Saturday, 2 February 2019

Ballet @ Sunday Postcard

Over at Sunday Postcard Art, the current challenge which finishes today is Ballet. 



Words and Music Paper Pack (Silent Lullaby)
Shall We Dance Design Sheet
by Gecko Galz

Bottom layer - Silent Lullaby paper distorted by the Transparency Tool set on Square.
Ballet Dancer digitally removed from image background.
Sentiment in Papyrus and placed on a beige tag, shadow added.
Top layer - Black coloured edging.


Amanda xx

Friday, 1 February 2019

Roses @ Take a Word

Been to the dentist this morning so feeling sorry for myself, following orders - relax and feet up this afternoon leaving Andrew to prepare and cook the stew & dumplings for tonight's dinner. Whilst I play on laptop.
Entered a new challenge blog, Take a Word with this digi page.  Roses is the current theme and I decided to team it with a sugar skull.


Victorian Rouge Design Sheet
Day of the Dead design sheet
by 
Gecko Galz

Back layer -  Black square
red dial clock cut from Victorian Rouge
Day of the Dead image
sugar skull cut out and placed on top of original skull in the image
rose & arm from Victorian Rouge
rose (in eye) cut from a duplicate rose and arm.



Amanda xx 

Moonlight and Magic

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of February  is 'Moonlight and Magic'. So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!
Sadly a death in the family has taken up my time this month so my sample is a digital project, I tried paper crafting and got absolutely nowhere, how hard is it using card, paper and pretty images? Very hard and frustrating if the muse is stubbornly refusing to cooperate!
Having said that - the digital 6x6 took me all afternoon as the programme was playing silly moo's.
For me Moonlight and Magic conjures up mysteries, romance and music BUT where does it take you?


 image from  Moonlight Magic
butterflies from various Gecko Galz design sheets

background layer -  storm clouds image from Pixabay darkened to match the same dark colour on the main image.
middle layer - image altered using Transparency tool Ellipse, which means you can play around with which bit of the image you want to fade = not to be used when you've had a glass of wine juice or two as you can get a bit giddy!
top layer - I used 6 butterflies digitally cut from various Gecko Galz design sheets to over stamp the butterflies on the main image, some I changed colour but all I used with Decoupage tool to give them added depth.

I hope you'll join in with our 'Moonlight and Magic' Challenge, where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies, or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop).

If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Super Sunday deals and be able to claim a free digital collage sheet.
 If you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the Design Team - and maybe grab a freebie or two.
If you haven't a blog/and or/ on Facebook, head over to the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are more monthly challenges, with the chance to win a digital collage sheet.

Amanda xx 

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Indian Princess @ Digital Whisper

This weeks theme over at Digital Whisper is 'Indian Princess', two things sprung to mind Native American Indians, and the saying that every woman is a princess, no matter of status or age.

I love this photo of the little girl, her eyes are so striking, which when I found the quote, I thought they worked well together.


Both images and quote were from Google search, and the background paper is from Gecko Galz 'SteamPunk Papers' kit.

I digitally cut around the girl and placed her on a 6x6 work page, adding a shadow to her so she 'stood out' then looked through various Gecko Galz paper packs till I found the one I used, I decreased the transparency of the paper and twisted it around a bit to see where the light/darker shaded worked best over the girl. 
I searched for a posse of horse back riders and then cut the image from its photo and increased the size till I was happy with the placement against the girl. Finally using Papyrus font and a white text, I wrote the text on top.

My layers are: horse riders then girl then paper then text. 


                                                           Amanda xx















Friday, 18 January 2019

Feature Day at Gecko Galz & Umbrella at Digital Whisper

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for 'Love Stories' over at Gecko Galz,
and it also fits a new challenge over at Digital Whisper which is another challenge blog I haven't done before. All new things this year!


A 6 x 6 digital page done CAP2, using an image from April Showers, with a rainy day photo from  Pixabay and a quote from the web written in Curl MT

I hope you'll join our Love Stories challenge where the winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop. The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product, which can be something you purchased from the shop or a freebie.
If you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!
Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team. Don't forget to grab the free digi stamp on each post!
We also have a Facebook Group where there are more monthly challenges for you to play in, each with a Design Sheet to win.

Amanda xx
entering in: Digital Whisper - Umbrella

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

New Year Love Stories

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of January is 'Love Stories'.



So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!

I had great fun making these digital Postcards!!

image from True Loves Kiss
background from Vintage Visions Paper PAck

image from True Loves Kiss
background from Heart to Heart Paper Pack

image from True Loves Kiss
background from Postcards from Abroad


I hope you'll join in with our 'Love Stories' Challenge, where the Winner gets a $25 shopping spree to spend at the Gecko Galz shop. (The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product... this can be one of the freebies, or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy shop).
If you sign up for the Gecko Galz monthly newsletter, you'll be kept up to date with new releases, $1 Wednesday deals and be able to claim a free digital collage sheet.
If you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog, you will see all the fabulous designs by the Design Team - and maybe grab a freebie or two.
If you haven't a blog/and or/ on Facebook, head over to the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Group where there are more monthly challenges, with the chance to win a digital collage sheet.

Amanda xx 

Monday, 31 December 2018

Midnight at Sunday Postcard Art

Have been trying to get back into entering various Challenge blogs the last few months, but with one thing or another never actually got round to doing any.

So today I've sat down and actually done a new piece and its my first time for Sunday Postcard Art. The theme was 'Midnight'


image used was from Gecko Galz 'Dark Arts'
clock and photo of Edgar Allan Poe from pixabay
quote from Edgar Allan Poe
font is Vivaldi (capital O) & Tempus Sans ITC


Amanda xxx