Monday, 20 July 2020

* Gecko Galz: Wonderland Tunnel Book


I hope that you are keeping safe and well. 

 The customer challenge theme for July is Welcome to Wonderland. You can check out the awesome creations made by the DT on the Gecko Galz blogWe would love for you to join the challenge using one or more products from the Gecko Galz Etsy shop.

Here is what I made:

It is a tunnel book that I made from scratch. I cut my  six pages 4.5 x 4 inches and scored at 0.5 inches on the longest side. This would be the binding, so each page will be 4 x 4 inches. I die cut a circle from each of five pages, the largest circle on the first page and gradually getting smaller. This produces the tunnel effect.


The pages were smooshed in Distress Oxides in various grey and red colours. When dry they were stencilled over in Black Soot to create the diamond shapes. Next Grunge paste was added through an AALL & Create stencil (# 39 Lotza Dots), and red flourishes were stamped. The rim of the circle and the edges of the pages were also inked with Black Soot.
Here is the back page (without texture paste):

Next came the task of fussy cutting images and quotes to fit the pages and to overhang each aperture. I selected these from the collage sheets in the Wonders of Wonderland Kit (which is on SALE for $1 until the end of July). This is a bit fiddly as you need to see all of the overhanging images from the first page, so some patience and lots of trial and error are needed. Anyhow, eventually this is what my book looks like.

I decided to colour the reverse of the images with a black marker, so that when they were visible from the back of the page, they would blend more into the background. 

The later pages had images and quotes on the back side as well, as the apertures were smaller.

The final page has no aperture, but Alice's head can be seen through the tunnel from the front page. It's just above the flamingo's head if you are searching :)

Wonders Of Wonderland kit
includes papers, collage sheets, stamps and png icons
available for $1 until end of July!

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Welcome to Wonderland 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 August 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:

Always Fun #172 Anything but a Card 26/07
Crafting Happiness #58 AG 26/07
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2029 AG  26/07
A Perfect Time to Craft July 27/07
613 Avenue Create  #235 AG 31/07 ***
Mini Album Makers July 31/07

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


  1. Simply wonderful Carole..great textures and colours, love the fun images and just a fabulous make..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Hi Carole this is just amazing. It is a wonderful project. You are very talented. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This is amazing Carole and so inspiring. I can see that so much thought and attention to detail has gone into making the the tunnel book, it really is beautifully made

  4. Great mini album! Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog


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