Friday, 21 June 2013

The Octopode Factory - Summer Themed Challenge.

Welcome. Its great to have you stopping by, Id like to say a big thank you for being here.
 Well another two weeks have passed and this means it is time to start our new challenge over at The Octopode Factory and with all the nice weather we have been having here in the UK, Well my little corner of the UK has been nice ;) It is time for a summer themed challenge.
Follow the link to see what the rest of the DT have created and of course as always I would love to see what you can come up with. You do not have to use an Octopode image but if you do your name goes into the prize draw twice.You can grab the digi images in The Octopode Etsy Shop and a lot of the images are available in rubber too, best to contact Lily via her blog HERE.

 For this challenge I decided to do another art journal page, as you can see I am making my pages separately , I really hate getting bleed through from new pages onto old pages that have been finished, this way I can just collect them all together and bind them later on.
My page has been cut from mount board and sprayed with Dylusion sprays, I have mainly gone with yellow but thrown in a little orange and a tiny bit of green as well.I have used a sentiment from Dyan Reaveley stamped in black archival and I have also used one of her leaf stamps stamped in pale ochre archival ink.
The Octopode images I have used are the Steam Punk Sun, Dorothy and several of the Octopode flowers.
They have all been coloured with Copic's, fussy cut and clear embossed before being glued into place. I finished off by using black soot distress stain around the edge.
Thanks again for stopping by and a big thank you and welcome to my newest followers, it is lovely to have you here. xx


  1. Wow, those colours really pop ! Love it.

  2. Really like the bright colors. Glad to hear things are going well in the UK for ya. Things are going well here in good ole Michigan.

  3. Brilliant and i always like to inspect your link to digi images.(:o) Just bought 4 via etsy....have a nice weekend

  4. Fantastic glowing colours, and your glossy finish is yummy!
    Alison x

  5. Fantastic page, love the bright colours. They really pop. Great idea to do the pages separately. That's how I started for the same reasons as yourself. I disliked the bleed problem too. Pxx

  6. Hey Mark, the colors are fantastic, great idea to do your pages separately,thanks for sharin and have a great weekend..

  7. It's fabulous! Great colouring! x

  8. Very awesome coloring, nice background, all of your images are cool! Great job!

  9. Just gorgeous! Love the brilliant colors. We're gray and rainy here today. Need a reminder of summer. xxD

  10. Wonderful page! Your choice of colors and images are perfect for the summer theme!

  11. love the colors!! and fun findng you blog! i bacame a follower

  12. As ever I'm on catch up Mark - you know me!
    Just love the colours here and that steampunk sun is just gorgeous!! Great page.