Let me introduce you to one of my sweet Stampin’ Up! friends – Kelly Kent! Kelly is based in Western Australia and she messaged me and invited me to be a Guest Designer on her Paper Adventures Blog Hop with her team! I was stoked to say the least!
Paper Adventures Blog Hop
What an honour to hop with these lovely ladies! The theme for today is “Water”. Now I did joke with Kelly and tell her that water is very important as we need it to make coffee! However, I’ve opted to go a little different. I wanted to do something today that wasnt just water so to speak. I thought a while about it and then it came to me ….
Dragonflies and Water
I often see Dragonflies around water and apparently there’s good reason for that. After a little online research Dragonflies are apparently a good indication for the quality of water. So if you see lots of dragonflies on a pond or lake the water quality is considered to be good.
I started by creating my ‘water’ pool on my piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with inks and a very drippy Aqua Painter using Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue. I also used my Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write markers to flick some colour onto my background.
While my pool of ink was still wet I popped my cut out Dragonflies into the coloured water to soak up the colour. I then added a bit of Highland Heather to the wings and body to make them pop a little. It gives it a little watercolour tie dye effect. I did also cut one side of the wings off one of the dragonflies so it looks like it’s side on.
I do hope you like what I’ve created for you today. Now it’s time to head over to the next blog which belongs to Narelle Sim
It was such a joy and blessing to be asked to hop with these lovely ladies I hope you take the time to check out all their wonderful creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by and see you latte ..