Thursday, 28 February 2019

Hollywood @ Digital Whisper

After a lovely walk at Cromford Canal with Andrew and the pooch this morning, sat this afternoon doing a digital page for Digital Whisper weekly challenge. 

Taken a female spin on Hollywood, Go Ladies!!

background 'Starlight Atc Collection' Gecko Galz
images 'Cinema Sweethearts' Gecko Galz
movie film negative from

Monday, 18 February 2019

Feature Day @ Gecko Galz

Today is my day to feature my Design Team project for February over at Gecko Galz.

I decided to use a few images I'd printed for previous challenges, which I never got round to using.

from Beautiful Words

Printed two copies out so I could decoupage the sunflowers, then used Tim Holtz Enamel in Black.

from 'Bunnies'

from 'Birthday Bash'

Used an oval die cut to make this card, snipped the bottom of the back page so the card will stand up properly. Usesd Tonic Nuvo Vintage Pink drops for the middle of the flowers.

I hope you'll join our Moonlight and Magic  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 Super Sunday deals!
 Why don't you pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see all the fabulous designs by the very talented Design Team - and this month we have new amazing talent on the team, so make sure to check those ladies out!
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

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
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