Friday, May 22, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT MICHELE STORMS

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
MICHELE STORMS


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Michele.



FROG PRINCE ATC

Supplies:
Gecko Galz Fables collage sheet
Gecko Galz Free Birds paper pack
Gecko Galz Garden Icons
Gecko Galz Bingo collage sheet
White die cut border
Flower
Pearl
Distress ink
3D fly sticker

Instructions:
First I adhered the Free Birds paper to my ATC base.  I print and cut out the images from the Fables, Bingo and Garden Icons collections.  I decided how to lay everything out and added the border, images, flower and pearl, distressing all edges as usual.



FLY AWAY TAG

Supplies:
Gecko Galz Beauty Unbound Collage Sheet
Gecko Galz Free Birds paper pack
Wings by Moonlight Journey
Fence die cut and bird sticker
Prima flower
Typed sentiment
Distress inks
Ribbon

Instructions:
First I adhered the Free Birds paper to my tag base.  I printed and cut out the vintage “beauty” and the wings and attached the wings to the beauty image.   I typed and printed the words and cut them out.  I decided how to arrange all the elements and glued them to the tag base, adding the flower, die cut, sticker and distressing the edges.  Last step was adding the ribbon.


SHE WISHED SHE COULD FLY ATC

Supplies:
Gecko Galz “Ain't she a cutie” collage sheet
Gecko Galz Free Birds Paper Pack
Wings by Moonlight Journey
Typed Sentiment
Vine sticker
Paper flower
Raindrop bead
Distress ink

Instructions:
First I adhered the Free Birds paper to my card base.  I printed and cut out the vintage “cutie” and the wings and attached the wings to the cutie.  I typed and printed the words and cut them out.  I decided how to arrange all the elements and glued them to the card base, adding the vine, the flower, bead and distressing the edges.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOT LIGHT JULES E

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
JULES E


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Jules.



NATURES NOTEBOOK



DARE TO BE DIFFERENT CARD

I printed the back ground download onto vellum and, using a spray on
adhesive affixed it to a pre scored and cut pop out card.  Turning the
card over, I used a craft knife to cut the lines and used a bone
folder to score the folds.

I printed the birds on a limb onto Studio 71 canvas and used colored
pencils of various shades of blue and one of pink to shade the birds.
I blended the colors with the oil from my fingers.  Next, I mounted
the birds onto the pop out portion of the card with pop dots and used
letter stickers to write the sentiment.


Monday, May 18, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT LISETTE BAKER

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
LISETTE BAKER


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Lisette.


NESTING SHADOW BOX

Supplies
Small square box
Image from Free Birds Kit
Feathers
Cream lace
Dried flowers

How to
If necessary, paint the box or cover with paper. Size the image so it fits neatly into the back of the box and glue in place. Make an arrangement of flowers and feathers over the original nest in the image. Add lace trim to the top and bottom of the box.



ALWAYS AND FOREVER ATC

Supplies
Dimensional or block ATC
Image from Fables digital collage set
Beeswax
Gold mica powder/Perfect Pearls
Wooden Heart
Red ink/marker pen
Words (printed on computer)
Crackle medium

How to
Colour the heart with a red marker pen. Add a coat of crackle medium and allow to dry. Apply the image to the ATC. Add a thin layer of beeswax all over. Build up beeswax along the sides of the image and edges of the ATC itself. Allow to dry. Brush mica powder all over the image and the build up at the sides and edges. Buff with a dry cloth. Apply the heart and words.





BLUE MUSE CARD

Supplies
2 x papers from Toile Jolie digital paper set
Image from Colourful Cuties collage set
Blue and clear self adhesive gems
Coordinating organza ribbon
Lace trim
Pink paper roses x 5

Row of birds card
Supplies
Paper from Free Birds Kit
Portion of image from Free Birds Kit
Yellow paper
Olive green cardstock
Olive green ribbon
Olive green chevron ribbon
Yellow sweetheart blossoms



BIRDS IN A ROW CARD

Using the Gecko Galz Free Birds Craft Kit





SHABBY CHIC BIRD CARD

Paper from Free Birds Kit
Hessian/burlap
Muslin
Flowered fabric
Burlap ribbon
Lace scrap
Organza rose trim
Lime button
Turquoise thread
Aqua rose cabochon

How to
Layer up the hessian/burlap, muslin and flowered fabric. Add a strip of burlap across the centre. Cut out a square from the paper – choosing an image and composition that appeals to you. Stick this over the fabrics and ribbon. Apply the organza rose trim across the bottom and the lace scrap just above it. Thread the button and add to the corner of the card. Finally, glue on the cabochon.



