You can't keep me away from dragonflies for very long!
Don't panic, I've not actually made four cards today, even though this is my fourth card of the day, I've made them over the course of the last few days but haven't had chance to photograph and write about them until today. So I have a bit of a backlog to clear!
A few days ago I spotted a new challenge called CAS Mix-Up, where entries need to be mixed media AND clean and simple - a very intriguing combination, as I always think of mixed media as being as far removed from CAS as a crafter can possibly get. The first challenge, for March, is stamping + watercolouring + a choice from their mixed media options list.
I chose stencilling from the list, and used a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) brass stencil that I've had for many years along with NBUS Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink in Violet Haze (part of a lovely goodie bag I won on the Creative Expressions Facebook page recently) and sponged the ink through the stencil to create the motif. I also sponged the ink evenly over a slightly larger piece of paper to create a mat that matched it exactly.
The dragonfly is a Linda Luckin stamp (no longer available) which I coloured by scribbling several shades of blue and mauve watercolour pencil onto acetate and picking up the colour with a wet paintbrush, adding varying amounts of each colour until it matched the background, then using my custom-blended watercolour to paint the image. When it was dry, I covered the wings with clear Wink of Stella.
I'm sharing this with
CAS Mix Up - March
Mod Squad - feature a creature
DJkardkreations - NBUS #6