Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dragonflies for Sarah

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This card was made using this beautiful butterfly digi which was a freebie from Ginny over at Maxam Made Studio.  Have a look around as Ginny is so generous in sharing digi images.


After printing it, I cut the panel with room for a stamped and silver embossed sentiment at the top, and some Bakers Twine at the base


The edges of the image panel were also silver embossed


The dragonflies were then coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with an alcohol pen


and given some sparkle with a good coating of Wink of Stella (clear).

The finished panel was mounted onto frayed burlap which was already mounted onto the card base.

I was really pleased with this card - it came together without fighting me, and did so quite quickly.

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34 comments:

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow this is fabulous. Love the Hession (burlap) behind your fabulous dragonflies which are beautifully coloured. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card - I love the look of the layered burlap!
Great!
Have a blessed day!
oxo Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Maxine, I will pop over and have a peak, how generous is she...and an amazing creation made with the dragon flies.xxx{aNNie}

Barb said...

A lovely card Maxine and I really like the way you have used the hessian as a background. I am your new follower. Barbxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful the burlap and the dragonflies look together
Cheers
Dr Sonia

creationsnz said...

Lovely card Maxine, liking the way the colour shades down the card, CarolG

sue k said...

Beautiful card, the dragonflies are very well done. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

Sue - Connie Can Crop DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card those dragonflies are beautiful. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 36 Anything Goes sponsored by Sparkle’n’Sprinkle. Hugs Jackie DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi MAxine, I love this card, beautiful coloring and Love the fabric!! Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!! Ginny M DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the shimmer, and the burlap added is a wonderful texture!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Maxine, this is beyond gorgeous! You know I love me some burlap! :) When dad passed, I saw dragonflies EVERYWHERE -and I kept thinking it was a sign. They are such beautiful creatures, often misunderstood (my daughters are terrified of them and swat them like bees, much to my horror!) but mysterious and stunning in my eyes. Sarah is quite lucky :) This is a beauty!

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous card, love the colors and shimmer! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. We hope to see you again.
~DT Sherry x

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely card.

aussie aNNie said...

Maxine you are one of the winners on my blog, I have your address so will post off to you this week.xx{aNNie}

Monika Reeck said...

woow the dragonfly looks fantastic Maxine
and love the burlap too
great arrangement Maxine
many thanks for your love on my Blog
I will doing catch up soon my friend
biig hugs
Monika

Gerrina said...

That panel looks great and what a super idea to put it on burlap; looks beautiful! Enjoy your week!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Maxine! I love the row of dragonflies, what a great focal panel. The silver embossing really creates a wonderful border and the layer of burlap adds some extra fun texture! A great design with a lovely flow! hugs :)

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous card Maxine! such a beautiful design!
xoxo Olga

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a sparkly and pretty card!

Loll said...

Those dragonflies are so beautiful Maxine. Great blending of the pencils with alcohol pen. I need to give that I try. Love the silver embossed sentiment and the edging ... gives it a special touch. And so much texture from your burlap backing. Great design! xx

Katydid Cards said...

So pretty. Dragonflies are the perfect thing to color, don't you think? Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, Anything Goes. Good Luck!

Diane said...

What a fun use of texture and love the butterflies.

Hugs Diane

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are fabulous dragonflies, colored so well. They look great with that burlap.

Angela Bode said...

So gorgeous!!! Wow, that is a sensational image for free! I love the organic look you gave this card by adding the burlap!!!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Lovely card! Beautiful and love all the sparkle you added. Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Helen Liu said...

Hi Maxine, I like how you colored the dragonflies and mounted the panel onto frayed burlap. It’s a very special card. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Hope to see you next month. Helen Liu, HLSMM DT

Lovely Linda said...

This is so pretty Maxine - I love that image and the gorgeous colours - the shimmer is perfect! Great choice with the Burlap too!! {{{hugs}}}

Monica said...

Hi there,

These dragon flies look so shiny and sparkly with all that shiny treatment. I think Wink of Stella is God's gift to cardmaking kind (mankind, lol). You are so lucky to be able to try out so many techniques. The Prisma and alcohol effect look awesome. And ofcourse not to forget the burlap for it's texture and character.

Love,

Monica

Veronica Tovar said...

Great images and th way you added so much texture and layers, Great card. TFS and for joining us at Connie Can Crop challenge "Anything Goes". Best luck

Jolanda Breedvelt said...

Beautiful coloring, very detailed!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create
Jolanda
(DT member)

Tina Föcking said...

Oh how beautiful. I love the dragonflys. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Tina DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Lori said...

Love the CAS design and those dragonflies are pretty!

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Lori DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Lisbeth van den heuvel said...

hi
stunning card and lovely design
thanks for coming along at daisy chain challenge
hugs Lisbeth DT
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Seemaa said...

Very pretty dragonflies !! love the touch of nature with burlap backing....
Thankyou for joining us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge ....All the best.