Friday, July 26, 2013

Then you will remember me Fairy Shrine

               Over at Retro Cafe Art there is an amazing Fairy Shrine swap going on , you have until Aug 19th to play, so come join  all the fun. See all the directions, here. We will be using the delightful inspirational Fairy Shrines from Retro Cafe Art. You'll receive amazing art from others in the swap  and even free goodies from RCA too! I've made 4 different beauties, rather French I think!

Hope you will join us... for some Oh la la fun!
Take care, Gerri




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bright Orange Life Saver

Here's another Sea themed card from Gecko Galz using the delightful Sea Shore Cuties July Collage sheet. The sea is always an easy theme for me to work with, did you know when I was young I wanted to be an oceanographer like Jacques Cousteau.... somehow I ended up in the garment industry. Imagine that!

To make this card I started with some polka dot paper and punched the edges. I added some red star ribbon on the top and the bottom with some yellow plastic stars. The image of the bathing beauty is from the Sea Shore  cuties collage sheet. I added the 3d life preserver for dimension and layered her on some blue cellophane to represent water. The water colored  painted sentiment says "bright".

Hope you have a bright week ahead of you!
artfully yours, gerri

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sea Shore Cuties

I love living here at the shore, whether its the bright green marsh grasses or the deep blue see, South Carolina low country is truly an inspiring place to live and create. Today for Gecko Galz using the July Ephemera Collage Sheet called Sea Shore Cuties Collection cuties I made this mixed media tag. Of course I enjoy the challenge of repurposing things , so I used a Red Gap tag as the base for this piece!

To make this tag I started with a muslim and red garment tag as the base. I attached the women in swimsuits image from the sea shore cuties sheet. I added embellishments of shells, drink umbrella, paper shells, netting, star fish confetti, pearls and the hand cut dictionary sentiment "friends". Some Stickle accents add the sparkle and shine of the sea.

Hope you will meet a friend at the ocean this summer.

take care, gerri

Friend...a confidant.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bingo you just can't stop

Well, its another Gecko Galz art project for everyone today using something from my childhood.It's all about mushrooms. I love the look of  mushrooms and as a child would go on walks with my mother and brother to hunt for them. Not to eat them, but to look and take photos of them. I even had a scrap book of mushroom pictures. I guess I started my paper art addition early in life.

For this card I used a Gecko Galz image image and several 3D items like the flower, ladybug and tiny Retro Cafe Art mushrooms. Some fiber, watercolor paint and red Stickles add addional color. The sentiment says"Bingo, you just can't stop"

Hope you will have a fond childhood memory this week.
artfully yours, Gerri


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Follow your heart

Making ATCs is one of my favorite things to do. It's fun  to see how much detail I can incorporate  in a little space. It's great that you can hold this little art object in the palm of your hand .

This ATC uses images from gecko galz that I added touches of water color paints. Some 3 d elements such as a game spinner and a little heart add depth. Stickles and red German scrap add the shine.  

Hope you will find a little treasure to hold in your hand this week.
Take care, gerri


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