VINTAGE BIRD CARD

Supplies
Bird tag image from Free Bird Kit
Cardstock inked and stamped with speckles using Walnut Stain distress ink
Paper from Parisian Dreams Paper pack
Black cardstock
Cream lace trims
Ivory ribbon
Cream button
Cream thread

Sunday, May 17, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT AMANDA PHILLIPS

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
AMANDA PHILLIPS


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Amanda

 

FREE BIRDS CARD

Products used; Gecko Galz Free Birds craft kit, feathers, button and ribbon from my stash.


BABY LOVE CARD

products used sweet baby collage sheet from Gecko Galz
papers from my stash.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

DESIGN TEAM MEMBER OF THE DAY JOAN LIDDLE

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
JOAN LIDDLE


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Joan.


BEST WISHES CARD

Supplies :
Gecko Galz image (Free Birds #21), Flower Power paper #5
My stash: Lavender Stickles, Doodlebug doily, purple card base, sentiment (Jillibean Soup)

Directions:
I began with a card base and covered it with the Flower Power paper. The bird image was sized in Photoshop and then fussy cut. I added  Stickles to the flower centers (image only).  The bird was layered onto a doily and then onto the card. Lastly, I cut the words "Best Wishes" from the sentiment sticker and placed it onto the doily.



LOVE TAG

Products used:
Gecko Galz -  Toile Jolie paper #2, image from Beauty Unbound #1,  Butterfly Wings, Brussels paper from Great Adventure pack
My stash - love punch (Teresa Collins), chalk inks, Ranger manila tag, Prima packaging

Directions:
Cover the tag with the Toile Jolie paper, trim to fit. Ink edges of tag with brown chalk ink. Add Rose ink lightly over tag.  Size image in Photoshop and fussy cut. Fussy cut butterfly wings and assemble wings behind image, adhere. Punch heart from Brussels paper and the word "love" from packaging. Adhere to tag. 



Thursday, May 14, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOT LIGHT TEE HALL

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
TEE HALL


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Tee.



LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ATC

All Images From Gecko Galz:
Beauty Unbound 1 Collage Sheet
Beauty Unbound 2 Collage Sheet
Free Bird Icons1
Ain't She Cute Collage Sheet

Embellishments:
Stick On Pearls
Tulle
Lace




SING LIKE A BIRD TAG

Supplies Used:
Large Manilla Tag
Distress Paints> Fired Brick & Peeled Paint
Free Birds Icons- Gecko Galz
Bird House Image
Print
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 Paper from stash
Yellow Feather
Blank Ticket
Sing Like A Bird Sentiment
Light Green Lace for Hanger




FREE TO FLY ATC

Supplies Used:
Blank ATC's
Bingo Background Paper
Fired Brick & Walnut Distressed Paints
Sentiments
Bird Graphics from Free Bird craft kit




LIVE IN THE MOMENT ATC

Supplies Used:
Blank ATC's
Bingo Background Paper
Fired Brick & Walnut Distressed Paints
Sentiments
Colorful Cuties collage sheet by Gecko Galz



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DESIGN TEAM MEMBER OF THE DAY VICKI ROMAINE

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
VICKI ROMAIN


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Vicki.




LOVE OF A MOTHER CARD

For this card I used Gecko Galz Free birds craft kit




SPRING CARD

I used Gecko Galz Free Bird Craft Kit for the bird image. The background was made with a Gelli plate, stencils, and acrylic paints.  I thought the sentiment was appropriate for all the color in the background and the bird.  A back mat was placed behind the bird to make it pop.


