Total Pageviews

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Water

This is for
credits: Rebecca McMeen, Studio Rosey Posey, Kimeric Kreations,
Berna Datema, Joanne Brisbois

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, January 6, 2017

It's a New Year!

(and thank goodness for that!)
and a new year at
Gecko Galz means
the Design Team
(with some very talented new members)
 is busy
creating all sorts of inspiration for you!
I used a couple of
GLORIOUS
papers from the new
"In Marble Halls" paper pak and images from the
"Ring In The New Year" collage sheet set for these two pieces:


Aren't those fun?  
So easy to do, especially the second one.
I just sampled the colours from this beautiful sheet
flipped the image, added a cropped and masked image
of the woman and then went crazy with brushes in those
amazing colours!
SO MUCH FUN!
For this next one, I cropped the puppy on the bicycle from
the "Dog Gone Cute" Jewel Sheet.
Isn't he just Doggone Cute?

I added the cool frame
(and I'm sorry, it's from my stash and
I can't remember who it's from)
I placed that over another GREAT paper from the 
"In Marble Halls" paper pak
Picked up the colour grey from the doggie's background
and coloured a basic mask I made with that colour.
I cropped the words from the "Scripted" Collage Sheet
and added one of the Gecko Galz Frames.
Finally, I merged the layers and 
applied a Film Grain filter.
DONE!
I think that is one of the quickest pieces I've done lately.
Don't tell anyone, but my first sample
took two hours and had at one point 34 layers.
That's not a record, but it's close. lol
You can get all of these wonderful Gecko Galz
products at the
And don't forget to check out the
January
Customer Challenge!
Until next time,
LET IT SNOW!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Let It Snow in 2017!

(Well, only for a few more days)
It's time for a new challenge at
the first of the new year!
Are you going to play along with every challenge this year?
I certainly am.
And I made one thing to get you started...
Isn't that little girl sitting on the park bench just the sweetest thing ever?
You can find her and all sorts of other
delightful elements at the

(Psst, you only need to use at least one of the 
items to enter our monthly challenges)
But you will no doubt want to use more.
Be sure to check out all the other
beautiful pieces from the Design Team!
At the Gecko Galz blog.
See you there, and
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Baubles

credits:  Caroline B, On A Whimsical 
Adventure, Studio Flergs, Studio Manu
Hah!  I found time to make something!
It's for this week at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Another Awesome Tag of Christmas!

Hey, it's Electra,
back with another Ho Ho Ho tag for you
using luscious holiday products from 


This one is totally digital.
But REALLY easy!

I cropped the Reindeer image from the
Reindeer Games  collage sheet.
Then I made a tag shape out of a paper from
A Magical Christmas kit 
by Studio Flergs.
I placed the reindeer over top of the tag,
and erased everything I didn't want
from around the reindeer.
I placed a couple of ornaments behind the reindeer.
Then I added a new layer over top
of the reindeer and painted wherever I had the
urge to paint, using the eyedropper tool, 
to match the colours to the Christmas ornaments.
I also used a "fireworks" brush tool
over top, with the same bright colours.
Then I topped it off with a few more ornaments
hung from her (his?) antlers.
I gave the reindeer bright blue eyes.
A bow finished the whole
thing off!

(The ornaments and bow were also from A Magical Christmas kit by Studio Flergs.)

And now you have a digital tag that you can
print off and use on a card,
or as a gift tag!

How are your preparations going for the upcoming holiday?
Are you feeling stressed?
You know, a great way to de-stress is to make art.
Just pour yourself a cuppa whatever it is
that helps you relax and make something fun.

That's what I do anyways.
And it works for me.
Make time for yourself.
You deserve it.

And have fun, what ever you are doing!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

One Horse Open Sleigh

(thanks for the nudge, Patti)
credits: Angelaz Creations, Wordart by Dido Designs, paper by Holliewood Studios

It's a busy time for me! 
Not because it's Christmas. That's the easy part,
but because a couple of other women and I are on a mission to open 
an Emergency Women's Shelter in our town.
We have no land, no building, a little money
and a lot of determination.
sigh.
But we are going full force to raise awareness
AND have created our Non-Profit Society.
Even though you may not live where we do, 
it would sure to great if you could like and share our Facebook page.
That's of course, if you think this is a good thing
that we are doing.
In one week, we have gotten 309 likes.

Thanks, friends, I really appreciate your help!
hugs from Electra

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gecko Galz Awesome Tags of Christmas!

Welcome to the Awesome Tags of Christmas celebration
courtesy of Gecko Galz !
It's my turn to show you my tags....

Are you on the Naughty or the Nice list?

for this tag, I printed out a rectangle of the
paper from the Merry and Bright Paper Pak.
I cut it out in a tag shape the size I wanted.  
I edged it with some Peacock Distress Ink.
Then I printed out and fussy-cut the lady from the
Holiday Ladies Collage Sheet Set
Place over the background whatever embellies
you have laying around. 
In this case I used a piece of ribbon
from the Dollar Store,
a piece of stick-on bling from Mikey's and an
acetate paisley thingie I honestly think
I have had for about 10 years.
I put the lady over top of those items.
I blinged her up with stickles on her dress,
lips and tree hat (!?!)
and gave her bling dot earrings.
A sentiment from another embellie from Mikey's...
I punched a hole in the top and threaded some ribbon
through it that was leftover from one of last year's
Christmas gifts,
and it's done!

