Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dragonfly Dreams



Crafty Individuals have some new releases, infact some of the images are amongst my favourite of theirs to date.
Here I'm showing a card made for Penny's birthday using a text stamp from the CI261 plate and a gorgeous printed image from the Nature's Beauty book (you HAVE to check this book of images out - its just £3.95 for 162 images). I created a 'sprayed watercolour and inks on a plastic sheet' background to match in with the colours on the dragonfly square so it coordinates well, adding more inks and embossing powder whilst still wet for good measure..

And, as luck would have it, this weeks Mixed Media Monday challenge theme is 'Wings'.

38 comments:

Greensleeves said...

You always create most beautiful backgrounds, love all the splashes and smudges, very arty.

joy said...

Very beautiful!

Sandy said...

Wow stunning card.
Love the splashes. Wonderful work.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is awesomely beautiful! xxoo

Kim Piggott said...

So very beautiful Jo!
Stunning work!
hugs
kim x

Kim said...

This is beautiful, Jo! Lovin' that backgound and the way you've used the embossing powders. The overall effect is so soft and watery--lovely!!

Helen said...

that is so pretty!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Jo! Love that stamp--and your background is fabulous!

joanne wardle said...

so delicate, it reminds me of a dragonfly hovering near a pool of water

Martina2801 said...

WOW!!! This is just so stunning! Amazing interpretation of the theme.

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, and the background is wonderful - soft and ethereal to match the dragonfly. I've just got some of the new CI stamps, and the Nature's Beauty book. It is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? I'd say it's their best miniatures book yet.

Ellie Knol said...

another beauty!

Lottie said...

I love CI's new stamps too - and that book is a must have isn't it - dragonflies are just stunning aren't they - I just adore their almost rainbow coloured irridescent wings in the sunshine.

Elaine G said...

Lovely card Jo. I love CI stamps and dragonflies are one of my favourite images. I must get that new image book. I love those delicate colours - gorgeous! I am sure your friend will be delighted with her card.

Hope you are fully recovered at home from the freeze!

Elaine x

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

Breathtaking, I love dragonflies.

Sheilagh:o)

Shelle said...

gorgeous..., the colours are beautiful...i can only hope i may be able to draw like that one day!

kjjc said...

that background is stunning

PiecesofD said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Chris Arlington said...

Dragonflys are my fave, this card is beautiful, love the texture and colours

NANCY LEFKO said...

So beautiful...I love dragonflies and your color combo here is fab.

Carla said...

great card

Chriss Rollins said...

I have that CI book and agree the images are brilliant as is everything of theirs.

Love the card great colours I am sure penny will love it.

chriss x

Cynnie said...

This is gorgeous...love the way you make the watercolor background.

Paula said...

Love the mixed colours on this very watery & dreamy.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a beautiful card, Jo. I love the duck egg blue and mauve together. I love the new CI stamps and the image book is the best yet IMHO!

Lucy x

Shar said...

So totally gorgeous! Just love your composition and the burst of purple in the flower!

Loved Ever said...

nice post keep blogging .
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Shannon said...

I just love the way you do these backgrounds Jo, they look so very artistic. I would love it if one time you explained exactly how you do that. I think I have a pretty good idea but I'm curious if I'm right. I love the Crafty Individuals new stamps and book myself. They have the best stamps I swear. And on top of that they are both two of the nicest people ever. Love this card you made, it's awesome. Happy New Year by the way.

Janny said...

So beautiful!

Diane said...

Jo, this is such a beautiful and elegant card! By the way, the name of your blog always gives me a smile! Diane

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!

Diana Evans said...

I love your work...wow!!! I will be following to see more of it...

great to meet you!!!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Lynn Stevens said...

Simply Gorgeous and Love your last one too! Love how you used the embossing powder and inks. WOW

Heavens2Betsy said...

This card is beautiful Jo. I think your backgrounds are always so amazng.

lisa said...

This is stunning Jo. I love how you've created the texture with the EP. The colours look amazing. I really am going to have give this a go.

Lisax

Lorraine said...

love the stamps she sells...fantastic card

Suzi Smith said...

love the colours, effects... everything. Just skipping through blogland & spied my lettering, lol. You're the first one I spotted using the birthday stamp from crafty individs... its lovely when i see designs being used, cos I never really know who does what with them!