Firstly, can I just say I make a MESS when I’m crafting – I refuse to believe everyone else can do this stuff without getting ink/paint/glue all over their fingers and desk! I think even in a hazmat suit I’d struggle not to get ink on me. I also just had a ten minute fight with sequins; static + sequins is not a good combination…
So..! The new theme for The Male Room challenge is ‘nature’. I’ve got a leaf stencil which I’ve not used on a card yet so thought I’d dig this out.I bought the green texture paste the other day and hadn’t used it yet so thought this was as good a time as any to get this on my hands.
I decided I didn’t want to much else on the card since the background is so busy so stamped, coloured and die-cut some pineapples and a cute little chameleon.
Once the texture paste had dried, I decided I didn’t want so much white in the background: I thought maybe I’d colour it blue like a sky but ended up picking green I hadn’t used watercolour card but it was a heavyweight cardstock so I used a green watercolour marker and lightly coloured the background. I wasn’t too bothered about it being neat since the green is really subtle.
I trimmed the background down and stuck it onto a yellow card. I die-cut the sentiment and stuck this on along with the pineapples and chameleon.
Finally I stuck on a few yellow and green sequins and began the battle of putting the rest back in their tub!
- Newton’s Nook Tropical Leaves stencil
- Aladine Izink 3D Texture Paste in Cactus
- Pineapples and Chameleon stamps/dies from eBay
- Happy Birthday Sentiment die from eBay
- Promarkers Pear Green, Lime Green, Apple, Lush Green, Yellow, Ginger & Apricot
- Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Marker in Moss
- Neat & Tangled Lemon Lime sequin mix