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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gecko Galz Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!


I want to welcome everyone to the 12th destination of
Gecko Galz 4th Annual Blog Hop

If you started here you might want to go back and start at the beginning at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 21 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage images, that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to down load, The one here is
"ANGEL DARLINGS".
Also make sure you collect all the “secret” words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can send in the phrase to enter our drawing for a wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is the Kit Club for each month for an entire year. This is exclusive sets for club members which include a paper set, stamp set, and collage images in each set! That is 12 different sets! This is a $144 value!
·        Second prize is the monthly collage sets for an entire year! Each month you will receive all 4 sets absolutely FREE! This is a $96 value.
·        Third prize is all of the individual collage sheets each month for a year, this includes the jewel it sheets! This is a $90 value!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! That will Kit Club Set, 4 individual collage sheets, Jewel it set and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $330!
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 21 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all 20 words (one on each blog site except the home site) and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz. This enters you in the contest. On November 3rd we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.


For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the Gecko Galz site and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 


 


My Secret Word is:
ILLUMINATE


Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Angel Darlings”
as well as the samples I have made using the images!


(Just click on the picture --- or the link addy below it --- for link to full size sheet)






My Samples

Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.
Saint Francis De Sales


Cyber Angels
Digital Composition


My first sample is a totally digital creation using a tag from Gecko Galz Christmas Tags collage sheet and the paper and several icons from Robin Gough's Merry Wishes digital paper pack.  I added shadowing for dimension.  

Earth Angel
Mixed Media



My second sample is a digital hybrid.  First I cropped the angel. Then I altered the color by applying "old paper" and then "sepia tint" in Adobe Photoshop Elements before printing.  I wet distressed the edges and then edged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I used a 6x6" burlap canvas for the base of my mixed media project. For some added texture and background interest, I used the Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Brick Wall stencils for art along with her white embossing paste.  I added flowers from the Paper Studio Mixed Media Burlap Roses and Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Burlap Blossoms, and two pinecones made with the Sissix (Tim Holtz Alterations) tattered pinecone die topped with Marvy Liquid Applique (snow with heat tool) to mimic the display in the photo. 
Trims include mini scrabble tiles, brown leaf vine, corde jute, and canvas fringe.

Guardian Angels
Cabinet Card

My third sample is a cabinet card.



My base is a Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Frame.  I chose the one that said "Blessing and Co" on the bottom which seemed an appropriate pairing for the angels image.  Soft colors and gentle trims complement the ethereal feel depicted in the photo.  


If You missed checking out one of the blogs or want to go through them again here is the rotation

Here is the Blog Hop Rotation

60 comments:

Gecko Galz said...

OMG! I love these samples the Guardian angels piece is sublime and beautiful. You are so talented it hurts missy! lol

DonnaMundinger said...

Your projects are totally breathtaking! Truly gorgeous work and soo inspiring. Sure wish I had Photoshop! Love what you done to the image in the second project especially. xxD

Ruth L said...

Gorgeous angel creations, thanks for the inspiration!

MsMad said...

Hevenly projects.

Laine said...

Such fabulous, detailed creations. Stunning, one and all.
xx

Anne Mills said...

Love Angels and you Tim Holts card is
amazing. Thank You For the freebie.♥

Carol S said...

Oh my goodness Helene! I was going to say I love that digi project, then I scrolled down and saw your canvas..Oh my, and then that beautiful card!
Lovely, stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, gorgeous.....!

cathy said...

Your cabinet card is gorgeous!

Sandie Gough said...

Gorgeous work hun
Sandie x

Sandie Gough said...

:( Terry Burnette's blog post is not live?

Natasha Campbell said...

Love the vintage feel.
Natasha Campbell

Natasha Campbell said...

So pretty.
Natasha Campbell

hazel said...

Hi Helene, your projects are stunning, the images are beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Tee said...

Your creations are stunning! Beautiful Angels.
Happy Creating! Tee

Cumbrianlass said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Helene, love all the embellishments and texture you have achieved.
Janet xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what gorgeous projects Helene, beautiful done

Gr karin

Kim's Kreations said...

