Saturday, 26 August 2017

* Gecko Galz: By the Shore 2

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my feature day on the Gecko Galz blog.
Please pop over to see the fabulous projects by the talented Design Team - there is also a free digital stamp to collect every few days.

I've kept with the 'By The Shorecustomer challenge theme for my projects. I hope you like them and are inspired to join in with the challenge - we would love to see your projects!

First up is a wall hanging which has a vintage look and reminds me so much of holidays by the seaside when I was a child: 

I made this from beer mats which had a natural wood-look background - perfect for my project! I cut paper from the By The Shore paper pack - distressed and inked the edges, and attached it to the centre of each mat, leaving the 'wooden' border.  Holes were punched into the mats, so they could be held together with hemp twine which was roughly knotted. Some hessian trim was added to each of the three 'canvases'. A selection of resized images from  Beachy Jewels  and the Seaside Splendour digital kit were fussy cut, inked and glued onto the mats, some with foam pads for added dimension.
Here's a closer look at all 3 panels:

This shows the dimension of the collages:

Next I made a decorated box and matching card:

Here is the box:

The box is papier mache - I gave it a coat of gesso and when dry, painted it with gold water based acrylic. The lid of the box was decorated with an ornate die cut circle and topped with an enlarged image from the  Beachy Jewels  Collage Sheet. I love how versatile these Jewel collage sheets are, now that I've learned how to resize them in Gimp. (I watched and learned from You Tube tutorials by the lovely Heather Hudson). I printed out two of the resized turtle images, so that I could add a second turtle and seashell on foam pads. I treated the turtle's shell and the seashell with Glossy Accents to make them shine. I randomly added some small ivory pearls and a border of shiny crystal gems. I love all the sparkle!

My final project is a card:

My card is very simple, using one of the images (SSI05) from the Seaside Splendour digital kit. The image was printed, cut and the edges distressed with scissors and inked with Vintage Photo DI. It was matted onto ivory card which was distressed and inked. This was popped on foam tape onto the background, made from layers of By The Shore paper and more ivory card.  Ivory organza ribbon was secured to the patterned paper and a row of crystal gems attached. Four crystals were placed on the image, one in each corner. I like the simplicity of this card.

My other 'By the Shore' card can be viewed here.

By The Shore                     Beachy Jewels              Seaside Splendour        

I hope you'll join our 'By The Shore' 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.

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 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 1st September with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Wall Hanging  
TTCRD AG 29/08
Corrosive Challenges #8 AG 31/08
Jo's Scrapshack #203 AG 01/09 TOP 3

Hiding in my Craftroom #315 Any Holiday 01/09
Crafty Cardmakers Under the Sea/At the Beach 03/09 TOP 5

The Crafty Addicts #39 AG 05/09
DL Art  TT#211 Vacation 14/09
Creative Fingers #135 AG 08/09

Decorated Box & Matching Card  
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #64 AG 29/09 
Dragonfly Dreams Animals 31/08
Craft Rocket #40 Animal Kingdom 31/08
613 Avenue Create #200 AG/Shabby Chic 02/09 TOP 3
Making Memories #8 AG 08/09
A Snowflake's Promise #43 AG 09/09

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