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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GARDENS OF DREAMS WITH GECKO GALZ


This month Gecko Galz has asked us all to take a trip to the garden and search for inspiration there, to me I remember as a child loving gardens and chasing butterflies and thought dragon flies were fairies, remember I was a kid. There is alot of magic in gardens and I still find them as a place to find strength and tranquility. So here are some projects I came up with using Gecko Galz wonderful Garden products.


This card uses Gecko Galz "Fairy Magic" collage set


This card uses Gecko Galz "Whats the Buzz" collage set


This card uses Gecko Galz "Icart" collage set


This card uses Gecko Galz "Pretty Birds" collage Set


This card uses Gecko Galz "Garden Time" collage set


This card uses Gecko Galz "Musical Interlude"


Rember Gecko Galz is having a challenge this month
FAIRY GARDEN CHALLENGE
where you can win some amazing products.

Friday, March 24, 2017

FRAME FRIDAY........Garden of Dreams

Happy Craft Day my Paper Crafting Peeps!

So starting this month I am doing a new segment on my blog called Frame Friday. I discovered these amazing 8x8 blank frames at Michaels for 1.99 and thought lets see what I can do with them using products from my stash and low and behold I fell madly in love with doing them and coming up with fun and exciting themes...not to mention I am now selling them on Etsy.
So in conjunction with Fab N Funky challenge #343 entitled Flowers I came up with this dreamy garden inspired design.


First I painted my frame with white acrylic paint then I covered the top with Graphics 45 paper I found in my stash then I took the wood cutout that says Dream and sprayed it with Glimmer mist to match my theme colors. I placed this lovely collection of flowers by Paper Studio down one side and glued on the word to the opposite side. To finish I added some Viva pearl pen around the picture opening and the leaves. This is a perfect spring house warming gift or mothers day present!

So now I want to see you come up with some frames, if you do any post them to your pinterest page or blog and send me a link!
Happy Crafting 
Leanne



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

OOH LA LA.....Tag Tuesday


OOH LA LA TAG



PRODUCTS NEEDED

Chip Board Shipping Tag
White Milk Paint
Ranger Distress ink in Blueprint sketch
Ink Distress tool
Prima Stencil
White lace by 7 gypsies
Eiffel Tower embellishment from JoAnns
Marie Antoinette image from Nostalgie & Brocante "Marie Book Marks"
Vintage lace and ribbon
Viva Pearl Pen




Begin by painting your tag with the white milk paint do not worry if it looks streaky that adds to the shabby chic look you are going for.


next using your stencil, blue ink and inking tool add designs to the front of your tag, with this color of blue you do not have to rub hard.


Now cut out the book mark you want to use and ink the edges. Using your adhesive adhere to left side of tag.


Add your Eiffel tower embelishment to the lower right corner add pearls around the book mark image using the Viva Pearl pen.


Next take your piece of lace and ink with the blue ink lightly and with red line tape adhere to back of tag. To finish tie ribbon and lace through hole at top.








Have fun creating your own tags with a theme!
Happy Crafting
Lee Anne





Friday, March 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL WONDERLAND OF ART.....Arty Friday


This month I am renaming Freeby Friday to Arty Friday because each month I am sharing a talented artist that moves me and inspires works. This month my spotlight shines on artist NATALIE SHAU
her work is like traviling through wonderland at every turn is another amazing and rare gem.
Natalie Shau is mixed media artist and photographer based in Lithuania (Vilnius). She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration and photo art. 
Despite her personal work, Natalie also creates artwork and photography for musicians, theater, fashion magazines, writers and advertisement.

I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!











To see more of her amazing work check out her website at

Monday, March 6, 2017

CELEBRATE THE LITTLE THINGS....Alter it Monday


Life is made up of the little things in life joys, happiness, memories they are all part of the threads that make up our lives and I love creating things to celebrate those moments. For this months Alter it Monday I created a little birthday shrine which is the perfect gift for special people you meet on the path of your life.


PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE SHRINE

4 x 4 wooden block
Paper by Paper Studios
Star wire from Hobby Lobby mini Christmas products
Red grograin ruffle ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Gold sequin trim from Hobby Lobby
Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Stickles in Diamond
Dog image by Gecko Galz (see below)
Enjoy sentiment from Gecko Galz  "Charming Words"
Paper Piercer


Ink your block using the vintage Photo ink with your blending tool. then layer on papers that you have cut to 4x4 and then ink the edges.  using your paper piercer poke holes in the corners along back of block top. cut out your dog then ink edges with brown ink. Next lay down strip of liquid adhesive and set dog in it until dry.
using red line tape layer on sequin trim and ruffle trim around block.
Cut out the word "enjoy" and place wire in holes you punched then adhere on using liquid adhesive.
Finish with stickles on dogs hat and on star edges.




This design has been entered in this months 



Happy Crafting my paper peeps
Leanne

Saturday, March 4, 2017

WELCOME SPRING..........Frilly and Funky Challenge




This week Frilly and Funky is having another fun challenge "Welcome Spring" and I thought t would be fun to create a little card with that theme in mind.


This card was inspired by the spring blossoms that are starting to bloom here in Texas. The following is the products I used to make this card. 

PRODUCTS USED

Image from Gecko Galz  Garden Time
Paper by Melissa Francis
Pink Paper doilie by Recollections
Pink velvet ribbon by Paper Studios
Pink and Yellow flowers by Paper Studios
Vintage lace in pink and white
Ranger ink in Vintage photo
Recollections ink in Vintage Pink
Thank you stamp by Recollections

I adore mixing the colors of pink and yellow it truly reminds me of spring. I hope you have fun creating your own spring inspired projects and dont forget to check out all the challenges at Frilly and Funky!
Happy Crafting
Lee Anne



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FAIRY GARDEN OF DREAMS......with Gecko Galz


Good morning to all my Paper Crafting friends!

This month Gecko Galz is celebrating all things Gardens and fairies with their March Customer Challenge. And I came up with a fun little card using their collage sheets and my own artistic inspirations.


Products I used

Gecko Galz Image from Beautiful Music
Papers from JoAnnes
Flower's by Recollections
Dyed silk ribbon
Copper acrylic paint
paper doilie by Wilton
Black Sharpie marker to draw wings
Stickles in Diamond color

I hope everyone will head over to the  Gecko Galz Blog and join the Challenge and create your own Fairy Garden design.
Happy Crafting
Leanne