Make you own Dragon

There was a challenge that asked to us a dragon. When I realized that I only had one and it was a very cutesy, I went on a quest to make my own. Stumbled on a site for Free SVG Images and found this dragon. Cut it out of 4 mil Mylar with Silhouette and placed the cutout on Text Vellum and sprayed shimmer spray. With the cutout covered with shimmer spray I just laid it down on a scrap of Text Vellum. Then the two facing images looked so cool side by side I went in that direction. Used the outline on one side with orange ink and sponging and the cutout on the other with the same ink and sponging. Trimmed and mounted on white cs base. Added rhinestone for eyes.

Tip: To get the pieces to match, use low tack tape on right side to align them in their full size. Then cut both at once with straight edge. Lay one side face down on glass surface and place cellophane tape along cut edge with half of the tape on the piece and the other half on glass. Gently remove from glass and place mirror side along cut edge. This is how I learned in drafting class in high school. That was awhile ago.

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Challenges I am entering

CAS Mix Up: Stencil Tone on Tone

Challenge Up Your Life: Dragon

Always Fun Challenges: Monster I guess a dragon can be considered a monster?

More with Shimmer Water Colors

I love plaid, always have and the brushes that Kathy sent me work perfectly for make them with my shimmer water color palette. Added the lines in black with a fine line gel pen. BG piece is pp and stamped flowers on kraft. Colored petals with white colored pencil then sprayed panel with clear shimmer spray to set the color. Mounted all on white cs base with black splatter and the sentiment is popped up after being cut on Silhouette. Each element has an ode to a stamp buddy. PP was a gift from Diana when she cleared out her stash with a move, Golda inspired me to use pencil because she is the queen of coloring with pencils for me. Lisa got me to pop up die cut sentiments, would not have thought of that on my own. And Gayle reminded me to use my kraft after seeing one of her dynamite creations. Thanks gals.

Challenge I am entering

CAS on Friday: Plaid

Purple Dragon

The good folks over at Challenge up you life challenge wanted a dragon. Seeing how this is the only one I have and I wanted to play some more with my new water colors I went for it. Plus my stash of get well is pretty small. After printing on Text Vellum and water coloring I masked off image and used water color tray to splatter bg. Added the horizon line with pencil and mounted left over checkered frame then attached all to white cs base.

Challenge I am entering

Challenge Up Your Life: Dragon

Happy Birthday MIL

I love this plaid and I embellished it with ef and gold acrylic paint added with my finger then black splatter. The cupcake is from a children’s coloring book and water colored then added glitter here and there, fussy cut and layered on pp. Tag has the glitter on the edge and heat set black embossing powder. My Mother-in-law loves bling so this should fit her sweet tooth just right. Not as CAS as I was going for but works for me.

Tip; Use your colorburst to create intense water color pallet. I spent the afternoon yesterday creating the colors used here. I added colorburst powder with another brand in similar color that also has mica in it. So now my colors are very intense and have shimmer. The colors dry perfectly and rehydrate with a water soaked brush. I sprinkled the powder on a scrap of paper then poured that into the tray and added water with a pipette. This worked to keep the mess of loose powder to a minimum yet keep my colors from mixing. I know because I tried sprinkling the powder into the tray then spritzing with water. News flash, color every where.

Challenges I am entering

CAS on Friday: Plaid

Allsorts: Cupcakes

The Paper Players: Cupcakes

Sweet Stampin: Girly but on Pink

Witch in the Woods

Last in my group of using this image. This time I added sponge stencil on the edges in green then used the green around the witch to lighten her aura. The lower leaves are stamped with one of the squares of a block of stamps that I bought as one of my first red rubber purchases. Super fun to dig through my stamps and see what parts of stamps would fit into this scene. I also added the spider web to the inside frame.

Challenges I am entering

Inkspirational: Photo inspired

TFJB Challenge: Purple, Orange and Green