Thursday, 11 April 2013

Dragonfly Dreams

Hello from a wet and cold north west of England! After a couple of quite nice, sunny (if a bit chilly) days we are blessed today with rain and grey skies.
Everyone is talking about Spring - well it ain't sprung here! Think even the daffodils are sorry they've opened their heads to face the world.
In anticipation that Spring is just around the corner (well we can hope can't we???) I made a card using a stamp I longed for then when it was bought for me didn't ink! (Not until now that is....)

I used Stazon Timber Brown and stamped the lovely dragonfly and sentiment on ivory pearlised card - which is really hard to nab a decent pic of - must be to do with the reflection off the paper I think.

The 'Dragonfly Dreams' sentiment was part of a set from the Stamp Bug many moons ago and thought that it gave the card a 'neutral' theme so it could be used for many things. 
I also resisted the temptation to put on flowers, die cuts and all the other usual things that I automatically reach for.

The backing papers are from the 'use these up 'cos they're too big to throw away' box, think one was a digi download and all the elements were matted layered and stitched onto dark brown card.

I added some two tone cream and brown ribbon, tied a little bow, and a bronze pearl. (Knew I wouldn't be able to just leave it plain!)
Hope Spring has arrived where you are! x

Challenges -
Papercrafting Journey - Monochrome
Pan Pastel - Stamped Image
Rhedd & Rosies - Monochrome
Milk Coffee - Welcome Spring
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Creative moments - Things with Wings


Netty said...

terrific mix of papers Viv, love the stitching as well. Apparently the weekend is going to be totally Springlike.....whoopee.
Annette x

Lynne said...

This is lovely Viv. Your colours are fab, love the herringbone DP.
Spring hasn`t sprung in the north east either, I`m sick of being cold.
Lynne xxx

craftysue49 said...

Fabulous Viv the dragonfly x

craftysue49 said...

Fabulous card Viv the dragonfly x

Di said...

Brilliant Viv - love the stitching and that stamp is beeeautiful!!! A gogeous card all round

Hugs, Di xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Viv. I love the image, soft colours and fabulous papers.

We must get some Spring-time weather soon, surely!!

Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

I love this card Viv great image and I love your backing papers
jacqui x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Viv, I love the stamp the stitching and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Zoe said...

What a beautiful card, love that dragonfly, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

alex said...

Very classy design, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, love the layers and great stamps.
Yvonne x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card... Love that stamp....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Jackie said...

Good morning Viv, the rain has reached us now, seems colder to me that it was when we had frost!
A beautiful card, I love that dragonfly :o)
Jackie xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Fab card Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosie. xxx

Suze Bain said...

Viv, this is gorgeous, I absolutely love how you've done the background - I'm going to be digging out the DPs and the sewing machine! Thanks for the inspiration! xx

coops said...

so stunning viv.really gorgeous design and colours and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

WOW this is totally awesome!!! just love the wonderful stamp. Love the colors you have used as well.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome design here and love the cute image and colours..xx

Shelby said...

Now that is a really cool stamp! Love the background papers and stitching you've used. Beautiful card.


alethea said...

gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at PCJ!HUgsxx

Faith A said...

Stunning card, love the sentiment too

Mrs A. said...

Have just bought a dragonfly stamp myself though not this one. Your card is gorgeous as usual. Hugs Mrs A.

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Loving the monochrome look you have achieved and your fabby stitching and ribbon.

Great finished card.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight
Ruth x

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Viv said...

So very gorgeous Viv :) Viv xx