Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dragonfly Birthday - again

Greetings, and thank you for visiting this blog and reading my card-making ramblings.

I managed some more studio time yesterday, actually I had to, as I have three birthdays to acknowledge on Friday, and I had no cards made!! The first one is for one of the two male birthdays this week, and once again I went to Priscilla's dragonfly image (available here).
I coloured the image with chalks and then added a layer of Dimensional Glue which gives a wonderful sheen and curves the wings slightly.  I had printed and cut two images, and used just the wings from the second image to give dimension. 

The oval it is resting on was cut using a nestie and sponged with a turquoise  ink while still in the die. The sentiment is from Digital Design Divas and originally came in a circle form, but I altered it for the occasion.

The card design was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog for this week.

The silver foil panel was embossed using the D'vine swirls folder, and it was mounted on green card.  The green panel (mounted on brown card) was stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy ink using the Layers of Color swirl from the Nature Walk stamp set.

The brown stripes had the edges pierced, which IRL looks makes them look like a leather strip.  I then balanced this with piercing in two corners. The final details were the Kaiser half pearls and the edges being sponged with Memento Sand ink.

This is being linked to the following challenges:

Thank you for calling - may your day be filled with many blessings.


  1. Oh how beautiful Maxine! Love your take on the sketch and the glossy dragonfly!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!

  2. Fun! Love the dragonfly and the circular sentiment. Thanks for participating in this week's WoodwareUSA Birthday Challenge. Good Luck


  3. Brilliant card hun!
    Thank you for playing along with the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck!
    Teri x

  4. Beautiful card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  5. Oooh very lovely card and great techinques used. ;) :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    To be eligible for our big 100 challenge prize draw please leave a comment guessing how many ribbons and post our 100th badge on your blog. :)
    There are also mini challenges on the DT blogs. :)
    Hope you will join in. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  6. Fab card, that dragonfly looks great!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion & OSAAT this year, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

  7. This is so pretty, I love the dragon fly!

    Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away!

  8. That's a gorgeous card. I love the elegant design.

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge. :)
    If you would like to enter our Big competiton and be eligible to go into the draw for the prize you need to display our 100th challenge badge on your blog and leave a comment with your guess for the amount of ribbons you think there are - you can find it in the top of the challenge post. :)

  9. That dragonfly is so effective. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

  10. That dragonfly is so beautifully done!! It looks like it will take off any minute!! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA birthday challenge!

  11. Oh Maxine this is awesome! What a wonderful job of coloring on this dragonfly and I love the dimension you've achieved! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next challenge!

  12. What a lovely card I love that dragonfly, thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  13. Just love this card the dragonfly is beautiful and all your elements just work so well together. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx

  14. An amazing dragonfly!! Thanks for joining us this week at the Woodware USA challenge!

  15. Gorgeous card. I love the dragonfly. Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog. x

  16. You altered the circle sentiment! You go, girl! Talk to me. How did you make such a uniform oval out of a circle sentiment?email mt23stamper
    atyahoo thanks bunches in advance,
    Maxine. Super shine and flex when that glossy finish is applied.
    Keep Looking UP!

  17. Maxine this is beautiful! Thanks for joining in our challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week! Gemma :)
    P.S. check out my yummy blog candy here, ends 12/12! :)

  18. So pretty!! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Birthday Challenge!

    ~Rachel Hope (Woodware DT)

  19. Your card is lovely, thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers December Birthstone dare this week

  20. Such a beautiful card Maxine - I love the added dimension on the dragonfly wings.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week.
    luv {brenda} xox

  21. Great project using this layout Maxine. I love that you doubled up the dragonfly giving it dimension as well as with the dim. glue!

  22. GORGEOUS work MAxine! Love the dimension on your dragonfly! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC!

  23. Beautiful! Great sketch! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.


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