Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Gecko Galz: Bohemian ATCs


 Hello

This month at Gecko Galz we have a Bohemian ATC swap. I love all things Boho and so decided to take part.

We are given a set of background papers and a collage sheet of images in digital form and we are asked to make 3 ATCs - we can embellish them in any way we like.

Here are my ATCs:

I gave this lovely lady some flowers in her hair and added sequins and Glossy Accents to the background. Gold paint lines were also added and a cluster of die cut flowers.


This image makes me happy - music lifts the soul and dancing released those feel good endorphins.


How pretty is this lady! I gave her a rosy cheek and some flowers on her head-dress. 
Each of the ATCs was matted onto thick gold card which acts nicely as a border. The same colours were used for the Tim Holtz die cut flowers and foliage.
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I made a mixed media tag and a folder with a see-through, sequinned, fabric front to slot the ATCs into:

The card was coloured by smooshing it into puddles of Distress Oxides. Lots of white paint splatters were applied and some gold acrylic paint added along the edges. The tag was stitched to add a bit of strength and sturdiness and also to keep the ribbon in place.

This is what they look like packaged:

Here is the back of the folder with a lovely, heat embossed mandala pattern:


That's all for now!
There is still a little time for you to join our Sea of Dreams challenge where the winner will get a $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 monthly $1 deals!

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

We also have a friendly Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. 
Do come and join us!

I'll be back on the 1st August with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Sea of Dreams"
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Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness #106 AG 30/08
Double D Challenges Colours of Summer 01/08
Crafty Creations #423 AG 01/08
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2130 AG 01/08
Paper Funday #31 Summer Fun 01/08
Penny's Challenges #501 AG 04/08
Frilly and Funkie Shimmering Summer Fun 10/08

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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Monday, 26 July 2021

Vera Lane Studio: Gatsby

 

Hello

Welcome to a new week! 

As it is Monday, it is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and today I have a card featuring the Gatsby digi set which was released just a few weeks ago. I adore this cute dancing couple!


The images were coloured with Copic markers and finished with pencils and white Posca pen highlights. 
The background was stamped with a stencil and Distress Oxide ink. The white circles were coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils and some stamping was added using Janet's Background Noise stamp set from AALL & Create.  Janet's washi tape acts as grounding for the characters, but they are hovering as they are in mid-dance!
Here are some close up photos:





That's all for now.

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

  

Here's all the info you need:

AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafters Cafe #270 Layer It Up 29/07
Crafty Catz #5621 AG 29/07
Angies Digital Stamps #54 AG 31/07
Crafting Happiness #106 AG 31/07
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2130 AG 01/08



Friday, 23 July 2021

AALL & Create: Hare


 Hello

Today I am sharing a GDT project for AALL & Create.

I made a large card featuring the beautiful Hare designed by Tracy Evans and he's jumping through a wreath of gorgeous vellum flowers all designed by Bipasha.

The hare was stamped with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and fussy cut. He's popped on foam and adhered so that he looks as if he is jumping through the circle.

The background was stamped with a stencil that had been covered in Distress Oxides and spritzed with water.

A circle of vellum was die cut along with a black circle border. This was adhered to the centre of the background. The hare was popped on foam tape for some dimension. The lovely heat embossed, vellum flowers were arranged around it.

I added white and gold paint splatters along with some random numbers and part of a die cut.

Step by Step 

1. The background is made from stamping oxides with Stencil #96 Dandelion Field. 


2. I stamped some flowers and foliage from stamp sets ##269 Flourish and #324 Blooming Beauty) using Versamark and white embossing powders on vellum. These were fussy cut.


3. The hare (#369) was stamped in grey ink and fussy cut.


4. The vellum and black circle outline were adhered to the background. The hare was popped on foam tape. The flowers were arranged around the circle. Paint splatters were applied.


5. I made some embellishments: # 14 Cells die was cut in black card and cut into sections. Stamp #350 Splattered Numbers was heat embossed in white onto black card and some numbers cut out. The die cut and numbers were adhered.


AALL & Create Products Used:
#269 Flourish
#324 Blooming Beauty
#350 Splattered Numbers
#369 Hare
Stencil: #96 Dandelion Field
Die: #14 Cells

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

River of Creativity #3 No Hearts./Mushy Stuff 31/07
Crafters Castle July AG 31.07
Addicted to Stamps #410 Die Cuts & Stencils 03/08
Pennys Challenges #501 AG 04/08
CRAFT Challenge #607 Summer 06/08

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Gecko Galz: Sea of Dreams 2


 Hello

Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz and I have some more Summer inspired projects to share. 

The customer challenge theme this month is Sea of Dreams and these are my interpretation of that theme.

My first project is an altered notebook, so that plans for summer days out and picnics can be noted down.


This lovely image, from Beauty and the Beach, shouts summertime to me - she's running along the beach with her puppy and looks so happy! I think I see her handsome partner following behind! So the image was printed and the edges distressed. I popped it onto paper from the Tortuga Bay ATC set, rounding the corners on the right hand side to match the shape of the notebook. I used a black Sharpie marker to colour the kraft coloured notebook cover in black. Some gold, sequin-waste trim was layered across the paper, then the image glued on top. I found this trim in my stash and added it along the left hand side - I secured it in place with bulldog clips until it was fully adhered. Some die cut seaweed was also adhered around the image for texture and dimension.
The title is Tim Hotz alphabet tiles stuck onto white card. I trimmed around the card and added some Glossy Accents to make the words dimensional.


