Friday, 17 June 2011

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Happy Friday to you all.

Today sees a new member join our team at The Stamp Man and I am so pleased it is my good blogging buddy Angela from Pages by The Sea. I am going to have to really be on my toes now as she creates the most stunning pieces of art, do pop over and take a look at her work.

So for this fortnight Angela has been thrown in at the deep end and is hostessing the challenge. We are looking for Dragonflies and Butterflies on your projects


My inspiration was drawn from the challenges at Studio L3 where the amazing Linda has found another of the fabulous Tim's techniques which is like an embossing batik; Simon Says Stamp and Show where we are challenged to use distress/torn paper,  and The Cheerful Stamp Pad  to use things with wings.

I used Tim's tutorial to stamp the dragonflies and embossed them, then added ink all over the card. The stamped dragonflies were then ironed to remove the embossing powder. I shadow stamped some small dragonflies over the card. The butterflies were created using the same technique and I cut them out and inked over them, leaving the EP on them, small micro beads were added to the body. My sentiment was stamped with black soot DI and I used one of Tim's speckled stamps and used paint to go around the edges; they were also distressed with a distressing tool and inked over. The mount paper edges were distressed and torn.

Supplies used -

DIs - shabby shutters, peeled paint, weathered wood, tattered rose, walnut stain, black soot
Stamps - Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry set and Papillon, Aspects of Design Dragonflies
Clear embossing powder.
Acrylic paint

Have a good day and I hope to see you over at the Stamp Man challenge blog. Do go over and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from my fabulous teamies, wow, they are really gorgeous projects.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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25 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Oh oww Brenda - i just love the colours in this and the beautiful Dragonfly .. Have a great weekend
Lisa x

Debs said...

WOWZERS Brenda - this is truly stunning! I love the colours and the whole design of it!
Have a wonderful weekend.
{{Debs}}xx

Juls said...

ooooh wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!! just loving everything about this! such a FANTABULOUS work of art!!!! Hugs Juls

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card Brenda! I used that ironing technique once...then forgot all about it. Works wonders for the dragonflies. Hope you get some sun for the weekend. Our outlook looks good, plus I'll be able to relax and enjoy it!
Joyce xx

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, This is so beautiful. Love the technique.I will have to give it a go when i have some time. I really like the effect you got and the colours are perfect. Thanks for being so kind and have a wonderful weekend. Angela

Kathyk said...

As always, such a lovely piece from you Brenda - FAB colours too

Happy Friday - have a great weekend

Kathyk

Dragonlady said...

Ooooh this is totally scrummy, love the technique.

Hugs Ali x

donna said...

Hope your pc is all better. This is a fantastic card Brenda. I love all the colors you have used and of course dragonflies and that is one of my favorite Tim quotes. Have a great weekend..hugs..Donna

sasa said...

Looks so delicate - love the blues and green together1

Jane said...

Fantastic colors. I really enjoyed your card. All the elements work so well together.

Margreet said...

wow Brenda, what a beautiful and stylish card....love it!....have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

MarleneMAZ said...

Gorgeous card! love the colours.

Netty said...

Lovely card Brenda and the butterflies really pop out. Annette x

Rebekah said...

Gosh Brenda this is stunning so pretty and such fab work I must try some of these fab techniques hugs Rebekah xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Brenda! Just noticed you live not too far from me. I am Basingstoke,

Lucy x

Debi said...

Brenda, this is so pretty love the background you've created and the stamps :-) Debi x

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Brenda this is a beautiful piece of work, the colours are gorgeous, the technique stunning and the sentiment is devine. One of my all time favourites of yours.
I hope your well I miss you at MAWTT
Hug Laurie x

BarbaraW said...

Such a beautiful card. You did fabulously combining these challenges. Love the distressed elements and that dragonfly. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Irene said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Brenda, great colours. I love it. xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant just love all the elements you have put into this,great colors love those dragonflies hugs cheryl xxxx

Jen said...

What a pretty piece this is!! Love the colors in it and the pretty dragonflies and butterflies!!!

LynneForsythe said...

an unadulterated BEAUTY....the colors...the techniques...THE WHOLE DANG THING GIRL!!!

Thank BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful dragonfly and butterfly work, love the background and the images.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love the colours you've used and the batik technique has worked beautifully ! Sue C x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Brenda.
luv
debby