Let's go dragon hunting. I chose this adorable dragon stamp and back ground from Dustin Pike to make my card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge..Out of This World. I already had it printed out and colored, but just hadn't had the right opportunity to use it...until now.
I have always loved dragons. When I was into painting ceramics, I made a whole collection for my brother, who collects them. I even had a small collection from the Franklin Mint that I ended up giving to my brother. I don't view them as mystical or witch related. To me they represent what could be. The freedom of soaring through the air and making your own destiny. Yeah, I'm a dreamer. LOL. I guess in part, they represent my life before motherhood. That time in my life when I could just pick up and go and not have to worry about a babysitter, or making sure my child has everything she needs before I can spend the extra money on myself. Wistful, I know.
I colored the images with my colored pencils and OMS. I do alot of colored pencil work, but I feel comfortable with it. I am trying to slowly learn how to use my Spectrum Noir pens and make the images turn out right, but it takes a while to master it. I would love to be able to afford a set of Copics. That would be my wish. My dragon wish. To be blessed to receive the whole set of Copics. Yes, I wish big. Some of the AC Moore stores have started carrying Copics, but they are $7.99 each. I think that is just a little expensive. Maybe with our tax refund I can invest in two or three from each color family. Anyway, back to the card.
I used SU Crumb Cake for the card base which is an A2 size. I matted the background on a piece of turquoise card stock from Recollections after inking the edges with DI Vintage Photo. I fussy cut the dragon knight out and used pop dots to add him to the center. The sentiment I searched and searched for on the internet. I finally found a dragon quote that I liked by Noela Evans. I have no idea who she is, but I liked her quote. I printed it out in turquoise ink and matted it on a scrap of black card stock. I used pop dots for the sentiment. That's it. Very minimal product on this card. I think it qualifies for Out of this World..don't y'all?
Well, that's the last card for this set of cards. I will have more, probably tomorrow or Monday. Thanks for taking time out of your schedules to come visit me here on my blog. God bless you and have a great day!