Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz
PROUDLY DESIGN FOR GECKO GALZ

Monday, November 23, 2015

CREATING ORNAMENTS THE CANVAS CORP WAY

So keeping with my Christmas theme I created a few new ornaments using products from Canvas Corp!


COMFORT & JOY ORNAMENT

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink and Dark Vintage Green to color my 4x4 coaster blank.
Also from 7 Gypsies I used one of their Christmas tags as my image
Viva pearl pen in white
Trim by Recollections
and turquoise bling


LITTLE ANGEL ORNAMENT

I used Glimmer Mist in Cross My Heart to cover my 4x4 chipboard coaster. I folded a white doillie over the upper edge and adhered a metal cog embellishment from spare parts to the felt angel I got at Hobby Lobby. Then using my Viva pearl pen in white I decorated the edges. Finally I added some ribbon as amy hanger from my stash.





SANTA CLAUSE ORNAMENT

For this one I sprayed my 4x4 coaster with Glimmer Mist in Cross My Heart
the I adhered my Santa Image from The 7 Gypsies Christmas tag collection.
The red trim is from Webster Pages and satin bows from my stash. The wire hanger is from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section.



REINDEER GAMES ORNAMENT

For this one I used Glimmer Mist in Vintage Dark Green to color my 4x4 coaster. Next I folded a gold foil Dollie by Spare Parts over the top then adhered 3 felt reindeer's along the bottom. The bow flower was from my stash as is the organza ribbon I used as the hanger.

I challenge you to take a peek at all the amazing colors of Glimmer Mist that Canvas Corp/ Tattered Angels has and the amazing Christmas collection by 7 Gypsies and come up with ornaments of your own!
Happy Crafting
Leanne



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Friday, November 20, 2015

HOLIDAY MAGIC......Designs for Gecko Galz

This month Gecko Galz is celebrating Christmas with some amazing products. I was inspired to make some fun ornaments using images from Gecko Galz. I got a package of black 4x4 coasters and with a bit of Glimmer Mist by tattered angels, doillies, lace & ribbons I created some altered ornaments to give to my friends for Christmas.











As a thank you for checking out my designs Gecko Galz would like you to have this free digital stamp!


Have fun with the stamp!
Happy Crafting
Leanne

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NOVEMBER COLOR CHALLENGE.....shabby chic colors

This month I am furthering my favorite look and having my color challenge feature shabby chic inspired colors. I hope you all will have fun with this challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with. The rules are anything goes 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 November 14th and post your design and on November 15th we will announce the winner right here!
The winner not only wins a $25 shopping spree from Gecko Galz but also an amazing prize pack from one of my favorite companies!
Have fun everyone and good luck!
just remember to post your sample at:


WINNER*WINNER*WINNER*WINNER*WINNER*WINNER*WINNER*WINNER



The winner of our October Color Challenge is  who created this beautiful design!

HELENE HUBER

Congrats on your win you won a $25 shopping spree with Gecko Galz and an amazing prize from one of my favorite digital shops. Just email me at fripperiesandbutterflies@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

Friday, November 13, 2015

FREEBY FRIDAY.....Shabby Chic Wonderland

My Freebies for this month have a Shabby Chic wonderland feel to them. I love the colors and designs that are associated with Shabby Chic and I wanted to share some of my favorite images with you! I hope you have fun with them all!

Happy Crafting
Leanne










Tuesday, November 3, 2015

SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES

This month I did a combination for the Gecko Galz customer challenge as well as showing how to use some of the amazing products from Canvas Corp and designed these amazing Sugar plum Fairy Tree Toppers.
Using a paper mache cone I got at JoAnns, some amazing trims I had in my stash and Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, collage images from Gecko Galz, and stickles glitter glue in crystal and gold. I created my own set of Lovely little cone ladies. These can be done for the top of your tree, a table center piece, a cake topper....the sky's the limit!

The fun thing is I will be teaching this class at the Gecko Galz retreat in February!


SUGAR PLUM FAIRY 1

For this Sugar Plum Fairy I started with a paper mache cone that is 7" x 3" by Darcie and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in Red Tipped Rose by Tattered Angles. Then I layered on my ruffled trim from Miss Rose Sister Violet and liquid adhesive. Then I took an image from Gecko Galz  "Fairylands' and printed it to 3.5" tall, then I flipped it horizontally so I could have it on both sides (this can be done in GIMP or Photoshop). Adhere image to the top of the cone then I added a crown from the Gecko Galz 'Hat Whimsies'. and finished it all off with Stickles.






SUGAR PLUM FAIRY 2

For this fairy I started with the same size cone as above and sprayed it with Sugared Maple Glimmer Mist and went a step further with the Glimmer Mist and antiqued my tulle trim with Old Lace &the sugared Maple to give it that vintage look, this is a wonderfully quick way to distress trims and cloth and create that shabby chic vintage feel. I wrapped the cone with the trim (Melissa Frances). Then I cut out the lady I got from Rhondas Originals and added wings to her that I found on Pintrest. The thing I love about Rhonda's Originals is her images are the front and back of her characters.
Next I adhered her to the top of the cone and added my Cinnamon Stickles to wings and Crown and ice stickles to the skirt.




SUGAR PLUM FAIRY 3

Now for my third Sugar Plum Fairy I used the same type of cone and this time prayed it with Jack Frost Glimmer Mist as well as the polk-a-dot ruffled trim by Spare Parts then I sprayed a second color Sapphire to give a variegated look to the trim. I adhered trim to cone and cut out the lady with the fan  as well as the party hat from Gecko Galz 'Hat Whimsies' and the butterfly wings from below and created a magical topper. I then glued a copy to each side and added crystal stickles to her wings and to the edges of the skirt.


So I hope these inspire you to go out and create your own, like I said they are great tree toppers, table decor and cake toppers (just put down a piece of foil or Seran wrap).
Happy crafting
Leanne




Please check out the wonderful products from the companies I used

Canvas Corp (Glimmer Mist)

Gecko Galz (images)



Ranger (stickles)

Darcey (cones)