Monday 1 June 2020

* Gecko Galz: Colour of Summer Flag Book


I hope that the start of the new month sees you all safe and well. 

The new month sees the start of a new customer challenge at the Gecko Galz blog. The theme for June is Colour of Summer. We would love for you to join the challenge using one or more products from Gecko Galz.

For me, summer is a time for visiting the seaside. I love the sea air and the salty small of the ocean, so my colours for summer are blues, teals, turquoise and sands.
Here is my project:

I made a flag booklet which, when opened up, has the pages flapping in different directions.  The base of my booklet is 300 gsm card which I have painted with chalk acrylics using a brayer and stencilled over the top. The front and back has additional stamping.
The beautiful images are from the Summer Seas and Sea Life collage sets with a few additions from the Beachy Jewels set.

The front and back of the booklet showing the tags incorporated into the back page. Tim Holtz Small talk stickers are used for the labels.

The booklet opens like so:

or individual pages can be turned:

Textured trim, cheesecloth and decoupaging add more dimension. The spines are also decorated with tiny images:

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Colour of Summer 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 monthly $1 deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a friendly 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:

Simon Says Stamp Mon Make Own Background 08/06
Incy Wincy Designs Anything but a Card 13/06 WINNER

A Bit More Time to Craft #117 AG 14/06
We Love 2 Create #6 AG MM 22/06
A Perfect Time to Craft AG 26/06 DT Favourite
Love to Craft #47 AG 30/06 TOP PICK
Mini Album Makers June 30/06
Mixi It Up AG 30/06
Jans Digi Stamps Challenges June AG 30/06

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


  1. LOVE all of this and love the way your bull clip is also decorated.xx

  2. Your book is AMAZING!!! Wow, I love it!

  3. The Flag book that you have made is amazing! All of the colours that you have used and how you have decorated the book throughout with all the beautiful images, stamping and words, this is so inspiring

  4. Holy cow this is amazing! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  5. Wow this is awesome, totally makes you think summer, sunshine and beach. Thank you for sharing at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.

  6. WOW! Stunning creation with twists and turns, details that invoke a visit to the beach... Carol you spent a lot of time and it shows! Thank you for sharing your Fabulous creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and supporting us. I love seeing the talent. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  7. Carole, That's an incredible flag book! What a huge amount of work you did on it. Thanks so much for sharing with us and supporting our challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Wishing you good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. i don't think i've ever heard of a flag book before but this is fantastic! so many gorgeous pages. you really knocked this one out of the park! xo

  9. Wow Carole! What an amazing project. I live all the details that you have added and there is so much to see.
    Hugs Monica

  10. What a Super project! So colorful!! So glad you joined us for the Anything But A Card challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs. Hope you join us for our new challenge starting tomorrow!
    Karen C

  11. Wow this is an amazing project! So many fabulous details!!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  13. This is amazing and just stunning creation :O) Love this booklet idea. Everything is perfectly detailed. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt


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