Sunday, 9 December 2018

Gecko Galz: Deck The Halls - Santa Art Doll and Angel Tree Ornament

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Have you been following the 24 Days of Deck The Halls over at the Gecko Galz blog? The DT have made some incredibly beautiful pieces using vintage and retro images and stamps!

Today is day 8 and here is what I made:

Joyful Santa Art Doll:

This was so simple to make and looks lovely as a decorative piece on my window sill.

Santa stands on a base made from a cut down cardboard canister which has been painted with black acrylic paint. He stands 10 inches tall. The vintage Santa head is from the Christmas Icons collage sheet. I resized it and printed it twice, being sure to flip one image horizontally so that they could be lined up back to back. I fussy cut the images and inked the edges with Vintage Photo and then black ink. The simple shaped body is made from cardboard packaging - I made sure to leave a strip of cardboard where the head could be attached. The body is covered with Christmas paper from the Merry and Bright paper pack. The boots are made from thick black cardstock with a coating of Glossy Accents to make them shiny.  A piece of florist wire was bent in half and attached to the body and down the legs so that Santa stands on top of the base. To finish, I added a black ribbon belt along with a gold coloured buckle I found in my stash. I gave him a fur collar and coat trim by glueing some Snow Fibre onto his coat. 
I love how he turned out!

Angel Tree Decoration

My angel's head is from the Vintage Angels collage sheet. I made her gown from pink paper from the Victoria paper pack. The paper was pleated, gathered together at the top and glued in place. I added some gold paint along the pleats and along the bottom of the gown. Some cream lacy trim and some gold sequin waste were added along the front of the angel's gown. She was given feather boa wings and a gold tinsel pipe-cleaner halo. A piece of fancy ribbon trim was attached for hanging her on the tree.
I think she looks lovely!

There is still plenty time to play along in the December Gecko Galz Customer Challenge
My Snow Queen projects can be seen here:

There is still time to join our December Snow Queen challenge where the Winner will get a
$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 22nd December with more Gecko Galz 'Deck The Halls' projects.

Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Santa Art Doll
Crafty Friends #98 Christmas 13/12 (#3)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #95 AG 14/12 (#2)
Moving Along with the Times #86 AG 19/12
Time Out #124 Joy 19/12
Cardz TV #77 AG 20/12
Crafty Calendar Christmas Time 28/12 (#3)
  * Love to Scrap #116 Season's Greetings 31/12
Through the Purple Haze #151 Vintage Christmas 31/12
Crafting by Designs Holiday AG 31/12
Crafters Castle #12 Christmas Ornament (#2) 01/01
That's Crafty #5 AG 02/01

Angel Tree Hanging

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #415 AG 14/12
Crafty Gals Corner #180 AG 18/12
Creative Moments #158 AG 18/12
Creative Fingers #155 AG 21/12
Merry Little Christmas AG Christmas 31/12
Creative Inspirations Feeling Festive 01/01
The Crafty Addicts #55 It's Christmas 02/12


  1. All super creations, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

  2. wow your Santa looks amazing. Adore all the fur for his collar and trim of coat. Great vintage look and what a joy to make your won decorations-bet he does look fab on the mantle. Thanks for joining Time Out

  3. beautiful and gorgeous projects Carole
    Gr Karin

  4. Hi Carole your makes are gorgeous I love them both. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs

  6. Fabulous makes and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  7. Fantastic vintage creations, and beautifully altered! I love the color choices and traditional flavors. Thanks for sharing your crafty project at the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog, and for supporting us. We hope to see more of your inspiring creations in the future. Please check back to see if you were one of the Top Picks. Leaving you with wishes for a wonderful day.
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  8. Such beautiful creations and a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  9. Very beautiful ornaments!
    Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this month. Good luck :)
    Crafter's Castle

  10. Fabulous makes and love the Santa

  11. Oh wow this is soooo cool! You really have had fun with this challenge. Thanks for sharing at LPCF today. Also your snow queen iCard and tag are fab too.

  12. Pretty projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. What fun creations - so perfect to get in the festive spirit! Thanks so much for getting joyful with us at Time Out! Jill

  14. Great designs.

    Thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge and we hope to see you again in 2019.

    Helen x
    DT Member

  15. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous projects with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's December "Season's Greetings" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  16. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)


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