Monday, September 10, 2018

Sketched Pears and Blossoms


I am so thrilled to be a stamp illustrator. The company that creates both rubber and digital stamps from my art is Sparkle 'N Sprinkle. I love the, "bling" created by this amazing company!

Saturday I had some fun creating this card. I combined three stamp sets and used a bunch of SNS products, including some Tonic Nuvo marker pens they also sell. 

I used a technique where I colored in the images with markers, then colored in the entire background with a blue marker. It really shows up the curly lines in my images.

Here are the products I used:
Nuvo Marker Pens: 410 Persian Lime, 431French Navy, 472 Garlic Clove, 428 Blue Print, 404 Butterscotch


If you have any questions about this card, please leave a comment below. 

Be sure to visit Sparkle N Sprinkle to find all the things I used. (it may say it's out of stock, but don't believe it!) Also, visit them on YouTube, where you will find tons of videos by Demo Donna!

Happy Creating,


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Puttin' on the Ritz with Gecko Galz

 Just love the fun images from Gecko Galz for this month's samples! I cut the backgrounds and tucked my focal images behind the cuts. I also distressed and folded the background cuts on the second card to add dimension. a bit of glitter glue and some clear dimensional glue finishes the cards.

Be sure to visit Gecko Galz' Etsy Shop to pick up some amazing images for all your crafting projects. Leanne always has terrific freebies with purchase and offers One Dollar Wednesdays!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Beach Party Bingo with Gecko Galz

 What fun I had making these cute cards with Gecko Galz images!
Very easy to do, just print out your images and punch out some dots of various colors from cardstock. I used some clear dimensional liquid to make the dots shiny, and some glitter glue on their hair.
Be sure to visit Gecko Galz on Etsy to get all your favorite images. Every Wednesday is Dollar Day and offers several sets at a great price!

Happy creating,


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Enjoy the Journey with Gecko Galz

I have been working on a Art/Junk Journal for several months now. It is very personal. I have hidden my own art in several places in this journal.  

These two pages represent my journey with Gecko Galz in my journal. I have used a ton of GG stuff, and hope they inspire you to enjoy your own journey using Gecko Galz products.
 Alice's Journey was an unusual one, to say the least! 

 Here is a list of the products I used:

Wonderland Collage Set-Bottle and falling Alice
Ask Alice Collage Set-Rabbit
Vintage Sweets Paper Pack-background
Journal Page Headers Kit-"Dream Big"
Quotes to Live By-Lewis Carroll quote

Then, I did a page supposedly created by a woman who took a journey with her children. She sent a sweet letter to her husband, and on returning, collected all the memorabilia in a special envelope to be kept forever.



 Here is a list of what I used for this card, from Gecko Galz...

Face to Face jewel it Collage Set - Face
Charming Words Collage Set - "Home Sweet Home" and "Bonjour"
Words from the Heart - background
Hear and Soul Stamp Set - digital stamp
Vintage Labels - label
Postcards from Abroad - postcard
Sail Away - ticket, photo and boat card
Pretty Petals - bow and bouquet

So stop by and pick up some of these amazing items! Remember, Wednesday is dollar day, when several items are reduced to $1.

Enjoy!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Retro Summer with Gecko Galz

I've never been to Hawaii, but I love pineapple...does that count?


With all that's burning there right now, I thought I would pay tribute to their
beautiful state...and the delicious fruit that comes from there.

I do have a pineapple plant I am growing from the top of a pineapple. I have actually seen pineapples growing in my neighbors' yards...so cool!


Being a transplant (like most of my friends here in our community) from the north, I am truly captivated by the flora and fauna here in Florida...the birds are amazing too!
Anyway...
the above card was created with some of the newest images from Gecko Galz. The background is from the, First Class Package paper pack

My gorgeous lady is from the, Aloha Digital Collage Set. She is framed in black to match the framed sentiment, which is found in the, Quotes to Live By set. 

I made a flower using a soda can and alcohol ink, with the Tattered Floral and Tattered Poinsettia dies by Tim Holtz. The dry embossing folder is by Tim Holtz's Alterations. It's embossed with a polka dot folder from my stash, and has Stickles by Ranger in the center. I also put Stickles on her lei, but they are difficult to see here. They look great in real life though!

The cardstock is "vintage" CTMH...years old!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Enjoy life today...and have fun!



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Asian Fusion with Gecko Galz

 Gecko Galz has the best images! I love this fire-hot image of this geisha. I added an iron gate die cut and some diamond glaze to her eyes and lips.

The image and background are form Gecko Galz.

I also used some black glitter card stock.

I hope you like it.


This card was created with a free image from Gecko Galz.
Sometimes Leanne gives a freebie with each order. It's fun.

I also used several other products from Gecko Galz. Visit the Etsy store for many, many choices.
The bird is fussy cut and added with foam dots. The background color piece was created with an acrylic pour I did. I simply made a copy and printed it out. The sentiment, bird, focal point and Asian script are all by Gecko Galz.

Be sure to visit the Etsy shop, Blog and Facebook Challenge Page for more inspiration and fun!






Sunday, April 8, 2018

Garden Time with Gecko Galz

Hello! Welcome to my studio.

Here are a couple of cards I made for this month's Gecko Galz Customer Challenge. The other card is in the previous post.

This first card I simply adore. The little girl image from the Garden Time digital collage set is irresistible. A bit of Stickles in silver adorns her hat, gloves and shoes. I paired her with a seed packet image from Pretty Seed Packs, to which I added a few Glossy Accent puddles. I also distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink by Ranger.

The background is from the Kensington Gardens ATC set. I dirtied it up with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I used some old CTMH cardstock to create the card base. What I like about their cardstock is the white core. I don't know if they still make it that way, but this is "vintage cardstock," as it is about 18 years old!

The sentiment is from the Charming Words set...lots of perfect words for any mood. 

The vines were cut with a die set called, "Trailing Ivy" by Creative Expressions. I added some Distress Oxide Ink and Glossy accent drops to provide some real life texture and color. 

I hope you enjoy using these images as much as I do.  I am an artist, and illustrate stamps, paint and draw. I also enjoy making cards, junk journals and collage. Gecko Galz is my go to place for all things gorgeous, unusual and vintage. Be sure to visit the Etsy Shop.  Every Wednesday there are Dollar deals!


I am entering this card in the following challenge...
Hiding in my Craft Room # 339 4/17


Have fun,