Monday, April 28, 2014

SPS Dragonflies by Ching Chou Kuik

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  This week I am using the digi Dragonflies by Ching Chou Kuik.

I rather fancied something a little different this week saying as I have used a lot of lace recently that is one item that was going to be avoided :)  Instead I designed a dragonfly border to be cut with my die cutter.
Next I air brushed it with a green Promarker and used embossing powder sprinkled on top fairly lightly, just to give some texture.
 And here is the completed frame.
 Next I tried using oil pastels for the white area behind the digi which will be coloured with Promarmers.  I am wanting to try the new Spectrum Noir pastel crayons when they come out which are oil based so thought it was a good way to start experimenting.
 Next I coloured the digi with Promarkers.
 Got to have a bit of bling so I added Stickles to the centres of the flowers and sections of the dragonfly wings.
Out with a new die ( I bought it last year but have not used it till now), Elizabeth Craft Designs dragonfly.  The bodies were cut using the same card as I used for the card base and the wings out of a clear overhead projector sheet.  I then sprayed ares of the wings with my Purple Promarker.  Later, when I laid them on the card they needed more colour so I sprayed the back of the wings with Orange Promarker.

 I cut a simple frame to go behind the digi which I airbrushed with Green, Spice and Metallic Gold Promarkers.  I only wanted a hit of a shaped edge, more as an accent really than being to obvious. Time to assemble and here we have the finished card.

  • Pearl card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Dragonflies by Ching Chou Kuik.
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - background by me and Elizabeth Craft Designs dragonfly
  • Stickles
  • Oil Pastels
  • Transparent sheet, gems and embossing powder from my stash
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  1. Absolutely stunningly creative, Mimi. Thank you for sharing the know how xxx
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. WOW this is amazing! Thanks for the details Mimi! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Gorgeous Design, Thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge blog,it is much appreciated, I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog

  4. I look at this very beautiful card and I'm generated into the land of your wonderful photography and the incredible photos of dragonfly that you have captured at various times. They really are little creatures that you hold in great awe and, in every different element of this card you have shared all that you love about dragonfly.......The beautiful colours, shimmering wings and pure elegance of each dragonfly.

    The die cut background, showing the sheen of the dragonfly against the shaded purple card is such a pretty, themematic foundation, the delicate colouring of the image with the touches of Stickles to catch the light and then your die cut dragonfly with the delicate and transparent wings ....all add up to a stunningly beautiful card created directly from your heart and admiration of wonderful Nature.

    All my love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. Great creation thank you for joining in at Polkadoodles. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

  6. Love those dragonflies. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 26 'wings' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  7. Oh wow, Mimi, this is wonderful! Gorgeous image, gorgeous colouring - and the frame is amazing!!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  8. Fantastic that you have made your own border/frame for this card!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
    Pia xx

  9. wow! how pretty and love that you included a tutorial as well. very creative! thanks for playing along with us at suzy bee's!

  10. Fantastic! I love it! Great colours and love the dragonflies! Thanks for sharing in our Spring Fling Challenge at Left of Center, Hope to see you joining in next time too! Mo dt coordinator xxx

  11. Oh Meems I just love when you give all these looksies in your post! I follow them one by one and am amazed. You use so many cuts and creative juice in your one creation...and it shows!!! Love and Hugs, Samara xox


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