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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Africa


Elisha's Art
NBK Designs

Friday, March 8, 2019

Birds

Hi everyone!

As you know this month we are featuring
BIRDS 
for our Customer Challenge theme.

And it just so happens that the Take A Word
challenge is the same thing:  Birds!
So I may as well link up to that when Take a Word goes live.

As always,
I made you some samples
to help get your creative juices flowing:
Gecko Galz Products Used:
Papers from the
Magnolia Blossoms and Tribal Fire Paper Paks
The main image is from the
Garden Botanica Paper Pak.
See, you can use papers as the main images as well!
And these are beautiful!
Gecko Galz Products Used:
Namaste and Tribal Fire Paper Paks
Scripted (wordart) collage sheet set
The main image is from the
Garden Botanica Paper Pak.

Gecko Galz Products Used:
Parade of Flowers and High Society paper paks
Scripted (wordart) collage sheet set
The main image is from the
Garden Botanica Paper Pak.


Gecko Galz Products Used:
Magnolia Blossoms and Tribal Fire Paper Paks
Quotes to Live By (wordart) collage sheet set
The feathers on this one are from the Free Birds Craft kit
Once again, the main image is from the
Garden Botanica Paper Pak.

You know you can get any of these lovely
papers, images and icons at the 
There are some beautiful new images over there,
be sure to check it out!

For each  sample, I place a cropped strip of paper 
over top of the background paper, and
added brushes and perhaps an overlay border.
Then I put the main image over that.
The Wordart is the last thing that gets layered on top.

If you don't do digital art,
you can do the same thing by printing out
the images you want, cutting them and 
layering them on a card base.
The only thing you ca't do is using a brush, but
just substitute a ribbon or use a stamp.
It will be perfect!

Are you going to join the Customer Challenge?
(Of course you are!)

And the only rule for you to enter is
that you use at least one
Gecko Galz item.

That couldn't be any easier!

You can find all the deets Here
including the news that
you can Win a $25.00 Gecko Galz shopping spree!

Plus there are some
gorgeous Design Team samples
that you will
be inspired to create something wonderful!

I'll see you over there, right?
(And don't forget, you have
until the end of the month to

play along!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bless This Nest

Happy March!
(personally I hate it when people say 
Happy...just for everyday stuff, 
but I couldn't think of anything else to say)

It's a new Month and a new Customer Challenge at


Isn't that a fun theme?

I used the Blue Bird of Happiness collage sheet
for my main image on my sample:


I cropped the image I wanted from the
collage sheet and placed it over
a paper from the
Butterfly Dreams Paper Pak.
I erased the background from the bird image.
Then I added a Gecko Galz frame over that.
Next, they went over a paper from the
Gidget Paper Pak.
Then THAT went over a paper from
the Gatsby Paper Pak.

(Can you tell I love the Gecko Galz papers?)

I topped it off with some words and 
bling in the corners and middle top
of the frame.

You know you can get these awesome papers, 
the other GG products I used
and all sorts of other goodies at the


And the prices are so reasonable!

Make sure you go and look and 
check out the deets for this
month's Customer Challenge at


You could be the winner of a Gecko Galz shopping spree!

You will also find amazing samples for
this theme from our amazingly talented Design Team.

We will see you over there!
Thanks for coming by!








Monday, February 25, 2019

Wow, I have been neglecting this!

Here are a few things I have been working on.




Just so you do't think I am not doing anything! lol

TTYS

Friday, February 8, 2019

Magic in the Moonlight

Hello friends!
Electra here, hoping
to inspire you a little bit with my digital creations for
this month's 
Gecko Galz Customer Challenge
Moonlight and Magic
I tried to choose some products which
seemed to have the aura of those two things
and I am pretty happy with what I made:

For my first sample I used
the Moonbeams Collage sheet, 
a paper from the In Marble Halls paper pak 
and wordart from the 
In Other Words digital stamp set

Using Photoshop Elements photo-editing software,
I chose a paper for the background.
I cropped the image I wanted from the collage sheet
and placed it over that.
On top is an icon from the Curiosity Shop Craft kit.
I used some items from my stash:
the border, frame, overlay and flourish.

To make this:
Over top of the background paper, place
the cropped image of your choice.
Add your chose border and frame.
Place the wordart over top.
Then add any overlays you like
to give some texture/magical quality,
on both the main image and the wordart.
The flourish goes on top.
TADA!


