My favourite winged creatures

I had this lovely butterfly postage stamp that I wanted to use on an atc, so I decided to combine it with stamped images of dragonflies and mail art stamps.


The background is painted with gesso and sprayed and dripped with Dylusions inks. The edge of the card has been gold embossed.

This is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Postcard : Stampendous
  • Dragonflies: The artistic stamper
  • Spread your wings postage mark: Crafty Individuals
  • Grid: Stampers Anonymous



Come fly with me

The hostess of the Belgian Yahoo-group “Creatief met Stempels” is organising an international ATC swap. We were asked to create 4 ATCs featuring  squares in some way. This is one of my ATCs:

The wings of the Dragonfly are actually shiny for they’ve been painted with Perfect Pearls (Kiwi).

I also would like to enter this ATC to the “Flourishes” challenge @ My Time to Craft.

Stamps used

  • Dragonfly: Cherry Pie
  • Squares:  Stamp Francisco
  • Script: Crafty Individuals
  • Flourishes & sentiment: Art Journey


Soartful Challenges provided us with a beautiful image of a dragonfly. I’m not entirely sure whether they prefer us to use the image or whether we can enter anything that fits the theme. Anyway, I chose the latter option, I hope that’s ok.

This dragonfly was also created for an  ”insect swap” over at the Yahoo-group “Creatief met stempels”. Again, there’s some gold bling on the wings, which doesn’t show on the picture.

Stamps used

  • Dragonfly: Cherry Pie
  • Mosaic stamp: Stampers Anonymous
  • Script: Crafty Individuals

Two colours

Here’s an ATC that uses two of my favourite colours: blue and purple for  The Stamp Man “take two colours”  challenge.

This dragonfly already found a new home, for it was created for an  “insect swap” over at the Yahoo-group “Creatief met stempels”.  As always, the scan doesn’t do it much justice:  for there’s some bling involved. I’ve added purple Perfect Pearls to the wings and then I covered them using Glossy Accents.

Stamps used

  • Dragonfly: Cherry Pie
  • Mosaic stamp: Stampers Anonymous
  • Background text stamp: Crafty Individuals
  • Sentiment: Scrolls Work.

Odd bird

Here’s my odd bird for the Three Muses.  As you can see, I took this challenge quite literally. 🙂

For my background I sponged several colours distress ink and and sprayed it with water.  The border was stamped with scraps of unmounted rubberstamps and highlighted using a white gelpen. For the bird I combined an Arstitic stamper bird, the legs of  Stampotique’s “Moth Fab” and a hat by Scrollswork. The words are by Stampcamp.

Yellow-Orange Mail Art

Both The Three Muses and “One Powerful Hour” set “Mail Art” or “Envelope Art” as a theme for their challenge.  I wanted to send some ATCs to the UK for the “wings” swap hosted by the Stamp Man, so I decided to create a matching mail art envelope in my favourite colours for the moment: yellow, orange, rusty hinge and brown. Therefore, I also would like to submit this entry to the Rainbow Lady’s “Oranges and Lemons” challenge.

It’s a pity that I don’t have an elegant handwriting… And the Address was way too long to fit in such a small space.

Anyway, I wouldn’t exactly call this art, but I guess it’s always a nice surprise to receive a decorated envelope like that.

Stamps used

  • Butterfly, small dragonfly: Artistic Stamper
  • Drafonfly (big): Cherry Pie
  • Script and swirl stamp: Crafty Individuals
  • Map:  Stampcamp
  • Oblitertation marks and wings: Scrolls Work
  • “Fly” and “Voyage” sentiments: Oxford Impressions

Dragonfly ATC

This week’s theme at Think Monday – Think ATC is “Fly”.

As I find this a very inpiring theme and I seem to own a lot of stamps featuring flying creatures, I wish I would have had the time to create several ATCs. Unfortunately, I just had time for this one. While I was in France two weeks ago, I really was amazed by the beauty of the dragonflies with their sparkling, bright coloured wings. I tried to give my dragonfly sparkling blue wings using Perfect Pearls, but this doesn’t show well on the scanned image. The background is made with alcohol ink. The stamp’s by “Cherry Pie”.