Monday, June 6, 2011

In the Gecko Galz Spotlight


It's such an honor!  I was thrilled when Gecko Galz owner. Leanne Seed, asked to feature my work with her Gecko Galz images.

There's a lovely post on Leanne See's personal blog, Fripperies and Butterflies, showcasing one tag and two cards that I made using Gecko Galz images.
and Here: Gecko Galz
At the Gecko Galz company site, you'll find me in the Guest Artist tab.  Leanne featured quite a few of my projects here, including the card I made in memory of my brother when he passed away in January, some cards, and a matchbox ATC shrine.

Here are the two cards I created for the June Guest Artist Showcase:
The Surf's Up ephemera set provides this great image from the 1959 movie, Gidget, that deserves the retro look.  So I created a "Polaroid" photo that's "scrapbook worthy" and added the "journaling" while it was still in the computer.  I fussy cut the three surfboards and pop dotted them in front of a Tim Holtz hotel sticker.  I created "sand" with flower soft, scattered straw distress stickles, and glitter.  The ribbon is from some amazing stash I won on the Fripperies blog.  The background paper I created myself when I took a Spanish marbling workshop.  I love to use this "wavy" paper for beach scenes.  I edged the paper with shabby shutters distress ink.

The images from the Vintage Cars ephemera set works perfectly for the shapes on this sidestep card. I made a computer generated sentiment, pop dotted the gas logos, and added a Maya Road ribbon.  

I posted this second card in the Cartes Classiques group over at Bella Creations for the June masculine image challenge.  I hope you'll join my design teammate, Starr Timmons, in her group where she's offering some wonderful Gecko Galz images to use on your cards.

Leanne is very good to us over at Bella Creations.  She sponsors my Oh La La group where each month she provides a free image for my challenge and then also gives the winner a free ephemera set of choice.  She also featured the work of entire Bella Creations Design Team on her company site.  You'll find her images scattered through other Bella Creations group challenges.

I love working with her images and have used them in my design team work for both Bella Creations and Gingersnap Creations.
Take a peek at Leanne's newest venture, her company blog, Gecko Galz, where you'll find freebies and challenges.  


Micupoftea~ said...

How exciting...good for you! Your card is fabulous~

craftattack said...

Great work! Congrats on being guest artists! Valerie

Sharon said...

CONGRATULATIONS HELENE!!!! Well done - you certainly deserve the honour!! I know you will showcase their products so well!!!

Willy said...

Great art work!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Big time congratulations. As said before by the others, you deserve this honour.
Fabulous art.

Cathy said...

Congratulations Helene! Love your Fathers Day card!

Heather said...

Congratulations Helene! Your creations are fabulous as always! I saw your beauties featured there! Way COOL! Hugs gal!
BTW...I did a youtube tutorial...last night..and I visited your blog...and everyone will hear your music for a minute :-)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Helene,
congratulations!!! Beautiful cards.
Have a wonderful day.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats to you! The photo of Gidgit on the beach is awesome- what a great card. Your work is beautiful!

Lori said...

OMG, these are so cool! I love the little surfboards! lol! Fantastic! And congratulations!

Just me said...

Congrats Helene! Love your work!

Vicki Romaine said...

Your Gecko Galz card is beautiful!

Carla said...

BIG HUGE Congrats to you on the GG spot light, that is awesome, your work rocks girl and Im so glad that we get to work together over at Bella. Keep a smiling and creating!

1CardCreator said...

Congrats , so happy to see wonderful things happen for you! love these cards!

Jack said...

Congratulations, a well deserved honour. And these cards are just brilliant. xx

Chriss (cgra) said...

Congrats!!! Your stuff is so beautiful, it deserves to be featured. Your Gidget card is groovy!

ms.schwiet said...

Total love the masculine card

Shar said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

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