Hi there and welcome to my blog :) Today I am sharing a touch of the Orient with you. I wanted to christen the third Dragon from my new stamp set, and I thought he had a look of an Oriental Dragon about him. So I decided to create an Oriental garden for him. I have used stamps from the Chocolate Baroque Here Be Dragons, Eastern Grasses, Sticks and Stones and Steampunk Travel sets; Aquatints, Aztec paints, Distress Inks, gilding wax; stencils; die cuts; black Versafine ink, black and gold embossing powders.
On a piece of white card I stamped some rocks, embossed them in black, masked them then repeated several times.
I stamped some grasses and foliage and embossed them.
I then stamped the Dragon and lantern onto black card and embossed them in gold. I painted them with Aztec paints and cut them out.
I created a colour wash for the sky and added some clouds through a stencil. I added some foreground with a green DI, then stencilled some blossom in the top corners with black DI. I removed the masking fluid and painted the images, then I stencilled an Oriental scene in black and blended ink around the edges of the panel.
I die cut a couple of blossom branches and gilded them with gold wax, then attached them to the panel. I attached the Dragon and the lantern in 3D.
I matted the panel onto black card and attached it onto a white base card.
I created this card just to Christen my lovely Dragon stamp, and I'm really pleased with it. I think this design would make a great card for lots of occasions.
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