Friday, December 19, 2014

GECKO GALZ 18th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Yvonne Garner

The Eighteenth Tag of Christmas
Merry Little Snowman
by
Yvonne Garner


PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz Snowman Way stamp set
Gecko Galz Graphicals Paper Pack
White card stock
Red & Green ink
ink blending tool
star brads
bakers twine in red and white
Markers to color image

HOW TO MAKE TAG

This tag is cut from white color cardstock and then a piece of the Graphicals paper is cut a 1/4" smaller and placed on top after adhering the below items.
Next I stamped my sentiments on the remaining piece of the white card stock using my green ink and cut out into squares and rectangles. Next I take my digital stamp and color using my markers and fussy cut the image out and place them all onto the graphical piece of paper. I top it off with the silver star brads and tie a little bow through the hole.



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To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GECKO GALZ 17th TAG OF CHRISTMAS......Penny Walker

The Seventeenth Tag of Christmas
The Snow Queen
by
Penny Walker



PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz Snow Queen Collage Set
Geso
Micro fine glitter 
Tim Holtz Washi Tape
Ribbons
Gelatos in blue
Blue card stock
white card stock


HOW TO MAKE TAG

I created this tag by layering medium thick Geso to the edge

 over a stencil after drying I colored with several colors of blue

 Gelatos. I then applied Gesso to the bottom half of tag and

 sprinkled with micro fine glitter from my stash. I then layered

 TH washi tape colored with blue Gelato and layered them with

 plain washi tape. I then attached blue cardstock layered white

 ribbon from my stash onto white cardstock and then attached

 my image of Snow Queen.


Now go to Penny's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GECKO GALZ 16th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Barbara Bird



Sixteenth Tag Of Christmas
Winter Wonderland
by
Barbara Bird





PRODUCTS USED

Sizzix / Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die
Cream Cardstock
Gesso - white / meduim thickness
Close To My Heart Reinker Crystal Blue
Close To My Heart Saddle Brown ink
White Doily
Snowflake Stencil
Pop squares
clear rhinestones

Ribbon
Gecko Galz Winter wishes Collage Set

HOW TO MAKE TAG

This tag is cut from cream color cardstock and I used gesso that I tinted blue to stencil on snowflakes in each corner. I put clear rhinestones in the center of the snowflakes. I inked around the tag with Close To My Hearts Saddle Brown ink. I inked around a white doily with the ink and glued it to the center of the tag and glued a inked scalloped blue flurry circle in the middle of the doily. Then glued the image to the center of the scallop. The image and words are from Gecko Galz Winter Wishes 1 collage sheet. I fussy cut the words, inked around them and pop dotted them on the tag.



Now go to Barbara's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GECKO GALZ 15th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Amanda Phillips


Fifteenth Tag Of Christmas
Reindeer in my window
by
Amanda Phillips



PRODUCTS USED

2 papers cut into 4 x 8 and 3 1/2 x 7 1/2
hole punch
package or die cut snow flakes
ribbon and bells of choice
Tim Holtz woodlands tree and wreath
Miniature reindeer found in the doll house section of most craft stores.
recycled acetate from various packages
recycled cold medicine box
window die cut "several companies have these but I found with a rectangle and a small pair of scissors you can do the same..the key is layering.
Last but not least liquid snow and glitter...we all have glitter..but if by chance the snow is a challenge to get you can take cornstarch and or baking soda mixed with very little white glue and BAM!!! Snow chunks!
Gecko Galz ( Natures Christmas ) Collage set


HOW TO MAKE TAG

Glue two base tags together making sure to weather them slightly with your ink, 
unwrap medicine box to be flat and carefully cut sguare matching your window size only slightly smaller, cover outside of box with paper/ glue image to the inside. Reassemble box ")
Now add tree and moss inside. Assemble acetate and window die and adhere to medicine box, adhere to tag. assemble the rest of your embellishments to taste and then apply snow and glitter")


Now go to Amanda's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Monday, December 15, 2014

GECKO GALZ 14th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Lisette Baker

Fourteenth Tag of Christmas
Father Christmas
by
Lisette Baker



PRODUCTS USED

Tag
Corrugated cardboard
Neutral cardstock
Scraps of lace, fabric and ribbon
PVA glue
White acrylic paint
Gold acrylic paint
Baby wipe
Glue pen
White texture paste
White fine glitter
Gold fine glitter
Clear chunky glitter
Seam Binding
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Image from December Magic collage sheet
Die cut numbers – 25
Mini Pine cones
Glue gel


