So this month I thought it might be fun to have a Christmas in July Challenge. It is now less than 6 months away and I thought how fun it would be to see if in the middle of summer anyone could get inspired. This is an anything goes challenge and you are welcome to use any products your heart desires....however you must include one of the images below somewhere on the design and you must upload your image to the Fripperies and butterflies Facebook page by the 31st of this month. Also if you dont mind share the banner on your blog or facebook page if you have one. Pretty simple hu? And what do you win if you are crowned our winner? A $25 shopping spree at Gecko Galz and a super secret prize from me! So have fun...grab you flocking, glitter and embossing powders and create some Christmas magic!
This month I had a bit of fune using Gecko Galz collage sheets and made three little cards to match all my moods.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR CARD
For this card I used Gecko Galz La Vie Parisinne Collage set, Stamps by Canvas Corp, hand made papers, Viva Pearl Pen in silver, black soot and fadded jeans Distress ink by Ranger.
AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL CARD
Gecko Galz Pretty Portraits collage sheet, stamp by Fiskers, Italian hand made paper and recollections silver embossed paper, Viva pearl pen in white, paper Dollie by Wilton, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Bronze, Distress inks in chipped Sapphire and Vintage Photo.
BE STILL AND KNOW CARD
Gecko Galz Free June collage sheet from Newsletter, Stamp by Stampabilities, paper by Glitz & Canvas Corp, flowers and butterflies by Recollections, Distress inks in Faded Jeans & Vintage Photo for Ranger, feathers from Hobby Lobby.
TEA FOR TWO CARD
Gecko Galz High Tea Craft pack for image, Paper by Paper Studio, Viva pearl pen in cream, blank small tag from office supply shop, resin butterfly by Webster Pages, Cameo from my stash, small teal flowers by paper studio, Stamp by inkadikado, Distress ink in Vintage Photo by ranger.
FREE STAMP FROM GECKO GALZ
as a thank you for following my blog and supporting Gecko Galz we would like to give you this amazing digital stamp.
So I have been a bit behind on everything including opening my mail and it was delightful when I finally got around to opening my mail and low and behold there was the new Stampers Sampler Magazine.....and what could make it better than seeing all the amazing designs inside? The fact that I got a lovely spread featuring some of my Halloween cards. I was amazed and had no idea I would be featured but I wanted to share the news with all my followers.
We though for this months challenge it would be fun to dig in our closet and let fashion be our muse,so we are asking you to let the fashion illustration below to be your inspiration just create any project using this image and you could be our winner this month! Once you have your design done share it on the Fripperies and Butterflies Face book page (this must be done by June 29th) and then on the 1st of July we will announce the winner right here and on the facebook page. And what will you win? A $15 shopping spree with Gecko Galz, PLUS a wonderful gift from another vendor (shhhhh it's a secret for now) so tell your friends, create a project and win win win!
Now to announce our winner in the
COLORS OF THE RAINBOW CHALLENGE
help us say congrats to
for her amazing project below
Donna won a $15 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and a free gift from one of my favorite companies!
This month for Freebie Friday I thought it might be fun to head to the theater for inspiration and I came up with some inspirational vintage costume illustrations for all of you to create with.
I am a huge fan of the theater and here is a little known fact about me....I actually went to school to be a costume designer! I had aspirations to be the next Edith Head or Bob Mackey.......needless to say I was not a fan of sewing the costumes so that ended that and I went into art instead! Amazing how things work out. Please enjoy the images and don't forget to tell all your crafting friends to come grab their images!
So as alot of you who follow me know I am a traditional artist as well as a paper artist and in 2013 I opened an Etsy shop where I sell my art and now I am offering digital stamps of my work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/poppyseedgraphics . But the reason I wanted to blog about it today is because I just had my 25th sale and decided to celebrate and pass on the celebration to all my followers. I am having a 50% off sale on my digital stamps when you buy $6 or more you get 50% off your purchase (just enter PSGSALE50 at check out). and for all of you who make a purchase while this sale is going on you will be placed in a drawing to receive a collection of not yet released images before they are available to the public! But wait there is more for all of you who put my banner on their facebook page, blog or Pinterest Page I will give you an exclusive stamp that will not be for sale EVER! Just email me at email@example.com with a link to your site you posted it on and I will email you the image.
My sale ends on June 1st so hurry and come save!
And thank you to everyone who have been following me on Etsy!