Sunday, 27 October 2019

* Gecko Galz: Framed Pictures & Note Book


At Gecko Galz we have been holding the annual Blog Hop. 
You can see my main post here and collect the free collage sheet that I used to make these projects.

  A set of framed pictures on stands:

I bought two wooden blocks from the craft store. I painted the inside black and the outside gold using Winsor & Newton Acrylic paints. The images were enlarged and cropped to fit the aperture. I printed two of each image so that the focal figure could be fussy cut, have the edges inked for definition and adhered (decoupage style) inside the frame. I had some die cut greyboard shapes that I cut apart to fit the top and bottom of the frame and I die cut some leaves from kraft card. I decided to heat emboss these with fine gold powder and glued them to the frame sides. I also bought some wooden craft spools and painted these gold and adhered them to the base of the frame to act as stands for the pictures.


 A decorated notebook:

My notebook was an ordinary paperback note book which I first covered with kraft card, making sure to sandwich a piece of ribbon between the original notebook and the kraft cover so that it could act as a closure. I chose some patterned paper from the Gypsy Market paper pack. I distressed the edges of the paper and the image and layered them onto the front cover adding some black mats. I spelled the word Journal with some alpha stickers and added a strip of daisy lace, popping a flat back pearl, which I coloured with Copic markers, into the centre of each. The words are from the Journal Toppers Kit. 

I hope you like what I made with the free collage sheet.
Head here to collect it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Picture Frames
Penny's Challenges #453 AG 28/10
Bown Sugar #294 AG 30/10
Corrosive Challenges #10 AG 01/11
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #116 AG 04/11

Crafty Calendar #Oct Autumn 28/10
Crafters Castle # 22AG/Autumn 31/10
Crafty Catz #480 AG  31/10

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


Janette said...

Your artwork is stunning, thanks so much for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Chris said...

These are both beautiful - love the altered notebook, it looks gorgeous and will be a joy to use! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar this month.

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Your works are amazing and different. Thank you for participating in the Brown Sugar Challenge. Danka DT

Suzanne H said...

Wow! These are stunning. What beautiful images and what you made with them.

Monica C. said...

Both are great projects! I find the picture frames really interesting on their little pedestals that you have given them! Beautiful journal cover too.
Hugs Monica

Fikreta said...

so wonderful!

The Craft Princess said...

Oh my gosh I love those framed pictures and notebook. The artwork is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Silvia said...

Beautiful Work. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge Blog