Friday, 17 January 2020

Golden dragonfly.


Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday,  and Nancy has chosen stencils as the optional theme.


There are so many fun ways to use stencils, with paste, inks, paints, sprays or even dry embossing.
The design Team and our party guest have lots of ideas to inspire you. Or, you can always play along with the anything goes birthday option!


I spread some grit paste through a stripes stencil and when it was dry painted it with some teal- pink opal magic paint. I wanted more shimmer so I sprinkled on some brushos gold sprinkle it, spritzed with water and used a soft brush to spread it around. 
Here's a closer look.


I like the shimmery grungy look!

The dragonfly was stamped with versafine, clear embossed, fussy cut and painted with twinkling H2Os.

Tha happy is a diecut inked with versamark and embossed with aged gold embossing enamel.

I'm linking up to some challenges:

At Addicted to Stamps & More it's make your mark.




Inkspirational has fauna as a word prompt.



Supplies:
Indigo Blu dragonfly stamp, versafine onyx black ink and clear ep; Twinkling H2Os; Tim Holtz stripe stencil and grit paste; Art Alchemy teal-pink opal magic paint; Brushos gold sprinkle it powder; Poppy Stamps jumbled birthday die; versamark ink and Stampendous aged gold embossing enamel; birthday sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

24 comments:

Cat Craig said...

gorgeous.

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the stencil and loving the extra bling on your fabulous card x.

Bonnie said...

Love those irregular stripes and how you've colored the panel, Cathy! A perfect place for that awesome dragonfly to perch!

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Cathy and that stencilled background is beautiful and love the dimension with the paste and the prettily coloured dragonfly looks great over the top and finished perfectly with the gold dimensional sentiment. I hope that the fires have not got any closer to you. I have been speaking to our son in Sydney and it has been raining very heavily and they are due to have more over the weekend, so hope that maybe you will be getting some wet weather too though probably hotter and dryer generally where you are. x

Barbara said...

This card is amazing and very striking! Love the colors and the simplicity of it.

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous Plus! Loving the shine too.
Lynn

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your embossing with the stencil and made into a panel looks great

Carol L said...

This is absolutely STUNNING with that gorgeous dragonfly and beautifully stenciled and pained panel! I LOVE the gold sentiment too, just WOW on this beautiful creation!

Ina G said...

OMGosh Cathy this is fabulous! Love how you created your stenciling and your dragonfly is stunning. What a beautiful card. Love the aged gold enamel sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week.
PS Hope you weren't/aren't effected by the fires.

Ashwini Rao said...

Oooh!! That looks seriously amazing! That shiny goodness and the texture of the grit paste looks so delish! Love that! An the dragonfly and the sentiment match it all so perfectly!

Nancy said...

I love this so much and so glad you explained your efforts so well! I tend to make very simple cards and don't play with different mediums enough! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lindsey said...

This stencilled strip is awesome! And so is the dragonfly - and the embossed happy! So essentially, a fabulous card.

TaeEun said...

The vintage metallic look of all the elements is gorgeous, Cathy!! Love the teal and gold combination!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant die/s used on this beautiful creative design. Thanks for entering into our current challenge. Hope to see you in our challenges again.
[aNNie Design Team Member for Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies DT

Marina said...

I love all the texture on this - what a beauty! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Jenny Hall said...

Beautiful and elegant... lovely! Thanks for joining the ATSM Challenge this week.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Cathy. Your shimmery grunge looks kinda like patina, but more beautiful because of all that yummy shimmer. Loving all the dimensions too.

Darnell said...

Cathy, this is a work of art! I love dragonflies! It's wonderful how you got this one to land on your pretty stenciled panel! Well, it DOES look real! And the heft of that golden happy makes it look like jewelry!! Hugs, Darnell

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, wonderful stripe stenciled panel, Cathy! I love the colors, shimmer, shine, and the grungy look! The dragonfly and the embossed sentiment have the same aged feel and just a little of black is a great accent.
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous glimmer and delicious texture, Cathy ... that libellule is just fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

Glenda J said...

I have to remember to use my paste - you did such an amazing job! Very cool grunge card. Love the sentiment too.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, I love the texture of that stencilled panel, Cathy!

JoAnn said...

Love all the detail with the stripe stencil, very pretty. The dragonfly is lovely also.

Nandini said...

Wow! I love the texture. And the dragonfly is the perfect addition. Great to see you in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT