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Sunday, July 21, 2013


Every once in awhile I see an image that really grabs my attention... this was a freebie from A Day for Daisies.  When I was little, I transposed names all the time - like Fly-butter and ball-muds.  so to me this is a Fly-butter!  And I've made a "Just Because" card... just because!

My fly-butter needed a branch to sit on so I drew one with a Micron pen and added Zentangle leaves (Poke-root) to the end - also the feelers on the dragonfly.  Both images were colored with Copics.  I inked the edges of all three layers, wrapped a lacy ribbon around the 2nd panel and taped everything down.  For the finishing details I added a half black pearl to his eye, three larger black pearls to the corner, glitter and eyes to the dragonfly.

 This card should be eligible for the following
A Day for Dasies #74 - Use a Die (Dragonfly from Sizzix die)
LEJ Designs #62 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room DoorAnything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Purple & Butterfly (with ribbon and bling!) TOP FIVE
613 Ave C #29 - Anything Goes
OSAAT #173 - Use Your Favorite... (current favorite digi!)
Pile it On - Just Because

IMAGES:  The focal image is from A Day for Daisies. 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from K & Company's "Sweet Nectar" Collection; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Dragon fly is from a Sizzix die cut; glitter on dragonfly's wings is Icicle Stickles & his eye is Inkssentials Enamel Accents - black; a Micron Pen 01 was used to hand draw the branch and leaves using a "Zentangle" called "Poke-root"; black pearls and ribbon are from stash. 
INKS: Distress Inks (Milled Lavender,Shabby Shutter and Peeled Paint) were used on the panel edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:
May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. This is lovely Sweetie, I love the image & layout.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  2. A gorgeous card, love how you've layered it and the colours are lovely. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  3. Lovely card Ginny and fab colour combination, love your attention to detail and why you have modified the design to create your desired effects :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  4. A gorgeous card! Congratulations!
    Good luck!

  5. Love it!!! Love the image and dragonfly. Your coloring is always just right with the color choices and background papers.

  6. Gorgeous coloring and I love that placed dragonfly - very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

  7. Beautiful colors and image are so cute. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    DT Nataliya

  8. Love this, ~ginny. I am a huge fan of ADFD images but somehow I missed this one. Gorgeous colour scheme and layering. The doodled branch is awesome and so cool how it's fussy cut next to the leaves. I'm here from Eclectic Ellapu this time and so delighted you joined us. It's always a treat to see your creations.

  9. So lovely! So many beautiful little touches. Thank you for sharing your "Favourite" with us at OSAAT, and I hope you'll join us for a new challenge tomorrow. Best, CG


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