Last month I had tried out for the Gecko Galz Design Team, which I did not make, but I was asked to be their guest designer for July!! I was so excited to hear, and to get a chance to use the July products since they are fabulous! Here are the samples that I made. I tried to use everything she gave me, to get the most out of it. Check out my spotlight on the Gecko Galz Page! I still plan on making more, but this is what I have so far:
I made a series of tags using the Monday's Child set, because I wanted to play with some Tim Holtz type backgrounds. This tag was stamped with a script stamp, then I used a mask over it and inked the uncovered areas. I loved out it turned out, and can't wait to try more masks. I even have stuff to make my own masks, which I bought by accident, but a happy one. I love how the flower turned out. What a great way to use those little flowers, which are so old, in a new way. I love hydrangeas!
This tag I mod podged a dictionary page onto the tag, and cut around it. Then I used masking tape and blotted it all over to peel up a layout of the page, making it look old and torn. I love this technique! Then I just used a few embellishments and voila!
This take screams Autumn to me! I inked the tag by spritzing ink on my craft mat. I used some patterned paper behind the label, which is from Bo Bunny, of library drawers. The frame is from another Gecko Galz set, Fantastic Frames, which I cut down to fit my picture. Added script stamp on label, a beautiful fall flower, used Perfect Pearls on some chipboard, as well as the frame. Beautiful!
This is a 3D ATC that I made using a TWA Travel Poster from the Vintage Travels collage set. I printed two, so I could cut out the buildings and pop them on the other. I covered them in Perfect Pearls, which is hard to see in this picture. The flag and the Queen are from the London Calling collage set. I used some Martha Stewart glitter to give some sparkle to the Union Jack, and some gold Perfect Pearls to the edges of the Queen. Add a pinwheel and a plane, and Voila! I love how it turned out!
This card was made using a background paper from the Gecko Galz Great Adventures Paper Pack, some banners from the B is for Banner collage set, and some images from the Yankee Doodle collage sheet. Add some lace, ribbon, script stamp on a Top Note die, buttons and chipboard.
This is a postcard or card, using the Seaside Beauties collage set, as well as a background paper from the Great Adventures Paper Pack. I also used a doily, some gold Dresden borders, and the Surf's Up collage set. Perfect Pearls were added to the green swimsuilt and to the water drops for some shine.
I have a thing about library cards, being a librarian, and love to use them as backgrounds for ATCs. Here I made a Monet subject card, using the Monet Dreams set as well as the Fantastic Frames set. I used Perfect Pearls on the frame, on the scroll stamp, as well as the edges. It came out so lovely!
I wanted to use one of the banners from the B is for Banners set to make a Christmas card. I embossed the background with a music folder, which is hard to see except what is gilded with gold Perfect Pearls. I used some paper lace around the tree, used Pearls on a chipboard stump, and inked and stamped. So simple.
This card started as a bookmark for my niece, who loves horses and cowgirls, and became a card as a means for transporting the bookmark. And having lived in Texas for a few years, I have a drawer full of Texas/Western themed stuff! I used the Wild West Dominos for this, just lining them up, inking each one, and gluing them to cardstock. Then I used removeable adhesive and attached the whole thing to the card. Add some twine for accent. Done. Very cute card for a budding reader.
And last but not least, another card using the Wild West Circles. I rolled a stamp in the background, added Perfect Pearls (can you tell I love them???), punched out several circles and added a button and a gear that looked like a wagon wheel. Perfect! And simple!
I had fun making so many things, I still have a million ideas for more! Thanks Gecko Galz for inviting me to be the Guest Designer!
Happy Scrappy Savings!