D for Dragonfly

Hello crafty friends! I’m finally back at my craft desk, after spending the last 2 months travelling with friends in Australia & New Zealand – we had such a brilliant trip, but it was time to come home to reality! After unpacking & doing all the washing, I managed to get some time at my craft desk to create my design team card for the new theme over at Alphabet Challenge, where Caz has chosen D for Dragonfly. I’ve gone with ‘Hazel’s Dragonfly’ stamp set from Julie Hickey Designs (didn’t have to think too hard about that one!) and picked up the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches

I started with a square of white card that I’d cut to fit a 6×6 card blank. I then blended ‘dried marigold’ & ‘carved pumpkin’ Distress Oxides through the circles part of Julie’s ‘backgrounds #2’ stencil, using low tack tape to mask off the other areas of the stencil.

I stamped the dragonfly across the stencilled circles in black Versafine Clair ink and left it for a minute to dry thoroughly. I then used a couple of my Pergaliner pencils to shade the dragonfly’s wings, which let the circle background still show through.

I finished by adding the sentiment, ran a black Sharpie around the card edges and then attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

Nothing too taxing to get me back into the swing of crafting! What have you got in your stash that will fit our dragonfly theme at Alphabet Challenge? We’d love to see your creations in our gallery – the challenge runs until Thursday 1 June.

11 thoughts on “D for Dragonfly

  1. Absolutely love this, Deborah! I love your take on our sketch. The dragonfly is beautifully colored and looks great against the background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  2. Welcome back! The dragonfly makes such a great focal point for this sketch Deborah – love the soft colours too. Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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