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Monday, October 22, 2012

Guarding the Nest...

I love this image!!  "Guarding the Nest" is from Delicious Doodles, one of the sponsors for the Fairies and Fantasy challenge at Craft Your Passion. 
The hardest part was deciding on the colors I wanted to make her.  I will have to do 2 or 3 more versions to try out all the color combos I dreamed of.  So here is the first one - the next one will be oranges, yellows and reds.  Luckily I have a Niece who likes dragons - good for her birthday coming up!.
 I decided to create a faux frame for her by taping off the edges and then sponging the Distress Ink in toward the image.  I chose Pumice Stone to mimic a cave or rock ledge for her nest.

Check out the other fabulously fantastic "Fairies and Fantasy" inspiration by the CYP Design Team HERE. and enter your version in the challenge!  Too much fun!
This card should be eligible for the following
Top Tip Tues #87 - Things with Wings
Crafty Ribbon - Children's Birthday
Digi Tues #182 - Warm and Fuzzy
Simon Says - Your Favorite (current favorite digi)
Divas by Design - Something Spooky
Fussy & Fancy #74 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #136 - Use a Digi
2 Sisters #114 - Cute a Creepy

IMAGES:  The focal image is the digi "Guarding the Nest" by Delicious Doodles
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image; DP is from Basic Grey - "Indie Bloom", "Out of Print"  and "Oxford" collections; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS:  square black brads and purple Kandi on the image frame are all from stash.
INKS: "Pumice Stone" Distress Inks were used to create the faux frame; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!


  1. Wow! Check out that coloring! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

  2. Wonderful dragon! Thanks for playing along with the Eerie Inspiration Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  3. wow great image and very well coloured. Thanks for joining us at challenges 4 everybody . Hugs trisha dt.

  4. gorgeous hun i love it. Beautiful. thanks for joining us at Osaat hugs trisha. dt x

  5. Such a fabulous image and beautifully coloured. Love it. thank you for sharing this with us at diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. She's so beautiful, Ginny. I am partial to dragons and this one tugs at my heartstrings. Fabulous the eyes. I hope if you do more you'll post them. I'd love to see different colour combos. This one is spectacular.

    1. You bet Bonnie - I will let you know when I get another one done. Thanks for your kind words!

  7. fab card, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  8. wow brilliant card LOVE the colours, brilliant colouring too! Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time for our Things with Wings Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  9. A lovely image and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  10. Fablous card and image, thanks for joining in with our Use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and
    Good luck
    Julie x
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  11. Beautiful image and fantastic colouring - I love it! - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy & Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  12. Ok Ginny, seriously amazing coloring here! :) LOVE it!!!


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