The Sketchy Challenges #17 Dragonfly Flight

Hi there,
It’s been a while since I last posted. Lately I haven’t felt like making anything. For some reason my mojo went completely missing. I guess I was lacking an occasion and the fact that there were mostly only Valentine’s challenges in blogland didn’t do much for my inspiration.

Anywho; Bettina has come up with a great sketch for this fortnightly challenge and now I also have an occasion; my sister and spouse have just bought a new house. I wanted to use one of my new Belles n’ Whistles fairy stamps, and as I was going through them I recalled that the dragonfly has a special meaning and looked it up online;

“The main symbolisms of the dragonfly are renewal, positive force and the power of life in general. Dragonflies can also be a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. Also, as a creature of the wind, the dragonfly frequently represents change. And as a dragonfly lives a short life, it knows it must live its life to the fullest with the short time it has – which is a lesson for all of us.” /

Change and live life to its fullest; perfect for someone who’s just bought their dream home! Here’s Bettinas sketch;
Top Tip Tuesday – #70 Mystical, magical, fantasy
Divas by Design – #22 Wings & Things
Sparkles Forum – #29 Things with wings
Crafts & Me – #71 Distressed
Southern Girls -#38 So Distressed
R x4 – #42 Pink & Brown with Lace
Deep Ocean – #19 Pink & Brown
Stamptacular – #151 Pearls & Lace
Cretalicous – #31 Lace
Let’s Ink It Up – #20 Lace

Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: “Tickets Sentiments”, Whimsy Stamps
“Dragonfly Flight”/Fairy Friends, Belles n’ Whistles
Fairy Wings: G000, BG000 Dress: R02, R00, R000
Dragonfly: E71, E74, E77 Wings: E31, E51, E000
Papers: “Father Christmas”, Bo Bunny & ???
Dies & Punches: “Heart Swirl” “& Dragonflies”, Doohickey, Magnolia, “Flower Petal Corner”, Kuretake. Embellishments: Flowers (WOC & Magnolia), Wine Spray (Petaloo), Lace, Charm, String, Berries (Stash).
Misc: “Tea Dye”, “Vintage Photo” & “Walnut Stain” Distress Inks, “Stardust” Stickles (Dragonfly Wings & Flowers), “Clear Rock Candy” Stickles (Fairy Wings), “Opal White” Liquid Pearls, Ranger.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can join the Sketchy Girls for this fortnightly challenge!

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