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
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:
Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
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)
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
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.
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.
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