Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Gecko Galz: Gypsy Fortunes


Happy October!

Are you ready for the Gecko Galz Annual Blog Hop?  
It's at the end of this month from the 24th to 27th October and there will be collage sheet give aways on each blog and also fabulous prizes for those who complete the full blog hop. 
We'd love you to take part in this fun event!

A new month brings a new challenge at the Gecko Galz blog and this month the theme is Gypsy Fortunes

I made two projects and had a tremendous amount of fun with the first one:

Gypsy Booth Shrine

I wanted to make a gypsy fortune teller's booth on wheels and this is what I created. 

It is made from card and has corrugated card behind to make it sturdier and more secure. The paper on the front is actually an enlarged ATC from the Sentimental Celluloid set. I die cut the bottom and top with two different shaped dies and popped the lovely gypsy girl from Gypsy Beauties behind a frame from the Fab Frames collage set, which acts as her window. She has a zodiac sign to the background of her from the Fortune Has It collage sheet. The window frame was popped on foam tape to add dimension. 

Cocktail sticks with 'rose' beads glued on top hold up her Mystical Prognostications sign (from Good Fortunes) and I placed some gold, heat embossed, chipboard stars behind the signage with some folded ribbon to emulate shooting stars.  The 'Your Fortune' sign was cut out from an image on the Good Fortune collage sheets and popped up. I added some gold sequin stars and some ribbon leaves along with paper red roses and a wooden butterfly. I dismantled some old earrings and threaded the 'charms' onto a piece of twine to place above her window.
Her wheels are chipboard circles with a button attached to the front and finished off with a flat backed pearl.

My second project is a card:

Isn't this image beautiful!  I love everything about it: the beautiful young woman, the scenery and, of course, the colour palette!
The image is from the Gypsy Beauties collage set, and there are 17 lovely gypsy girl images in total on these sheets. I matted the image onto gold textured paper and popped that on top of Music background paper from the Words and Music paper pack. I heat embossed two pieces of die cut chipboard with bronze glitter powder and placed them alongside the image. The music paper was edged with gold trim and popped on foam tape onto black paper.
I made some die cut flowers out of Distress Oxide inked card and added pearls to the centres. I die cut some foliage from kraft card and made a cluster to the middle of the left side of the image, adding some natural dried flowers and some looped twine.
To finish, I added a kraft tag saying 'Just For You".

I hope you'll join our Gypsy Fortunes Challenge where the Winner will get a 
$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
Do come and join us!

I'll be back on the 22nd with more Gecko Galz projects.
And then again on the 24th for the Blog Hop!

Here's all the info you need:
Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Gypsy Booth Shrine
Creative Moments #177 AG 06/10
A Bit More Time To Craft #101 AG 14/10
A Perfect Time To Craft #10 AG 27/10
Classic Design Team #10 AG 28/10
Love to Scrap #126 No Cards Allowed 31/10

Pennys Challenges #450 AG 08/10
Crafty Gals Corner #199 Fall 08/10
Love to Craft #39 AG 31/10
2 Sisters On The Blog #32 Autumn 31/10
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Oct AG 31/10
Die Cut Divas Fall 31/10

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


  1. Oh Carole, I am always amazed at the projects you create with these products. That gypsy cart is gorgeous and such fun. You really nailed it.
    Hugs Monica

  2. Absolutely beautiful.. Thank you so much for your entry at Classic Design Team Challenge..
    DT Archana Sehgal
    Archu's Art World

  3. Thanks for joining our challenge at 2Sistersontheblog.
    Nicolette DT

  4. Wonderful gypsy cart and card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Wowzers, Carole, so much loving handiwork goes into everything you make, and this is no exception! Such gorgeous creations! xoxo

  6. What wonderful projects.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  7. these are both marvelous -- especially the shrine, wow! love it! xo

  8. Fabulous, out standing. Excellent Work. Karen Neil DT https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/

  9. I love the design of these. Fabulous details in each one. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
    Tina dt

  10. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Die Cut Divas Challenge and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon :)


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