HOW TO MAKE TAG
·        Dry brush white paint onto the base tag – no need to cover completely. Cut the corrugated card so that is slightly larger than the base tag and paint the edges and a border in the same way. Allow to dry.
·        Cover the base tag with scraps of lace, fabric and ribbon – absolutely no need to be neat. Slap on the glue and top with bits and pieces. I crinkled up the ribbon and muslin to create textured creases. Cover with a thin layer of acrylic paint and allow to dry.
·        Brush a layer of gold paint over the white and then rub off with a wet wipe. You are aiming to let the gold settle in the crevices but reveal the white in places. Feel free to apply and rub off a second coat of gold. Once the gold has dried you can lightly brush on a final thin coat of white if you wish. Once the tag is completely dry, adhere to the corrugated card.
·        Mount the image onto neutral cardstock, leaving a small border, and distress and ink the edges with Walnut Stain. Mount onto a second piece of card, once again leaving a small border.
·        Use a glue pen to draw a line around the inside edge of the Santa image and top with gold glitter. Use the pen to scribble glue over the snowy patches of the tree and top with white glitter.
·        Using a spatula, apply texture paste to the border that surrounds the image. Sprinkle on chunky glitter and then white glitter to create a snowy effect. Repeat around the edge of the corrugated card. Allow both to dry overnight.
·        To create the snowy ribbon, rub the Antique Linen ink pad along some white seam binding. Spritz with water and crinkle up into a tight ball. Once dry, tie a quadruple bow. Using a splatter stamp if you have one (or you could splatter with a paintbrush) add random splatters of acrylic paint to the ribbon.
·        Apply the Santa image and numbers using glue gel. To finish, add the bow and pine cones.


Now go to Lisette's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Sunday, December 14, 2014

GECKO GALZ 13th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Leanne Seed

Gecko Galz Thirteenth Tag Of Christmas
Snow Time 
by
Leanne Seed


PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz From Russia With Love Collage Sheet
Large Shipping Tag
Printed Tissue Paper by Recollections
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sapphire Blue and Gold
Ranger Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Stampabilities "Joy" Stamp
UTEE by B& J Art Stamps in Chunky Gold
Glossy accents
Smooch inks in Molasses, Pool, Pearl and Gold
Card stock in teal
Ribbon
beaded trim
and flower


HOW TO MAKE TAG

Take your tag and using ink blending tool cover top with your ranger inks. next cut a piece of tissue that measures 1" larger all the way around and crumple then start adhering it to the top of the tag using liquid adhesive (you want some of the part sticking up). Next take your Glimmer mist and spray onto tissue paper lightly, if you get a large spot wipe with paper towel. Let this dry for 30 minutes. While it drys cut out your image from the collage sheet (I enlarged to 5x3.5) and back with teal card stock. Next along the outer edge add glossy accents then sprinkle with UTEE and heat to create a vintage metal look to outer edge. Stamp with your Joy Stamp using your black ink and let dry. Now take your piece of beaded trim and using double sided tape adhere to the back bottom edge of tag. Then adhere image to center of tag at an angle and paint image in spots with your Smooch inks (this will create an inlay look so it resembles a Russian box). Pull ribbon through hole and place flower over hole.


Now go to Leanne's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

Saturday, December 13, 2014

GECKO GALZ 12th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Patti Fisher

Twelfth Tag Of Christmas
Little Girl Tag
by
Patti Fisher



 SUPPLIES

Gecko Galz Xmas Cuties
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Gecko Galz Xmas Icons
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Gecko Galz Santa Claus Jewel It
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Gecko Galz Reindeer Games Collage Sheet

Embellishments (Recollections, Graphic 45)

Distress Ink-Festive Berries, Antique Linen (Ranger)

Double-sided tape sheets - Peel N stick - (Thermo-Web)

Seedless clear glass beads (unknown)

Red Stickles glitter glue (Ranger)

Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Gold Brad (unknown)






