Do Emerald Dragonflies Dream in Colour?

Do Emerald Dragonflies Dream in Colour?

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This is a question I have asked myself …. not ever! However, I am sure if Emerald Dragonflies did dream in colour, then the colours from the Global Design Project Colour Challenge this week are the shades they would dream in.

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This is the card I have entered into the Global Design Project Challenge …

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It is also one of the cards featured in my “Creative Use of Embossing Folders” class this weekend just gone.

The background is created by applying Daffodil Delight ink directly onto the Seaside textured embossing folder before embossing a piece of Watercolour Paper.  I toned down the very white, un-inked raised areas by running an Aqua Painter over the piece to spread the colour.  Dry with a heat tool and then cut the piece into two by following the curved lines.

Watercolour Embossing Close Up

For this particular card, I stitched the two pieces onto the Whisper White Thick folded card using the sewing machine, spreading the pieces apart to form a white gap in the middle of the card.  I free machine stitched the curved lines in this centre section, echoing the lines of the embossing folder.
Machine Stitching

The large dragonfly thinlit is die cut from a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, water coloured with Emerald Envy and Watermelon Wonder inks. The Shimmery White cardstock has been spritzed with plain water (Stampin’ Spritzer) before the colour is applied randomly with an Aqua Painter. I used re-inkers on a palette. You only need a couple of drops of re-inker, and then add water to dilute so that the colour runs and blends. Dry the piece well with a heat tool before die cutting the large dragonfly thinlit. Stamp a greeting from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set onto the remaining piece of water coloured card and trim into a rectangular shape. Both are adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The good thing is that the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set are available as a bundle at 10% discount.

Close up of Shimmery Dragonfly

I got a little carried away and made quite a few of these little beauties, all in the same colour scheme.

What's the word for a group of Dragonflies?

Check out all the wonderful entries in the Global Design Challenge this week.

GDP073 Colour Challenge

xx Cheryll


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  • Wow! These are super pretty! I love the watercolor wash effect on the detailed thinlits – so cool looking! Thanks for sharing such a lovely card AND all the details for how to make it! You rock!

    • Thank you so much Natalie. I did a class on Saturday just gone and this was one of the projects. We had such a lot of fun using different colours to create the watercoloured piece … everyone’s dragonfly came out very different and they all looked fantastic. I have taken some photos and will get them up on the blog soon. Very much appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. xx