Immortal Beauty by Donna Gray

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Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with something a little different from me ;)



What I Did:

As always I started with a sheet of my beloved Strathmore Mixed Media paper as I knew I was going to use a lot of water for this.

Using just a standard acrylic stamping block I swiped over a blue Distress Oxide, spritzed with water and turned it over to 'stamp' on the paper, repeating this 4 times. This gives a nice soft feel to the background.

Using a stamp from a That's Crafty! textures set I stamped that on the middle of the background using a brown Distress Oxide and then I spritzed that image liberally with water too and allowed the colours to mingle a little bit to get that 'hazy' effect as I didn't want the background to dominate the composition.

A stitched effect stamp from the Claire stamp set was added in a green Archival ink, then I added a little circle cut from a Gelli print over which I adhered a little torn piece of text from a vintage French book.

The really textured part is a wide lolly stick which was liberally coated with That's Crafty! sand paste and painted with a mixture of paints including multi surface and Decoart paints.

All that was adhered onto the background which I put to one side while I stamped the dragonfly from the Cara set onto a scrap of Strathmore paper and coloured in with diluted Mermaid markers, fussy cut out and adhere on top of the textured lolly stick.

The finishing touch was to add a couple of sentiments and a number from Tim Holtz Clippings and then to mount the whole piece onto Kraft card.

I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and and it was also a good way to use up little bits and pieces that are floating around on your craft table!

Supplies Used:

That's Crafty! Textures Stamp Set - Set 4
That's Crafty! Stamp Sets - Donna's Girls Collection - Cara and Claire
That's Crafty! - Sand Texture Paste
That's Crafty! - Multi Surface Paints
Decoart - Fluid Acrylic Paints
Strathmore Mixed Media Pad
Distress Oxides
Jane Davenport - Mermaid Markers
Kraftcard
Ranger Archival - Ink Pads
Tim Holtz - Clippings Stickers

Hope you like it
Donna xx

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9 comments

  1. A really stunning card Donna. Just love all the textures on there and the simplicity of design is so beautiful, setting off the gorgeous dragonfly so well.
    Fliss xxx

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  2. What a stunning creation - so utterly beautiful Donna! ♥♥♥ Susi

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  3. So very stunning- so beautiful, dear Donna- love the striking dragonfly, on top of the rusted lolly pop stick - it is amazing and with your stamped texture and the french scrap between.
    Looks so gorgeous, lovely friend. Hugs from Dorthe xxxx

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  4. Love that shade of blue with the Kraft card,and that lovely central panel all topped off with your. Butterfly. Beautiful
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. I really love this Donna, love the balance of the blue and browns and your textured lolly stick is awesome. Great wording with your focal image. Beautiful.
    Wishing you a fabulous weekend Hugs Tracey x

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  6. Oh my! What a wonderful card - a really great colour combination!Chrisx

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  7. Gorgeous dear Donna! Love it❣️

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  8. This is beautiful Donna! xx

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  9. Gorgeous card Donna - elegant and grungy - love the colours xx

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