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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!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Canada Day!



In A Mermaid's Garden

Here it is July already!
I can hardly believe it!
AND
You know what that means!
You're right!
A new customer challenge at

Isn't this a great theme?
I think so.
And there are many amazing
collage sheets, jewels, digital stamps, and papers that
match this theme perfectly at
There is a new collage sheet called
PRETTY MERMAIDS
I made something with it to get you started:



I also used the
BEACHY KEEN
paper pak, which I just love!!
You are going to play along, right?
The only criteria is that you use at least
one Gecko Galz piece in your project.
But I think you'll have trouble using just one.

And make sure you link it up at

We look forward to seeing your
In the Mermaid Garden
masterpiece!

Thanks for coming by!




Monday, June 5, 2017

Gecko Galz Under The Big Top

It's circus time at Gecko Galz!
Yesirree, boys and girls, 
it's time for that magic only a circus can bring to you!
How about I show you up close and personal
what's happening at our circus?

These are so easy with any Digital Editing software
I use Photoshop elements 13
All I did with each was:

1. crop the main figure
I wanted to use from the collage sheet,
2. place it over the paper of my choice,
3. erase the parts of the image that I did not want
4. Add the wordart over top
5. Add a border overlay that you like
6. embellish it with any (free) brushes
I liked in colors to match
the main image.
See?
Easy Peasy!

products used:  Life Is A Circus Paper Pak
Clowning Around Jewel It Collage Sheet
In Other Words Digital Stamp Set
border by Amy Wolff

Namaste Paper Pak
Clowning Around Jewel It Collage Sheet
Chalkboard Sentiments Collage Sheet
free brushes from Brusheezy

products used:  Curiosity Shop and Mori Girl Paper Paks
Clowning Around Jewel It Collage Sheet
In Other Words Digital Stamp Set
border by Tracy Martin

and we can't forget our Customer Challenge!
Have you made yours yet and linked it up at the 




Products used:  Circus Menagerie Collage Sheet
Clowning Around Collage Sheet
Life Is A Circus Paper Pak


What?  
You don't have any circus-y products to use?
There are glorious papers and collage sheets, and 
you can find them at our

And the prices are AWESOME!
You definitely want to check it out!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's Time For The Circus!

It's a new month and a new challenge at
Isn't that a fun theme?
Here is a little something I made to
get you thinking about what
YOU
will make:
All of the products I used to make this
can be found in the

The only rule for your entry is that you
use at least one Gecko Galz product for
your customer challenge entry.
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 plus a fun special prize pack from one our favorite shops!

Just link up at our
Gecko Galz blog.

I can't wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by and
I will see you there!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Art


credits:  By Becca and Erin Crouch Studio

Thanks for coming by and
make something arty every day!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Antique Dolls

ACTUALLY
I played with many of these dolls.
Hmmmm..........
...feeling kind of old now.
😡

credits:  Bleuesse, Kimeric Kreations


Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Rose


credits:  Emily Abramson, Nifty Pixel, Akizo, Cryztal Rain
Keri Schueller and my own photo

Always love to see you
Electra out.

Hands


Credits:  Lisa's Altered Art, Itkupilli, Dido Designs,  
Brandy Murray, Amanda Young

I hope you are having a great long weekend!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Butterfly


credits:  LynnMarie, Dawn Inskip, Gina Miller,
Little Butterfly Wings, Paul Kesselring

And here is one more...
that I just made for Digitalmania
credits:  Gecko Galz, Itkupilli, Anna Aspnes

Thanks for stopping by,
I've missed you!

Thinking Cap

for this week's 

credits:  Mind Over Matter Collaboration

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, April 21, 2017

In The Spirit of Duy Huynh

for this week at our Digitalmania Flickr group

credits:  Itkupilli

Thanks for coming by today!