Monday, October 21, 2013

Chinese Dragon

Time for another challenge over at
and this fortnight it is
Anything Goes  

We are onto the second week of the challenge so there is still plenty of time for you to enter and win the fabulous prize of $15 to spend in the IKEsWORLD store and an extra goodie pack :)  To win the prize or be voted in the top 3 you must use and IKEsWORLD digi, lots to choose from so why not pop on over to the shop and have a look around.


I have chosen to create a card with the fabulous digi - Chinese Dragon.  Having hunted for ages to find a great dragon digi I was over the moon to come across this beauty by Ike, he is such a stunner.

For my card I used black card then added the layers of red and black again with the dragon on.  Chinese cards with dragons on should be dramatic so I hope I captured this by using red black and gold. The red layer is a pearlised card which was embossed with a Spellbinders embossing folder. The dragon is coloured with Promarkers and my every trusy gold paint pen and the finish off the flowers I used clear embossing powder and added an orange gem to the centre of each.  The flames were designed by me and cut on my Black Cat using gold mirror card which was then sprayed with red and orange Promarkers.  The lantern was cut by hand using gold mirror card and embossed to which I added some fancy edging trim I found - it is great, long strands of gold with gold balls at the bottom, I think it looks great on the lantern :) To finish off I made a simple Happy Birthday label to tuck behind the red layer, and added three gold brads so it is nice and easy to pull out and read.

The hidden tag :)

  • Black and red pearlerised card from Craft Creations
  • Digi - Chinese Dragon by IKEsART
  • Promarkers 
  • Spellbinders and Cuttlebug embossing folders
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 1
  • Mirror card, embossing powder, gems, brads etc from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. This is stunning - and I see why you like the dragon. Love your colors with the black, gold and red! Great idea with the hidden tag!

  2. AWESOME... I just adore this creation MiMi :-) FANTASTIC :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. A wonderful card. The hidden sentiment tag is a brilliant idea and the colours are fabulously dramatic.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge. Please make sure you're a follower x

  4. WOW! Absolutely stunning card, Mimi. Came here from Ingrid's blog.... and am I glad I did! Thanks for sharing your how-to... nice to know how genius works! lol Following you to see more of yours and your sister's work.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  5. Stunning wonderful colouring of the dragon Ginny x

  6. oh wow Treasure, I just don't know where to start letting you know my thoughts on this stunning card (and when have you ever know me to be struck dumb?) :-) Every single aspect of this card just shouts Drama. ..Elegance. ...Eastern Promise ....and Opulence to me. Well, you did start with an awesome Dragon image, and you have really shown Ike's wwonderful art to such great advantage with the gold colouring. I absolutely love your Flame border .....All the Eastern Promise feels as though it is rising from the flames. Your Chinese lantern is awesome with the rich embossing and wonderful trim. I'm really liking this idea of using a hidden tag for your sentiment. I've noticed this technique becoming increasingly popular and it makes a card very interactive and cohesive. In this case the three gold brads on the tag serve the double purpose of appearing on as a perfect final embellishment to your artistic creation and a good means to peek at the hidden message with ease. This card is truly a wonderful work of art and I love it Treasure xxx ♥

  7. Goodness, your dragon looks supercool (despite the fiery flames, lol!) Love the Asian feel!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT!

  9. this is gorgeous beautiful done.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  10. Gorgeous card, love the colours very stunning, thanks for joining us over at the Scibble and Scrap Challenge - Lynn DT

  11. Hi Mimi,
    Your card is very dramatic and there's so much intricate artwork in there. Very Asian and the colors are perfectly used, well done!
    Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

  12. Love the bright colors. I love the idea of a hidden tag. I am gonna have to try that soon. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  13. This is gorgeous with a wonderful design and colour combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  14. What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  15. Wow...this is a stunning card...absolutely gorgeous work. A special keepsake for anyone who receives. Thank you for sharing and joining us at DigiStamps4Joy. Hope to see more of your creativity again. Hugs, Antoinette DT

  16. This is so beautiful Mimi. Such gorgeous, vivid, rich colours and such a lovely dragon. Fabulous.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  17. a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi