Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gryphon, a Magical Creature!

Have you checked out SCACD's new line of Digital Stamps? If not, why not? Designed by Carmen Medlin for SCACD, there's a fabulous variety of images that are so much fun to color!

Here's Gryphon, who is truly a magical creature!
Gryphon was reduced in size and printed twice, once onto white Neenah cardstock  and once onto text-weight paper. The text-weight paper version was fussy-cut to be used for a mask, while the other image was colored with Copic markers.

 When I was done coloring the image, I colored a grey rectangle to form the top of the wall to act as a perch for the Gryphon.

I applied removable adhesive to the fussy cut version and temporarily adhered the mask over the image. I used a circle die to die-cut Eclipse tape, which was placed over colored, masked Gryphon. The  top of the "wall", the Gryphon, and the "sky" parts of the image werecovered with Post-It notes and a base coat of light grey was airbrushed. The ever-so-useful Bricks stencil by The Crafter's Workshop was taped over the base and two shades of darker grey were airbrushed over the stencil.

The stencil was lifted, details were added to the brick wall, then this portion was covered with Post-It notes, while the black night sky was airbrushed around the "moon" and the Gryphon.

All masks were lifted and clear Stardust Pure Glitter gel pen and Clear Glaze gel pen were added to the Gryphon's violet eyes.

The patterned papers are from my ancient and hoarded stash of Black Tie by Basic Grey. Four SCACD Classic Corner die cuts were used to finish the card.

Oh! FYI, here's some useful information from Wikipedia!
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon (Greek: γρύφων, grýphōn, or γρύπων, grýpōn, early form γρύψ, grýps; Latin: gryphus) is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions

Thanks for visiting today!

1 comment:

  1. Your Gryphon can guard me anytime! He is so gorgeous! And you did a fabulous job with the background and the brick wall. Just love this, Kathi! Love the gold corners on this, too. Wonderful card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny