Sunday, March 25, 2018

Paris in Springtime!

Hey all you crafty people,  today I am up on the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking blog with a little canvas I made using one of their wonderful ephemera pieces.  The theme for this month is Paris in Springtime.  I am going to Paris this summer so I was really excited to complete this project.

Here are the supplies that you will need.

One 4x4 canvas panel
One small embroidery hoop
Finnabair Art stones
Finnabair rust effects
Finnabair paint in copper
Viva Le France Digital Ephemera Sheet
Paint brushes and palette knives
Heavy Body Gel Medium
modeling paste

First you paint your canvas with the Finnabair Rust Effects paint until you achieve the desired effects.  Just follow the instructions on the packaging and you will not fail.
I then separated the hoop and used one half, either half will be fine.  I painted the hoop the copper color and let everything dry.  I used a heavy body gel medium to attach the hoop to the canvas.  I then added a mound of modeling paste to the bottom of the hoop and a bit on the top edge.  After that I added some large and small art stones to my liking.  I let the entire canvas dry overnight.  The next morning I came back with more of the Rust Effects paint and painted the stones to blend in with the background.  Lastly I chose my ephemera piece and using some of the copper paint, added a bit all the way around the edge of the piece.  Then using Gel medium, I glued the piece down.  I typed out my title and added the copper paint to the edges and then glued it in place.  That was it.  Easy Peasy!!

So my friends, you still have plenty of time to join in the fun!!! You never know when your art will be the favorite of the month and You will win the prize.  So, head on over to the Gecko Gals Blog and read the rules on the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking Blog and take a chance and enter.  I double dog dare you!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Little Work of Art!

I just love creating wonderful works of art and creating little pieces of art helps us to use our scraps and left overs which in turn gives us an excuse to buy more supplies, lol..  Oh what a wicked way to justify my habit.

So, not only do I design for Gecko Galz Scrapbooking, I also love playing along with ladies from across the world in swapping ATC Cards.  Each month, there is a theme, and this month the theme is "Where's My Crown".  I will post my cards once I finish them.

Last month, the theme was Calligraphy  I created the following ATC Cards to send to my partner,  




All three are a mixed media using sprays, inks, glitter, paint, ink, paper and sequins.  I just love them all and hope my partner does also.  

Until we craft again!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March Customer Challenge on Gecko Galz

Over at Gecko Galz Blog  The March 'Spring Time' Challenge is on!
There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree 

Hurry over, and I dare you to try!!!