Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mermaids and Mermen Royalty

For a Retro Cafe Art Swap keeping with my mermaid obsession this month.  I used the Retro Cafe Art chipboard merpeople dolls. I decided to imagine  merpeople royalty! I made two sets , with a Queen mermaid and a King  merman. One was green and the other blue. I had so much fun creating their seashell clothing, accessories, scepters and fishnet background. The favorite part is the fish scale stamped texture that I even put on their skin!

Hope you will enjoy a sea adventure this summer.
Take care,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Purple Little Mermaid Pin

 Continuing with this month's theme, here is another  mermaid project for Gecko Galz's  July2014,  design team. It's a little mermaid pin using the Gecko Galz Mermaid Jewel sheet. If you check out their site , you will see there is so much to see, share and do.

To make this I started with a pin blank that I put the mermaid image from the Little Mermaid Jewel inside.  It was just the right size! It was covered with glossy accents, Sea shells, pearl beads and purple Stickles  which were glued on the side. A pearl and some gold shell charms dangle from the bottom. Touches of purple stickles around the edge completed this sea side pin.

Hope you will see the sea this week.
Take care, Gerri

Mermaid Pin

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mermaid Treasure Box

For  the Gecko Galz Design team here is one of my projects  for July 2014 using the  Little Mermaid collage sheet. As you know mermaids are one of my fav themes, because when I was small I wanted to grow to be a mermaid. LOL.

To make this box I painted the box with different metallic paints the color of the sea. I hand stamped the under sea creatures and added gold stickers too. I fussy cut the mermaid images from the Little Mermaid July collage sheet. On the top I layered them with nets, sea shells, star fish, pearls, and tiny sea creature confetti. The center has a plaque that reads "Treasure".

Hope you've never grown up!
Take care my friends,

Mermaid Treasure Box

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cardinal Red Santos

Hello my friends. Somehow life keeps marching on and I don't get to post as much as I would like too. But, I do love to decorating  female figures, so today, here is a  Female Santos from Retro Cafe Art, of course she is red, my favorite color. (at the moment!)

I used a lot of Retro Cafe art products including the Santos, the collage sheet for her bodice, the sweet winged charms and the birdcage. I started by painting her red then applying her bodice from a collage sheet of sea creatures! The bird cage trapped under her skirt has a pretty red cardinal in it. The crown is mage up of gold Stickles, a red sequin and rhinestones. She has all sorts of gold trim, red feather wings, and red ribbon too. Hope you enjoy looking at her!
take care,

"Cardinal Red Santos"

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Im Yours Always

Gecko Galz is partnering up with Opticillusions this month as a promotional Event. I found this great watch face from them, to start my piece. I am fascinated by watch faces, they really tell the story of the of the style of their time. From  Art Deco to Disco, you can get a quick glimpse of their surrounding time.

To make this collage card I started with the time piece image from  the June cross portion with OpticIllusions. It is layered on 3 different green papers, with green tulle in-between the layers. The antique pen stickers  where used as borders. The pretty female image is from the June 2014 "her beautiful colors" Gecko Galz sheet. The accents include green Stickers, rhinestones,a gold german scrap bow and sentiment. The sentiment says "I'm Yours, Always"

Hope time is passing just like you want it too this week.
Take care, Gerri

"Im Yours Always"

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Railroad Flirt

Hello dear friends, the final piece in the June spotlight for Gecko Galz is the piece below that I call  "Railroad Flirt" . The unusual thing about this is the embellishment I used...trashed wine wrappers! Before you uncork a bottle of wine, you have to remove the foil wrapper. I noticed that they were embossed and colorful and decided to use them in this piece! That's what I call trash to treasure!

To make this card, I started with the  vintage luggage tag printed paper and stamped the world images in the corners. It was layered on copper then navy paper. The central images include the Free June Ephemera of the" train" that I watercolored, June beauty from the "Her beautiful color"  Gecko Galz sheet and the Rail Way "Flirt" paper. The accents include some old hat netting, an old flag, gold brads and wine wrappers from unsealing wine bottles. They are the circles that look like seals. Stickle and watercolor accents were added last.

Hope you will turn trash to treasure this week.
Sincerely, Gerri
"Railway Flirt"

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Amour, there is nothing more thrilling

Heres a card that was featured as the June designer spot light  in newsletter for Gecko Galz. The theme is love but black and gold just seemed like the right color combination. Do colors speak to you?

To make this card I printed out the free June paper on glossy paper and just folded it as a card base. I water-colored the edges for depth. I layered tulle, an image of a vintage photo album and then the Miss Louise image from the June "Miss Louise" sheet. The accents were numerous with the AMOUR banner, black metal roses, lace stickers and gold corners. Miss Louise was detailed with black paint and gold Stickles. The  total sentiment reads "AMOUR, there is nothing more thrilling in this world."

Hope you will find amour this week!
artfully yours, Gerri

"Amour, there is nothing more thrilling in the world."

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