Sunday 1 September 2019


I've been away quite a lot and also had visitors to stay so the craft room had to resort back to a guest room for a while. Finally it's been lovely to spend some time getting inky fingers again!

The gecko was stencilled first, then masked off and the leaves stencilled afterwards. With hindsight I think I would do things a little differently (not centre the gecko so it appears static for a start) so you may see another of these sometime in the future. I also used a lot of different materials in a bit of trial and error approach. More selective next time I think!

I'd really welcome your feedback and constructive comments. As they say practise makes perfect!

Materials used:
Inkylicious: gecko
GiogioCraft: jungle fever, gerbera daisy
Distress Oxide ink
Inktense ink
Stabilo All pencil
paint pens
gel pens


  1. I simply adore this little card, Claire... Nothing to change in my opinion!!
    Sorry, absolutely no time to visit you before, I'm in the rush :(
    Big hugs,
    Coco xx

  2. If you want to be picky… yes a bit lower down and right might be nice and you may want to give the gecko a different colour so there is more contrast with the leaves. But like this is nice too, Claire, the shading between the leaves is really good. x

    1. I know what you mean I wanted him to be camouflaged but he loses some of the impact. Will have to have a go with a different colour scheme.xx

  3. OOOH I love it!! Gorgeous design and great twist of the stencil. Well, now just put it on instagram and I will share it...DEAL?? ;-)

  4. Hi Claire, this is adorable such a great design. The Gecko may be central but I think it's length leads the eye in both directions and the curl of the tail also has the effect of directing you to other sections of the design so I quite like it. I also like the way it partly disappears into the background and the yellow patterns force you to look again, it's quite clever. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

    1. Thank you that was what I was aiming for but not sure it worked. Have a lovely weekend xx


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