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Friday, July 22, 2016

July Gecko Galz

It's the middle of the summer here where I live.  
I wonder what the weather is like where you are?

all of us on the Gecko Galz Design Team have been making magic with
the new summer products at the 

Here are some things that I made.

This last one was fun and super-duper easy to make.
I used Photoshop Elements 13 to create it digitally;
The background paper is from the 
Summer Picnic Paper Pak
I extracted both girls from one of the Pretty In Pink collage sheet.
I also extracted the cupcake from the same collage sheet
and coloured the maraschino cherry red.
I drew on a stem with a brush, 'cus the stem is really hard to extract, being so small.
Then I duplicated the cupcake and cherry and put one by the
word art on the bottom and one in the front girl's hand.
The lovely "kindness" word art is from one of the Scripted Collage sheets.
I cropped it out, then
I simply placed it where I wanted it and changed the blending ode to Multiply.
That made it transparent!
That always works if it is just black words or image on white paper.
The bottom word art is just text I wrote, using the text tool, 
and I placed it on a piece of white cardstock that I coloured 
to match the blue in the background paper.
You can use the eyedropper tool and the paint bucket to do that.
I added a stroke to the blue paper, matching the orange on the background paper.
I used the eyedropper tool for that as well.
I placed a border by Tracy Martin over top and some confetti by Created By Jill
in front of the background paper.
I had to duplicate to have enough to cover.
finally, I flattened the layers and added a black stroke to the whole thing.

That would be it!

Here is your free stamp from Gecko Galz for the month of July:
(well, the one from me, that is, There is one each day
on the Gecko Galz blog.
Isn't it dute?  
Just right-click and save it to your computer.

I digitally coloured it to get you thinking....

Isn't it cute?

Be sure to check out the Gecko Galz blog
and you can find all of the products I used at the

Thanks for coming by!!


  1. Wow, all of your projects are absolutely amazing!! I love the journal page!! The patriotic cards are gorgeous!! The forever and always layout is elegant and beautiful!! The cupcake page is fabulous!! And that mermaid is my absolute favorite!! She's gorgeous!! Love them all!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. A fabulous selection of art pieces today, they all have so many details and images to see..
    Yvonne xx

  3. Great artwork today Electra and I think the journal page is stunning.
    Avril x

  4. Patty, that journal spread is just gorgeous!!!!!
    Fabulous piece for Audrey!
    Thanks so much for the stamp!

  5. You have such wonderful creativity! Love these pieces!!!

  6. you are masterful at so many different styles! each piece is gorgeous in its own way. i';m in awe and could look at your work all day. thanks for freebie! xo

  7. So many fun and delightful pieces. Thanks for the digital freebie. But I was totally taken by the digital coloring. WOW. What software do you use to do this? Also I love ATC's and the patriotic designs are gorgeous. Was a fun visit on a rainy day, but a huge relief from 115 degrees humidity temps the past 3 days. Have a great weekend.

  8. I use Photoshop Elements 13. Thanks for your kind words, everyone!


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