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.
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