Friday, January 9, 2015

Myths and Fairytales Canvas

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Myths and Fairytales, which is one of the easier challenges for me since I have loads of stamps featuring mythological beings, fairies, and other fantastic creatures.

Dragons fit into the realm of mythology and fairytales and I wasn't feeling like coloring a person, so I chose SCACD's Little Draco from SCACD's Mythical Reflections rubber stamp collection to create a canvas.

Here it is!

Little Draco was stamped with  Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. He was set aside while I created a background for him.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock by Strathmore was painted with Medium Grey Value 6, mixed with Dark Grey Value 3, both of which are Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints by DecoArt. I let this dry while I mixed a small amount of Medium Grey Value 6 MFA paint into White Media Modeling Paste by DecoArt, which I then scraped this mixture over the Stone Wall stencil by Green Pepper Press using an old credit card. I let this dry while we had dinner. 

When I returned from dinner, it felt dry, but I gave it a blast with my heat gun just to be doubly sure. I wouldn't do this when the paste was wet because I'd be afraid it would bubble or something. Anyway, the wall-ish panel was die-cut with the combined Vintage Cabinet Card and Vintage Cabinet Card Mini Movers and Shapers Alterations dies by Sizzix to create a window in the wall. All edges were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink, which was also sponged lightly over the textured stone wall to emphasize the stone texture and age it a bit too. 

Old patterned paper from DCWV was selected for the interior of the room you can see through the window. Copic markers were used to alter the colors a bit to make the patterned paper match the Little Draco a bit better. Silver metallic paper was die-cut with a wall clock from an old Spellbinders set. Black Soot Distress ink and Golden Glitz Delicata ink was sponged through the die for the hands of the clock. The clock was adhered to the wall.

The colored and embellished patterned paper was adhered behind the aperture created in the stone wall by the Vintage Cabinet Card die-cut. The Vintage Cabinet Card frame die-cut was adhered in place using foam tape to pop it up dimensionally. 

Green cardstock was die-cut with the Ivy set of dies by Spellbinders. I must say that I love this set. It includes two vines and a bunch of ivy leaves that emboss the veins in the ivy leaves as they are cut. Nifty! The vines were adhered to the stone wall, the leaves were added, then Little Draco was adhered using a combination of regular adhesive and foam dimensional stickers. 

Parchment vellum was die-cut using one of the Dimensional Banners dies by Die-namics. A remnant rub by Idea-ology was added to the banner, which was then edged with Black Soot Distress ink. This was adhered to the top of the canvas to finish it.

Thanks for visiting today! You should also visit my Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teamies' blogs to see what they created for the Myths and Fairytales challenge! Carla, Penny, and Laine are seriously talented and you will definitely be inspired by their artwork!

I shall enter this canvas in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Dies or Punches
The Mirror Crack'd Challenges: Stencils
C.R.A.F.T Challenges: Not a Card


  1. Stunning image and detail Kathi. A complete delight.

  2. Very cute canvas. Love how you created the dimension. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  3. Oh, this is gorgeous!! Love the stenciled background along with all of your other details- thanks for playing along with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  4. Wow, what a fabulous canvas! A brilliant take on the theme, and I love your dragon, he's gorgeous! Great colouring too. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Stamping Sensations.


  5. Spectacular piece, Kathi! Love your scene that you created with all your fab techniques and cool die cuts! Really cute dragon, love your coloring, and it just pops against the background! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  7. lovely project! thank you for joining the challenge at TMC.
    grtz Jolanda

  8. I am so impressed with your art! You do REALLY WELL with all you do, as far as I am concerned on EVERYTHING! Style, composition and most of all technique. WOW!

  9. This is a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x