Thursday, August 14, 2014

stamps and die cuts. . . .

are the challenge at STAMPLORATIONS.


I do have a few stamps from Stamplorations, but my card features Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous and Ranger products this time. 


The dragonfly die/embossing folder comes in a set.  While in Colorado, my son gifted me with a few things from a stamp store we found in Estes Park; this set being one of them.  The background was created with two stamps from Stampers Anonymous using shaded lilac and dusty concord distress inks.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink.  The dragonfly was cut from white cardstock and colored with shaded lilac distress ink and then sprayed with Ranger's heirloom gold spray.  Clear rhinestones from my stash were added for some bling.

While walking around a small local pond the other day, I spotted two dragonflies.  So, I am submitting this to the SSS Wednesday challenge which is "summer".  I also would like to say that dragonflies are not as pretty as some of the stamps/dies I have seen of them.  That's what happens when you add "artistic license" in the mix!!

Thank you for your visit to my blog.  I love hearing from you.

edit:  also submitting this to the following challenge:

Die Cut Divas Hot August Nights

14 comments:

Brenda said...

What an exquisite card Joy and that background is so beautifully made. It's so nice to be influenced by an actual something from nature!

Lin said...

Love your mix here, Joy! Your new dragonfly IS pretty wonderful! And a great symbol of summer - thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous card, Joy! I love the textures and subtle shades pf purple in this! Well done!Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Summer Challenge!

Kylie said...

Amazing texture here! Your dragonfly is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joy :-) I love the subtle background, lovely colours and the dragonfly is beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Joy.

Theresa said...

Wonderful card...loving the dragonfly and your colors. Very artistic!

Arlene said...

Beautiful and I love the colors. Don't use these colors enough myself.

You should submit this in our Hot August Nights challenge at Die Cut Divas at http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2014/08/hot-august-nights.html. I think it's a perfect summer night with insects fluttering around.

Cat Craig said...

Wow Joy, what a stunning card. So much visual impact.

Greta said...

Gorgeous colors & perfect composition, Joy! This is just stunning!

n1sunrider said...

Beautiful work!
Ivette

Karen D. said...

love it Joy....so pretty.
Thanks for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment.
hugs,
Karen

Arlene said...

So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

shirley-bee said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! I want to touch it. Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations!