Friday, 26 October 2012

Gecko Galz Bloghop



GECKO GALZ TRICKS AND TREATS BLOG HOP
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Gecko Galz Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
 I am the next stop on your “hop” welcome to my blog! If you started here you might want to go back and start at the begining at the Gecko Galz blog so you won’t miss anything!  
We have 14 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 a free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, mine is "Picture Perfect". Also make sure you collect all the secret words on each blog so at the end of the hop you can enter to win our wonderful treat.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!
We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
  • First is the ephemera collections for each month for an entire year. That is 60 different sets! This is a $120 value
  • Second prize is a $50 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz website….you pick it and we send it!
  • Third prize is one free digital collage set each month for an entire year, you get to pick the collage sheet you want each month and we send it off to you! This is a $24 value
  • And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 5 collage sets for the entire year! This is a prize worth $240
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 14 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all eleven words and at the end of the blog on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to the Gecko Galz website where you will email us the phrase the words make up. This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on our website and 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) 

Finally, we are having one more give away! If you post our Gecko Galz badge (found on the Gecko Galz Blog) on your blog or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Gift Certificate worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
My Secret Word is;
THINGS
Now go to the next site and collect the next word plus your next FREE collage sheet.


 Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Sew & sew


As well as the samples I have made using the images

For my altered notebook I used
Kraft card to cover the notebook.
Fabric frayed at the edges.
Lace.
Coloured card stitched and distressed round the edge.
Image from collage sheet distressed round the edge.
Embellished with twine, sewing machine charm and buttons.

For my card I used
Card blank covered with Gecko Galz Istanbul background paper, faux stitches round the edge.
Material.
Lace.
Image from Collage Sheet.
Dress form painted with acrylic paint and stamped with a PaperArtsy stamp.
Ribbon.
Ticket stamped with Stampers Anonymous Adverts stamp.
Pearl headed pins.
Sentiment stamped with a Crafty Secrets stamp.
Peeled paint and frayed burlap Distress ink.


For my Shabby Sewing Room Wall Hanging I used a mountboard base collaged with acrylic paint, strips of paper, tissue tape and stamping.
I adhered Studio 490 Art Parts to the collage to look like shelves.
The dress form is painted with acrylic paint and stamped with a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous papillon set. I made a skirt out of pretty pink net.
I embellished it with bottles filled with buttons and beads, lace, charms, ribbon and other bits and pieces from my stash.
As well as the Stampers Anonymous stamps I also used Crafty Secrets Stamps and Clear Art Stamps

I coloured my tag with Dylusions ink and machine stitched round the edge.
I added images from the collage sheet and embellished with lace, material, buttons, ribbon and pins. The ribbon has been attached with staples.
The oil can is stamped with a PaperArtsy stamp and covered with Glossy Accents.

For my Digital Layout I used
Serif Craft Artist Software.
Gecko Galz The Darlings background paper.
Images from collage sheet.
Images and spotty paper from various digi kits.
I played about with all the elements until I was pleased with the result.

63 comments:

  1. hazel, you are sew ........creative !!! lo great projects.
    Barbara

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  2. I love your projects, really cool
    sherri

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  3. Hazel I love these, I love the shabby sewing room wall plaque it is soooo beautiful...cant stop looking at it!

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  4. Gorgeous inspiration here, Hazel!

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  5. These are all Fabulous Hazel!! You really went above and beyond!! I will have to say my fav is the Shabby sewing room hanging...tag...and your digital layout is fabby too!! Hugs!!
    Heather

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  6. oh my heavens, I adore your projects!!! And I know that this will be my favorite collage sheet :) Thank you!

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  7. Love the projects and thank you for the collage

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  8. Thanks for the freebies and I love you samples

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  9. Lovely projects Hazel. Thank you for sharing the sew & sew collage sheet and your wonderful samples. The last one is my favorite. It looks so dimensional. Great work. Thank you for the hop!

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  10. Morning Hazel! Oh I am lovin' each of your projects! Hugs,

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  11. Morning Hazel! I am lovin' each of your projects! Hugs,

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  12. It is all the amazing details you have brought together on all your samples Hazel that tell the story of the images.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Hi Hazel.
    I just adore all your sewing themed art.
    There just darling!!!
    hugs Lynn

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  14. Thank you for the Sew and Sew; your samples are very pretty! C. J. Edwards

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  15. I enjoyed the layouts on each project. The lace placement is really special

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  16. Hazel, I absolutely love your projects and the sew & sew collage sheet. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Hazel your projects are wonderful! Love them all!

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  18. Love your blog, been following it for ages. Thanks for a collage sheet of sewing things. (one of my favorite subjects!!) Your examples made with it are inspiring.
    Mary

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  19. Your creations with the vintage sewing collage are just precious. I've already got something in mind after looking at your work! Thanks

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  20. all those things are wonderful!

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  21. These are all gorgeous! Love how you added the fabric too! Thank you for the free sheet it's gorgeous too.

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  22. Charming pieces, Hazel! Iam partial to the sewing themed things.

    :-)

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  23. stunning samples as always Hazel, Debi x

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  24. what lovely projects so loving all things vintage sewing, thanks for the inspiration
    hugs and best wishes

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  25. I love all of your creations specially the wall hanging.
    Michele

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  26. Beautiful creations from the "sew & sew" collage sheet, Hazel!! So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration and free collage sheet. :)

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  27. Wow, amazing creations and lots of inspiration here!! Thanks for the beautiful collage sheet today...I'm going to put it to good use!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  28. Fantastic creations, thank you for the collage sheet.

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  29. Beautiful work...makes me want to sew.

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  30. Beautiful work. I can't wait to use the digital stamp!

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  31. I am a sewer so love this beautiful collage sheet,thanks so much.

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  32. Hazel I love anything to do with the sewing theme and your samples are very inspiring!!!! I've certainly "grabbed" this collage sheet!!!

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  33. Hazel, I love all the "sewing" elements you used with these images--the cloth, stitching, embellies, etc.

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  34. Hazel, I love the sewing projects. Thanks for the sewing collage. Have a beautiful weekend.

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  35. hazel, such a cute sewing wall hanging. so fashionably cute.
    ava g

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  36. Totally awesome. What a great book. Love how you used the images.

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  37. The sew & sew sheet is fabulous,one of my favorite themes to create with! I love the creativity of each of your creations! Nice! Hugs,Tee

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  38. fun samples! i love sewing themes!

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  39. Each of your project are stunning! Thanks for the free collage sheet!

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  40. Hazel Thx so much for the snazzy sewing images, love them. I'm an old sewer for many years. The way you used your images is incredible. Don't know how you think of all the ways to add embellishments.

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  41. great ideas and wonderful work.

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  42. Hi Hazel, Thank you for sharing the lovely images. I love what you did with them. Very very nice.

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  43. wow, these are just gorgeous!!! I love all your layering!

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  44. Hello Hazel, Thank you for the sew sweet image sheet and the beautiful and inspiring examples. I love the journal and the wall hanging with all the details. Thanks too for the secret word and fun! Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  45. Love your projects. Love the sewing images and the little birds are such a nice touch. Thanks for the collage sheet. I love it!

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  46. Simply gorgeous - another amazing collage sheet, thank you so much... and what fabulous samples you've offered us!
    Alison x

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  47. Hi, Thank you for this beautiful sheet... Your work is fabulous Hazel... Hugs May x x x

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  48. Lovely images, thank you. Love the pieces you have made with them

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  49. Oh my gosh, I love your sewing designs! A girl after my own heart!

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  50. The sweet sewing tag was my favorite today.loved all your artwork for the hop.

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  51. Love love love this vintage sewing collage sheet and your beautiful creations!

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  52. What wonderful samples you have created with this fabulous sewing give-away Hazel, my most favourite theme to work with. Thanks so much for the chance to win more great Gecko Galz goodies too.
    hugs {brenda} xx

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  53. wowzers, what a fantastic collection of cards and tags, all wonderful and this collage sheet is fabby
    hugs
    Miranda

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  54. Wow Love the textural experience on these. Fabulous job.

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  55. All you have created are lovely, but that wall hanging is amazing! So much detail!

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  56. love your work ..cards are stunning....x

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