My friend Claire, who blogs over at Ninja Killer Cat loves photography - and also loves visiting stately homes, so often combines the two and creates a photographic record of her visits.
Knowing my love of dragonflies, she sent me this photo from a recent trip and challenged me to make something inspired by it.
Beautiful, isn't it?
Here is my interpretation of it.
To make it, I used an M'bossabilities folder to dry-emboss a sheet of purple card. I die cut the dragonfly using a Spellbinders layered dragonfly die set and stuck it to the card, then roughly covered the entire piece with Imagination Crafts Alchemy wax in gold. When it was dry I lightly sanded the background, to remove some of the wax from the raised areas, sanding more firmly towards the edges. To break up the expanse of gold, I added a die cut label and sentiment.
I am sharing this with
Inkspirational - Purple and Gold
Fab'n'Funky - Embossing, wet or dry
Make My Monday - Embossing, wet or dry
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes feminine