Friday, January 15, 2016

All that glitters.....and a free stamp!

This month's challenge for Gecko Galz is All That Glitters.  I had some fun with several images:

I love mixing images.  The base of the tag is from the digital paper set called High Society.  I printed it on a large scale to create a background.  Once it is adhered to a manilla tag base, I painted it with gesso.  Not too thick, but just enough to really mute the colors.  Once it was dry I added gold glitter paste thru a french text stencil to give more dimension.  Next I matted my main image, from holiday icons collage set, onto navy card stock and trimmed it with a small gold lace from my stash.  A while back I purchased these cute stencils that are all words so I decided to use "faith" with gold glitter paste from Bo Bunny.  It is on navy card stock again and matted on a lighter blue card stock.  Add flowers and leaves and a nice bow at the top and I'm done.

I love this paper set and collage sheet.  Visit Gecko Galz to see these and so much more.  Want to come play with us?  There is a spot or two left for our annual retreat!  We have so much fun on these weekends in the Hill Country of Texas.  Visit the Gecko Galz blog for details.  It is in a few weeks so march on over today.  I am one of the featured teachers this year too!  I have a great mixed media project for us that I hope everyone loves.

And just for visiting me today.....

Have a wonderful day.  Go create something pretty!

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