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CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
If you’re a big-time Ranger fan, you will have already sought out all things Tim Holtz and so on, so do forgive me for not showing you the entire booth. I’m really boring when it comes to inks and I like Distress Inks for the edges and Jenni Bowlin inks for stamping and that’s pretty much where I stop.

But pretty sprays in bottles? That does catch my attention.

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
Dylusions is new to the Ranger family but not really new to many crafters here in England. Dyan Reaveley has been crafting at Art from the Heart in Yorkshire for ages, and has brought very cool innovations to brightly coloured papercrafting, with her own ranges of papers, stamps, paints and mists. Having been appointed as a signature designer for Ranger, her fabulousness gets to go global. Very exciting.

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
This debut line of products includes beautiful mist colours and a wide range of masks, with her signature style and lots of freedom in the designs. The perfect remedy for anyone stifled by too many straight lines!

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
Plus all these stamps! Lots of hand-drawn goodness and stamps that layer together for collage effects. A very different style to some of the other products I’ve highlighted from the show, and it’s for that very reason that I was happy to see this collection appear. Good to know that we’re still very much an industry about creative freedom and inclusion, even when there are perhaps fewer collections and manufacturers than a few years ago. I love the energy in this line.

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
And my favourite thing is how bright the colours are in the Dylusions mists! The colours are sheer but layerable, so the right side shows you the difference a second coat can make, along with a mask. For a long time I thought Ranger was all about the earth tones, so when they release products with bright colours it makes me smile – and these are their brightest tones yet.

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
Here you can get an idea for Dyan’s own creative style and how these products look when used together in altered art and art journal pages. So very different to my own projects and yet I could look at them all day, peering at the tiniest of details!

CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger
But in case you’re not quite convinced just yet, there are certain elements hiding in this collection that might be right up your street even if you’re not working in layers of technicolour mist – like these phrase stamps (and also the journaling lines and bunting to the left). Perfect for scrapbook pages and cards – and adaptable to any style and colour combination you fancy! I love looking for treasures like this.

The stamps are shipping now and mists and masks ship later in February, so look for them to hit stores soon.

Click here to shop for products from Ranger, and today find a few Dylusions stamp sets for 50% off!

09 February 2012

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34 Comments for CHA Winter 2012 :: Dylusions from Ranger

  1. kate Says:

    Thanks for showing us this Shimelle, not really my cup of tea though this :( Mind you I’m not a big inker in any description of the word!

  2. soapHOUSEmama Says:

    oh how interesting! Love the colors!

  3. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Some really neat stuff. Thanks for all the photos. The Dylusions are another set of things I haven’t seen on anyone else’s blog.

  4. Bunnyfreak Says:

    love the bird stamps.

  5. Cyndee K Says:

    Some of the masks look wonderful!

  6. AllisonLP Says:

    very colourful and artsy. Just not my style. Ranger seems to know what they are doing, so I hope this line does well.

  7. Jacky S Says:

    I already use a lot of Dylusions sprays….and am loving those masks.

  8. Caroline Says:

    Not really my cup of tea although the stamps in the bottom photo look fab. It is really nice to see a UK designer doing so well though

  9. chel Says:

    Everything about this is appealing to me- I art journal, so I can find use for all of it! I can’t wait to try those spray inks!

  10. Sharon Hunt Says:

    Fun line! Love the colors! Love the versatility of the stamps!

  11. Anna Says:

    I have to say I’ve been scrolling through your recent posts thinking paper paperpapermorepaper. (That is, “haven’t I seen this all before?) Until I got here. I stopped and really looked. And even took the time to comment. Cool stuff. Love it. So different.

  12. SusanB Says:

    I’m probably one of the few who have never misted and I don’t use masks either (oh the horror!) so I’m not sure that I would use much of this but the colors are beautiful.

  13. LisaE Says:

    These look very interesting. Will be looking for what people do with this new line of products.

  14. Helen Says:

    Great write-up! I love Dy and her fab work, and the new releases are just amazing!

  15. Kelly Says:

    Love the bright colors of the mists. Yummy.

  16. Kirsten Alicia Says:

    I LOVE Dyan’s work, her style is so different & fun, & unique to her. These new products are gorgeous. I really want the new sprays. Actually I want everything. :)

  17. Kristin Says:

    I don’t do much with inks, but love some of the phrase stamps.

  18. Debby B. Says:

    I’ve got some of her older stamps and love them. I love that they are so veratile for journaling, scrapping or card-making. Want to use them on canvasses too. Have a soft spot for quotes and phrases being an ex-English Literature student. If I did not have a husband and cat to support I’d buy everything Dylusions! Thanks for highlighting Dyan’s goodies and her work. Let’s see more quirky inventiveness please companies.

  19. Kathy R Says:

    Love the masks and the bright colors. I use some distress inks but they tend to be too “brown” for me. Really prefer clear, bright colors.

  20. Andrea R. Says:

    I love the color of the mists!

  21. Natalie Says:

    It’s like you read my mind in these posts. I was reading along thinking, “boy these are pretty neat, but really not at all my style”, and then you post that last photo and your remark “there are certain elements hiding in this collection that might be right up your street even if you’re not working in layers of technicolour mist”… it’s as if you are giving me a personal tour of this trade show!

  22. April W Says:

    These are fabulous!!

  23. Marian Says:

    I love all the mysts.

  24. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I absolutely adore all of her stuff and I love looking at her work even though its not something I even get close to attempting. Such amazing colours and a good move for Dyan and Ranger.

  25. ruth tacoma Says:

    First I’ve heard of this, but really neat!!!

  26. margie visnick Says:

    Those templates and masks are great!

  27. Linda Says:

    Inks haven’t been my thing but these look fun to play with.

  28. Jill Says:

    Fun stamps and those mists are pretty cool! This isn’t much my style in general…

  29. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    I’m loving all the stencils!

  30. Julia M. Says:

    I am in love with mixed media projects, at the moment. So, I love all this Dylusions stuff!

  31. Angela Hathikhanavala Says:

    We got to meet Dyan at Summer CHA, and she’s just lovely! So fun and gracious too (even in the face of the mass hordes of ladies bum-rushing Tim Holtz while she just did her thing at the other end of the booth ;P ). Love her stamps.

  32. Maja Says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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