Wednesday 1 May 2019

Gecko Galz: Dapper Flappers and a Giveaway


I'm delighted to tell you that Gecko Galz is 8 years old this month and so we are having a huge birthday give away!

* Each of the Gecko Galz DT members will select one winner from their blog followers and/or commenters. 
* On the Gecko Galz blog, on the 15th May, there will be a give away of 8 prizes, each worth $50 in Etsy store vouchers. 
* On top of all these, there will be a Buy One Get One Free event at the Gecko Galz Etsy store until the 15th May.

How to win my $25 Gecko Galz gift voucher
In order to be in with a chance of winning my $25 prize, please leave me a comment saying "Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz" and consider becoming a follower. You do not need to have a blog, but if you do, please share the badge above and link it back to this page on my blog. 
The winner will be announced on my blog on the 15th May.

Now on to my samples for inspiration for this month's Gecko Galz customer challenge. The challenge theme for May is Dapper Flappers - think about the 1920s, Jazz, The Great Gatsby, Charleston ...

I have 2 samples - a trio of ATCs and a card.

First the ATCs:

I love making ATCs - I think it's working on a small scale that I enjoy! 
I used three of the ATC backgrounds from the Dapper Nouveau ATC sheet as my background papers. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The Flappers are from the Fab Flappers Collage Sheet. I fussy cut them and inked the edges. I added some gold mesh trim to the backgrounds before attaching the ladies on foam tape for added dimension. I embellished with pearl trim, ribbon and craft feathers and also added Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers. To finish the ATCs I matted them onto black card. Below are close up photos of each ATC:

Gecko Galz products used:
Dapper Nouveau ATCs            Fab Flappers

And now my card:

I love this image of the Flapper reclining on cushions and drinking wine. Look at her rosy cheeks - she's obviously having a good time! She is from a fabulous collage sheet called Funky Card Toppers and I shall be using more of these for my DT samples on the 22nd May. The background paper is from one of my favourite GG paper packs called First Class.
I printed the image three times and cut as shown below so that I could decoupage and make it 3 Dimensional.

The edges of the images were each inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and, using foam tape, they were stacked on top of each other. The 3D image was then matted onto black card. The background paper was matted onto black card also . Pearl trim was adhered along the left hand side and the image topper adhered to the background. 
The photo below shows the dimension a little more.

Gecko Galz products used:
Funky Card Toppers       First Class Paper Pack


That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Dapper Flapper 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 weekly $1 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 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: 

Creative Moments #167 AG 05/05
Crafty Sentiments Lace or Ribbon 07/05
Crafty Creations #389 AG 07/05
Cardz4Galz #95 Ribbon or Lace 08/05
Cardz TV #88 AG 09/05
Crafting from the Heart #242 AG 12/05
A Bit More Time To Craft #91 AG 14/05
A Perfect Time To Craft #5 AG 27/05

Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #104 05/05
Moving Along With The Times #96 Floral 08/05
CRAFT Challenge #511 Distress IT 08/05
Aud Sentiments #226 Feminine + Sentiment 13/05
Creatilicious #162 AG/Option Flowers 14/05
Crafting by Designs May AG 25/05

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


  1. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz
    I am always amazed at what you can achieve on a small space, Carole! Love your ATCs.
    Hugs Monica

  2. These are all so gorgeous, Carole! I always enjoy seeing what you make with your Gecko Galz goodies! Such a fun theme and exciting month! Happy 8th Birthday, Gecko Galz! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I added your badge to my blog! Have a great day!

  3. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz! Your ATCs and card are perfection, so beautifully done. i cannot believe i wasn't already following you. I am now! thanks for the giveaway opportunity! xo

  4. Hi Carole, a super set of ATC's love the pretty backgrounds an embellishments on them. Your card looks great with the layered design of the lady. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

  5. Great ATC Cards :)
    Thanks a lot for sharing your work with us at Creatalicious! :)

  6. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT,

  7. Beautiful post from beginning to end!❤️❤️❤️

  8. Oh my life I just love these. The images are awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
    Hugs Sheryl x

  9. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely floral vintage card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’. Hope you can join us for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  10. Great vintage images. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz. It will be our CRAFT birthday next week too! Thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge this time.
    Debbie CRAFT DT

  11. Wow! These are just wonderful! Love the beautiful vintage feel of them. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you join us again soon.

  12. WOW all of these creations are amazing! I love the fabulous images and all of the pearl embellishments, sooo beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz for Galz.
    Tammy x

  13. love your atc's! "Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz"

  14. Such wonderful retro creations, fab images. Congrats on 8 years and thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  15. Happy 8th Birthday Gecko Galz! Wonderful to see your DT art.

  16. Happy 8th Birthday Gekco Gals! I love your shop.

  17. Great ATC cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional flowers” 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)

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

    PPS: Please note that we are Creat-A-licious Challenges and not Creat-I-licious...

  18. I just love the way you share your technique of layering. Your work is so inspiring.


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