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Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome to the Gecko Galz Blog Hop

GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP
Welcome Everyone to the 2nd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
 I am the next stop on your “hop” welcome to my blog! If you started here you might want to go back and start at the begining at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 15 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have a free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, mine is "Picture Perfect". Also make sure you collect all the secret words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can enter to win our wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
  • First is the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year. That is 60 different sets! This is a $120 value
  • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all Fifteen words and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to the Gecko Galz website where you will email us the phrase the words make up. This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on our website and on the Gecko Galz blog site.
For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Finally, we are having one more give away! If you post our Gecko Galz badge (found on the Gecko Galz Blog) on your blog or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Gift Certificate worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
My Secret Words are;
SOMETHING 

BEAUTIFUL
Now take all 15 words that make up the secret phrase and email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz@yahoo.com  or go to the gecko galz website and use their comment box and send the phrase, good luck. Thank you for joining our blog and don’t forget for another chance to win make a purchase at either their website at www.geckogalz.com or at their Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/geckogalz .

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Asian Beauty
As well as the samples I have made using the images

(Just click on the picture for link to full size sheet)




MY SAMPLES




Lady Of Roses Tag
by
Leanne Seed

For this tag I started with a pack of  Inkssentials #8 tags and using my Distress inks in Festive Berries and Crushed Olives and smeard on the ink colors on a piece of wax paper and then spritzed with water so the colors blended together. Next I took my tag and swirled it in the colors and it created this amazing pattered on my tag. Then using a blank CD as a template I took a piece of Washi Paper that I got at Micheals and cut into a circle and adhered half on and half off my tag using liquid glue. Cut off part of circle that is sticking off. Next I cut out the girl with the rose and hand tinted the rose and adhered her flat to the tag. Using my paper piercer I made a small hole in the center of the bottom edgeand pulled through a piece of red twine by May Arts. I then took the bird cage image and cut it out and poked a small hole in the top and looped the twine through it and tied in a bow to create my dangle. Using some fun red ribbon from my stash I tied several small pieces through the hole to resemble a fire cracker top and added a small appoxy sticker by Creative imaginations.




Bird Song Frame
by
Leanne Seed

I had so much fun doing this frame, it was a combination of doing it for the blog hop and for the Graphics 45 challenge for this month. As you can figure all the papers are from Graphics 45 "Birdsong" collection. The lady I enlarged to 5" tall and cut her out then inked her edges using brown ink. The frame I got at Micheals in their wood item area (it was only $1). The twine I got at hobby Lobby as well as the mini oriental coins and red cinabar beads. For the edges I used gold acrylic paint and a paint brush (not foam a regular bruch) and flicked the edges creating this wonderful texture effect. Then I cut another piece of the paper to slip in the picture area as well as a piece of acetate I got at Archivers.




Asian Dream Bottle
by
Leanne Seed

I have always wanted to try my hand at creating an altered bottle and had this stash of great bottles I bought last year at Hobby Lobby. So I started with my Marvy 2" circle punch and punched out a piece of Graphics 45 Bird Song paper and layered it on the bottle front using Glossy Accents. Then I cut out one of my charming little asian girls and positioned her on the front and added an appoxy sticker that reads Life from Creative imaginations. Then using red line tape I adhered a piece of black lace around the bottles neck then tied on some colorful fibers and red twine. To the red twine I ties on asian charms and beads. And finished off the bottle using my Viva white pearl pen. For an added touch you can alcohol ink the bottle as well.




Princess Peacock Plaque
by
Leanne Seed

So for this little plaque I started with two pieces of wood I found in the wood section of JoAnns and layered on Gecko Galz "Zen Garden" Papers a great peacock feather I got at Hobby Lobby, tiny oriental coins and brown seqined ribbon also from Hobby lobby. I punched holes using my crop-a-dile and tied it together with wonderful orange ribbons and dangled two cinabar beads from the bottom using black twine by May arts. This is an amazing gift that only took 30 minutes to make.
Have Fun creating your own designs using these images!


I hope you enjoyed our little blog hop and dont forget to leave comments and take your phrase and email it in to Gecko Galz!

Happy Scrappin
Leanne

 

55 comments:

  1. Beautiful pieces Leanne - I love the bottle.
    xxx Hazel.

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  2. Just gorgeous :) Thank you for the beautiful collage sheet

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  3. What fabby projects you have shared! I am taken with the frame and well all of them! Hugs,

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  4. A touch of Eastern Promise on each creation but it is the bottle I have fallen in love with, that is very special.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Thank you for the gift of all those collage sheets.

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  5. I love the projects. The bottle is awesome

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  6. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Ohhhh Your altered bottle is Gorgeous!!! I've loved seeing all the incredible artwork along the way.
    You gals really outdid yourselves!
    hugs Lynn

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  8. Love your projects, Lee Anne, that peacock feather is great and your altered bottle is fab!

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  9. So elegant and pretty,Leanne, all of them!

    All the dt really went all out making wonderful, inspiring pieces for this hop!