For my second project, I made two mini notecards.
The papers are from the Tortuga Bay ATC set once more. I added white paint splatters and die cut small squares to add behind each image.


These three ladies are also from the Beauty and the Beach collage set. Everything is glued flat and the dies and dried flowers add a little texture and dimension.



This image is from the Aloha collage set. The words I chose came from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker book.


My final project is a set of cards.


This was the one I blogged about on the 1st July and if you want the details you can see them here.

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Sea of Dreams challenge where the winner will get a $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 monthly $1 deals!

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

We also have a friendly Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. 
Do come and join us!

I'll be back on the 1st August with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Sea of Dreams"
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Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

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

Altered Notebook
Crafting Happiness #105 AG 24/07
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2129 AG 25/07
Always Fun Challenges #223 Anything but a Card 25/07

Note Cards
Use Your Stuff #427 Summer Fun 01/08
Get Creative #103 AG/Water 01/08
Allsorts Challenge #633/4 Feminine 01/08

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
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Monday, 19 July 2021

Vera Lane Studio: No Kidding


Hello

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio and today I am sharing a project made with a new release called 'No Kidding'.

No Kidding is a super, seven digi bundle set featuring a cute boy, 2 goats, some grasses and 3 sentiments. You can find it here in the Etsy shop. I love the goats, they are just too cute!


I coloured the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them. The background was made with Janet's Tre Fiori stencil (#116 from) AALL & Create. I applied Distress Oxides directly to the stencil, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto smooth white card. I added some stamping using several stamps from Janet's Background Noise (#338) stamp set from AALL & Create. Janet's #20 Verde washi tape provides grounding for the characters and also acts as a border along with some black stamping.

No Kidding

That's all for now.

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

  

Here's all the info you need:

AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Catz #560 AG 22/07
Crafting Happiness #105 AG 25/07
PIP Challenges #2129 AG 25/07 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

AALL & Create: Breezy Birthday


 Hello

I have a Breezy birthday card to show today using stamps, stencils and washi tape from the fabulous AALL & Create.


I started by making a gelli print background using PaperArtsy chalk acrylic paints and the #87 Totally Dotty stencil.
I stamped the lighthouse from Bipasha's #442 Sea Essentials stamp set directly onto the background and added some grit texture paste to the bottom section through the beautiful #86 Twirling Tendrils stencil. I thought the tendrils looks like crashing sea waves.


The lighthouse was stamped onto card and fussy cut to lay over the one stamped onto the background - this way the little details surrounding the lighthouse are still in place.
I stamped the flowers from the lighthouse a third time, so that I could colour, fussy cut and shape them to add dimension to the card.
I coloured one of Janet Klein's #463 The Gentlemen. This one reminds me of Captain Birdseye with his heavy, cable, roll neck sweater. I thought he was perfect for the seascape.


I stamped letters from Tracy's #456 Snippet Alphabet to spell out 'Breezy' and the Birthday Wishes come from Tracy's #451 In The Bucket set.
I added some background stamping using # 469 Scripted Semicircles and some border stamping in black using #487 Reverse Semicircles. 
To finish, I added some torn strips of #21 Beachrock washi tape.


AALL & Create products used:
Stamps:
#442 Sea Essentials 
#451 In The Bucket
#456 Snippet Alphabet
#469 Scripted Semicircles
#487 Reverse Semicircles
#463 The Gentlemen
Stencils:
#86 Twirling Tendrils stencil
#87 Totally Dotty stencil
Washi Tape: 
#21 Beach Rock

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

We Love 2 Create #7 AG MM 21/07
Scrapping 4 Fun #196 Birthday 22/07
Creative Artiste #73 AG MM 25/07
River of Creativity #3 No Hearts./Mushy Stuff 31/07
Crafters Castle July AG 31.07
Simply Create Too #172 Sentiment as Focus 31/07
Get Creative #102 Show Water 31/07
A Place to Start #7 Fave Hol/celebration 31/07


Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Pipin's Birthday Wishes


 Hello

Today I have a nice, simple card I made using Lavinia stamps. 

I absolutely adore Lavinia stamps, and greatly admire the beautiful cards I see Tracy Dutton and her DT make . I am slowly building my collection.

Here is little Pipin looking at the gorgeous Luna flowers.


I used Old Paper and Bundled Sage Distress Oxides for the background applying lightly with brushes from each corner. I used a mask to create the hills and ground and stamped the images with Versafine Clair Nocturn. I added some colour to the plants using Inktense pencils and a water brush.

I finished by adding some white highlights and a doodled border. A little glitter was also added.

That's all for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

PIP Challenges #2128 AG 18/07 
Crafty Sentiments AG 19/07
Stamping Sensations For a Lady 28/07
613 Avenue Create #7 AG/Use Watercolour 30/07 TOP ROCKER