Monday, 29 February 2016

Green Dragon - Guest DT

Hello Everybody and thanks for visiting me today.

I'm really excited to be able to tell you that today's card is my entry as a Guest on the  Design Team at Delicious Doodles.

This my first time DT and also the first time I've ever used a digi stamp.  This one is called Dragon Shield and is one of the large range available from Delicious Doodles.

As the challenge was to use green I used as much as I could manage.

The background panel is rainbow card which was embossed then rubbed over with Inca Gold.  For the background, right, I rubbed through a stencil on a piece of linen card although unfortunately the texture doesn't show well in the photo.

I printed out the dragon three times so that I was able to decoupage him.  I tried several ways of getting a good golden shield and finally settled on a Krylon pen  and I did rised dots on the edge of the shield and coloured over the top when they were dry.

I put a little glossy accents on his eyes and coloured four silver brads gold gor the corners of the topper.  The wire mesh behind the image is something I picked up somewhere years ago.  It's the first time I've ever used it but I have a large sheet and will be using it again.

Those of you who visit often know how much I love to recycle. Happy Crafting!

I'd like to enter my card into Crafting When We Can  #113 

24 comments:

Cara said...

Congratulations on your guest DT spot! I think you've made a stunning card for the team, love the decoupage of the dragon. I did have a tiny giggle at the auto correct typo, wire mess rather than mesh though, I would have been in a right mess trying to stick that down without getting everything covered in glue! Have a great day, Cara x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous texture Barb! Congratulations on a very well deserved DT spot! You are very artistic my friend! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Swissie said...

Hello Barb,
This is just great! I love your choice of colours and techniques. There is so much for me to learn!! *sigh*
Have a nice, creative week!
Hugs, Liv

Lisa Andersson said...

Congratulations, Barb! This is super great and well deserved. Your card is fabulous and I especially like the embossed panel with the Inka Gold, it looks like dragon skin... not that I have seen dragon skin, but how I would imagine it...lol...awesome!!!
Have a great day!
Hugs Lisa

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, congratulations on your GDT position, well done you.
Fabulous card, I love your background, and the stencilling is fabulous, great dragon image and your colouring is fab, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow wow!!! Fabulous work! Your rainbow background is really fantastic!!! Love, love it! Great textures on it, it remember really the dragon skin and look amazing with the gold bubbles and linen! Your decoupaged dragon is just amazing and the shield has a stunning look with the golden dots!
I pinned your card
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481757207/
Congrats for your GD, well deserved!

Valerija said...

Congratulations on your GD!
Very lovely card. I like dragon's red eyes. Well done!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many parts to this card to admire. I really like the way the dragon's eyes pop! That gold shield is way cool too. Love the texture and the mesh. Everything is great about this.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful, Barb! Congratulations on your GD feature! They are lucky to have you! Your little dragon is so cute! Gorgeous background you created - very dragon-like! The eyes look amazing! Well done!

rachel said...

hi barb well done on your guest design spot and also on your beautiful card. fabulius! big hugs rachel x

meg said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Barb, love the mixture of textures and colours in your card the embossed and gilded rainbow card is stunning as a background

Alison C said...

Love all the pattern and texture you managed to get in. The scaly patterns are perfect. Great image too.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Congrats on your Guest DT Barb, a great card to showcase too. Love the image and his eyes look like they are burning through you, fabulous.
Lorraine

Carol L said...

Way to come flying out of the gate doing DT work with a great digital card! I LOVE how you created that fantastic background too! Well done!

Pat said...

The spots and dots look really pretty as a background to this fine looking dragon Barb, and the Inca Gold highlights it beautifully. Congratulations on your GD spot! x

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Barb! Great colors and patterns! Way to go!

Greta said...

Hurrah--congratulations, Barb! Masterful card--so striking!

Dana & Glen said...

How awesome Barb, a huge congrats on your design team position!!! You certainly aced the challenge with an amazing card. So many fabulous details - the textures, fabulous coloring, various mediums and embellishments.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on the GDT spot and what a fun dragon

Erika said...

Congratulations Barb on your DT spot, loving your dragon and the textured background which looks so much like I imagine dragon skin would look like.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

KandA said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot Barb, Super card, great design and fabulous image xx

Janice Rohde said...

Congratulations on your DT spot Barb. I love the card you have made.
Janice x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Well done Barb, a fantastic card love it.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Lia said...

Congrats to your DT spot Barb!
I think this is a great boys card!!
Lia xx