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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beauty Mystery Magic

Last month, I showed all of you an ATC I had created for Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's Black & White Challenge.  Today I want to show you how I created it.  I admit, it's very easy and nothing complicated about it.


I started by stamping the NEW 5 Circles onto a piece of paper then cutting them out.  I them set them to the side.  Next, I stamped ATC Gothic Text onto the ATC and then added circles using a lid and white paint.  When that didn't show up too good, I switched to black paint and loved it.  I then took a paintbrush, dipped the bottom in black ink, and added dots around the circles.  Once the paint was dry, I added the 5 Circles I had cut out.  Finally, I stamped Beauty, Mystery, and Magic using Miscellaneous Words, cut them out, and centered them on the ATC.

Just goes to show what you can do with just two colors.

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


Marilyn aka Tarnished Rose

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter, Irish, Alice, and even a Bird for Gecko Galz

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Good morning everyone!  Spring is in full swing and things are blooming (at least here).  With that in mind, I tried to keep things spring-y this month and also stay with our Customer Challenge theme of Alice's Tea Party.

So, let's get started:

I sprayed pink and yellow mist for my background and then stenciled on triangles using modeling paste I tinted green.  I cut out the image from Easter Wishes and added it to my ATC and then added a Chit Chat sticker to the top (I forgot to write detailed instructions).

I know St. Patrick's Day was last month but I couldn't resist using this image from the Luck O The Irish digital collage sheet.  Yes, once again, I forgot to write detailed instructions.

For this coaster, I used a Gina Marie Quilt die to create a background on the coaster, alterating pink and black paper.  I then cut out the image of Alice and the Butterflies from the Go Ask Alice collage sheet and arranged them in the center going off to the right.  I cute out "Alice" from the same sheet and added it to the top left.  I sealed everything with a couple of coats of matte varnish.

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I used the Hat from the Mad Hatter Digital Stamp Set and a piece of paper from the Mad Tea Party Paper Pack.  I used "We're All Mad Here" from the Go Ask Alice digital collage sheet.

This lat once was a breeze.  I had this great piece of paper that match one of the images from the Blue Bird of Happiness collage sheet.  I first sprayed the paper with Lindy's T-Bird Turquoise and Sea Oats to help bring out the color of the paper.  I then fussy cut the image out and added it to the bottom of the card.  I finished up with Chit Chat words that I sprayed with the same Lindy's mists and outlined with a micron pen.

I hope you enjoyed these ATCs.  Don't forget Gecko Galz has tons of great collage sheets.

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


Marilyn