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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dragon for a 10 year old

I am making an assortment of cards for 10-12 year old boys, on the request of a friend.  I find this a really tough age group, especially as I have no idea of the interests of the boys.  Maybe this High Hopes stamp works. I may add a little "grandson" tag.  I think the DP is from a DCWV Fall stack - this summer I am using items from a limited supply - all separated from the original source. The cord is a shiny variegated brown from Paper Pizzazz, and the bg is dark green.
I colored with Prismas, and used shiny gel pens for the flames, candles, and trim.  The shiny frosting is Enamel Accents by Ranger - for this challenge:  http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.com/http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.com/
The sketch:  http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/

16 comments:

Bexx said...

This is lovely! I love the dragon. Boys are hard generally I think - I have two and my eldest one's taste changes constantly! I think you nailed it here though.

Andrea said...

Darling little dragon! I agree cards for boys are hard, but you did a great job!

Jess said...

this is fantastic for a young man :) Boys are so hard to make cards for! Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Who wouldn't love this fire-breathing dragon lighting up their birthday cake!! Super cute, Dorothy!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Fabulous entry, I love this dragon so adorbs!

Awesome use of the sketch Thanks so much for playing along at Feeling Sketchy!

inkypalms.com said...

What a fun card, love that dragon lighting the candles, too cute!

Brandie Schmiesing said...

What a cute card! Boys are a bit difficult...I agree! I think this works perfectly though...

Paige said...

Love this image! Super cute card!

Smiles, Laurie said...

I have to agree with Bexx, I think you nailed this! I have a tough time with my nephews and don't know many others I like to make cards for...but I think this is perfect! The dragon image is wonderful and the green pulls it all together! I'm looking forward to seeing more boy cards for you as you work on them for the friend!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Dorothy this is fabulous. I think the image is perfect for a boys card. You rocked this one. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.
Michelle

Kay said...

What a great card! I love dragons and this one is darling (can you say that about a card for a boy?)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Dorothy....perfect boy's card!!
Thanks for joining us for the High Hopes Challenge!

Karen x

aaemie said...

Great boys card! Thanks for us at High hopes!

Lynne in NI said...

I agree, that's a hard age group to make cards for, but you've done a great job with this, I'm lovin your green theme! Thanks for playing along with us at High Hopes
Lynne :)

Jessica Theodore said...

Love it! perfect boys card (although I have my 4tr old daughter looking over my shoulder who loves it too lol)
Great colours and lovely take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at feeling sketchy xx

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fabulous card and great take on the glitter or shine challenge. Thanks for playing along with the High Hopes Challenge. We have another fun one this week...greyscale or sepia tones!! We hope you can play along again!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
High Hopes Lead Designer
PS make sure you check out the winner for last week's challenge! :-)