Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Gecko Galz: Captured Hearts


Happy New Year!

The first month of this new year brings a brand new customer challenge at the Gecko Galz blog and this month the theme is Captured Hearts.

The DT have been busy making inspiration projects, so why not pop over to the blog to see everyone's makes.

Here are mine:

Firstly, I made a shabby chic hanging heart:

 The substrate is corrugated cardboard which is die cut and dry brushed with white paint. The edges are inked with Vintage Photo and the back has a covering of design paper. I used a beautiful image from the Hugs and Kisses collage set. I distressed and tore the edges, then inked them. I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and a pearl heart. I attached some cheesecloth and a piece of ivory lace across the heart, then glued the image down, leaving the edges loose so that the corners could be curled to add to the aged look. I had just received three packages of sari scraps from Love Me Blue and the flower embellishment was in the ivory package. The sentiment is from the Charming Words Collage set; I distressed and inked the edges, added some gems and popped it onto the heart, on foam tape, to give some dimension. A few more Nuvo drops were added to the heart and to the flower embellishment. And finally, a piece of twine was threaded through the heart and knotted on the front.

Hugs and Kisses                                     Charming Words
Next I made a card. This can be for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or engagement or simply for writing a love letter:

I used one of the ATCs from the Heart Strings ATC set and made it larger. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and applied Stickles Crystal glitter around each heart. I fussy cut the fun fair ride couple from the Retro Love Story collage sheet, inked the edges and popped them on for tape to give some dimension. The sentiment is from the Charming Words collage set, but I altered the colour of the background to match the ATC colours. It also is popped on foam dots and glittered around the edges.
I matted it onto red textured card and then on to dark blue satin paper.

Heart Strings ATC                                 Retro Love Story

I hope you'll join our Captured Hearts 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 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:

Hanging Heart
Creative Inspirations Something Old/Something New 31/01
old - recycled sari trim flower and corrugated card
A Perfect Time to Craft #1 AG 27/01
Classic Design Challenge #1 AG 30/01
Love to Craft #42 AG 31/01
Mix It Up #33 AG 31/01

Love Birds Card
Double Trouble #46 AG 05/01
Love to Scrap #129AG 31/01

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


Fikreta said...

these are so nice!
Happy New Year!

Monica C. said...

They are so lovely, Carole! I love the textures you have added to them to bring the theme alive!
Hugs Monica

Janet said...

A beautiful Shabby Chic hanging heart. A lovely image and everything that you have used to decorate the heart adds to the whole look. The card is also beautiful I really like how colourful it is and the glittered hearts makes them look dimensional

Robin Francini said...

Carole your projects are fab as usual! Good Luck! Robin, hopefully your favorite stalker! LOL

monique said...

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
Monique DT its lovely

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your shabby chic cards, one as pretty as the other. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Kim said...

These are both beautiful shabby chic projects. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

CraftyNatalie said...

Very pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations.

Tania said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry Regards Tania DT for A Perfect Time To Craft.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

These are cute little projects. Such cute little details. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
Tina dt