Friday 13 January 2023

Winged things for Seize the Birthday


Hi everyone, welcome back to a new year and a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
It was my turn to choose the theme for this turn...winged things.
Lots of scope for butterflies, bugs, planes, birds etc. 

or play along with our anything goes birthday option

My team mates and our party guest have some amazing inspiration for you, so I hope to see you in the gallery.

I bought this die set ages ago and this is it's first outing. I was inspired by this project by Emma Williams, I just love her dragonfly!

I diecut mine from silver metallic card and used distress glazes and gold embossing powder to colour the dragonfly. The die is 3 pieces so I used glossy accents to glue it together.

Here's a closer look at the shimmer and shine. 

I used similar coloured sprays for the background tag with a spritz of gold glimmer mist, then embossed it for added texture. The embossing folder is also new to me.
The edges are tipped with walnut stain distress ink for definition.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Double D Challenge, celebrating their 7th birthday, congratulations!

Make My Monday, something new (Sizzix funky insects die and Altenew embossing folder)

Try it on Tuesday, in with the new. I used a new to me technique with the embossing glazes on the dragonfly.

Dies: Sizzix funky insects; MFT pierced and regular tag stax; Creative Expressions mini stacked happy birthday.
Other: Distress glazes in cracked pistachio; rusty hinge and walnut stain; gold embossing powder; versamark pen; distress oxide sprays and distress sprays in rusty hinge and cracked pistachio; walnut stain distress ink;  Tattered Angels gold glimmer mist; Altenew organic linen 3D embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Brenda in IN said...

I love your background, the colors and embossing. The dragonfly is awesome, Cathy. Using the glaze and embossing powder gave it a patina that just shines.

Pat said...

I love your dragonfly and the metallic look with the green and gold is fabulous Cathy, and the background dry embossing matted on to black makes it stand out beautifully. x

Darnell said...

Wow, Cathy, you are really a master at using the glazes, stains, powders, inks, and sprays to create works of art that look like they are truly metallic! This is sensational! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous colors on your dragonfly and pretty tag. I agree with Darnell that you are a master at using the glazes, stains, powders, inks, and sprays to create works of art.

Diane said...

Wow, awesome tag card, so much shine and pretty texture!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

Nancy said...

I so agree with Darnell too! You are a mixed-media genius! This is so stunning and I know the gallery is going to be filled with beautiful cards! Great topping!

Linda said...

Cathy, thank you for the fun challenge. Your glazed background on your tag and dragonfly are so awesome. Beautifully done.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I am thrilled to be with the DT as Surprise Guest for January and February. This card is gorgeous, Cathy. All the supplies and techniques you used in this amazing creation play beautifully together. A fantastic make!

Cardsbymaaike said...

that's is so elegant and stylish! love the colors too. Thank you for playing at the AAA Birthday Card Challenges

JulieP said...

Planes did not even enter my mind until I read your post. Dangit! LOL!!! Beautiful work with the glazes.

ElizStewart said...

Cathy... the colors and the dragonfly are amazing. I feel you could pop that dragonfly off and it would be a beautiful pin. Love it. Thanks so much for the invite to play along this week as GD!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this! That bg is perfect with the gold misted dragonfly!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Make My Monday challenge
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Barbara said...

Wow, you got a wonderful and amazing look to your dragonfly tag. I need to check this out. It is an amazing design.

Colleen said...

Cathy, thank you for providing us with a fun first challenge of the new year! I love winged things and could make a dozen of them. (maybe I should!) This is really over the top beautiful. So much depth and interest in this tag on the card!

Carol L said...

I just love how you made this great tag into a card! All of those elements combine to make one fantastic card and I love not only the impressive colors, but the embossed background too!

Mia said...

What a super card! The distressed dragonfly is really beautiful. Thank you for joining TIOT. Hope you join us again next challenge.
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shirley-bee said...

This is so beautiful, Cathy! I love the verdigris effect on the dragonfly.

Mrs.B said...

A great card and I love the finish you achieved on the dragonfly.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely stunning! Everything about it is perfect - that dragonfly is amazing. I've never tried the Distress Glazes - guess I should!

papiershades said...

This card is absolutely beautiful , love the embossed background n the shine or glaze from inks !! Thank you for playing at the AAA Birthday Card Challenges - Deekshita (Papiershades)

Катерина Pioniya said...

Beautiful card with amaizing colors!
Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Pioniya, DT