Monday, September 24, 2012

The Dragonfly Project

Good morning Bloggies! I spent yesterday working on a project that has been on my mind. I really wanted to use this shadow box that I found at a thrift store last year and it's been sitting in my craft room untouched since I bought it. I finally got to it and made something with it. 
I didn't really do step by step instructions this time because it was taking up all of my brain function to just think of how this was going to go. I had a bunch of snags and re-dos on it. I used one of my favorite stamp sets for the Dragonfly from Tim Holtz, it's one of the Classic sets he brought back this year and I just love it!! 
You can see some of the new stamp sets here: Simon Says Stamp Store 

I am going to enter it into the new  
Challenge this week. The new challenge is "For the Love of Sparkle." I used my sparkle on the purple portion of the flowers inside the box. I actually covered those with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter distress stain and then wiped them a little bit so they weren't silver but just sparkly (that stuff really sparkles) I also used the gold shimmer goodness on the outside around the edges.  I also used brushed pewter on the underside of the wings (those were made out of Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art) so the shimmer would show on the outside of them.
The paper underneath the dragonfly was brushed onto with some of Tim's Tarnished Brass Distress stain to add a touch of shimmer. The shimmer on this project is hard to see in the pics but it really looks nice in person and it's not too much, just a little sparkle goes a long way.






 

29 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I LOVE the dragonfly especially!

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  2. Just gorgeous! I especially love the dragonfly!

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  3. Ooooh, wow, this is gorgeous, Claudine. A really wonderful artwork

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  4. It's beautiful, Claudine!! You did a a great job on it :)

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  5. Absolutely stunning Claudine. Would love to see it in person sometime. Looks very professional!

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  6. What a beautiful piece....I absolutely LOVE the dragonfly!!!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Your dragonfly is the most amazing color!!! Wow!!!

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  8. Beautiful! Love all your layering and the color combo, especially!

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  9. This is gorgeous, I love the colours and your dragonfly is awesome, the body looks so 3 dimensional with the thread or wire around it, & shines beautifully like the wings.

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  10. Gorgeous and the dragonfly really rocks!

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  11. Oh Wow!!!Claudine the is so breath taking I would hange it in my living room.....

    MaryR.

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  12. Wow, this is amazing! Your dragonfly is stunning, I love the colours :)

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  13. Wow. This is amazing! You did a great job on it. I really love the colors and the background.

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  14. How beautiful - wonderful details - great work!

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  15. This is just gorgeous! I love the colors!

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  16. Gorgeous design and the dragonfly is beautiful! Lovely sparkle! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  17. Gorgeous projects Claudine! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  18. well done! that's a lovely piece of work, fabulous colours and detail x

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  19. I love it - very partial to dragonflies - yours capture their delicate nature....love love it!

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  20. Such a beautiful dragonfly. Wonderful effect you achieved.

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