I absolutely love dragonflies! Their masterful aerodynamic design, agility and prehistoric appearance are captivating! Oh, and any bug that eats mozzies, flies, bees and wasps gets a big tick in my book!
Anyway…. when I saw the Sparkle and Shimmer Challenge at CAS on Sunday, and the Three Colour / Three Shades of One Colour Challenge at Less is More, I immediately thought of the stunning gossamer- like wings of the dragonfly, and wanted to make a card showcasing this beautiful creature.
I have gone very CAS with a one-layer card. I masked the background, stamped my images in Versa-Mark, and heat embossed with clear powder. I then punched a circle to create a mask for the moon and adhered that to my cardstock. The background was water-coloured in three shades of blue – Bashful Blue, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. Once dry, I added some Illuminate to the moon to give it a opalescent glow, and embellished the wings of the beautiful dragonfly with Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle. Some ‘Sparkle’ was also added to the night sky to create ‘stars’ .
Unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t translate as well as camera as it does in real life. Oh well!
As an aside, this was my first attempt at resist water-colouring, and I am really happy with how it’s turned out!
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(All materials used are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise specified)
Cardstock: watercolour card 300gsm (Eraldo di Paolo)
Stamp-set: Organic Grace
Ink: Bashful Blue; Island Indigo; Night of Navy; Versa-Mark
Punch: Owl punch (large ‘eye’ for the moon)
Accessories: Big Shot and large Window Framelit; Heat tool; paintbrush, acrylic block
Embellishments: Stampin’ Emboss-clear; Dazzling Diamonds Silver Sparkle; Illuminate