Oh yeah, this is really important:
Sing Jingle Bells while you make your tag.

See how easy that was!?
And a great way to use up bits and bobs 
of Christmas stuff that you have in your stash!

Each tag was created in the same way.
Print out a background paper of your choice using any of
your favourite Gecko Galz Paper Paks.
Print and cut out any image that makes you smile
using any of the Gecko Galz Collage Sheets.
And pull out your Christmas stash and
decorate to your little heart's content.

Singing Jingle Bells while you make your tag, of course,

And the best part of all is that
you can pick from oodles of yummy
Christmas Papers and elements at our
Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

Remember, if you leave a comment here on my blog
and on the Gecko Galz blog you will be
entered in our daily December giveaway!

Well, that's about it for now.
Be sure to check out all the Christmas goodies over at the
Gecko Galz Etsy shop

Psst, can I tell you a secret?
With Gecko Galz BOGO Sale this weekend only!

When you make a purchase at the Gecko Galz store this weekend 
Thursday December 8- Sunday December 11
when you purchase 1 item you get a second of equal or lesser value for FREE!
Purchase the products you want from the shop then email us at
geckogalz2014@gmail.com
your list of FREE items and we will send them right over. This will also place you in our weekly purchase and win drawing...so come discover all the new products from Gecko Galz and SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!

and remember to get your jingle on!



See you soon!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Snowmen

I haven't been participating in any challenges lately.
And I have been neglecting my blog.
That's not to say, mind you, that I am not making art,
cus I am.
But I guess all artists go through phases
and right now I am scrapbooking my little heart out
with photos of my gorgeous grandkids.
And my other photography.
Here are a couple of examples to prove that I really AM.

Now I realize it's super boring looking at pictures
of someone else's grandkids, so
I will get to the real point of this post.

I forgot how MANY
digital elements I have.
Good grief!
But in this case I give credits to Eena's Creation, Rucola Designs, Just So Scrappy, Pink Lotty and Lefkoi Lykoi

What fun!
I may have to get back at this for the Christmas season!

See you soon, probably.
And thanks if you stopped by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Customer Challenge

It's time for a brand new customer challenge
for a brand new month at 
Yesiree!!


AND
it's the 12-Days of Christmas Tags
this month too!

I made you a totally digital tag.
I cropped the Reindeer image from the
Reindeer Games  collage sheet.
Then I made a tag shape out of a paper from
A Magical Christmas kit 
by Studio Flergs.
I placed the reindeer over top of the tag,
and erased everything I didn't want
from around the reindeer.
I placed a couple of ornaments behind the reindeer.
Then I added a new layer over top
of the reindeer and painted wherever I had the
urge to paint, using the eyedropper tool, 
to match the colours to the Christmas ornaments.
I also used a "fireworks" brush tool
over top, with the same bright colours.
Then I topped it off with a few more ornaments
hung from her (his?) antlers.
A bow finished the whole
thing off!

(The ornaments and bow were also from
A Magical Christmas kit by Studio Flergs.)
And you have a digital tag that you can
print off and use on a card,
or as a gift tag!

Isn't that special?

Now get busy and start on
your Christmas projects (if you haven't already)


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gecko Galz Christmas is Comin'!

Ho Ho Ho!
Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet?
Counting down....
The theme for November is Deck The Halls
and it's a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.
You still have time to get in on this month's customer challenge.
All the deets are Gecko Galz
And there you will not only find incredible
inspiration from our talented Design Team,
you will find free stamps each and every day!
Here are my pieces for the month:


All of the items I used to create
these little treasures can be found at the
Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

AND

I made this one at the last minute,
just for you
so you can see how easy it is
to make gorgeousness with
Gecko Galz products:

Use the "Dashing Through The Snow" paper
from the Peppermint Lane mini paper pak.
Extract that ADORABLE little reindeer from 
the Reindeer Games collage sheet.
(I used the magnetic lasso to do this)
Place the reindeer
(I've named him Wayne) over the paper
and apply a drop shadow to him.
Add the Wordart behind the reindeer.
(I think this was an old Gecko Galz freebie,
but I'm not positive about that, sorry)
Put the candy cane frame behind the wordart.
(I used one by Just So Scrappy)
Then place the stitching around the edges.
(That is an overlay by Akizo Designs)
Save it as a jpeg.
And you have a digital Christmas card!
I used Photoshop Elements to do all this.
NOW,
here is the cool part:
You can do almost all of this 
with paper and scissors!
Just print the papers and elements out, cut them out with your scissors, 
and glue it all together!
You can stitch around the edge with your
actual sewing machine.
(or a needle and thread,
if you don;t have an actual sewing machine)
Easy Peasey!

Get the paper and reindeer at the
Gecko Galz Etsy Shop

And before I forget, here is your free stamp for the month:
And here is something I made with it:




Like I said:
Ho Ho Ho!
Are you getting into the Christmas spirit yet?
Counting down....

See you soon.

Thanks for coming by!