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Friday, April 22, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY.........Fairy Dreams


This month my freeby images are some dreamy fairies to build your own fairy garden with.
I hope you have fun with them!



















Friday, April 15, 2016

GARDEN OF COLORS........ April Color Challenge

This month it's all about the Spring Gardens and all the colors that can be found in them.  You are welcome to use this months free images to create a special project for this challenge or anything from your stashes. I hope you all will have fun with this challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. 
Now for the rules 
this is an anything goes challenge create anything you want, but you must use at least 2 of the colors shown below in your design.




Then go to the Fripperies and butterflies facebook page by May 14th and post your design and on May 15th we will announce the winner right here!
The winner wins an amazing prize pack from one of my favorite Digital companies worth $15 or more!
Have fun everyone and good luck!
just remember to post your sample at:







WINNER OF THE MARCH COLOR CHALLENGE

Amanda Hamilton


Amanda won  a special prize from one of my favorite digital dealers. Amanda contact me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com and I will send over your prize pack.

Good luck to everyone!
Leanne



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

MARCH COLOR CHALLENGE......Spring has Sprung

This month it's all about the Spring time colors  with tones of purples, greens, and pinks.  You are welcome to use this months free images to create a special project for this challenge or anything from your stashes. I hope you all will have fun with this challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. 
Now for the rules 
this is an anything goes challenge create anything you want, but you must use at least 2 of the colors shown below in your design.




Then go to the Fripperies and butterflies facebook page by April 14th and post your design and on April 15th we will announce the winner right here!
The winner wins an amazing prize pack from one of my favorite Digital companies worth $15 or more!
Have fun everyone and good luck!
just remember to post your sample at:





WINNER OF THE FEBRUARY CHALLENGE

Patricia Fisher


Patricia won  a special prize from one of my favorite digital dealers. Patricia contact me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com and I will send over your prize pack.

Good luck to everyone!
Leanne



Friday, March 11, 2016

FREEBY FRIDAY..........Violets and Easter


This month as I was digging through all my images from Easter I came across a bunch that feature violets and for me violets are so Easter and spring to me I thought would make a lovely collection for my March freeby friday. I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to create lovely Easter greetings for all the people you love!















Sunday, March 6, 2016

CREATING AT THE GECKO GALZ RETREAT


For all of you who have not been to the Gecko Galz retreat it is an amazing weekend of creativity and creating and this year was no exception. The guest teacher this year was Terri Burnette and she taught this amazing altered art wall hanging that I wanted to share with you, this is my version of the design and it was super easy though it looks very complicated.
by using foam board and Tim Holts tissue paper and mod podge this sprang to life.


I added washi tape, did multi color ink, sprayed my burlap piece with Glimmer mist and added my natural element (a twig from the retreats back garden) this was an amazingly easy project but looks like you took a long time. Thank you Terri for sharing your talents with us!
If you want to see more by this gifted artist and teacher you can check her out at

Happy Crafting!
Leanne

Sunday, February 28, 2016

SHABBY CHIC AND ANTIQUE CARDS.....Gecko Galz Retreat Card Class

I thought I would share how to make the cards I taught at the Gecko Galz retreat this year.


BEST WISHES CARD

Products;
Paper s from Paper Studio
Corrugated Card stock from Canvas Corp
Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks
Adhesive 
Glossy Accents
Cream Acrylic paint by Deco Arts
Sentiment stamp by Stamping up
pearl buttons
pop dots
Tim Holtz Scissors or paper distressing tool 
paint brush


HOW TO CREATE CARD

Cut blue pattern paper to fit top of card base and ink with your Vintage photo ink.
Cut the cream crackle paper to 1" smaller than the base piece and using your paper distresser rough up edges all the way around then ink with your brown ink. Next take your square of corrugated paper and tear right side and bottom then paint with your cream paint and let dry then ink edges with brown ink.
Cut strip of blue and distress the edges and ink with brown then stamp sentiment using black ink.
Layer on white crackle piece then your corrugated board. Take your picture of the girl with the stars and add onto board. To right side of picture add 4 pearl buttons.
Then add your sentiment trip using pop dots. Tie ribbon around the top and add stickles to all the stars.




