Saturday, 23 May 2015

Purple dragonflies

Hi again,
 I've made a few watercolour panels with my new paints.
The dragonflies were cut from scraps of vellum and painted with twinkling H2Os.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Seize the Birthday where it's an anything goes birthday theme.

I'm also visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.
The vellum scraps I have leftover are still big enough to punch or die cut a few tiny flowers from so they're back in the scrap box!

Edited to add: there's a purple challenge happening at Inkspirational so I'm also linking up there, thanks Sarah!

Kuretake Gansai Tambo paints; watercolour paper; Memory Box dragonfly die; vellum; twinkling H2Os; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Looks these gorgeous blues.

    Just trying some watercolour today but my paper dried a wee bit distorted. I ironed it and now have it weighted down...any other ideas

  2. Wow Cathy that background looks stunning and the colours are so pretty:) xx

  3. Wow Cathy, so beautiful! I absolutely need that beautiful die - am off on the hunt for it! A lovely change from butterflies and so clever to cut them from vellum then paint with H2O's!


    Di xx

  4. Love the gorgeous depth of colour on your panel, Cathy and those dainty dragonflies! I think there is a purple challenge going on over at Inkspirational.....

  5. Quite simply beautiful and then some Cathy! I have been going back and forth on your blog to search out your beautiful creations. Your skill with these paints is amazing and I have loved looking at all of them. The, this card, the red watercolours and pink and gold flowers are particularly gorgeous!
    I hope you don't mind because I am going to pin these to one of my Pinterest boards - they are so exquisite and will inspire me constantly Karen x

  6. A fabulous card - I love your watercolour background and the dragonflies.
    Kath x

  7. Oh wow, Cathy! That is a stunning card! I love the vellum dragonflies and H2Os are the perfect medium for them too!

  8. I love your painted panel. What a great back drop it makes for your gorgeous dragonflies. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Your water coloring is beautiful. The dragonflies look so real. Fantastic card.

  10. That blue panel is so beautiful, and I love the dragonflies! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  11. Simply stunning, Cathy ... those dragonflies really do look as though they're hovering above that beautiful blue hued panel ... just lovely! Anita :)

  12. Love your gorgeous coloured panel Cathy. And the dragonflies are so beautiful. I have been looking at dragonfly dies on-line (there are quite a few), but I just love these ... so delicate and beautiful and a perfect size. Have to add them to my wish list! :) xx

  13. Cathy, your purple/blue panel is absolutely gorgeous; a perfect canvas for the lovely dragonflies you've created! Stunning...Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!

  14. I love your card, the dragonflies are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

  15. Wauw, the watercolour panel is absolutely stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us at INK for our Purple/wedding challenge 'cause of my wedding.
    Pia xx


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