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Friday, June 8, 2012

 THE DRAGONFLY...

IVE ALWAYS LOVED DRAGONFLIES...AND I CAN SIT ON THE FRONT PORCH FOREVER, JUST WATCHING THEM DART AROUND MY POND AND THEN LANDING ON THE LOTUS FLOWERS...


And for this reason, I chose the dragonfly as my "bug" in the "Dont bug me" challenge over at fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com. 



Little dragonfly

For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Art Nouveau-water lily (pg 27), cut at 3 1/2 inches and dragonfly (pg 54), cut at 1 1/2 inches.  Plantin SchoolBook-mixed letters, cut at 3/4 inches.

I decided to cut all of my images in white cardstock and color them using my Copic markers...I really wanted to give it the feel of being painted with water colors...Flower and sentiment-RV32 and RV34...greenery and dragonfly wings-G24 and G28...dragonfly body-E35, E37, YG20 and YG23.

I also altered the dragonfly (slightly), used vellum for his wings,  Liquid Pearls (buttercup) for his eyes and put him on a pop dot to place him above the flower.  Oh, and I put pop dots between the flower layers to have the flower open.

Thanks you for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie 

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty, especially that dragonfly.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  2. Beautiful card! So glad you joined us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    1. Sherrie, thank you for your comment on my card and as always, I really enjoyed making this and taking part in your challenge over at FCCB. Kathie

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  3. Kathie - this is just gorgeous. Love the detail on the dragonfly. TFS

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you so much Karon. I really like dragonflies, so I wanted to be sure to make him a little special. Glad you like it. Kathie

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  4. Oh WOW BEAUTIFUL job with your card!It looks sooo pretty,Thank you for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

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    1. Thanks Cindy for your wonderful comments...I really do enjoy making cards for your challenges over at FCCB and look forward to future challenges as well. Kathie

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  5. Wow, such a beautifully elegant card! The dragonfly is stunning, and I LOVE the colors of the flower! Great job (again). Keep those beautiful cards coming!

    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess
    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha...I feel like I know you...Ive seen so much of you today, but I truly do appreciate it! Your comments are very generous and welcome. Kathie

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  6. How lovely and what a great idea to cut in white and then colour with Copics as you then get the colour you need.

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    1. Thank you! I was trying to get a water color feel to it and plan cardstock just wasnt working...I think I got it somewhat close though. Kathie

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  7. Beautiful Card. Love the dragonfly.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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    1. Thanks Kate...I think the dragonfly has got to be my favorite! Kathie

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  8. What a stunning card. I love that you colored your images...the shading is amazing. Just became a follower and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

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    1. Thank you Tanya for your sweet words...they mean a lot and are very much appreciated! Also, thank you for following me. Kathie

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