Friday, 21 April 2017

Take Flight......

Let Your Dreams Take Flight.....
Here is today's card.....
The flowers and smaller dragonfly's have been stamped and water coloured.
The larger dragonfly has been die cut and inlaid back into the card.
CAS Mix Up challenge this month is stamping and Inlaid Die Cutting.
I have popped on wink of stella for a little bit of bling and
on the bottom right dragonfly some glossy accents.
The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed.
I finished with hand embellishing, using a black pen and
water droplets of glossy accents (that look a little yellowy in the photo!).
Learning all the time with water colouring 
and enjoyed how the colours blended together.
I used Distress ink pads and markers.
There where numerous attempts using different colours 
and different card stock before I got there!

I have a friend's daughter leaving home for the first time, with a new job, 
so this card will be heading her way x
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter my card into......
CAS Mix Up - Love this challenge of mixing CAS, Mixed Media and techniques
I have used stamping, Inlaid die cutting, water-colouring, glossy accents and hand embellishing
Stamplorations - Sketch and Theme Challenge
I am going with the theme of Stamps and Wings
Stamplorations - Things and Wings
Blog Hop and Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge
Anything Goes without the optional twist
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge  Anything CAS Goes


  1. Such a lovely card Mac! LOVE those dragonflies and clever way you 'mixed and matched' stamp sets for the background! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. Perfect card for your friend's daughter, Mac! Very artistic & unique--beautiful work, as always!

  3. Really pretty and how professional looking with the inlaid die cut. The colors are quite beautiful.

  4. Beautiful,Mac.Love the inlaid technique and the colouring.Have a nice weekend.


  5. This is beautiful. I really like how the flowers have just a touch of colour and the Dragonflies hove lots, so beautifully clean and simple. Wishing you a happy weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  6. So beautiful Mac, loving your dragonfly design and lovely colouring. Super background stamping too, Kate x

  7. Beautiful card design Mac, gorgeous dragonflies and background.
    Pam x

  8. This is an AMAZING design Mac!! Love the different colours of your blended dragonflies. And the stamped image of the flower for the background is just perfect. Great finishing touches with the WofS, glossy accents, and black pen. LOVE the droplets of glossy accents too. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. Beautiful design and, as usual, spectacular coloring friend!!


  10. Did you hear it? My jaw hitting the floor? WOW!! this is beautiful!! I adore the whole scene you created and what amazing colours! Brilliant piece of art that I'm sure your friend's daughter will adore!

  11. Just beautiful, I'm sure your friend's daughter will treasure it. Cara s

  12. Wow! This is awesome, Mac! A wonderful layout, placement and color of the dragonflies! And the flowers are so sweet with the added emphasis on the center petals! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. This is absolutely stunning Mac ! So delicate and feminine ! I love the layout and the way you stamped over stamp ! The result is so wonderful ! I'm sure the recipient will love this card with such an encouraging sentiment ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  14. Beautiful design. I really like these watercolor stains. Beautifully emphasize the peony. I love the intense colors of the dragonfly. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us.

  15. Your stamped dragonflies are so beautiful, Mac. I love your background stamped flowers and CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs.

  16. Gorgeous card, such a great design. Your colour combo is so rich and stylish. The soft stamped flowers are the perfect backdrop too. Lovely Mac
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up, Hugs, Joanna

  17. So pretty, those dragonflies. The flowers make an interesting background! Great card!

  18. Absolutely stunning colors and design Mable.

    Hugs Diane

  19. Yourcard took my breath away. Such a stunning design and your water colouring is amazing. I am in awe; I;m sure your friends daughter will be over the moon when she receives this gem!

  20. This is gorgeous, I love the pretty colors of those dragonflies!

  21. Well done with the w/cing, the dragonflies flying over the flower outlines has an ethereal quality.
    Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations. :)

  22. So artistic! I loved the background- beautiful card Mac!! :)
    Suchi xx

  23. STUNNING card, beautiful images, beautifully put together.

  24. Fabulous card! Love the way the peonies have just a hint of colour on them, allowing the gorgeous dragonflies to take centre stage!

  25. I love this Mac. I really like the way that you have subtle flowers in the background and yet the Dragonflies look so dramatic, love your fabulous colouring too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  26. wow...gorgeous your depth of colours..great job.
    xx Karen

  27. Lovely card, I love how you watercoloured the flowers. Thank you for joining the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge.

  28. Love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Challenges!

  29. What a fabulous result you have achieved here. Love the soft colouring of those flowers and the dragonflies are just awesome.


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