Sunday, December 15, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
First is a 7 Gypsies printer tray filled with stamped tags. Each tag has been masked, a technique which I enjoy.
Next a Christmas card, featuring a stamped snowflake background with an angel overstamped on top.
Finally, two ATC's which are steampunk in style.
Wish me luck - I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Welcome Everyone to the 3rd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop.
First I have a tag, which uses the following Gecko Galz products: images from Pretty as a Postcard and Darling Dragonflies. They were both fussy cut and edges inked. The tag was painted, stenciled, stamped and edged in gold paint. The word stickers are by Splash of Color (from Hobby Lobby), small white doily from Martha Stewart and rhinestones from my stash.
I also made a card, using papers from the Star Crossed and Wild Roses sets. The flower wreath is from a die cut sheet (12 x 12), which was inked. The individual flowers were cut out and layered into a free form wreath shape. More flowers were added beneath an image from the Pretty as a Postcard sheet. I also added teal sequins.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
My project today is a polka dotted jack-o'-lantern. I got this flat wooden pumpkin at Hobby Lobby and painted it orange. Then I added some punched circles (which I inked & pop dotted). The yellow is cardstock. I inked the pumpkin with brown ink.
Last I added a burlap flower with a fall leaf Zappy Dot in the center. I love how colorful and fun Zappy Dots are!!!
First photo is a close up of the flower. Second is the jack-o'-lantern.
Hop on over to the blogs of my fellow Zappy Dots DT members - here are the links.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
My first project is a 7 Gypsies shadowbox with a picture of my nephew Milo dressed as a gnome. The papers and leaves are from my stash. The Zappy Dots flair buttons are from the Vintage Halloween set. Love these!!
My second project is a bird titled, "Time for Fall". The bird is from Michael's. I painted the edges, covered it with Gecko Galz paper and then inked it with brown chalk ink. I deconstructed some Prima flowers (took out the centers and only used half the blue flower). I applied fall leaf Zappy Dots to the centers of the flowers. The clock is also from Gecko Galz. The bird has a small black rhinestone for an eye.
The photo below shows the flowers in more detail.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The chihuahua layout uses two flair buttons from the I Love Chihuahua line. There are also flair buttons for pugs, pitbulls, daschunds, labs & yorkies.
I also made another collage. I stenciled the background, using Tim Holtz distress inks. Then I added stamps, ephemera & a vintage image. The pink leaves are also vintage and are stapled with the tiny attacher. The words are cut from Tim Holtz tickets.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I'm posting three collages today, titled "Birds of a Feather", "Remember" & "Dream". The first two use vintage cabinet card images.
"Dream" is a photo of me as a child. I love those paper lantern stickers (been in my stash forever!) and how they contrast with the soft sprayed background. Making collages is a great way to use up your stash!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
And the flair button? A Zappy Dot, of course!! It's from the set called Vintage Sailor. I love the Zappy Dots flair buttons!!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I made 3 tags and a journal page. There are also harvest images and I'm thinking I will make some Thanksgiving cards with those!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Products used are: Dylusions spray inks, Tim Holtz flower stamp (Stamper's Anonymous), text stamp from Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, metal corner (Momenta), LOVE torn from Tim Holtz ticket, metal heart, bird brad & lace from my stash.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
The page also has stamping and stenciling. Fun stuff!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
This photo is of our little chihuahua, Chiquita. She will be my first PL photo of August.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
This month the DT at Gecko Galz are "Creating for a Cause".
I am creating for the Nature Conservancy. They help marine life, our oceans and coral reefs. Check out the link above to see what Gecko goodies I used and also to see how you can help this organization.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Project Life begins July 1 - I can't wait!!
Monday, June 24, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Gecko Galz has great patriotic images and so I sized the lady with the flag in Photoshop, cut her out and layered her over stamping and stenciling. Isn't she pretty - she's from the Red, White & Blue ephemera sheet #1. The large star is also from Gecko Galz. I printed it out full size and then cut it out. The star is from paper called Bursting in Air.I also used some washi tape, part of a white doily and the #4 from Tim Holtz.
This will not be true mail art because I'm not sending it to anyone - I like it too much and am keeping it for myself!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Only 2 more weeks and my daughter will be married!! I will have time to create again! I am ready to get back into my art room!!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Gecko products: paper “From Her Balcony” (Star Crossed papers), Hearts Galore set #1 – Love bingo card, Bits and Pieces set #1 Ticket & Rose Bingo card
Gems, lace, ribbon & rub on words from my stash.Directions: I used a white cardstock card base, sized 5 x 7. I printed out the background paper, cut it 4 ¾ by 6 ¾ , making sure to use the textured doily part of the paper at the top left of my card.
Next, I sized the ticket, Love Bingo card (4” x 5 ¾”)and Bingo card with rose (3 1/2 “ x 4 ¼”) in Photoshop, cut them out, inked the edges and layered on top of the background paper. The ticket is pop dotted.
I added a piece of lace & 4 pearls across the top of the rose Bingo card.
I tied pink ribbon around the card and added a gemstone. Finally, I added the rub on words.