Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oops, sorry, ... hugs?


I needed a "missed your birthday" type of card, so I thought of this huggie dragon, who's so ugly he's cute (in a bull dog sort of a way!)
I wanted it to look like he was too late for the party, and all the balloons had lost their lift and were just lying on the floor.
I hand wrote the saying at the top.
Colored entirely with Tombow pens and spread with water.
There is glitter on his pink wings (photo doesn't show).
I did the holes in the green card front using different sized bits in my paper drill. Then dotted around them with a pink gel pen. Fun to do and I love the effect! The pink showing through the holes is a folded pink sheet of paper that I used as a sleeve for the writing on the inside of the card. I love how it made it kind of sort of look like flowers!
I gave the balloons some dimension using glue dots.
I did this card for the color challenge on Splitcoast today. It was fun to do!
TFL!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, he is so adorable! Love your coloring and the holes and dots. I love how they look like flowers. Have a great day!

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  2. Oh I love this Crissy, What gorgeous colours.. love what you have done to the paper.. The dragon sure looks huggable. xx

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  3. Wow this card is gorgeous ,love the colours you have used ,Dawnxx

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  4. He is just so adorable Crissy, your illustrations are wonderful! Wish my kids were small again, they would have a blast with these dragon images.

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  5. Fantastic coloring! What a great background you created too-love it!

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  6. Wow, I love this card. That dragon is so cute and I love how you've coloured it. Gorgeous!

    xxx
    Mariska

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  7. Such a cute card. You amaze me with every card!! Before I got to the part of the post where you explained the paper, I thought to myself...where did she get that paper?! You MADE it...so cleaver! And he is so darn cute! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Lacey Stephens

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  8. I love this card Crissy!! the fabulously colored dragon is perfect for a missed BD or whatever...and I love the holes you made in the paper...a totally fabulous idea!!..Hugs, Ila

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  9. Oh Crissy.. you have the new ones! Oh what a GORGEOUS dragon! I'm in love!

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  10. Stunning colours. Love all the cards you do.

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  11. Ahhh! This is so cute, would brighten up any ones day!

    xxxx

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  12. Super cute card! I need to make a few of those for all the mistakes I make!

    Please visit my blog, today... I left something for you there! :)

    http://designsbyboo.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-award.html

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  13. You've turned an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan Crissy!!
    Just heart stoppingly gorgeous!
    Viv xx

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