Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Pastel Gecko Galz

Here are my Gecko Galz design team projects for the month of April. As you can see its all about Easter. I didn't make too many Easter cards this year, so only a few special people will receive them in person, but I can share these with everyone.

Hope you have a pleasant holiday week.
Take care, Gerri

The  first  card is my favorite for the April customer challenge called "Easter Fairy"
The fairy image with the pretty Easter Egg was fussy cut from the Gecko Galz Easter Parade sheet. She was layered on tulle, a velum tag, sage patterned paper, white eyelet paper and then the pastel painted card stock. The embellishments include pastel flower confetti, crochet edges and gold Stickles. The gold sentiment reads Easter Greetings. 

The next piece is called "bunny with wheel barrow"
I used the bunny with wheel barrow image from the Easter Icons 2 Gecko Galz collection and layered it on a Patel water colored paper doilie and pink flower cut out. This was put on a Aqua and pink card stock base that was also painted. Embellishments include pink German scrap from Retro Cafe Art, Stickles and a Happy Easter stamped sentiment.

The final card is  titled "Mr Red Bunny"
Mr red bunny Is taken from the Gecko Galz Easter Icon 2 collection and layered on a striped painted base, some paper from the Flower Power Pack and a red doilie. The embellishments include pink sparkle ribbon trim, Stickles and a stamped Happy Easter sentiment.

Friday, March 20, 2015

It was like a dream and Voila!

Todays project uses Gecko Galz images on an interactive art piece. The small shadow box from Retro Café Art just happened to fit some small dominos I had in my stash. I covered both sides with different  coordinating Gecko Galz images and viola, a moveable changeable piece.

Speaking of Voila! I was featured on Gecko Galz blog today . I was asked the following  question about magic powers. Let me know what you think!

What 3 magic powers would you like to have to advance Scrapbooking/ Paper arts....

1 Poof! .I would start a tv network for all things scrapbooking, paper arts, mixed media. I would give some of my favorite artists tv shows like Tim Holtz and Dina Wakely. I would explore paper arts around the world .It would include all kinds of programing from reality shows, game shows, competitions and even news programs about this topic. It could all be tied together with social media...facebook, pinterest, and instagram.
2Poof!.I would give everyone in the world the ability to stop and  find their inner child or muse. I would erase all their  fears about trying  to create art.  I believe it could bring more happiness to all people in all stages of their lives.
3.Poof! I would make sure that  especially in the US (and the world) that Art and Art history is a required course  from kindergarten thru high school and also to emphasis  the importance of creativity . It s what makes us truly human.
Take care, Gerri

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sweet Tiny Pink Bottlecap Angel

Here's a sweet little bottle cap angel necklace that I created for Retro Café Art. Though I tend to dress conservatively, I don't mind adding a  girlie necklace to the mix!
Hope you will mix it up this week!
take care, Gerri

"Sweet Bottle Cap Angel Necklace"

Retro Café Art Products used:

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Gecko Galz Projects

I've really had fun with the March collage sheets from Gecko Galz. For the design team  creations, I did 3 different types of paper crafts including an ATC,  a tag and a greeting card. Leanne offers such  varied, beautiful and gorgeous images. They are just such inspirational pieces.
Hope you will find inspiration this week.
Take care, Gerri

Harmony of Nature

Love is Grand

I love thee from my heart, I do.

To make these projects:

For this ATC. I watercolored the base with pastel colors then layer the in the garden pretty women under the mosaic frame from the Victorian Spring Kit -Icon. The pretty women was watercolored to achieve a soft effect. Behind it was a piece of white floral lace that I painted and a glittered pink flower piece. The entire piece was touched with  an Aqua paint markers, Stickles for shine and tiny rhinestones. The hand cut sentiment reads "Harmony of Nature". 

To make this tag I cut of Tim  Holtz  butterflies and Stickles them and added rhinestones. The Manila tag was watercolored with black and brown. I layered the Hollywood Glam  female image, the butterflies and an assortment of paper roses with a black feather. The final touches were the hand cut sentiment, more glittery Stickles, tiny rhinestones and an ombré ribbons. The sentiment reads, Love is Grand, she laughed."

To make this card i layered the pretty female image from the In the Garden collage sheet on multiple coordinating green and purple papers. The 3D embellishments include a lace heart, painted key, purple rhinestones, antique lace and a violet bouquet with tulle. The final touches were water color paint high lights and Stickles for a touch of glitter. The hand cut sentiment reads " I love thee from my heart I do".

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Home made Gelli Plate Printing

Hello friends,
Been having fun with my homemade gelli plate. Yes, I made it from glycerin and gelatin its not as smooth as a real one but it does the trick. It  didn't cost much so Ive been happy with it. It becomes quite addictive once you begin printing. Hope you enjoy a couple of my favorites.
Artfully yours,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day my dears

Happy Valentine's Day to all my dear friends, Internet art friends and wonderful family!
Please enjoy this sparkly Valentine I gave to my dear husband called....."To love is to see a glimpse of heaven."
Love you all,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gecko Galz February Glittery Designs

"Strange fits of passion have I known"

"Of all the sunbeams that did ever shine"

"I feel the weight of chance desires"

Welcome everyone. Above are several February cards that I made using the gorgeous Gecko Galz images. Lee Anne always puts together beautiful pieces that are inspiring for my paper cards, collages or tags. You can follow and learn more  Gecko Galz on their blog where you can get freebies, shop and learn about the Design team and be inspired. Check us out on Pinterest too!
When you look at my creations , you will see that I like to create girlie, feminine things with lots of sparkle. Stickles is a go to product for me. I always know when my projects are done when  reach for Stickles to add that final glittery accent.

Hope you have a sparkley week,
Take care, Gerri

Here are directions for these pieces:
Beige and Blue Peacock using the Coquette Kit:
To make this I used the coquette female image  and the  multi layered the pretty peacock frame around her. This was placed on an ink stained card and then embellished. The accents include rhinestones, water color paint, gold german scrap and gold glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads:Strange Fits of passion I have known and I will dare to tell."
The yellow card - Sunbeams card:
Used the  Gecko Galz Victorian Ladies and the Beautiful borders collage sheets. There is hand stamping of roses to match and then water colored painted. The images were layered on  gold striped paper, painted card stock then trimmed with yellow lace, gold german scrap from Retro Café Art and glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads "Of all the sunbeams that ever did shine, the very sweetest had to be given to thee."
 The second red card -Chance desires:
Used the  Gecko Galz Victorian Ladies and the Beautiful borders collage sheets. There is hand stamping of scrip and a red feather  to add dimension. The images were  layered on painted card stock, red patterned paper then  trimmed with gold fiber trim, metal corners,  and glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads "I feel the weight of chance desires: my hopes no more must change their names."
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