Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Welcome! The Artisan Design Team is back with another hop full of ideas with Dragonfly Dreams and Basket Bunch. These are both really fun, and yet really different stamp sets that both feel very much like spring 😁 Who couldn't use a little spring right now?! Somehow, this month got very busy with all kinds of things. I need to start my seeds for my garden this summer. I am looking forward to the clouds of dragonflies that we get in our yard all summer long. They eat mosquitoes, did you know that? Just one more reason to love dragonflies 😂

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from the lovely Sylwia Schreck's blog. Beautiful work, I know!

What I have for you this time is a home decor piece. I was just messing around with the scraps on my desk, and found a bunch of 2"x9" scraps of watercolor paper. And this is what came of those scraps 😉 Here is how I made this.
  • Take four 2"x9" strips of watercolor paper, lined up so they form a 8"x9" rectangle and tape together with painter's tap on the back. 
  • Wipe with Embossing Buddy, stamp the dragonfly image in Versamark all over the rectangle. Separate the strip, and heat emboss one in Copper, one in Gold, one in Silver, and one in White.
  • On the Copper embossed piece, apply a wash of Mint Macaron, darker on the bottom fading to almost nothing at the top. Repeat with Daffodil Delight with the Gold, Emerald Envy with the Silver, and Dapper Denim with the White. Set all aside to dry.
  • Take three 1"x9" strips of  Thick Whisper White and emboss one each with the Seaside, Hexagons, and Brick Wall embossing folders. 
  • Cut a sheet of Whisper White cardstock to 8"x10", lay out the strips to alternate watercolor strip with embossed strip, adhere the embossed strips first, then the watercolored strips over the top. Put in a lovely 8"x10" frame to hang on your wall or set on a flat surface. All done!
This angle shows the embossing a little better. If you wanted a little glam on this, you could add sweeps of Clear Wink of Stella just on the dragonflies, or just on the background.

Now, if you started at the beginning, I am the last stop. If you started somewhere in the middle, be sure to keep going! You would not want to miss all of the crafty goodness 😊 Allison Okamitsu is the first stop, and she is amazing!

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9 comments:

Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

Beautiful Tanya
A great work of art!
XO
Sylwia

Martha said...

Beautiful Tanya, so fun and unique!

Cathy Caines said...

Wow, isn't that cool? Brilliant to emboss between the columns!!

Paula Dobson said...

I take my hat off to anyone who can create a brilliant piece of home decor such as this. Why can I never think of these things?! Great work Tanya,

Holly Stene said...

Great creation Tanya! I also never think to make framed artwork but you did a super job! ❤

Miriam said...

Wow! Nice card!

Wendie Waldman said...

So lovely!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cool! We have a ton of dragonflies where I live, I've never seen so many except for in Florida!

Marisa Gunn said...

Love all the watercoloring on this home decor piece, and such a great idea to mix embossing colors.

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