Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Dragonsdream TIO

What a way to start Wednesday morning, sheer heaven in the theme at TIO this week - "Dragonflies and Butterflies" and an opportunity to try out some nice messy ink techniques as well.

I had a play round with inks starting by spritzing water onto the blank card, then lightly dabbing over chalk eyes and found by adding the water first I did not get the outline of the inkpad and it all bled together nicely. When it was dry I took a piece of meshy fabric, laid it over and dabbed more of the darker ink here and there which gave a honeycomb effect (it's not over obvious on this tag, but can be seen better on another one I did which I shall post above this one.

I stamped randomly with a tiny butterfly from Penny Black 30-034 and 3816E and Rubber Stampede 33538 and favourite Agapanthus Stampendous P107 ........ Oh I do love this stamp in case nobody realised. The large PB butterfly was stamped again onto vellum and embossed with aquamarine powder and just two lines of PB 2695J. The ink used is Brilliance lightening black which has a slight green tinge so less harsh than solid black.


  1. Love your work yet again, you are a genuine crafty girl, this is just gorgeous!

  2. Woo it is full of yumminess... Thanks so much for playing again this week.

  3. This is so lovely! The colours make it so light & airy...just like a butterfly X

  4. Hi Brenda

    Yes - Heaven indeed.

    Gorgeous colours and images all mixed together so beautifully.

    Love Jules xx

  5. I agree, Brenda. This weeks challenge is delicious and you have made a wonderful job of this. I love those misty colours and the mesh stamping is inspired. It is just beautiful.


  6. So beautiful. Love your butterflies, both large and small.

  7. Beautifully ethereal - I love it!
    Ali xx

  8. Wow, this is absolutely amazing - I love it !
    Why not enter your creation on Simon Says
    Challenge this week ?
    There is a fabby prize of a $25 spending spree in the SSS store and also
    a SIGNED piece of artwork by Tim Holtz ! Hope you can join us !
    Jo x

  9. This is gorgeous, love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your techniques
    Christine xx


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