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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

DRAGONFLY DREAMS


This is my first attempt at "altered art" , and definitely out of my crafting comfort zone! The 5" square box with it's flat central recess was just crying out to be used in some way and I thought it might be OK for the Dazzle of Dragonflies challenge at http://bigartadventure.blogspot.com/ with Linda and Rosie. The box was originally white, and orange inside the recess (had a bottle of perfume in - birthday prezzie last week)!! - I painted the outsides with Mauve Shimmerz, but wasn't happy, so added some gilding flakes then went over these with a brayer and Kaleidacolor "Flannel" ink pad, which helped to adhere the flakes as well. Painted the recess black, then cut a meadow scene card I made ages ago, into strips, brayered with the same ink pad, stamped some tiny dragonflies, added a bit of glitter, and Shimmerz on the wings, attached the pieces at angles into the recess, then added the entrance ticket (freebie stamp from Craft Stamper mag.). Again, the (rather too large for the box) dragonfly was something I made ages ago from Fantasy Film - the colours didn't really go with the box, so I added some Alcohol Inks. I had no idea where I was going with this when I began yesterday, and it sort of evolved, and I thoroughly enjoyed doing something "just for the sake of it", if you know what I mean!!! Thanks for looking - let me know what you think ........!!!!! Wishing you all a wonderful, magical week. Sylvia xxxx







16 comments:

Hope Jacare said...

Amazing Sylvia - absolutely wonderful - love all the colour and texture - fabby - Dragonflies are my next favourite things to Mermaids ( saw one at the weekend!) It's good to do things for the sake of it - no boundries!Cheers Claire x

Linda said...

Hello Sylvia...and welcome to ABAA! I've looked at your blog and I can see that this piece is quite different from your usual work....so good for you! Its great to try new things and this certainly turned ut beautifully. I especially love the way you've done the frame - absolutely gorgeous!
Hope to see you again soon....
Linda :-)
ABAA

Linda said...

Ooops....'turned OUT beautifully'!

Rosie said...

Glad to have you with us on ABAA! This is such a gorgeous piece of altered art ... I think you might want to do more? Well you should anyway. It's great that you've shared the materials and techniques used too.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Gini said...

Oooooooh wow Sylvia, this is just brilliant! Everything works so well together and the colour scheme is wonderful. What fabulous shiny!
That is one pretty dragonfly you've created - hardly any heebee geebee's!
I'm so glad you had a go Sylvia and with such super talented results. :)
I've never heard of half the products you used!
I hope you've got the altered art, 3D bug now...
(sorry couldn't resist that one)
love Gini xx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous, Sylvia, I love it!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

And I don't think I thanked you, but thank you so much for the blog award - hugely appreciated! xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun you should be proud of yourself this is just brilliant adore that dragonfly perfect touch lots love cheryl xxxxx

Kate T said...

Absolutely stunning, most gorgeous thing I have seen in AGES !

fantastic for your first too !

Kate x

rozzy said...

ooohhh wow sylvia this is absolutely stunning.
hugs rozzy xxx

Annie said...

I absolutely love this! How amazing!! :)

Wilma said...

Wow Sylvia this is gorgeous, fantastic, you must have a lot pf patience to produce something like this - well done! :)

Susie Sugar said...

this is so beautiful and great colours to
xx

Jaqi said...

WOW, What splendid colours, Jaqi

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

what a gorgeous dragonfly and wonderful altered creation!

Spyder said...

This is lovely Sylvia! Brilliant! I love the dragonfly
((Lyn))

Ps Blog hopping I found this
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/303574/Writing-Origins--Pharaohs-Moderns-and-Dyslexics

though you'd like to read the first 'square'