Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Whimsie Doodles New Year Dragon

I have a fun card to share with you today made with Whimsie Doodles New Year Dragon.
I must say I really enjoyed coloring this cute dragon and making the patterned paper with my Copic markers!

Whimsie Doodles newest challenge starts today and the theme is, "What's New?!!"  I thought the New Year Dragon would be perfect for it!  

The Copic markers I used are BG01, B04, B05, RV00, RV55, RV66, YG0000YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, YG25, YG67.  Since this cute dragon is holding a Chinese lantern I tried to do my best to get my "light source" right and I'm very happy with it.  I also tried to use (some) different colors for my markers.  The BG01 with the blues was a total oops I thought you were a blue one, but it worked quite nicely.  I noticed the BG color after I had the scarf colored, a happy accident you could call it.  

My paper choices are Via Vellum Leaf Green and Basic Black, Colormates Pool & Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink, yikes right?  I used Stampin' Up's color wheel to make my color choices to move me out of my proverbial "color box".  The New Year Dragon was printed on Copic Xpress It using an HP LaserJet printer.  

I thought another green paper panel looked a little boring and had a scrap of Copic Xpress It blending card left over so I brought out my handy Tim Holtz see through ruler and randomly picked up my blue and green Copic markers to use.  Using the chisel tip I colored an approximate 1/2 inch line  using BG01, B04, B05, YG25, YG17, set it aside to dry and went to look for one of my favorite background stamps.  After the Copic Xpress It was dry (that's an important part) I used a Kaiser Craft Flourish acrylic stamp that I'd spritzed with Copic Blending solution and stamped.  I leave the stamp on the paper longer than I normally would when I do this.  When the Copic Blending solution dries is takes the color from the markers away with it and leaves an interesting design.  

The Happy New Year sentiment comes with the New Year Dragon, I separated it out and copied and pasted it three times so I could use it on my card after cutting it out with the Stampin' Up! word window punch.  I also added a Basic Black shadow under the Pixie Pink just to give it a little ??? well, you know! 

The layout for my card is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #96 pictured below.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the process of making my card today.  I hope you'll be inspired and play along in our challenge on the Whimsie Doodles blog too!

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Whimsie Doodles - What's New?!!
Craft Your Passion - Mythical Creatures
Crafty Boots - New Beginnings
Crafty Cardmarkers - No Floral Embellishments
iCopic Lover - The Blues
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La - New Beginnings


Patti P. said...

Jan, what a fabulous card and such a great technique....thanks so much for sharing. The bg is simply gorgeous and your coloring is wonderful on this cutie. Beautiful job, thinking of you!!

She's a Color Queen said...

This is darling! Your coloring is just wonderful, makes me want to get practicing!

Unknown said...

Awwww...what a cute little dragon! I love the color panels as well. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge. xx Denise

Tammy said...

Jan this is sooo cute! I absolutely LOVE this color combo...and your coloring awesome!!
Hugs, Tammy

Call Me Crafty Al said...

Jan, your card is so cute! Great color combo and coloring of the image. So glad you are joining us this month as Guest Artist.

Feebsy said...

Jan your card is so adorable. I love the colours you've used and the image is so cute. You've coloured the dragon so perfectly it has so much character.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


J said...

What a striking card - love the colours. The pink really makes the sentiments stand out...

Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh, this little dragon is just sooo cute. I also love your colour panels.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Mynn xx said...

Oh, wow! The coloring you've done is FANTASTIC!!! LOVE the pop of pink--gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at CCM! :)

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Jan .What a delightful fun card .love you fab colouring of not so fierce dragon .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Rae said...

Real cute! Great coloring, I like it! I am visiting via MIM!

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time and hope to see you again soon.!

Daniele said...

just loving your card, so glad you joined us at Ohh La La