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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Things with Wings at Imagination Crafts

Goodly morning to all you lovelies in blog land - I do hope Thursday is treating you well? Things here are good - I'm settling back into the school week routine now - off to school this morning to hear the children read then to my mums to do shopping - then it will be back home for what I call 'mad thursday' - ballet dancing (just Lucy), tap and musical theatre (Lucy and Penny) - then brownies (just Lucy). We all like to be busy lol!!!!!

Its the first of the month and that means time for a new challenge over at Imagination Crafts. The theme for this month is 'Things with wings'. The prize - as always - is £40 to spend in the Imagination Crafts shop. To be eligible for the prize you must used an imagination crafts product in your make which can be a card, tag, multimedia item - whatever you fancy as long as you follow the theme.

Here's what I've done for your inspiration today:


There's quite a lot to this project so I'll walk you through the steps and highlight the products i have used. First of all I brayered a piece of white card using silkies. I used the two blues from the Persian velvet set of colours - these are currently on special offer at Imagination crafts.


When dry I did some background stamping using the smaller stamps from the Dragonfly decoupage stamp set - the green on the background - then used the tropical leaf stencil and lapis blue sparkle medium to complete the background.


For the topper I used the dragonfly decoupage stamp again and stamped in versamark onto kraft card. I added blue wow powders then heat set. I did this again on heat resistant acetate and again heat set with blue wow powders. 


Finally I painted on the back of the acetate with silkies then cut them out once dry and stuck them onto the decoupage image. The sentiment came from the stamp set.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:


CYPCcraftyourpassionchallenges: up in the air
PIO:pileitonchallenge Stamping
sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog - no DP

Thanks for looking today - I'm back later with another post - hope you can join me for that! Big hugs and thanks for visiting! Rachel xx

22 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Rachel, love the background you have created and love the colours.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  2. Beautiful Rachel....I do love blue!
    hugs Jo x

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  3. It's Abby fabby !! Such great techniques used too xxx

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  4. Simply gorgeous Rachel, the blues you have used are stunning and I love the dragonfly

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  5. Stunning Rachel, love the colours you have used here hun, must try the acetate at some point...hugs hun xxx

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  6. Fabulous card and love the background.
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Beautiful project. Lovely colours. Chris x

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  8. This is stunning Rachel. Your design is so beautiful and I love the colours.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your 'mad Thursday', we used to have a 'mad Monday' when my girls were younger!
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. This is gorgeous Rachel. Stunning colours and design.
    Mags
    x

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  10. A beautiful card Rachel, I love the colours you've used and the lovely ribbon finishes it all off so well.

    Sue xx

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  11. Beautiful card Rachel! A lot of work has gone into this creation, loving all the techniques they would be perfect for teaching a group ;) I've left you a message on my blog :)
    Dawn x

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  12. Morning Rachel, I'm worn out just reading about what your day entails lols !! Hope the sun is shinning on you today, it is really dull and wet here.
    Your project is amazing Rachel, the colours are fabulous and I love how you have done the background.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  13. This is lovely the dragonflys look beautiful! I really like how you did the background too :)
    Have a great day
    Vic x

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  14. Such fabulous inspiration lovely project xx

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  15. A fabulous card such beautiful design xxx Hugs xxx

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  16. Beautiful Rachel. Hazel xx

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  17. I really love the way the dragonflies 'pop' off the background with that great technique you have used. I normally associate blue with cool but it looks so warm on this gorgeous card! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Anne xx

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  18. Those dragonflies are gorgeous, I love the blues and all the embossing, so pretty!! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

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  19. This is fabulous Rachel, great design, I love your gorgeous dragonflies.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. Love those dragonflies!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Hope you will join us again soon.
    Pia xx

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  21. Beautiful card! Love colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion. hugs, Helena

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  22. Your card is a fabulous example of good old stamping, perfect for our challenge at Pile It On. Thank you for joining in and don't forget to check on Wednesday who is the winner.
    Hugs,
    Anna xxx

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