Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fun with Gecko Galz Papercraft Challenge Group - Entry Number Four

Here is my fourth entry to our Facebook Challenge Group.  My intention was to enter all six of this month's challenges, but unfortunately I got sidetracked by the flu for over a week, and didn't feel up to crafting much.  This card was entered into the "Birds of a Feather" challenge.  Your card or other project had to feature a bird or birds.  Today is the last day to enter the January challenges, so if you aren't able to enter in time, please join us for more fun challenges in the month of February! 

Bird image from Gecko Galz collage sheet Birds of a Feather 2
Cardstock Doily by Gina's Designs
Background Paper by BoBunny The Avenues
Music Note Washi Tape by Tim Holtz
Bird Nest by Prima

Friday, January 16, 2015

Altered Frame for Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hi Friends! Over the next two months I'm excited to be working with one of my favorite printable papers and art journal elements sets from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  Once you've printed and cut out these elements, the possibilities are endless for so many more projects in addition to an amazing art journal.  Here I have taken a 12 x 12 wooden frame purchased at Michael's and altered it.  After printing the background papers, I tore them into sections to fit the frame.  I used a matte Modge Podge to apply the papers once I was pleased with the pattern.  I fussy cut all the elements from the printable art journal elements sheet, and played around with the different pieces and the placement until I was happy.  Using pop dots for dimension, I added my elements to the frame.  I then papered the inside frame area which is 5 x 7, and added one of the larger images from the elements set to the inside.  This part is removable and I can add any photo I would like inside of the frame if I choose to, or even change out the images.  The frame has an easel back or can be hung on the wall.  Meanwhile, I still have lots more of the elements for more projects coming soon!  As always, one of the best things about using printable digitals is that I can always print more!

Products Used:

Digital Printable Design papers by Ephemera's Vintage Garden

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fun with Gecko Galz Papercraft Challenge Group - Entry Number Three

Here is my third entry into the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group on Facebook, called "Baby it's Cold Outside".  For this challenge, the words have to appear somewhere on your entry.  I have background paper from the Gecko Galz  Winter Wonderland digital paper pack.  The gorgeous image was a freebie on the Fripperies and Butterflies Blog.  I cut the image into sections and pieced it back together onto white cardstock to create an illusion of looking through the window since I wanted her to appear to be outside.
Come join us on the Facebook page for a chance to win free collage sheets.  I'm hoping to enter all 6 challenges this month!  Come on over and check it out HERE!

Fun with Gecko Galz Papercraft Challenge Group - Entry Number Two

Here is my second entry into the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group "Color Challenge - Using Cream and Gold".  For this challenge I used a Gecko Galz image from our January Kit, the first of our monthly kits available in the Etsy store individually or by yearly subscription.   From the same kit is the word banner which was part of a digital stamp that I cut apart.   Everything else on the card was bits and pieces that were laying around my desk, and a couple of chipboard shapes by Gina's Designs (a key and a double heart).  Don't forget to also stop by the Gecko Galz Blog to see what the design team has been up to, and to enter into the monthly blog challenge!

I wish to enter this card into:
 Frilly and Funky "Anything Goes" challenge
The Crafting Cafe "Lots of Layers" challenge

Fun with Gecko Galz Papercraft Challenge Group - Entry Number One

Today I'm sharing the first of my monthly entries into the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Group on Facebook.  Each month there are several fun challenges to enter, all with different themes.  You can enter as many times as you want for the opportunity to win free collage sheets.  
First up is my entry into the "Not A Card" challenge.  I altered this little wooden purse I got at Michael's a while back.  It's small,  with the work space (not including the handles) just short of 4 x 4 inches.  I covered the box with the brand new Valentine themed digital papers from My Artistic Adventures, using matte Mod Podge to adhere the paper.  The papers are gorgeous, and there are more matching paper sets in other patterns now available in the store.  The Vintage Valentine image is from the Gecko Galz - Very Vintage Valentine collage sheet.  I added a few laces and embellishments from my stash to complete, and I used my new heart shaped doily die from spellbinders.

I wish to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting When We Can - Anything But A Card Challenge

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fun with Gecko Galz!!

Hi Crafty Friends!  Happy New Year!  It's January and time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!!  

This month our theme is "All You Need is Love!!"
Jan. 1st-30th.

There is only one rule, and that is that you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

Come check out all the new products for January, and also our brand new KIT CLUB, all new for 2015

Below is my sample entry for this challenge.  Please visit our BLOG to see the more of the entries by our Design Team, and to link up your own entry!

In December, I was blessed with the most amazing images from the Gecko Galz to play with for the month of January, and to create samples to show all of you some fun things you can do with the images! 

Below is the first sample I created.   I LOVE retro everything, so this was really fun!

Products used in creating the cards above: