Sunday 2 March 2014

Happy 18th!

It's my niece's 18th birthday in a couple of days, so I'd better get this card posted tomorrow!
 I took ages to get started as I couldn't decide what to do! I hope she likes geckos.
I know she doesn't see my blog so it will still be a surprise.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge the theme is to use paste.
I had another go at making some of these geckos a few days ago using a Dreamweaver stencil and textured paste. I fussy cut them and coloured using distress ink and some pigment inks. Last visit my sister gave me some really long, biggish cue tips. Not sure what they're for but I used them to dab the ink on, I like the splotchy effect. 
Edited to add: The brick wall is an embossing folder and I've distressed it with about 3 inks.

I used snippets galore on this card for the numbers and grass. The banners were stamped on a scrap that I distressed in yellows, and the flowers were diecut from a scrap of that. I'm linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Pixies Crafty Workshop

I finally remembered the button :)

At Seize the birthday it's an anything goes birthday project.

Materials used: Dreamweaver stencil; brick embossing folder; distress inks; pigment inks: Maya Road banner stamp; Memory Box number, flower & grass dies; tiny sentiment stickers  from stash.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week,
Cathy x


fairy thoughts said...

Hi just poppi g by from di snippets playground.
my DD would love your card she has a gecko called tango i have .ade quite afew items featuring tbem over the years

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love your gecko on the wall card! It's fun and different. You rocked the paste to make that bricked wall. This is a very fun card and your niece will be quite pleased with it. I came over from Pixie's Crafty Playground to wish you a crafty day!

Cathy said...

thanks Judy, the gecko is made from texture paste. I've edited my post to clarify as the brick wall is an embossing folder. I do have a brick stencil that I've used with the gecko in the past :) Cathy x

Susanne Vargas said...

Love how the gecko climbs up that brick wall! Cool that it was made with texture paste and cut out!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely texture! The brick wall has such lovely depth and the paste gecko is clever with the texture and color! Thanks for joining in our paste fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Di said...

Wonderful Cathy! LOVE the little paste gecko on that beautiful embossed brick wall. I only hope the girls in the Playground don't want to start off a colony :)

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Love the embossed wall! Perfect home for your little gecko!

roffeycreations said...

I am sure she will love it Mxx

Bonnie said...

What a great brick wall and that gecko looks almost real!

mamapez5 said...

I love this card. Living in the land of geckos, I have to say, it looks very realistic. The brick wall is very convincing too. Kate x

Jodene said...

Love the little gecko climbing up the bricks, very cute card! Thanks for joining us for the Seize The Birthday Challenge :)

Hettie said...

I love this. So fun! I like Gekkos too since I got friendly with a few in Vietnam!

Sarn said...

I really love this card Cathy. You made that brick wall look so effective with your inks.

Hugs, Sarn xxx