Gecko Kisses

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hey brown cow



Hello everyone,
I made this card using Sketch Saturday's sketch #140. I firstly coloured the TGF cow, one of my favs from this range. I didn't really know what colour scheme I was going to use other than brown and white, but then I found this DP western style from Stampin' Up! and it decided it for itself. The sentiment is also from The Greeting Farm. I am going to also enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp challenge of animal antics. I this is cute cow looks cheeky enough to be invovlved in some antics LOL.

Thank you for looking.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bridesmaid thanks

Hi Everyone,

I am on holidays for three weeks, so it means I can spend more time making detailed cards!!

Today's card is an Easel Card I will have more photos to upload however the thingy that connect the photocard to my printer is nowhere to be seen and I have to wait until hubby comes home to help me. (I'm a real computer genius! LOL). So this is a scanned version for now.

I have followed an old sugar bowl sketch and used my new Whiff of Joy stamp I bought with the 30 Euro I won last year. I am super excited to showcase they gorgeous stamps.
I made this card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge which is Chocolate, teal and Cream. I was also inspired by this bridemaids dress (the blue and chocolate one) and wanted a Bridesmaid thank you card, which will be clearer as more photos arrive.

I coloured her in with copics, added some rhinestones on the hair and on the base of the card. I put glitter on the dress, and around some of the boarders. I have added ribbon in the corner and the sentiment is one I came up with myself and printed it out on the computer.
Here are the other photos:


I will aslo entered this is the wild orchid challenge - sentimental as my second card.
Thank you for looking.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Special Princess Ilyse


Hello everyone,

Today's card is for the Colour Throwdown Challenge. #125
and the Wild orchid Sentimental challenge
I love this combo as it is soft and romantic. I recieved my special delivery of Sweet November Princess - the new range that is over at ATC.
Like everything at Sweet November I fall in love with Amy's designs and have to get them. This special princess is called Ilyse and suited the romantic theme. I used Designer Paper with shabby roses in pink and slight green and coloured her in using copics. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi


Hello everyone,

This familiar chant always echoes around any sporting arena, but particularly on Australia Day which will occur in two weeks time.
Over at Mad for Markers they are celebrating this Event via their challenge. We had a choice of the Australian Flag colours (red white and blue) or our national colours (green and gold).

I have choosen the latter. Using green and yellow as the theme.

I have used te Belles n' Whisltes stamp Bear hug and coloured her in using the copics YG67,YG63,G02,G07,G14, Y08, YG00, E35,E37, E02 and E00.

The designer paper is left over Stampin' Up! DP and the ribbon is wild wasabi.

I have also entered this card for Crazy 4 challenges - thank you, and Lothian Crafts Online - anything goes.

Thank you for lookingAmanda

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vogue Flowers


Hello everyone,

I decided to play along with Colour Q today, as the colours chosen were bright and bubbly.

I didn't have Melon Mambo colour ink pad (as yet :) ) so I created the colour using cameo coral and Pink Passion. Firstly I stamped the flower image in Cameo Coral then lightly stamped the image with Pink Passion then pressed on the white paper, it gave it a smashed look so i was please. I used the Vintage Vogue flowers from SU because they are so light and gorgeous. I used the leaves from Blossom's Abound SU set and stamped them in Kiwi Kiss. I was going to highlight the leaves with Taken with Teal but is changed colour to a different green. I always forget our beautiful Kiwi Kiss is as a colour is like crisp lemon green, that just pops out at you.
I added pearls the centres of the flowers I was going to add glitter but I decided against it. I was going to Distress the edges in tangerine but I think it would've over empowered the lightness of the card so I went with faux stiching.

Thank you so much for looking


Amanda

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Geisha Arigato


Hello Everyone,


I made this card using a sketch by Judy at Quixotic Challenges. I use the TGF Geisha Anya one of my favourites. I coloured her in using copics and used a colour scheme of Gold, Navy, red and brown, with a little bit of green to tie everything together.

I am really happy with the results.


Thank you for looking


Amanda

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mermaid Dreams

Hello Everyone,

Still no more news of my dog, but I am still hopeful. Today's card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #85
I had loads of ideas in mind but I wanted to use a card with shells in it, especially when I saw the buttons on this sketch. Of course the obvious image was one of my gorgeous Sweet November Mermaids so I chose Current Ebtide. The shells I used are from Stampin' Up! retired Stippled Shells set and the boarder shells are from the small wheel shells.
I am also entering this card in the new Tickled Pink Challenges anything goes.



Thank you for looking



Amanda

Thursday, January 6, 2011

purple and green donkey


Hello everyone,

I had some great news the other day. My missing dog Porsha, was spotted at our old house a live and well. We are still searching for her as she ran off, but I'd given up hope of ever seeing her again. I believed she was dead or someone had got her, hoping for the latter.
I can't believe how clever she is to go back to the home she practically grew up in, over several kilometres away from our new house.

I have used the donkey designed by Melissa Jenkins, coloured it in with copics. I used glitter glue to create faux pearls around the sentiment and added faux stiching to highlight the borders.

The sketch is previous Mojo Monday sketch number 164, which I have used upside down.

Wish me luck in finding my dog and pray she is found soon.

Amanda