Tuesday, 5 May 2009

D is for................

I did this card a few days ago ready for Sandie's letter D in her Alphabet Soup challenge, thinking that D is for Dragon would be OK.....but wouldn't you know it, Sandie has put up a list of D words to choose from instead, and dragon wasn't one of them!

Ah well, doesn't matter as one of the D words is die-cut and I have used a little purple Cuttlebug mini tag die-cut under my greeting, so I'm still good to go with it!



The dragon image that I have used is a digital stamp, it's the first time I've used one of these. I recently discovered Dustin Pike's blog, who is the artist, Dustin releases a freebie image each Wednesday, so I thought I'd try this one out............I liked it so much that I ended up buying some more from his Etsy store.

I used my Prismacolour pencils and odourless mineral spirits with paper stumps to blend the colour.........I wasn't sure if the ink from my inkjet printer would smear with this technique, but I'm happy to say that it didn't! I probably should've done some shading around the images, but I was in a bit of a hurry to finish it........there's a bit too much white space around it for my liking.

Sorry about the angle the photo is on, but I took it at night and the gingham Christina Re paper has a metallic sheen to it that kept flaring in the light!

Thanks for dropping by, I'd love to hear what you think of my card, and digital stamps if you've used them.

12 comments:

Vicky said...

Love the card Lyn, & I would never have guessed it was a digital image...too cute :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just too adorable Lyn!!! That is one of the images that I think is so sweet!! :) Beautiful coloring!!

cadnileb said...

Oh so cute! :-D

Sandie said...

Gidday Lyn, gorgeous card. Hey you don't have to have what I put up as the challenge - well done.
Just about to add to my slide show.
Ta.

Luv Sandie

Carole M. said...

excellent card Lyn; it's really interesting to look into; lots of interesting contrasting colours which I like. Great image!

cardcrazy said...

Soooo cute, I just love all of Dustin's images!

Lisa Graves said...

So cute!!!

Beth said...

Your so clever with your die-cut and that image is so cute I remember Dustin when he first started out we were both members of PC Crafters and he was doing clip art now I am seeing his name everywhere.

Shirley said...

So very cute! Love the colors!

Shar said...

This card is too cute! Great color scheme!

virginia said...

What acute and clever card love the little dragon.

Kathi said...

That little dragon is way too cute and you colored him beautifully.

Great card.