Saturday, 15 June 2019

Gecko Galz: Summertime Picnic


Hello!

If you love vintage and retro images, then you should check out the Gecko Galz blog. Every other day there is a new post with a free image. The images are usually related to the monthly challenge theme.
I love the summertime images that are the freebies this month. 

The one I added to this card reminds me of my very early childhood, except that I have a sister and not a brother :) I vaguely remember the first car we had - shiny red with running boards! We very often would take picnics with us when we went out for the day, I suppose it was less expensive than eating out. 
Anyhow, here is my card:


I teamed the free image with one of the papers from the Gyspsy Market paper pack. I distressed the edges of the paper and the photo with scissors and inked them with Vintage Photo. I added some twine trim across the bottom portion of the paper so that the image would lie on top. The sentiment is from the Charming Words collage sheet and is popped on foam pads. I added some natural hessian flowers and a twine bow as embellishments and matted the background onto kraft card which was also distressed. 


I made this into a tent card, but then I thought that the image and sentiment would be good as a holiday journal, so here it is placed on a chipboard panel:


Gypsy Market Paper                                   Charming Words
 

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Good Old Summertimer Challenge where the Winner will get 
$25 shopping spree 
at the Gecko Galz shop.



The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product 
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the weekly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize
Why not come and join us!


I'll be back on the 22nd with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:

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Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft AG 28/06
A Bit More Time To Craft #94 AG 29/06
Love to Scrap #122 No Rulz 30/06
Mix It Up #26 AG 30/06
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper AG 30/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06
The Happy Craft Challenge #13 AG 31/06
DL Art AG 31/06

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Fish and Heart ATCoins


Hello!

I have another Lemon, Lime and Black project to share featuring Lost Coast Designs stamps.

This time I made a pair of Artist Trading Coins using the Fish and Heart Stamp Set. I love the zentangle doodles!


The background of the ATCoins was made with Brusho pigments. I mixed them with water in a palette and used a paintbrush to splatter the colour onto card. Each colour was dried before the next was applied to build up layers of colour. The ATCoins measure 2.5 inches diameter and were cut with a circle cutter - I have a few circle die sets, but none of them are the correct size! The edges of the coin were inked with Jet Black ink. 
I stamped the fish and hearts on more Brusho painted card, heat embossing the black ink with clear powder. I fussy cut around the images and ran around the cut edges with a black marker pen. The images were glued onto the coins and when dry, I added some shadows with a watercolour pen - a little too heavily on the Heart coin! The fish coin also has some waves heat embossed directly onto the card. The sentiments are Small Talk stickers by Tim Holtz. Finally some pewter metallic sticker gems finish off the coins.





Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lost Coast Designs (on Facebook) 14/06
Double Trouble #30 Stencilling/Embossing 17/06
heat embossed stamp
Dream Valley #204 Summer Colours 22/06
Crafty Creations #392 AG 25/06
Creativ Fusion #12 AG 27/06
Stinkin Inkers Colourful World 28/06
Stamping Sensations True Colours 02/07



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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Cat and Bird


Hello!

I'm delighted to have found some time to make a card for the Lost Coast Portal challenge. 
I've had a few Lost Coast Designs stamps for a while and thought it was time to use them. I decided to have a play with the Cat and Bird stamp.
The theme is Lemon, Lime and Black and here is the card I made:


The stamp was heat embossed with fine black powder and a mask made to place over the stamped image while I made the background.  I used Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron and Fossilised Amber - applying them to a craft mat, spritzing with water and smooshing the card through the colour. I dried each layer before adding the next until I was happy with it's appearance. While the mask was still in place I added some splatters of watered down black acrylic paint. The edges of the background were inked with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and some text was stamped on either side.
I matted the background on to yellow, green and black card and popped it onto a 7 x 7 inch card base. 



Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lost Coast Designs (on Facebook) 14/06
Double Trouble #30 Stencilling/Embossing 17/06
heat embossed stamp
Dream Valley #204 Summer Colours 22/06
2 Crafty Critter Crazies. #27 26/06
Creativ Fusion #12 AG 27/06
Sttinkin Inkers Colourful World 28/06
SUYP #43 31/06
Stamping Sensations True Colours 02/07



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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Vera Lane Studio: You say Goodbye And I Say Hello


Hello!


This month Janet at Vera Lane Studio is hosting the ATC swap and she's chosen the theme of The Beatles. I've really enjoyed making my ATCs inspired by the lyrics in some of The Beatles' songs!

Here is my third Beatles' Lyrics ATC.
(You can see the first one here and the second one here.)


This time I used the images from Back to Back. I coloured them with Copic markers and added some white highlights. I fussy cut them and glued them directly onto the background using the black and white zetti-like stems from Stems and Circles to ground the girl.
The background is smooth card smooshed in Brushos to which I added some texture with stamping and some stars and dots with a stencil and modelling paste. White splatters were also added with watered down acrylic paint. The edges of the ATC were edged with Jet Black Archival Ink. 
I printed the lyrics and cut them into sections, inked the edges and added them to the card. 
To finish I added some Diamond Stickles to the background and a fine line border.

Back to Back             Stems and Circles
    

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #107 AG 13/06
Creative Knockouts #301 AG 13/06
Creatalicious #164 AG/Blue 14/06
Crafters Cafe #220 Feminine 15/06
PIP Challenge #1923 AG 16/06
As You Like It Favourite Stamp Brand & Why 19/06
Vera Lane Studio digi stamps are my favourite - so quirky, cute and versatile to mix and match sets. Easy to fussy cut and paper piece. New sets available weekly.
Crafting From The Heart #245 AG 23/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06
Get Creative AG 31/06 



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Monday, 10 June 2019

Vera Lane Studio: Here Comes The Sun


Hello!

