Saturday 20 June 2015

Lavender Dragonfly

Hi there
I don't seem to be getting much crafting done at the minute but an unexpectedly free Saturday (thanks to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) meant I could get my Craft Barn June calendar challenge done.  This month the theme is lavender and dragonflies.

I was messing around and experimenting with Brusho and my new Spectrum Noir aquamarkers and not thinking about making anything in particular so there's only the final photo.

I started by sketching a dragonfly and used masking fluid to protect some white areas.  I watercoloured with Gelatos and Spectrum Noir aquamarkers then masked over the whole dragonfly and used Brusho sprinkled over a stencil, blotting on the dragonfly card for the background.  A little bit of touch up with a Promarker and a swipe of shaded lilac around the edges finished it off.

Thank you for stopping by.

Materials used:
watercolour paper
Clarity leafy swirl stencil
Brusho: purple
Gelatos: acqua dolce, snow cone, blueberry, boysenberry, metallic grape, grape
Spectrum Noir Aquamarkers: teal, purple, marine
Distress Ink: shaded lilac


  1. Love the watercolour, hand painted look, it works very well for this month theme I think.

  2. This is a beautiful calendar page,the dragonfly is gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. Lovely soft colours look great against the white background.

  4. Such a fantastic creation, love every detail.

  5. A Gorgeous calendar page. Your dragonfly is wonderful!! :D

  6. Lovely shades, the dragonfly really pops up from the background!


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