Saturday, 16 February 2013

E is for entomology

So the letter to play with this time is 'e' and the first word I tried to illustrate was earth but that wouldn't work out for me so it was back to the drawing board. I wanted to try to find a word that other people might not think of so plumped for entomology. I have lots of Artemio stamps with bugs and things on so got stuck in. I used lots of distress techniques, inking tearing and I used the distress tool on the edges too. I also played with the layering, aiming to make it look like a really old book. I decided to add a pop of colour so stamped the dragonfly twice, once on card and again on vellum. I layered them up, took my photo and decided it still looked bland. What to do? A flash of inspiration and out came the cosmic shimmers powders. I haven't played with them for ages! Of course I managed to get some where I hadn't intended but liked the effect so added some more just wherever it would stick. I think it looks like the dragonfly has been flying over and settled on the page. The photo still doesn't pick the shimmer up too well because there are little touches on the distressed edges and the vellum wings are super shimmery but my light is not good enough to pick it up.


  1. Although not a topic I would like, you've created an awesome page!

  2. Just discovered this challenge and love what you created for it!

  3. A vey beautiful page, love the dragonfly and the wonderful colours.

    Sylv xx

  4. I love the colour on the blue dragonfly. It really stands out from the background.

  5. oh this is gorgeous!!
    Love the dragonfly
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn