Saturday, 31 December 2016

Dragonfly Dreams Part 2

Yesterday when I made the Dragonfly Dreams in basic and stepped up versions, I forgot to take photos of the process. Today I've remedied that and made a Mint Macaroon version, slightly different from the pink version. Believe it or not, the card is the same in all photos but the top left showed up a bit stronger (and truer) than the others.

  1. photopolymer stamp (wing) mounted on acrylic block, ready to stamp with Mint Macaroon onto the same colour card.
  2. You can see that the colour is a bit darker when stamped. The sentiment was stamped first for placement, in Emerald Envy ink.
  3. This is the bottom left photo. I changed stamps to the detailed wing, inked it with Tip Top Taupe and see how easy it is to place in exactly the right place.
  4. Basically, this is the finished card. A portion of the inked and diecut dragonfly for the stepped up version is sitting over this card.                                                                                                        
You can see that a bee is also included in this stamp set - imagine how well that will go with some of the lovely floral stamps or patterned papers.

Using the Taupe for the detail of the wing is a lovely subtle change from the strong definition with black ink.   

With the stepped up version, again I went for layers. The same back ground stamping was repeated on Mint Macaroon card, layered onto Tip Top Taupe. Two layers of ribbon in those colours was added too, and a beautiful die cut dragonfly on a couple of dimensionals to lift it up. Finally, rhinestones in different sizes are randomly scattered.

This collage of pics shows you how I used the ink to make a multi coloured wing. First the whole wind was covered with the lightest shade, Mint Macaroon and Emerald Envy was smeared at the bottom of the wing. At the top is another green, Pear Pizzazz. You can see how beautifully blended they appear once the second stamp is applied.

I hope some of these posts are inspiring your creativity.
Have a very happy, safe and healthy New Year.
Cheers Rachel

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