Today it's my Vera Lane Studio DT day.
This is my second VLS DT post today - you can find my first one here.

This month Janet is hosting the ATC swap and she's chosen the theme of The Beatles. I've really enjoyed making my ATCs inspired by the lyrics in some of The Beatles' songs!

Here is my second Beatles ATC:



I chose 'Sunny' for this ATC. She isn't in the shop at the moment, but is available on request from Janet (in the FaceBook group or on the Etsy shop page). The thumbnail of the set is shown below.
I coloured her with my usual Copic markers, adding some Diamond Stickles to her eye flower and some Glossy Accents to her eyes. The sun is from the same digi set. The images are fussy cut and Sunny is grounded on a strip of glitter washi tape.
The background is a piece of gelli print using acrylic paints through a stencil. The areas where the stencil was placed was coloured over with Distress Oxide in Fossilised Amber. Some text was stamped onto the background and some white paint splatters applied. The edges of the ATC are inked with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. The lyrics, which I cut into separate words, are from the George and Ringo digi set.

                  Sunny (available on request)                    George and Ringo
     

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

CRAFT Challenge #156 Not a Card 12/06
Creative Knockouts #301 AG 13/06
Creative Fingers #165 AG 14/06
A Gem of a Challenge #11 AG 17/06
As You Like It Favourite Stamp Brand & Why 19/06
Vera Lane Studio digi stamps are my favourite - so quirky, cute and versatile to mix and match sets. Easy to fussy cut and paper piece. New sets available weekly.
Cardz TV #91 AG 20/06
Crafting By Designs June AG 25/06
A Perfect Time to Craft #6 AG 27/06
The Happy Craft Challenge AG 30/06
The Crafty Addicts #61 AG 01/07




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Vera Lane Studio: Ticket to Ride


Hello!

Another Monday and it's my Vera Lane Studio DT day.

This month Janet is hosting the ATC swap and she's chosen the theme of The Beatles. I've really enjoyed making my ATCs inspired by the lyrics in some of The Beatles' songs!

Here is the first one:


The building is an image from a relatively new set called Amsterdam and the bicycle girl, Rosie, is from a set called Enjoy the Ride. I coloured them with Copic markers and added some white highlights, some Stickles and Glossy Accents to the windows of the building and the Rosie's eyes. I fussy cut the images - I have to say that Rosie bike rider was quite tricky to fussy cut, but I took my time and managed to cut it all apart from the wheels, so once it was glued onto the background I added colour with markers to match the background.
The background is Distress Oxide with a little glitter, white paint splatters and edges inked with Faded Jeans. I added some washi to ground the building and a couple of strips to the top left side. The lyrics were printed out using the Vera Lane Studio Baby Powder font, they were cut into words, inked and glued onto the background. I finished off with a hand doodled border.


Amsterdam                      Enjoy the Ride
   



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

CRAFT Challenge #156 Not a Card 12/06
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #107 AG 13/06
Creative Knockouts #301 AG 13/06
A Bit More Time to Craft #93 AG 13/06
Creatalicious #164 AG/Blue 14/06
Crafters Cafe #220 Feminine 15/06
PIP Challenge #1923 AG 16/06
As You Like It Favourite Stamp Brand & Why 19/06
Vera Lane Studio digi stamps are my favourite - so quirky, cute and versatile to mix and match sets. Easy to fussy cut and paper piece. New sets available weekly.
Crafting From The Heart #245 AG 23/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06
Get Creative AG 31/06 



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Monday, 3 June 2019

Vera Lane Studio: Back to Back


Hello!

Today is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. These weeks are whizzing by and I can't quite believe we are in June already.

We have a new digi set release today at Vera Lane Studio. It's the adorable Back to Back which comprises of two girl digis - one facing forwards and one facing inwards with her back to us, and two smashing sentiments.

Here is what I made:



I coloured the digis with Copic markers and added a few white highlights. I fussy cut them to leave a narrow white border, then, because the background was so busy, I matted the images with black card.
The background was made with Brushos. I sprinkled some pigment into a paint palette and added some water to make liquid dye. I used a brush to splatter each paint onto my card in turn, drying the paint before moving on to the next colour. I used four colours: Prussian Blue, Ultramarine, Turquoise and Lemon. The Lemon pigment mingled with the blues to give lovely green shades. I left some white space. I inked around the edges of the dried painty background with jet black archival ink, added a few strips of narrow washi and also some white paint splatters.
The images are popped on foam tape with arrow printed washi to ground them. I pointed the arrows in opposite directions to reinforce the 'memories take us back, dreams take us forward' sentiment. Both the sentiments are cut into strips, backed onto black card and adhered directly onto the background. The background was then attached to a 5 x5 inch white card base.



Back to Back



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

PIP Challenge #1922 AG 07/06
Jo's Scrapshack #284 AG 07/06
Crafting From The Heart #244 AG 09/06
A Bit More Time to Craft #93 AG 13/06
Creatalicious #164 AG/Blue 14/06
Crafters Cafe #220 Feminine 15/06
A Perfect Time to Craft #6 AG 27/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06
Get Creative AG 31/06



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