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Christmas Dragon

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Lee Holland Art has been sponsoring us throughout the month of November at  Passionate Paper Creations & Friends FB group site!! Today, I’m featuring this adorable dragon image from Lee Holland Art called Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon. Thank you Lee Holland Art for sponsoring us and having such amazing fun designs to choose from. I love all of your little dragons.


For the base card, I used AC Cardstock – White and cut it and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. For the background, I cut Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper to the same size as the base card. The image using HP High Quality Grayscale was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies, the printed image and Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper were both die cut. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti, VersaMark Ink and sentiment stamps from Lawn Fawn – “Offset Sayings – Christmas” and Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies”. Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder was applied to the stamped sentiments and then heat set with a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

I cut the sentiment down to be 3-3/8″ x 1-2/8″ and then used W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to create .25″ corners. Using a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen, I went around all of the edges of the cuts with the exception of the image die cut. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow in the sky and a combination of Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff which was applied prior to the Stickles being added.

The card was now ready to be assembled. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the coloured image and cut frame to pop them up. I doubled up the tape for behind the sentiment. The base paper was applied directly to the card base using double-sided tape. I peeled off the tape from the backings of the elements and popped them all up onto the base card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reindeer Antlers Christmas Dragon – Lee Holland Art

Sentiments: Offset Sayings – Christmas – Lawn Fawn,  Winter Skies – Lawn Fawn

Inks: HP High Quality Grayscale, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections Ombre Brights Paper Pack (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, W R Memory Keepers – Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, V15, V12, V06. V000, G14, YG23, YG11, YG03, YG01

Box: E27, E25, E23

Ornaments: R59, R37, R35, E15, Y35, YR24, Y08, YG67, YG17, YG21, E35, E34, E33, E31

Sky: B05, B04, B02, B01, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: B60, C1, Stickles – Crystal, Stickles – Waterfall, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Magical Day!

Hi There! Today, I’m sharing this month’s lesson all completed from Kit and Clowder July 2020 Markers class called “Once Upon a Time”.  The image is by artist Connie Fong. There were so many new techniques learned in this month’s video taught by Alyce Keegan. I love these lessons, because you can stop and start the videos at any time and repeat what Alyce is teaching you.

I had fun colouring in all of the background, but, then my worst nightmare started. I had cleaned all of my markers and made sure they were all full before clouring in the dress, hair and skin. Unfortunately, I ran into a few problems with my markers when I went to colour in the skin tones. For some crazy reason, they decided to get icky when blending the colours. First I tried using a Copic Colorless blender to fix it, but that didn’t really help. I really didn’t want to start over from the very beginning, so I looked up the conversion chart on the Kit and Clowder site for Copic Markers to Prismacolor Pencils. I used that conversion and coloured over the markers with the pencils for the skin tones. Then, I re-outlined her face and arms with a Pigma Micron 005 black marker after all of the colouring was completed.

I also used a PrismaColor Primiere White pencil to make some of the highlights in the folds brighter on the edges.

To put the card together, I used Kraftin’ Kimmie – Magical Friends for the sentiment. I really love the Creative Memories – Mermaid Cove Designer Paper Pack background for this image. It blended in so well. I edged around the card with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint. Lastly, to finish off the card, I fussy cut around the image and popped it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added Craft – Rhinestone Stickers – 02 -3048783 on top of the card in random places to give it some bling.

Hope you like it!