Wednesday, 1 September 2021

* Gecko Galz: Ballerina Girl


Here comes September and Gecko Galz has a brand new customer challenge. This month we are featuring Ballerina Girls and we can't wait to see what you make.

The challenge runs from the 1st to the 29th September. 

The winner will get a $25 Gecko Galz Etsy Store voucher and the runner up a $12 voucher. There are plenty of free Gecko Galz images if you don't already own any. Each blog post has a free image to collect and, if you sign up for the monthly newsletter, there is the chance to claim a free collage set each month.  Also if you make any purchase of $2 or more you receive a free image.

Here is my project:

I altered the cover of a hard backed notebook.

The beautiful ballerina image is from the At The Ballet collage set and I teamed it with paper from the Land of the Fey ATC set. I added gesso, then grit paste through a stencil onto the book cover and when it was dry I lightly brushed gold wax over it. It gives a lovely worn, yet opulent look.

I added the topper next  and added more gold in the form of acrylic paint along some of the torn edges of the background.  A piece of cheesecloth and some die cut and coloured flowers and leaves were arranged in two opposite corners. The ends of the leaves were left loose to add some dimension and movement. 

I finished the cover by splattering white and gold paint all over. I love the shabby chic look this gives.

At The Ballet                                    Land of the Fey

That's all for now!
I hope you'll join our Ballerina Girl 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!

This month on the 11th September, Gecko Galz DT member, Kim is holding a Treasure Hunt on our Facebook page. 
Why not come and join in the fun?

I'll be back on the 20th September with more Gecko Galz projects.

Here's all the info you need:
Current Gecko Galz Challenge : "Ballerina Girl"
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Watercooler Challenges #323 Feminine 06/09
Crafters Cafe #273 AG 13/09
Penny's Challenges #504 AG 14/09
A Perfect Tme To Craft AG 27/09 Spotlight Winner
Your Scrapbook Place Sept AG 28/09
ABMTTC Extra Sept AG 30/09
Crafty Creations #425 AG 30/09
Love to Scrap #149 AG 30/09

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


  1. This is really beautiful! Love it!

    Thank you for participating on our fortnightly challenges. We love to see more creations of you in our challenges. You can win some fantastic digi's
    Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
    Diana DT

  2. A beautiful, vintage look. This notebook cover has really undergone a transformation.
    Hugs Monica

  3. What a special card Carole! I love the beautiful vintage image and all the wonderful embellishments add to the special look!! Thanks so mch for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Stay safe! :)

  4. Carole your altered book is magnificent! Love the techniques and the image is delightful. Thank you for sharing over at Crafter's Cafe. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana


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