Saturday, 9 April 2011

Altered Notebook Using Lisa Victoria's Rain Dragon

It's time for another challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers and this time we'd like to see something for your Mum. It can be a birthday card, gift or for those of you not in the UK a Mother's Day card/gift. There is an awesome prize of $10 to spend in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store kindly donated by the lovely Lynette. The DT have totally knocked themselves out for this challenge, so please do stop by their blogs if you get the chance (links are in my sidebar).

So what have I been upto for this challenge?? Well as I'd already made my Mum a card and gift for Mother's Day, I decided that I'd make her a small gift for Easter. So I found a small spiral bound notebook and decided to alter it. I've done these in the past using DP's, but thought for a change I'd try paint. I'm actually really pleased with the result, I just hope that both you and my Mum like it?

I gave the cover of the book a light coat of Gesso and then applied two layers of acrylic paint before stamping the Rain Dragon image directly onto the paint. The covers were then sponged lightly with Distress Ink. The dragon image was then stamped multiple times onto paper, coloured with promakers and then decoupaged using silicone glue. I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the puddle, raindrops and "brolly" and then lighlty brushed Stickles onto the Dragon's spine and wings. Finally I added some seam binding to the rings.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.

Claire xx

I'd like to enter this book into the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs - April Showers
The ABC Challenge - Ribbons
Crafty Creations - Rain showers
Creative Card Crew - April Showers
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes/try something new
Crafty Cardmakers - Decoupage


  1. This is gorgeous Claire,I love the

  2. Beautiful! What a gorgeous gift, your mum is going to love it xxx

  3. What a happy little dragon! Great gift Claire. x

  4. Hi sweetie wow this is the painted look it rreally makes the image pop. Its just awesome & I'm sure your mum will love it. Love that he is 3d.....going have to go back for another peekskie I really love this one.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  5. What a cute image! Love how you've colored it, too....fantastic card!

  6. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week


  7. gorgeous notebook such a cute image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  8. Great blog..thank you for sharing!

    Please come and visit my blog - free digital stamp contest going on:

    Jessica Lynn

  9. Fun notebook Claire. Love the purple dragon.

  10. Just loving the dragon and the decoupage look is just fabulous!! Chanelle xxx

  11. oh wow how cute is that love it
    thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and hope to see you again soon

  12. That looks fab Claire. The brolly really stands out and the decoupage looks great as well.

  13. Claire this is lovely, your mum will love it I'm sure :) Gemma x

  14. Aw, this is too cute!!! I love the decoupaged dragon image and "wet" look you gave the puddle! What a great gift for your mom! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  15. This is just the cutest and I am sure your Mum will just adore it.

    Thanks for joining in with our Decoupage Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you back and on the main challenge blog too.

    Lin xx

  16. Oh just fab honey!
    The image is fab and I adore it all decoupaged!
    Your mum will love it!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers spotlight Challenges
    Hugs Melly xxx

  17. Fantastic Claire. The dragon looks amazing in 3D. Jaqui x


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