Saturday, March 21, 2009

Art Deco Dragonfly


I've tried painting with Opalite re-inkers before, but I really didn't like the effect. This time I did something different and I think I like it much better. I used a Niji waterbrush and the water in the brush seemed to get it to flow better and I love the way it shines better too. See what you think. To those unfamiliar with Opalite inks, they do not show up well on light cardstock, but use them on any medium to dark colored cardstock and I think they are lovely.This is one of the new images by Impression-Obsession Artist Leigh Hannan. The minute I saw it I thought Art Deco.


Image:
1. Impression-Obsession Pond Dragonfly was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Black cardstock and dried with a heat gun to set the ink.
2. It was painted with Opalite Crystal Blush, Cypress Frost, Glacier Blue and Arctic Emerald with a water filled Niji Waterbrush. I squeezed the bottle until a little came over the top and used the bottle lip as my color pot. When I finished I squeezed enough to open the top and brushed any extra back into the bottle. No muss, no fuss.
3. Mark Richards Script Alphabet 2MM Pearls were used for the Lily stamens.

Background:
1. The background paper is Dali Dore SHIMMER Cardstock Paper 8.5x11 76lb cover Nero (Black). It's on sale at the hyper-link right now. It has teeny speckles of gold throughout.
2. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug Floral Screen embossing folder, trimmed and mounted on the Black Nero cardstock.
3. The decorative corners were done using the Cuttlebug Vintage Die Set. The flowers were painted with the Niji waterbrush and Opalite Crystal Blush ink. Gelly Roll Stardust Golden was used around the edges.
4. The ribbon is from Michaels. A strip was mounted across the corner. A bow was tied, mounted, and the tails were taped behind the cardstock as shown.
5. Mark Richards 5mm Pearls were used for the corner.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

42 comments:

Ann said...

Lovely!

Danielle said...

This is beautiful Shirley - it gives a fabulous look!
Hugs, Danielle

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I love the effect of the opalites on the dark and the outline in gold is beautiful! The embossing adds a beautiful background. It looks like a stained glass window.

LINDA said...

As always another simply Gorgeous card..Very Lovely..
Hugs, Linda

Elizabeth said...

Shirley this is truly a work of art! Your cards are so amazing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley your work is stunning, love it.

friedmsw said...

Love the effect!! You are SO creative! Beautiful card!!

Regina

LadyDoc said...

Shirley- another GORGEOUS card! You make such beautiful things- wish I had your talent!

Carol said...

Very, very pretty Shirley, the opalites look wonderful on the dark background and i love that CB folder, don't think that one has reached the u.k. yet!!
Great work :)

Hugs
Carol x

Theresa said...

Wow! Shirley, this is stunning. I love the gorgeous dragonfly against the black.

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! I love how your colored! So beautiful! And little pearls on the lily pads are so cute!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Stunning, Shirley! You really hit the mark with the painting on this one, absolutely gorgeous!

Curt in Carmel said...

Shirley, this is stunning!!! You did an amazing job with this medium! And I agree with you that it screams Art Deco. This is a wonderful image. I just got a new dragonfly stamp, and after seeing your gorgeous work, I can't wait to use it. Best, Curt

Sharon said...

Just beautiful!! Your work is amazing!!

Atty said...

Another very pretty card. Wonderful colors and details.
hugs,
Donna

Jane Wetzel said...

gorgeous butterfly!

Beth said...

Well my friend you have done it again a real beauty, the close up really shows the the true beauty of your card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love the gold with the opalite and darker colors!! Gorgeous!!

Kerri said...

This is beautiful!

Norine said...

very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Beautiful piece of art!! :)

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, and great effect with the Opalite re-inkers!

Tasha said...

Another stunning creation, the dragonfly is gorgeous
love tasha xx

Louise Forsyth said...

Stunning card. The effects you have used are beautiful

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow Shirley is this ever stunning looking it just takes my breath away and leaves me speachless!!!!

catdidit said...

Beautiful Shirley! I bet this just sparkles IRL too! I love the colors you ahve use on this!

Helena said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the effect of the colouring :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOW! The colour on this just makes my heart go pitter patter! I love the gold embossing too (makes me so happy I just got some.) Incredible stamps & you make them look like a work of pure art! :O)

Summerthyme Studio said...

That is absolutely Stunning Shirley and I LOVE the big bow!


Vicki

Wanda H said...

Beautiful card, Shirley!!!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, Shirley!

Jenny, said...

What a beautiful card, love the very impressive dragonfly. xx

The Country Rose said...

Oh my gosh Shirley! How gorgeous is that?!!!!

Barb

craftimamma said...

You definitely achieved a great finish with the Opalite re-inkers this time Shirley and I love those swirl corners.

Once again a beautiful card.

Lesley Xx

Вера Храмова said...

Великолепная работа с отличным цветовым решением!

Phree said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the image and the colours of the Opalite Reinkers look electric.

retiredheather said...

Wonderful card Shirley. I am on my way to IO to check out the other card.
Hugs
Heather

Cheryl said...

So very beautiful Shirley! I am not familiar with Opalite.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'zer... such a beautiful effect on your dragonfly!! I enjoy the die cut corners too... Fantabalicious!!! (If that's a word... ha!) Smiles :)

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

What a beautiful dragonfly! Wow!

Anne said...

Lovely image and sumptuous colours - just fab Shirley!

Cindy said...

Stunning...and more great suggestions. thank you!

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