Flying Dragon for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Hello friends!  Welcome to May!  Yay!  I’m so happy that my flowers are finally up and blooming!  It always brings a smile to face when I see the coloful blooms!

~Today’s post is a pre-scheduled post as I am away at our annual “Painting Divas” Craft Retreat with some local friends.  I am teaching a class today which is why I’ve been a bit MIA around social media and my blog as I’ve been preparing for it.  I promise that I will share photos of our event later at the end of this week.~

Today is the 1st of the month which also means the start of a new monthly challenge over the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog!  All you have to remember is that you need to use a critter somewhere on your creation…that’s it!  The sponsor we have for this month is Fabrika Fantasy:


I have used this adorable digital image kindly provided to us from our sponsor called Flying Elf.  I love how that dragon is looking up at her! 🙂

After coloring her in, I’ve taken a cloud stencil and sponged in some clouds behind her to give the appearance of being in the air!  I’ve used the ink foam blending tool and distress inks for that.  I then cut out the image panel with a cross-stitch rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and then used a cloud border die also from LF to cut out along the bottom that also adds to the “cloudy” feel of the design.  I stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things stamp set.

I wanted to add a “magical” element to my design, so I found some really cool cosmos looking papers from my stash and added that as a layer underneath the image panel which I popped up a bit with foam tape.  I then added a purple shimmer ribbon with a bow around the bottom portion and layerd it over a piece of gold mirror cardstock and then an addtional piece of black cardstock that was layered over a white A2 sized top folding card base.  Lastly, I added some black pearls in the upper right of the image panel.


Here you can see a closer view of the coloring I did on the image.  I’ve colored it in with my Copic markers.  Then on her belt, the trim on her boot and the middle of the dragon bridle, I colored those in with a gold gel pen.  Such a cute image!


Here’s a better view where you can see the shine from the gold mirror cardstock.  It helps to add a “magical” feel to the design I think.

Please do hop on over to the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge blog and have a look at what the rest of the design team has come up with for inspiration!  Get our your critter products/images and come enter our challenge this month!  We can’t wait to see what you come with!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I appreciate you being here with me!  Hope to catch up with you all at the end of this week to see what you’re up to!

I will be back tomorrow with another pre-scheduled post and something new!

24 thoughts on “Flying Dragon for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

  1. Sigh! Beautiful layout, Vicki – loving that darling die that makes your “cloud-scape”, with the amazing magic happening beneath it. Your gorgeously colored elf is wonderful with the coordinating green tons. It’s a magnificently put together card and I am enamored with it AND the sentiment! hugs, de

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  2. Awesome card Vicki! I love how you cut out the clouds and the magical paper you used underneath! I hope you had a great time at your class!!


  3. The image is so cute and, as always, perfectly colored. I really like that cloud border on the die, over that galaxy paper, super fun!
    Hope your class is going very well!


  4. Vicki, Your dragon is amazing! I love how you double cut the image with the two different dies. Fab coloring, too. 😀


  5. She is adorable – don’t see a lot of fun dragon images love your clouds (I think I have that die cut) makes this card perfect.


  6. This is just precious with that sweet image and your great design! I love the clouds border die and the way you added that pretty ribbon and bow! Adorable card, I love this!


  7. This is so sweet! Love the image, and you’ve colored it to perfection, dear friend! Love your layout, and all the little extras just make it more fun! Thanks for sharing!


  8. Love your delicate clouds behind this beautifully colored image, Vicki!! Sensational layout with the cloudy edge over the galaxy sky!


  9. You have the most adorable images Vicki and today’s is no exception x The subtle cloud stencilling looks wonderful, along with the magical paper and that cute image… it x


  10. WOW! I have not seen such a beautiful card for a long time! Wonderfully designed. The golden frame looks so beautiful with a galaxy background. And the girl flying on the dragon looks stunning against the clouds. I love this card!


  11. She looks adorable and wonderful ways to make your card look especially magical. I’ve used this image before and I think she is just adorable.


  12. Gorgeous, like the soft clouds, the cloud die edge and the mystical sky at the bottom, and of course your beautifully colored image!


  13. She is so beautiful
    again adorable coloring
    and love the added of the ribbon and the purple paper there
    great wonderfully made Vicki


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