Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Emerald Dragonfly

Hey kids!  How's it going?  It is a gray and rainy day where I am, but that's okay by me because I've been having a good time in my craft room.  I got a card made a couple hours ago and started work on a scrapbook layout and then I Skyped with my friend Missy (HI MISSY!!!) so it's 4:30 and I'm just now getting this post written.

But guess what?  I got NEW SCHTUFF as an early birthday present to meeee!

And of course the first new thing I had to break out was the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, which is an awesome stamp set with dragonflies and bees and sentiments and other stuff, plus a set of coordinating Framelits and I just wanna hug 'em and squeeze 'em and call 'em George.  I considered tying some Emerald Envy ribbon between the patterned paper and the white bokeh layer, do you think it needs that extra touch?  And oh yeah, the dragonfly was painted with clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

So for today I started with the Global Design Project sketch:

And I paired that with the Paper Players color challenge:

I chose Emerald Envy for my third color and somehow (I'm not at all sure how I did this) I ended up with two green thumbs plus several other green fingers.  I mean, I'm not really a tidy stamper, but in general I don't get *that* much ink on myself.  Anyway, I stamped the sentiment on the black card base with Whisper White ink and it just wasn't oomphy enough, so I heat embossed it with white EP which means I can enter the embossing challenge over at SUO Challenges too!

Okay, I wanna get my scrapbook layout done today so I'm going to head on back downstairs to the craft cave.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Dragonfly Dreams
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Whisper White
Paper: Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Thick Whisper White, Pop of Paradise DSP
Accessories:  Detailed Dragonfly Framelits, clear Wink of Stella pen, white EP, Dimensionals


Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Love the colors - and the embossing! Thanks for sharing this with the SUO Challenges Design Team!

Susan K said...

Your pretty dragonfly caught my eye over on the Global Design Project challenge and I had to say how much I like it! Love your take on the sketch (all the challenges actually!). Enjoyed looking around your blog. TFS.

Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty! Love the dramatic color combination with your sparkly dragonfly! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

Krista Frattin said...

I am loving this dragonfly trend! Great card today! Thank-you for taking the Global Design Project Challenge! - Krista from Canada

Joanne James said...

Very pretty Christy - love the blue against the black and white and the hint of sparkle on your dragonfly. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jess said...

Your comments always make me laugh Christy! Another gorgeous card as always. It's so lovely to have you join in with this week's Global Design Project!

Julia said...

You're right, that white looks amazingly oomphy when it's embossed! Gorgeous card. So glad you joined the fun with our SUO embossing challenge!!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the sparkle on the dragonfly! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Embossing Challenge this time!

Cindee Wilkinson said...

Love your card layout. Adding that Wink of Stella seals the deal, lol! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

Mary Brown said...

I love the black background and that sparkle on the dragonfly just makes it pop! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

Karen Barber said...

Beautiful card!! I love the way you trimmed out your dragonfly!! Great details!