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Saturday, January 28, 2017

WINTERS MAGIC......Designs with Gecko Galz for January


This month Gecko Galz is celebrating all things winter and snowy so I came up with a few cards to help with their celebration.
Dont forget Gecko Galz has a customer challenge where you can enter your own snow inspired project and you could win $25 in Gecko Galz products!



SNOWFLAKES ARE THE FAIRYDUST OF WINTER CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz From Russia With Love collage set and their new stamp set "Simply Sentiments". Along with papers from GCD, Recollections, and David Turtura, felt snow flakes by Hero Arts, Ranger Distress ink in ""Blue Print Sketch", Stickles in "Diamond" color.


THERE'S SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME CARD

for this card  I used Gecko Galz "Winters Garden" collage set and their new "Simply Sentiments" Digital stamp set. As well as paper by Recollections, Embossed card stock using cuddle bug embossing folder, ink by Ranger Distress ink in "Blueprint Sketch", Felt snow flakes by Hero Arts, antique pearl buttons, Stickles in "Diamond".

Here are the Gecko Galz Collage sheets I used

From Russia With Love

Winter Wishes

Snow Maidens


Simple Sentiments stamp Set


Happy Crafting
Leanne

Friday, January 27, 2017

Shabby Chic Circles


So I am entering a challenge put on by A VINTAGE JOURNEY called "Going Round In Circles" and I created this card using out of the box circles that being crochet doilies, taking a collage image and punching it using a large Mary scallop circle punch and buttons.
The lady image is from Gecko Galz and flowers and adhesive pearls are from Paper Studio. I used Ranger Distress ink on all the edges to create that aged look.
Hopefully this will inspire you to crete your own vintage inspired circle project and take part in A vintage Journey's challenge!
Happy Crafting
Leanne



Monday, January 16, 2017

TUESDAYS TAG.........Snow much fun


So this year another thing I will be sharing with all my followers is a new tag design each month on the third Tuesday of the month. 
Not only will I share with you how to create fun tags to give but also share with you a little freeby image so you can create something fun with it yourself! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this little design.
Happy Crafting to you all
Leanne



LET IT SNOW TAG

Products you will need

Chip board shipping size tag by Ginas Designs
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels in Jack Frost color
Hand made paper from Texas Art Supply
Snow Girl image from Gecko Galz "Snow Maidens" collection
Ranger Distress ink in "Blue Print Sketch"
Stickles in "Ice" color
Paper Cupcake Doillie by Wilton
Felt snow flakes by Hero Arts
Ribbons by May Arts
snow flake stamp by Stampin Up
Viva Pearl Pen in White

Start by spraying your Chipboard tag with Glimmer Mist and let dry. Next Ink edges with Blue ink and stamp front with mini snow flake stamp. Then Layer on strip of silver and black mandala paper.






Next around edge of paper strip add stickles and let dry at least 45 minutes.


Next take doillie and then cut out image of snow lady and ink edges with blue ink. Adhere image to solid part of Doillie to create a frilly edge at it's top.



Next adhere image to upper part of tag then layer on sentiment and felt snow flakes and stickles to create icicles.



Next add pearls using your Viva white pearl pen. And finish by tying ribbons through hole.






Friday, January 6, 2017

FREEBY FRIDAY........The Art Of Beauty


Hello to all my amazing followers!

As we start a new year off I am changing things up on my blog to inspire and delight all of you. It starts with Freeby Friday each month on the first Friday of every month I am going to share with you some of my favorite artist from around the world with amazing images that you can use in your crafting or you can just share with others. Now here is the twist this will also be our challenge each month.....how  you ask. Well all you have to do is use one of these images  and create a project with it then post your image to my Facebook challenge page at
https://www.facebook.com/fripperiesandbutterflies/
then on the first of next month we will share the winner who has the chance to win prize packs from amazing companies like Prima, Bo Bunny, Carta Bella and more! Good luck everyone!

Now about the artist I am showcasing today
CHIE YOSHII
Chie Yoshii's oil paintings explore timeless psychological themes with a contrasting mix of techniques and styles.
On the one hand, the brushstrokes and the luminosity of her panels are reminiscent of traditional Flemish paintings, in which the details, the quality of shading, and the softness of each character’s complexion are presented in a masterly manner. On the other hand, the subtle symbolism and compelling presence of the figures bring an unexpected air of accessible modernity.
Much of her work is inspired by the relationship between human psychology and mythical archetypes. The enduring themes are woven into surrealities filled with symbols and visual narratives. The enigmatic images embody contradicting elements such as novelty and nostalgia, innocence and sensuality, and strength and fragility, mirroring the complexity of our psyche.
Chie Yoshii was born in year 1974 in Kochi, Japan. She moved to the US to complete her BFA at Massachusetts College of Art in 2000 and studied with a realist painter Adrian Gottlieb from 2002 to 2008. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy, Urban Nation in Germany, Thinkspace in Los Angeles, and William Baczek Fine Arts in Northampton, MA. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
I hope you enjoy her images











to see more by this amazing artist visit her website at 

Happy Crafting
Leanne