Friday, 24 May 2013

Stampin' with the Dragon - TAG challenge -May 24th 2013

 Hello and welcome to my scrapbook and fast becoming DIGI blog.  I am a self taught Photoshop user and  today I am  combining the fabulous image from  Dragons Lair Designs with my newly accquired skills. The Stampin' with the Dragon  challenge blog is where we post our DT projects and where you should sublit your entries to our competitions.

My post today is the DT piece for the new challenge - TAG - and this challenge starts today over on the challenge blog.

 My project is based on the 'Bedtime Girl' digital image available from Dragons Lair Designs   and I am calling this a mixed media project simply because I had to revert back to traditional paper and adhesive to complete the task.

I used my photoshop paint tool to colour the image, adding hightlights and shadows where I thought they would fit. Using similiar techniques I use with my alcohol pens ans markers, I managed to create the shine on the hair and ribbon to reasonable effect.  I also graduated the colour on the bear to try to give some depth to the shape.

This is when my PC decided it had enough and I to revert to some traditional card-making to complete the project.

 I printed the coloured image onto cardstock and used some newly purchased Reeves pastel chalks to colour the background. A Ranger Alterations edging die shaped the base of the tag and a negative die cut with the same die on coloured paper added the contrast to the edge. Three strips of polka-dot paper in blue, green and pink with stick on buttons formed the simple embellishment on the purple cardbase which I had previously stamped a floral motif. The sentiment comes from a Goodie Bag from Do-Crafts and mounted onto a scalloped circle using a Nellie Snellen die. The card was finished with some thin satin and organza ribbons in colours similar to the ones used in the project.

I am pleased with this result. PC is on the mend, but will require another trips and no doubt expensive trip to the menders and I hope it is back  with me in time to have another go with this image in a completely DIGITAL project.

Now its your turn. Time to get crafting, and once your TAG creations are ready, dont forget to come back and link up to our challenge. The prize for the winner is a £5 voucher to the

If you want to know more about the products the DT has been working with, visit us on on our sister blog, The Dragons Den..

Oh and dont 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..
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave your comments.  Your time and comments are appreciated.
Angela x


Tina said...

This is gorgeous hun, love what you have done with the image . Hugs Tina x

Marleen Gallagher said...

Such a cute tag. And love our bedtime girl :-)

Gwyneth said...

I love your digital colouring in of the image and your finished hybrid tag looks great and IG mounted nicely with the embellishment on the side.

flossbite said...

This little girl reminds me how my Poppi used to be (before she got attitude!). Lovely card xxxx

Amanda Curtin said...

Lovely tag. Ax

Sall said...

Ohhhh sooo very cute love it

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