Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome 2017 with Gecko Galz

Good morning everyone!  I hope your new year has gotten off to a good start.  Today I wanted to share some projects I created using Gecko Galz digital collage sheets.  These are all super easy to create and can be done with a minimum of supplies.

This tag is the one I created for the Gecko Galz Customer Challenge.  Don't forget to get your entries in for a chance to win some wonderful Gecko Galz sheets.  I started off with the In Marble Halls paper pack, chosing the blue and white marbled sheet.  I then used an image from Snow Maidens & outlined it with some clear bling.  Randomly placed snowflakes and dots of Nuvo drops in Midnight Blue and Crystal fill out the tag.  I get cold looking at it.

This is a very simple ATC to create.
1)  Cut the image from the Ring in the New Year collage sheet, trimming the bottom half away.  Set aside.  Save the Happy New Year from the bottom of the image
2)  Using a Kraft ATC blank, add stenciling using a mixture of Metallique Antique Coin and translucent glossy texture paste and a squiggle stencil.
3)  Center your image on the ATC.  Add Happy New Year to the bottom and them add small brads on each corner.
I needed to create a fat book page for a swap I'm participating in and loved this image from the Ring in the New Year collage sheet.
1)  Start with a 4x4 piece of Bristol paper.  Spray the paper with some light yellow mist and then stencil the design using Metallique Emerald paint mixed with translucent glossy texture paste.
2)  Add the image to the right side of the paper leaving room for the trim.
3)  Add gold trim around all four edges.
4)  Using the same spray as for the background, spray four pre-cut cardstock photo corners and add them to each corner.
5)  Watercolor a chipboard "J" with yellow watercolor pencil and add to the left of the image.
For the last piece, I used a black twinchie as my base.
1)  Stencil on the design using the TH Tracks Mini Layering Stencil and Rosebud Nuance Powder mixed with opaque white texture paste.  Dry well.
2)  Trim your image from Dog Gone Cute Jewel It and center it on the twinchie.
3)  Add drops of Nuvo Caribbean Ocean to the corners of the image and twinchie.
4)  Scatter rhinestones randomly across the twinchie.

Yes, these were all super simple projects.  At the time I worked on these, I was (& still am) working with a very limited supply to pull from.  Most of you know I lost my entire studio, contents and building, in the Great Flood that hit south Louisiana.  I have been slowly adding supplies as funds allow and my projects should gain in complexity as time passes.  Please bear with me while I build up my stash.  I've also gone from 200 sq.ft. of building to a 5 ft. table shoved into a corner in the FEMA trailer we are living in,


  1. you made some gorgeous designs with the gecko galz products this month! xo

  2. I am so sorry that you lost all your treasures, Marilyn. Yet, you still manage to create beautiful projects!!