Sunday, 24 April 2016

Make A Wish

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Today's card was made especially for a few of the current challenges, specifically Seize The Birthday's Anything Goes theme, Less is More who are looking for dragons, heroes or saints, the colors at Color Throwdown, the Girlie theme at Simon Says Stamp and the fussy-cutting/die cutting celebration theme at Time Out.



For my card, I colored up the adorable dragon from Sugar Pea Designs, after doing a bit of masking to add the birthday cake.  Once I was finished coloring, I fussy cut the image out and colored the whole thing with clear Wink of Stella.

On my card base, I sponged Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin inks over the Geometric Grid stencil by MFT, concentrating on the bottom left corner and fading it out towards the center of the card.  I then stamped the sentiment in black ink and popped up my dragon with foam tape.  I finished the card with some rainstones.


Thanks for visiting.  This is a long weekend here in New Zealand as tomorrow is ANZAC Day.  Hopefully I'll get some bonus stamping time in :)



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Products used:

Stamps:  Blow Me Away (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry Distress
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Accessories:  Geometric Grid Stencil (MFT), Copics, Wink of Stella, Rainstones (PTI)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was featured as a Sweet Find at SugarPea Designs!  This card also got a shout out at Color Throwdown and Time Out

35 comments:

riliska said...

It is cute so much!! I like the dragon's theme.. I wish I had any rubber stamps of dragons to play with..
Good luck!!

Karen D said...

I love the background you have created and the copic colouring is amazing! Such a sweet card.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely stunning Karren! Love the cute dragon, loads of yummy white space and your inky blending and copic colouring are spectacular! Thanks for sharing at less is more this week. Sarah x

Neets B said...

Wow, I love this card. Your colouring is faultless and the stencilling in those bright colours looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Karren, such a lot of challenges combined in one fabulous and very cute card!!!! I absolutely love that stencil you used and the bright colours are so lovely and cheerful!!! The little dragon is sooooooo sweet!!! Oh, I really like this a LOT!!!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

Esther said...

Adorable! I love the dragon, and the background is absolutely perfect and really finishes the card well. Great LIM entry!

Liz said...

Love this little dragon, beautifully coloured. The background is really super too. xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Whowda' thunk that sweet dragon would be the focus on the grid colored background!! Love it!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Rosemary said...

oh this is just so cute!!! love the way you inked up the background!!

Barb Ghig said...

This is absolutely adorable, Karren! I love your stenciled background and the dragon is just too cute! You did an amazing job combining challenges, too!

SonjaK said...

Such a cute little dragon, and so perfectly colored! Great fuzzy cutting job also.

Kimberley said...

So cute!

Wendy Johnson said...

Your card really stands out especially with the pink and orange background which I love. Great colouring on the cute dragon too.

Wanda Cullen said...

Karren, this is such a fabulous card! LOVE your creative use of the colors on the BG grid! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Kathyk said...

This is just LUSH! Loving your background too

Kathyk

Stampingcountry said...

That is so stinkin' cute. Love cute dinosaur, the humor and the fabulous color combo~

Debbie L said...

beautiful card - love it

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I love the ombré background and that sweet dragon! Thanks for playing along Seize The Birthday :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the sweet image you've used and the background is awesome!

Maike von maikreations said...

Wow, this is such a fabulous card! Love the background so much and your colouring is awesome! Happy crafting, Maike

Nonni said...

This is so adorable!! Your coloring is exceptional and I love the bg and your color palette. Very fun card! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Sarah Gray said...

What a sweet mage, Karren and I love the inky background too! Great to see you at Less is More :)

jenn shurkus said...

this is so fun!!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Nancy said...

Fabulous background which turned into a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday! It is always a pleasure having you in our gallery Karren!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

well done on combining all those challenges, love the inking through the grid stencil and the image is too cute, well done!

Sharon said...

What a stunner Karren! I particularly like the blending behind that oh so adorable little dragon. Great masking for the cake too.
Thanks for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Anne said...

Your dragon looks great Karen, beautifully coloured. But for me that background steals the show - what awesome inking and blending, it looks amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

Carole said...

I love this card. Beautiful ink blending and such a cutie dragon. x

Trina P. said...

Absolutely adorable.

Patti said...

The stencil you selected with that ADORABLE! dragon make for one tremendous card!! You grabbed my eye in the Seize the Birthday gallery!!

Patti

Chrissie said...

What amazing colouring!
This is totally terrific and perfect for our challenge this week!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Shona Chambers said...

I love it when a card fits into so many challenges!! This is so fabulous and love that sweet little dragon. Your colouring is always perfection and I love how you stenciled the background colours. Its perfectly fussy cut too and I'm so happy you shared it with us at TIME OUT!!

Suchi said...

Wow! Came here from Time Out! This card is brilliant!! :)
Suchi xx

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your win at Time Out...well deserved with this fabulous card!!!