Sunday 3 July 2016

Dina and Dyan

Hi folks, here is my second piece for Country View Crafts playing with Circles.

I have been fascinated for a while by this lovely set of Dina Wakley stamps in which she included photos of herself, and Dyan Reaveley as children.
I began by choosing a random mop-up paper and stamping with Tim Holtz stamp DOILY CMS254 in Black Archival. I arranged them onto my black card.

Next, I cut out some flowers from some lovely wrapping paper that I had received for my birthday. 

I stamped some circles from my very overused Emma Godfrey stamps....EEG15 onto red, inky mop-up paper, and added words which I had typed. 
I then spent ages arranging and re-arranging these and buttons and cogs and flowers and, of course, images of Dina and Dyan...(Gals and Borders-MDR50384)

I kept taking photos and then checking before I decided upon the final arrangement.
I chose to write these words because, I am sure that these two ladies "Dared To Dream".
I hope that this has inspired you to join in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and thanks for looking. 


  1. Dina and Dyan would be pleased with this homage! Great colour scheme, very striking.

  2. Very vibrant colours and a great lay out Hazel x

  3. Love the layout, and I love the addition of the buttons - the whole piece is fab.

  4. Love your card, Hazel! The colors are beautiful and the two girls look lovely between all these circles.
    xx Evelyn

  5. Hazel,
    Apologies for not visiting you, it is just the way of it at the moment which is disappointing for me :(
    There is a gorgeous flow to this piece of artwork and a beautiful sense of innocence and days that have gone before but also with a contemporary feel to it - I know, I am probably not making any sense at all!
    Love the colours and flowers.

  6. Love this Hazel, beautifully constructed xx

  7. Fantastic composition - as Lynne says, the eye travels with such ease around the piece, flowing from layer to layer and image to image. Fabulous!
    Alison x

  8. I'm sure I came and commented on the fabulous composition here - love how the boldly coloured circles draw the eye around and the buttons are the perfect embellishment.
    Alison x