Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gecko Galz Vintage Ladies Challenge

This is a very busy Sunday for me.  Click HERE for the new East Wind Challenge project, and HERE for the new Lacy Sunshine Challenge.

Our new Gecko Galz monthly Customer challenge also begins today with the theme of Vintage Ladies.

I've made a tag using papers and icons from the new February Club Kit Papers and Icons (also available by Subscription at a huge discount with an extra collage sheet each month) and the Pretty Victorians Collage Sheet.

Here's a closeup view of the lovely images.

And a view of the decoupage and dimensional effect.


Other: Card Stock-Mocha and pink,  Dies-Spellbinders Grand labels Four, Heartfelt Creations (filigree shapes)
Embellishments-White marabou trim, Prima mini roses and Say it with Pearls Flourish, 7gypsies velvet leaves, Beige crinkle seam binding,  Tape, glue, Fun Foam (tan) and 4" wide 3M Transfer tape (to make colored foam for adding dimension), Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Use Spellbinders Label Four (3rd from the smallest die) to cut label base from mocha card stock. Leave paper in die and ink lightly inside the die with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Print Paper from Feb Club Kit Coquette Papers ( COU5) and use next smaller Labels Four die to cut mat.  Ink this layer the same way.  Tape or glue to base.  Cut filigree shapes from pink and glue to top and bottom of tag.

Re size and print fan from Coquette Icons, fussy cut, ink edges with Brushed Corduroy and glue or tape marabou trim on back.  Use printing program to move the word "lovely" onto the bow (both from Coquette Icons) size, print, fussy cut and ink. Print lady from the Pretty Victorians 1 Collage sheet (top right) 3 times.  Fussy cut image as shown, ink and decoupage using foam for dimension. TIP:  I make my own colored dimensional foam using sheets of craft foam (Fun Foam) and 4" wide (3M)  transfer tape to adhere to both sides.  It can then be cut or punched to any size and virtually disappears when your project is viewed from the side.  Avoid buying foam that is already adhesive on one side.  Whatever they use loses it's stick very quickly.

Use tape and foam to adhere fan and lady to tag.  Attach seam binding to back of bow and use foam (at center point only) to pop, then attach small rose.  Cut apart pearl swirl and add to tag base.  Attach velvet leaves to top of tag with roses beneath.  Loop seam binding through top of filigree element.

I hope you're inspired to visit the Gecko Galz Challenge Blog and see the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of my teamies and come play along.

I'm entering this in the Digitally Sweet ATG challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, A Gem of a Challenge Lots of Layers, Winter Wonderland Lots of Layers, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday ATG and 613 Avenue Create ATG.


  1. Hey Donna!

    Yes this is different for you but none the less beautiful! Look at that dimension! This really is gorgeous, but I know you could create a masterpiece no matter what the supplies! :) Thanks for popping in the neighborhood!

    613 Avenue Create

  2. Hi, Donnna,
    I love this. You projects are always beautifully composed and this is no exception. I have been toying with the idea of moving into digital collage/images since I have trouble using markers these days. I will follow your progress and draw inspiration from you.
    But this is lovely! Thanks for dropping this off at 613 Avenue Create! We appreciate the visit.

  3. Wow! You did a great job putting this vintage creation together! There are so many beautiful details on here!
    Well done!

  4. Gorgeous !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  5. the layers.
    Barbara Bird / Gecko Galz DT

  6. Donna, I Love all the details and fabulous layers in this tag, and also love how you backed the vintage lady image with the fan image, and the paper bow detail. Great use of our image and icons!

  7. This is a fabulous tag, such a gorgeous image and great design.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  8. Beautiful - a very elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen N x


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