Sunday, 10 September 2017

Dragonfly Blues

I've done a lot of playing around with backgrounds this weekend - for this card I used a wash of watercolour done with several shades of water soluble pastel and a very wet water brush, which I blotted randomly with tissue before it dried.


When dry, I stamped the silhouette meadow border (a magazine freebie - I think it is an Indigo Blu stamp) then cut the panel to size and added a die cut frame. The sentiment is stamped with a sentiment from the Dovecraft Curiosity Corner range.

I cut the dragonflies from the same blue card using Gummiapan dies,  then carefully coated the die cuts with glossy accents and left them to dry, but when they were almost set I used fine tweezers to bend up the wings and tails slightly to give them some dimension. When they had dried hard I attached them with Pinflair glue.

I am sharing this with

Butterfly challenge - Silhouette/Indigo
Just add ink - Just add D (dragonflies)
AAA Cards - Creatures great or small

CAS Mix Up - stamping, watercolour wash and die cutting

CAS Watercolour - Silhouette








15 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Aren't freebies great, that's such a pretty stamp. Perfect for your amazing die cuts, the glossy accents give them so much dimension. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Your water colouring looks great, it's nice to play and when it works out even better,
Lovely stamp, freebies are great for something different that costs nothing
Lovely card, well done

meg said...

Beautiful CAS card Jane, love the shades of blue you used.

Liz said...

Great card, Jane, love how you've done the beautiful background. As soon as I saw the post title with 'dragonfly' pop up in my reading list, I knew it had to be your blog! ;-) xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Such a pretty card. The soft background is perfect for the silhouette. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards
Elaine

Bonnie said...

I love the silhouette in blue, Jane! And the dragonflies are gorgeous! Thanks for explaining how you did them. I love the added dimension! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

Nikki Spencer said...

Your silhouette scene and watercolouring are lovely Jane and the pink/navy combination is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Loll said...

Gorgeous design with your watercolour wash and tissue paper. Makes for an amazing sky to showcase those beautiful dragonflies. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

SARN said...

ooh ! Love this one xxx

Jane said...

Very gorgeous with all those shades of blue. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

Cara said...

Gorgeous card, love all those blue tones. Great idea to use the glossy accents to shape the dragonflies x

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Jane for sharing your beautiful watercolour wash and silhouette stamped card. Love how you added your die cut dragonflies. So pretty with the added glossy accents. So pleased you added your card to our CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour Challenges. TFS Hugs...

Tina said...

What gorgeous dragonfly die cuts! They look fabulous amongst the grass. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Tracie Pond said...

Love how those dragonflies pop on the beautiful blue. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Mrs A. said...

I have that freebie stamp too. Love how you have used yours as a silhouette for your watercolour background. Dragonflies are a nice addition. Thank you for playing in the butterfly garden where all insects are welcome. Hugs Mrs A.