I love this image of fireflies or lightning bugs depending on where you live It makes me think of when I was little and my family went to visit my Great Grandma Ruth and Great Grandpa Lige. My brother and sisters and I would try to catch them. We put them in jars and watched them as we fell asleep. To us they were magical because we didn't have any of them in the southwest where we lived. I had almost forgotten the joy of fireflies until my niece came to visit this summer. She is 6 and had never seen fireflies. She was thrilled and so excited to try and catch some. I made this card to send to her to remind her of the joy of simple things. By the way her name is JOY.
I water colored the image and added some details with prisma colored pencils. I also added glitter to the fireflies. I put her name on the side with faux scrabble tiles.
Close up to show the glitter.