Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Special QKD Welcome to Designer Melia Newman

I am so pleased to be one of the QKD Royal Stamping Maids introducing the QKD stamp Thanksgiving Dragons designed by Melia Newman. As soon as I saw this design, I knew it would be a perfect match for this week's card sketch challenge #23 at Priscillastyles' Midnight Madness site. That's why you see both the QKD and the MM badges at the top of my post.

I loved working with the Dragon stamp! I used several Copics and Prismacolors for highlighting and contrasting. I double stamped the cornucopia and triple stamped the pumpkin, then cut out and layered the extras for lots of dimension. I only glued the dragons from the arms down and put pop dots behind their faces so that they looked more 3-dimensional. Spellbinders' Nestabilities Die Cut Labels and a Cuttlebug embossing folder design provide the frame for my Dragon couple.

I decided to get really creative with the sketch and interpret the 3 panels as Ms. Dragon's feathers. A gal can never have too many feathers to dress up her headband--especially for the upcoming holiday season! Each panel is sporting a different design made with Cuttlebug embossing folders and different loopy trim to mimic feathers.
I have to confess that I felt seven-years-old again, coloring and cutting out the paper doll and her outfits that came in the comics section of the Sunday paper. Because the distressed background pattern paper had a title across the top, I altered the sketch a little by rotating the felt ribbon and putting it across the bottom of the card to anchor everything.

The two stamps that we are releasing today are on sale for 30% off as well as the two alphabet stamps that Queen Kat used on the card for the QKD blog today (if you didn't start there, please click on the purple words to see her fabulous card). This sale will last through Sunday. To get to the sale, please click on the words Queen Kat Designs Store to get in on the sale.

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Here's the complete list for today's special blog hop welcoming Melia. Please take a look at what The QKD Royal Stamping Maids created with her designs. Next up is Lara.

QKD blog
Helene's blog
Lara's blog
Kelly's blog
Alex's blog
Meredith's blog
Penny's blog
Vicki's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store


Queen Kat said...

oh, I love this! It's so fall like. :) Good job.

bemusedart said...

Oh what fun! It is a lovely playful card. Thank you for creating something so fun with my little dragon design.

Alex said...

All of the texture and creativity! Great card!!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

ooooooo!!! i LOVE your interpretation of the feathers!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CREATIVE!! very inspiring!! your coloring is amazing and the trimming out...whoosh...that had to be hard! nice job!!! =)

Kelly Braund said...

Very cool! Love all the textures!

Anita said...

I love how you did this as well and the textures are awesome.

stephanie said...

Love all the texture and the dragons are adorable.

Carol said...

I just love all the fibers that you used on this card for terrific visual effect. The embossing looks lovely as well. What a fun playful card for Thanksgiving. Thanks for playing the MMSC sketch challenge this week. Hope to see your lovely creations again with the next challenge.

MMSC-Guest Designer

Lara said...

Cute, cute cute!! I love all the textures and colors!

linnes said...

Great card, I love what you did with the sketch!

Nancyroo said...

great card!

Lovely Linda said...

Awww - I loved paper dolls! What a gorgeous card, I love all of the texture and bling on 'feather' panels!! Just gorgeous!! your card is so creative - well done!! Thank you for playing along with us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I look forward to seeing what you do next week.
Linda MMSC Guest Designer

Penny said...

great sketch!!! love how you used the stamp!!!

Priscilla said...

Well done..I love all the textures you have going on with this card. that image is just too cute too. Excellent take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. It is always a pleasure checking out your work.
MMSC Hostess

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