Saturday 20 June 2020

* Gecko Galz: Summer Colours Card and Fairy Lamp


I'm back for Gecko Galz today with my DT projects. I've stayed within the monthly theme of Colours of Summer and made a card and a fairy lamp.

Here is my card. 

I used the beautiful daisies from the Background Check Digital Stamp set and printed it onto tissue paper. I added white paint to the reverse of the flowers and adhered it to a gelli print background, using matte medium. When dry, I added colour using Arteza brush pens and a water brush.
I added some Stickles to the bee and butterfly wings matted onto black card and popped the sentiment onto a black mat and adhered. It makes a colourful 5 x 7 inch card.

Next, I have a fairy lamp made from a used coffee jar:

Someone like me who drinks coffee all day long has plenty empty jars and I'm always looking for ways to use them. They make brilliant storage jars, but this time, I wanted something a little different.
I had a set of bottle lights, the ones with the faux cork where the switch is. I covered the cork with cheese cloth to disguise it after I had glued it to the inside of the coffee lid. I coiled the lights and after fighting with them managed to get them in the jar along with some natural sisal to give a dreamy effect.

I decorated the lid with some gathered lace. I wish I had painted the lid first, as it looks a little dark. Next time I'll paint it in gold, I think. I added hessian trim to the base of the glass (it's actually the top of the jar, but it will be upside down). I popped the Gecko Galz Flower Fairy, which I added some Copic colours to, directly onto the glass and a butterfly as well. I added some tiny flower trim to the top of the jar and some open flower trim cut into individual flowers on the other jar sides.

 To finish off, I needed something on top. I decided to ball up some sisal, place lace around it and covered the sisal with pastel coloured flowers.

I'm really pleased with the result! Here is what it looks like in a darkened room:

My final project was made as inspiration for the Customer Challenge. It is a Flag Book and details about it can be found here.

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 1st July 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:

Flower Card
Crafty Calendar Flowers 29/06
Crafty Creations #410 AG 29/06
Alphabet Challengeblog Flaura & Fauna 01/07

Fairy Lamp
My Tme To Craft #434 Summertime 25/06
Moving Along With thet Tmes #119 Things With Wings 30/06
Crafters Castle #30 AG 30/06 TOP 3

Pattie's Creations Things That Fly 01/07

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


  1. These are so very beautiful!

  2. Hi Carole all your makes are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. The card that you have made is delightful. The image of the flowers and the colours that you have used are lovely it truly is beautiful. The fairy lamp is beautiful, a lovely fairy image and a beautiful display of flowers. I really like how you have made this you are so creative. The Flag book is amazing and the colours that you have used look so lovely together. I like how you have arranged the images in different parts of the book and added different techniques in the background and around the images to make it look more interesting

  4. Two beautiful floral projects the depth of colour on your flowers is gorgeous,thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  5. Gorgeous card and love the Bee-your Fairy lamp looks amazing and your flag book is brilliant
    Carol x

  6. Your fairy lamp is lovely - love the colouring of the fairy. Thank
    you for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  7. What a beautiful project thank you for playing along at My Time to Craft

  8. Wow these are stunning - that lamp is absolutely amazing,

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Oh my goodness, all of these are so lovely! That jar would be something wonderful for my little granddaughter's new mermaid room when it is set up!!

  10. The fabulous technique used has resulted in a stunning project. Congratulations on your fabulous work. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges Caz DT

  11. Wow, Carole, these are all absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  12. Absolutely stunning and amazing work here on all three projects. I love them all. Well done. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  13. What a pretty image! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  14. Wow! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  15. Gorgeous card and your fairy lamp is just amazing!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

  16. Fabulous projects!! Love them all!! Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}


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