Sunday, July 26, 2015

Seaside memories with Gecko Galz and FREE image

This month Gecko Galz has some gorgeous beach/seaside images for you.  I had a hard time deciding which ones to use.  So, there are quite a few for you to see!

This is one of my favorite images!  I love the texture it creates and all the levels of images.  I decided to make a mixed media canvas to showcase it.  I printed my image on cold press watercolor paper and adhered it to a chipboard base using gel medium.  Next I created the sand color by mixing chocolate gelato with texture paste.  I applied it to the edges with a palette knife.  The blue "water" was created the same way using blue gelato and texture paste.  Before the paste dried I added some sand, shells, other shell and a crab image from Gecko Galz, and a bit of glitter.

This is one of the August stamps.  Again I printed it on watercolor paper and colored it with water colors.  I love how vibrant the colors are.  It is added to a textured card base to finish it.

And this....a favorite for sure.  I'm not even sure I can give this card away I like it so much!  I printed the 1 x 1 images and cut out the ones I liked trying to keep a blue tone among them all.  The 3 seahorses image is double matted.  The 1x 1's are foam taped on the card around the edges.  The seahorses are foam tapped in the center.  Love it!

This image was just so fun to start with.  It is matted on the striped paper from the kit and then onto multiple mats.  The card base is stamped with a shell stamp randomly with a deep turquoise ink.  Add the matted image and voila!

This picture and the next show 2 mini cards I made.  I think these images are so sweet.  I actually have already given them to people!!!  Each are matted on the kit papers and placed simply on white card bases.  Very simple embellishments.  Perfect!

There are of course more than seaside and beach images this month.  I could not resist this cute and fun "joker" image.  The stamp reads: where words fail, music speaks.  I have matted the image on some of the kit paper and some other scraps I had.  And a bow.....always the perfect compliment.

Gecko Galz is super generous.  Each month there is a FREE image on each of the Design Team blogs.  Here is mine:
Please stop by the Gecko Galz blog to see all of the Design Team projects (they are wonderful!) and see what other stamps are available.  Also, all of the images I have used are available at Gecko Galz Easy shop.  

Have a wonderful day!


  1. What a beautiful selection of cards! I love the Gecko Galz images! Thanks for the freebie!

  2. Really lovely pieces this month!

  3. boy am I goofy, somehow I got to the next post and my comment was put there. anyway....your samples are great and love the one with the card. I wanted to do something with them and nothing came to mind !!