Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fern w/dragonfly

The other day when hubby and I were out on a walk to one of the parks that has a small lake we saw quite a few dragonflies and it reminded me of this stamp and punch set I have and so that is what I decided to do for my nephews birthday this year.

I first stamped a background with a large fern stamp I have, then I took some sparkle pen applied it to my craft mat and then added a touch of water and applied some splatters to the background with my paint brush. 


Stamped the dragonfly by adding Forest Walk Spectrum noir sparkle pen to the stamp and then stamped onto my cardstock, let it dry and then colored it Olive Jade sparkle pen, I didn't manage to pick up the sparkle in any of my pictures :(

I really liked this paper to go with my image but didn't have quite a large enough piece so I added some washi tape to the end.  Using a scrap that was left over after cutting out my background I used that piece to stamp my sentiment.

Rubber Stampede - Fern leaf stamp
Purple Daisy Design - Dragonfly stamp
EK Success - Dragonfly punch
Spellbinders - A2 Distressed edges and A2 matting basics B die sets
Tim Holtz - Symphony tissue tape
Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste paper
stamps of life - Standup4 sentimensts stamp
Spectrum noir sparkle pens - Forest walk for Background and Olive Jade for dragonfly

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and saying Hi,

Connie

17 comments:

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Connie! So fun you were inspired on your walk and remembered what you had in your stash to create your inspiration too! YAY! Wonderful masculine creating!

Lori said...

What a lovely card! The dragonfly is so pretty layered on the fern leaves!

April said...

This is so lovely and artsy looking! Love it!

Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty card,dear friend.Blessings!

Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

What a beautiful dragonfly card, Connie! I love the soft fern behind the gorgeous dragonfly and your card design! Great card, Connie!

Donna Ellis said...

What a soothing GORGEOUS creation, Connie! I love the soft fern greenery, and you amazingly brilliant dragonfly. The detail on your dragonfly is incredible! It's the perfect monochromatic masterpiece! Lovely! hugs, de

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Really beautiful card! I love the images and the splatter, and that is a great way to stretch you paper by adding the washi!

Darlene said...

Oh wow this is fabulous! I struggle using dragonflies ... don't ask me why!!??!! But you've certainly made him look awesome!

Prairie Pines Sewing Room said...

Very nice earthy and masculine card; although a female could love it just as much!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and just love the dragonfly and the leafy background.x

Janice said...

Your dragonfly is just stunning set against the perfect background.

Donna Phelan said...

Spectacular masculine card! Love that bit of newsprint and the rectangular dies you used! Dragonflies are so magical, this is fantastic!

Roosterhead Designs said...

This is a beautiful card Connie!! I love the 'improvisional' addition of the washi! Looks like it was very much meant to be there~
Great colors and stamping; this is a natural beauty~ Hugs, karen o

Kim said...

There is always inspiration to be found around us, isn't there. A lovely card....the washi tape sets this fabulous card off perfectly.

Beth Norman said...

A very nice masculine card. I like the die you used and the greenery in the background. Love that dragonfly!!

Gina said...

I love everything about your card, Connie. I am fascinated with dragonflies.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful! Ferns and dragonflies, sigh... So peaceful and calming. Beautiful background with the sponged edges and the splatters. Bet that dragonfly shimmers just like real life.