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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Alpha Challenge "D" for Dragonfly



Good afternoon everyone, I have been working well today and managed to finish The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge "D" page.  My chosen word for "D" is dragonfly, dragonflies are so beautiful they are one of my favourite insects alongside butterflies.  I recently bought the Tim Holtz dragonfly stamp and have been looking forward to using it and the letter "D" gives me the chance.


As well as the Tim Holtz stamp I used two others which were free with magazines many years ago,  a grasses stamp from  Lavinia Stamps and a Stampendous swirls stamp.  I stamped the images in black Stazon and coloured them with distressed inks and some perfect pearls in blues, greens and golds.  The wings of each dragonfly were stamped onto acetate with Stazon, cut out and attached to the relevant dragonfly, a bit of a mistake because they hid the beautiful colours of the wings.  The background was coloured with distress inks in, squeezed lemonade, mowed lawn, broken china, milled lavender and a little peacock feather.  The swirls were stamped in various colours and the grasses in brushed corduroy.  
 


Off back to the pile of projects waiting on my desk, hope to get some more things finished before the end of the day.  

22 comments:

sam said...

Wow what a fab project x

BJ said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, Love dragonflies, love Tim's stamp and the colours you have chosen too. BJ

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! These pages are fabulous and love all the gorgeous detail you have incorporated on them. Love that dragonfly stamp too.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

What a fantastic project love the way the dragonfly's look so real xxx

Zoe said...

Fabulous pages Sylv xx

jane stillman said...

absolutely awesome pages

Nicie Ibarra said...

This is a great project - love the colors!!! :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

Great pages Sweetie, i love to watch dragonflies hovering over our pond x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab pages, love the dragonfly Px

Maisie Moonshine said...

Beautiful pages. Love that dragonfly stamp. Love the cool colours you've chosen for your background. MMx

Claire said...

A really beautiful word choice for D - and that tim holtz stamp is just gorgeous! I love the colours you've used on both the dragonflies and the background, Claire x

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous pages, hun, love this project, was going to do something like this, with my Dad's old Dictionary, after you last pages, but just could not do it, LOL....xxx

Joan said...

Lovely page, fab dragon fly stamp

Valerie said...

I love your dragonfly page Sylv, the acetate makes them so realistic they look as if they are going to fly off the page :)
Val x

carolfromkiwiland said...

Beautiful pages and I love all the colours you have used. The swirls and grasses in the background look gorgeous too. I am telling myself I don't need that dragonfly stamp but your pages are making it hard to resist the spending temptation!Lol.

Gráinne said...

Awesome pages! Love the colors and the word choice. The grass and the swirls look gorgeous on this. Suzanne

Dawn said...

Awe I love your page sylv, beautiful colours and stamping on your background and stunning focal images, superb. I adore dragonflies too, soooooo magical don't you think.
Hugs x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pages great D word choice and stamp love the background and colours.

MaggieH

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful pages, I love dragonflies.

The Craft Barn said...

Subtle and beautiful
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Frea Konings said...

Hi Sulv, thanks for popping in on my blog, I so appreciate your visit!! Love your page, those dragonfly stamps are amazing! Love the wings too! Hugs Frea

ionabunny said...

Lovely pages Sylv. The dragonflies are gorgeous