For my second craft screen (yes I am a glutton for punishment) I was given the theme of dragons - European not Chinese). Yikes and double yikes! Not my area at all. I thought about drawing some, even went over some tutorials on tinterweb but nothing could stop my hand drawn dragons looking like mutant my little ponies (or worse).
So, I had a change of tack and decided to go for more older, even medieval dragons. That got me thinking about the old maps where cartographers used to put "here, there be dragons" - except they didn't. Well, only on one but somehow the idea has taken hold. So, I found this lovely old map with lots of drawings of dragons and other monsters to put on one side of the screen with some dangly dragon charms. I also found an old black and white engraving which I hand coloured with distress inks and water brushes (and I am still amazed at how long that took) and put on the other side. I stamped and embossed the backgrounds with the same stamp but different colours.
And just for fun, and because I liked the image, I did a stained glass window effect screen. The blue dragon stained glass photo was printed onto acetate (some reversed) and put into gothic arches cut using a free gothic arch SVG from Monica's Creative Room. It doesn't look all that great in the photos, which were a rush job as I needed to get it sent quickly, but looks good with light behind it.
Whilst I was worried at the start I really did enjoy making these so many thanks to Frances for the inspiration and I hope she enjoys them.