Sunday, August 21, 2016

Watercolor Linky Party

Hi everyone!  Today I'm joining in the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party on the CDD blog!

The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Watercolor"! We sure would love to see your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.

Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 

Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:
One 4 x 6 Stamp set

One digi stamp of choice

With no further is my project!

I simply adore this birthday dragon!  I chose to use my Inktense pencils for my watercolor medium. They are perfect to use when I'm looking for a little more control, especially in in smaller areas.  I adore how vibrant the colors are and how easy they are to use!  After he was dry, I went back in and added a little detail to his hat and in some of the shadow areas with a white pen.  

For the background I grabbed one of my many stencils and went to town with distress inks.  I pulled out the ones that went with the coloring on the dragon.  I used Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and squeezed lemonade.  I spritz it lightly with water to add a little bit of texture.  I just have so much fun with distress ink, don't you?  I cut the dragon piece out with the largest die from Fancy frames and hand cut the black layer.  The green patterned piece is from the Hip Hip Hooray pad.

I didn't want my banner pieces to be white so I shaded it with the Salty Ocean and twistes citron. Then I ran it through my die cut machine.  I wanted a sentiment of some kind but the flags are pretty small and I didn't want to cover up the dragon.  I found "Wish Big" in the Simply Said stamp set.  With a bit of masking, I was able to stamp the letters individually from the "wish" portion of the stamp.  It was a perfect fit!  Sometimes you've got to be extra creative to work with what you have!  And would my card be complete without sequins?  Heck no!!  I found the Skyfall sequins were the perfect color!  

I hope you like him and are inspired to link up with the linky party!

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1 comment:

  1. I seriously loved this birthday dragon. He looks cute holding a cake in hands. Honestly liked your project. Want to arrange my son’s birthday party at one of New York venues. Planning to have cowboy themed party as he demanded this. Will have something best that he will surely love.