‘Y’ for Youngster

Hi there. A new challenge has begun at ‘The Alphabet Challenge’ and this time the letter is ‘Y’ – so we want to see your projects for ‘Youngsters‘. Here is my card:

I used a Boogaboo digital image called ‘Clyde Birthday‘, resizing and then printing out onto Make-it Colour Blending card.

I looked through my range of Copics for some colourful and varied colours and came up with what you see, using three of each colour family. Once coloured, I let him dry for a while, then added some glossy accents to the balloon…….

Yes – I know there is glossy accents all over the image – one of my cats came to ‘help’ at just the right/wrong time – and the glossy accents smeared over the dragon head – so instead of reprinting and re-colouring – I smothered the glossy accents over the whole image of Clyde…………….! And I like it!

A photo where I captured more of the glossy-ness:

As this was a colourful card for a youngster, I added some DSP behind in layers – I think they are Stampin Up – and actually the colours matched quite nicely.

Of course – as no-one has staged an intervention to stop me using Tonic Nuvo drops – I added some in the top corner, as I felt it looked a little bare.

The sentiment is from MFT, a clean and block sentiment – a style which I felt suited the card.

Before the ‘accident’ with the glossy accents, I was going to add some white gel pen lines to the image – but that obviously couldn’t happen now…..maybe next time. I found colouring this image quite a joy – and I usually find colouring a chore on larger images……

this kind of card isn’t my usual style – I don’t make cards for the children/youngsters, but I really, really enjoyed putting this card together – maybe another string to my bow?

I hope you can come and join us for this challenge, and I hope to see you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge anything goes

Allsorts Challengeanything with wings

Watercooler Challenge occasions

Inkspirational – animals – real or magical

Digi Choosday anything goes

A Perfect Time To Craft anything goes

24 thoughts on “‘Y’ for Youngster

  1. I assume you’ve made your sweet kitty a partner in your card designing, Lynda. What a clever idea she had to showcase the dragon with the glossy accents. It makes the image jump out from the paper and gives it a wonderful dimension. Of course your choice of colours and patterned paper give the card an extra boost. Together, you and your kitty make a terrific design team. Thanks so much for sharing with us for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  2. This is so cute! What an amazing image and coloring job! The gloss looks really nice! I like how you paired the colors with the background. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

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  3. I think he’s just awesome. I love the colours and I hope you thanked the cat for the happy accident. It’s worked really well. Love Dawn x

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  4. Oh, Lynda! I absolutely love this card! Your dragon is so bright and the glossy accents is a wonderful detail. Your kitty gets a special treat for that one!! Have a great weekend!

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  5. This is a card that makes me smile! Adorable dragon and I love the glossy accents. We are so pleased that you joined us the week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

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