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Friday, October 6, 2017

Oogedy-Boogedy October

It's  time for me to show you what I have 
created for the month of October

I love me some Halloween.
Yup.
I surely do.
And I fell in love with the new Dark Arts Collage Sheet Set at
IN LOVE!
You have to go and check it out!
Really!
I can hardly contain my excitement!
Here, let's see what I did with it:

Isn't this woman amazing?!
(I don't know how that creepy guy behind her
got in there, but she had better be careful.)
And he is by Beth Rimmer.
I placed her over a paper by Cryztal Rain,
added the raven and moon from the Arsenic and Old Lace
Digital Stamp Set.
I finished it with another paper from the Coven paper pak
by putting it over the whole piece
and changing the blending mode so that
the whole thing looked spookier.
See, you can even use these papers as overlays!


What do I say about this? lol
Well, I bumped up the saturation of the
image from Dark Arts to make it kind of bright and neon-y.
(is that a word?)
The magenta background I made to match the
doll and then I placed a paper from
the In Marble Halls Paper Pak
(greatly enlarged) between the background 
paper and the doll image.
Somehow, a skeleton by Beth Rimmer snuck in there too.
THAT'S spooky!
The wordart is a Font I can't remember 
the name of, with a white outline.


This time the background paper is from the Freaky Paper Pak.
Gecko Galz has so many cool Halloween items in their shop!
I erased the background from the woman,
added a couple of embellies by Brandy Murray
and it's done!  Couldn't have been easier!


In this one the background paper is from the Coven Paper Pak and
the wordart is from the Scripted set. 
I did not change the blend mode this time on the wordart, as the background is too dark
and too busy for you to be able to see it.

The background paper on this last one is from 
the Coven paper pak and over top of it 
I put three layers of paper I made to
match the colors in the image by using
the eyedropper and paint bucket tools.
The bats are the digital stamp.
That cat is watching your every move.
(and he is by Cajoline)
DON'T TRY TO LEAVE!!!!

The process I used for these is simple and straightforward.

 I choose a paper for the background.
I crop the image from the Dark Arts page.
Using a mask of my choice, (in all these cases, by Paula Wright)
I layer the masked image over top of the paper.

I sometimes will add one of the Gecko Galz digital stamps and/or icons.
This month I used the Arsenic and Old Lace stamps and icons.

Or maybe words. 
It's all up to you.

The digital stamps are so easy to use.
Did you know that when you change the blend mode
to darken or multiply and that will make the white 
background disappear!
Magic!!!
Then to finish the piece off, I usually add
a border overlay from my massive stash of digital yummies, 
and maybe an embellie from the same massive stash.

So that is my creative contribution for the month.

Make sure you check out the other projects
from our incredibly talented Design Team!
Each day on the Gecko Galz blog there
is a link to each designer's blog and a
free stamp for you!
And for sure, go see all the gorjuss
Halloween items in the

I'll bet you get as carried away as I did!
And it's only the beginning of the month!
See you at the Gecko Galz blog!

Thanks for stopping by, says
Electra, walking away backwards very slowly......


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Flowers



credits:  ETC by Danyale, Just Jaimee,
Nancy Rowe Janitz

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Red

for this week's Take A Word

credits:  Gecko Galz

Wonderland


credits:  Gecko Galz, Berna Datema

Thanks for coming by!

Bumpity Bump

It is a new month at Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
(Well, now that I think about it, it's a new month everywhere!)
but in Geckoland, that means there is a new Customer Challenge
that you will want to take part in!

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

I made something for this challenge to get you thinking, using the new
Dark Arts Collage Sheet
I cropped the woman from the Dark Arts Collage sheet
and used a mask (by Paula Wright) with her.
Then I placed it over a paper from the 
Tribal First Paper pak.
(Did you know Gecko Galz has a lot of GORGEOUS Papers?)
I placed some wings behind her (by Beth Rimmer), and then
added a white smoke brush over top
(a free brush by Brusheezy)
All done!

Remember you don't have to do a digital project like I did-
The Gecko Galz images can all be easily printed, cut out and used for cards, ATC's Scrapbooking, anything your imagination can concoct.
And there are a lot of very cool Halloween images in the shop.

Check out the 

and don't miss the samples the DT has done for you
at the main blog: Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

And while we are chatting, did you know that
Gecko Galz is having a
Design Team Call?
No word of a lie, it really is
FUN!!!
Deets are on the Blog
and the deadline for applications is October 15th.

Just one more thing.
And it's a secret, so don't tell anyone.
Did you know our annual bloghop is coming soon?
Sign up for the newsletter and you'll be
the first to know.
Well, not exactly the first, since I told you,
but keep it under your hat will ya?  Just you and me.
It'll be our secret.  