OUR PLACE CARD

I used Gecko Galz Free Birds craft kit to create this card. On this card I made the line or limb on the image black to match up with the line on the designer paper.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPORTLIGHT GERRI HERBST

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
GERRI HERBST


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Gerri.




Thinking of you

To make this card I started with a beige card then layered blue printed paper, blue paper from the Gecko Galz Toile Jolie sheet, green polka dot paper and the pretty female image from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties sheet. The embellishments include plastic butterflies, buttons, sequins, rhinestones, plastic swirls and Stickles. The sentiment reads "Thinking of You" and was touched with water colored paint.



Remember Friends Card

To make this card I started with green background and added the patterned paper from the Gecko Galz sheet Toile Jolie. On that I layered some pink flower images and then the women in the pink hat from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties sheet. The accents include dimensional bees, green rhinestones, Stickles, pink German scrap from Retro Cafe Art and the sentiment "Remember Friends".


I thought of you Charisma Card

To make this card i staters with card stock and applied some wrapping paper with the butterfly image. Atop that I fussy cut the yellow women image from the Gecko Galz colorful cuties and added the yellow frame. The top and bottom of the card has yellow circle embellishments and flower stickers. The final touches were the sentiment, "I thought of you Charisma", water colored painted flowers and black Stickler


One of a kind

To make this card I started with beige card stock and layered the Gecko Galz Free Bird  paper as the background. On top of this was layered the sweet female image from the Gecko Galz "Ain't she Cute " sheet, a bird cage from the Gecko Galz Free bird icon sheet and the stamped sentiment "One of a Kind". The accents include, little colored frames with coordinating rhinestones and gold Stickles, glitter pink edging, and pink glitter rhinestones.



Friday, May 8, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOT LIGHT BARBARA BIRD

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
BARBARA BIRD


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Barbara.


Baby Boy Card

 Baby Boy from Sweet Baby collage sheet by Gecko Galz
Card base is made from baby blue cardstock
Card front is from paper in my stash as well as 4 buttons


Bicycle built for Two

I printed out the image to a 8x10 size (image used from Free Birds Stamp set)
Colored it with copic markers
Tore around the edges and ink it with brown ink
Framed it
I cut out  feather images from Free Birds Icon 1
Put two in the two corners (bottom corner has a button glue in center)


Everything Cute Card

using Gecko Galz sweet baby collage sheet
yellow and pink card stock
ribbon and print paper from my stash


Happy Birthday To You Card

Image from Gecko Galz Sweet Baby collage set


Baby Girl Card

Image of Baby  from Sweet Babies 2 collage sheet
Ribbon is pink sheer from my stash

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

DESIGN TEAM SPOT LIGHT PATTI FISHER

DESIGN TEAM SPOTLIGHT OF THE DAY
PATTI FISHER


Here are some amazing designs by the talented design team member Patti.




BE SPUNKY COLLAGE

Supplies Used: *Colorful Cuties Collage Sheet*
*Free Birds Icons*
Wordart by Studio Rosey Posey
Border by Brandy Murray
Grunge Overlay by Berna Datema
Background by Cryztal Rain

How to:

Crop image of woman from *Colorful Cuties Collage Sheet
*Clip to Photo Mask*
*Place over top of background paper *(Free Birds Icons)*
Place image of bird in woman's hand
Place image of nest behind woman *(Free Birds Icons)*
Place images of feathers where you wish *(Free Birds Icons)* Apply glow filter to feathers and bird.
Apply stroke in colour to match Layout to wordart
Please wordart where desired, layering over and under icons as you wish.
Put lace border and Grunge Overlay over top.
Merge layers and enjoy!



NOW THE FUN BEGINS

Features *Sweet Babies Collage Sheet**



STORY OF OUR LOVE

Supplies:

*Free Birds Paper Pak*_
_*Beauty Unbound Collage Sheet*
Photo Mask by Amanda Frijo-Tobin
Wordart by Emeto Designs
Green paper by Durin Eberhart
Ribbon Embellishment - Unknown