Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Love dragons

Not long ago I won a gift voucher for Lee Holland Art, and since then I have developed a bit of an obsession for his cute dragon images. I now own several including the adorable "Love Dragons" which I got specifically to be able to make my husband's wedding anniversary card. Today is our anniversary, so here is the card I have given him with love ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

I have also just completed a class in colouring this type of dragon image at Kit & Clowder - it was my first full class and was absolutely fab!! My main reason for completing that class first (as I do have a few others in my inbox!) is so that I could make this card as good as it could be.

I thought that this image would definitely hit the spot this year as it is a bit different from the usual cute teddies, bunnies, hedgehogs etc. ... I really am hooked!

I really did take a long time colouring this image, and did my best to incorporate various techniques I had learned in my class such as drawing dragon scales and giving them some dimension, iridescent shading (on the tummies and horns), and a resist  mottled effect on the sky. 

Outside of that I kept the card fairly simple as I don't think men generally like too much fuss, though the card is quite large (8" square) and very sparkly with sparkly base paper, glitter card and metallic woven ribbon.

I certainly need to practice these techniques more, but it is very satisfying learning something new and then trying to apply it to a real life project.

Stamps: Lee Holland "Love Dragons" (digi); Woodware anniversary sentiment; Me to You husband sentiment;
Media: Promarkers:
Tools: Marianne Creatables heart dies; Provo Craft "Hippie Chick" alphabet and heart lettering dies;
Papers, ribbon and gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Stamping Sensations (September) - Stamp of the Moment
Allsorts #641 - A Challenge for Kath : favourite stamps with option of paper piecing
( 2nd entry - this time I  have chosen favourite stamps option)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Sparkle and Shine (2nd entry)
Cutie Pie #163 - 10th Birthday Challenge - Cute Celebrations
Passion for Markers #609 - Something beginning with B (blue, bow)
As You Like It - Round Corners or straight edges and why
This is an 8" square card which is my favourite for special cards as it gives so much space to showcase an image and embellishments.
We Love Chocolate Baroque (September) - Anything Goes with option of Celebrations (2nd entry)
Crafty Calendar (September) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Challenges #105 - Anything Goes (no twist)
Creative Moments #222 - Anything Goes
 Cute Card Thursday #692 - Anything Goes

Hope the weather will be ok today so we can celebrate together ... still not going out to restaurants etc. due to Covid, but we will hopefully have a lovely meal together later 

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Lovely to see you again at ±Allsorts Pauline a and isn't this image just adorable, would works so well for Engagement and Wedding as well.

    I love the colours you have used and sounds like you enjoyed doing it, an on line colouring class might be a good idea for me as I can't colour for toffee, hadn't ever occurred to me before. Happy Anniversary.

    B x

  2. Just navigating away and saw We Love Chocolate Baroque, your card is of course absolutely perfect for our theme theme so thank you so much for joining in.

    B x

  3. At the risk of thinking I'm losing the plot completely, thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations as well, meant to include that in the last comment.

    B x

  4. How sweet!!! Love your colouring on those cute dragons! Beautiful design as well. Best wishes for your anniversary :)
    Thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque September challenge!

  5. Adorable. Lovely colours and colouring. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  6. Lovely glitter and sparkle and bow. Thanks for joining Passion for Markers. Elaine

  7. Such a beautiful card Pauline I love the colours you have used thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue and good luck! xx


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