Just under the wire, but finally had a chance to make my "Mixed Media Card Challenge #26"... Rainbow with optional Dragonflies Card :-) Also added my card to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge
I already had my Alcohol Ink background that I made recently using Rainbow colors. I knew I wanted to add dragonflies or in this case..a dragonfly from STAMPlorations stamp set "Winged Things" designed by Shirley of "Bees Knees". I LOVE this set! You get a total of 12 different sized butterflies and dragonflies :-)
I used "7" Adirondack Alcohol Inks for my background: Watermelon, Sunset Orange, Lemonade, Citrus, Stream, Sailboat Blue and Wild Plum. I used the rectangle Tim Holtz Blending Tool with a felt pad on the tool. Dropped one drop of each color (not touching) and then pounced quickly my colors onto a piece of Yupo paper until I got the results I liked. Loved the results!
When dry I die cut with my CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die"
I used my MISTI to stamp my dragonfly with Archival Jet Black ink, drying with my SU heat tool that has two heat setting. I used the lower setting. You can warp the Yupo paper if you are not careful. I also always blot my stamped black images carefully to make sure completely dry. Even the Archival ink will smear on Yupo. You MUST use Archival ink on Yupo. I then stamped my STAMPlorations sentiment "Big Hugs" from the "Fond Expression" set. Again heat setting carefully and blotting. Both the dragonfly and sentiment were stamped more than once using my MISTI. I masked off the "for you"from the Big Hugs.
My only embellishment...NUVO Crystal Drops...White Blizzard glitter. Cool glittery drops. I love how you can make any size you want. I just drop onto my craft mat and let dry...can take an hour or more, so I do a bunch in different sizes.
I popped up my main image with foam tape....and done! I was very happy with the results. Hope you like it too. Enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog and expecially for commenting. Hugs....