    :-)

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  10. Beautiful samples Leanne!!! love the first one especially, and Thank You!!! <3 for all the gorgeous freebies and all the hard work you've put into the blog :-) You Rock!! Debi x

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  11. Lovely!
    I love asian things so this all is perfect!

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  12. what wonderful inspiration pieces
    hugs

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  13. Gorgeous pieces Leanne, thank you for such a generous and fun blog hop! I Pinned (Pinterest) all the blogs along the way with the link to a picture of one of the finished pieces along with an invitation to join the hop. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. Leanne~ First I want to thank you for all of the FREE collage sheets and everything that you do for the DT. You have spoiled us all :0)
    I Love all your pieces of art work! Love the colors of your Lady of Roses Tag, the birdcage is a great touch! Bird song Frame is Gorgeous!!
    The Asian Dream Bottle is soooo cool! I LOVe the colors and the idea! The Princess Peacock Place is fabby too...LOVE how you used the feather!! I LOVE beads!!

    Thank you again girlie!!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  15. Wow, Leeanne! Stunning projects from the Asian Beauty collage sheet!! I've really enjoyed seeing all the fabulously creative projects everyone's made for the blog hop!! So inspirational!! Thanks for the free collage sheets, too!! Now, fingers crossed to win some fabulous Gecko Galz prizes!! :)

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  16. I love the Asian Bottle,I so love Asian art work yours is beautiful. Thank you for the collage sheet

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  17. Oh my gosh, what beauty. Each piece is an amazing piece of art and that bottle, WOW!and the peacock plaque...fabulous!

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  18. Lee Anne this has been a fantastic hop. I wanted to make it last longer but could not just keep going, lol! You have a very talented design team. Everyone's samples were awesome!

    Thanks for sharing all the collage sheets...I feel like I just celebrated Christmas! My head is spinning with all the wonderful possibilities!

    I need to go through again...my phrase does not make sense so I must have missed a word or maybe two, lol!

    Thanks again for the great HOP!

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  19. And even more stunning creations here too. I´m totally amazed by soo much talent through this hop here. All is soo talented, that I get all green of envy LOL:

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  20. The Lady of Roses tag is especially beautiful.

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  21. Leanne I love anything Asian style and your creations are just fantastic!! I especially love the dream bottle - just stunning!! An amazingly inspiring Blog Hop - well done!!!

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  22. Leanne,
    Thanks for sharing. I especially love the "dream bottle" Your work is lovely.

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  23. This Asian sheet is so beautiful and you have created such awesome pieces with it.

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  24. great inspirational hop leeanne, appreciate the sharing of designs with a great DT.
    ava g

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  25. You have done an awesome job on each project created with the collage sheet! I love the altered bottle! Gorgeous work on it! This has been an inspirational blog hop, and I enjoyed every blogs individual creativity, from all the lovely collage sheets! Thank You. Hugs,Tee

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  26. Not usually a fan of Asian images but how you featured and used them is so talented, also very pretty.Hard to pick a favorite. Thx for the collage sheet.

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  27. Beautiful Projects! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and for the free collage sheet!

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  28. such unique and inspirational projects.

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  29. The Asian Beauties are so pretty! Thank you for the collage sheet.

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  30. I looooove your projects - they are all so beautiful!!! The tag and bottle are my favs!
    It's been a great hop; thanks for giving away images that are so wonderful to create with!!

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  31. My gosh, your projects are all so unique and so pretty! Thank you for this gorgeous collage sheet, I have so many ideas on how to use it!

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  32. What fabulous projects with this gorgeous sheet! Thank you so much for sharing it, and your inspirational work...
    Alison x

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  33. Gorgeous projects...I adore the altered bottle! Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful collage sheet!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  34. Fabulous selection of projects... great inspiration... Thank you for the wonderful sheet... Hugs May x x x

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  35. lovely projects, fabulous bottle ! thank you for the collage sheet,lovey images

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  36. Very nice! I enjoyed your past projects as well. Especially pretty pink, the Santa is awesome.

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  37. Everything is gorgeous today, love the lady of the rose piece the best....fabulous blog hop my dear.

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  38. As a fan of all things Asian, I am thrilled with this collage sheet. Your creations are beautiful - my favorite is the altered bottle!

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  39. Lovely collage sheet,thanks for sharing.

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  40. What wonderful samples you have created with this fabulous Asian sheet give-away Leanne. I find this theme so difficult and your pieces are so inspiring. Thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
    hugs {brenda} xx

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  41. Very Lvely as usual! Blessings, Brenda

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  42. wonderful creations, this collagesheet is gorgeous too
    hugs
    Miranda

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  43. Great projects. Enjoyed to blog hop. Awaiting your visit in November I know it will be a great day of projects.

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  44. Just beautiful! Adore the Princess Peacock plaque

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  45. Oh Leanne, Your example pieces are gorgeous and so inspirational. I want to thank you for this fun blog hop. I started too late and life things kept me from finishing the hop. I did collect the free images and I saw all the amazing art examples. This was a fun event. Thank you and the team. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  46. Leanne, your peacock piece is my favorite, gorgeous colors!

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