Wednesday, 3 February 2016

BBQ Dragon - it's all about the scales.

How's things Monkey Mates? Todays post is for the latest inspiration for the I Love Promarkers challenge and this fortnights theme is Anything Goes. We all love them! And the sponsor is my favourite medic - Dr Digi and I have chosen to use this image called BBQ Dragon

Now I've wanted to play with this image for a little while but was lacking inspiration as to what to do with him... Then I saw a post over at Janey's Card... and it was all about using Liquid pearls with stencils.... the texture and dimension made my creative juice started to flow!! I thought it would make a great background to look like scales so here it is... It was really simple once Janey had provided the inspiration and I literally squirted Lime green liquid pearls over a Kaisercraft stencil and used my finger to spread it around and fill all the little nooks and crannies. It's not perfect - a few bits bled through but I'm really happy with it and think its pretty effective. Sooo my thanks to Janey!! Take a look at her tutorial - its much more eloquent than I could ever be!

There aren't many other ingredients to this card - I mounted the textured panel onto orange Bazzill card and I cut around the image using my Friskars cutter before fussy cutting around the rest of the dragon. I used silver pen on the image to colour the lance and some stickles called Orange peel on to the flames. I added some blue ribbon from American crafts and finally a few orange sequins from Doodlebug.

I used these promarkers & flexmarkers -
Dragon - Pale Citrus, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green & Marsh Green.
Dragons Belly - Powder Blue, Cloud Blue & True Blue.
Chicken, horns & lance - Raw Sienna, Cinnamon & Oatmeal
Flames - Bright Orange, Yellow & Sunset Red.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Fab N Funky - All Creatures great and small.
Country View Challenges - Make your own background.
Cardz 4 Guyz - Make it sparkle or shine
Ellibelles - Critters and creatures
Get Creative - Fantasy / mythology.

Right all for me for now ... Speak to you all again very soon,
Liz (:(|)x


  1. Fabulous card love the papers Ginny x
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  2. Wow! That's a brilliant stencil for your scaley background. Thanks for sharing your creation. Have a super day x

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  4. Absolutely awesome background for your cute dragon! Just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us in the “Make your own background" challenge at Country View Challenge blog this month!

  5. This is an amazing background for your project and it does just look like the dragon scales - what a great design. Thanx for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz this time.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. Fun idea to use liquid pearls with a stencil! The pattern goes so well with the dragon image!
    Perfect creation to link up in my critter and creatures linky party. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Such a brilliant idea to use liquid pearls with a stencil - and the result is fantastic!! I've used this image - but not to such a great effect as you. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

  8. Love your gorgeous project,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

  9. Wow your project turned out brilliantly, a great technique accomplished so well.Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT