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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Purple and Blue Dragonfly Tilda

This is my entry to this weeks 'The Pink Elephant' blog challenge (#30).
This week's challenge consists of a recipe:

1 ribbon
2 squares
something that sparkles

Here is the card I produced:

The Dragonfly Tilda image, from Magnolia, is one that I stamped whilst at Julie's thanks to the lovely Alex.

It was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and watercoloured using Whispers Brushstroke markers. The wings were highlighted with Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue. Antennae were added using purple wire from ACE Studio Cards.

A circle of blue paper, cut using a Nestabilities die, was then embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. This was matted onto a Nestabilities scalloped circle of purple card and highlighted with dots of Craft Planet Ice Blue glitter glue.

A strip of the Jardin paper from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad was matted across a square of the White Dynasty paper.

Using the Making Memories Notch and Die tool, two ribbon holes were punched from the scalloped circle and a length of purple metallic ribbon from Dovecraft was threaded through them and attached on the reverse of the White Dynasty paper. This was then matted onto a square of the purple card.

The Tilda image was cut out and layered onto the circles using 3D foam pads.

Purple flower gems, from Papermania, were attached in three of the corners and they were highlighted with the Ice Blue glitter glue, and the floral pattern on the Jardin paper with the Iridescent Sparkle.

The 'Happy Birthday' greeting, from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set, was stamped in the bottom right-hand corner using Versafine Imperial Purple archival pigment ink.

The inside of the card was also decorated, using the same papers as were used on the front of the card.The sentiment, also from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set, was stamped using the Imperial Purple ink.


Tara said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen and I adore that scrummy paper you've used!
Hugs Tara xx


Hi Kathleen
A fabulous card,
Hugs Dianne xx

Eisbärin said...

Great card again, Kathleen! Love your colouring on Tilda and your choice of papers is always immaculate.

Julie said...

Fabby card - love what you've done. Colouring is perfect!!

Ann said...

A lovely card - great image and colouring.
Ann xxx

LORi said...

Pretty Pretty!!
Happy you joined us this week at TPE!!

hugs-LORi BOYD
The Pink Elephant

Aunty Sue said...

fab card and good luck at long last we get to see a pic.

PaperCrafty said...

Darling card!! Love Tilda!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!


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