You tell me... how could I resist this Dragonfly challenge?
or more specifically their gorgeous photo:
Lucky for me, I still had my little hitchhiker on my desk!
Here's where he took me today - a true Fusion design:
Altenew did all the work really. Their Inked Lotus provided the flower, but their Rustic Linen stamp worked the charm to provide all the gorgeous texture to my
Memory Box Meadow Dragonfly, and pond, by heat-embossing with Reflections pearl embossing powder.
The watery coloring was achieved by using
Distress Inks in wilted violet, broken china, pine needles, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, and a wet brush.
Hope the upcoming weekend finds you enjoying
the last dregs of Summer! From outside, or through a car window, that sun will be soaked up by this Michigan girl...
love it....wonderful colours and great design!!! you rock mf.
Wowzers! This is so dreamy!!! What an absolutely FABULOUS take on the sketch and inspiration photo, Michele!!! I LOVE IT!!!!
I love the beautiful place it took you! AMAZING card, right down to the last little white speck!!
Oh my word! What kind of vitamins are you taking lately? They must have an extra dose of Vitamin M because your mojo is off the charts! I love the colors and textures of this - it is just gorgeous!
Beautiful Michele the colours are so pretty and love your die cuts :)
Just beautiful, Michele ... delicate and dreamy ... deliciously dimensional and texture-y! Hugs, Anita :)
Oh my...this is spectacular!
This is gorgeous!! What a stunning interpretation of that photo, and not only are the colors beautiful, I just love their NAMES!!! Your little dragonfly is a perfect embellishment! Enjoy the sunshine!
WOW! This is a show stopper! Gorgeous coloring and design. I love everything about it.
What a gorgeous take on this beautiful picture, Michele! Love all the linen texture and how you've picked up all these gorgeous colors! Have a great weekend!
That photo is stunning as is your card!
What a gorgeous inspiration image, Michele. And your card is simply stunning. Wow!
WOW!! You picked up on ALL the beautiful colors in the inspiration photo perfectly Michele and your dragonfly (or little hitch-hiker as you like to call them!) and Lotus flower are just absolutely GORGEOUS! And who would have ever thought a dragonfly could be so pretty, but yours definitely is!! Totally well played my friend...BEAUTIFUL!!! Hugs. :0)
OMG..Stunning textured watercolored pond and dragonfly, Michele. Loved the colors and sentiment too. All perfect for the challenge. TFS my friend. Enjoy the sunshine:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy
WOW! All that texture and those dreamy colors. You've captured the floaty, ethereal quality of the inspiration, perfectly. Gorgeous card.
Love that white heat embossing and those colours, very clever xx
Gorgeous! Love everything about this!
Beautiful design and use of colour Michele!
Gorgeous! Love that texture. Did you ink embossing before or after the coloring?
You captured the beauty of that photograph perfectly! I hear you are very friendly with dragonflies and do not shriek when they approach - they will love your beautiful artwork in their honor!
What a fabulous take on the challenge, Michele! Your flower, the pond and the dragonfly are gorgeous!! I LOVE the heat-embossed rustic linen texture. I'm always impressed with your unique and creative ways of using your craft supplies.
Thanks for your inspiration!
OMWord Michele, this card is just stunning! The inspiration photo really did inspire you my friend, your card is almost identical to the photo! I love dragonflies as much as I love my hummers, so this is a treat to see. I love the linen texture you got in the water and on the dragonfly, it is so real looking! Like I want to "run my hand over it to feel the texture" real looking! The colors are amazing as well, well done! Hugs, Brenda
The linen stamp sure does add wonderful texture Michele and what an amazing card, so pretty, so dimensional and so very beautiful x.
Yes! That inspiration photo is fab! Love your inky coloring and the texture -- this one's a sure winner (IMHO) :o)
Gorgeous, Michele. I have to try a color mash with my Rustic Linen stamp. And I may have to get a bigger dragonfly die. She sure looks pretty perched on the lovely lotus.
Really love this card with these luscious colors! Hmmm I have at least 5 wood dragonfly stamps not one clear/die set. Looks like I need to fussy cut!
A beautiful fusion my friend! I have a dragonfly stamp that has never seen before, I am inspired now!
Michele! This is a beauty!! You have such a knack for mixing things up, you know that? I would have never thought to combine these, and the result is spectacular! And that texture...gorgeous! How are your last days of Summer, friend? We have had a busy one, and I am so eager to get back into routine. Also doing plenty of canning and freezer meals as we use up nature's bounty. Hope you enjoy some more warm days before mitten season is upon us! (I always think of you + your momma when I think of mittens) xoxo
Gorgeous card, Michele! I love how you played with the color palette and how you added texture to the dragonfly...it's just perfect in every way!
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