Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Magical Garden

I've been working on this project for 2 weeks now and I think its finally done! It's so very colourful and at one point I thought I had waaaay too many dragonflies on it so I asked Sam (my son's girlfriend, the pictures for her but she doesn't know it) and she said there weren't enough dragonflies, lol! I added one more and I like it. I will be doing two more pictures both 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 I just haven't decided whether I'm mounting them on wood or putting them in a scrapbook frame. I made this specifically for a challenge over at Make it Crafty where they are having a month long 1 year celebration. The challenge is for merging images. I started with the mushroom house in the background, then the pond lily in front. I did the right side with forest flower, flipped it and put forest flower on the left side. The main sheet I printed twice so I could cut out different sections and pop them up. I separated the dragonfly and printed out different sizes onto a transparency sheet, cut them out and coloured them with stickles. I printed out the frog and added him to the lily pad. The only embellishment I added were rhinestone dragonflies I found at the dollar store and stickles, lots of stickles. I really like how it turned out and can't wait to start on the next one!
I've entered this into:
Make it Colourful: merging images
Stamps R Us: Through the garden gate (what a garden it is, lol!)
Little Claire's Designs: things with wings
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge: include an animal (2 frogs )
Stampin' for the Weekend: wings and things
Creative Craft Challenge: 3-D it

Stamps: Make it Crafty Mushroom house, lily pad, forest flower
Paper: whisper white, taken with teal, summer sun, handsome hunter, transparency sheet
Ink: island indigo
Other: prisma markers, stickles, rhinestone dragonflies,


  1. Wowza, that's gorgeous!! Looks very time intensive!

  2. Wow, this is stunning. You must have worked for hours on it so well done! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Animal Challenge and Good Luck! Sheila:)X

  3. Holy cow girl!! This is just totally amazing!! The coloring is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful job and your time on it was certainly worth it hun!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello!! Hope your Summer is going well!! HUGS

  4. wow what a fantastic project,beautifully designed and awesome colouring,so many gorgeous details.thanks for joining us t digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Dawn this is an amazing piece of work, worth all your effort, Sam will love it. It is just incredible!! Wow, and wow!

  6. Fabulous! Love all the detail! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Hugs and Good Luck!

  7. This is beautiful thanks for playing along at little claire x

  8. A wonderful creation, so detailed. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  9. This is a great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x

  10. You can never have enough dragonflies!!! Wow what an incredible scene and fantastic idea Dawn!! I absolutely adore this scene and the layout of all the images. I can't thank you enough for joining the special celebrations at Make it Crafty! Hugs xxoo