Tuesday, August 12, 2014

dino-sized birthday wishes


today i'm sharing a card that's on the newton's nook blog today! :) 

they're having a flashback sale on the prehistoric pals set all August long! it's an AWESOME deal! 
so in honor of that deal, i made a super FUN dino card!

who doesn't love neon dinosaurs, right?
i know i do!

i colored the little steggy with distress markers (seedless preserves* and peacock feathers) and i just LOVE how bright he is! eek! the rocks were watercolored with the pumice stone distress marker. a few of the rocks and half of steggy himself, are popped up for some dimension against that awesome vellum grass!

and it just so happens that i had some purple and grey washi that matched steggy PERFECTLY!! so i had to use it!
oh, and the sentiment is from the stamp set too! i just stamped it selectively and added the 'birthday' with some tiny alpha stickers!  LOVE it!

the backgroud was just two shades of yellow distress paint (squeezed lemondae and mustard seed) which i mixed on my craft mat with water and then squished the base of the card onto! love that pop of yellow!

so that's my card! now head to the newton's nook shop and pick up that bad boy for only $10.99!!

*oh, and a little disclaimer...this card contains a color that i RARELY use: purple. for some reason, you may know, it's my crafty kryptonite. i always get stumped when working with purples...it never matches anything, especially not another purple! and it's just...ick. but i really LOVE it here! the combo with the teal and the neon quality...i'm telling you, it has me reconsidering purple...in limited doses only! and only neon! lol!

do you have a color you can't stand working with? i would LOVE to hear all about it!


thank you SO much for taking the time to comment! just like that, you made my day! :D