Thursday, 9 July 2020

Believe in Dragons

Good Morning everyone, i hope you're having a good week

Today im sharing my first outing with this Lavinia dragon stamp

8x8" cardbase.  I cut a piece of white card to fit my card front, i made a circle mask using my large circle dies from a piece of spare cardstock, using re-positional glue i attached it to my white card panel.   I then painted inside the circle with clean water and sprinkled on brushos in shades of green and gold & red pixie powders.  Let dry completely.
I mixed up some of the pixie powder with a little water to make a thick paint and stencilled it through a star stencil.
I then stamped some foliage with oxide ink, stamped the verse in grey archival ink in the middle.  I then took a sunrays stencil and oxide inks and inked it all the way around the circle, concentrating more ink on the outside edge and fading inwards. Once completely dry i removed my mask.  
I stamped the dragon 3 times with black archival inks, using my stamp platform i overstamped to get a nice solid black.  I stamped the believe and splashed on some inks to the background to finish.  Mounted onto black card and then my base card after rounding all the corners - to give a softer edge picking up on my circle. 

A close up, you can see that the mica in the pixie powders and the oxide inks adds a slight resist and comes through the dragons so for the middle dragon i stamped him again onto white cardstock and cut out the middle part, i gently curved and added with glue gel which adds some nice dimension. 

For my first outing of this stamp im pleased with it -  it has the feeling of a dragon eye to me.

Items used:
Lavinia dragon & fairy verse stamps
Inkylicious 'believe' stamp
Foliage stamps - magazine freebie
Stencils - stars, sunburst
Brushos - lime, leaf green & yellow
Cosmic Shimmer pixie powders - scarlet mist, mango blaze
Distress Oxide inks - clover, evergreen & fossilized amber
CraftUK ltd white hammered cardstock
Payper box black cardstock

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you all have a good weekend whatever you get upto.  Stay safe. Emmax

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meg said...

you created a fabulous background for this awesome stamp Emma, a brilliant card

Alison59 said...

Oh WOW Emma this is stunning. So much work in it :-)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeosu card Ginny ♥
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Nataliascraft said...

Wow what a brilliant card Emma, love the coloured background and fab design xx

Diane said...

Fabulous card, the background is awesome as is the entire card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Babs said...

Your background looks lovely Emma great design for your dragon’s , love the swirl in the middle of your beautiful card . My daughter and I are fine thank you Emma . The pain normally lasts for a few hours when I have a flare up, but it’s bad when it happens..
Babs x

Diane said...

Just fabulous, great background design and fun dragons.

Hugs Diane

StephW said...

Absolutely fabulous creation Emma, thanks for sharing your process as I was intrigued how you created the inky background! Love how the DOs come through the dragons, adds more of a magical touch ... Steph x

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card Emma, love the background and the stamps xx

Judy McKay said...

Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Judy McKay DT TTCRD
In Search of My Creative Side

Darlene said...

WOW this is AWESOME! What a fabulous background and thanks for tips on the technique! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Kirsty said...

What a fabulous card Emma, love how you've made the background and thank you for sharing your amazing creativity. Absolutely love it. Hope your well, big hugs Kirsty. x

Denise Fletcher said...

I love the way you have designed this card Emma. Fab background x

Jenny D said...

A magical creation, love the colour of the background with the contrast of the dragons. Jenny x

Nozomi Design said...

I love everything you do, Emma. Amazing job getting the deep black on the dragons. It really accentuates the background. x

Jean S said...

Ooooooooo missed this one Emma, and other fab design xx

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Nicely designed. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

Judy McKay said...

Love the card, Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

kate Jeffery said...

a gorgeous card Emma
Kate x