I'm so excited to start my New Year off on a brand new DT. I'm a proud new member of the Gecko Galz and this is my first project using elements of the fab new January products now available at the Gecko Galz Etsy Shop. I've used digital stamps from the All You Need is Love Digital Stamp Set and images from the Love So Devine Collage sheet. This sheet is exclusive the those who join the brand new Monthly Kit club. Read more about it HERE. The January kit is available individually HERE, as well, but this special sheet (quite swoon worthy, I'd say) is only available to those who subscribe.
The new challenge is
and the only requirement (besides following the theme, of course) is to use at least product from Gecko Galz, including freebies you can nab on the Pinterest Board or the free collage sheet you can get by subscribing to the Newsletter (little blue box, top left hand side of the Challenge Blog.)
At first, I did this entire project digitally, by cropping some of the digital stamps, recoloring them in my Printmaster Platinum Program and pasting them (digitally) onto the largest stamp (note the lips and the red hearts). Then I added resized images from the collage sheet and framed them in black. The result was just too flat for me, so I reprinted and fussy cut the lips and hearts, coated them with Glossy Accents and popped them on top. Did the same with the kissy couples, added some peel off corners and I was much more pleased with the result. Working with collage sheets and ephemera is pretty new to me and I'm just starting to get the hang of it, but I'm enjoying every minute. Please visit the Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration by my DT sisters and come join us.
I'm entering this in the Simon Say Wednesday ATG challenge, the Outlawz Paper a la Mode New Things Challenge (new DT, new stamps, new collage sheet), Inspiration Destination ATG, Papertake Weekly ATG, Mema's Crafts January ATG Challenge and the Corrosive Challenge ATG.