Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Dragon's Garden

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.
Thanks for popping in today, I hope you've enjoyed visiting my blog and will come back soon  :)


  1. Awww! Stunning card Penny. Lovely mix of stamps. Very clever. Great step photos.
    Hugs Flo xx

  2. OMG Penny, absolutely stunning, I love the compostion of stamps and your design, wonderful colours and colouring and the embossing gives fab texture, love it all, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thank you so much hun, I'm glad you like it. I love creating Oriental art work - I should do it more often :) xx