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Easter: Chocolate dragon

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I’m not really doing Easter cards this year, but I had to make one for my mum. I like colouring bunnies, but it is nice to do something a bit different — a little unexpected — so I had a think and came up with a non-traditional chocolate dragon in an Easter egg.

I had the idea, but I didn’t have an egg. I had a couple of goes at drawing one freehand but the less said about that the better. More success was had creating one on the computer, printing it out, drawing the crack line,  and tracing it as two parts using my light box.

I also traced the bottom piece onto masking paper and masked off the lower part of the dragon to make him sit neatly inside the egg. I chose chocolate and cream colours for the dragon, purple and pink for the egg, and some bright spring greens for the grass. Once I’d finished the colouring, I stamped the sentiment in grey. It still needed a little something else, so I added a generous helping of Wink of Stella and some small hearts stamped in my newly acquired Distress oxide ink (some experiments with that will follow).

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  • stamps:
    My Favorite Things – magical dragons
    Lawn Fawn – joy to the woods (hearts)
    Clearly Besotted – fresh flowers (sentiment)
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • inks:
    Distress oxide – wilted violet
    Ranger – archival – watering can
  • Copic markers:
    dragon (brown) – E11, E13, E15, E17
    dragon (cream) – E50, E51, E53
    egg (purple) – V000, V12, V15, V17
    egg (pink) – RV52, RV63, RV55
    egg (gold) – Y18, Y38, YR16
    grass – G24, YG03, YG25
    shadow – G94
    sky – BG000, B0000
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – pearly shimmer
    Paperchase – spectrascope

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