I've used a newly released digi image named Dahlia, designed by Hannah Lynn, exclusively for Crafts and Me Stamps.
Copic Mini Lesson/Tip
This image makes a perfect example for practicing the technique of coloring through layers. The stamp artist clearly indicates that the dragonfly's wings are transparent by adding broken lines of the background image through the left set of dragonfly wings. When filling this image, it's best to work on the object we see first or which is closer to us so the dragonfly wings need to be colored first. If they're transparent then use a thin line of Copic color to outline just the inside edges of the wings and veins then soften that Copic outline with the colorless blender. When it's dry, then you can add a lighter, faded shade of the background color only to those areas of the wings where there is not already color in place. Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . .
I've used Punch Bunch medium and small cosmos with a mini sun to create my purple Bachelor's Button handmade flower. A Paper Shaper daisy, mini sun and Punch Bunch small birch leaf form my small accent daisies. A light layer of Star Dust Stickles adds some sparkle to my blooms and attracts a dragonfly that lands nearby. Here's a closer view of my flower cluster . . .
A loving Special Day rubberstamp sentiment from Endless Creations seems appropriate for the insert of my card. Here's a closer view of the inside of my card . . .
Two patterned sheets from the lovely Memory Box Viola 6x6 paper pack layered with Bazzill cardstock form my square criss-cross card. I've added Spellbinders Ironwork Accents border and half circle for a decorative element. A Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangle shapes my image. I've cut apart Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork to fit both pieces of my card. A Memory Box Willow Dragonfly, with vellum wings, lands near one corner of my image. A Dove of the East dragonfly charm hangs from a Satin Sensations 5/8" Island Blue Satin bow. Here's a closer view of my completed criss-cross card showing how I've used the Dahlia digital image, by Hannah Lynn . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy "Favorite Stamp Company" (here) - Crafts and Me Stamps
Delicious Doodles "BINGO" (here) - gems, ribbon, punches, dies, flowers
Dream Valley "For a Special Lady" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Flowers" (here)
Papertake Weekly "Anything Goes" (here)
Digital Tuesday "Bugs and Blooms" (here)
Creative Card Crew "Ribbon" (here)
Anything Goes "Things with Wings" (here)
Creative Craft "Anything Goes" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Die Cuts and Punches" (here)
wings - B12, 0; V20, 0
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
leaves - YG11, YG13, YG17
flower petals - V20, NEW V22, V25, NEW V28
eyes - C1, C0, B12, B16, B18
sunlight - Y00
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!