Monday, June 1, 2020

Masculine Horse Redwood Home Decor & Feminine Decor GG June 2020

 Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here, sharing my projects for the Gecko Galz Blog, for June, The Color of Summer. I have always been fascinated with horses, however, my experience with them has been few. Both times I attempted to ride a horse ended up with me being dumped in the lake at church camp, and the 2nd year, bravely trying again, resulted in my horse running a muck, through a very weedy, woody field just outside the riding ring.

Ok so I am not a country girl ! But, when I laid my eyes on these digi collage sheets from Gecko Galz Etsy Shop, I knew I had to work with them.

I love to use found objects in my creations and projects, after downloading, Horseing Around College Set, I went through my blanks looking for just the right piece, Let me know if you think I did!!



This a piece of Redwood from California, that I happen to find at my favorite resell store!

I tore out the horse images I wanted to use, inked the edges heavy with walnut stain ink. I adhere the 3 images, taking care to burnish the edges down good. From there I sifted through my wood beads, and do dads, and found these beauties, that compliment my piece!

I fell in love so much with this set of Horses, I decide to create a second project.

Again I went shopping in my blanks and found what I call a box frame. It was already white, so I just cleaned it up a bit and began with trimming out the horse images I wanted to use.  I was feeling the wildness, and free spirit of the images I picked, which sent me on the hunt for a patterned piece of paper that was map like. After trimming the background paper and adhering it, I went to work building up the images so they would be raised off the background at different heights. Moving the images till I found what I liked, I adhered them in place. I stamped and trimmed out the sentiments and adhered above and below the images. After taking the piece all in, I went on a hunt for something, not sure what, but I founded it in my trim box. I hot glued the eyelash trim around the frame, finishing the project off.


Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time......

Robin

Sunday, May 31, 2020

PaPa's Garden Shed APTTC Bugaboo Ted June2020


Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here sharing my project with  A Perfect Time To Craft Blog. Please consider getting your craft on, and  joining us!!

 My Dad was an avid gardener and shared his love of garden with me and my son. If he found this hanging in his garden shed, he would be thrilled!

 I would like to thank our sponsor for this month, Bugaboostamps. Be sure to check out Bugaboo for some very unique, fun, and beautiful digi's. Meet Toolshed Ted !!



Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time.....

Robin

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sparkle Girl ! with Alicorn Coffee Beans May 2020

Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here sharing my project for The Coffee Beans Blog. using the adorable digi stamp, Alicorn and musical cloud, had draw by our very own Judy Markowitz!





Alicorn  is such a versatile digi stamp , birthday, congrats, or inspirational, as I used her in my project, and more.

Here is what I did:

Color Alicorn and cut out. Brush on Wink of Stella for lots of sparkle. Punch a 3 inch circle from pattern paper. pop dot Alicorn on the 3 inch circle, add sequins and sentiment. turn the circle over, glue multi colored eyelash trim. Adhere wood stick on the back, ad wrap with a piece of eyelash trim to cover the stick.

Thank You for visiting and as always, I appricate your kind comments.

Until next time......

Robin





Friday, May 22, 2020

Sweet Spring Girl Decor, Gecko Giaz Feature Day Post May 2020


Welcome Back Friends,

Today is my feature day on the Gecko Galz Blog. Oh what fun I had with this project. I used a home decor piece found at Dollar Tree  The background is just perfect with the image I chose to use from  collage sheet,  Sweet Sprig Girls.


                                                                   Is't she beautiful?

Here's what you need:

Dollar Tree Home Decor piece of your choice
Ink
Lace
Pattern paper for tag
Scraps for die cutting leaves and such
Die cut leaves and such
Ribbon Roses
Flat back pearls
Adhesive

Here's what I did:

Ink of the edges and the background on the decor piece. Cut out the image, trace the tag shape on the back of patterned paper adhere  Ink all edges. Adhere the image to the tag , adhere the tag on the piece.
Die cut leaves and such. Adhere lace to the back of the frame. Arrange leaves and such, ribbon roses, and flat back pearls in the the right hand corner. Add a few single cut out of lace to finish off the arrangement.

