Friday, March 4, 2022

Celebrate In Style - Guest Designer for Paper Dragonfly


Hi, Friends......

I am honored this month to be a Guest Designer for Cat over at the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges.  Are you ready to celebrate in style?????  I hope so, because the March theme is.....Mardi Gras! 

Wow...this was really a challenge for me, but I discovered I had a few Mardi Gras looking stamps in my stash.  So it was the perfect time to pull them out.  Dragonflies are optional for this challenge, but there is a special incentive if you do use them.  You can read all about that on the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges blog.

I got really arty and maybe a little wild with my card.....which I guess is right on mark with the theme.  Mardi Gras really isn't a "thing" where I live so I had to Google Image search for Mardi Gras motifs.  To my surprise, a stamp set that I recently received from Impression Obsession had several images that could work:  fleur de lis and diamonds.  I chose a watercolor background from my stash and added gold embossed dragonflies.  

My masked lady with crown and wings was from a thrift store grab bag.  I managed to track down the name of the artist....Teesha Moore....but I could not discover what company this stamp might be from.  So if you recognize it, please let me know!!  I decided to give the gal purple skin for the occasion.....weird, huh?  But fun.  :) 

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
American Crafts - Head in the Clouds stamp set (retired) - dragonfly
Versamark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder

Impression Obsession - Masculine Set CL92
Lavender Pigment Ink
Distress Ink in Pumice Stone

Masked Lady by Teesha Moore (still trying to find that company made her)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Unity - "Celebrate in Style" (still trying to track down)
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set - retired
Versafine Ink in Imperial Purple
Sparkle Embossing Powder

Hope you like my card.....even though it is not my usual style!  Please join us over at the
Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges for our Challenge #3 - Mardi Gras!  Thank you to Cat for inviting me to Guest Design!!! 


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
I'll be adding some challenges later on.... :)


  1. Congrats for your GD spot! Fabulous card, so creative!!

  2. How fun! Love the dragonflies. Congrats on being a guest designer.

  3. Thank you for being Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges guest designer this month with your wonderful Mardi Gras card! I’m pleased my challenge theme pushed you out of your comfort zone and encouraged creative exploration! Teesha Moore was Ornamentum Rubber Stamps and Zettiology Rubber Stamps with her hubby.
    Have a wonderful crafty day!

    1. Thank you so much for the lead on Teesha Moore's art!

  4. Cool card! Love the gold embossed dragonflies!

  5. Oooo - Congrats on your GDT spot. Great Mardi Gras card. I don't think I've got anything MG :-( LUV the kitty in the mask :-D xoxo

  6. Wow! You really did a great job pulling this all together from your stash!

  7. very cute card!
    Thanks for Guest Design with us this month at Paper Dragonfly CC!!

    Patty DT at Paper DragonFly CC

  8. Fabulous Mardi Gras card. Ideal for the theme!

  9. Thanks for being a GDT with your fab card, love the gold embossed dragonflies!

    DT Val


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