Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Gecko Galz Gold and Cream Colour Challenge

Admittedly I rarely work in gold. Its just so flashy and I tend to lean...bend...hang right over on the muted vintage coloured side of things. It is always fun though to pick up a challenge and run with it. You would have laughed if you had seen my husband's face when he came home from work and saw the gold foil card on my bench. I think he wondered if I was having a midlife crisis. Truly, that's how predictable my colour palette is.


Materials:


  • The card is 5x7 and I used a card base from core'dinations.
  • Colonial White Cardstock from Close To My Heart
  • Gold glitter mac tack from the dollar store
  • Berry Sprig from the dollar store
  • Cream Coloured Lace from Do Crafts Madame Payrauds collection
  • Focal Image Gecko Galz Angelica Stamp A06
  • Green leaves from ebay



  1. First I coloured the image using a combination of coloured pencils and spectrum noir markers. I like the contrast that you can create with the shiny gold pencil crayon and the deep blue inks. 
  2. Once the image was coloured I set it aside for a moment and took the gold foil and attached it to a 51/4x 31/4 piece of cardstock. Trim the focal image to 5x3 and adhere it to the foiled cardstock.
  3. Next I cut a 5x7 piece of cardstock and covered it with foil. You could put it directly on the card base if you are brave. I am not, so I used the extra cardstock.  Cut another 6x4 piece of cardstock and and mount it to the gold foiled piece. Attach these to your card base.
  4. Cut a 5 inch piece of lace and layer it on the left hand side of the card.
  5. Using foam squares attach the mounted focal image to the card base.
  6. Arrange your berries and leaves in the bottom left corner and you are done. 

See how crafty you are.