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January 25, 2010

Dustin Pike Challenge #2 Entry

I needed a scrap break, so today I did some coloring and created this card. This is a Dustin Pike freebie digistamp that you can pick up on his blog here. I decided to join in on his challenge blog with this. Challenge #2 is a Sketch Challenge by Lelia. Here is the sketch:

I printed the image on some Whisper White Cardstock. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the dragon. For an extra touch of dimension, I colored his body in a light color green, and then I added some very small circles to represent scales on him. I did something that I haven't done before, but had always wanted to try: I used my white eraser to add some highlight and do some blending after I had used my Aqua Brush on the image.
With a few of my gel pens and glitter gel pens, I added some "bling to the scales, shirt and bells. The horns on this character are a beautiful turquoise glitter, but they show more silver in the photo - there was just not good light to capture the true color.
For the shape that the dragon paper and it's mats are on, I used my Cricut and an svg file from called "Simon's Square Shapes".
The "Party" letters are cut on my Cricut from a font called "Jokerman". I cut the clock in my Sure Cuts A Lot program by welding shapes together from the Shapes file. The clock hands are stamped from a CTMH stamp set called "Make It Count" (retired).
The bottom of the card is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder- D'Vine Swirls.  A few metallic green mini brads in the top corner, and I was done! Thanks for checking it out: I hope you like it!

Material List

Stampin' Up Cardstock - YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Whisper White, Green Galore, Garden Green, Almost Amethyst
DCWV Cardstock - All About Boys
Prismacolor Pencils
White Eraser
Aqua Brush
Glitter and Gel Pens
Stampin' Up -Elegant Eggplant Inkpad
Close To My Heart Stamp - Make It Count (retired)
Metallic Mini Brads
Cricut Expression
Sure Cuts A Lot Software File - Simon's Simple Squares
Cuttlebug Machine
Cuttle Embossing Folder - D'Vine Swirls


  1. Too cute, for sure! I love the fun colors on your card and your interpretation of my sketch! :O) Thanks for playing at Doodle Dragon Studios!


  2. fab colouring, thanks for joining in this weeks challenge :)

  3. I love Dustin's stuff :) This is a great card!


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