Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dragonflies

Hello, Crafty Friends!  My second post today because I have a special card to share with you.  Dragonflies are very close to my heart because as an amateur photographer, I just can't seem to catch a photo of them. So I love dragonfly images.  The dragonfly you see here is sparkling with Twinkling H2O's.  The background paper is special as well.  It is a wax crayon resist  technique creating a batik effect that is fun and uncomplicated to do.  The effects are so interesting and adding the dragonfly images stamped to the background paper adds more dimension to the piece.  I was inspired to create this card because of a challenge on Crafting with Dragonflies.  It will be entered in several other challenges.  Allsorts -Add some sparkle;  Catch The Bug  Anything Goes;   Inspire Me Fridays– Anything Goes!;  Sister Act Card Challenge - Cards, Always Anything Goes;  ABC Challenge - Make it Sparkle;  Alota Rubber Stamps - Bugs, bugs, bugs;  Our Creative Corner - Anything goes;  Sweet Stamps - Stamped background paper

22 comments:

Ina said...

Simply stunning. Love the technique you used and looks fabulous. Beautiful colour combination. Such a lovely layout. Thanks for joining in on our first challenge over at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina DT.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

This background is gorgeous. Your resist looks sparkly - so pretty, not at all like the ones I've tried.

I'm always very careful about giving cards with dragonfly images because here in BC, our pallative care society has adopted the dragonfly as it's logo. I love dragonfly images, and yours is wonderful, but I worry about sending someone the wrong message.

~ Barb said...

Such a beautiful background technique! My mom is a quilter and batiks are her favorite fabrics, she would just love your card too. Thank-you so much for joining us at Crafting With Dragonflies for our first challenge.
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Susan Hogan said...

What an interesting background - love those colours too. Your dragonfly is so pretty as well. Thanks for sharing this with us for our first ever challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies - hope to see you back again! Susan (DT)

Corysnana1 said...

I love the effect you created with your background. I was just thinking about Twinkling H2O's, so it is fun to see you use them in your card. Don't you just love when something you try comes together so well like it did in your card, here? Thanks for joining us at the SIster Act Card Challenge this week.

Margie said...

I always get excited when I see a dragonfly in real life and you've done a great job of creating this one with the wonderful background too. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Kren! Love the background with the dragonflies stamped in black, and then the one dragonfly in color and popped up. Very inpressive!

Taniaj Scott said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours and the dragonfly looks wonderful. Thanks you for joining us on our first challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies Hugs Tania xx (DT)

catherine said...

Lovely colours Kren and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful card Kren, gorgeous colours, and such an interesting background. Thanks so much for joining our first challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

Cathy said...

Hi Kren, thanks for your visit! I love dragonflies, this card is gorgeous, I'm now following you :) My hubby enjoys taking pics of the wildlife around our place too. I made a couple of cards from his photos, http://cathyscardspot.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/dragonflyclose-up.html
I hope you don't mind me putting the link here if you want to have a look :)

Tammy Miller said...

What an adorable “bug” project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining our May Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge! Hope to see you again very soon!

Maria said...

what a fabulous technique, this is gorgeous Kren!!!
Thank you so much for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays!

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty! thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at catch the bug

sammi said...

Very cool! Love the background! Thanks for linking up with us this week! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our May “Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Julie Temple said...

Very pretty...the background is really neat! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge this week!
Julie Temple
Bugaboo DT

Marie said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for joining us @ Alota Rubber Stamps!

Marie /Bat3

Lin said...

Love how you have made everything from scratch, and your main image is so vibrant. Beautiful

Thank you for sharing with us

Lin xx
ABC

Angela D said...

Very pretty card, love the image, thanks for joining us over at the The ABC Challenge
Hugs
Ang
ABC Challenge Blog DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Julia S-W said...

Love your beautiful background. So perfect for the wonderful dragonflies.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
Juliax

Monique said...

Lovely card, love the dragon flies.

Laurart said...

The backgound is so pretty and delicate! I love it!Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx