Friday 5 August 2011

Christmas in August With Stampin with the Dragon

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today brings the next challenge at 

the theme for this fortnight is


The sponsor for this challenge is our very own Janette owner and fabulous creator of everything in the Dragons Lair

The fabulous prize for one lucky winner is: 6 IMAGES FROM THE NEW XMAS IMAGES WINNERS CHOICE.(and I have to say the new images are absolutely gorgeous)THERE IS ALSO A VERY SPECIAL CHALLENGE GOING ON AT JANETTE'S BLOG . So an extra chance to win some of her delicious goodies, do pop over and take a look.

I could not help myself and just had to choose this little fellow

He is called "Jiggy's Candy" and can be found here within the store

Here is what I created for my design team inspirational piece, but don't forget to hop over and check out the other inspiration by my fabulous design team buddies.

I created an acetate fronted card.  I hope you can see from this angle that the acetate front has been stamped with glue and glitter added.
The base layer is a gold mirror card, don't you just love the shine so perfect for Xmas.  I have used some of these papers
The one on the far right, you can buy these "Christmas Tree" papers here
I have added a tag and a little ribbon with bow using the holly MS edge punch to frame the acetate.

This is the image
I have masked the image to create the sky and grass around him.  He has been coloured in copics, with a white gel highlighter to add the extra highlights.  His toe nails have been coloured with a clear gel sakuro glitter pen.

Here is a close up of the glitter snowflakes on the acetate.

I really really really enjoyed colouring and creating this Christmas card.

I would like to welcome all my new followers and wish you all well in the 300 follower candy.   For those of you that have not yet entered the 300 follower candy you can do so here, thank you to Feline for now advertising my candy too.

As always and very importantly I would like to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave such inspirational comments on my blog, allowing me to hop back over to see your own beautiful work. THANK YOU!!

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Christmas in August
Aud Sentiment - Merry Xmas on your card (the tag)
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
PaperPlay - Christmas in August
Amber's Crafts - Sparkle and Shine
Copic Creations - Be a landscape artist

Don't forget to hop over and see all the lovely creations for the challenge and the fabulous new creations in the store

Hugs and back later with another creation


Tammy said...

Really cute and very clever.

Theresa said...

Kate, WOW oh WOW!! This is just amazing. Love the acetate on the front - it really makes the dragon look so glossy. Love the coulds and the snowflakes. Fabulous layout. Absolutely amazing.

Natali said...

Another beautiful card from you Kate!! I like everything. And I love so much your Dragon!! This clear gel made amazing effect!!
Hugs, Natali (SME)


Kate, I love what you've done with this card ! You're the Christmas Queen! The trim on the top of the clear sheet is lovely!
Tammy Louise

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Kate, love the adorable image and pretty colours.

sam21ski said...

I guess it's a step closer than christmas is July!!!

Those dragons are so so cute and he's no exception, wonderful image and of course it goes without saying, your colouring is stunning

Sam xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is adorable and very sweet kate, beautiful card.

greetings karin

Mephisto said...

Really sweet work.
Thanks for joining us by the SimonSaysChallenge!


Jac’s Playground said...

WOW! This is an awesome card, so much detail to it and that dragon is just the cutest. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous acetate card! Love your colors and the glittery snowflakes are a perfect touch.

Arline said...

This is absolutely stunning! He is such a cutie and love how it all comes together!x

coops said...

stunning card kate.i love the fab image and your details and design are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Love crafts forever said...

Totally awesome Kate.
Hugs Nat

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I really like the design.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

I so love the papers and this image. Awesome job as always.


Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous:) Sandra H

Carolynne said...

Love your colouring and his sparkly toes WOW


Amanda xx said...

Oh WOW such an adorable dragon and thanks so much for all the tips...the acetate with those gorgeous snowflakes....i like THAT idea lol xxx amanda

ladyjanet_56 said...

I am not amazed just in awe of your card he such a sweetie love the card. Janet

Unknown said...

Aww this is so cute, just love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is wonderful - love the acetate
Lisa x

Audrey said...

What an adorable Christmas card. I love the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

juelmarie said...

What an awesome take on our challenge - great work and thanks so much for joining us at Amber's Crafts and good luck!

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, I love the colouring! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, your dragon is adorable! Thanks for joining the challenge at Copic Creations ;D Hugz, Cheryl

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