20 April 2012

Some Maggies got inky!!

Oh boy, why is it that so many must have stamps arrive in the post only to be hidden away in a storage box and stay there without seeing a drop of ink................................ the shame!!

So albeit a little late here is my New Years Resolution....
...............to get inky!!!

And this is the first of many projects I intend to share with you all:


As soon as I saw this little dragon I knew she had to join my collection, in fact I splurged on quite a few of the stamps in this particular release!


Here is Lillyrose in for her close up.

Have you noticed that sometimes your images look a little fragmented - no I do not mean your masking has gone wrong,  just that the colours of objects within your project seem to fight with one another for attention and the whole picture fails to gel?

Try this - because I wanted Lillyrose to be the focal point, but not completely overshadow the castle I incorporated her body colours throughout the image - can you spot where? 
Answer at the bottom of the post.

For those of you who like to know which Copics I used brace yourself - there are quite a few!!


as well as....

Memory Box Tessatina border die
First Edition Paper - Animal Antics
Whimsy sentiment stamp
Twine from stash

I would like to enter Lillyrose in the following challenges:
(castles have big gardens AKA Kingdoms)


As always thanks for hopping by and hope to see you again soon

Crafty Hugs

Answer:
For those of you that said "flag" - well done.  But did you spot it in the scene I doodled behind the castle, in both the moat and grassland.  What about the castle rooves - it helped tone down the redness which was drawing my eye away from the dragon and yes I even added a little BG10 to the castle walls too.
How many did you manage to spot?

25 comments:

angelwhispers said...

OMG this is just fantastic I love the overall design and my word what fabulous colouring and shading just love how you have used the colours to blend so perfectly but then your colouring is awesome!!

I have the dragon and still not coloured her up think I need to get her out now!!!

Have a lovely weekend Love Chanelle xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and I love your wonderful shading....

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautifully done! Love your colour choices and that dragon looks adorable.
Joyce xx

Crafteezee said...

I'm with you Jane, why are so many of my stamps still waiting to meet ink?
Love the scene and you'd never know that was a doodled scene, looks like part of the stamp to me. Have to confess, got the same and in the doodling but missed the blooming roof, doh!
Fabulous colourwork and love, love the whole scene you created.
Hugs Tracy x

JLJ Designs said...

Fabulous card, Jane! I love the sentiment with this dragon. I totally agree with you. I have so many stamps that haven't seen any ink. Must stop buying until I've stamped the ones I have!

Jen

Danielle said...

Wow.. absolutely fabulous. I love your coloring, just delighful. Hugs.

Victoria said...

oh have found you this is fantastic x

Dorcas said...

Oh how cute!! LOve the castle in the background too, great card! LOve your dragon cards. :)

Joey said...

Hiya Jane, LOL bg10 is one of my all time fave copic colours, and my gosh I only spotted the flag. This is stunning, I love those colours on the dragon she is a real cutie. Joey xx

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Fab card Jane _ I love the colours
Caz

Penny said...

Wow, I keep going back to gaze at this. Love the lattice being the colour of the dragon, good idea, I may have to borrow it. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie.

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous coloring and designing Jane! love it!

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow your colouring and shading are fantastic. I love this card and so wish I could colour as well as you can. Cheers Elaine

Bettina said...

Hi jane!
yup, totally agreeing with the stamps thingy, sooo many beautiful stamps that havent seen ink. and i think with the coming of digistamps im getting even worser at using my rubbers, hmmm...so wierd, but it feels like its going faster to print.
anyways, i got your message on my blog. It did go thru hun, thank you so much. I totally adore your coloring and the rest of the card is as beautiful as they always are.
have a wonderful saturday sweetie!

Dangina Martinez said...

Absolutely Adorable! Love the scene. I have to order that dragon for my son:) thank you for joining us at All That Scraps this week.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Pauline said...

WOW! this is absolutely fabulous Jane! What superb colouring of this adorable image, and I love the stripy paper!

Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is awesome, love the colours and the design, gorgeous colouring too, thanks for sharing with us at Paper play, hugs Liz xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Awww this is such a sweet dragon and the castle in the background looks amazing.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Ri Holley said...

Super cute dragon and I love the colors you chose for him :0)
Ri

Househund said...

Being Welsh you know I love my dragons... and this ones a real cutie. Fantastic work Jane...
Thanks for the tip about the body colour!
xxRosxx

Angela said...

Oh WOW! Gorgeous! Out of this world stunning! Brilliant coloring and perfect scene Jane! hugs, Angela

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop! Gemma :)

Mary Jo said...

Very cool! Wonderful scene you've created and colored. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Ren-Yi said...

ah what a lovely scene card! the coloring of the dragon is superb! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is a beautiful card. Really love how You've layered it all together. Love the dragon!

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