Hi everyone. The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is Mixed Media. This simply means to use more than one medium on your project. For instance, don't just color with water colors - mix it up and add some markers, pencils, pens, ink, glitter, embossing powder...
It's the perfect excuse to really play with all of your craft products! If you go to the Paper Ala Mode challenge this week, you will see some stunning samples by the design team. You can tell everyone enjoyed getting out all of their supplies.
The sponsor for our challenge this week is A Day For Daisies, and I chose this adorable Sweet Dragon for my card.
I used markers to color the image, and stamps for the grass. I added dots of glue down his back and then added glitter for both texture and sparkle. I used gold foiling flakes for the spots on the dragon. His wings were printed out on acetate and then glittered.
I wanted there to be movement to his wings, so when I cut them out I left little tabs, and then I cut slits on the dragon to insert the tabs in. This lets this flutter about freely. I also added some different sequins to the background.
This is an easel card, so I cut the sentiment out with a cloud die and popped it up on a foam dot to hold the card open. Here's a close up so you can see the wings, glitter and gold flakes on the body better.
I am also entering this card into the Fantasy challenge going on at Digitally Sweet.