Friday, 1 June 2018

Gecko Galz: Retro Summer

Hello!


Welcome to June! 

A new month means a new customer challenge  at the Gecko Galz blog and the theme for June is Retro Summer

Who doesn't love retro? 
So grab your crafty stash and join the challenge with the chance to win $25 in the Gecko Galz Etsy store.

Here are my Retro Summer inspiration projects. 
First up is a Hawaiian themed card:



This is such a beautiful image and one that reminds me of the gorgeous islands and the aloha spirit. 
The image is from the newly released Aloha collage sheet and I teamed it with paper from the new First Class Passage paper pack. Both the image and background paper were matted onto black card then white card. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment 'Aloha' onto black paper and matted it onto white card. Some flower trim was added across the bottom section of the card and tiny flat back pearls add some dimension to the flower centres. I used teal green card for my card base.



Aloha                     First Class Passage

   
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Next, I made two drink mats or coasters. 


I used beer mats as the base for these and simply resized the images from the Retro Yum collage sheet. I inked the edges of the images with Vintage Photo and adhered them to the beer mat. To make the mats waterproof, I applied two coats of clear, matt acrylic varnish. 
I love how quick and simple these were to make and adore their retro feel.

Retro Yum


That's all from me for now!



I hope you'll join our 'Retro Summer' 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: 

Aloha Card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 AG 02/06
Crafting From the Heart #208 AG 03/06
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1821 AG 03/06
Crafty Sentiments Summer 04/06
Crafty Gals Corner #166 AG 05/06
Inspiration Destination #151 AG 05/06
Dragonfly Journeys #119 Somewhere Over the Rainbow 09/06
Creative Moments #144 AG 10/06
Artistic Inspirations #201 AG 10/06
Crafty Creations #367 AG 12/06

Coasters
Penny's Challenges #382 05/06
Cute Card Thursday #532 Hello Summer 06/06


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