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Friday, March 1, 2013

Dragonfly Dreams

Hugs all around everyone.... this week our #64 challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle and our theme is MAKE BELIEVE... we would love to see fairies, and gnomes, and pixies and anything make-believe (but we all know that pixies REALLY EXIST!)

We are sponsored by the wonderful Michelle Perkett Studio, and I can't do anything BUT love Michelle's images and artistry! I created my card using the Dragonfly Dreams image...

I digitally coloured the image lines, then printed the image twice, retaining the whole image for a base layer, and the trimmed dragonfly's wings from the second image. Starting with the whole image, I chalked the cloud with blue pearly chalk. Then I thought "silly me, I should have coloured the area around the cloud"! (Oh well, it is a MAKE BELIEVE challenge after all!)  I then coloured the spare dragonfly wings with clear star glitter pen (silver glitter, no base colour in the pen) and when they were dry, I fixed them over the full dragonfly with foam tape for lift, with glue at the body-centre. I then coloured the body with the Clear Star pen, and added a mauve rhinestone for his head.  

In completing my card, I simply matted the image layer on purple textured card, then onto a white cardbase. I added clear rhinestones to the corners.

My inspiration for the colours and simple layout was SARK ( and no, not the isle off the Normandy coast!)   Her journal style is wonderfully vibrant and simple... but so alive!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 
Created With Love: #30 Bright and Cheery (2/3)
City Crafter Challenges: #148 Wings of an Angel (4/3)
Ruby's Rainbow: In The Garden (4/3)
Ooh La La: Sparkle and Shine (4/3)
Divas By Design: Anything Goes (5/3)

Come on over and join our MAKE BELIEVE challenge at Card Crafter's Circle! Thanks for peepin'!

13 cared to share!:

Basslady said...

a very cute and delightful card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Rose Petal said...

Hello Pauline. What a beautiful, delicate card. Love the colours and fab butterfly.
Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xxx

Sara S. said...

It's a beautiful card Pauline! My first thought when seeing it was it looked as though the dragonfly was getting ready to fly through a hole in the clouds!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a sweet creation, thanks for sharing your work with us at CCCB!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh this is really pretty I love the way you did this one and I love dragonflies as well. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Created with love Challenges.
Linda K.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful card Pauline - love the soft colours and love how you popped up the dragonfly - gorgeous!

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

Ros Crawford said...

This is so pretty ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!!

Jennifer said...

Polly, I just love how you've coloured this card! The silvery butterfly is wonderful!

Sarah said...

Hi Polly, what a lovely image and a great card.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.

Sarah

Scrappin Mama said...

So Cute!! Love the bright colors.. Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
Lisa O

Daniele said...

pretty card so glad you joining us at OLL
hugs

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Pauline!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Linda R said...

This is so pretty. I am so happy you played along with us over at CCCB!