Friday, October 22, 2010

Another Dragonfly

Greetings again from a lovely sunny spring day.

I liked the MMSC #76 so much that I tried again.... and again I used the dragonfly from Priscillastyles... The base paper is one I made myself using the dragonfly image repeatedly - what I had in mind and what I ended up with when I finished with the computer  (or should I say that the computer finished with me?) were two different things, but I got the creativity going and chalked the background and then sprayed it with silver Glimmermist. I am very happy with that result!
The main image was cut around with a Nestie called Lacey Squares,  it was sponged with the Pearlescence Orchid ink before the die was removed.  I then backed this with some blue card that matched the base. 
The dragonfly was coloured with chalks and then  kindyglitz was added to the wings for some sparkle and shimmer.
I had cut a second set of wings which received the same treatment, before being adhered with dimensional glue. For some reason the wings curled as they dried, which gave extra dimension.

This panel was mounted over a pale mauve one which had Happy Birthday randomly stamped over it.  

The ribbon and pearls were added and I had a card completed which  I am very pleased with.

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Thank you for calling by and for your comments - they make my day. 


Carol said...

wow your dragonfly is amazing it looks so real..fantastic! love your card,and love the fact that you have created it all your self wow.
Thanks so much for playing with us at southern girls

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - you are in the 'zone' girl - this is divine! I love the colouring on that amazing dragonfly - it is perfect - the shimmer rocks! this is a great take on this weeks sketch! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - we appreciate you support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MSC Design Team

Hands On said...

The wings on that dragonfly are amazing. I love the pearls on the ribbon. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Valerie said...

Cute card!

Louise Forsyth said...

Gorgeous Card! That Dragonfly is amazing!.Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls for our Glitter It Up Challenge.

Guro said...

This is truly beautiful!!! Love everything about it :)
Hugs Guro

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

OOOH LALA This is GORGEOUS Maxine! I am speachless! It is just so very pretty - I love everything about it - the DP you made the ribbon the pink and the blue. Superpretty!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow you have shown off Priscilla's dragonfly beautifully! What a lovely card through and through! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!

Georgeann Manning said...

The colors are SO pretty! I love how you did the wings! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge!

marsha said...

Wow Maxine, your card is superb! Love your colors and the shimmer on your dragonfly is just delish! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing your entry for next week!

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - so clever the way you've made your own backing paper and that dragon fly is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Marie x

carol said...

Big congrats to you for you win at southern girls,your card is truly fabulous,thanks for shareing it with us