Monday, May 3, 2021

Gecko Galz May Challenge-SECRET GARDEN

This month my Designer Challenge for Gecko Galz, was

SECRET GARDEN

This theme makes me think of a wonderful flower garden, with fairies, toadstools, a fairy frog, and lots of butterflies!

I created this Fairy Secret Garden Shrine using

Magical cutouts, moss, a wooden shrine, see thru vellum and a tealight

The back drop of the shrine is a design I printed in vellum from one of the fantasy digital  ATC sheets

I edged the shrine with real twigs




You really need to check out the GG Storybook Garden Craft Kit. Its MAGICAL!!

I also used my own stash of paper flowers + clear backed butterflies

A brick stencil + texture paste created the crumbling brick wall bits on the sides of the shrine


The 2nd project I made is a Journal Cover

SECRET GARDEN


I decorated the cover using images from the Storybook Garden Craft Kit, + the Dream Garden ATC Set

Lots of layers + 3d mount tape to create height + illusion

I then added some paper flowers, ribbon,  and wrought iron gate die cut





 


 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

May Swap-LAVENDER + LACE ATCs



I've picked 2 of my favorite things this month for my new May ATC Swap

LAVENDER & LACE

Gecko Galz has designed 2 beautiful sheets for us to make our ATCs with.

You will be making at least 3 ATCs to trade with a swap partner.

 A post will be made on the GG Facebook page for you to sign up. There you can say where you are from + what country you are willing to mail to. 

On May 8, I will assign you your swap partners!

Easy peasy right!

You MUST use the free sheets, but you can use your own embellishments

To Download, right click + Save








Thursday, April 1, 2021

Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge-April Blooming Beauty

 


Victorian Floral Eggs

Supplies Used


Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry
Acrylic Sparkle Embellishments
Blue Opal Cabs
Vintage Rhinestone Chain
Pink Lace




Planted Beauty 

Supplies 
A Garden Of Sentiments

Leaf Diecuts
Paper Roses
Dowels
Terra Cotta Plant Pot
Dried Moss
Vintage Lace
Ribbon


Floral Frame Journal Cover

Supplies
A Garden of Sentiments

Green Velvet
Colored digital Frame
Paper Flowers
Diecuts




Saturday, March 20, 2021

April Swap-Find Your Inner Goddess

 


FIND YOUR INNER GODDESS

This months SWAP Challenge

Using these gorgeous digital images sponsored by GECKO GALZ

Create at least 3 ATCs to swap with your partner.

I will make a post on the GG Facebook page, and you can add your name there, and what country you are willing to trade with.

You can use any of your own embellishments, but you must use designs from these 2 sheets, which you can save to your computer. ( right click on picture + save)

Have fun + show off your INNER GODDESS!!









Nevermore Blog Challenge-Abandon Hope


 Over on the Nevermore Blog, Leanne has a wicked gothic challenge up!

I created this witch tombstone using her image

An ominous witch overshadowing an old cemetery

She kinda reminded me of the witch from  The Blair Witch Project

When I printed her out, she came out in black + purple as my ink is running out, but I think she looks cool this way

I mounted the image onto a black foam core tombstone shape that I cut by hand

Using tombstone silhouettes, I added them to the bottom using foam tape

A raven done the same way, sits on the witches shoulder

Blackened cheesecloth around the edge of the tombstone.

Another silhouette of a row of tombstones, sits around the bottom

The sign

"Abandon Hope

All ye who enter here"

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Fripperies and Butterflies Steampunk Owl Challenge

 


Up on the FripperiesandButterflies blog

is an awesome Steampunk challenge using this wicked Owl image

http://fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/2021/02/gecko-galz-steampunk-challengenow.html

I created a Steampunk Owl Journal Cover

The background is burgundy suede paper

The main image in the center. I distressed the edges, then added gold ink

Strips of digital papers with a distress leather look design on either side

Chipboard gears + a key, which have been sprayed in gold ink, then I added patina texture paste

On the bottom is a copper set of wings, with a spinning brass propellor


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

March ATC Challenge Shamrock Magic

 


Whos up for a challenge?

This month's theme is SHAMROCK MAGIC

Thanks to Leanne from GECKO GALZ for the lovely digital sheets!!

You will have a month to create 3-4 ATCs using the sheets.  You can add your own embellishments to create your magic

I will make an album on the GG Facebook page for you to share your cards.

There will be 3 prizes given out!

Hope you have fun creating your magical Shamrock ATCS!

(Right click to save to your computer)





Gecko Galz May Challenge-SECRET GARDEN

This month my Designer Challenge for Gecko Galz, was SECRET GARDEN This theme makes me think of a wonderful flower garden, with fairies, toa...