Monday, 13 December 2021

Gecko Galz: Frosty Days



The DT at Gecko Galz have had a Secret Santa Swap. 

Here is the handmade item I made for my swap partner.

It's a shadow box that lights up.
I used a small wooden vignette box and built up layers of the same image, decoupage style. I used an image from the Frosty Collage Set.
 I added grit paste with Stampendous glitter mix, mica flakes and tiny rock stones. Concealed behind each layer are tiny lights.

I used 3D embossing folders to make the stonework for the interior walls of the box and the exterior brickwork. Distress Oxides and Distress Crayon provide the colour for the stones and bricks.

I added some die cut foliage, some real cones and some alcohol inked polystyrene balls, to represent holly berries, to one corner., along with a tiny bit of moss.

Here is the box with the lights on.

That's all for now.

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

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

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

Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Yuletide Delights 14/12 WINNER
Creative Knockouts #431 Time to be Merry 15/12
Peace on Earth #5 Anything Christmas 16/12 WINNER
A Place to Start #12 AG 31/12
Crafting Happiness #125 AG 31/12
Creative Inspirations #12 Christmas 31/12
Let's Create Challenges #178 Vintage 31/12
Paper Funday Challenges #36 AG Holidays 02/01

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


  1. this is a gorgeous project that you have made Carole

    gr karin

  2. Hi Carole this is gorgeous. Your swap partner is going to be thrilled to receive this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Stu8nning project. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Blue Christmas" challenge

  4. What an amazing project. I had to take a good look at all the beautiful details!!
    Lia DT PoE

  5. OH WOW this is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous project and love that it has back lighting ... FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!


  6. Wow...just Wow! This is gorgeous, I love the vintage images and the shadow box design is beautiful. Thanks for entering your lovely project in our challenge at The Paper Funday! Donna

  7. Adorable vignette! I could jump in and wander around in this sweet scene! Thanks for sharing us with at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

  8. What a beautiful project!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts this week- Good Luck!!

  9. Amazing art piece! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  10. Oh Carole this is magnificent! Thank you for joining in again with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog x

  11. Outstanding project, Carole! Thanks for sharing it with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  12. Stunning shadow box Carole. Love how it lights up!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Vintage Feel Challenge at Let's Craft and Create for December 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  13. I adore it😍!! Thank you so much for participating with us at The Paper Funday Challenges 🥰 it's a great pleasure for us!
    Marci - DT


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