Friday, 10 May 2013

Stampin' with the Dragon - Flowers for Mum Challenge.

Hello and welcome to my Scrapbooking blog.

Today is the start of the new challenge over at the  Stampin' with the Dragon  challenge and the theme is ' Flowers for Mum' .  SDD are also our sponsors and donate the prize for the winner.

                                               The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the




I am ringing the changes  from my usual scrapbook pages with a digital card front to demonstrate the versatility of digital background and stamps when used with a software that allows you to digitally 'paint'.

My project for the Flowers for Mum challenge uses the  Fairy Garden digital stamp and my Photoshop painting facility.




 I set up a background with the base colour that worked with the digital papers from the Spring Fever digital kit.  I also chose to make some clipping masks to create ribbon tags that helped to compliment the digi stamp and not overwhelm it.  Using the same  colour palette as the papers  I worked on getting the fairy image finished first and coloured the flowers butterflies and grasses in order. To get the effect of a bent wing, I shaded the inside of  the wing (close to the body) a darker colour and graduated / blended lighter shades of the same colour as I 'painted' toward the outer part of the wing. I find if you add a hint of a darker tone to the tips of the wing it gives the illusion of bending away .  I use this technique a lot  with flowers and leaves.  I am specially pleased with the finished image. I also added lighter shades to arms and legs to create depth and curves.  The digital card front was finished with matching ribbon and embellishments fro the same digital kit. Again I find if you use elements from the same kit, the palette works  much better than sometimes  trying to mix and match.


I hope this inspires you to have a go either with digital painting or as I started with watercolour makers then Copics and now digital brushes.  The technique is all the same just different mediums .

Pop over to  Stampin' with the Dragon challenge blog and take  a look at the DT projects created by a great bunch of very talented teamies. AND don't stop there.....get your project on to the challenge and leave us a link.

Oh and don't forget to come and join our little family over on Facebook.
We have started a group, just for Stamping Dragon fans. We have loads of fun things going on. We have card swaps, fun challenges, games ect ect... So do come and join us..
Best of luck.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my crafty journey. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

6 comments:

Gwyneth said...

Lovely digital card layout. I love the colours you've used for the digi image.

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Popping over from the Stamping Dragon FB Blog Ladder XX

Love how you used the fairy Angela what a lovely mothers day card xx

flossbite said...

Beautiful colouring...lovely card. xxxx

Tina said...

stunning work hun , its amazing what you can do. Hugs Tina xx

Gwyneth said...

Lovely layout for a card. I like this image - in fact I cololoured in two versions of it this morning. Your little images around the bottom left are a nice touch.

Marleen Gallagher said...

ahh this is such a beautiful project xx

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