Saturday, 26 June 2010

SCD - Flora and Fauna

Love the theme at Something Completely Different this week it's all about life 'Flora & Fauna'. Last week of the Skinnies for this time round they have been fun great size to work with.

Could not get to sleep last night too hot so wondered back down and got the brayer out. Glossy card Big and Juicy Spice using the shaft of light technique and Clarity stamps. Inked card and using the green end of the pad stamped the grasses in and out of the shaft of light and round the edges. A little of tan end on cotton wool along the bottom. Stamped the dragonfly in stayzon onto acatate and cut them out, one stuck flat onto the card with Diamond stickles. Bent the wings up on the second dragonfly, spread stickles over the whole sticking it down with just the body. Highlighted the plants with touches of White Inkssentials, Yellow and Green Sakura. All those extra wings shadows just adding to the sense of movement.

One of the challenges running at Gingersnaps is 1) Make a paper crafting or mixed media creation using transparency or acetate. Their overall theme for June is wings, this lazy hazy summer day is for them as well.

14 comments:

  1. Wow thats so pretty what a wonderfully floaty summery feel you created
    Hugs June xxx

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  2. Beautiful. It works so well for the challenges. I love your acetate wings.

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  3. So beautiful, love the dragonfly stamped on acetate. Fantastic.

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  4. Beautiful,to me it has a calmness,peaceful feel

    Janet x

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  5. Stunning! I love those dragonflies

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  6. This is stunning, Zoe. I love the shaft of light, it's just like evening whan all the insects are about in that gorgeous soft light. It's amazing how the creative juices flow when we can't sleep isn't it!!
    Hugs Lisax

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  7. Great dimension with the added acetate layer and I love dragonflies xxxx

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  8. lovely skinni Zoe - those dragonflies are gorgeous - so shimmery

    Thank you for joining us this week. xx

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  9. Ooh Zoe this is fab ! I've not come across the shaft of light technique before, will have to investigate ! Sue C x

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  10. This looks great and has worked real well.
    Thanks for playing at SCD this week..

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  11. Love the shaft of light technique and the acetate dragonflies look great!

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  12. Love how the dragonflies turned out....I'm imagining a late summer afternoon in the sun as I look at it :)
    xoxo Sioux

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  13. this turned out quite pretty, well done.

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  14. Wow - this is amazing, Zoe! thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Challenge.

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