Saturday, 22 May 2010

I really enjoyed making this, despite wanting to be in the sun – yep, the Sun has got his hat on, hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! 
The background is alcohol inks on glossy card, with some gold mixative.  The dragonfly (LOVE this Non Sequitur image) was first stamped on the background, masked then I stamped the Hero Arts Art words in Wild Plum ink, followed by the swirls, which are gold embossed.  I coloured the dragonfly a little with Copics and some white pen, then stamped again on Vellum, coloured with Copics (on the back), cut out and attached over the original image.  I used Glitter Glaze on some of the wings and body, which you can’t see here.  'Imagine the Possibilities' from Elusive Images.
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24 very much appreciated comments:

Lorraine said...

this is excellent i really want to try those inks but not sure where to start would you know whats best seeing as i have never done this but really want to try it out xx

sam21ski said...

Oooh this is lovely Cath, great colour combo

Thanks for staying in and playing with us over on Lotstodo - Sam xxx

Rosie said...

Wow, this is a great art work. Wonderful colors and image.

Rosie

Willy said...

Beautiful card and wonderful background, Cath!

Sally H said...

Stunning! It's a beautiful dragonfly and Your background is gorgeous, Cath!

Larisa said...

Very beautiful colours!!! I love this dragonfly too )))

Lorraine said...

thankyou so much for the tips on these inks they sound like such fun.your work is perfect with them really great results you have with your projects xx

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

bright and beautiful colours cath, the sun must have got to you lol have a great weekend ju x

Dotpat said...

Love it Cath the colours are gorgeous

Martina2801 said...

Oh Cath, this is just so creative and wonderful. I truly enjoy seeing what you create,such a pleasure.

Anke said...

Gorgeous Cath, great work.

Hugs
Anke

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful Cath. Love the colours, x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super super pretty! I love the inks on the card and your coloring! Beautiful:) Great job--thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Paul B said...

Beautiful, bright colours, love how they blend together. Fab card. Px

Neet said...

Love those "you" colours. I too am a big fan of this dragonfly - thanks for reminding me about it.

stampdiva said...

Such a soft, floaty feel to your background which is perfect with the dragonfly. Excellent. TFS. Lynne M x

crafty creations said...

Great piece Cath - love the colours


Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Jaqi said...

Oh what a delight this is , the colours , the style , and that Dragonfly is beautiful

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous, love those colours and clean simple stamping, just love it.

Anne Jagger said...

It's just beautiful Cath.

Ruby said...

Just lovely! I can't get that 'sun has got his hat on' song out of my head now though lol. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Lottie said...

I just adore your colour combinations on here and the dragonfly is stunning.

Love it to bits

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Cath, Lovely vintage card. I'm a big fan of those colours and the image looks brilliant. Thanks for your kind words on my blog - they are very much appreciated. Pen x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi, I gave you and your lovely blog an award today if you'd like to pop over and pick it up. Pen x