It is Sunday... Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge!!! YEAH! And this week is a great sketch! With a request of making it a Thank You card.
This week I was thrilled to use one of the brand new Stampavie stamps from Lelo Designs. It was so much fun to color this guy. This is one is called "Dragon Flower", isn't he cute?
Colored with my Copics and high lighted with white gel pen, I just figured that most dragons were green and orange right? And the only color the flower could be was purple and that was the only color that would match both green and orange. Then I had to figure out what paper would match him... uh oh.
But then I found a piece of plaid paper in my new DCWV Animal Crackers stack that did! I put it with a dark green American Crafts Card Base, orange card stock and light blueish purple card stock and yea! Ok the sketch showed a scalloped mat behind the image. Well Scallops just didn't seem to match this guy, so I used my Martha Stewart border check punch on all four sides. Actually made a pretty neat mat don't you think?
I didn't want to use another pattern paper, so much was going on with the plaid and that checked mat, I just took the light blueish paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the simple flower pattern. The Sentiment is cut with a Cuttlebug Die, love that the word is all together, I high lighted it with white gel pen, and then doodled the edge with white gel pen as well. I stacked felt flowers with a glittered orange brad for the flowers. Now that empty space above the tail was really bothering me... it needed something, so I added three buttons, and then doodled the edges of the image with Copic orange multi-liner. I think this one is fun. It is a great sketch I hope you will join in this week!
Oh and I also need to spread the word about some wonderful Yummy blog candy! You just must stop over and see Papercrafts by Rach... Oh how I love her stuff, she has so much talent, I look forward to seeing her beautiful art each day. And now she is giving away some fabulous candy. Take a look and see you'll agree. While there spend some time drooling on her work too!
Well better get a move on, breakfast with the locals at the cafe. And then home to get some house work done. I hope. I haven't done much of anything the past two days. Haven't had the energy with this "crud" illness that is trying to attack me. I feel a bit better today, so here is hoping it will just go away! Have a wonderful Sunday, I know for many it is the last day before real world work and school starts after the holidays.