Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Crafting with Dragonflies One year Anniversary

Hi Folks, it's time for another challenge over at the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog. It's our one year Anniversary, and so we have chosen the theme of 'Celebration' for this challenge. You can make a project for this theme celebrating anything you like, Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement, Birthday, anything that falls under the umbrella of a celebration.

I have chosen to make a card using an image from one of our sponsors Handmade Harbour. I thought that this image was so versatile with the bunting, and was really pleased to see that the words 'Good Luck' would fit onto the number of triangles in the image. So I went with a generic idea of a Good Luck card initially, and my card just developed from there.

I created a wrinkle free Distress baclground, using Antique Linen and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, building up the layers, until I was happy with the colour. I then added some Biscotti Perfect Pearls spray for a bit of shimmer. I only covered half of my watercolour paper, and once the paper was completely dry, and ironed flat, I printed the image twice, once on the patterned area, and once on the plain area. I die cit the image from the patterned area, using a large circle die cut, and edged the shape with more Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. I coloured the second image with Coloursoft pencils. I decoupaged the image onto the circle background.

I used some of the waste background which was left over from my watercolour sheet to die cut some little banners from a Joanna Sheen die cut. The waste hearts from the die cuts were used to decorate the bottom of the card. Waste not, want not! I added some cream lace to continue the cream highlights throughout the card. Finally, I chose some Magenta card as my mat layer for the circle and background card, which is a Prima Firefly paper.

Our very generous sponsors this week are Handmade Harbour, who are offering the winner six digis as a prize:
Make it Crafty, who are offering the winner $10 to spend in their store:

and Flourish with a Bling who are offering the Winner $15 to spend in their store:
There is also a DT call on the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge Blog, so be sure to pop over and check out all of the information.

Sadly this is my last post for Crafting with Dragonflies, I am hanging up my wings. Life has taken over somewhat and I am saying goodbye to my fellow dragonflies. I will miss them after a year of working on the team with them. I would like to wish them well as they head into another year of challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Susan Hogan said...

We are really going to miss you Judith and all the work you did. Many thanks for that. You certainly were a big part of the success for the challenges. I love this card - so soft and feminine and yet with such punch. Good Luck to you as well in the future.

CG said...

Such a stunning card! Love how you've created that special paper. It never occurred to me to iron paper...what a good idea! Your inking is just amazing. We will miss you so much at Crafting with Dragonflies! Best, CG

happyglitzygirl said...

Yep, I agree with Susan. You will be missed, blessings Hilde

jackiescrafts said...

This is a lovely card Judith, the background you have created is in lovely soft colours and the whole thing works beautifully

Jackie x

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