Blogger’s Challenge 55 – Bugs or Insects

This week’s challenge was bugs or insects, and since I don’t have a woodtick stamp I settled for a dragonfly…okay, just kidding!  Blech..woodticks are gross!


I used a beautiful dragonfly stamp from I Brake for Stamps-there are four different sizes in the set, and this is the second largest…the largest one is HUGE!  I stamped the image on watercolor paper, and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I then covered it with a Spica pen (clear), although the sparkles don’t show up in my photo which is weird because usually I have a problem with glare when I photograph anything with gloss or sparkle…the paper is Natural Ivory (SU!) and Amy Butler.  I don’t remember who made the sentiment stamp, but I love this one.  The sentiment was stamped with Burnt Umber Palette ink, and everything was antiqued with that and Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The ribbon is organdy.  I used glue dots to attach the dragonfly to the card (except for the top wings which I left unattached).

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the other Bloggers’ Challenges by clicking on the icon in the left sidebar.  Oh, and have a great weekend!


  1. Oh my, this is just beautiful. Such a wonderful dragonfly image, and it looks fabulous against the stunning colors you used. Very nicely done!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! The dragonfly looks so real, you’d think it’ll take off any minute!

  3. Beautiful coloring of your dragonfly.

  4. OMG, Anita. This is GORGEOUS! Wonderful dimension and beautiful colors. Beautifully done…

  5. This is beautiful! I totally forgot I had that stamp. Great job with the colors on this…

  6. This is really beautiful! I love the patterned paper you used and the dragon fly is just gorgeous! OH, and I love the words! golly, just a great card!

  7. Simply gorgeous! I love this.

  8. Stunning card!!! I think I already posted a comment, but since I’m blonde, I can’t remember so it can’t hurt to comment again 😉

  9. This is beautiful Anita! Your coloring is just lovely and these papers are wonderful! 😀

  10. This is just gorgeous! Love everything about it.

  11. Wow! What a way to make a dragonfly so elegant and beautiful!!! Great job!

  12. Wow this is gorgeous. Fabulous coloring and just a wonderful card.

  13. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and how you used them on the dragonfly!

  14. Wow Anita,this is a real stunner. Beautiful coloring.

  15. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I Love all of the elements, colors, and design on your card! BEAUTIFUL!

  16. BarbaraD says

    Beautiful! The dragonfly is spectacular.

  17. WOWZERS! This is stunning.

  18. Wow, Anita!! I love dragonflies! The colors are perfect for this card…absolutely stunning!

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