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Dragon fly card


I was finding it difficult to come up with new ideas for some cards and even after flicking through some old magazines and books I still couldn’t come up with any thing.  But I then started to look back at some previous cards I have made I got an idea from 2 previous designs that I joined together.  This is made using the watercolour technique and stamps where you ink up your stamp and spritz the stamp with water before stamping onto water colour paper.

Inks:  Adirondack Wild plum, Red pepper, Terra cotta, Stream, Lettuce, and Oregano

Card:  water colour paper, old olive card, ivory card

Stamps:  Clarity stamps Dandelion heads, Satampin up Pocket silhouettes, unknown dragonfly stamp, Papertrey ink Out on a limb sentiments

Other:  Stampin up hardware, Tiny mosaic Cranberry, East of India ribbon

Dragonflies card


I made up some background paper first then made two similar but not identical cards with it.
This one was for Jessica and the other for Erin.
Firstly I dribbled some masking fluid down some watercolour paper and left it to dry.  Then I sprayed colour over it and sprinkled with some salt crystals and again waited until it dried.  I brushed away the salt then stamped the dragonflies, painted them with H2Os and once they were dry I coated them with diamond glaze.  I then stamped the dandelions and added little dots of stickles to highlight parts.  The quote is stamped and embossed on a slice of mica.  I like splattering gold over the top to get little highlights, I did try sprinkling gold embossing powder on the surface and heating from underneath but it tends to just melt right into the thick paper so I splattered with gold Krylon pen.

Inks:  Versamark with gold embossing powder, Big and Juicy Spice, Chroma jewel sprays Amber, Wine, Elderberry and Slate, Cosmic shimmer sunset mist, H2Os
Card:  Water colour card, large aperture card
Stamps:  Non Sequitur Oriental collage elements, Lavinia stamps Dandelions
Other:  Mica, gold nail heads, Diamond glaze, stickles, Krylon pen, masking fluid, salt flakes

July CBC ATC swap

albaJane swap

Here are my ATCs for the CBC swap for July. We had to use a stamp in this swap rather than a particular theme so I used a couple of the free stamps from the craft stamper magazine (and a background stamp for the piece of vellum).

Inks: black document ink, copic pens to colour the owl
Card: white card, Bo Bunny paper back to backs; a gift of love and my darling motion
Stamp: free owl stamp designed by sugar nellie
Other: orange organza ribbon, small green ric-rac ribbon, googly eyes, Boo rub-on from Hambly screen prints Halloween, Hobby craft dome sticker flowers 2

Inks: Adirondack alcohol inks; clover, hazelnut, citrus, mountain rose, watermelon and sunshine yellow, white stazon, silver pilot pen, white signo pen
Card: glossy white, white vellum
Stamps: background on vellum from Aspects of design Daisy daydreams, free dragonfly stamp designed by Kay Carley
Other: tiny gems, Hobby craft dome sticker flowers 2, wire for legs, distress stickles peeled paint, yellow stickles

Ghost swirls


Finally I had a few hours to do a bit of crafting today. After flicking through my mum’s new book, Magenta Style Paper Magic, I was inspired to try some ghost stamping.

Cardstock: white and black
Inks: white Stazon, Colorbox chalk lime pastel and rouge, Versafine onyx black, Stampin’ up mellow moss
Stamps: swirls from Dovecraft fantasy emblems and dragon flies (unknown)