Wings & Roots

 One thing I very much look forward to is the colours of spring and some, sure to arrive soon, and of course, butterflies and dragonflies. 
I love this stencil from A Colorful Life called Loopy Flower. I did the stencil mono-print technique with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. I used Ranger Distress Watercolour paper, which adds a lot of texture to the stencil design.
 I did load the stencil up with ink before spritzing to be sure it would transfer given the roughness of the paper, and I gave it plenty of time to transfer. Once I lifted the stencil, I filled in a bit with my water colour brush, adding blooms for more interest. 
 Once the panel was dry I die cut it using my Elegant Stitching die from Penny Black, and in my MISTI I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. I die cut the dragon fly, and laid it on the card. One thing I have learned of late is to look through my camera first if I am not sure of something. My view showed me this could not remain white as I intended, so I coloured the inside wings using my Copic #RV14, leaving the rest in the white.
To finish I added a few crystals.

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xoxo, Kia