"Bilbo, you fool!"

Good day my crafty friends!
I'm back with a new challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week our challenge is Bling it On!  Blind us with all that glam!

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week-Sherrod Studio and Lily Patch Stamps!  Both owned by our very own Kim Sherrod!  She provided a few images for the design team to use on their projects this week, and when I saw this image, I knew I had to use it...I just wasn't sure what for :)

Until my hubby saw it, God bless him!  Being the "nerd" that he is, his first thought was of course, video games :)  But it helped, and his continued stream of nerdy suggestions brought me to a pretty darn good card!
Now, it's not typically my theme of card.  He has been trying and trying to get me to do game and movie themed cards, but I just can't seem to channel my inner nerd enough to go that route.  Maybe some day :)

The suggestion he had with this image was Smaug from The Hobbit and talking about treasure or wisdom or something....it all sounded great, but the picture wasn't forming in my head.  I searched and searched for something that would grab on..and then I found some quotes from the movie.
More specifically this quote, "Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!"  Not sure why, but that stuck.

So I set to work putting together my card that would look a little rustic and manly (which is really hard with my mass collection of pink papers).  I attempted to color up the dragon to resemble Smaug and I think I did alright.  Not familiar with how to color dragons, so I may need more practice :)

I didn't have enough gold bling to add to my card, so instead I mimicked bling by using some 3D gold paint around the image frame and on his spots (since Smaug has gold pieces embedded in him).

Overall the card came together quickly.  It was actually figuring out what I wanted to do that took forever :)

I hope you will join us this week!  Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams cards!


  1. Hi Emily, I really like your dragon card and the process behind it! It tells a story in a great way, love the colors too.

  2. How clever - love the quote!! Beautiful dragon and a great layout!! Love it

  3. Love how we can use the same image and come out with such different results in our cards.
    Your coloring is so great!! :-)


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