May 4, 2009

Doodle Dragon Designer!

I hope you aren't tired of hearing me rave about the art of Dustin Pike, because I've just discovered that I am one of his charter design team members! I have linked in the new design team over on the left, along with a cute Doodle Dragon that personally, is just begging for a bit of color! In honor of this auspicious event, I have decided to show you the finished cards I made up of those first dragons.

This continues my run with the My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow 'Grow' line. I really love the colors in this paper. They have been so much fun to work with. I have nearly used up all my Grow paper, but I've barely touched the Bloom side of things. I still have one card to finish off with this group and then I'll move on to a new set of colors.

Dustin Pike Dragon - Go Fly a KiteBack to the dragons! The first one, my "Go Fly a Kite" guy, needed a bit of a touch up when I went to make him into a card. I felt he was a bit pale, so I perked him up by adding in touches of PC905 Aquamarine. I went layer crazy with this card. I had all these great scraps laying about and just couldn't help myself. To keep it from bulking out, I added just a smidge of American Crafts ribbon.

I know these were released as Easter dragons, but I've always seen them as "just hatched" baby cards, or for someone with an unexpected blessing. I have friends who have been waiting forever for China to give them a call and let them know their baby is waiting. Wouldn't one of these be perfect for them?

Dustin Pike Dragon in OrangeDustin Pike Dragon - Just hatched in red

I'm a bit grumpy about how the red dragon photographed. He looks so great in person, but I had the hardest time getting this half way decent photo of him. For some reason, I just have the hardest time getting a good shot of anything red. I'm going to have to go muck with my shutter speed and lighting again, I think.

Once again - The colored cardstock is Prism, the ribbon is American craftsand the flower buttons are Creative Cafe. The white cardstock continues to be Gina K. Pure Luxury Base Weight. Seriously, you should try this stuff! For digital image printing, I use a laser printer. A big monster Brother multi-function, whiz-bang setup. It works great with my Prismacolor pencils!

7 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful cards! I'm looking forward to working with you!

my5bratz said...

fab cards, can't wait to work with you :0)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Awesome cards!! Looking forward to working with you! :) Congratulations!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Way to go!

Lana said...

Congratulations and can't wait to work with you ;0)
Hugs
Lana x

Robin said...

This dragon is adorable! You do great work.

~Denise said...

hey I finally am getting to read some blogs... WAY TO GO!!!!! I'm so proud of you, you totally deserve this!!! Can't wait to see more great stuff from you!