01 September 2012

Earthy Dragonfly

Sheena Douglass has released some fabulous new stamp sets over at Crafter's Companion this week - I'm not even going to pretend I didn't drool all over my keyboard!  Sheena has designed these new stamps sets specifically to work with the fabulous Spectrum Noir coloring range, as well as other bold background finishes.

I used the Flying Colors set today - HOW stunning is that dragonfly?  To keep the focus on the stamp, I decided to go Clean and Simple (CAS) with the rest of my card.  Kraft and black are a great CAS combo, especially when accented by that fun Reptile Pattern embossing folder.  I love these folders because they are big - truly A2 sized, so my whole panel easily fits in there.

I colored my dragonfly with my Spectrum Noir markers:

Wings: EB1, EB2, GB8
Body: EB7, BG3
Eyes: IG1

After I colored it, I adhered it to the small panel using double sided adhesive foam, for added dimension. To complete the card, I tied a bit of black ribbon around the bottom.

And since today is the first of the month, a new challenge kicked off over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog!  For September, it's all about dots and stripes.  Head over to check it out, and play along to win a $30 store gift certificate!

Stamps: Flying Colors (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Black (Recollections), Kraft (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools:Reptile Print Embossing Folder (Darice)
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Trena in Naperville said...

Beautiful Taylor! Love your background - makes your image pop!

Take care and Stay POSITIVE!

Julie S. said...

Wow - love everything about this - the colors, background and the way your dragonfly is about to fly off the card.