Tuesday, March 1, 2011

PDCC #70 - Yummy colours

When I saw this Play Date Cafe Challenge (#70), I knew exactly which stamp to use and what to colour it in with.

I've had the Stamp-It gecko stamp for ages. It's spots inspired all the dots, circles and spots used on the card. I also wanted to use my Twinkling H2Os which have been lying in wait for far too long.

Actually, I coloured it in with Tim Holtz distressing inks sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist, but wasn't happy so went back to the original plan. I think the Twinkling H2Os are just perfect in intensity and shimmer. I still used the distressing inks for the foreground frame, background AND, AND, AND the ribbon. I used the entire 'dyed' length as the colours are just soooo fun - unfortunately, organza is too thin to really show off the colours. Ahh well.

Here's the card.


I have to admit, cutting around the gecko was rather tricky. I'm not really good at cutting out so I tend to avoid it. But then, I wanted to make the gecko pop, literally out of the window, so cut I did.

Inks: TH Broken Sky, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Versafine Black

H2Os: Mediterranean blue, Lemongrass, Dreamsicle (orange)

Background stamp from Stampin Up (retired). Embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I also put some Glossy Accents on the eyes.

Not the best photo but it does show the shimmer a bit better. Look at those doleful eyes. If only geckos are this cute in real life. :-)

5 comments:

  1. how cute is that gecko Malyn! I love that you went to the extra trouble of cutting him out - makes him so much more life like! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  2. What an uber cute card, Malyn! Fabulous embossing and distressing! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

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  3. How cute!! I love all the texture and the fun play on colors! the gecko is adorable!! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. Adorable card! Like how you have kept your design to circles, really good idea. Very cute gecko :-)

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  5. OHHH! I love how you used the ink for the embosing--and that super cute gecko is soooo FUN! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

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