HOW TO CREAT TAG


Cut out tag shape from Xmas paper, Edge with Festive Berries

 distress ink;add a scrap of ribbon across the bottom


Print and cut out:  Reindeer, Vintage Toy advertisement, and little girl
Edge all pieces with distress ink:  Antique Linen
Cut hexagon shapes from scraps of Xmas paper; edge with Festive Berries distress ink
Layer embellishments on tag as desired; glue down.
Cut out Santa Face, punch out circle from double-sided tape and adhere to face.
Remove backing from tape and adhere mini seedless clear glass beads, rub on well
Add Santa face to tag
Add brad and embellishment to Vintage Ad on left side of tag
Add Glossy Accents to highlights bells on Reindeer and bow
Add red Stickles as desired






 Now go to Patti's blog and follow her or if you are already following leave a comment on a post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting
Gecko Galz

Friday, December 12, 2014

GECKO GALZ 11th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Wendy Waldorf

GECKO GALZ 11th TAG OF CHRISTMAS

Tiny Tags Of Christmas
by
Wendy Waldorf


SUPPLIES TO MAKE TAGS

Gecko Galz Santa Jewel It collage sheet
Tag diecut or punch
Watercolor Crayons
bakers twine
glitter


HOW TO MAKE TAGS

Use punch, diecut or a template to cut out a tag shape from heavy cardstock. Cut out design from the Jewel-it sheet (Santa Claus) or use small scrap images. This technique is perfect for those small images you have in your stash. Attach design to tag. Frame the design by doodling with watercolor crayons around the edges. Embellish as you wish. These tags were embellished with mini pompoms, baker's twine and glitter. Punch holes at the top of your tags to attach ribbon or fibers to use as hangers. 

If you want to write or stamp a message on the back of your tag...it works best to do this before adding embellishments. 

I hope you will be inspired to make tags for all your gifts this year. The recipients will be delighted. 



Now go to Wendy's blog and follow her if you already follow her leave a comment on one of her post, then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz



Thursday, December 11, 2014

GECKO GALZ 10th TAG OF CHRISTMAS By Jules Eickmeier

Tenth Tag Of Christmas
Holiday Trimmings
By
Jules Eickmeier


PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz - Holiday Ladies Collage Set 
Art Anthology Coloration spray in Gold & Stencils
Brown Tag
Stickles in green
Dyed Silk Ribbon
tiny matching trim


HOW TO MAKE TAG

I used a large brown tag as my base.  I placed the ArtAnthology


stencil, Bubbles (large dots) angled to the right on the tag and

sprayed it with Art Anthology's Spray in Gold.  When
that dried, I took the Dotties (small dots) stencil by AA and tilted
it to the left.  I sprayed Colorations in Guacamole over that.  I cut
out the flapper gal image from the collage set by Gecko Galz, added
Stickles to the dress and the nosegay.  While the glitter was drying,
I glued ribbon to the edges of the tag, assembled the pieces and
fininished it off with a French dyed silk ribbon.  It makes a lovely
addition to my tree.



Now go to Jules's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting


Gecko Galz

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GECKO GALZ 9th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Joan Liddle

Ninth Tag Of Christmas
CHRISTMAS ANGEL
By
Joan Liddle


PRODUCTS USED

Gecko Galz - Bells and Blooms paper (from Botanical Christmas papers), Christmas Cuties #2 Collage Sheet, Altered Christmas #1 Collage Sheet
From my stash: Ranger tag (#12), Prima pearls, Hobby Lobby ribbon, German scrap wings, pink doily, transparency flourish, KaiserCraft die cuts


HOW TO MAKE TAG

I fell in love with this gorgeous Gecko Galz paper and image! I didn't want to lose much of the paper's lovely details, so  I used a very large tag from Ranger as my base. The tag size is 5 1/8" x 10 1/2".  
First, I printed the Bells and Blooms paper and adhered it to the tag, making sure to center the part of the paper I wanted to use over the tag. 
I cut the paper at the top and bottom and wrapped it around the sides of the tag. 
Next, I fussy cut the girl from the Christmas Cuties paper.  In the original image, she is sitting on a snowbank. I cut the snow off so that I could have her sit on the top bell. Behind her I added a pink doily and white German scrap wings.
 I fussy cut the poinsettia ticket from the Altered Christmas sheet and attached it to the top of the tag. 
Lastly, I added pink pearls, pink ribbon, a blue transparency flourish and the chalkboard Merry Christmas saying. The pink pearls were layered over the ticket and top of the tag. The Merry Christmas die cut was layered onto a light blue scallop and they were layered over the tranparency flourish.
Techniques used: fussy cutting & layering


Now go to Joan's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting


Gecko Galz