Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun with Gecko Galz and iTKuPiLLi

Good morning everyone!  And before you think I have lost my marbles - no, I did not misspell my title!

Today I am bringing you some wonderful goodness from Gecko Galz and iTKuPiLLi imagenarium.  Of course, you probably already know Gecko Galz.  They are an amazing digital image company.  I LOVE their stuff.  You have to go check them out:  Gecko Galz .  I just adore all the amazing images and digital stamps.  You can do ANYTHING with these - make them any size; print them on any papers; add layers to them.  And did I mention that they also have papers?  Oh yeah they do.  Beautiful ones.  I never thought I would print my own papers but these are just so pretty.  Anyway, Gecko Galz is teaming up with  iTKuPiLLi imagenarium this month to bring you some amazing stuff.  Once you have checked out Gecko Galz then you have to head on over to iTKuPiLLi imagenarium.  Wow!

So, let me show you one of the fun projects I made using images from both companies:

I found this cute little wooden birdhouse in the garage and decided to dress it up a bit.  I added the Primavera papers from iTKuPiLLi and then added acrylic paint to all the edges.  The paper needed to be distressed a bit more so I made a wash of water and a bit of brown acrylic paint and "painted" over the surface of the paper.  It gave it a more worn look.  So, I completely, totally fell in love with the cherry blossom flowers from  iTKuPiLLi!  I just think it is beautiful.  Had to use it!  I made several prints of the flower and fussy cut them all.  Using foam tape I layered the flowers onto the birdhouse.  The one at the very top is flat on the birdhouse (I used gel medium).  The lovely little songbird is from Gecko Galz - birds and butterflies collage sheet.  Again, I made 2 copies of the bird and fussy cut them.  They are adhere using foam tape so it looks like he is sitting on the perch of the birdhouse.  A little silk greenery finishes out the birdhouse.

So loving' this!  I just am amazed at the detail and dimension of the images.  

A little tip :  I love using digital images but worried that printing them on my computer printer at home would just eat up the ever expensive color ink.  You too?  Well, I have a solution!  I send my prints to Office Depot.  It is .59 per color copy and you can have them printed on heavy 100lb coverstock for an additional .10.  The papers, digital stamps, and the images can be sent and print perfectly.  Just call your local store and get their email.  I usually send the email and then go pick it up in an hour.  Of course, there are those times that I just don't want to leave the house and so I print them at home.  But honestly, the prints from Office Depot are clearer and so easy!

Inspired?  You really need to go check out both companies.  Also, stop by the Gecko Galz website and click on the picture under the iTKuPiLLi cross promotion section.  You can see some wonderful papercrafting from some of the other ladies on the DT at Gecko Galz.

Check back often.  I have so much to share with you.  Have a great day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Terri your altered birdhouse is beautiful. I love the papers you used to wall paper the house and your flowers and birdie are divine. Beautiful crafting!