Friday, 23 June 2017

Dragonfly Birthday


Hi everyone, this is my last card as a party guest with 
Seize the Birthday. It's been so much fun and my stash of birthday cards has increased as a bonus!
The theme this time is anything goes, so it's an easy one to play along with.





I've used a new to me die from Stamplorations for the bold birthday, and
  stamped and fussy cut Indigo Blue dragonflies and painted them with twinkling H2O's. They are so sparkly in real life, bit hard to capture in the photo.
I've stencilled texture paste through a stencil to give some texture to the background.

I'm also linking up to the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.
I've used stamping, texture paste, fussy cutting and die cutting.



At Addicted to Stamps and More the theme is to make your mark. I've painted with twinkling H2Os.
They are also celebrating their 5th birthday so congratulations to Kylie and the team!



At Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge it's anything goes CAS with the option of masculine colours.
I've used  blue and green, so I hope it's still masculine even though there's a sparkle!



At CAS Watercolor Card Challenge the theme is Summer. Dragonflies remind me of lazy Summer days! I've used twinkling H2Os as my watercolor element.




Supplies:
Indigo Blue dragonfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Stamplorations birthday die; twinkling H2O's; Tim Holtz spatter stencil; texture paste; happy sentiment sticker.


Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x



20 comments:

Loll said...

Your dragonflies are gorgeous and sparkly, Cathy. Can definitely see that in your photo. Love the texture from the embossing paste background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour! xx

Christine Alexander said...

the twinkling H20 look amazing on the dragon flies so so pretty. Thanks for joining us at CAS WAtercolour.

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning dragonflies, Cathy. I love how they shine and really look like real dragonflies. Wonderful CAS design with your die cut Birthday. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Susan said...

Beautiful - the dragonflies are gorgeous in the Twinkling H2Os - wonderful shimmer to them. And the subtle texture paste / stencil background is perfect to add interest to the cardbase. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

Brenda in IN said...

The beautiful shine comes through so well on the dragonflies. They are gorgeous. The embossing paste made a fun background for them.

Darnell said...

This is my fave of them all, Cathy! It's so schparkly and lighthearted!! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

Beautiful dragonflies, Cathy! And I love that bit of stenciling paste in the background and the big bold sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Cat Craig said...

The dragonflys are fabulous!

Colleen said...

Cathy, your dragonflies are gorgeous and they look iridescent like in real life! Thank you for being a guest at STB and sharing your gift for birthday cards! It has been wonderful having you play along and inspire us!

maria f. said...

What a wonderful design. Those dragonflies are gorgeous and look perfect paired with that word die.

Julie B said...

Those dragonflies are gorgeous. It's really summer when our ponds are buzzing with them.
Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

Sue said...

Lovely shimmer on your dragonflies, Cathy, so pretty and your textured background adds more detail. Congrats on your party guest spot at STB!

Unknown said...

The shimmer on the blue dragonflies looks amazing, Cathy! Thank you so much for being our guest :)!!!

Pink Unicorn said...

What a gorgeous card, love the beautiful dragonflies and the subtle background. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Gramma Sarah said...

Wow!!!! I love dragonflies and use them a lot on cards. Must have some Twinkling H2o's!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card and your dragonflies look amazing. Thanks for being our party guest at Seize the Birthday.

BożenA said...

The dragonflies are so incredibly shiny, they look really stunning. I like this die sentiment from Stamplorations, it fits perfectly with your card. I love this card, Cathy.
hhugs,
BożenA

Pat said...

What beautiful irridescent dragonflies Cathy and the colour is gorgeous. x

Nancy said...

It was such a pleasure having you with us Cathy! Really love your final card with us! This dragon flies look awesome! Take care and hope to see you in the gallery from time to time!

Tenia Nelson said...

So very pretty!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP CAS June challenge!!