‘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

25 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.


  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


  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


  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!


  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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