Be sure to visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Group  for up coming challenges and join in the fun today!

Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments

Until Next Time.........

Robin

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Spring Daffodils Coffee Beans May 2020


Welcome Back Friends,

Where is Spring? April 1 is the day I turn off the heat, not this year. I live in Northeast Ohio, it snowed on May 9. Needless to say my daffodils are frozen.  Thanks to the The Coffee Bean Stamping Machine, I brightened up my craft room while working with their digi daffodils.



Here's what I did
I covered a MDF tag with white card stock. Using Distress Oxide, Fossilized Amber I stenciled the left side of tag. I colored the daffodils with same ink, using a small oval make up brush. I added color to leaves using the same brush and technique. Fussy cut the image out, adhere to the tag. Add a black bow, add black flat back pearls.

Be sure to visit the Coffee Beans blog to see what my talented team mates have created.

Thanks for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments

Until Next Time.....

Robin



Friday, May 1, 2020

Vintage Botanicals Envelope Flip Book Geck Galz May 2020


Welcome Back Friends,

Robin here with Gecko Galz Blog, sharing a flip book made with envelopes and the beautiful images from college sheets, French Botanicals and Botanical Jems.










Here is what you need;
4 envelopes. score board.pattern paper, ink. 110 # stock for tags, corner rounder, adhesive, script embossing folder, swirls clips,  corner rounder, small velcro dot.

Here is what I did:  Score each envelope with flap open 1/4" pass the crease, fold each score to make a gusset on the envelopes. Apply adhesive to the inside of the flap up to the new crease, lay the envelope back of the next envelope on the flap, aligned with the new crease, continue till you have a flip book. Next, mat all the backs of the envelopes, inking edges with antique linen ink. Do the same on the inside back of the envelope, inking edges as you go. Cut images to add to the mats inking edges, and adhere. Next cut  4 tags to fit inside the envelopes, emboss with the script embossing folder, and the ink the tags. Cut 4 flags from your paper scraps, dove tail the ends, and ink edges.  Cut out your favorite 4 images from the college sheets, inking edges and adhere to the tag front, taking care to insert you flags under the image before burnishing down. Secure flag with with a circle clip for added interest. Cut one more image for the front of the flip book, adhere. Attach velcro dot under the flap.Slip the tags in the envelopes.
Special note, your mat sizes will depend on what size of envelopes you use.

I love how this flip book turned out and it perfect for showing off these beautiful images!

Be sure to check out the Gecko Galz Facebook page for Mays challenges.

Thank You for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time .....

Robin


Getting Old Isn't for Sissies ! Old Time Truck Bottle Hanger APTTC May 1 2020


Welcome Back Friends.

Robin here with A Perfect Time To Craft Blog sharing me Old Timey Truck Bottle Hangers. Thanks to our fabulous sponsor for this month, Fred She Said!





Here is what I did:

Cut the base for you tag 2   3/4 inch  wide by 8   1/2 inch tall Cut your may 1/4 inch smaller.  Ink all edges if you link.The Old Time truck already comes colored,I fussy cut the truck out, inked the edges with walnut stain, set aside. I computer generated the sentiment Getting Old Is Not For Sissies, and die cut some cog and gears. Funny cut the sentiments and ink all edges. From there assemble the hangers, pop dotting the truck image.

These bottle Hangers are easy to do, however they make a huge impact! Perfect for gift giving or as a hostess gift!

Thank you for visiting and as always I appreciate your kind comments.

Until Next Time.....

Robin

Masculine Horse Redwood Home Decor & Feminine Decor GG June 2020

 Welcome Back Friends, Robin here, sharing my projects for the  Gecko Galz Blog , for June, The Color of Summer. I have always been fascin...