Sunday, 19 May 2019

Dinosaur birthday!

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
I'm procrastinating again lol! Oh well, I'll do the ironing after dinner.

I made a few backgrounds with oxide inks and photo paper, swiping them with a baby wipe to bring out the colours. Now some of the backgrounds I loved, and some...I didn't lol!
But I'm not one to waste anything, so from a murky green piece I diecut this dinosaur.

For the background I was going for a rocky toned prehistoric look!
I put tea dye and pumice stone oxide inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed onto cardstock.

The birthday diecut was embossed with black sparkle embossing powder.

Here's a closer look.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

My elements are the baby wipe technique, stamping, watercolouring by smooshing, diecutting and wet embossing.

The Male Room, anything goes option.

Tim Holtz prehistoric die; Simon Says stamp Happy Birthday die; Spellbinders circle die; distress oxide inks; photo paper; versamark ink; black sparkle embossing powder; happy sticker; Lawn Fawn reveal wheel sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Mac Mable said...

The rock oxide background looks great for that fabulous die cut dinosaur and good on you to use up everything and not waste it. Gorgeous masculine/boy card and such fun. Fabulous technique and thank you adding your card to The CAS Mix Up challenge Cathy x Enjoy the ironing!!! x

Karen Brown said...

I love your distress oxide dinosaur! Very fun masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Cat Craig said...

Great use of the techniques. That dino has great color and texture.

Liz said...

Super card, Cathy. Great use of your oxide backgrounds, the dinosaur is fabulous! xx

Bonnie said...

The "murky" piece was perfect for this awesome dinosaur, Cathy! I love how prehistoric the background looks! A perfect match! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Papercraft Boutique said...

An awesome dinosaur card, Cathy! You made a perfect use of the baby wipe technique and created this wonderful dinosaur. The murky green background is perfect for him and the shiny heat-embossed, die-cut sentiment pops. I love the variety of the texture!
Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

Your dinosaur card is perfect grandson would definitely LOVE it!! And how cool that the murky green oops worked fabulously for your dinosaur, and I'm loving your smooshed prehistoric background too! Wonderful, wonderful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

That's why I hoard paper! This is the perfect dinosaur and the coloring is perfect. Aren't you glad you saved it! You got great dimension with him. He looks like he can chase after someone right this very minute. Beautiful shiny sentiment.

Created by Kath said...

You put your papers to good use, i love the dinosaur. Thanks for joining us art Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Cathy, I must say that the murky green piece makes an amazing dinosaur. How serendipitous is that! I love the combinations you've used in creating your rocky look prehistoric style background. And to have him walk across the top of that gorgeous die-cut sentiment--perfect. Love it!

Susan said...

Fabulous card for a dinosaur-crazy child! Great use of the oxide inks for both the background and the dinosaur. Thanks so much for making a card for CAS Watercolour!

Jo said...

An incredible Dinosaure with all that texture, perfect for this little guy. The background is just right. So much richness is this whole card, beautiful! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

too the look!
:) Karen

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

BRILLIANT, love your background and the dinosaur, especially him balancing on the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us in our Anything Goes/ Origami challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT
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Lise Mariann said...

Oh wow! I adore this card! The texture in the dino's skin is perfect against that rocky background! I really, really love this. Thank you for playing with us at The Male Room Challenge.

-Lise Mariann, DT at The Male Room-

Rahmat said...

Fantastic card, love the focal image, thanks for joining us at Uniko