Sunday, 1 December 2019

* Gecko Galz: In Dreams


Happy December!

Over on the Gecko Galz blog we are celebrating the run up to Christmas with our 24 Days of Tags event. Each day DT members post a tag made using Gecko Galz products. If you leave a comment on the blog post or make a purchase you will be in the draw for a DAILY Gecko Galz gift!

The last month of the year brings a new challenge at the Gecko Galz blog and this month the theme is In Dreams, so this is the perfect chance to show us what your dreams are or make any project with a dreamy theme.

The winter collection has arrived in the Gecko Galz Etsy store and I have used images and a frame from them for my projects.

My first project is a card.
I love the golds with just a touch of pink.
This is what I always hope my (night-time) dreams will be like; calm, quiet, beautiful, serene and idyllic. 

I chose one of the beautiful images from the new Dreamland collage set. I matched some paper from the Solarium paper pack and teamed it with gold textured paper from my stash. I matted the image and layered it onto papers with delicate ivory lace. I added some shop bought pink flowers and die cut some kraft and gold leaves to make a cluster, adding some cheesecloth to soften the effect. The sentiment is from the Charming Words collage set.

My second project is a wall hanging with a more surreal theme. I have to say that this is what my (night-time) dreams are usually like - a hotchpotch of confusion, distorted reality and sometimes a little disturbing! I don't know what this says about me, but honestly... I'm not crazy!!

I used one of the frames from the new Been Framed Kit. I printed it out, adhered it to heavy black card 350gsm and fussy cut around the edges. The centre was die cut with a circle which was almost the same size as the aperture. I inked around the inside edge with black archival ink and it remedied the situation. Once dry, I added lots of gems - large yellow gold ones with a crystal centre on the outer edge, blue gems on the next layer, followed by a string of mini grey pearls and lastly some gold metallic looking beads.
The image is another stunning one from the Dreamland collage set. I love this Elizabethan girl/fairy riding her bike in the sky surrounded by clouds and seagulls. I decided that I would decoupage her and make her look as if she is riding out of the picture frame. Foam dots pop her upper half up whilst her bicycle wheel is adhered to the bottom of the frame. Her wings were curled slightly, as were the seagulls wings, to give the impression of movement.
I added a scrap of gold lace that had been lying around on my desk forever, as a loop for hanging it up, and fixed it securely in place with another die cut circle.

I hope you'll join our In Dreams 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 20th with my Gecko Galz tag project.

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

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

A Bit More Time To Craft #105 AG 14/12 WINNER

Classic DT Dec AG 28/12
Love to Craft #41 AG 31/12 (1/5)

Wall Hanging
Pixies Snippets Playground #366 AG 06/12
A Perfect Time To Craft #Dec12 AG 27/12

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


  1. Wow!!! I'm very impressed by your makes! The round one with the girl riding in the sky with her bicycle is a true delight!! Love the use of the metallic beads! Really inspiring!

  2. Both are beautiful, Carole! Love all the embellies you have added to each one.
    I don't think a little crazy hurts any of us ;-)
    Hugs Monica

  3. What gorgeous work Carole! My dreams are more like the wall hanging too - so Monica C probably has the majority of folk summed up! So much work in all your creations - and I'm delighted you came back to play with us.


    Di xx

  4. A stunning card with beautiful colours x
    Great wall hanging too x

    hugs sally x

  5. Wow! Both projects are beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge at love to craft challenge blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  6. Fabulous Carole! I love them both. The frame around your bicycle riding gal really lends to your project! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs


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