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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

New Challenge Blog Finally Begins!

Hi Folks, well the day has finally arrived, and the new challenge blog Crafting with Dragonflies launches today. Based in Australia, but with an international Design Team, this friendly challenge blog is run by a lovely lady called Hilde. I count myself very lucky to be on the Design Team, and have a card to show you today. I am using a freebie provided by Hilde herself, and you can get this lovely design by hopping over to the challenge blog.

I coloured a piece of watercolour paper with Distress Inks, using the wrinkle free distress method before printing the digital image onto the background. I also printed the image again onto a spare piece of watercolour paper. I coloured both images with pencils, and then stuck the second image over the first with the wings sticking up slightly.

I stamped over the background with a fabulous texture stamp from Chocolate Baroque to add to the watery feel of the background. I chose a co-ordinating piece of background paper from the Prima Firefly range. I have used a Jo Capper-Sandon dragonfly sentiment, which I love. My flowers and leaves are Crealie dies.





Please hop over to the challenge blog and take a look around. You can see what my lovely Design Team mates have been making. There are links to our Facebook page, and you can follow us on Twitter as well. We would love to see you, and would really appreciate your support.

There are lots of prizes for our first fortnightly challenge, so it is well worth entering a card with a dragonfly image.

First prize is a Magnolia Tilda stamp plus

Eureka Stamps 5 digis of the winner's choice




Sassy Studio Designs 4 digis of the winner's choice

Crafts and Me: 3 digi stamps





Emerald Fairy: 2 digi stamps




Thanks for stopping by, xx

6 comments:

Ina said...

Lovely write up Judith and a gorgeous card for us all to see and be inspired by. Hugs

Susan Hogan said...

Judith - firstly, that sentiment is beautiful and so suitable! Your background is fantastic and that is one technique that I have now stored away! I do so love the Firefly papers - they are so pretty. I accidently ordered a second paper pad and am so glad I did - it will not be given away! Your watercoloured dragonfly is just so pretty and those flowers! WOW! How clever are they!

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning, what a very beautiful card. Glad we are up and running, hugs T xx

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautiful card Judith, love those colours, so wonderful to have you on out team, awesome, blessings Hilde

~ Barb said...

I'm so glad you shared how you made that beautiful background, it is just gorgeous! And I love the flower die too. What a lovely card. I'm glad we're underway too, so exciting.
{Hugs} Barb

Pauline Butcher said...

Stunning card, the flowers are beautiful I love the dragonfly, and his wings are magical. Hugs P xxx

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