Good Saturday afternoon. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and a Tim Holtz Pinterest page was our inspiration for today. I was inspired by this Monochromatic Turquoise Tag with the dragonfly. I had an extra Impression Obsession Large Dragonfly sitting on my desk from a project I did for the CLASSroom this past week. It was already colored with Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so I thought I would pair it with Foliage and a stenciled foliage background. The Garden Leafy Branches stencil is by Memory Box but I couldn't find one to link. This started out being a tag but I didn’t like it so cut it and put on the card front. I think Tim’s style is wonderful and I love looking at his works of art but it is definitely out of my wheelhouse.
I laid the stencil over the cream cardstock and sponged the Broken China ink over it to create the leafy background. I knew I couldn’t keep it totally flat and wanted to add some dimension by adding die cut foliage. I am dissatisfied with this because I really added too much so it looks messy. I attached the foliage sections to the base using glossy accents and tiny glue dots.
The dragonfly was sponged with Broken China and Dusty Concord ink using mini applicators. I applied versa over the whole dragonfly and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I attached it to the card base using pieces of mounting tape. I bent the wings out a little so it would look more natural.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you are having a great Saturday.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”