Monday, August 6, 2018

Enjoy Life

Everyone needs a little pick-me-up now and them. This card certainly did the trick for me. I just love the sentiments. And this simple dragonfly image turned out so pretty.

I stamped the dragonfly with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Dstressed Ink then I used Zig water color brushes on Strathmore Bristol vellum surface paper.  

I just love the sentiment.  Both sentiments are from the Silhouette Design Store. I printed them on a laser printer and then used my laminate machine to add the beautiful blue foil. The photo does not really show off the technique, but trust me it is beautiful.  There are several ways to use the foil and you can watch this video if you think it is something you would like to try.

I am entering my dragon fly in Double D Challenge - Don't Bug Me.  This is my "go to" for inspiration.

Stamp - Paper Inspirations
Sentiments - Silhouette Design
Paper - DCWV Coastal, Bristol Vellum Surface

Die - Spellbinder
Medium - Water Color - Zig Markers - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Accessories - Heidi Swap Foil, Stickles 

Be beautiful my friends!


  1. WOW! This is just gorgeous! I love the watercolor background and the dragonfly is gorgeous! This is just an awesome card! Love the sentiments both inside and out as well! This really gave ME a pickup too!

  2. Ohhh, the watercolor! Be still my heart! I love the gorgeous dragonfly with its corkscrew body, and the sentiments are beautifully scripted and quite moving. The DD inspiration boards always make me want to stamp, too. I'm glad they do the same for you. Thanks for joining us, Gail!

  3. WOW what gorgeous coloring Gail! LOVE your design and the touches of sparkle! GREAT JOB!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Don’t Bug Me!’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. So many things to love about this spectacular card....I'll start with the sentiment. It is wonderful and a great reminder some days. Then the font on the sentiment sings to me:). Now we will get to your coloring with the markers.....amazing using the Bristol paper and markers. The dragon fly is stunning with the sparkle you created. This card started my day in a great way. Thanks and hugs. .

  5. A great clean and simple card with this sentiment and the image. The dragonfly is so realistic looking and that background is amazing. Love the inside too and that you foiled it. Wish I could see that. Thanks for being a friend of The Double D challenge and sharing with us on the "Don't Bug Me" challenge.
    Barbara DT member

  6. This is so gorgeous! I love water colors and this is amazing. The dragonfly is so realistic and I love the background. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Don't Bug Me" Challenge.

  7. This is gorgeous card! Congratulation!

  8. Oh, Gail, I agree with everything that Linda said! I love it all and especially love how you've colored this gorgeous dragonfly! You sure know how to delight! Hugs and love! xoxo