Tuesday, December 31, 2019


This is a 11.5"" x 15.5" canvas piece I did for the Dec Gecko Galz image challenge.
The image of a sweet girl I turned into a fairy godmother.
See her star wand?
I created the canvas using the Finnabair style 
Lots of textures, layering, metals, florals, glass beads, paperclay elements, chipboard and more.
Black with rich metallic gold, and brass
A pop of glittery blue

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dreamers of Dreams

 So, I just made this piece for the Dec Gecko Galz Challenge.
The challenge is called DREAMY
This is my interpretation
I started off with a wooden easel 6" x 8"
Taking a few different shades of blue acrylic paint, I painted it all to resemble a sky. Let dry

Using a pouncer brush, I did a dry brush technique to form clouds.
While they were trying, I decided on my digital focal point. the one I chose is from the DREAMLAND sheet.
I edged the edges in gold wax paste and set aside.
Next, I checked placement for my pic, then took some metallic die cut gears, and glued them to the wood.
My picture was glued over top.
I cut out butterflies from scrapbook paper, folded them in the middle to make their wings stand up, and glued them randomly in the background. I then cut out seagulls + used 3d pop dots.
Lastly, I glued the die cut word Believe to the bottom, then  stamped + embossed the dream verse + glued it to the top.
Then I added a few painted chipboard gears around my pic.

What do you dream?

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Christmas Pyramid Box

This pyramid box is from a template I got free at Stampingtons & Co
I knew I wanted to make it into a Christmas gift box
I used one of the triangles on the box and made a template.
I then picked out a decorative piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash, and cut out 4 triangles.
These were glued to the box.  Punch holes with a 1/2" hole punch through all 4 of the pyramid pieces, near the top.

The square on the top-I first cut it on in chipboard, then in 2 pieces of the scrapbook paper.Glue the paper on both sides.
Set aside.
Using my sizzix, I cut 6 filigree corners from glitter paper.
Glue 4 of them to the bottom center of each side. The other 2 I glued to 2 corners on the lid.
To add some pizzazz, I did a swipe of aged brass wax over the paper on each box side.

Using images from Gecko Galz digital sheets, Christmas Cuties + Christmas Haberdashery, cut 4 images for each side of the box.
Pop dots make them stand up on the box, and show up really well.

Now, depending on what you are going to use the box for, you can either use a 2-sided tape to glue the box sides together, ( after you have folded it), or just fold it up together and put the square piece over the top. I used the sticky tape.
I then added 2 pretty pointsetta 3d stickers to 2 corners of the box square.

Last but not least, cut a twig or a dowel, to fit thru the holes thru the top of the pyramid box as shown in pics.
I used a twig that I painted in copper metallic paint.
Put the twig thru the holes.
I then added a skeleton key charm, a copper tassel, + a glass bead drop, by using a gold twist tie.
You could use this box as a gift box, or by adding some pretty ribbon to the other 2 holes on the point of the pyramid, it could become a tree decoration. I glued Swarovski crystals to the holes.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Twistoon Progressive Challenge-Cranky Old Lady with Sign

Im always up for a Twistoon challenge. 
This month, its a lady with a sign.
I decided to make her into a cranky old broad, bitchin about her turkey stuffing. Hehe
I colored the image with Prismacolor Premier markers.
Doesnt she look stylish in her red shoes?
I used a wood grain
stencil on the sign post to get the wood look.
The message on the sign is hand written in black ink.
I took some dark red decorative scrapbook paper and cut out a rectangle.
Added a frame with more scrapbook paper in a blue/white design
Using pop dots, I added my old lady, that I cut out, inside the frame.
On each corner of the frame, I cut out 4 snowflake circles and glued them in place.
On the back, ( not shown), I put a heavy glittered cardstock.
Punched holes on the top corners, and tied on some red elastic ribbon to make a hanger.
Voila! Cranky old lady ready to insult my next guest in my kitchen! :)

Saturday, December 7, 2019


Even tho I wasnt born till the late 50s, I love me some retro!
These fun Christmas retro digitals from Gecko Galz on etsy, are called Ring a ding ding
I used metallic cardstock for my base card. 
Cut out and glued the images on the card, then cut out thin strips of the metallic cardstock, and used that to make frames for my images.
I found some retro puffy stickers from my local dollar store.
The small stickers fit well around the frames and on the corners.
Wanting to add some 3d effects, I added some embellishments to match the card images.
Using the same retro digital sheet, ( I printed out 2 copies),
I cut apart some of the words to make greetings on each card.
Lastly, I used another strip pf the metallic cardstock to add to the side of each card.
A simple sentiment inside each, and they are ready to mail out.

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