Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Stick Around

I do like the challenges over at Casology where they supply a cue card with a word, it's such a simple idea and the entries are always very varied and amazing.  This week the word is 'ZOO' I racked my brains as I don't have any wild animal stamps or papers and then I remembered this little chap -you do find geckos and other lizards in zoos, right?
I only used two colours, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party. I stamped the image and then masked it while I stamped the frame, by pressing the ink pad onto the card. I love the textured finish this very simple technique gives you. I matted it onto more pool Party cardstock and added a sentiment which I produced on the computer. Finally I added some green 'Stickles' to make his eyes shine. I am sure I have seen these beautiful creatures in the zoo, although they are not quite as stand out as the lions, tigers and the elephants they are very iconic I think.

11 comments:

  1. JUst GORgeous! What FABulous colours and I LOve your image. Yep! I've seen them in Zoo's lol..When our Grandson goes on his hols..We take care of his snake....I wish that went in the Zoo too....
    Chrissyxx

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  2. What a great idea to use the ink pad to make the background! These are fabulous, cool colours and I love his sparkly eyes! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  3. What a great idea for a frame - to use the ink pad. The colours look great together, & I love that gecko. Jenny

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  4. Now that's one fabulous lizard! Love the colors you chose and the way you used your ink pad...so creative! Thanks for sharing! So happy to see you at CASology this week! :)

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  5. Fantastic background, so clever. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  6. Love your gecko image and the colours you have used, love his sparkly eyes too - Jacqueline xx

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  7. what a cool card, louise! love how you used the ink pad to create your background! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  8. Great use of the prompt - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my giveaway!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-40-and-giveaway.html

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  9. How cute, I like how you create the frame using the imk pad. I'm going to have to try that one day. We just got a gecko for my son a few weeks ago and he loves it! My little girl loves to watch the gecko climb around in his cage and eat when we feed him. It's a cute pet.

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  10. I love lizards and geckos - I actually have one tattooed on my ankle! The background you created is awesome - must try that sometime... Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  11. Another great inky background Louise and I love the shape that cute gecko makes. Vicky x

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Louise xx