Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Challenged Dragon

This is my submission for this weeks Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge (#16) and the SCS Color Challenge (#173).

The RBC #16 asks for the use of Grungeboard or chipboard.  I used some flourishes from the  Grungeboard Minis set.   I inked them black and then spritzed them with a mixture of Black Soot ink, Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls and water. The flourishes are VERY sparkly IRL--Trust me!

For the color challenge (Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, and Certainly Celery) I substituted Old Olive for the Wild Wasabi, since I don't have any WW.   The border is watercolored with varying saturations of old olive ink and then some certainly celery ink.  The Dragon is watercolored with Pure Pomegranate ink--for depth it is tinged with black soot and worn lipstick (TH Distress ink) in some places.

I had a lot of trouble photographing this--I have not perfected my photo set up at the new house.  The contrast on the dragon is a little greater--but again, you have to trust me on that one. ;)


Materials Used:

  • Stamps: Asian Stamps from Rubbernecker;
  • Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Certainly Celery (SU!) Black Soot and Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Paper: watercolor paper, Old olive, certainly celery and black from SU!; light celery (Colorbok)
  • Accessories:  watercolor brush, grunge board, mini mister, perfect pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!



Shelly said...

I love how you used the grunge board with the dragon, very neat!

Estivalia said...

it looks awesome to me, great colors!

Novell said...

Oh, my! This is way cool!

wendyp said...

Awesome job with the challenge! Love the use of the grungeboard!

Allison said...

Wow...what an image! I don't think I would have the patience to color the whole thing!