Thanks for coming by!!
See you soon!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September Already?

Well, it is already September and I am
wondering where the summer went?

That's the bad news.
But there is good news!
It a new month at
Yesiree Bob, it's
HARVEST TIME!
But wait there is more!
There are new Harvest Time goodies in the

I made a few things which hopefully can help
get your creative juices flowing.
I used some of the (many) new items.


for this first one, 
I used these Gecko Galz products:

High Tea Paper pak
La Boheme paper 
All You Need is Love digital stamp set
Be Thankful digital stamp set

The process I used for these is simple and straightforward.

 I choose two papers, one for the background
and one, which, with a mask of my choice, I layer over top
of the first paper.
I crop the collage sheet image I want, and again, use a mask, 
and again, put it over top of the last item.
I sometimes will add one of the Gecko Galz digital stamps.
Sometimes not.
Sometimes I will add a Gecko Galz icon from one of the
digital kits.
Or maybe words. 
It's all up to you.
These digital stamps are so easy to use.
Did you know that when you change the blend mode
to darken or multiply and that will make the white 
background disappear!
Magic!!!
Then to finish the piece off, I usually add
a border overlay from my massive stash of digital yummies.

Obviously, if you have never done digital
scrapbooking, none of this will make any sense to you, 
BUT
if you go over to the Gecko Galz Scrapbooking, you will see 
lots of terrific samples from talented members of the
Design Team that are made with
paper and scissors and all of those
traditional goodies.
Gecko Galz products are incredibly versatile.



for this one, 
I used these Gecko Galz products:

Thankful for Fall Collage Sheet
Mayflower Paper Pak



And for this one I used:

Gatsby Paper pak
Gypsy Market paper pak
Be Thankful Jewel It Collage Sheet
"I love you"  Holiday Icon from the 
Holiday Icon Digital kit

Have you entered the September  Customer Challenge yet?


The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product 
(this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month.

I can hardly wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harvest Time

It's a new month at
Gecko Galz Scrapbooking
with
a wonderful new customer challenge!
HARVEST TIME

Here is a little something I made to get you inspired.

for my sample I used
Gecko Galz products:  

Marble Halls Paper Pak
Chalkboard Sentiments
Curiosity Shop Icons
Thankful For Fall Jewel It Sheet
(as well as a border from Studio Tangie and a jewel from Dezinaworld)


How to play along with the customer challenge?

You must use at least one item by Gecko Galz Scrapbooking.  
If   you sign up for
 the monthly gecko galz newsletter you'll get a free collage sheet
 every month.  sign up at the blog here, on the top left.  there are
 also wonderful freebies at the gecko galz pinterest page.  and
 there are always wonderful deals at the etsy shop -- and if you
 are a newsletter subscriber you'll also get notice of the special one
 buck wednesday deals! for this challenge your deadline to link up
 is September 31!

I will join you for Harvest Time at

Gecko Galz Scrapbooking

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Inability to Follow Directions

So this is what was posted for the coming week's  The Three Muses challenge:
 let's use a small black and white photo WITHIN a colorful art page. 

I however, did two big photos on a scrapbook,
non-artsy pastel page.
But it is what it is.
And I don't care.
And yes, that IS me.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Brights

I finally made something that is not digital!  
It's a journal page for
the August challenge at
Thanks for looking!

Electra, over and out.

Using My Scraps

This is for Tag Tuesday,
at the very end of the week.
Better late than never, right? 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beauty

is my granddaughter...

credits: Just Jaimee, LynnMarie,:CD McCosky


Thanks for coming by!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summertime

(which I am enjoying tremendously!)


credits:, Kim Jensen, Studio Basic,Little Butterfly Wings, Mommyish,  Pink Reptile Designs

Stay cool, friends!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quote


credits:  Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings

Electra, over and out.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Postcard

I haven't done anything for
for ages and ages and ages.
But today I did:
credits:  Danwn Inskip, Lynn Grieveson, Little Butterfly Wings, Studio Basic, Just Jaimee

And I had a blast!
Thanks for coming by.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Purple

for this week's Take A Word

credits:  Studio Rosey Posey, Crowabout Studios, Anna Aspnes,
Kimeric Kreations, Marta van Ek, Cottage Creations

Thanks for stopping by!

Stargazing


credits:  Kimeric Kreations, Eena's Creations, NBK Designs,
Holliewood Studios, Lynn Grieveson

Thanks for comiong by!

Seaside Fun!

