Monday, March 2, 2015

March Gecko Galz Projects

I've really had fun with the March collage sheets from Gecko Galz. For the design team  creations, I did 3 different types of paper crafts including an ATC,  a tag and a greeting card. Leanne offers such  varied, beautiful and gorgeous images. They are just such inspirational pieces.
Hope you will find inspiration this week.
Take care, Gerri

Harmony of Nature

Love is Grand

I love thee from my heart, I do.

To make these projects:

For this ATC. I watercolored the base with pastel colors then layer the in the garden pretty women under the mosaic frame from the Victorian Spring Kit -Icon. The pretty women was watercolored to achieve a soft effect. Behind it was a piece of white floral lace that I painted and a glittered pink flower piece. The entire piece was touched with  an Aqua paint markers, Stickles for shine and tiny rhinestones. The hand cut sentiment reads "Harmony of Nature". 

To make this tag I cut of Tim  Holtz  butterflies and Stickles them and added rhinestones. The Manila tag was watercolored with black and brown. I layered the Hollywood Glam  female image, the butterflies and an assortment of paper roses with a black feather. The final touches were the hand cut sentiment, more glittery Stickles, tiny rhinestones and an ombré ribbons. The sentiment reads, Love is Grand, she laughed."

To make this card i layered the pretty female image from the In the Garden collage sheet on multiple coordinating green and purple papers. The 3D embellishments include a lace heart, painted key, purple rhinestones, antique lace and a violet bouquet with tulle. The final touches were water color paint high lights and Stickles for a touch of glitter. The hand cut sentiment reads " I love thee from my heart I do".

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Home made Gelli Plate Printing

Hello friends,
Been having fun with my homemade gelli plate. Yes, I made it from glycerin and gelatin its not as smooth as a real one but it does the trick. It  didn't cost much so Ive been happy with it. It becomes quite addictive once you begin printing. Hope you enjoy a couple of my favorites.
Artfully yours,

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day my dears

Happy Valentine's Day to all my dear friends, Internet art friends and wonderful family!
Please enjoy this sparkly Valentine I gave to my dear husband called....."To love is to see a glimpse of heaven."
Love you all,

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gecko Galz February Glittery Designs

"Strange fits of passion have I known"

"Of all the sunbeams that did ever shine"

"I feel the weight of chance desires"

Welcome everyone. Above are several February cards that I made using the gorgeous Gecko Galz images. Lee Anne always puts together beautiful pieces that are inspiring for my paper cards, collages or tags. You can follow and learn more  Gecko Galz on their blog where you can get freebies, shop and learn about the Design team and be inspired. Check us out on Pinterest too!
When you look at my creations , you will see that I like to create girlie, feminine things with lots of sparkle. Stickles is a go to product for me. I always know when my projects are done when  reach for Stickles to add that final glittery accent.

Hope you have a sparkley week,
Take care, Gerri

Here are directions for these pieces:
Beige and Blue Peacock using the Coquette Kit:
To make this I used the coquette female image  and the  multi layered the pretty peacock frame around her. This was placed on an ink stained card and then embellished. The accents include rhinestones, water color paint, gold german scrap and gold glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads:Strange Fits of passion I have known and I will dare to tell."
The yellow card - Sunbeams card:
Used the  Gecko Galz Victorian Ladies and the Beautiful borders collage sheets. There is hand stamping of roses to match and then water colored painted. The images were layered on  gold striped paper, painted card stock then trimmed with yellow lace, gold german scrap from Retro Café Art and glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads "Of all the sunbeams that ever did shine, the very sweetest had to be given to thee."
 The second red card -Chance desires:
Used the  Gecko Galz Victorian Ladies and the Beautiful borders collage sheets. There is hand stamping of scrip and a red feather  to add dimension. The images were  layered on painted card stock, red patterned paper then  trimmed with gold fiber trim, metal corners,  and glittery Stickles. The hand cut  poetry sentiment reads "I feel the weight of chance desires: my hopes no more must change their names."

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Girlie Steampunk Gear Cards




Here are some little cards with a Steampunk attitude, that I like to call Girlie Steampunk because they have romantic and sparkly accents. Ha! The supplies are  from Retro Café Art, including black German foil, the gears, and background images. Retro Café Art is  one of my favorite  go to art supply places. Instead of photographing them on my traditional black back drop,  I tried it out on a green distressed trunk.  I had picked up a pair of these trunks  at a flea market. I do  like the added texture it brings  and will definitely use it as a back drop again.
Hope you will have an art filled week. Take care, Gerri

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Steampunk Mirror Muse

For today's Gecko Galz steampunk event , I am sharing my girlie  steampunk mirror frame with gears, clock hands, springs,  pearls and accented with Stickles. The Victorian mirror frame came from Retro Cafe art where they have the most amazing  supplies. The stunning Gecko Galz female image fit perfectly in this piece. If you know my work,  you know I can't live without Stickles glitter! Everything looks better with a little glitter, don't you think. ha!  Well, thank you for visiting.
Take care, Gerri

Steampunk Muse

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Alices Garden

For Retro Cafe Art here is what I call an exploding ATC. I love the size and shape of an ATC- Artist Trading Card but I never seem to keep all my art parts within the edges! This piece is Alice in the garden using Retro Café Art sweet supplies. I was thinking of gardens since it has been so cold around the country lately.
Hope you will be able to experience a beautiful garden whether in real life or virtually.
Take Care, Gerri

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