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"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dancing and Singing Angels

Hello my friends,
Its been awhile since I was last able to share any of my art with you. I've been quite busy at work and we also had our daughter visit for  a nice long time. Between those two things my creative time has been cut short. I did so enjoy having our daughter visit because we had lots of time to laugh, visit historic site, shop and eat wonderful food. With her in mind I am sharing these two little angels that represent laughing and singing which is how I feel when she visits! The pretty angel bases where from Retro Café Art and so were the pretty collage sheets too. You should check them out for their sweet supplies, they have wonderful things to spark the imagination for all your creative pursuits.
Hope you have a week of singing and dancing!
take care, Gerri


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"

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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".
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