Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thar Be Dragons

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail here today with some inspiration for a topic that I love, which is maybe why it's popped up LOL.  I have been helping Marilyn run the team whilst she has been dealing with some health issues.  Unfortunately she has had to step aside for a while so I have taken over the team management.  So if you are enjoying the challenge themes, I'm glad.  And if you aren't, then give em a go anyway cos after all, it's supposed to be a challenge bwahahhhaaaahhaaaha.  

Enough of my crazy megalomaniac ramblings!  Let's get to the project for today.  Call me mad, call me crazy, but I decided to paper piece the glorious Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star Background and I found a celestial dragon!!!!
This is one of my favourite stamps and I have to admit I hadn't really spotted that dragon there before!!  But now I've found him I am sure he will be popping up in other places!  And yes, this was a lot of fussy cutting, but I did have a lot of fun!  And think, when you are stranded on a dessert island, which luckily has a luxury hotel, good weather and drinks with umbrellas in them, with only a pair of scissors, some patterned paper, an ink pad and some stamps, you will still be able to make beautiful colourful art!!!
I started by stamping Shooting Star Background on four different patterned papers.  This technique is of course fabulous for using up scraps, but since this is such a big stamp and I wasn't sure where I was going to use which colour, I started like this.  
I did think I was going to use the yellow for the background but in the end decided the red would work best.  Love how the white scribbly writing adds such lovely texture and also gives contrast through the Versafine Clair Twilight ink.
Then I started cutting out other elements.  I cut the flower and the dragon from the blue paper and then added some layers from the yellow one.
I used the green for the streaming stars bottom and top right, and started cutting more details from the yellow paper.
I cut and layered some blue and more yellow elements on the shooting star in the middle and cut out the stars in yellow to add to the top green area.  I also used a white gel pen to highlight the dragon's eye and teeth.  That is the only colouring I did.  I added a thin gold frame and mounted it on a black base card.  And I love it.  
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