Monday, April 25, 2016

Dragons or Heroes or Saints, oh my!!!!!

Hello everyone: Well, the "Less is More" has a new challenge this week and they are asking for cards with Dragons or Heroes or Saints, to help celebrate St. George's Day and I'm submitting this card made with the only stamp that will be perfect for it, I simply adore this little Dragon, here's my card.

This image is kind of big as you can see, so I really hope there is enough white space, in this case light blue, to qualify as CAS. I've used this image before, HERE is another card I made with it, but this time, I decided to give my little Dragon a pretty shade of blue and purple to make it stand out against the trees. This image was given to me by my dear aunt who found it at a thrift store along with about 20+ more unmounted, red rubber stamps, dirty, stained, abandoned in a cardboard box, with the most beautiful images of Fairies, this was the only Dragon stamp but it's equally beautiful. For a long time I didn't know where they came from, what company made them, there was no information at all, but last year, I found out this images were from a company called "Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps" that sadly is no longer in business.
I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper and colored it with Derwent water color pencils adding some shading with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. The sky and the green bottom part were sponged with distress inks.
I just love the look of this little Dragon staring off into the distance, the expression on it's face is just beautiful. My sentiment is just one word, DREAM, I hesitated about adding it to the front of this card, I didn't want to clutter it so I just looked for a small word that would go with it.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

This sentiment is exactly what I wanted for this card, this little Dragon looks like it's doing just that. 
I want to thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Here are the stamps I used to create this card. 
This retired set is from Flourishes.


Patti Willey said...

I'm not familiar with St. Georges Day but this dragon has always been a handsom favorite from your stash! I love how he over looks the valley you created with this marvelous blending!

Maria A. said...

Patti, I wish there were more stamps like this one in that stash, I adore my Fairies but I would love more images like this one, I'm really happy with it's color.
Thank you for stopping by.

Sonny said...

Oh he looks so regal . He is a beauty and you colored him perfectly . He is so appropriate for St .George`s Day !!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, he is regal indeed and super adorable too.

Esther said...

This is a fab image and I love your colouring. A really attractive card - great job!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Esther, I always have fun with this sweet image.

Mary Fish said...

He's lovely.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I wish I had other Dragon stamps, I've been looking but there is nothing out there that can compare to this sweet image.

Wendy Johnson said...

A beautifully coloured card Maria...the dragon looks like he's deep in thought!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Wendy, I love this little Dragon and the way he is staring into the distance.

Sarah Gray said...

It is a beautiful image and great colouring - perfect for our theme this week! Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More :)

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, it might be a bit busy for CAS but I do like the way it turned out. I couldn't help but color the sky and "greenery" on the bottom.

Anne said...

What a wonderful thrift shop find Maria - and I think you have left plenty of 'white space' around your adorable dragon.
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Maria A. said...

Thank you for your reassuring words Anne, I'm always very self conscious of the "white space" rule.

Chrissie said...

This looks absolutely fabulous, what a great little scene!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

What a lovely image, he looks very proud to be a dragon. Gorgeous colour choices here.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More