Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

This week's card challenge

OK, enough of the sad stuff. Let's lighten up..... ;^)

Here is this week's layout challenge:

Even though the rules say you can turn it round and use it from any side up, I still had some trouble with this one! I just couldn't get those 3 circles in. So I compromised a wee bit!

I used:

  • dragon stamp from ebay- it's a Funstamps one
  • dragon is coloured with water colour pencils and then a little water
  • skeleton leaves coloured with chalk
  • brown "texture look" paper from a small booklet of assorted sheets by Artsy Collage
  • sky background torn from a large sheet by Dovecraft, Kate Knight floral
  • Zzzzs were cut from a piece of card that came in an enormous freebie pack with this month's Crafts Beautiful
  • "Have a relaxing birthday" - I wrote this in Print Shop, changed the shape,colour, etc., then printed out and cut out
  • Sakura pens have been used to do little raised dots and doodles around the Zzzzs
  • sparkly bits stuck on from the same freebie pack mentioned above
  • flower brad from a sheet of assorted ones from Tesco

As I said, I found the layout a challenge, - but I loved the opportunity to use the dragon stamp on the hump of a hill. LOL!!!! The layout made me think carefully how to use the dragon and I appreciated that.

Hope you like him!


Dragonstar said...

I love that sleepy dragon! You've made a great card here!

Helena said...

LOL! Well I KNEW *YOU* would like it! LOL!

COCO said...

very funny I love it !!!!
thank for your participation!!!

Els G. said...

What a great way to use this sketch! Looks as if it was made especially to use with your dragon stamp!

Debbie said...

I love your take on the sketch Helena. Cute dino image and great papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday. Debbie x

Allison said...

such a cute little dinosaur on a fab card

Mariska said...

I love dragons :). And your card is just amazing. Your compromise is totaly acceptable ;) and the end result is just so funny. Thank you for joining us this week!!


carolann said...

Wow what a brilliant card the colours you have used are awesome hun well done xxxxx

traciejane said...

fab card, love these stamps - great work. Thanks for joining in the fun :)x

Jeanette said...

What a great card. That image is a really nice one! I really love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week!
Hugs Jeanette

Gill said...

Great take on the sketch, the dragon is so adorable, thanks for joining us this week
lv Gill x

Jill said...

gogeous card I love the sleepy dragon and the ZZZ, thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a lovely comment on my card Jill x