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Monday, 1 May 2017

Gecko Galz: Country Charm

Hello, crafty friends!

It's May already and so today sees the start of a new challenge at Gecko Galz.

This month our customer challenge theme is Country Charm.

 I made two vintage style cards with flowers and butterflies:



Each tent card measures 4.5 x 4.5 inches.

What I used:
Images:Provence Garden Digital Collage Set
Papers: Gypsy Market Digital Paper Pack
Sentiments: Charming Words Collage Set

  
Distress ink, clear embossing powder, heat tool, lace, muslin, foam pads, double sided tape, glue.

Here's a closer look:






Step by step:

1.  Cut Gypsy Market paper to 5 x 5 inches - distress the edges with scissors and ink with Vintage Photo distress ink.
2.  Cut ivory card 5.5 x 5.5 inches - distress edges and ink as above.
3. Print images and cut out. Distress and ink edges.
4. Cut ivory card slightly larger than image - distress and ink edges. Tape image onto this mat.
5. Cut muslin to size slightly larger than image mat, dye it using distress ink and water. When dry, fray the edges and place beneath image mat, securing it with tape/glue. 
6. Add cotton lace through the centre of the background paper.
7. Use foam pads to attach image mat.
8. Fussy cut the butterflies, ink the edges and then heat emboss with clear powder and attach to diagonally opposite corners of the image.
9. Cut the sentiment, ink the edges and attach on foam tape.
10. Tape all to card base.


I hope you'll join our 'Country Charm' challenge. The winner gets a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.

 
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The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product (this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, 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.

Please hop 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 5 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 26th with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

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

Delicious Doodles Challenge Ribbon and Flowers 01/05
Crafty Friends Challenge #56 AG 06/05
Hiding in my Craftroom #299 Freestyle 06/05
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #237 Flower Power 08/05
Make My Monday #45 May Flowers 14/05
CAGI Challenge Make it Square 03/06


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