Saturday, April 12, 2014

Circus Adventure

Here is a card I made recently for Retro Cafe Art, I never went to a circus as a child, but I did take our daughter when she was little. We would go to New York City to Madison Square Garden to see Barnum and Bailey with their three ring circus. It was always so much fun, with all the sights, the smells and  the  crowds excitement. I am dedicating this card to that long ago experience.

To make this, I used the tent Collage image  and Circus sign  that were  painted and put  on the scribbly background that I stamped a ferris wheel. The Tent shape was covered with bright paper and the strong man added to the door. The  circus flag banners were glittered and the word adventure applied  then the circus folks were layered. Accents include Stickles dots and pearls on the corners.

Hope your life is as exciting as a circus this week.
Take care, Gerri



Circus Excitement







Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I enjoyed my own nature

It's Spring here in the low country, the azaleas and trees are  all blooming. It also means yellow pollen ever where.  It covers the cars, walks and roofs. We can actually leave foot prints when we walk across our porch. LOL.

Today's project was for  Gecko Galz :To make this card I started with the  Cross Promotion Event by using JL Nature background and watercolored the edges. I layered a green patterned paper with the Gecko Galz garden gal image. The  garden embellishments include multi colored paper flowers and punched green leaves. Butterfly appliqu├ęs, fabric tiny flowers and a tag that reads "I enjoyed my own NATURE to the fullest" were also added. The finishing touches were Stickles and some glitter nail polish for some shine.

Hope you will enjoy your own nature this week.
Regards,
Gerri



"I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest"

"Floral details"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Art Princess Exploding ATC

I love making ATC's they be small but powerful! To be able to cram so much on a piece the size of a playing card can be difficult, that's why I make exploding ATCs. An exploding ATC is one that spills over the edges. Like in life, I like to cram inalot of experience and sometimes they spill over the edges. LOL.

Today  I am showing two ATC's the Kristin had put on her blog and Facebook for Retro Cafe Art.To make these beauties I started with a black playing card and layered the 
Stage collage sheet by Cassandra Van Curen
Domino collage sheet by Cassandra Van Curen
They were topped with Stickled  RCA Hearts , Rhinestones and the corners are pleated sequins. The sentiment are little cut out  RCA paper cuts words that say Art Princess and Bloom Dreamer

Hope you will feel like an Art Princess this week.
Take care,
Gerri



Friday, March 28, 2014

Little Boy and Little Girl of Easter

For Gecko Galz today, I have been working on some Easter cards with images of children. Easter is one of our favorite family holidays.  There is lots of food, church and of course chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.  We have many fond memories of fuzzy stuffed bunny toys and hiding Easter eggs for the children to find.

To make the card  with the " Little Boy "I started with the little boy  image from the Easter Children Sheet and layered it on a cross stitched patterned paper, then green, pink and finally I put that on a spring green plaid card. The embellishments include tiny green buttons, little flowers, glitter studs and green rhinestones. A  faux stitch rub on and Stickles were the final accents.

 To make the card with the "Little Girl" I started with the little girl  image from the Easter Children Sheet and layered it on orange plaid paper then a blue glitter egg cut out and orange paper lace. This was glued to multi colored  patterned paper and put on a green card. The embellishments  include an orange little flower, glitter studs and orange  rhinestones. The Happy Easter sentiment and Stickles were the final accents.


Hope you will have some child like fun this week.
Take care my friends, 
Gerri



"Little Girl"

"Little Boy"

"Boyish details"

"Girlie details"

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lucky St Patricks Day

It's  St Patricks  Day Time here  in the Savannah Area  and its a big holiday. Savannah  will have 300,000 visitors and the parade tomorrow will feature 350 floats, Irish pipe bands, celebrities and military units. You can drink green beer and sample shrimp and  green grits. It's the second largest St Patricks day  parade in the United States and has been happening since 1813, over 200 years. So join me in celebrating and take a peek at two St Patricks Day..... a card using Gecko Galz collage images and a "Luck" bracelet using Retro Cafe Art supplies.

Hope the Luck of the Irish is with you this week.
Take care,
Gerri



"St Patricks Day Message"


"St Patricks details"



"Luck be with you Bracelet"

"Lucky details"





Sunday, March 2, 2014

The very Pulse of the Machine

Steampunk is a favorite theme of mine and I especially like to make it my own and I call it "Girlie Steampunk". Who says gears, sprockets and machinery can't be feminine and romantic! This two sided project today was for Retro Cafe Art, I'm also going to show you where it hangs. It is in my studio on a vintage "stairway to the moon shelf" with all my other Retro Cafe Art  beautiful swaps from other talented artist friends.

To make this heart  I started with the Masonite Steampunk Heart  and painted one side black and one side silver. It was layered with Steampunk Gears painted copper, gold, silver that are all metallic colors. The center is a Faux watch movement  part piece and the other side is a female image under a dome. Lots of shiny Stickles, painted dots and copper stickers complete this piece. The sentiment is on the black sheer ribbon  on a layered banner cutout and says "And now I see the very pulse of the machine".

Hope you will seed the pulse of all the world's machinery this week.
Artfully yours,
Gerri


"4 Ever"


"And now I see the very pulse of the Machine"

"In my Studio"

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Only You Now and Forever

Hello my friends. Life's been crazy busy around here, between work and my daughter's recent visit. We had a wonderful time together  laughing, shopping, going out to eat and just enjoying each others company. Now that she is gone, I am getting back into the spirit of things!

Here's a simple pretty for Gecko Galz it is a beautiful romantic image of a dancing couple. I layered it on pink and baby blue shiny paper to match their outfits. There is tulle, pearls, Stickles (of course), pink shiny flowers and a sparkly feather butterfly. The hand cut sentiment reads "Only You, Now and Forever"

Hope you will a week filled with a special someone this week.
Take care,
Gerri
"Only you, now and Forever"
                                       

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