Monday, 10 May 2021

Grungy Dragonfly Greetings!

 Hi there! I am here with another step by step for a card using the latest Dragonfly stamps from Bee Crafty (I just can't put them down!) It is a bit of a long one, so you might want a cuppa before you start reading! 

I thought I would use up some of the tissue paper I had under my spraying when I was using my oxide sprays to create a background. 

Here are the other things I used: 

Dragonfly stamps and coordinating dies

Coffee stain stamps

Circle easy frame inkable

Splatter D'inkable

Distress collage matte medium

Scraps of torn book paper and music paper

Pretty Gets Gritty explosions powder in Atlas

Dylusions dirty martini spray

Distress oxide spray in Brushed Corduroy 

Distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers and Walnut stain

Fallen leaves Versafine Clair ink

mini mister

6x6 ivory card

Mixed media card

first I started by tearing the tissue, book page and music paper into strips
I stuck it to a 5inch square of mixed media paper with the matte medium. The sprays I'd used were water based so the colour spread a little with the coat of matte medium over it.
once this was dry I added a bit of the explosion powder to the mini mister with some water and sprayed it onto the collaged piece. My thinking was that it would add a little sparkle and I could remind you of the facebook group challenge theme for this month 😉

When it had dried I trimmed the overhang from the edges. Next I placed the innie from the circle stencil over the centre and sprayed with the distress oxide spray
Lift it carefully and you can use this on a blank card like a stamp for another day (everyone loves a twofer!) Both were dried off with a little gentle help from a heat gun.
I used the distress oxides to stamp the coffee stains and numbers around the edges .
Next I used the splatter dinkable and the same inks to add a border to the base card. I also sprayed it with a bit of the left over explosion powder spray. 

I layered it with some coordinating card and stuck the collage panel to the card.
I stamped and die cut the largest dragonfly and the circle using the versafine clair ink

I sprayed it using the explosion powder spray and a little dylusions dirty martini spray
then attached both to the base card with 3d glue/ gel medium.
I just love the contrast of the explosion powders sparkle against the lovely chalkiness of the oxide spray. It's quite hard to capture it in the photos.  
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. Apologies if I have missed a few of your posts in blog land recently. Thanks for all the lovely comments x


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Sally and a great tutorial showing us how you made it too. Thanks for sharing.

Sue xx

meg said...

A beautiful card in a gorgeous green,thank you for the tutorial

Joan said...

Fab card Sally, love the collaged background and that gorgeous dragonfly

joan x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Sally and thank you for the detailed 'how to' and love the colours and the beautiful dragonfly as the central image, and I love the blue and brown splattered look to the background card too. x

Daffodil Cards said...

WOWZER! Sally, this is amazing, thanks for the tutorial, looks wonderful and I love how you did the background and then the dragonfly. Stunning work.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally, I love the dragonfly and it's beautiful colours, your background is amazing, love it, Kate x

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 🤩

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fab card and it was great seeing how you put it all together x