DELIGHT CARD

Products;
Paper s from Paper Studio
Brown card stock
Corrugated Card stock from Canvas Corp
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Adhesive 
Glossy Accents
Cream Acrylic paint by Deco Arts
Sentiment stamp by Stamping up
Lace trim and jupe trim
Music note flower by Spare Parts
Feather
Tim Holtz Scissors or paper distressing tool
Paint brush


HOW TO CREATE CARD

Cut brown card stock to fit top of card base then cut print paper a 1/4" smaller then another piece of brown card stock 1/2" smaller than the print piece and last a small piece of print paper 1/4" larger than the image. Take all the papers and dry brush on cream acrylic paint and let dry. Take large print paper piece and distress edges then ink with brown ink. Layer all pieces on including picture of lady reaching for moon. Next along the bottom layer on lace piece then the jute trim then the music note flower and feather on the left side of the trims. Then take your 1"x 2" Kraft piece and stamp sentiment on it using your vintage photo ink then distress with cream paint and pop dot it to right side of trims.



GRATEFUL CARD

Products;
Paper s from 7 Gypsies 
Red and Gold Embossed paper by Paper Studio
Red Ribbon Flower
Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks
Adhesive 
Glossy Accents
Gold Acrylic paint by Anita's
Sentiment stamp by Stamping up
black bias ribbon
Tim Holtz Scissors or paper distressing tool

HOW TO CREATE CARD

Cut 7 Gypsies paper to fit on the top of card base dry brush with gold ink. Cut gold and red embossed paper into square and adhere to top left side of card. Take the image of the girl with the bird  and ink edges with your black soot ink then add to card top.
Next take your red ribbon flower and twist top around black ink pad and let dry then adhere to left side of card. take your red strip of paper and stamp your sentiment in black then pop dot it to upper left corner of card. Add your black seam binding ribbon around card.



THANKS CARD

Products;
Paper s from Paper Studio
Music Vellum by Paper Studios
Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks
Adhesive 
Glossy Accents
Red tiny flowers by spare parts
Sentiment stamp by Stamping up
Lace Trim
Pink Bias Ribbon
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz Scissors or paper distressing tool

HOW TO CREATE CARD

Cut script print paper to fit the top of your card base and ink edges with your brown ink. then cut a 2.5" wide piece of music vellum and distress edges then ink entire piece with brown ink and then layer across the top of card base. Layer on image of lady with leaves then layer on lace trims. Next add three mini red flowers  at bottom edge of picture. On a small piece of white card stock stamp your sentiment then tear the edges and ink with brown and pop it to upper right side with pop dots. finish with pale pink ribbon.



WISH CARD

Products;
Paper s from Paper Studio
Orange & Coral Card Stock
Script Tissue paper from Canvas Corp
Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Inks
Adhesive 
Glossy Accents
Coral Bias Ribbon
Glimmer Mist in Italian Sunset
Sentiment stamp by Stamping up
Butterflies by Recollections
Tim Holtz Scissors or paper distressing tool


HOW TO CREATE CARD

Cut your pink floral paper to the size of your card base and adhere to top and ink lightly with your brown ink. Next cut your orange card stock 1/2" smaller than your floral piece, distress the edges and ink with your brown ink. Next cut your script tissue 1/4" smaller than your orange card stock piece and then crumple in your hand. Spread it out a bit and adhere down each corner to the orange card stock. Cut your coral card stock 1/4" larger than the image of the butterfly lady, ink the edges and layer onto card base tword the left side of card. Then take your two butterflies and spray them with your Glimmer mist and let dry. Next add them to the left side of the card using your glossy accents.
On your small orange piece of  card stock  stamp your sentiment and ink the edges in brown then pop dot onto your card. Finish with your coral ribbon.


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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Greetings from the Gecko Galz Retreat

So I am here at the annual Gecko Galz Retreat in Smith ville Texas and we are having an amazing time doing classes, challenges and games! I am having a blast with this tallented bunch of ladies and I am simply amazed by their talents.One of the fun things we are doing is a cigar box challenge where we have to alter a cigar box ( and yes there will be prizes for best in show). And this is what I came up with, it is a fairy dream box.....a place to put your dreams and wishes.


I started with a wooden cigar box and covered it with Gecko Galz Butterfly Garden papers and stamped it with Butterfly Silhouettes clear stamps by Gecko Galz and added bling and flower dresses. The glass candle stick I used for the base was alcohol inked with purple and pink.


I then sprayed the inside with pink and purple glimmer mist by Tattered angels then used papers by Jodie Lee to line the inside. Next I created a little fairy shrine using products I picked up from Joanns including a little house which has a door that opens....the perfect place to put all your treasures and dreams.


For the top I decorated with silk and paper flowers along with a wire and mesh butterfly as well as a plastic butterfly.  For the flowers I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist to add some sparkle. It is a magical place for all your dreams. This has been a dreamy weekend and if you ever get the chance you should join Gecko Galz for all the fun!
Happy Crafting
Leanne