Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop


It's already that time of the month again, time for the Papertry Ink Blog Hop! I managed to get some time all to myself in my craft room to create something special for this month's festivities.

Well, almost alone. Pixie decided that he needed to supervise, and to make sure that just the right amount of black fur was shed on my work surface to make me crazy wiping it off my white cardstock every few seconds.

This month's challenge was to draw inspiration for a project from this photo (photo credit HERE):


I took my inspiration from the beautiful horizontal striping of the walls and the dragonfly wall hook to create this card using the new June release set "Happy Trails" from PTI.

I broke out my Twinkling H2O's for the first time to create the background, working with them as watercolors and brushing them horizontally across a 4"x5.25" piece of Stamper's Select White cardstock. I also took a scrap of the same cardstock and brushed with the H2O's to match the area I would stamp the dragonfly on and die cut the dragonfly from it.

I stamped the dragonfly on the die cut first and placed it on the background piece, marking the top and bottom of the body so that I knew just where to stamp it again on the background. I adhered the die cut with a glue line and fluffed up the wings. I stamped the trail using Jenni Bowlin Stick Candy ink, and then lined up the sentiment where I wanted it and stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added some PTI satin ribbon and accented with a Tim Holtz pin and some random beads from my stash. Finally, I mounted the background to a Stampers Select White card base using foam tape to give a little extra depth.

Here's a detail shot where you can see the shimmer of the Glimmering H2O's.

Thanks for stopping by, and have fun hopping! (You can get back to Nichole's blog HERE)

19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Love the blues and greens together.

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW -- what a STUNNING card!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so lovely. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well, Pixie did a great job supervising, be cause this card is just beautiful! LOVE that shimmer :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very pretty! Love those colors together too!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful background paper. Love the dragonfly and the little pin and pearl embellishment.

    ReplyDelete
  7. So beautiful, Jen! Love your background!

    And I love the name of your blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. BEAUTIFUL~ i love the dragonfly ....... I cannot wait to have a moment to play with my new set!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful!! Love the dragon fly effect - it's so true that dragon flies have that shimmery colouring to them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful card. I am so fond of dragonflies and was thrilled to get the new die. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jen,

    This card is beautiful! I might have to get our my twinkling h20s, they have been dusty for a couple years now. Hope to craft with you soon!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful! Love the colors of your card and the dragonfly.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love it, such a cute card!
    Hugs, Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ohh love the shimmer! It's perfect with the dragonfly. Your background is so amazing, love the colors that you featured!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Super card. Love the shimmer...

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is beautiful, the dragonfly is perfect and so is the background.

    ReplyDelete