda said...

Yeah congrats Miranda. And thanks for the challence I had so much fun being part of this. You can trow in a challence like this any time.....

Neil said...

Fabulous entries! You must be so proud of your son too and I hope he has a great birthday! Who wouldn't want to receive a copy of your book? I certainly would..... Love Jim's work, I've been following his blog for a while.

Marijane said...

It's wonderful knowing that there are so many talented artists in the world... All people in fact. You just have to let yourself start and go forward - "no- holds-barred!". Your products and inspiration can get anyone started. Thanks!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a load of eye candy in this post..... whooooeeee! And Jim's bus is out of this world. Amazing art all around the DR FC!

Bren said...

They all are amazing! Of course YOU're amazing too! :0)

Bernice Hopper said...

Such a fantastic lot of pages

Donna Bowman said...

These are all amazing!! Thanks for introducing me art journaling and helping me with some mojo when I needed it!! :)

Midge Simmons said...

Love all the entries and sorry I didn't enter one! Congratulations everyone! I have started following the Gentleman Crafter. His work is gorgeous. I am sooooo looking forward to meeting you next weekend in Kansas! I signed up for 3 of your classes! I'm not sure I will be able to contain my excitement all through the week! Have a safe trip!

Nina said...

This is SO inspirational! Hope you had a nice celebration :0)

Choka said...

Fabulous work ladies - all are brilliant. Work was hectic so didn't have time to do much this week but my heART was with you all. And as for the Gentleman crafter's work, what can i say except excellent!

Julie Gillespie said...

Amazing "I Believe in Me" pages...and Jim's bus is incredible! Just wanted to thank you for so much inspiration...I've had so much fun since trying your Dylusions...have been inspired to try many new things in the last while and am living every minute of it.

Lynn W. said...

Great journalling from everyone there!
Gentleman Jim's bus is so much fun - he seems smitten with Dylusions and your good self!
Thanks for the chance to win your book.

Lynn Hardy (formerly Lynn Wild)

suzieq23 said...

Would love to win your book, Dyan, and then maybe I can create such beauties as displayed on your blog!! Thanks, Sue

Chris Lefevre said...

WOW! I loved them all-it's no wonder you threw the names in a hat! Your great products and these talented artists blew me away. Then I saw the wonderfulness that the gentleman created-WOW again. Thank you for the chance.

Chris Lefevre said...

It's no wonder your flabber was ghasted! I loved them all.

susiesu said...

Hi Dyan how wonderful to see all the entries to your challenge in one place. They are all truly amazing (I love our Art Journaling Group)just gutted I was in Scotland when the challenge was set - can't wait until the next one. Big congrats to Miranda - beautiful journal pages. lol Susiesu xxx

susiesu said...

omg forgot to mention Jim's truly amazing, absolutely awe-inspiring bus! How fabby dabby delish is that! What a talent that gentleman crafter has? love it, love it, love it lol Susiesu again xxx

Anita B said...

Thanks for sharing all those entire. Great inspiration!!

Susan said...

Amazing work by very talented ladies! Thanks for the chance to win your book!!

becslb said...

Fabulous challenge entries & a fabulous winner!

Tina said...

They are all brilliant , sad I couldn't take part this time:( when my broken bits are mended I will. Happy birthday to your son and have a great trip to the US of A . Xxx

Sharon said...

So much inspiration here...thank you for sharing!

Tracey-B said...

I really enjoyed watching the fabulous pages being posted, I'm only disappointed that I don't have a journal yet as I would've loved to join in the fun! I loved all of the pages but especially the winner, so much depth and great colours. Fantastic and well done everyone, I have plenty of inspiration for my journal when I get it!

knitkath said...

great journalling pages, inspirational! Thanks to everyone for sharing!
Ooh, and to have a little piece of the fabulous Dyan in my house would be wonderful!

Debz said...

Nothing truer than the following saying my 12 year old daughter says " be yourself as everyone else is already taken ", those fab creative people just prove that. Wonderfully inspiring

Debz said...

Nothing truer than the saying my 12 year old daughter uses "be yourself as everyone else is taken", these wonderful creative people prove that, lovely and inspiring

Hill Country Hippie said...

I have no idea what a bool is, but I'd love to win one!

Donna Gibson said...

I just saw this book at my local scrapbook store, Whim So Doodle, where you will be teaching in a few weeks! Would love to win a copy. I can't wait to meet you and attend your classes in St. Pete, FL!

Oksana said...

Beautiful work and so inspirational, thank you!x

Laura said...

WOW all the entries are stunning !!!!

She said...

Thanks for a great challenge Dyan...it really got me out of my comfort zone. A very worthy winner too...loved looking at all the different 'takes' on a theme...Bring the next one on!!! S x
Oh and thanks for the chance to win a book.......

julie case said...

WOW! What an inspiring way to start the day! These are all so awesome, so much fun! And what an incredible school bus, Jim! Maybe school wouldn't have been so bad riding on that one, lol. Thanks for the chance to win, Dyan!

Tracey A. in NH said...

Amazing work by everyone!! I so wanted to participate in this challenge, but work got in the way. Please, please, please...issue another challenge soon!

elli thomas said...

That bus is OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!! Amazing! Now Ineed every stamp so I can copy it! :)

Adrienne Crist said...

Your work is so inspirational! Just love all those "I Believe in Me" journal pages...everyone should be telling themselves that "I Believe in Me". It just makes you feel so GOOD!

Angie A. said...

Wow, all the gorgeous inspiration!!! and the BUS....no words!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Amanda Jane said...

Wow wee, what a clever creative partner you have. Love the bus; the beyond bright, energising colours and the wild eccentricity of it! The same vibrancy and energy I see in your work too. You are such an inspiration!

Amanda Jane said...

Your work is so inspirational, so full of positive energy, creativity and light! Love, love, love it!

Tina Dallaway said...

Such lovely work.....just love all the inspiration x

Tina Dallaway said...

Wow so much inspiration x

bonjen3 said...

what fabulous work your blog readers produce!

Sid said...

Fabulous journalling and all so different ! Love that decorated vehicle !!

Tiffany said...

I absolutely love your journals, but seeing you use all these inks raises a question. I love using spray inks in my journal but every time I do the liquid bleeds through to other pages and ruins them. I use 2 to 3 coats of Gesso on every page but it still bleeds through. Am I doing something wrong or is there nothing I can do to stop it? The last time this happened to me the paint on another page got wet and ended up making the pages stick together, I didn't know this had happened so when I opened the page it ended up ripping. It was bad enough that I almost quit using inks, but haven't yet. Hoping to figure out a way to use them without this happening. Thank you!!

EmeralDQueen said...

WOW your students are learning fast and they have your style left to right. Love your Art, I wish I can go to one of your workshops one day. Beautiful!!!

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