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Monday, 21 March 2016

Dragonfly doodle

Dragonflies are so delicate with wings like stained glass, and so elusive - one moment they're there, the next they're gone.

I traced around the inside of a Spellbinders die with black pen, then doodled inside the lines before shading with watercolour pencils.  I was going to paint the water over to blend it into paint, but liked the pencilled effect, so I left it.  The sentiment is stamped (unbranded) and then I doodled some clusters of dots around to show it was flying.  This is a one layer card.











Shared on challenges:
http://casology.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/week-189-doodle.html
http://addictedtocas.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-84-delicate.html
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-268.html outside the window
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/challenge-89.html anything goes/spring

17 comments:

lonely Hippo said...

Such a beautiful dragonfly, I love the colours!

Esther said...

Gorgeous! Love the doodling and the beautiful stained glass colours. Great LIM entry!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the doodlie lines on this dragon fly! Thanks so much for joining us at the CASology challenge this week!

Maxine D said...

Love your colours on the dragonfly - a sweet card Carol
Blessings
Maxine

Dawn Turley said...

so delicate Carol. The colouring looks stunning

Kay Wallace said...

Lovely, Carol, just lovely! I live in the woods during the summer so this is a perfect harbinger of Spring for me!! Great answer to the LIM challenge this week!

Lou said...

What a clever alternative use for your dies! The doodling is a great way to add detail and the colours are gorgeous. Lou x (Guest Designer at LIM)

Sharon said...

A brilliant way to add a dragonfly on a one layer card. The colours you used are glorious and that doodling is fab.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

kiwiali said...

Love your doodling Carol A beautiful result!

Bunny said...

Wow, Carol. The doodling alone is so nice but the watercolor really makes it stand out. Lovely.

Furrbster said...

Love the really bright colours and simple layout that really draws your attention in to the dragonfly
Thank you for sharing it over at Creative Moments Challenge Blog
Hugz Tinz DT

Kathyk said...

This is fab

Kathyk

Sid said...

A beautiful card love your dragonfly !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Sarah Gray said...

A great idea to doodle inside the dragonfly outline and fab colours too! Thank you for playing along with us at Less Is More :)

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a gorgeous card and a great use of your die. Karen x

Anne said...

What a lovely one layer Carol, love the colours on your dragonfly.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Anne
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
This is a super sight to see, love the colours on your dragonfly!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"