Friday, October 21, 2011

Meet Geoffry Giraffe

No idea where the name came from.......he just looks like a Geoffry! (just got a note on the FBD blog page that this is the name of the Toys R Us giraffe.  My kids are in their 20's, completely forgot about Toys R Us years ago! LOL)
This is another new fold for me also. ( Sorry, can't remember where I got it from but will edit this when I find it! )
Isn't he just too adorable.  Wanted something using the colors from the Fresh Brewed Designs color challenge "Black, Orange and Purple" but didn't want to do any more halloween.  So..Geoffry is what I came up with.  Nothing like a 'different' color scheme to stir up an image!
The little 'doors' are dry embossed with a CB embossing folder and the band is just purple card stock cut out with a MS punch.  The buttons and twine are from my stash.
Open the little doors and.......
There is Geoffry in all his glory.  Love his purple spots! 
The border punch is Fiskars, the flourish is a Marianne's die and the image is mounted on a Spellbinder's die.  The flowers are from a prize package and the centers are glittered brads from my stash.  The scarf and hat are colored and then sparkley fluff was added on top.
Lift up the flap that Geoffry is on and you have a nice place to write on the card and another Spellbinder's die cut with the sentiment on it.  There is another flourish under the sentiment, can't see it in this idea......hmmm......
Sentiment is perfect for a giraffe with purple spots and wearing a hat and scarf.
Oh, and lets not forget the pretty orange leg warmers!  How 70's are they!  LOL

Image and sentiment are both from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs
Coloring is with copic markers.
Sponging is done with memento inks.

: )  Gale

This card may be entered into the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Black, Orange and Purple  (DT card)
Charisma Cardz:  Embossing-heat or dry (I used both)
Forever Friends:  Anything goes, must use an animal
Papertake Weekly:  Spooky Hues-use halloween colors
Sweet Stamps Blog:  Lots of layers
Tuesday Throwdown:  Shaped cards
Top Tip Tuesday:  Layer it up
KB Cute Monday:  Anything goes


Monique Barr said...

2 cute, love it

Bubbles said...

oh wow this is so cute, great colours and loving the fold! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

joanne x

Anonymous said...

What a clever design!! So many fancy folds!! Great colors and design! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Smiles, *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Vee said...

What a fab embossed card. Love the bright colours.. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Gale :-) Geoffrey is very cute and the design and colours are fab ,, the sentiment is just perfect too ,, LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sheryl said...

Hi Gale! I just LOVE THIS CARD! It's OUTSTANDING! I especially love how you took a Christmas image and made it work for Fall! The purple and orange are so fun!
I hope that you enjoy your weekend!
Warm Hugs,

NGCARDS said...

A great card, thanks for joining in with our embossing theme over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Benzi said...

Geoffrey is just too those doors. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Heather said...

OK, so Gale, this is AMAZZZZINNGG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD! My jaw hit the floor the first time I saw it and I have not been able to get it off the ground since! BEAUTIFUL. LOVE the colors, the AMAZING fold, the flourishes, the textures. It really is a gorgeous creation. you should be so proud of this card! truly truly amazing!

xxxtglxxx said...

Really cute card Gayle :) Love the unique shape and folds :)

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,