Sunday, 3 May 2015

Things with Wings

Hi everyone! 

 Over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today we are focusing on...

Things with Wings...

 I had just bought a wonderful dragonfly stamp set when I found out about this challenge - how lucky!!!

    So straight away I went to have a play with inks....

I had also finally managed to get hold of one of my favourite stencils too - so that had to come into the playtime as well...

I dabbed some of my favourite distress inks over the stencil - Mown Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Grass. Then I spritzed with water and pressed some white card down on the inky stencil.

I left it to dry and then began to blend some more inks over the card. I used mainly Mown Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac for this...

Then I stamped some of the dragonfly stamps over the card using Mown Lawn and Tumbled Glass..

 I also went for an archival ink to add a vivid layer of stamping - for this I went for Cornflower Blue.

I diluted some white paint and splattered it over the card - hard to see in this photo, but it is there!-

  I edged the card with a little Black Soot DI and stuck it onto a card.

 I swirled some Distress stains onto the craft mat - I used Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters and Dusty Concord. I swirled some white card in this and left it to dry. When dry I stamped a picture of a dragonfly in Jet Black Archival ink. 

    I painted the wings with Decoart Turquoise Interference paint (sadly doesn't show up too well in the photo)

    I used sticky pads to raise the dragonfly up off the card.

I used pale green gems for the eyes....

I used a silver tag with the word 'Journey' on it.

  And there is my 'Things with Wings' card....Hope you like it!

I hope you will come over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you!

Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.

You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked as one of our Catwalk Spotlights!
Hope to see you there!
Happy Crafting!

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  1. Stunning dragonfly! I love the variegated colors in his wings.

  2. Beautiful colors and design!!!

  3. beautiful, the greens and blues really capture the feel of dragon flies over a pond, their wing a blur of speed.EE

  4. A lovely card, Laura!

    And that stamp definitely looks like it was a must-have! ;)
    Love the fresh greens and all the gorgeous texture!

    Claudia x

  5. How I love those eyes Laura and that is a must have stamp for me, gorgeous.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  6. Ohhh lovely! So many wonderful stamping techniques here and your design is gorgeous! You are a very talented lady and so versatile! Gorgeous, just gorgeous! ~Niki

  7. Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping and fabulous colors!
    Groetjes Karin

  8. This is stunning Laura! A fabulous background and a gorgeous Dragonfly - going back for another look! Chrisx

  9. So beautiful Laura! I bet the dragonfly has a wonderful shimmer on it. This is so inspirational,..and with such gorgeous colours. Love it!
    Dot x

  10. So beautiful Laura! I bet the dragonfly has a wonderful shimmer on it. This is so inspirational,..and with such gorgeous colours. Love it!
    Dot x

  11. Wow what a yummy card...gorgeous colours and layers and that dragonfly is just scrumptious...Esther xx


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