Monday, March 24, 2014

The Dragonfly - Ching Chou Kuik

Sweet Pea Stamps

Today is my day to showcase an image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I have opted to use
The dragonfly by Ching Chou Kuik

I haven't made an easel card for ages so thought I would make one for this card. The digi, being in a circle shape was just perfect for a circular easel card I think.  To begin with I digitally designed the base layer and the coloured shading for the front, also adding two circles of dragonflies, printed very lightly so they are just visible but would not distract from the digi.  (oops re the photo - I obviously had something blocking the light LOL)
Next I got out my watercolour paints, they have not seen the light of day for a few years and painted the background of the digi with a mixture of purple and cyan.  Once that was dry (after my cup of coffee) I then coloured the digi with Promarkers.
 To finish off the digi I used Crystal Stickles on the wings of the dragonflies and the trim of the dress. Gems were added to the centre of each flower and Lilac Liquid Pearls to the circular surround.
I should have mentioned that the print outs were then attached to purple card and cut with Spellbinders Grand Circles.  For the easel section I folded more purple card in half and used the same Spellbinder die to but it.  Some small dragonfly brads were added to the inside layer and more Lilac Liquid Pearls around the inner circular area to match the front of the card.
 I really fancied some lace on this card and decided to place it around the back, slightly ruffling it.  The lace was attached with a strong adhesive to the lower section which will be covered by the card top and also just in the centre area on the part that will be visible.  Then I cut a small scalloped circle with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and cut it in half.  A few more Lilac Liquid Pearls and time for more coffee while all this was drying.
 Once dry I attached the semi circle in location to cover up the glue which would otherwise be visible on the completed card.
 The inside needed a little something extra so out with some skeleton leaves which I airbrushed with Promarkers the I rummaged through some of my flowers and found an almost perfect match.  The centre was wrong so I pulled this out and used the a gem, the same as I used of the flowers in the digi,    then added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls to the centre.
 So here we have the completed card.

  • Digi - The dragonfly by Ching Chou Kuik
  • Promarkers
  • Watercolour paints
  • Stickles, Liquid Pearls, brads, lace and flower from my stash
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  1. Awesome creation Jane and so beautifully coloured. TFS Hugz

  2. This is beautiful work! And welcome to the team!

  3. Beautiful work Great design and colours. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  4. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

  5. Ooooh, what gorgeous colouring ....just wonderful for such an amazing image...and such an elegant and romantic easel card. The dragon flies are've really captured the delicacy and shimmer of these beautiful 'creatures' hovering over the watery background. Very beautiful and very sensitive. The lace border complements the romance of this card and I love the pure gentleness of the entire card ....accentuated by the circular shape. I love the waterlily too ...the perfect finishing touch.

    This is such a stunning card with so much interest and texture that it will certainly make a very special birthday for one lucky lady.

    Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  6. A fabulous card with such a sweet image and lovely colours. Great shape and the lace looks stunning, Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  7. Stunning cute creation gorgeous colours lovely take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a chall

    smiles Christine x

  8. Thanks for joining my challenge at A Gem of Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx

  9. Beautiful colouring! And love the detail you added.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Card Mania Challendges.

  10. stunning card colours on this card make it stand out love it


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