Tuesday, 1 May 2018

* Gecko Galz: Asian Beauties


Hello!

Welcome to another new month - May already - isn't the year flying by!

This month at the Gecko Galz blog we have a new customer challenge and the theme is Asian Beauties. 

Firstly, I made a set of ATCs:


I love making ATCs -  they are so easy to create and, of course, great fun to swap. 
For this trio I used the Asian Words ATC Collection for the backgrounds. I cut the ATC papers a little smaller than ATC size so that I could mat them onto gold cardstock for an oriental look. I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and inked them with Vintage Photo. The main images are from the Little Asian Girls and Beautiful Asian Ladies collage sheet. They are fussy cut and inked and popped on foam pads for some dimension. The butterfly embellishments are from the Butterfly Kisses collage sheet. I added some gold stickers, some pearls and words. 

Here are the ATCs in close-up:


Paper: Asian Words ATC Collection
Image: Little Asian Girls
Butterfly: 
Word: Charming Words 
Own stash: Gold card, gold border stickers, gold flower stickers, crystal stickers, Vintage Photo distress ink, foam tape.
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Paper: Asian Words ATC Collection
Image: Beautiful Asian Ladies 
Butterfly: Butterfly Kisses
Word: Butterfly Kisses
Own stash: Gold card, gold border stickers, pearls, Vintage Photo distress ink, foam tape.
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Paper: Asian Words ATC Collection
Image: Beautiful Asian Ladies 
Butterfly: Butterfly Kisses
Word: Butterfly Kisses
Own stash: Gold card, gold border stickers, crystal stickers, Vintage Photo distress ink, foam tape.


Next is my Asian Beauty themed card:


The wonderful image is from Beautiful Asian Ladies. I added some glitter to her head-dress and earrings, then inked the edges of the image in black and matted it onto black paper. 
The background paper is from the Zen Garden paper pack. I printed two rectangles, so that, from the second one, I could fussy cut the stem, flowers and leaves. The edges of the paper were inked in black and matted onto black paper, and then onto gold card.
I popped the image on foam pads onto the paper background, then added the fussy cut stem and flowers to overlap the image - again popping this on foam pads.
The whole was then placed onto a black card and a fussy cut butterfly from the  Butterfly Kisses collage set was added.


Products used:

 Asian Words ATC Collection                     Zen Garden
          

 Beautiful Asian Ladies              Little Asian Girls               Butterfly Kisses
    

That's all from me for now!



I hope you'll join our 'Asian Beauty' 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 $1 Wednesday 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. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 12th with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

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

ATCs
Jo's Scrapshack #231 AG 04/05
Crafting from the Heart  #04 AG 06/05 DT Favourite

Crafty Gals Corner #164 AG 07/05
Crafting with Friends #66 AG 11/05


A Bit More Time to Craft #67 AG 14/05
Love to Craft #22 AG 30/05

Card

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 AG 05/05
613 Ave Create #208 AG 06/05
Crafty Creations #365 AG 08/05
Creative Friday #204 For a Girl/Woman 10/05
*Artistic Inspirations #199 AG 13/05
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra AG 28/05 
Love to Scrap #109 AG 30/05


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