Monday, 26 June 2017

* Gecko Galz: June Samples

Hello Crafty Friends!

Can you believe we're almost half way through 2017?  Hasn't time flown by?

Today I'm showing my June Gecko Galz samples.

This month our Customer Challenge  is Under The Big Top and so my first cards are on that theme:

I used paper from the Life is a Circus paper pack and digitally added a stamp from the Circus Time Stamp set, removing it's background so that it looks as if it is printed onto the paper. The clowns are also from the Circus Time stamp set and these were fussy cut and adhered to the background paper. Next came the mats of black and red textured papers.

Next we have 3 cute little boy clowns doing a balancing act. This adorable image is from the Clowning Around Domino set. They were resized, cut out and the edges inked and placed onto of frayed linen, then mounted onto ivory inked card. The background paper is another from the Life is a Circus paper pack which includes the banner. I printed this paper twice, so that I could fussy cut the banner and use it as an embellishment. The 'hello' is spelled out with gold stickers (I still have hundreds of those in my stash!!). Some co-ordinating pic-rac ribbon was attached, then the whole was mounted onto black, then yellow, then black card before being adhered to the card base.

My other Big Top card can be seen here:

Life is a Circus Paper Pack    Circus Time Stamp Set


Clowning Around Domino Set       

Next I made two vintage style tags.


It's been a while since I've played with pretty lace and gem stones, so I enjoyed making these. The tags were backed with paper from the ****** set and the images are from the Beautiful Bookmark set. Once printed and cut out, the edges of the images were slightly distressed and inked and matted onto heavy cream card which had also been distressed. These were centred upon lace which framed the images. Lace flowers were added with gem stone centres. A beautiful pink rose ribbon trim was added to the tag above and bronze metallic gems to the tag below. Random gems were adhered along with a sentiment from  the Charming Words set, and pretty ribbons were threaded through the top of the tag.



Timeless            Beautiful Bookmarks      Charming Words


Finally, I made two birthday cards:

I love the zingy green colours in the paper and image and feel that this is a perfect card for this time of year.
The paper, called Royal Garden, is from the Tudor Rose Paper Pack and the image and Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Birthday Bash Collage set. The Celebrate sentiment is from the Charming Words collage set. Most of the detail comes from matting and layering onto black and green card, but some yellow flowers, made with a hand punch and textured card were added as embellishment.

 This hot pink card is very simple in design as the papers and image say it all. Matting and layering onto black and red card make the images pop and I felt the only embellishment needed was the ornate bead in the top right corner. The paper is from the Parade of Flowers paper pack and the image is from The Birthday Bash Collage set. The sentiment is again from the Charming Words Collage set.

Tudor Rose           Parade of Flowers     

Birthday Bash              Charming Words

I hope you'll join our 'Under The Big Top' challenge. The winner gets a whopping $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, 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. Just so you know, each Wednesday the store has a one buck sale on selected items - if you sign up for the newsletter you'll get a reminder in your inbox!

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 1st July with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Clowning Around Card

Crafty Calendar Boys will be Boys 28/06
Aloha Friday #97 For the Guys 30/06 TOP PICK

My Time to Craft #348 Summertime 01/07
PDE #178 Anything but a card 01/07
Ribbon Girls Use Any Image 01/07
Glitter n Sparkle #245 AG 06/07
 * Really Reasonable Ribbon #166 Summer 06/07

Birthday Cards
Di's Digi Designs Summer Days 01/07
Seize The Birthday AG 05/07
That's Crafty Keep it Simple 07/07

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