I messed up the auto scheduling for this post … it was supposed to go live about six hours ago because that’s when a reasonable hour in the morning arrived on the west coast of the USA … the start of the birthday of a special, delightful, super talented and wonderful friend and fellow BABE, Darnell! You probably already know Darnell as she’s famous in this warm and welcoming blog world of ours (actually she has a lot to do with it being so warm and welcoming!) … and if you don’t, you’ll really want to, so run over to her blog, say hello, wish her Happy Birthday and enjoy heaps of inspiration and laughter! I’ll wait. Oh, and take a picnic hamper or two … you’ll be a while! Happy, Happy Birthday ma chère amie … wishing you the most perfect day filled to the brim with joy, fun, love and laughter … and a year to come full of wishes come true! I made you this card (flitting across mountain ranges, oceans and miles/kilometres as we speak!) …
I sponged the base card with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough) and stencilled the droplets over the top using Salty Ocean. The dragonfly is from Clearly Besotted … it’s two part … the lower part is smooshed Distress Ink, and the delicate finery of her wings and body are layered on top … with lots of Wink of Stella that glints in the light. The on-the-line ‘happy’ is MFT from the Lake House stash … the dragonfly was adhered flat to it, I stamped the Avery Elle birthday and added the trail of tiny pearls, before popping it up on foam tape on the stencilled base. Thought you might like to see that glimmer …
Darnell‘s dragonfly is flitting over to …
AAA Cards – Paste and/or Stencil Techniques … second entry today!
Addicted to CAS – Splash … the dragonfly’s watery background is full of splash!
Inkspirational – Wild … a dragonfly’s a wild thing, isn’t it?!
SSS Work It Wednesday – Refreshment … what’s that lovely insect doing around all that water?!
SSS Monday – Summer … just when these wonderful creatures make an appearance!
Hope you made it back from Darnell‘s in fine fettle … wasn’t that a fantastic visit? Once again, my lovely friend, Happy, Happy Birthday … sorry I messed up that morning scheduling for you!
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