Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Gecko Galz Design Team

Today I am featured on the Gecko Galz blog as a design team member. There are so many pretty collage sheets for all your paper  needs available from Gecko Galz. You can check out their etsy store here. Collage sheets, Papers and stamps for your digital paper crafts are offered there too. Each month there is a customer challenge and you can win prizes...the theme  this month is Seaside memories. LeAnne has even given me a free image  to celebrate being featured , you can find it at the bottom of this post. In July Gecko Galz's  stamp theme is "Midsummer Nights Dream" and it is pretty little fairy stamps.   

I do hope you like my two projects, both so totally different from each other!!! Its a wonder how our creative minds work. Don't you agree.

Do take care,


"To be of the Sea"

"Lady Luck"

To make these collages, here are the instructions:
"Sea Nymphs"
I painted some card stock with water blue and green  metal colors and layered the Sea Nymphs image on the top.
The embellishments  added were netting, sea shells, sea shaped confetti, pearls, gold edge stickers and  sea shell stickers. The final accents included blue and green glittery Stickles and the hand cut sentiment that says  "She knew at last what it meant to be of the sea"

"Lady Luck"
Starting with an over sized playing card as the base, I then layered the Ace of hearts  pinup image from Jokers Wild on top. The embellishments added include Las Vegas location stickers, a cigar band, dice, tiny playing cards, tiny stickers that say LADY LUCK and Vegas lights. The final  accents are  gold glittery Stickles and the hand cut sentiment that says: What did you have in mind?

Gecko Galz Free Stamp

Friday, July 3, 2015

Forever Friend Watercolor tag

Thinking about friendship today....I've met so many wonderful friends here in the low country and I wanted to celebrate that fact! There are many old and dear friends still up north and this is for them       too. I enjoyed using Retro Cafe Art supplies on this little art tag. I hope that you will get to spend
 this week with your forever friends.                                                                                  
Artfully yours,

"Forever Friend"

To make this tag I watercolored the background and then over stamped it with a musical score stamp. The little houses cut outs  are from Retro Cafe Art and were painted pink and white. The tiny paper leaves and flowers came next. Embellishments include scroll rub ons, pink pearls and an eyelet trim. The sentiment  using paper cuts from Retro Cafe Art reads "Forever Friend".

Lucky the Illustrated Woman

If are you like me... a very visual person, you probably are on Pinterest. Pinterest has every thing. You can see inspiring art, clothing, home, DIYs and of course tattoos. Yes, tattoos! I would never get any that I admire, there are entire impressionist paintings, interesting retro styles  and even abstract images. There was a piece on tattoo artists on the tv show....Sunday Morning today. In honor of all the tatoos out there, I was inspired to create a piece using Retro Cafe Art  products. I call her Lucky the illustrated woman.

Hope you will be inspired this week.
Artfully yours,

To Make this piece:
Using silver paint I then  stamped all over  the art doll a RCA female figure. Attached her wings and applied appliques of vintage tattoos. She is standing on a painted wooden heart on top of a wooden  RCA spool that is covered with  a tattoo rub on, that is on a black glitter RCA wreath cut out . The final accents are the RCA Baker colored twine  and the Red Stickles  heart.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Be Playful

Today we are being visited by my helper MaryLou, who has modeled most of my jewelry creations over the years. My creation today is a little flower pin that I will definitely be wearing this summer. The center pin is a little painting palette from Retro Cafe Art which is  on a denim painted rose. Of course it is sparkly, so the paint spots are represented by hand colored crystals. The little brush has glitter accents too. The sentiment reads " Be Playful", something I try to be in my art.

Hope you will be playful this week.
Take care,

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gecko Galz June Design Team

Today I am being featured at the  Gecko Galz  blog so I wanted to share my June projects with you. Gecko Galz has the best images around, in many different styles and themes. They are very inexpensive and can be purchased at Etsy, please come check it out here! I used three favorite themes....Tea, Paris and Fireworks! Also we offering a free Masculine themed stamp called King for you to create with as you wish! You will find it at the bottom of my blog.

Hope you will have a beautiful week.
Take care, Gerr
"Tea Time"

"La Vie Parisienne"

"Star Spangled Fireworks"

To make these cards:

Tea time Card
Using the pretty high tea kit from Gecko Galz, I fussy cut out the tea time image and glued it on the coordinating paper. This was layered on two different colored papers which was then placed on top a scalloped blue card. The embellishments include ink dots, rhinestones, glitter tape, and green Stickles.

Paris thrill me
ThIs card started by using the beautiful female image from the La Vie Parisienne collage sheet. This was layered on green, Gecko Galz Portabella paper, glitter red and finally a gold card. I stamped the Eiffel Tower and added the sentiment Paris Thrill Me. The word Paris was also stamped and layered on gold paper. The last touches were red sparkle fringe, gold German scrap from Retro Cafe Art.

The Star Spangled Banner Card
The image is from the Gecko Galz Stars and Stripes forever and was layered on three different colored papers . These papers were edged with coordinating ink. on top I stamped the fireworks which were touched with Stickles and rhinestones. The final details were ribbon rosettes, silver stars, glitter ribbon , Stickles and rhinestone stars.

Here is the free stamp of a mighty King!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

One of a Kind May Creations

Today I am very excited to be featured on Gecko Galz Designer spotlight! They are show casing several of my cards featuring the beautiful images from Leanne for Gecko Galz. Come on over and check out their site. This months customer challenge is "Things with Wings", using any Gecko Galz image you can enter this theme to win a $25 gift certificate to Gecko Galz! So here are some of my  May projects. Which one is your favorite?

Hope you will have an art filled week.
Take care my friends,

"Remember Friends"

"Thinking of You"

"One of a Kind"

I thought of you Charisma
To make this card i staters with card stock and applied some wrapping paper with the butterfly image. Atop that I fussy cut the yellow women image from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties and added the yellow frame. The top and bottom of the card has yellow circle embellishments and flower stickers. The final touches were the sentiment, "I thought of you Charisma", water colored painted flowers and black Stickler.

Remember Friends 
To make this card I started with green background and added the patterned paper from the Gecko Galz sheet Toile Jolie. On that I layered some pink flower images and then the women in the pink hat from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties sheet. The accents include dimensional bees, green rhinestones, Stickles, pink German scrap from Retro Cafe Art and the sentiment "Remember Friends".

Thinking of you
To make this card I started with a beige card then layered blue printed paper, blue paper from the Gecko Galz Toile Jolie sheet, green polka dot paper and the pretty female image from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties sheet. The embellishments include plastic butterflies, buttons, sequins, rhinestones, plastic swirls and Stickles. The sentiment reads "Thinking of You" and was touched with water colored paint.

Here is "my things with wings" card.
One of a kind
To make this card I started with beige card stock and layered the Gecko Galz Free Bird  paper as the background. On top of this was layered the sweet female image from the Gecko Galz "Ain't she Cute " sheet, a bird cage from the Gecko Galz Free bird icon sheet and the stamped sentiment "One of a Kind". The accents include, little colored frames with coordinating rhinestones and gold Stickles, glitter pink edging, and pink glitter rhinestones.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Soar Attraction Arrow

Today for Retro Cafe Art is a tag that I made using their beautiful mixed media supplies. I seem to be interested in arrows these days, they seem to be popping up in my projects these days.  I am thinking of finding some in a flea market or a yard sale. There are a lot of hunters here in the south so, I think I have a chance. I think I will paint them and put  them on my walls in a geometric pattern. What do you think of that?
Well here's to a high flying weekend.
Artfully yours,

"The heavens laugh with you in your jubilee"

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