Wonderful projects, I can't decide which I like best. This the best digital project I've seen and I really like the burlap canvas, but maybe I do have a fav the Cabnit card is very vintage. Thanks for the download and a chance to win.

Diana said...

So lovely. Thank you for sharing.
your cards are so pretty,

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous projects Helene, the Guardian Angel is particularly stunning.

Jess said...

These are so beautiful! I really love the cabinet card!

Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Helene, Loved the Earth Angel the best. And I am very impressed you went digital too! Haven't tried that yet, but maybe now I will. I always have adored your work even if I haven't been by much. Just wanted you to know that. Take care, Gerri

christi said...

love the earth angel and the guardian angel is just gorgeous.

Danie May said...

Wow Helene each of these projects are stunning. I really love the color of your first digital composition with the blue and silver but your Earth Angel Mixed Media Piece is my fave. xx

Heather said...

Helene....LOVE your digital lo....and of course your hybrid pieces...they are all fabby inspiration for the sheet you are sharing!
Hugs!!
Heather

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous examples of how these darling angels can be used. Love the Mixed media and Cabinet card the best.

Jan Sharp said...

What lovely projects and a variety of techniques. Thank you, Jan

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous projects! I love them all!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Wendy said...

Wow...three beautifully crafted projects Helene! My favorite is the mixed media piece! Love the burlap flowers, etc.

yukionna said...

Wow! Somebody puts a lot of thought & work into their creations. I am totally impressed. Thanks for many great ideas.

Terri Burnette said...

Truly beautiful! Wonderful work

Robin said...

These are all stunning!! You have used such gorgeous embellishments in your layouts that you've turned them into miniature works of art. How very lovely!

TangledBlueRose said...

LOVE your angels, they are beautiful! Brilliant and inspirational pictures. Thanks so much for sharing! Love your blog.
~kim

LeeBeth said...

Angels are appropriate all year. I really like the one in the Tim Holtz frame.

Electra said...

These samples are simply fantastic! You have rocked the first digital one and the texture and layers on all of them, oh my!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love angels- your work is stunning!

Glennis said...

your projects are wonderful - thanks so much for the images

JackieP Neal said...

Oh my! I especially love the first sample Helene!- gorgeous!

Dorothy S said...

What amazing work - gorgeous!

1CardCreator said...

These are all stunning Helene! ~Diane

Tarnished Rose said...

Gorgeous!
Marilyn

Joan said...

Your projects are all so beautiful - just breathtaking!!

Amanda said...

gorgeous designs, really love Earth Angel xx

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful samples and a good reminder to use them digitally! Thanks for the great freebie too!!

LyndaKay said...

Gorgeous and thanks for all of the materials used. Love the tips.

grandmabell said...

Beautiful samples. Will be using to make my Christmas cards

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! Your samples look amazing! Love the collage sheet - thank you! Fun blog hop!

Michele said...

Helene your samples are gorgeous! well done. xo

Nikki said...

Gorgeous angels, fabulous angels. Thank you for sharing your process.

Sharon said...

Stunning Helene! A great collage sheet & a great hop as always!

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

lovely images and artwork!

Cupidgirl23 said...

Thank you for the collage sheet. I feel very lucky to have such lovely sheets to use.

Barb in So. Fla said...

Wonderful assortment of cards. Just beautiful!

JMock Designs said...

Thank you for the inspiration.

Finally Crafting said...

Thank you for the inspiration Now I want to make these! :-)

Lori Stokes Wright said...

These samples are gorgeous! Your are so talented! I love the cabinet card most of all.

Vicki Romaine said...

Helen, These are absolutely gorgeous. I love what you did with each image.

SandiB said...

All your creations are gorgeous. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

cass said...

Beautiful Angels and gorgeous projects

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my goodness, Helene! These cards are breathtakingly beautiful! I love your use of natural fibers. Thanks so much for the free collage sheet!

steffi said...

beautiful :o)

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