Wednesday 25 April 2012

Dragonflies and ferns

I've played along in a couple of Hero Arts Challenges this week and managed to combine two into one card.  I've used the sketch from the April contest challenge

and combined it with the challenge from A Blog Named Hero which is to create a window in your card

I wanted to go for an earthy feel to the colours as I wanted to play with my new stamp and die set and wanted to use the fern as my focal image with a few dragonfly accents.  I used a cream base card, added 4 strips of cardstock to a kraft sheet and die cut a window from it.  I cut a frame for the window in black to add contrast and then stamped a simple hello in the window.  I stamped the fern in green and brown die cut it and offset it over the window and had the dragonflies fluttering up the card - kind of looks like they're escaping the swamp!


  1. Lovely card Tara, love the dragonflies


  2. lovely take on our window challenge :) thank you for entering our challenge #2 at A Blog Named Hero

  3. What an interesting card! I really like it :)

    Thank you for playing in our challenge!

    Good Luck!

    A Blog Named Hero

  4. The swampy paper was a great choice! I love the window idea too. Vicky x

  5. ooo I love the earthy tones Tara and the rock 'n roll inking of the fern :0) Love how you used the sketch.
    Jenny x


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