Monday, June 20, 2016

BBTB - Twins

Hi all!

Pezza and I are in for an extremely exciting week - we are making the long, nerve-wracking drive up north to see Drake (my oldest), Dianne (DIL) and finally meet my little grandbaby, Julian!  He is 9 months old already!  It is incredibly tough being so far away but I know they are happy living up there.  Y'all will probably be seeing future scrapbook pages featuring this little guy!

This week's challenge on Bitten By the Bug is twins - you must include 2 of something in your project.  How easy is that to come up with something?  Pretty WIDE OPEN so come join us!  I ended up not going with my original idea when I spied this cut while scrolling through for something else:

So cute and SO EASY - it is all one cut from the Picturesque cartridge.  I decided to jazz it up a bit though by embellishing the 2 dragonflies.  Here is how I made them so incredibly sparkly.

When you load the cut into Design Space you will have 2 items - the blue background and the green dragonfly cut out.  I duplicated the dragonfly cut out so I had 2 of them.

Next I carefully snipped the 2 dragonflies off of the border by hand - quick and easy.

To make them so sparkly I first stamped the wings with my Versamark ink pad, then I used a dry brush to brush on Primary Elements Artist Pigment Powders.  If you are not familiar with these you need to be!  The colors are vibrant and beautiful. In addition, they have mica sparkle mixed in that is out of this world.  I used several colors on the wings.  I sprayed them with a product called Workable Fixative to make sure the powder did not rub back off.  (You can also use hair spray.)  Then I used Stickles (color is Patina) along the bodies.  I ran the background through an embossing folder for added interest.  Glue the dragonflies in place and add ribbon through the hole and you have a fantastic gift tag!

Be sure to stop by the Bitten By the Bug blog to see what the other design team members have created - they always amaze me!  Then join the challenge and post YOUR design for us to see!

1 comment:

  1. Have a safe trip and enjoy your grandbaby!! I love your dragonfly tag and how you jazzed it up. Love the sparkle!