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DragonflyWe visited a National Trust property, Lyvedon New Build in Northamptonshire last Friday. It is such a peaceful place, no sounds of traffic or aircraft, bird song and breeze fills the air. (It did help that it was a hot, sunny day!) The moats were full of different dragonfly darting about, skimming the surface of the water and darting after fish shadows. Their colours were beautiful. I was inspired to make this tag for the Wings and Things challenge on A Vintage Journey Blog.
The colours of Tim’s Distress inks blend together so well to create the watery atmosphere I was trying to create, always an inspiration.
I clear embossed a JOFY bullrush stencil and then inked over a sun circle with Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky. I inked the circle mask with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey. I wanted to make the words look as if they were floating on the water. I inked the stamp with distress markers in various colours before stamping. The dragonfly was stamped on smooth card, painted with distress markers then stickled. I made separate wings from stamped and stickled acetate. I tied a bundle of irridescent ribbon to the tag top. It was mounted on blue corrugated card then stamped kraft card. I am pleased with the effect, I wanted a misty dawn over the water. Hope you like it too x

4 thoughts on “Dragonfly

  1. Jan – this is so lovely, I really like the colors you used, they look so soft and watery. Just the way you planned. I especially like the demention you got on this one.
    Nice job and thanks for joining our travels here at A Vintage Journey.

    oh, almost forgot – love the ribbon too.

  2. How beautiful! You really have captured a wonderfully watery scene and I love how you created the sun and the lovely iridescent wings of the dragonfly. Thanks so much for joining our Wings and Things Challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

  3. Not sure how I missed this when you posted it Jan it is so beautiful. The softness of the background and the way you have created the sun and the bullrushes have been completly complimented by the gorgeous dragonfly. I have just noticed also you have been chosen as a pinworthy at AVJ with this piece, Congratulations so well deserved. Mo x

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