Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Dragonfly

I’ve written before that I like the long, skinny cards - you know - the ones that will fit into a business sized envelope. So I could not resist today’s Sketch Challenge on SCS - you can see it here:

This layout is interesting because of the ¾ inch flap fold that you make on the main panel which allows your back card base to show through. I thought about embellishing the back panel but I thought there was already enough going on with the Perhaps paper and the 8, yes 8, layers on the focal image.

Spring Dragonfly:

A little more about the main part of the focal image. The pieces for this were built from an awesome stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations that is a magnifying class with a dragonfly. The flowers and the wings going over the edge are not part of the image. The layers are as follows:
Stamped flowers on white CS
Stamped magnifying glass with dragonfly on transparency
Stamped/embossed magnifying glass again on Perhaps paper
Stamped the wings (separate stamp) on transparency

The flowers were colored with Prismacolor and Gamsol, the sky with watercolor crayons. The wings were colored with permanent pens and then painted white with acrylic paints. The paint makes the color on the wings pop!

Here is something funny that I discovered today - I am good at sewing strait lines - even going around corners (see the strait line on the long strip). I had a really hard time sewing to make it look messy on purpose (the ovals). I wanted this to look messy to help fill in the blank space.

Hope you are having a great day!

Other Info:
Stamps: (All Innovative Stamp Creations) Artsy Trinkets, Summer Elements III, Mona Lisa Arte
Inks: Black Stazon, Black (SU), India Ink Black
Paper: Perhaps (Basic Grey), transparencies, Black
Other: Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, Lyra watercolor crayons, Word Window Punch (SU), Oval Nestabilities, Acrylic paint, sharpie, slick writers

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