Dragonfly Birthday

Challenge #2 2022: Anything Flies using only PINK AND BLACK

When I saw Gayle’s post to this new challenge, I simply couldn’t resist adding a post of my own. So thanks Gayle, I wouldn’t have known about it without you. I also should thank my dear friend Cheryl who shared the floating technique with me and this is my first attempt. I used various pink scraps to create the floating heart following the instructions I had been given. Wouldn’t you know, I can’t find my acetate so instead I used something slightly thicker which came from packaging. It didn’t want to cut through with the die but because the die made enough of an impression it was quite easy to use scissors to get it to release. Although you can’t see it on the photo, I did use a pin point die on the black layer so there is a subtle texture on it. Note to self, always do your heat embossing before using a pin point die. I ended up with white powder spots everywhere and had to edit the photo closely in an editing software to get the spots removed. It doesn’t show as much to the naked eye, but the camera picks up everything whether you want it or not. I used a set of infinity heart dies from Hero Arts to cut all the hearts and used the PaperRose dragonfly you’ve seen me use in the past. I cut the dragonfly from some silver CS and added a few gems for his eyes and tail. The sentiment is from Joy Clair every day sentiments, which I seem to be using exclusively lately. This technique is a fun one and the end result is quite different because it truly looks as if it is floating on the card front. It is one that is useful for colour challenges so I suspect I will try a few more soon.

this is the original photo before I cleaned it up.

14 thoughts on “Dragonfly Birthday

  1. Gorgeous, Johanna. I’m going to have to remember that floating technique and give it a try. The pinks on the heart with the black layer is so striking and a real WOW for the dragonfly.

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