Saturday 2 July 2016

Dragonfly ...

We are officially half way through 2016 ... where has the last six months gone!  The summer is here and now all we need in the UK is the weather to go with it!!

I've had a free day today so I spent the day crafting!  I've been able to make a number of cards.  This is the first I have to share:

Dragonfly stamp by Sheena Douglas

I heat embossed the dragonfly twice onto vellum and then coloured them both from the back with Zig real brush markers I adhered them together down the body.   I used the stencil with some paste to add texture to the background before adhering the dragonfly on top of some silver thread to add more interest.  A simple sentiment and the card was done.

I used:
Sheena Douglas Stamp Set - Dragonfly Dance
WOW Platinum Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Golden Modeling Paste
ARTplorations Tribal Weave Stencil

I'm entering the following challenges:

Hopefully the heat embossing and silver thread gives enough sparkle!!

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge
I've stamped, embossed, coloured with markers and used molding paste and thread to add texture



  1. WOW ... gorgeous card Elaine. Love the bright colours of your two-toned dragonfly. It looks so transparent done on vellum. The white-on-white embossing paste, stenciled background adds lots of texture and depth, and compliments the dragonfly perfectly without taking over. Great design!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Another wow!...fabulous design and that dragon fly is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. This is a beautiful dragonfly, Elaine! It's so perfect perched on the textured stenciled background and the silver thread is a great finishing touch! And so perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Great card, a real Clean and Simple card with punch. In love with those blues :D

  5. Beautiful card, love your dragonfly as well as your background. Perfect

  6. OMG Elaine...your heat embossed and Zig marker colored on vellum dragon fly POPS off your textured card. Simply gorgeous mixed media card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, nancy

  7. The butterfly is just stunning - gorgeous shades of blue and I love the way it's double-layered! Thanks for taking part at CAS Mix Up.

  8. Just beautiful, love it. Cara x

  9. Your dragonfly is absolutely GORGEOUS, and I love how you added texture to your card with your embossing paste! Really stunning CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  10. Oh my goodness look at that dragon fly it is amazing. Thank you for sharing withATCAS

  11. This is spectacular, Elaine!! I just saw that it won - and deservedly so - the ATCAS challenge!! Congratulations!! I'm pinning this beauty!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Be still my heart! What a beautiful, sparkly dragonfly. Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month!

  13. Beautiful CAS card, love that gorgeous dragonfly, Cathy x

  14. Absolutely stunning and a real stand out card x


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