Have you seen the gorjuss new digital papers
and collage sheets at 
There are so many fun ones to choose from!
I had a blast making these samples for this month's theme over at
The theme is
BY THE SHORE

products used:

Timeless Paper pak
Flower Power Paper Pak
brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the 
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit 
Cuties by the Shore Collage Sheet


products used:

Timeless Paper Pak
Splish Splash Paper Pak
brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the 
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit 
Splish Splash Collage Sheet


products used:

Timeless Paper Pak
Splish Splash Paper Pak

brushes and masks by Amanda Sok
Sea Side Icons from the
Sea Side Splendor Digital Kit
Cuties by the Shore Collage Sheet

The process I use for these is all the same.
And as you see, I used a lot of the same products.
Gecko Galz products are so versatile and the
collage sheets have so many images to choose from!
I choose two papers, one for the background
and one, which, with a mask of my choice, I layer over top
of the first paper.
I crop the collage sheet image I want, and again, use a mask, 
and again, put it over top of the last item.
I add some sea side icons, placing them over or under the main image,
wherever I like.
I erase any parts I don't want.
Sometimes I add a border overlay or not,
depending on my mood. lol
And maybe some words and/or brushes.

Use your creativity to the max!!

I went with a vintage theme this month, but
there are retro, mermaid, swimming pool and
all sorts of digital stamps, papers and collage sheets 
that are perfect for this theme!

I probably don't have to remind you, but
our Customer challenge is running
until the end of the month
and that gives you lots of time
so make something wonderful!
Get all the deets
I'll see you
(and your terrific art) there soon!


Thanks for coming by!

Monday, July 31, 2017

By The Shore

It's a new month at
and that means we have a new
Customer Challenge!
This month's theme is 
By The Shore

and I made this to help you start thinking about what you are going to make:

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  Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!!
How can you not play along?!

These are the Gecko Galz products I used for this:

Sea Side Papers
Sea Side Icons
Sea Side snapshots
Just Words

The background is a sea side paper
Over that I put the sea side snapshot and added
a frame
I placed a border overlay over that 
(Manu Zimmerman, Lara's Digital World)
I relolored it to match the icon in the top left.
I placed seaside side icons where I thought they would look good.
Finally
I finished it off with wordart from the 
Just Words collage sheet.
I can't wait to see what you make!

Make it the way you want it, just by layering!

And thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Circles


credits:  Just Jaimee, Vera Lane, Studio Stories, 
Crafty Button Designs, Kitty Designs, Berna Datema,
Rebecca McMeen, Captivated Visions

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stylin'

(the theme is footwear-don't ask me why I did this)
credits:  Itkupilli, Finecrafted Designs, Anna Aspnes, Rebecca McMeen, Emka

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sea Creatures

for this week's Take A Word

credits:  Beth Rimmer, Finecrafted Designs, Bleuesse,
Holliewood Studio, NBK Designs

Thanks for coming by!

Man's Best Friend


credits:  Pink Reptile Designs

Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Dauighter


Rainbows

for this week's Sunday Postcard Art

credits:  Itkupilli, Holliewood Studio, Durin Eberheart, 
Finecrafted Designs, Brandy Murray, NBK Designs, WendyP

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mermaids Galore!

It's mermaid month at Gecko Galz!
And I used the new Pretty Mermaid Collage Sheets
For the first one, I cropped the image and
used a photo mask on it, then
placed it over top of a paper from the 
Easter Parade Paper Pak.
Then I used the same photo mask and placed that over
a paper from the Foral Symphony Paper Pak.
Same mask again, and over a paper from the
La Isla Paper Pak.
I applied a bevel style and
placed that layer over top of the same paper from the
La Isla Paper Pak.
Another bevel.
And we're done!

For this one, I cropped the image and 
used the same photo mask as I did
with the last sample.
Placed that over a paper from the
Ombre Paper Pak.
Photo mask again, then over top of
a paper from the
In Marble Halls Paper Pak.
Added the wordart from the
Gecko Galz In Other Words
collage sheet, to which I
applied a color burn blend mode.
I finished it with an overlay edge by 
 Berna Datema and
some glitter stars.

This last one was no more complicated than the last two.
Cropped the image
Used an photo mask
Over a paper from the
La Isla Paper Pak.
Added a border overlay by
Captivated Visions.

All these are simply one photo mask
(by Syndee Nuckles), the glorious
Pretty Mermaids collage sheet set and
a whole bunch of different
Gecko Galz papers.
Just layering over layering!

All you need to do is check out all the goodies at


and if you don't do digital art,
keep in mind you can use any of these awesome
papers and images for real-live paper 
scrapbooking  and card-making!

Thanks for coming by!!