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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The New Year.........

Well the Chinese one any way! Apparently its the year of the Dragon, so in the spirit.........






I had an Oriental Kit from My Craft Studio, before Christmas, , of Stamps papers, and Little tiles, and then in another kit, I got some Chinese Medallions from MCS, so...........
Stamped the image using a black Pigment ink, on some white card, (Big Mistake that one!) and proceeded to colour it in with my promarkers, I even used the Gold Metallic Promarker, which rather confusingly, is a water based pen!
That done, now what to do with the rest of the card? Ok dragon, can "Burst" through the paper, and carry a medallion with a dragon on, so raided the papers that came in the kit, but they had pictures all over, so I had to cut a piece out of the middle of one sheet, (will incorporate it into something later).
Earlier in the year I had bought a pack of Holographic card from Create and Craft, and I must admit, the tv, and a camera do NOT do justice to how some of it looks, I have, and forgive me FG but you did say it was the year of the Water Dragon, so I CUT a piece from my treasured Bubble card, for the backing. In real life it is very disconcerting, as it seems that you can pick the Bubbles off the card, very 3D, even hubby was trying to pick them off, and he needs Glasses!!
So behind the paper which I have cut and torn, and curled, is the Water Bubble card, with the dragon mounted on top, and BOY was he a Pain to cut out, now I remember why I dont do "proper" decoupage!!! I put some jump rings together and dangled the medallion from his claws. I chose the tile to match the paper, as its the Chinese Blossom design, versa marked and embossed it, then dusted it with some Gold Mica Powder. I added some Ribbon from my stash, ( daughters bridesmaid flowers ribbon, please dont tell her!)
and stuck it to the card with some DST, then chopped the end off some very long Hat pins, and popped them on some Pinflair, then placed the embossed tile over the top,, This card will make its way to the Chinese Take-away in the hope that it will persuade them to stay open until hubby has decided that he doesnt want any spring rolls tonight, (You have no Idea how much he can complain because its past 9.30 and he wants a Spring Roll and the Chinese is shut!!!!).


Right I'm off to bed, have fun guys, xxx


This is entered in the 

So Artful Challenge: Year of Dragon/New Year

5 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

Very cool Lou have a wonderful New Year!!!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic card!

Electra said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Soartful!!

Sharon said...

This is great! Love the dragon and all the embellishments set it off perfectly!! Thanks for joining in with the So Artful Challenge!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Wow, this is beautiful! What a great idea to have the dragon "burst" through the paper. Thanks for sharing your process, too.