Monday, January 16, 2012

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

January marks Gecko Galz' two year anniversary.  We are celebrating with some amazing offers so be sure to head over to the Gecko Galz website.  Sign up for the newsletter and you may  be a winner!

As a new member of the Gecko Galz design team, I used images from two ephemera sets released this month, Kiss Me and Game Time

I made the kissing couple into a ping file and placed it on top of the War BINGO card.  After printing it out, I distressed it and edged with Ranger Black Soot ink and placed it on a blank black card.  Embellishments include a BINGO cover from my private vintage ephemera collection and flowers from the Flying Unicorn.  Here is a close up of the ribbon and flowers:

It seemed appropriate to use a yellow ribbon.  Here is a link to one version of the significance of the yellow ribbon in wartime: Wikipedia.

I'm also linking this up to The Craft Room's clean and simple challenge.
I have both the challenge badge and the store badge on my sidebar. 

If you love working with images, you may be interested in the following information from Gecko Galz:

Gecko Galz is looking for 12 guest designers who will be featured artists on our blog site, one each month, in 2012.
Do you like working with collage images and digital stamps?
Do you like to come up with fun exciting projects that will wow and inspire others?
Then this might be a fun way to share your creative talents.

To be considered for a spot just send us 4 recent samples of your work it can be anything and you do not have to use Gecko Galz products to be considered. Send samples to us at and in the header please put the words "Gecko Galz Guest Designer"

International entries welcome!

If we choose you to be a Guest Designer for one of our months, you will receive that month's product which will include all 5 of the collage sets, the jewelry collage sheets for that month, the paper set, and the digital stamp set for that month. Plus $25 in digital products of your choice from our site.

Now what we would like from you, if you are picked, is a short bio about yourself, a link to any blogs or online galleries you may have, and 5 samples that we will post with your write up. This is a great way for you to gain exposure for your work.

Deadline for submitting is ongoing through 2012 until all spots are filled and we will notified those picked via email.

We look forward to seeing your stunning work and invite you to see what Gecko Galz is all about at


Shona said...

I just love this card...the yellow just pops on it...

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, the yellow ribbon was exactly right for it!! Valerie

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, love the use of the yellow ribbon too.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic card, love the yellow ribbon.

Yvonne said...

Love your card, Helene!

Sandi said...

Your entire creation is just "Fabby" (a word I got from you and use often now!)

Debi said...

love that image, thanks for joining us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Helena this is a fab card love the image, might be a little busy for CAS but thank you for sharing it with us at Craft Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is fabulous Helene. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, I love the images you've used. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

Esther said...

This is a beautiful card..Thanks for sharing with us at The Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

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