A Dragonfly Hello

Happy Thursday!  Once again, another week of summer is coming close to ending and I’m feeling like I’d like to find some brakes to slow time down a bit!  My goodness, this summer is flying by!

Today, I’m guest designing again over at Prickley Pear and I hope you’ll go visit their blog and check out their store full of beautiful images and unique sentiments!

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (Dragonflies, Hibiscus 2 – sentiment)
Accessories:  Dragonfly die

I love that the clear stamp sets have coordinating dies and this Dragonflies set is one of the clear ones.

Complementing Die Set - PPRS-D021 Dragonfly (Not Included)

I used a simple sentiment from the Hibiscus 2 clear set.

I grounded the popped up dragonfly by masking a black stripe across the front of the card.  Thinking the design needed a little something more, I added three gold sequins.  This gave it a subtle pop of color without overtaking the original black and white color scheme.

It seems like I have a to do list a mile long lately.  Always something extra going on around here in addition to the needs of daily living!  One of the things on my list is going through our photos from our recent trip.  I’ve purged a few, but I need to go through them more thoroughly and then touch up the ones I want to keep for our family’s yearly memory book (another thing that needs to be worked on…)!  One thing at a time.

Have a wonderful Thursday!