Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gecko Galz September Fun


Good morning everyone!  I'm back this month to share some things I created for Gecko Galz.  They have the absolutely BEST collage sheets.

For my Autumn ATC, I used the leaves from Fall Into Nature and Autumn from Autumn Harvest.  I sprayed the background with LSG Rudolph's Red Nose & Canna Lily Burnt Orange, did a little stamping with a cheap border stamp, and then added all my images.

For my Smile art tile, I used clear gesso to seal the coaster, then sprayed with LSG Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.  I then used a splatter stamp and red ink, cut out an image from Her Beautiful Colors, and added a sticker from Prima and a metal flower basket.

For Be Free, I sprayed the ATC with LSG Frolic in the Black Forest and Frozen Jack Frost to get a gray background, stamped with LCD Flagstone stamp, and cut out an image from Sparkle and Shine.  I then added some flatback pearls and the saying.

Lastly, I created my Shine Brightly ATC by using black and red paint on a gel plate, cut out an image from Paper Moon, added some wooden stars I painted silver and a star pin, then finally the saying.

Check out Gecko Galz monthly challenge, Autumn Harvest, for a chance to win $25 in Gecko Galz collage sheet.  If you love the images, go to the Gecko Galz Etsy Store.

Until later..........


Marilyn

Monday, August 7, 2017

Say Cheese!

Good morning everyone.  Well, I'm back after a short absence.  Things were crazy getting moved back into our house and getting settled.  So here I am and I wanted to share with you something I made for this month's Challenge over on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

Don't you just love Happy Cat?  I hat the little sticker laying around and thought it fit.

This month's Challenge at LCPtoC is Stenciled Backgrounds.  Why don't you drop by the Portal and get your entry in?  You'll have a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Just click HERE to jump over to their blog.

Until later......................
Smiles~

Marilyn

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gecko Galz May Projects

Good morning everyone!  This is going to be a short post.  I just wanted to share with you some of the things I created for Gecko Galz this month.

Images from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Beauty Unbound

Sorry it's so short and sweet and I have no step-by-step instructions this month.  I'm dealing with health issues related to stress and with putting my house back together.  

Until later............................


Marilyn

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fly Play Sing ATC

It's a new month for challenges over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  The challenge is use faux or real stitching. Since I don't have a sewing machine, here is what I did:

I used the Fly, Play, and Sing clear stamps from Carmen's Veranda along with drawing in my own stitching.

Don't forget to visit Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and enter your art in the challenge.

Until later................


Marilyn

Jumbo Eggs

Good morning!  A new month brings a new challenge at Gecko Galz.  This month's challenge is Country Fresh.

I used one of the images from the Sunnybrook Farm collage sheet.

Until later...................


Marilyn

Friday, April 28, 2017

Forget Me Not - Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone. This time around I want to share with you how I created the Twinchie I made for the New Stamp Release that was over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

I started out by painting a piece of 2x2 matboard black.  Once that was dry, I stamped the Heart from the Fish and Heart Set and colored it in with Primacolor pencils.  I added green metallic thread around the edges and found the sentiment in my stash.

Easy peasy and the black background really sets off the other colors.  You should see how the colors pop in person.

Stay tuned!  As always, there will be more next month from our talented group of designers.

Marilyn aka Tarnished Rose
LCD DT Leader.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Place

It's Day 1 of the New Stamp Release event going on at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Give them a visit and leave a comment over there for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda.

I worked with the new CV Crayons stamp & the new CV Clear stamp Happy Place.  I used the heated soft matte gel background technique from Keren Tamir to get the mottled and slightly crackled texture.


Man, does this bring back memories of afternoons spent coloring in coloring books.  Some of you may be like me and still color to this day.

Head on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see some of the great new releases.  I think you'll love them as much as I do.

Until later.................


Marilyn