Wednesday, 12 September 2018

* Gecko Galz: Ritzy and Glitzy


It's my DT day at Gecko Galz and, as the theme for this month's customer challenge is Putting on the Ritz, I thought I'd stay broadly within that theme for my projects.

Firstly, I made a trio of ATCs:

I used the Blooming Water ATC sheet for the backgrounds. This set is incredibly beautiful - it has the most vibrant colours.

The ladies on all three ATCs come from the Nouveau Goddess Jewel collage set. The images were enlarged,  printed and fussy cut. The edges of the image were inked with vintage Photo Distress Ink, as were the edges of the background paper.

I matted the paper onto black card stock and drew some faux stitching around the edges with a black fine liner.

A small butterfly from Butterly Kisses was added to each ATC, being glued in the centre and leaving the wings free gives them a 3D appearance. The sentiments come from the Journal Toppers Kit.


Next I made a 4 x 4 inch card using the In Marble Halls paper and another Nouveau Goddess Jewel.

The card has a simple design, using the enlarged Jewel as a card topper. Both the card topper and the background paper were inked around the edges in black and were matted onto black paper. Four die cut corner scrolls were added to the card to frame the image.


My final project is a wall hanging. 
I used three card beer mats as the base of each panel. The beer mat had a wood-like appearance and so I didn't feel the need to cover it with paper.

The images are from the Butterfly Kisses collage sheet - I resized them, printed them out, cut them and distressed the edges before inking the edges with Vintage Photo.

I used an embossing ink pen to go over the words Hope, Joy and Faith and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

I printed two of each image out, so that I could cut the main butterfly from each and add it as a 3D element by gluing it down just in the centre.

The three mats are held in place by twine secured at the back of each mat. I added some wooden beads in-between each mat and at the base.

My Putting on the Ritz customer challenge inspiration pieces  and details can be found here:

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Putting on the Ritz 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.

Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

ATC Trio
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1836 AG 16/09 (#2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #89 AG 15/09 (#3)
Crafting By Designs Encouragement 20/09
Crafty Creations #374 AG 26/09
Corrosive Challenges #9 AG 30/09 (#2)
Jos' Scrapshack #250 AG 14/09
Penny's Challenges #397 AG 19/09
Creates and Makes #24 AG 24/09
Crafty Gals Corner #174 3+ Layers 26/09
Dragonfly Dreams AG 27/09

Wall Hanging
Crafty Catz #428 Add a Butterfly 14/09
Crafting from the Heart #219 AG 16/09
Artistic Inspirations #206 AG 16/09 (#2)
Shopping Our Stash #371 Upcycle 18/09  TOP 3

TTCRD  AG 18/09
Creative Moments #152 AG 25/09
Butterfly Challenge #107 Butterfly & Layers 28/09
613 Avenue Create #213 AG 04/10 (#2)

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