Tuesday 22 September 2020

Red Dragon

 Years ago I read a book called 'Red Dragon'.  It was the first outing of Hannibal Lecter as a character and, brilliant as it was, I couldn't face reading 'Silence of the Lambs' after.  Anyway, there is none of that  scary stuff here.  Just this week's challenge at Cardz4guyz. As it happens I chose this challenge.  I would love to see either 'Dragons or Dinosaurs' on your projects please.  Definitely a Guy challenge this one.  

I chose a very old - and very favourite - wood mounted stamp with a beautiful dragon on it.  In fact, it was on one of the first cards I made when I joined the Guyz Design Team.  This time I heat embossed it with a powder called 'Chinese Red'.  No idea who makes it but it has tiny hints of gold in it.  I then blended the background with antique linen distress ink and around the edge with fired brick.  I was going to just leave it as it was - a panel in the middle of a slimline card.  It looked a bit unfinished so I fussy cut it out and mounted it on a panel.  I covered my card blank with another piece of backing paper and I am much happier with the result.

What do you think? 

Ok, now it's time to see your dragons or dinosaurs please. If you don't I won't have anything to comment on.  

Thanks for reading

Love Dawn x


  1. a fabulous card Dawn, loved the film, we were in America when it came out and our son age 6 then was allowed in to see it, he loved it, your card would be perfect for him

  2. A super card Dawn, your red dragon is fabulous - I didn't read the books but I enjoyed the films.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. I like how your dragon came out on the card. I don't think I own a single dragon or dinosaur stamp.

  4. What a gorgeous card Dawn, I love that dragon and the fabulous slimline design, awesome fussy cutting!
    Tammy x

  5. Hi Dawn! I love this dragon image! It looks great on this slimline card design and the background pattern paper is the perfect choice! This looks like a Chinese ink drawing!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  6. How eye-catchingly and ornately beautiful.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life