This second sample uses the following
Gecko Galz products:
another paper from the
In Marble Halls paper pak
the Golden Splendors Collage Sheet
Scripted Collage Sheet wordart

Here is how it was made:
Crop your favorite image from the collage sheet and
place it over the background paper.
Place the wordart on top of that.

That is the basic process:
I added frames, borders and stars and
a lot of glitter styles.

(Everything is better with bling)

Done!

For my last sample I used:
another paper from the
In Marble Halls paper pak
(Can you tell it's one of my favorite paper paks?)
A cropped image from the
Fairy Dust Collage Sheet
and more wordart from the Scripted Collage Sheet Set.
(also one of my faves)

I followed the very same layering process
that I use for all of my digital projects.
1. background paper
2. image
3. wordart
4. frame, borders, the lined and star brushes
5. and a tiny black stroke around the wordart

Easy-Peasy, Lemon Squeezie!

Isn't it pretty?

If you have not gone over to the 
or checked out the
what are you waiting for?

Get all the deets on this wonderful
Customer Challenge

and maybe you will be the lucky winner of a

$25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree !

You still have the whole month
to enter our February Customer Challenge:


We can hardly wait to see what you create!
Electra, over and out.


Friday, February 1, 2019

February Moonlight and Magic

Welcome to February
Gecko Galz Gurls!
(and maybe some Gecko Galz Guys?)

It's time for a brand new
Customer Challenge:
February Moonlight and Magic




for my sample, I used the
Gecko Galz products:
Nouveau Goddess Jewels and
In Dreams ATC background

which you can find in our
Etsy shop here

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 !

My sample is digital and I used
Photoshop Elements to create it.

I cropped the background paper and placed it on a new
document 2.5" x 3.5", the size of an ATC.

I then cropped the image I wanted from the
Nouveau Goddess Jewel It 1x2 collage sheet
and placed that over top of the background.
I applied a reverse bevel to it.

Then I added the wordart which is by
Cottage  Arts and added an outside glow to that.

I added some free sparkly brushes over top 
on a new layer from Brusheezy in white.

And it's done!

You have until the end of the month to
join in with our  
Moonlight and Magic challenge
and you can find more glorious examples
from the rest of our talented Design Team 

Will we see you there?
I sure hope so.
And thanks for coming by here!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Birds



credits:  Berna Datema, LMurphy, Itkupilli,
Marta Van Edk, Holliewood Studios, Pink Lotty,
Just Jaimee

Have a funny day!
And thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ballet


credits:  Gecko Galz, Bramdy Murray,
Tumblefish Studios,
Out of the Box Design Studios

Thanks for coming by!

Butterflies

in interesting places
In this case,
Elsbeth found butterflies in her walk-in closet 
when she went to dress for church.

for this week at Take A Word

credits:  JM Designs, Just Jaimee, Bleuesse,
2 Curly-Headed Monsters Designs,
Itkupilli, Pink Lotty, Kristen Aagard

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Love Stories

 Gecko Galz Products Used:

Isn't It Romantic Collage Sheet set
Parisian Dreams paper pak
In Other Words digital stamp set

Gecko Galz Products Used:
Collage Sheet set
Oh Cupid paper pak
all You Need digital stamp set

Gecko Galz Products Used:

Isn't It Romantic Collage Sheet set
Tribal Fire paper pak
In Other Words digital stamp set
Victorian Spring Craft kit icon

My pieces are all digital and
I use Photoshop Elements as my editing software.
I crop the image I want from the
collage sheet of my choice and
place it over top of my background paper.
I add wordart, maybe a border, may an embellie.
Someimjtes I will apply a style to my image for
different effects.
And I am done!

You know you can get all of
these amazing images, stamps,papers and more at the
Gecko Galz Etsy shop,
right?

And you haven't forgotten, I hope, that
there is a wonderful Customer Challenge on
for the month of January.



You can find all the deets
here

We'll see you and your creation
over there!

And thanks for
stopping by!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Just cus


Wings

for this week's

credits:  Itkupilli, Gail Schmidt, Rebecca McMeen,
Claudine Hellmuth, and Kimeric Kreations

Thanks for coming by!

Botanical

for this week at

credits:  Finecrafted Designs, Hidden Vintage Studios

Thanks for stopping by!

At Sea


well, IN the sea, actually...
for this week at

credits:  Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Creations, Berna Datema