Tuesday, 20 July 2021

* Gecko Galz: Sea of Dreams 2


Today is my DT day at Gecko Galz and I have some more Summer inspired projects to share. 

The customer challenge theme this month is Sea of Dreams and these are my interpretation of that theme.

My first project is an altered notebook, so that plans for summer days out and picnics can be noted down.

This lovely image, from Beauty and the Beach, shouts summertime to me - she's running along the beach with her puppy and looks so happy! I think I see her handsome partner following behind! So the image was printed and the edges distressed. I popped it onto paper from the Tortuga Bay ATC set, rounding the corners on the right hand side to match the shape of the notebook. I used a black Sharpie marker to colour the kraft coloured notebook cover in black. Some gold, sequin-waste trim was layered across the paper, then the image glued on top. I found this trim in my stash and added it along the left hand side - I secured it in place with bulldog clips until it was fully adhered. Some die cut seaweed was also adhered around the image for texture and dimension.
The title is Tim Hotz alphabet tiles stuck onto white card. I trimmed around the card and added some Glossy Accents to make the words dimensional.

For my second project, I made two mini notecards.
The papers are from the Tortuga Bay ATC set once more. I added white paint splatters and die cut small squares to add behind each image.

These three ladies are also from the Beauty and the Beach collage set. Everything is glued flat and the dies and dried flowers add a little texture and dimension.

This image is from the Aloha collage set. The words I chose came from the Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker book.

My final project is a set of cards.

This was the one I blogged about on the 1st July and if you want the details you can see them here.

That's all for now!
I hope you'll 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:

Altered Notebook
Crafting Happiness #105 AG 24/07
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2129 AG 25/07
Always Fun Challenges #223 Anything but a Card 25/07

Note Cards
Use Your Stuff #427 Summer Fun 01/08 Spotlight
Get Creative #103 AG/Water 01/08
Allsorts Challenge #633/4 Feminine 01/08

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


  1. Hi Carole all your makes are gorgeous. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. That notebook cover is lovely. I love the details you have added and the images are indeed summery. Great projects, Carole.
    Hugs Monica

  3. Lovely images on your beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxxx

  4. Wonderful work! Love all the details and textures, and the colors you used. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges!

  5. These are all such fun, many thanks for joining in with my 'Feminine' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Janis, Owner & Design Team

  7. you have made very beautiful cards Carole
    Gr Karin

  8. Oh how I love the colors on everything as well as the textures - so soothing. The blues are so tranquil
    Thanks for sharing at 'Use Your Stuff' hope to see you again.

  9. How COOL are these! Love every single one.
    Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

  10. Cute! Thanks for sharing your projects at Crafting Happiness Challenges! Hope you'll link up in this week's challenge as well if you haven't already.

  11. Happy and fun cards!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m


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