Friday, 22 February 2019

* Gecko Galz: Moonlight and Silhouettes


Today it's my DT day at the Gecko Galz blog. The theme for this month's customer challenge is Moonlight and Magic, so all of my cards today feature moonlight in one form or another.

Here is the first:

I used a frame die to cut the intricate leafy pattern from some card coloured with  Distress Oxides. This was placed over the beautiful image from the Moonlight Magic collage sheet. I enhanced the image by adding tiny gold heat embossed stars and using an embossing pen to add specks of heat embossed gold. Once the image was in place,  I matted the frame onto silver mirror card (I did have trouble containing the glue in a few places!) and then onto black card. I thought that the 'Dare to Dream' sentiment from my favourite Charming Words collage sheet, suited this image, so I printed and cut it out, inked the edges in black and matted it onto some black card.

Moonlight Magic                             Charming Words
I'd like to enter the following challenges 
with my 'Dare to Dream' card:

 * TTCRD  wb19/02 AG 26/02 
Crafty Creations #384 AG 26/02 (#2)
Die Cut Divas Feb Love is in the Air 28/02 (#2)
Ellibelle's Corner  Feb Dies/Punches 28/02
A Bit More Time To Craft #86 AG 28/02
Not Just Cards Feb AG 10/03

My next two cards are silhouette cards using stamps from the Charming Silhouette stamp set.

Fairy Silhouette:

The silhouette stamp was printed onto smooth white card and when the ink was perfectly dry, I used a blending tool to add colour using Distress and Memento Inks. I clear heat embossed the whole image to make the colours pop even more, then matted the silhouette image onto black card, cut with a stitched rectangle die, and then onto a background of black and white polka dot card. Before the matted silhouette was added, I attached some black and white ribbon across the centre of the background card. The image was popped on foam pads for some dimension and a knot of ribbon was added alongside the image mat.

Hare Silhouette:

Charming Silhouette Stamp Set 
(25 silhouette stamps)

I'd like to play along in the following challenges with these silhouette cards: 

A Perfect Time to Craft #3 AG 26/02 
Classic Design Team Challenge #2 AG 26/02
Crafting with Friends #80 AG 28/02
Crafty Catz #450 AG 28/02
Crafting with an Attitude #48 AG 01/03
*Jo's Scrapshack #270 AG 01/03 Top 3

613 Avenue Create #218 AG 02/03
The Happy Craft Challenge Feb AG 04/03
Creative Fingers #158 AG 07/03
World Wide Open Design Team #2 AG 12/03 DT Favourite

This shaker card was the card I made customer inspiration on the 1st February. I love the cute couple from the Moonbeams collage sheet and I decided to make the moon into a swing using border stickers. For more details please see the post here.


That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our  Moonlight and Magic 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 1st March with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole all your makes are stunning. They are just so beautiful. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Such amazing creations, love those images and the silhouettes are so beautiful too. Beautifully designed cards!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about Dies/Punches or something with Hearts.

  3. Love this gorgeous card-that frame die is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  4. Beautifully designed cards Carole, the colours are perfect. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  5. Wow great set of card love the silhouette ones stunning job, thank you for entering the happy craft challenge

  6. Beautiful cards, love your backgrounds so amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week, good luck in the challenge.xx

  7. Beautiful work Carole! I love the motion you have achieved in the Dare To Dream card, it is so magical!

  8. Fantastic cards Carole, all them are beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Ave Create...Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  9. So beautiful creations!! Love them all!! They are Perfect!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci

    Cicci With the Pen {My Blog}

  10. Fabulous selection of cards really love the silhouette stamps and vibrant backgrounds on the secon and third cards
    Carol x

  11. Love the vintage feel of your cards. So glad you joined our February Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you link with us again next month. Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  12. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crating With Friends challenges.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  13. The silhouette cards are absolutely stunning, Carole! We're tickled to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Thanks and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  14. Lovely creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Sherry DT/Admin for

  15. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers, A Bit More Time to Craft and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.


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