Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dragonflies and Songbirds

I think I may have used a few too many notes for this one! Our Creative Corner's Challenge this week was to create a monochromatic card - but they put a twist on the challenge requiring projects to be created with the pale neutrals and accented with the dark neutrals. The sketch is from Just Add Ink.

When I looked through the stones on the Doodletart Glass website, for this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge, I knew right away I wanted to use the dragonfly bead as my inspiration. I just love dragonflies - and fondly remember the Monday morning I came into my classroom to find one flying around the room after breaking out of it's nymph casing. I was teaching wetlands at the time, and had a fish tank full of pondwater with all sorts of waterlife. I was able to show the kids the casing still holding onto the stalk of grass it had climbed up. Too cool!!!

Any way - the bead, shown below, struck my fancy! I used the swirly Baroque Motif embossed with gold on regular cardstock and Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy to sponge on colour. I'm not sure why I decided to "paper tole" the dragonfly - but I did. You can't really tell in the photo, but there are two layers. I also put a bit of Smooch on his wings to make them sparkle a little. The Coluzzle was used to make the different ovals and space them out. I still like using it because I can see the image within the ovals - unlike using the dies for the Big Shot.

Stamping Royalty
was looking for cards celebrating Mom's this week - so I found an appropriate sentiment that wasn't for "Mother's Day". It's from an older set of rub-ons.

It's a short short week of school - only three days - then a 5 day weekend....WooooHoooo! I hope you have something to look forward to this week - thanks for taking time to stop by for a visit.


Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love the b&w for your monochromtic card. Thanks for using the sketch at JAI.

Nikki Spencer said...

Love the monochromatic look, thanks for playing along at JAI this week.


beautiful job!!! what an inspiration!! I see a case in my future..

thank you for playing along with us at the stamping royalty!

Marlene said...

Very eye catching! The dragonfly card is my favorite of the's very pretty!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you incorporated sheet music into your pretty! Thanks for playing with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Sharon said...

I just love how you put the sheet music together! The accent piece, the leaves, the birds wing. How clever and creative! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC! I hope that we see more of your creative work, again!