Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I Believe in You


I've always found dragons to be very special. I love anything that has to do with dragons, and I find them to be such amazing creatures. When I found out that the Imagine Color of the Month was going to be Greenery, I was really excited. First, it's a beautiful color. Second, I knew I would get to use this adorable dragon from Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After set. Dragons certainly don't have to be green, but I thought this guy would look fabulous in this shade. 

I colored the dragon with Memento Markers and then die cut him out. I really wanted to have a starry background, but I didn't want him to float in mid air, so I made a wall using the Stone Background Stencil from Stampendous. 

You'll notice I used several colors in the stones to make the wall seem more realistic. I used Memento Ink and 2 stencil brushes (about 1/2" in size). I started off with Gray Flannel, applying the color in a swirling motion to various areas of the stencil, but not throughout the entire thing. Next was the London Fog, then Bamboo Leaves for the look of moss, and lastly, Potter's Clay for some depth. I felt that it needed something else, so I uncapped my bottle of Tuxedo Black irRESISTables and touched a brush to the straw and then lightly tapped the brush a bit to create some teeny splatters on the stone. That was just what it needed. 


The sky was created with Watercolor paper and Fireworks! Sprays in the colors listed below. To add a few stars, I used Wedding White Pico Embellisher. This was also done for the base of my piece. I die cut a large Spellbinders oval to create a frame around my focal area, and cut down the background pieces to fit. You can see that I also left a large plain oval without Fireworks! just to break up the background a bit. 

My sentiment (from the Believe in Yourself set) was stamped with VersaMark, and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. 


This piece is card sized....but it's really only a card front. I plan on hanging it up in my craft room. Thanks for checking out my project today!

Supplies:
Imagine:
Fireworks! Spray: Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies
VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Memento Markers: Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
Memento Ink: Gray Flannel, London Fog, Potter's Clay, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa
Embossing Powder: Black, White
irRESISTables: Wedding White Pico Embellisher, Tuxedo Black

Other:
Lawn Fawn: Critters Ever After stamp and die sets, Believe in Yourself Stamp set
Stampendous: Stone Background Stencil
Spellbinders: Lacey Ovals (Largest Die) S4-314


Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: About 1 hour, including drying time

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