With all of the crazy flood problems and evacuation orders in our area (Northern California), writing this blog almost seemed silly. But, instead of constantly worrying, I thought I would try to do something a bit more productive. This project was actually for Saturday, but I never seem to be able to get a blog in on workshop day. Just a bit much for a Saturday morning I think. So here you go!
The ladies sure did love making these. I was kind and did the die cutting for them, but that was just so the big shot would be available for the hot air balloon birthday card. That was blogged the other day, and they loved it too! I know how to challenge them, make them a bit crazy, and help them have a wonderful creative time.
This project idea came from another Stampin’Up! demonstrator, who got it from one of her friends. Either way, Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts is the inspiration behind this project. She used different colors and the white wink of stella covering the entire dragonfly, so only a tiny touch different. I added a bit of inside stamping.
It looks so much more complicated than in really is. The back piece of the dragonfly was die cut from whisper white and the detailed overlay from basic black. They were glued together and the sections were colored in with the brush end of the marker. I then went over all of the sections with gold wink of stella. How easy is that! It is so beautiful in person. I tried to get an angled photo just right to show off the shimmer, but it is so hard to capture those tiny little glimmers. You really have to try it out.
Have a creative day!