Sunday, June 12, 2011

One of the good things about dragons...

...is that they can be any color you want them to be, and no one bats an eye. I guess that's the good thing about any fantasy creature. They're pure imagination and you can let your creativity lead you where it may. Today, I decided my dragon should be purple. Maybe I was inspired by my niece, who graduates from elementary school tomorrow. No, I'm not implying the child is a dragon (although she did inherit some of her father's stubborn behavior and temper!). I just think of her every time I see purple, since it's her favorite color. Debating with a ten year old over the merits of pink versus purple is actually quite fun, or funny...whichever way you look at it. Anyway, here's the card:

The papers are Basic Grey. The tulle bow is actually purple, although it looks pink in this pic for some odd reason. I colored the dragon with my copics. I used stardust pens to highlight the scales and flames, as well as liquid applique to make the marshmallows look more realistic. The dragon is from Sweet Pea Stamps.
This card is for several challenges:
Sweet Pea Stampers - monochromatic. I chose purple
In a Sweet Pea Dream - wings
CES - inspired by a movie. My movie is Shrek! 

Now I need to get back to cleaning out what has become my storage room. It's supposed to be a room where I can chill out and read in my beanbag chair, surrounded by my fun collection of Steiff, Hermann, and hand-crafted artist bears. Right now, though, it's a hoarder's dream. It's just so overwhelming that I have been taking "breaks" from it all day to do things like make cards and read my book (unfortunately, not in my beanbag chair. There's no room for it in all of the boxes. So, for now, my couch is still the place to read). Have a wonderful Sunday!

10 comments:

angelwhispers said...

Love this image and a perfect monochrome card!! Thanks for joining us over at Sweet pea Stamps!

Love Chanelle xxx

Sara I. said...

Awesome job on this card!! Love everything right down to those yummy marshmallows!!!

Brenda said...

Love, love it!! Love the fire and the dragon. Your marshmallows are perfect!! Super fun card!
hugs~Bren

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

love it gina!
thanks for joinin us at SPS!

Starla B. said...

This is just too cute!! And I love the image...too funny! I hope you made a dent in your storage room....I can relate, I have the same problem. =)

Kim Kelley said...

So cute Gina! Love this image!

Lynn Biermann said...

Wonderful work & love the little marshamllows! Tfs:)

Donna said...

Fantastic card and a brilliant movie choice too! Thanks for playing with us at CES this week :) Donna x

tiggertastic said...

cracking make

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

crafty amy said...

This is so cute :D you are so right about dragons and he looks great in this colour.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and CES good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx