Thursday, 11 April 2019

* Gecko Galz: Garden Wildlife Twinchies


I'm back again today to share two twincies (2 x 2 inch squares) I made using Gecko Galz products.
I love working on tiny projects! Here's what I made:


First the lady bugs. They come from a digital collage sheet called How Does My Garden Grow. I printed, then fussy cut the image, as best I could, then I inked around the cut edges with Vintage Photo. I added Glossy Accents to the lady bugs wings and used a beige marker to add a little colour to the card that couldn't be trimmed, hoping it would blend into the background lace a little more.  The background is paper from the La Boheme Digital Kit. My image did not stand out as much as I wanted it to, so I added some lacy trim to the background. The ladybugs were popped on tiny foam pads for dimension and I added some extra colour to the leaves with Copic markers. I typed and printed the sentiment, cut it into strips, edged it in Vintage Photo and adhered it to the twinchie. I finished with a hand-drawn wonky border.

The bumble bee twinchie was quick and easy to make. The image is from the Bits and Pieces collage sheet and the background paper is a cropped ATC from the Now and Zen ATC collage sheet. I fussy cut the bee, inked the edges and shaped it's wings. I added Stickles to the wings and Glossy Accents to the body. The edges of the background paper were inked with Vintage Photo. A strip of jewel trim was adhered across the centre and the bee was popped on top. I typed, and printed the sentiment, cut it into strips and inked the edges then glued it onto the background adding some glitter. Again I finished off with a wonky, hand-drawn border.

I don't know why, but I'm always amazed at how small Twinchies look compared to Trinchies. The extra square inch really does make a huge difference:

How Does My Garden Grow            La Boheme

Now and Zen

I'd love to invite you to join the Gecko Galz Facebook Group.  Each month we have 4 challenges, each with prizes. 
These are the current ones:

Check out the Gecko Galz Etsy Shop (each week there are $1 deals) and the Gecko Galz Blog for freebies, found at the end of each DT's post.  Look at these beauties, just some of the free images from the past month:

There is also a Customer Challenge on the Gecko Galz Blog - this month the theme is Nouveau Garden - check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Creatalicious Challenges #160 AG 13/04
A Bit More Time To Craft #89 AG 14/04
Creative Knockouts #293 Spring is on the Way 17/04
Crafty Creations #388 AG 22/04

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


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous twinchies-you certainly packed a lot into 2 inches
Carol x

DeniseD said...

Very nice cards! Love the detail, awesome job! Thanks for joining us at

Cards By MI said...

Thank you for sharing your stunning project with us over at Creatalicious Challenges this time.
Love n hugs

Monica C. said...

Wow Carole, these are such fun! You are so good at making a small space look amazing! Since we went from trinchies to twinchies, we are not looking for the inchies ;-)
Hugs Monica

Tone K. said...

Great cards! Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Fikreta said...

gorgeous cards!

Melanie said...

Lovely projects!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional anything but a card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…