Thursday, 1 August 2019

Shabby Chic Sea Side

A new month means a new Customer Challenge at the Gecko Galz and the theme for the month of AUGUST is 'Shabby Chic Seaside'.
So why not play along - join the challenge with the chance to win $25 at the Gecko Galz shop!

My first sample is a 6 x 6 card, using a backing paper from 'Seaside Splendour', a die cut frame which I had gifted to me in a swap, pale twine and 'Sandy toes, Salty kisses' die from The Range.

I backed the card blank with the paper. then used a pigment ink 'Natural' to dab over the die cut, once dry I then stuck that onto the card, little bit fiddly with all the small points in the design, but finally managed to do it without ripping any off. I dabbed over a piece of white card from my cut offs, then die cut the words out, placing them onto the card I realised it was too faint to be read properly, so I die cut another out of plain white and backed the words off set together. Lastly, I wrapped the twine around a few cards and tied the knot.

My second sample is a 5 x 7 card, using  an image from 'Splish Splash' and the sign from 'Seaside Splendour'.

I wonder what she is looking at!

I looked through my paper stash to find a red and a blue which worked with the image, also came across the striped paper from the same free kit so decided to use everything together. After backing the card, the image needed a lift, so looked through my box of off cuts for a paler blue card - stuck it on and then roughed up the edges slightly. Last but not least I stuck the sign on using foam pads.

My third and last sample is a 6 x 6 digital page, again using 'Seaside Splendour', I started this not knowing where it was going, got half way through and didn't like it.... couple of days later went back into it, decided it was a bit of fun, played around and finished it off.

Everything is from 'Seaside Splendour' apart from the seagulls who came from Pixabay.

I hope you'll join in 'Shabby Chic Sea Side' 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, Super Sunday weekly 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 

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