Thursday, 30 May 2019

Do you believe in Dragons? .......

Happy Thursday .......

What's everyone up to today?  It's a little bit quiet here, and the weather's not very nice unfortunately.  There's probably a few damp TT fans on the island today. 
Last nights qualifying session was cancelled and it was hoped it could be run this afternoon.  Not happening though ...... not when the mountain looks like this

photo taken from the IOM TT Website
The good news is, it's supposed to clear later this afternoon so this evenings session should run as planned ...... fingers crossed! 

It's all about Dragons today, with some of my samples done for the Sweet Poppy Stencils show on Hochanda last week.

It was the launch of the new Dragon clear stamp set and he was sooooo popular.  I think he sold out twice!!  He is very handsome though .....

Maybe you were a Game of Thrones fan and are missing it already (we're going to watch it all again from the beginning!!!) Or maybe you're just a dragon/fantasy fan ..... either way he is pretty amazing.
He's easy to use too ....... I'm calling it a 'he' but it could be a 'she' I suppose, the choice is yours.

Even though it's quite a BIG stamp, it does stamp beautifully.  Just make sure you put enough ink on there, stamp him, applying even pressure and let it sit on your paper for a few seconds before you carefully lift up the stamp.  If you have stamping platform it's easier still ..... just look at all that detail 

I've simply stamped in black Versafine Clair and then coloured using ZIG Markers and a water brush

A few gold highlights here and there, a simple sentiment, and a few gold ink splatters ...... all done. Perfect for the man in your life!

It's great to fussy cut too ........

Coloured with the ZIGs again, with a few silver highlights here and there .....

I used the Faux Dragon Leather Back Plate Stencil to add a detailed panel on the background .....

Distress Oxide ink, then I added some Crystal Glaze to a few of the scales to add some texture.

And I used the words from the Dragon stamp set across the bottom ......

If you want to add more colour to him that works too .....

I heat embossed this one using a clear powder, and I wasn't too fussy about the colouring ...... Zig markers and lots of water, and a gold gel pen 
I did add some Crystal Glaze to the eye, love how it brings out the colour 

Speaking of the eye, that's another stamp from the set .....

I stamped this onto a piece of coloured card from my stash ...... black card coloured using Distress Oxide Sprays.

I then used a waterbrush to remove some of the colour around the eye.
The centre of the eye has been stamped again onto white card, coloured, fussy cut and then layered on top, before finishing with a coat of Crystal Glaze .... love it!!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.
I probably shouldn't say it but, it's actually stopped raining.  The riders might just get some practice laps done after all this evening ..... let's hope so!

Cheerio until next time ........

Products used:
Stamps: Dragon Clear Stamp set (Sweet Poppy); One for the Boys (Woodware)  
Inks: Versafine Claire - Nocturne: Delicata - Golden Glitz, Silvery Shimmer; Distress Oxide Ink - Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Other: Faux Dragon Leather Back Plate stencil (Sweet Poppy); ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers; Crystal Glaze (Nuvo); Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Detail Embossing Powder (WOW!); Silver and Gold Gel pens


  1. Fabulous samples Linda, that dragon has wonderful detailing, although I think he looks a bit fearsome in a cute kind of way. As you say, an ideal card for a GOT fan.
    Avril xx

  2. Wow Linda such fun stamps. I have to get my sweet poppy order before I head home to the UK in September :)


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