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