I love dragonflies. I have been fascinated with them since childhood. Between their unique flying ability and the iridescent shimmer of their wings in the sunshine they are intriguing and dreamy!
This card features Dragonfly Dreams, but the real secret is the Tie-Dyed background. I wanted to catch the shimmer of sunlight for a background and I had purchased Tie Dyed expressly for it’s capability to produce unique backgrounds, so I pulled it out for this card and got to playing! I originally created this card for my hubby’s birthday, but it was so much fun that I decided to do more for a swap. Each card turned out with a unique background.
I used a Watercolor Technique for the background. It is one of my favorite techniques for unique backgrounds! I shared a FB Live video tutorial for this technique here. This card will be in my Dragonfly Dreams class later this year and I am so excited to share it with you in class.
Every once in awhile I like to write. Usually, it’s a way to express whatever flood of emotions I am feeling. I wrote this in 2004 when my uncle passed away. Since it shares some of my feelings on dragonflies, I thought I would share it with you today.
Hot summer days
Dragonflies flitting, buzzing
Wings shimmering in the sun
Fascinated, awed, slightly afraid
Following, but not too close
Happy, warm, carefree
Flitting, buzzing in my mind
Shimmering in my heart
By the clarity of yesteryear,
I follow close
Happiness and warmth
Comfort me in my sorrow
By Darla S. Olson 2004
I hope you enjoyed my card and my writing. Thank you for allowing me the liberty of a lengthier post that isn’t necessarily all about stamping.
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