Dragon Babies

It's Team Trace's turn this week over at Southern Girls Challenge Blog, and we're turning up the Retro with a new challenge - use an actual punch!

Our sponsors this week are Wild Orchid Crafts and Lacy Sunshine.  I chose this gorgeous image of a baby dragon called Dragaisy Dragon Flower Pot Hatchling which is part of a gorgeous collection of Flowerpot Hatchlings.

I printed 2 copies of the image and coloured the dragon and flower on one and then the rest of the image on the other.  I layered the dragon on 3D foam tape to give the illusion that the dragon was indeed popping out of the pot.  I coloured her up with my Copics and then encrusted the egg with gems, added clear stickles to the dragon and tiny black gems to the wings.  There's also orange stickles in the centre of the flowers.

I very rarely go without my patterned paper on cards, but I really wanted the colour and image to be the focus.  So I doodled around the edges and added a doily under the image.  I put a simple strip of blue cardstock down and then punch 2 butterflies to flutter on top.  If you pinch the sides of the wings, they sit up nicely.

I have added my card to the following challenges:

Ike's World - Anything goes (w)
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Special occasion (m)
Creative Moments - Anything goes (2w)
Crafting by Design - Anything goes (m)
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or flowers (m)
Do All Creatives - Mother's Day, Father's Day, Wedding, Baby (m)
Fussy and Fancy - Anything goes (2w)


Janis Lewis said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
~Owner/DT Janis

Sall said...

This image, it's so unique, beautiful and really imaginative. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card the little dragon is so cute. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 21 “Special Occasions.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Norma said...

Fabulous card, Sarah. What an adorable image and you've coloured it beautifully. Loe your dooddling.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Sarah this is just so adorable!!!! I love your coloring girl! :)
Def check out my blog today if you get a chance. We are celebrating my 5th bloggy birthday celebration, lots of prizes up for grabs!

Alexander Kretschmann said...

I love Dragons... and yours is sooooo seeeet. I love your creation!
Thanks for playing along with our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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Jonnece Putu said...

Such a wonderful card. The Dragon is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at 'Do-Al(l) Creatives'. Jonnece DT

Doris Klein said...

Amazing creation and a fantastic colouration of the super cute Image!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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Barbara Washburn said...

This card is over the top cute! The little dragons holding up the card are great fun. Thanks for sharing with Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

ike said...

Super sweet card and I love the little dragon image. Excellent colouring and design layout. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges. :-)


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card. I love the little dragon image. Excellent colouring and card layout.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Utterly LOVE this Sarah! Your photo with the sweet ceramic dragons is perfect!! Such a gorgeous image and the way you've coloured it is stunning! Love the 'no pattern paper' approach, as it really lets the image shine. Nailed it chicka! Hugs, Wends xoxo

manja hagelstein said...

das ist wirklich eine ganz wundervolle karte, megasüßes motiv und hammercoloration... danke für´s mit machen bei der Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge...