Friday, 12 May 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - ART JOURNAL PAGE - 12th May

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my latest project for 
Here is my very first art journal page!
 

I bought a plain kraft card covered sketch book and some water colour paper. (From poundland)
The idea for this page is to get lots of texture.
 HERES HOW
Cut down the paper to fit the sketch book page
Cover the water colour paper in gesso
Crumple up the sheet of tissue (mine was the same size as the page)
Apply to the wet gesso randomly, apply more gesso
Add strips of lace down one side, cover with gesso
Using a stencil and more gesso or texture paste, apply all over 
Add cheesecloth and more gesso
Add cotton threads randomly over page, apply more gesso
Now add micro beads into the mix
Choose three different colour sprays, or paints watered down
Apply randomly by flicking, spraying or dabbing
Allow to dry
Now start to decorate with flowers, sisal, butterflies and words.

You will need;
Tissue paper, cotton thread, cheesecloth, white lace, sisal, micro beads, stencil, texture paste, flowers, brown chalk ink, stamens and pearl string.

GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS

Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set
Charming Words collage set
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LINK TO HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TEXTURE PASTE
I made mine in 2013 in a large tub and it is still fine!!
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I hope you like my journal page and have a go.
That's all for now, do look out for more art journal pages from the rest of the team.
Bye for Now.
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

FABSCRAPS DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - MY FAIR LADY COLLECTION C94 - TIME TOGETHER

FABSCRAPS MY FAIR LADY COLLECTION
C94
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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT - TIME TOGETHER




FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:
  • Fabscraps My Fair Lady Collection C94 paper range: 
  • C94 005 Lady Flora paper
  • C94 007 Lady Evelyn paper
  • C94 008 Lady Pearl paper
  • Fabscraps Card Kit    MC94 001A
  • Fabscraps Stickers     ST94 001 Lady Love Sticker Card
  • Fabscraps Chipboard DC94 002 Time Together
  • Fabscraps Chipboard DC94 008 Corner Filligree and Little Blooms
  • Fabscraps Sticker Sayings True Friends
  • White doily
  • Pearl stamens
  • One mini Pearl
  • Hand made flowers using flower dies
  • Glitter flower centre
  • Purple ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Lilac, purple plain card stock.




INSTRUCTIONS:
1.   Cut photo 4.75 x 4.75, matt onto plain lilac card, 5 x 5 inches
2.   Matt again onto dark purple card, 5.5 x 5.5 inches
3.   Matt again onto paper, 6 x 6 inches
4.   Matt again onto purple card, 6.25 x 6.25 inches
5.   Make another matt with paper 6 x 6 inches 
6.   Matt onto purple card 6.5 x 6.5 inches
7.   Adhere this to the page slightly to the left
8.   Adhere the matted photo slightly to one side of this
9.   Add a border across the center beneath the matted photo
10. Take a white doily, cut in half, matt onto purple card and adhere
11. Ink and emboss all the chipboard pieces, adhere 
12. Make some lilac flowers and adhere
13. Matt True Friends sticker onto purple card, adhere
14. Matt one of the journaling cards, adhere
15. Add mini pearl to the mini flower chipboard.



MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY
BYE FOR NOW

Monday, 1 May 2017

GECKO GALZ CUSTOMER CHALLENGE COUNTRY CHARM - MAY 1st - May 29th

Morning lovely Gecko Galz, today I have made a card for the 
May 1st Customer Challenge - Country charm.
I hope you love these papers as much as I do.
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, text

PRODUCTS USED
COUNTRY GIRL MINI PAPER PACK
Country Girl Digital Mini Paper Pack
BEAUTIFUL WORDS DIGITAL KIT
Beautiful Words Digital Collage Set
TIME FLIES DIGITAL KIT
Time Flies Digital Collage Set
BUTTERFLY WINGS
Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set

CHARMING WORDS
Charming Words collage set

FROM MY STASH
6 x 6 inch card blank
Blue pearl card 
Sticky back pearl for butterfly body
Square pin dot die
Small circle die
Flower dies by Heartfelt Creations
Foam for handmade flowers, stamens and flower dies
Stitches stamp and dark blue chalk ink.

I hope you like my card and become a follower of my blog.
Just click on the link on the left hand side bar.
Many thanks for visiting today
Bye for Now
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BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL - MAY MOOD BOARD CHALLENGE - 1st MAY - Awesome Times

Morning everyone and welcome to my blog and the latest
 May Mood Board -  Spring Blooms and New Life.

HERES HOW
Choose a background paper and apply white Gesso 
When dry use a stencil and texture paste and apply all over
When dry spray and flick lots of paint or ink all over the page
When dry add matted photo to the page, use cardboard to lift
Add a white doily cut in half
Add a small paper clip
Make lots of flowers and used  hot glue to adhere
Take a chippie title and ink and emboss
Add mini journal tag
Add journal sticker and a photo frame.
PRODUCTS USED
12x12 backing paper, white, pink yellow and green cardstock, white gesso, stencil, texture paste, white doily, yellow, green, pink spray mists, paper foam for flowers in white then coloured with inks, pink, yellow, dark pink inks, stamens, tag, photo frame. Awesome Times chipboard and stickers from 
  Beach Affair Collection BEACH AFFAIR COLLECTION
HEARTFELT CREATIONS FLOWER DIES ASSORTED
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PRIZE
Our sponsor this month is 






We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.
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One winner will receive a Hazy Days Collection kit.


Many thanks for visiting today, Bye for now.
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

BERRY71BLEU DESIGN TEAM REVEAL APRIL MOOD BOARD - EXPLORE - 20th April


Hi everyone and welcome to my blog and the
Everything Old is New Again.
For this challenge I have taken a Journal cover to glam up.
HERE IS HOW
 Step 1
Take a plain journal chipboard cover and some strips of canvas
 Step 2
Cover chipboard journal with Gesso


 Step 3
Add the torn up scraps of canvas
Step 4
Cover this with Gesso


STEP 5
Take a stencil and texture paste and cover the entire front

Step 6
Your journal cover should look like this

Step 7
Add lots of embellishments to the wet cover

Step 8
Cover these with Gesso
  Step 9
Allow to dry then spritz with various colour sprays, I used brown, gold, aqua and blue

(I removed the flower as I wanted to fit the keyhole in). 
PRODUCTS USED 
Chipboard word EXPLORE - CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS
Chipboard Journal - Poundland
Various other chipboard and burlap flowers from my stash
Brown brads
Door knob from my husbands garage bits
Various spritzers.
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AND NOW FOR THE PRIZES

Our Sponsor this month is:


Established in 2000, 7gypsies has enjoyed being a part of the craft and scrapbooking industries. 7gyspies has taken a few journeys along the way, with the caravan’s final destination with Canvas Corp. 

a bit of the 7gypsies story…
A young architect who wanted to be a painter met an Australian school teacher with a penchant for collecting things. They married and traveled the world together, having 7 kids on 3 different continents. As age mellowed them, they settled in the southwestern US and began designing for the scrapbooking industry, drawing upon a lifetime of traveling and experiences. 
  
The Canvas Corp family welcomes this amazing brand, with a penchant for preserving the original inspiration behind the brand.  This catalog brings together vintage and brand new 7gypsies products.

the gypsies today… 
With a focus on preserving the inspiration for the brands and the product line, the 7gypsies development team has designed a number of vintage inspired collections that have a look of the past but are relevant to the creative market today. We have converted a considerable amount of products to production in the USA, while continuing to source world-wide to find the most exciting products, designs and technologies.  We are excited to release our most exciting collection Architextures™ which is going to take the 7gypsies brand in many wonderful new directions. 


7gypsies give the winner of the challenge one of their "Junk Packs" - a collection of vintage papers, handmade papers, fabric, tags and more with a writing and lettering theme. No two are alike. AND  as an there is a chance to win a additional prize - if you both submit an entry for the Berry71Bleu Challenge & the current Canvas Corp Brands Challenge you are eligable to win a second prize. You will find a link to the Canvas Corp Brands April Challenge under our Challenge board in the right sidebar. 


You have until April 30 to link up you project by using the linky tool in the right sidebar! Link up your project for the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge in their blog.
MANY THANKS FOR VISITING TODAY
BYE FOR NOW
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

GECKO GALZ DESIGN TEAM EASTER CARD 12th April

Hello lovely crafters and welcome to my blog and my latest card for
Today, as Easter is almost upon us,  I have an Easter Card for you. 

GECKO GALZ PRODUCTS USED
Easter Wishes Digital Collage Set
Moments In Time Mini Paper Pack
Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set
FROM MY STASH
Pearl card, fancy square die, foam flowers, stamens, foam, aqua blue cardstock, 6x6 card blank, pearl string, brown chalk ink, foam pads.
HERES HOW
Cut a sheet of pretty paper to 6x6 inches and distress the edges using scissors or a distress tool, adhere to card front
Cut down  aqua cardstock to 5.5x5.5 inches, distress and adhere
Cut another peice of pretty paper to 5.25 x 5.25 inches, distress edges, adhere
Die cut a fancy frame, 
Cut out the Easter greeting picture, distress edges, adhere to blue cardstock
Matt onto another sheet of pretty paper, adhere with foam pads
Add the fancy frame in the back 
Cut out two aqua butterflies, add pearls, adhere
Make some flowers, add stamens and adhere.


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Many thanks for visiting today, I do hope you followed along.
I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, just click on the followers link in the left hand side bar. And dont forget to look out for all the FREE STAMPS we have at Gecko Galz.
Bye For Now.
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL EDITION OF CREATIVE INSPIRATION MAGAZINE


Creative Inspiration
Yay I have been published with all these layouts!!!!
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I hope you had a look at the magazine, there is so much inspiration there. If you click on the names under each layout you will find the instructions on how I made each one.
Do come back again soon.
Bye for now.
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