Friday, May 6, 2016

Birthday Dragonflies...Inkspirational Challenge #108~Mint & Navy, FUSION~Sweet Orange Blossoms, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9, Seize the Birthday-Topping Option: Colouring, STAMPlorations May CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes and Anything Goes Challenge

Hello,

A new month; a new challenge. For the next two weeks, my amazing DT (and a special welcome back to Yvonne!), along with our incredibly talented guest designer, TaeEun, invite you to join us at Inkspirational Challenge #108~Colour Challenge


Mint & Navy...Mint & Navy...I confess to initial cluelessness with this combination.  Then my  new Winged Things set (Bee's Knees, STAMPlorations) caught my eye and this happened...

Dragonflies, coloured with Polychromos navy and light green pencils, stenciling (Cracked Pistachio), a coat of Wink of Stella on the wings...Voila.  In fact, I liked the result so much, I made another, slightly different, which you'll see in an upcoming post.

Turning the challenge your direction!
How will Mint & Navy inspire you?
Looking forward to finding out when I visit the gallery!  See you there!

Also sharing at:
FUSION~Sweet Orange Blossoms


Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9~Birthday, Sponging, White Space






and


Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!



32 comments:

Kim M said...

Well, I just love this!! You dragonflies are coloured beautifully! I really like the soft stencilling in behind and the design is just awesome! You knocked this one out of the park! Don't you just love that Winged Thibgs stamp set? :-)

Jeanne said...

Look at those gorgeous dragonflies!! Oh my, you've colored them wonderfully, Ms. C! And the soft mint in the background really helps them shine. You have created a real winner here, my friend. Adore!! Hugs to you!

Anita in France said...

What a delight, Carol ... the light, soft stencilling is the perfect background for these dreamy dragonflies! Hugs, Anita :)

Marisa said...

Love that subtle background for those wonderful dragonflies :)

shirley-bee said...

Oooh, those dragonflies are pretty ;)
The colour scheme is perfect for them, and I love the softly stencilled background!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I love these colors together...such a fabulous card! Your inked background is such a fabulous touch, too. Thanks so much for joining us for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Nine!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this sweet card Carol, those dragonflies are so lovely in these colours and the stenciling as always--perfect.

Susangail Powell said...

I love how you used the colors! This is gorgeous!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, you used these two colors so beautifully together! And I love how you colored the dragonflies! And the subtle stenciled background! Swoon!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful soft stenciling! Makes those pretty dragon flies shine! Happy Mother's Day to you Carol!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful soft stenciling! Makes those pretty dragon flies shine! Happy Mother's Day to you Carol!

Kay Miller said...

What a pretty card Carol! I love the soft stenciled background and those gorgeous dragonflies! Hope you have a happy weekend! ((Hugs))

I Card Everyone said...

Hey you Just Me c ... this is fantastic - LOve the color combo ... and more of that spectacular stenciling! xx
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Pam said...

Gorgeous! Love the stenciling and those dragonflies are colored beautifully.

Marina said...

Beautiful blending of the colours!

sandie said...

Lovely stencilled background and great sense of movement x

Nonni said...

Beautiful way to use these stamps, I love the movement you created here, I want to try something similar with my own stamps! Thanks for inspiration! xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you getting this in to the different challenges! I sure love this color combo! Thanks for joining in at STB~

Carole said...

Oh so petty carol, fab stencilling and delish Dragonflys fluttering from your page. xx

Petra Swart said...

WOW, you did GREAT with the colours, Carol, and you made a stunning card!!!! Those delicate dragonflies are so pretty against the softly stencilled bg!!!! It must be so beautiful IRL with the WoS on the wings!!! Wonderfully done!!!!
Hugz

*Vicki* said...

So very gorgeous Carol!! I adore the softly colored stenciled background along with those dragonflies that just pop off your design!! Very lovely card! HUGS

Barb Ghig said...

I must admit, I've always liked this color combo, so count me in! Your dragonflies are beautiful, and I love that you added sparkle to the wings! Love the soft minty green stenciling in the background! Gorgeous card, Carol!!!

Joyce said...

Love your multi colored dragonflies. They are perfect. Wow, mint and navy makes me hungry, as I love anything mint.

Shauna said...

Oh wow... Carol... this is gorgeous!! Seriously stunning. The coloring on those dragonflies is really nice and the stencil background is so subtle and beautiful. Very lovely!
- Shauna

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely background for your flutter of dragonflies - a beautiful design! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

Jeanne J. said...

You are totally rockin the stencils! Another beauty - I love your pretty dragonflies - the blues are brilliant!

Rose said...

Love dragonflies & your are so pretty in that wonderful colour combo. The stenciled background makes them stand out beautifully.

TaeEun said...

What pretty dragonflies! Beautifully colored with pencils! And the soft blending on the stencil is perfect!

Greta said...

Beautifully stenciled & stamped, Carol!

Taunya Butler said...

What a brilliant save with these colors - your card is stunning and I think the way the colors are blended so softly makes it a winner!! You just totally WOWed me with this one!!

OttawaMom said...

Great card! Love the combo of the stencil work and dragonflies! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Ksenija said...

Carol, your card is so elegant! Stencilling is always a great option for backgrounds, you stamped and coloured the dragonflies so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin