Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Today I was totally inspired so came up with this! The background is inspired by the very talented Paula. I used distress inks to create the background then stamped using inks and gold embossing powder.

The main focal point was inspired by Barbara from
Clarity Stamps Create and Craft show that was on on Sunday. She stamped and embossed some velum, then dry embossed the image again from the back. Well, seeing as how I have a drawer full of vellum (show me a crafter who dosent!) I thought I'd give it try!

The card itself was actually inspired by tattoo's!! I am totally addicted to the show
Miami Ink (anyone else?) Infact, over the Easter hol's I got Tim Holtz's skull stamp from the Anthology set tattoed on the back of my neck. Anyhow, I digress. The stamp is one I've had for ages. I usually only use the swirly bit of the dragon but thought I would give him centre stage for a change. I totally cannot remember who makes him though!!

I added some felt ribbon at the bottom and some gems from my stash.

This card also fits in with this weeks
Allsorts challenge, which is to not use ANY design papers, which is what I've done!!!

Have a fabulous day!



Nannieflash said...

Oh Claireabelle, I love what youve done with is image, someone had doctored a picture of a dragon and put a photo in our local paper last week as a April Fool, and it looked exactly like that. Fabulous card, with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Debs said...

Super card - fabulous background. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care & good luck in the draw.
Debs xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Claire,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

sam21ski said...

Love that background Claire xxxx

Createology said...

Lovely card and very timely for "How to Train your Dragon". Happy creating...

Anonymous said...

a wonderful background Claire x

Joy said...

Gorgeous background Claire xx

Mags said...

Stunning background Claire, how's your neck now?? xx

Yarni Gras! said...

pretty! It reminds me of the tatoo on Olga Kurylenko's face in the movie "The Hitman"