Thursday, 2 July 2009

Dragonflies.


Been very hot again today.... I've been playing near York (a couple of hours drive away from home) and it was really too hot to be on a bowling green. When I say 'playing' I use the term loosely - Today was not one of my better days...... but there you go, game's gone now and there's nothing I can do about it... but it does make me feel bad when I think I let my team mates down.

Anyway, enough of the self pity!


The theme at Big Art Adventure this months is 'Dazzling Dragonflies'.

My card stock has recently become very depleted so I took the opportunity to make a greeting card.
The background paper is from Elusive Images and the dragonfly stamp was courtesy of this month's Craft Stamper magazine. I stamped the image in white ink onto some vellum. Once dry, I cut the images out and added the tiny pink beads for the dragonfly's body, then used some glitter round the edges of the wings. The glitter caused the wings to curl slightly but I like the effect so I've left it!
Finally I layered some fabric flowers in co ordinating colours and added some ribbon.

15 comments:

daisy said...

This is beautiful. Luv how you have made the dragonfly bodies.

daisy xx

Rosie said...

So pretty - and I love the PINK! The dragonfly is so clever and effective. Thank you for taking part in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

sassy said...

aw matey this is stunning card and im sure the team knows you only to well to never ever think youd have let them down.....you are probably over tired.....and im sure your game wasnt that bad yer are a numpty and i loves yer...have a rest sweetie.....hugs sassxxxxxx

Jan said...

Love what you've done to the dragonflies Viv - very pretty card.
p.s. Don't know how you can play anything in this weather - no wonder you didn't feel at your bestxx

Linda said...

Such a lovely card...and a gorgeous shade of pink! Glad you joined in...
Linda :-)
ABAA

Karen R said...

Your dragonflies are gorgeous - the mojo may have been off for the bowls but not for the card - it's really lovely

Judy said...

I agree with everyone else - this card is beautifully made. Sorry about the lack of mojo on the bowling green - better luck next game.

Lynn said...

I love this Viv, especially the intricate work on the dragonflies, just beautiful :) I love going to York when I am in England.

Anonymous said...

So delicate.

WildGoose said...

Delicate-looking and well made!

Pattie said...

Lovelyyyyyyy Viv so pretty,I just got this mths craft stamper,just love the dragonfly,cant wait to use it,you have set it off well,beautiful! xx

Leslie said...

Sooo pretty. Love it. The dragonfly idea is awesome. Hugs, Leslie

Gini said...

What lovely use of that stamp! So inventive and really pretty :)
Gini xx

Jaqi said...

very pretty , what a lovely colour, so summery, Jaqi

Anne said...

Very pretty, love the dragonfly, better get mine inked up :)