The winner will receive this wonderful Nautical Dreams mini scrapbook kit.
There will also be badges awarded to the Top 5 Designs chosen by the Design team.
My entry for the Gothic Challenge this month over on the
The Woman in Sorrow image I made into a tag.
The image reminded me of love + loss.
Over on the fripperiesandbutterflies.blogspot.com/
is a wicked Steampunk Mermaids challenge!
This is my entry. Using the design given, I made this large tag.
Distressed the edges, then layered it on gold mesh ribbon + a steampunk mermaid paper background. I distressed the edges of that paper using Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.
A ripped + distressed edge piece of marbled paper on the top.
On the top of the tag is patina brass clock hands
The bottom of the tag features a ships wheel with a vintage brass cog. A spinner in the center.
I also added some copper toned die cut coral
My trio of Steampunk Mermaids!
LOVE AT THE HELM
I created this ship wheel photo frame using a wood frame + a beautiful image from this GG sheet
I 3d her using foam tape
I used my distress oxide sprays on the frame, then added texture pastes in patina shades
A cluster of blue cheesecloth, vintage papers, a shell, starfish, flower + a verse snippet on the bottom corner
A paper flower + brass rope anchor finish off the piece
As soon as I saw this gorgeous image on the GG sheet
I knew she would be part of my next project. I cut the image and made her bigger to make this 8" x 10" reverse canvas.
Cheesecloth, mod podge, pearl sprays + my imagination
The picture in the center that I added touches of vintage rhinestone chain, druzy, horn shells, pearls more
She is whispering to the seahorse....underwater magic I'm sure
The edges of the canvas are adorned in large shells I painted + sprayed, glass beads, pearls, a trident + rose compass and a large vintage rhinestone pretty
LOST LOVES ATC Cards
Atcs about lost love as the men sail out to sea
The ladies images are from Mystic Fantasy Collage Set
The ships are from Sail Away
The background paper is Wonderful Watercolors ATC Set
I added nautical wood accents + sticker verses
The cards have been mounted on white corrugated paper
On the backs, are the new GG ATC Backs. I used this set
I think they really just finish off the cards!
Now I'm off to dream about the Sea!
YEEHAW! I found my inner cowgirl with this months Gecko Galz challenge
My 1st project is this boot kicking Old West Saloon.
I had my bff build the saloon out of wood.
Painted it in old wood colors, then added wood grain digital paper
Yep, those saloon doors actually swing open + close!
A cow skull on the top of the building, as well as a wood wagon wheel, adds to the theme.
I also built a small bench to sit on the boardwalk.
An old cowboy sittin here, wondering where all the cowgirls came from!
Gecko Galz has these wicked awesome retro cowgirl images!
I cut some out and adhered them to the saloon rails. Others I glued them to a base so they would stand up, + also added a WANTED poster.
Got the boot shape from Pinterest. Cut it out on white cardstock.
Used some plaid paper from my stash for the main boot, + brown textured paper for the boot heel, sole + leather strap.
Did stitching with a white paint pen
I love the image of the hard working cowgirl in the center. I glued her to another "stitched leather" adornment.
On the top of the boot strap is a red brad.
I also edged the entire card in Vintage Photo ink.
WELL BEHAVED COWGIRLS RARELY MAKE HISTORY TAG
A fun cowgirl tag, using this kick ass tag from Gecko Galz. Its from their Ride em Cowgirl digital craft kit
The southwestern blank tag with a cutout cowgirl image that has been 3d to the tag.
In the corner I made a leather look corner pocket using a cut up brown paper bag that I first colored with vintage photo oxide ink, then crumpled it up, smoothed it out, then rubbed black dye ink over the crumples. Makes it look like worn leather.
A western ticket over top.
I made a rope lasso. Its hanging from the word tag. There is also a gun charm on the top.
Finished it off with a blue brad on the southwest tag.
This month I have decided to switch things up abit.
There will be a SWAP + a CHALLENGE
Is that fun or what!!
You can do one or the other, or BOTH!
But, if you decide to do both, your challenge ATCs must be different from your swap ones.
Info for swapping will be on the GG Facebook page!
I will pick your swap partners + you will have 10 days to make your cards + get them mailed.
1 winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate generously donated from GECKO GALZ!!
So, here are your FREE Sheets
As always, you must use images from both sheets, but you can use embellishments from your own stash.
Have fun ladies!
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