Wednesday, 28 July 2021

* Gecko Galz: Bohemian ATCs


This month at Gecko Galz we have a Bohemian ATC swap. I love all things Boho and so decided to take part.

We are given a set of background papers and a collage sheet of images in digital form and we are asked to make 3 ATCs - we can embellish them in any way we like.

Here are my ATCs:

I gave this lovely lady some flowers in her hair and added sequins and Glossy Accents to the background. Gold paint lines were also added and a cluster of die cut flowers.

This image makes me happy - music lifts the soul and dancing released those feel good endorphins.

How pretty is this lady! I gave her a rosy cheek and some flowers on her head-dress. 
Each of the ATCs was matted onto thick gold card which acts nicely as a border. The same colours were used for the Tim Holtz die cut flowers and foliage.

I made a mixed media tag and a folder with a see-through, sequinned, fabric front to slot the ATCs into:

The card was coloured by smooshing it into puddles of Distress Oxides. Lots of white paint splatters were applied and some gold acrylic paint added along the edges. The tag was stitched to add a bit of strength and sturdiness and also to keep the ribbon in place.

This is what they look like packaged:

Here is the back of the folder with a lovely, heat embossed mandala pattern:

That's all for now!
There is still a little time for you to join our Sea of 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 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:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Sea of Dreams"
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness #106 AG 30/08 TOP PICK
Double D Challenges Colours of Summer 01/08
Crafty Creations #423 AG 01/08
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2130 AG 01/08
Paper Funday #31 Summer Fun 01/08
Penny's Challenges #501 AG 04/08
Frilly and Funkie Shimmering Summer Fun 10/08 TOP PICK

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


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous project I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. WOW! You go girl! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colors of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. The colors and layering are just amazing. Great work! Thank you for playing along and looking forward to seeing you again! Hugs, Kinjal DT - Penny's paper crafty challenge

  4. Great card! Thanks for sharing at Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  5. Carole I am so impressed with your ATC's, They are mini works of art.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  6. Gorgeous ATC's! I love all the shine and sparkle on them and the golden boarder. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge!

  7. Carole these are beautiful digital collages. I love the way you've combined the various layers on each ATC. Thank you for joining in with the Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge this time x

  8. Great projects! So happy to see your win at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!


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