Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry "Dragon" Hello

Hello Crafty Friends!

This week for Tim Holtz' Creative Chemistry challenge, participants were asked to create a project using three or more colors of Distress Paint.  For my project I used Distress Paints in Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Broken China.  The background was created using the marbling technique.
After the background dried, Brett Weldele's stencil "Dragon Scales" was used with Imagine Crafts' Creative Mediums in Iridescent Blue and Iridescent Chartreuse.  The blue was used over the blue areas on the marbled background and the chartreuse over the green areas.  For those of you that have not used these mediums, let me tell you, they are the bees knees.  Love the the iridescent finish!  And it is perfect for dragon scales!  Below is a close up- really hope that you can see the effect but the photo does not do it justice:
You may be wondering about the dragon image.  That was a must have for me after seeing Brett Weldele's CHA Winter release.  The entire dragon stamp set is beyond awesome and works well for those crafters that have Game of Thrones lovers on their crafty gift list.  The image was stamped using black Archival Ink onto watercolor paper and then watercolored using Distress Markers in Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers and Broken China.  The tongue was Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar.  If you look close on the green scales, you will see more shimmer.  Of course I had to use Stickles (Seafoam) on the scales.  The eye had Glossy Accents applied.
This dragon is a happy dragon so I wanted the script to reflect that.  Tim Holtz' Sizzix Thinlits set Friendship Words Script had a sweet "hello" that die cut black card stock.  It was adhered to a die cut tag from TH' Thinlits Tags die set
Admittedly, this was one of my favorite cards to make.  Love the textures, colors, shimmers, products used and that happy dragon!
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed this card and I wish you all a happy, crafty weekend.  :)
Kathy Jo


  1. turned out really fun. Have a great day

  2. He is the cutest dragon ever! I LOVE this card! You are a wizard with background goodness! always! :D xo

  3. What a fun card! Love this image and you have rocked this background out of the park!

  4. Love how you made the background look like scales! Very cool! That dragon is really something and he looks great on your card!


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