Thursday, 15 August 2013

Gecko on an embossed wall


Hi, I've made another gecko using my Dreamweaver stencil. This time I used texture paste and fussy cut him when he was dry.

I embossed the brick wall using my Tim Holtz folder and distressed the bricks to highlight them. 
The branch, leaves and flowers are cut from Memory Box dies and I distressed the leaves to show the tiny veins embossed in them.
The leaves were cut from snippets of green so I'm 
going to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

At Cuttlebug Mania, there's an Anything Goes embossing challenge. You just have to use a manual  machine like a Big Shot ( I have a Cuttlebug), and use a diecut or embossing folder in your project.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme is to Make the Cut. Use a diecut in your project.

Materials used: Memory Box Woodland Branch, Tender leaves and Floral Delight dies; Tim Holtz Brick Wall embossing folder; Dreamweaver Gecko stencil; texture paste; versacolor ink to colour the gecko; distress ink; black enamel accent; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

15 comments:

  1. Another fabulous lizard card - hugs Mxx

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  2. Cathy that's fabulous! I love the texture of it, fantastic use of snippets too hugs Karen

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  3. How fab is this chap?! He looks great against the embossed wall!

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  4. This is terrific Cathy! I love geckos but don't like it when they run away and leave their tails dancing round behind them :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. How perfect is your gecko against that brick wall! I'm seeing that we have a similar taste in our supplies. We love those MB dies! I'm enjoying your gesso journey, and you're really giving me some fab inspiration. (well in my thoughts anyway! Now if I can get my behind in gear...maybe some actual projects!!! LOL). TFS & Hugs

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  6. Forgot to say Thanks for your encouragement on the last w/color effort. My experiment didn't go nearly so well as did yours here & in the tag cards. But it's fun learning, and I don't mind sharing my warts. Glad if you liked Darlene's video. She does some very good ones & explains so well. Hugs

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  7. oh Cathy I love this - what a wonderful card xx

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  8. This is soooo fantastic. I am not a big fan of geckos but I do like this one because he is not real. The embossed wall looks awesome and so does the branch with leaves. SUPER.

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  9. That's a fine looking gecko, Cathy! I'll have to look into that texture paste! There's so many new products lately that I can't keep up. Love the brick wall and the vine climbing up the wall!

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  10. Love the embossed wall, adds wonderful texture and dimension and te vine is a lovely touch. Great gecko too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  11. Wow, this looks so effective. The gecko on the brick background is brilliant. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

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  12. I love all the texture on the card. It's awesome!

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  13. Great looking gecko wall, Cathy, and great use of your snippets! I think we need ANOTHER new pet over at the Playground ...?!

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  14. Fantastic card - so well designed. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  15. Thanks for your comment on my card for LIM! Just "walking" trough your makes and enjoying it! This card is a super beautiful card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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