Just before going away on holiday things were rather crazy and I didn’t really get much time to play with the June Clearly Besotted Stamps release. Now we are home, and as CBS is taking the month of August off, then I thought I’d spend some time over the next few weeks playing with some of the new sets and also some of the previous sets which in a whirlwind of monthly releases just passed me by.
Isn’t this Dragonfly just gorgeous! I’ve seen a few butterfly dies like this with one die cutting out a solid body and one die a detailed one but I’ve never seen a dragonfly like it. I started by water colouring Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor card with vibrant blues and then splattered with Hero Arts Pool spray and Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz in Frost. Once dry I die cut the solid body and then used a cut out of the detailed wings to act as a mask while adding some Star Dust Stickles through the gaps. This left the body so sparkly and rich – really lovely. I die cut the detail wings from Bazzill 40lb vellum and again reached for the Star Dust Stickles and painted the vellum wings – if there was one thing this dragonfly was going to be it was sparkly! The glitter glue causes the vellum to curl a bit when wet but once dry then can be manipulated into the shape you want. I used a little Glossy Accents on the body segments to attach the wings to the main water coloured body.
The sentiment is from the new Simply Quilled set and was stamped in Black on a scrap of Neenah solar white and trimmed out to fit the tag. Finally the tag was strung with some Hemptique twine and then mounted onto a panel covered with paper from Studio Calico’s Lemon Lush line.
Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps simply quilled; Dies – Clearly Besotted Stamps dragonfly, rounded tag; Stencil – Simon Says Stamp waves; Inks – Simon Says Stamp sea glass, black; Card – Tim Holtz distress watercolor, Neenah solar white; Bazzill 40lb vellum; Watercolours – Winsor & Newton; Paper – Studio Calico lemon lush; Sequins – Studio Calico; Spray – Hero Arts pool, Imagine Crafts shimmer spritz frost; Ranger Stickles star dust, Ranger glossy accents; Twine – Hemptique aquamarine