Saturday, 15 June 2019

* Gecko Galz: Summertime Picnic


If you love vintage and retro images, then you should check out the Gecko Galz blog. Every other day there is a new post with a free image. The images are usually related to the monthly challenge theme.
I love the summertime images that are the freebies this month. 

The one I added to this card reminds me of my very early childhood, except that I have a sister and not a brother :) I vaguely remember the first car we had - shiny red with running boards! We very often would take picnics with us when we went out for the day, I suppose it was less expensive than eating out. 
Anyhow, here is my card:

I teamed the free image with one of the papers from the Gyspsy Market paper pack. I distressed the edges of the paper and the photo with scissors and inked them with Vintage Photo. I added some twine trim across the bottom portion of the paper so that the image would lie on top. The sentiment is from the Charming Words collage sheet and is popped on foam pads. I added some natural hessian flowers and a twine bow as embellishments and matted the background onto kraft card which was also distressed. 

I made this into a tent card, but then I thought that the image and sentiment would be good as a holiday journal, so here it is placed on a chipboard panel:

Gypsy Market Paper                                   Charming Words

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our Good Old Summertimer 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
Why not 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: 

A Perfect Time to Craft AG 28/06
A Bit More Time To Craft #94 AG 29/06
Love to Scrap #122 No Rulz 30/06
Mix It Up #26 AG 30/06
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper AG 30/06
Love to Craft #35 AG 30/06
The Happy Craft Challenge #13 AG 31/06
DL Art AG 31/06

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


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Super retro make and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge BLog

    DT @ LTCCB

  3. Lovely card! I really like the hessian elements that you have included on it to add texture.
    Hugs Monica

  4. They do look like they are ready for adventure don't they!? Fabulous creation; love the perfect vintage feel to it! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  5. Oh how cute is this?
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MIU, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Awesome journal cover! The image is retro/cool for sure and your papers and accents are wonderful.


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