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Today I have a BIG smile on my face as yesterday, eldest son landed on the doorstep after two weeks in China. He’s clearly had an amazing time but I’m very pleased to have him back safe and sound, even if he did bring a suitcase of dirty washing back! Not even youngest beez tiptoeing up the stairs during the early hours can dampen my mood. Did I say tiptoeing? Sorry, that should have said crashing up the stairs like a herd of elephants at 4.30am 🙂
Today I am sharing one of my Gecko Galz design team projects for this month.
This combines one of the beautiful images from the Book Covers ephemera set with one from Darling Dragonflies. The two just seemed made to go together. I used a gold leaf pen to add a border around the edge before picking out parts of the design that, in reality, would have been gold and highlighting them with gold glitter.
I layered the dragon fly image on to gold glitter card and then mounted on the card using 3D foam. This allowed me to run a strip of coordinating seam binding underneath. I dyed the seam binding using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress inks then scrunched it up to get a vintage, crinkled appearance.
The finishing touches were two coordinating roses and a seam binding bow.
Apparently, there were dragon flies galore in China, including huge red ones. Mr Beez and I are being treated to the photos tonight, can’t wait to see them. 😉