Thursday, 18 June 2009

A DAZZLE OF DRAGONFLIES........

........... is what we'd love to see from you this month.
Dragonflies are such beautiful creatures, its such a shame they only live for a few weeks. But fortunately your art can give pleasure for much longer than that, so we challenge you to use the image in your artwork........... ATCs, fabric, jewellery, inchies, twinchies, metal.....the choice is yours!
I've made a mixed-media piece using fabric, Angelina fibres, a Crafty Individuals stamp, rusty leaves from Retro Cafe Art, Angelina film, text and gems.
The words are from a poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.........

Come back next week to see an example from Rosie.

Have fun!

Love Linda x

32 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful Linda, just love it :)

Meikoningin said...

Beautiful and inspiring ! The wings shimmer just as in real life, pretty :D

Here is my dragonfly :
http://creations-blog.blogspot.com/2009/06/folding-card-dragonfly.html

Michelle said...

I just love your dragonfly's! so pretty!

ooglebloops said...

Do love dragonflies - this will be interesting!! Your interpretation is beautiful as usual!!!

The Gypsy said...

Fabulous dragonfly Linda - I'm, will come back and post when ready!

Maureen said...

Have had a go this month and my piece is on my blog.

Luisa Migon said...

Great!!! Love your piece, Linda!!!

Charlotte Rossmann said...

Beautiful, beautiful dragonfly. Never thought so much about it but it's true they are awesome creatures.

Jan said...

Hi girls! Beautiful dragonfly Linda. I have them skimming across my pond and they are the most incredible creatures. My effort is on my blog - thank you for looking

dolls like us said...

I love what you do with getting your listeners involved in making art work .

Jaqi said...

Stunning Dragonfly.......delicious colours....need to see what I can come up with . Thank you once again for the inspiration. Jaqi XX

Sue said...

Nice theme and nice sample! Dragonflies were so popular at one time that I have a whole bunch of dragonfly stamps, it was nice to get one out to use again.

My ATC is here
http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2009/06/whisperscan-you-hear-them.html

thanks for looking.
Sue

Rein said...

My entry is on my blog

Luisa Migon said...

You have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award! Come visit my blog to accept your award!

Hugs,
Luisa

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

Love the inspiration piece! My dragonfly isn't dazzling, but suits my little boy on the card just fine! http://thequeenofcupsrunnethover.blogspot.com/2009/06/queens-male-is-boy.html
Happy day!
Beth

blackdragon said...

Snap...we've used the same stamp!
Love yours, hope you like mine a little!
http://lynsblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/art-adventure-dazzle-of-dragonflies.html
LOVE lynx blackdragon xxx

Gini said...

Did you know that the free stamp in Craft Stamper Magazine this month is going to be a dragonfly? It's on the shelves this Friday 3 July. You can see a picture of it here
http://www.craftstamper.com/
I gotta pull my finger out - or I'll miss the deadline. :)
Gini xx
P.S. Linda - another beautiful piece you gone and made yourself there/their(sp?)! (over here?)
My word verification is "wastater" and it's late and I'm definitely wastater tonight.

Lumilyon said...

thanks for a really enjoyable challenge ladies!
Here's mine:

http://lumilyon.blogspot.com/2009/06/big-art-adventure-dragonflies.html

Lori Saul said...

http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/2009/06/gossamer.html

Wonderful, inspiring theme! Here is my entry.

daisy said...

Mine is here.

Jackie said...

Another digital response, but very different to the two beautiful examples you have highlighted.

Thanks for a lovely challenge.

Here is my entry

Viv's Visuals said...

My card is on my blog

http://vivsvisuals.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking.

Lynn said...

Hi girls, I am all done and posted my entry on my blog :)

The Gypsy said...

Finally, here's my dragonfly interpretation.
http://fadwas-inspirational.blogspot.com/2009/07/dazzle-of-dragonflies-project.html

Thanks for all this fun!

WildGoose said...

Just found your site, and decided to join in the fun...before it ends!
Vert pretty first 2!
My entry is at my art blog

...not sure if I"ve got this direct link thing right...3rd try/ I haven't, so will just do blogger...but it's at the top!
Cheers!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Linda and Rosie
A lovely challenge, and it's inspired me to try something new! There are some fabulous entries - here is mine:-
my card
Love, Sylvia xx

Tammara said...

What a cool challenge! I've made an entire dragonfly-themed kit, and everyone can download it for FREE here:
www.pixelmusicscraps.com
(you may have to scroll down some)

Linda said...

Thanks Tammara! If it helps...here's the actual link kit
Linda

1creativeone said...

Thank you again ladies for another wonderful challenge. Here is my entry:
http://1creativeone.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/lothlorien-twightlight-wall-hanging/

Christen

*jean* said...

finally, i'm able to play in a challenge!! here is mine

Gini said...

My dragonflies are here
Thank you for looking!
Happy Crafting
Gini xx

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