Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dragons are animals too, right?

I was in the mood to make a card tonight and had colored this adorable Sweet Pea dragon by Lisa Victoria. In fact, I thought he was so cute that I colored him in purple, then stamped him off again and colored him in green.
This little guy seemed perfect for this week's sketch at Mojo Monday (week 193 already!). I was about to use the purple version, but then I discovered a large piece of the Bazzill bling in my scraps pile. It matched the green guy perfectly. Then I happened to remember that I had this cool embossed paper that looks like scales, which also seemed perfect for a little dragon. Unfortunately, I suck at cutting straight angles. You'd think cutting a square into quarters would be easy, but I somehow mess it up every time. Maybe I should measure instead of eyeballing it, but that's too much like effort. Oh, well.

This little dragon is colored with copics. I highlighted the scales along his back and his wings with a green stardust pen. I used a red stardust pen on the flames, and liquid applique on the marshmallows.

I'm entering this card in the Do You Stack Up (DYSU) challenge for this time around, too. This time, the challenge is to make an animal inspired card. Well, dragons are animals, too, right? Make believe ones, perhaps, but animals nonetheless. Even if he doesn't count, I hope the paper with scales is enough animal-like stuff to count for the challenge, at least. Come on, pretty please???

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

13 comments:

Starla B. said...

I LOVE this card!! Of course dragons are animals! They breathe...they're not insects...they have heartbeats...that says animal to me. =D Totally love that scale paper...I must say I was completely jealous when I first saw it. LOL Fantabulous job coloring...you rock chica!

WencheP said...

Very cool image. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

MommaSaid said...

He's so freaking cute that I REALLY hope he qualifies. Very smart to use the scale-embossed paper, too!

princesskitten said...

They sure are - I just love these dragons and I have loads!

kitten DYSU team

Janna Werner said...

Hey Gina! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at DYSU Challenge Blog! Have a great day, Janna

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning love the image and colours, the paper are fab too looks like scales, gorgeous work hugs pops x

Peggysue said...

Very cute and love that scale=like paper. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? ANIMAL challenge & hope to see you again!

Karenliz said...

Great card! Love the dragon. He is very cute!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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Trina said...

Oh goodness, could you have had a more perfect piece of paper for this card? Your glitter and puff on the marshmallows are perfect!! Love it, Gina!

Tracy S said...

He is so stinkin cute!! LOVE everything about it... all the little detail you put into this just put it over the top!! LUG!!

Kim Kelley said...

OMG I love it. Really love him in green and the scale pattern paper looks fantastic!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh he is darling. I love the papers of course as they are perfect! What I love is the dimension in his scales and fire and the marshmallows are also PERFECT!!! Love, love, love it!
hugs,(just a quick one) Bren