Friday, 6 July 2018

The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

There's an Aurora Wings image I've had for a while but kept putting off colouring; 'Dragon Lore' has such a lot of details, it's quite daunting to look at!!
However, I really love dragons and with the latest challenge being Once Upon A Time I had to go for it.   
I haven't based this one on any particular fairytale, rather the many Chinese tales based around dragons.  Although, I do love 'The Dragon & The Phoenix'.  I had a Chinese-themed wedding and this was the name I chose for my top table because of the symbolism - "Dragon is "yang" while Phoenix is "yin", and they complement each other in creating yin-yang balance to harvest successful matrimonial bliss. This celestial couple is the symbol of everlasting love and they being together is the ultimate symbol of marital happiness".  

I coloured the image with ProMarkers - Tan, Dusky Pink, Putty, Almond, Black, Cool Grey 5, Cardinal, Berry, Red, Lipstick, Shale, Holly, Pine, Forest, Apple, Pumpkin, Amber, Sunflower, Tulip, Warm Grey 1-3, Blue Pearl & Powder Blue.
Some added details with white Sakura Gelly Roll.  
Background using Distress Ink 'Stormy Sky' & Distress Oxide 'Worn Lipstick', with chunky gold embossing powder sprinkled over.
I framed the image and added a couple of 3D dragon stickers that I've had forever and can't remember where I bought them!!

I had to take the photo on an angle so to avoid reflections!

I am entering my picture into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - #68 Once Upon A Time
  2. Crafts Galore Encore - July Anything Goes
  3. TTCRD - WK 3 July Anything Goes
  4. Classic Design Team - #27 Anything Goes
  5. Crafting By Designs - July Anything Goes


  1. Absolutely stunning coloring and those dragons in the corners really ROCK. Nic! Love hearing about your wedding and the fabulous symbolism behind your favorite Chinese tale. This must hang in a place of honor in your home. It's gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our "Once Upon a Time" Challenge (again!) at Aurora Wings. xxD

  2. Wow, really amazing artwork. You are very talented, I love this picture. The details and color are amazing. You are very talented, thanks for the share. keep up the posts.
    World of Animals

  3. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Beccy’s Place. Hugs Jackie DT

  4. Amazing colouring, coming from a country with a dragon on its flag (Wales) I love Dragons and this is perfection. I LOVE your creation, it deserves to be in a frame. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  6. Love this it is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  7. Amazing project, Nicola! Spectacular coloring, and your presentation with the dragons in the corners plus wide black frame looks stunning. Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx

  8. Nicolaaaa... wooow this is awesooomee.. amazing colouring on the image and also love the embellishments... very oriental... Thank you so much for joining our 68th challenge at Aurora Wings challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck *wink* ..

    xx ~RoRa


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