Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PWC151 - Paper Piercing

WOW. I cannot believe that it has been 2 whole months! This is my last time to participate as a Guest Designer for Paper Pretties and play with the Prettie girls. I have thouroughly enjoyed the entire stint, and have been inspired to try some very new things (sentiment only cards WHEW).  The girls over there are a super bunch and incredibly talented. And the images are some of the cutest out there!  I want to thank both Heather for allowing me to represent her company and images for the past two months, and Frances for being an amazing Design Team Captain, extremely talented paper artist and all around nice lady.

The last card for this term is for their weekly challenge - PWC151. This weeks challenge is Paper Piercing. This is one of those stretches I have had to go through, as I don't do a lot of Paper Piercing. But Jabbing sharp metal objects into things. . . how can that not be fun?!!

I started by choosing the image. I ADORE this image of the dragon illustrated by Victoria Case (Imagine). She is such a pretty dragon. I have colored this one before and tried to make it more of a male image (a boy dragon with REALLY pretty long eyelashes). This time I wanted it all girl. So I asked my girly girl what colors a girl dragon would be. She said purple and green and pink... There you have it, Firebreather is purple, pink and green.

Here is a close up of my Firebreather (named such by my girly girl). I used the G000, G12, G14, V0000, V000, V12, V15, RV0000, RV000, RV00 and RV02.  Once I was done, I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen called clear star to outline the wings, horns, ears, add some sparkles to her eyeshadow, and the spots on her tail. I know, shocker... didn't use the Clear Spica... but the Gelly Roll is a little more sparkly, and I didn't exactly want subtle.  She wanted to show off her pretty!
So after coloring her, I layered her on the black paper and then pierced the edge. I used a plastic mesh for this, and really... I think I actually like the ones I freehanded on the big black background cardstock better. But, live and learn. :-)

If you play this week, you will have a chance to win a fun stamp set.  You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC151.

Thank You so much. Can't wait to see you later, and if you didn't come here from the Paper Pretties Blog - head on over and check out all the stabby stabby fun!



  1. such a sweet card. thanks for being a fabulous Guest Designer, it's being fun having you design with us :)

  2. Beautiful card! I love how you matted the image. Wonderful job! Thank you so much for being a guest designer with us the past 2 months! Your creations are amazing!

  3. Oh, I love this card, - wait, I love all of your cards, but this one is so, so adorable - love fantasy images. She is so cute, all she needs is a strand of pearls around her neck (although her neck is pretty long) and a cute purse! I love it!

  4. What a great image. Your daughter was indeed correct, perfect colors for a girl dragon.

  5. Ah. I love that femme fatale dragon. Your coloring is top notch!