Friday, December 4, 2015

Free Digital Stamp and my December Samples for Gecko Galz

Hi Crafty Friends!  Below is your free digital stamp for December, compliments of Gecko Galz.  Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Blog each day for a link to the featured designers blog to pick up more free digital stamps!  While your here, please scroll through the rest of the post and check out what I created with some of the new December products from Gecko Galz on Etsy.
Also this month, Gecko Galz will be doing the annual 24 Tags of Christmas.  Each day, the blog will feature an amazing tag for you to create yourself, or be inspired by.  Don't forget our Christmas Spectacular!  Find out how to win prizes on the Gecko Galz Blog!

Snow Maidens digital collage set

Snow Maidens digital collage set


I created the tag above using stuff that was on or near my desk.  The image from the Czarina Craft Kit is oval shaped, so I slipped it into a Tim Holtz cabinet card.  I papered the cabinet card with background paper from the digital kit.  There happened to be a piece of corrugated cardboard nearby so I rubbed some gesso onto it, sprinkled diamond dust while it was wet and adhered the cabinet card to the corrugated cardboard.  I added trims, and that was it! 

Merry and Bright digital paper pack
Altered Christmas digital collage sheets
Winter Time digital collage sheets

I cut the shape of this tag with my electronic cutting machine, using a free svg file.  Alternatively, you can easily find a fancy tag template using google, print it out, and use the template to cut your design paper, or use a punch board to form the fancy shape.  I layered my Gecko Galz images using pop dots for dimension, and added trims from my stash.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Gecko Galz December Challenge is Here!

Welcome Crafty Friends!  It's time for a new Gecko Galz Customer Challenge!  Please join us for the current challenge "Far Away Places", accepting entries from December 1st - December 29th.  There is only one rule.  You need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz.  It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital background papers.  The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree!

  Don't forget to stop by the Gecko Galz blog to see what the rest of the team created this month.  We hope to inspire you to enter the challenge and win!  Don't forget that throughout the month, the Gecko Galz blog features samples created by the team using the new products for that month.

Below is a sample card that I have created for this month's "Far Away Places" challenge.

I began with a pre-folded kraft card base 5 x 6.5.  I printed out the gorgeous collaged background digital design paper from the Roads Less Traveled paper pack at 8 x 10.  I cut out the portion of the paper that I wanted to use.  I chose to cut the paper so that the red would serve as a backdrop for my image.  The image of the girl is from the Snow Maidens collage sheet set.  I fussy cut her from the background so it would appear that she was walking across the map behind her, and adhered her with pop dots for dimension.  I cut out small images from another paper that I'd printed from the same digital paper pack, and framed them with postage stamp frames, and adhered with pop dots.   I placed the stamp with the New York theme so it would appear that she was looking at it and making her decision on which of life's paths she should travel.  I found the sentiment on google.  I added more details such as the tiny buttons, and some glass beads around her feet.  Thanks for looking!