Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy Dragonfly Birthday

Happy Tuesday and welcome! We have had a hot few days here in Melbourne lately and the cool change is due to come through overnight with a sprinkle of showers that the veggie garden will gladly welcome. One good thing about 38 degrees is that washing dries really quickly - and so does ink :-)

This card is one I made recently for a lovely friend's birthday. Keeping it elegant as well as clean and simple was the aim here. The background uses Distress Inks, blending to create an ombre effect and keep the central area light to seem (hopefully) as though the dragonflies are flying away into the distance. I love how adding simple flicks of water and Wink of Stella can make such a difference! The dragonflies are layered on top of each other to create more dimension and I resisted the idea of adding some Wink of Stella to them as sometimes I've found it doesn't look quite as even on White card stock as on other surfaces and there already was plenty of sparkle to the background too :-)

Card stock; Whisper White (Thick), Watercolor Paper, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Sunshine Wishes
Access: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, White EP,
Non SU: Distress Inks- Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry
Stitched Rectangle Die - Simon Says Stamps
Sequins: Crystal Reflections - SSS

Can you tell that I love this Dragonfly bundle already? Yes, it has so many possibilities when combined with the lovely co ordinating dies and different textures and endless colour combinations...
And yes, I am continuing my New Year's resolution of trying new things. It also meant that a little extra storage in the new Craft room was needed too - a new Ikea bookcase add on and so good to have a tidy home for everything (almost :-) )

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, Jan. I love the crisp simplicity of the white dragonflies on your stunning background.