11 Apr 2016

Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone

Todays post is another AJ page, as you know I have been playing along with the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and the letter for this 2 weeks  is D with a twist Pink has to be included! I have missed the last two challenges but I do intend to do the pages so my journal is complete.

Dragonfly and Spring popped straight into my head and I have this fabulous stamp set  from Sheena Douglass Range of stamps with matching dies, I  love this set, and any excuse to use it and I'm there.

I used distress Inks picked raspberry, mown lawn and vintage photo, using a stencil again from Sheena Douglass range I inked the wild flowers moving stencil across page, I then blended the same inks over the page and spritzed with water, the flowers wicked slightly, I really like this effect it softens the stencil a little and the background goes nice and splodgy....I like that word lol......

The Dragonfly was stamped in vintage photo straight onto the page, also stamped and die cut twice from copy paper and white card.  The Paper Dragonfly was coloured with picked raspberry and then stamped in black archival, I also used  gold pebeo gilding wax on the wings this really shines in real life photo doesn't really pick it up, the card dragonfly was painted in gold metallic paint and stamped over in archival ink.  I choose to cut them out first and then stamp them I find it an easier process.
Lastly I used the beautiful corner stamp in vintage photo and the word Dragonfly both stamps come in the set.


I would also like to join the following challenges

A Vintage Journey #40 - Spring is in the Air
Country View Challenges April - Spring
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog- All things Distress
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Pink and Green
Craft Stamper Magazine Make It Take It April Challenge - Spring Flowers



24 comments:

  1. Pretty page! Pretty dragonfly and pretty flowers! I love how you've blended every detail into this beautiful page for the letter D. You created great depth to the scene. Well done!

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  2. Gorgeous, love the pretty spring colours and the depth you've created xx

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  3. Very pretty. Wonderful process and great stamps.

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  4. What a beautiful Spring inspired art journal page, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey this month! Deb xo

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  5. What a gorgeous Spring inspired journal page, thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey this month! Deb xo (and apologies if this posts twice, not sure if my first comment went through)

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  6. Dragonflies are so pretty, especially on your page! Love the soft colour palette you have chosen.

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  7. Oh this is beautiful...your technique work is fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  8. Oh, I love your card! The dragonfly looks gorgeous and your chosen colors are so pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at country view challenges!
    Evelyn

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  9. Oh, sorry, I wrote "card" in my comment. I meant "page".
    xx Evelyn

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  10. Such a lovely page. The vintage look can't be missed and the composition is fabulous. Great job and thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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  11. Beautiful delicate background - it certainly has a watercoloured look!

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  12. This is so pretty Maggie, I love your delicate colours. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

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  13. wonderful journal page. Love the colors of spring and the dragonfly is simply lovely. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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  14. Beautiful! Maggie Love the delicate soft colour palette - so Spring like .
    Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

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  15. the 3D dragonfly really complements the flat one, it looks like his mirror image. lovely journal page, good luck with catching up.

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  16. Love both the stencil and the stamp and together they make a lovely scene. The splodged background is great too!

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  17. Such a pretty page with lovely soft colours xx

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  18. I realize I'm late visiting and the Craft Barn has already announced their next letter, but I vowed to visit everyone and even though I'm late, I'm here now. I am sorry I wasn't able to visit sooner, since I always look forward to seeing what you create.

    I really adored how you took us through the steps you used to create this gorgeous dragonfly entry. And thanks, too, for the stamping tip. I can use all the help I can get on stamping.

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  19. This is just beautiful and with my favourite ....dragonfly!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  20. A beautiful dragonfly and a very dreamy looking piece. I like this a lot.

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  21. Fabulous page, love the delicate colours.

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  22. A beautiful journal page. I love the soft colour tones with that hint of the darker pink.

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  23. Fabulous journal page ..... love the colours. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  24. Really beautiful ! :
    The winners have now been published. You might want to take a look :)
    Fussy and Fancy - Tone

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