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Friday, 25 October 2013

Gecko Galz Anual Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone to the 3rd 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 15 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 download, The one here is "Beautiful Birds".
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 48 different sets! This is a $144 value
·        Second prize is a The monthly paper pack for an entire year! Each month you will receive our paper pack absolutely FREE! This is a $72 value.
·        Third prize is all 3 individual collage sheets each month for a year! This is a $54 value
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz  COLLECTIONS!!! That will be 1 paper pack, 1 digital stamp set, and 4 collage sets each month for the entire year! This is a prize worth $288
Read on to learn how you can win!
First of all, you will need to visit all 15 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. Collect all Fifteen words (one on each blog 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 October 28th 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, facebook page, or website you will be entered to win a Gecko Store Shopping Spree worth $25 - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on the Gecko Galz Blog so we can come visit :).
Your Secret Word is;
TRICK 

Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet “Beautiful Birds

As well as the samples I have made using the images



 (Just click on this link for the full size sheet]
                                                                                                 
Here are the pieces that I have made with the lovely Beautiful Birds collage sheet, I hope you enjoy looking at them. Thank you for visiting now go and have some fun looking at the rest of the design teams blogs.
xxx Hazel
Darling Birdie Card

Matt the image onto some black card and layer it and some Gecko Galz background papers onto a card blank. I edged the card with some black soot Distress Ink using my finger. Add the ribbon, a couple of skeleton leaves and some paper roses.

Decoupaged Framed Bird


Paint the wooden frame with some dark blue acrylic paint, when it's dry cover with Fresco Finnish Crackle Glaze and when this is dry paint with a turquoise acrylic paint, it should crackle as the paint dries. Adhere leaves and flowers to the frame, it doesn't matter what colour they are, using your finger touch parts of the flowers with Treasure Pewter and then spray the flowers and bottom of the frame with green and gold mica sprays. When everything is dry adhere a piece of Gecko Galz background paper inside the frame. Print the image three times, matt one of the images onto some blue card, cut the oval from one of the other images and adhere to the main image with foam pads, cut out the bird from the last image and adhere to the main image with foam pads. Adhere to the inside of the frame.

Song Bird Card

Distress the edges of the image.  Sponge the edges of the image and some Gecko Galz background paper with aged mahogany Distress ink and layer them onto a card blank. Stamp some twigs on the right edge of the card, adhere the sentiment, lace and pearls to the card. Emboss a wooden bird with some Frantage embossing enamel and adhere to the card.

 Bird Song Tag



Paint the tag with acrylic paint and then adhere a piece of book page to it. Using a leafy mask, stencil some modelling past onto the tag and paint green when dry. Distress the edge of the image and some Gecko Galz background paper then colour the edges with stormy sky Distress ink, adhere to the tag. Put a strip of tissue tape to the bottom of the tag and add some lace. Add some flowers and ribbon.

Now  you are ready to go to the next blog site and see what wonderful treats await you there. Just click the name  to be whisked away to their blog!
Here is the Blog Hop Rotation 

72 comments:

  1. OMG Hazel these are stunning..you are such a talent!

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  2. Your Darling Bird card is just stunning with all the soft colors.

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  3. Gorgeous creations! Thank you for the freebie images.

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  4. Beautiful samples Hazel - can't choose a favourite as they are al so pretty.

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  5. Your projects are lovely! I especially love the altered frame. Thanks for the free images.

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  6. The birds are lovely. Especially like the blue card.

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  7. Wonderful projects! Love that frame!

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  8. Gorgeous projects, Hazel. Love this freebie sheet :o)

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  9. Your gorgeous projects make me long for Spring again. Fabulous, Hazel! xxD

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  10. Gorgeous cards Hazel, thank you for the sheet and the opportunity. ~Diane

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  11. Love your Sheet Hazel!! I LOVE all of your creations!! The tag is my fav!! BTW...I love your avi ...it is new to me :0)
    Hugs!!
    Heather

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  12. Love the tag that you made Hazel-so pretty and feminine. I am going to have some fun making girlie cards with all the new images.

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  13. Gorgeous bird cards, Hazel!

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  14. Okay.these are great but then I do like birds...............
    Barbara Bird

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  15. Such gorgeous bird images!! Thank you. The framed bird is so lovely.

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  16. Oh Hazel, your projects are just amazing! There is no way that I could choose a favorite they are stunning!

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  17. Thanks so very much for this perfectly named collage sheet: these images with the vintage feel ARE beautiful!!!!
    I love your projects, especially the decoupaged frame!!!!!
    Off to hop some more!!!!

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  18. Thank you for the wonderful freebie and the secret word.
    Your samples are beautiful and inspiring.

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  19. Thanks for the beautiful bird freebie. I loved the last card you did, just lovely. Keep up the good work.

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  20. Absolutely adorable work! I adore this collage sheet!

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  21. Wow, these are beautiful, thank you and also for the lovely samples

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  22. Beautiful projects, love these images. Thank you for the freebie sheet.
    Yvonne

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  23. Thanks for the lovely images and the peek at the beautiful creations!

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  24. Beautiful Hazel! I absolutely love the Decoupaged Frame! Stunning!

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  25. A beautiful collage sheet & neat inspirations! Love the bird & embellished frame, must do this one Tee.

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  26. Such lovely pieces, Hazel--those bird images really are beautiful!

    :)

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  27. Stunning samples Hazel!!! What a fabulous Blog Hop!

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  28. Fantastic project, the birds are beautiful!

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  29. Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Thank you for the beautiful birds collage sheet. Awesome designs! Beautiful samples created by Hazel to highlight their beauty. My favorite is the decoupaged framed bird. What a wonderful piece of artwork!

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  31. Lovely birds. I like the way you showcased the collage images. I really like the frame. ogdendoll@gmail.com

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  32. Loved the decoupaged frame, so pretty.

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  33. Thanks... your birds are lovely!

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  34. Thanks... your birds are lovely!

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  35. Just beautiful Hazel! An amazing Blog Hop!

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  36. Goodness! Beautiful pieces. I love your color choices.

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  37. Oh Hazel, your tag is gorgeous! and so are all the cards. Thank you for the beautiful collage sheet!

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  38. This bird collage sheet is stunning, will make some beautiful projects, thankyou so much for the freebie.
    Cheers,
    Elaine

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  39. wonderful examples TFS they are very cute

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  40. Your samples are absolutely fabulous hazel, I love each one of them.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  41. awesome, don't you just love birds?

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  42. Wonderful cards with the images Hazel.

    Love Chrissie x

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  43. Your projects are gorgeous! Love that you share your techniques. Thanks for the college sheet and I can't wait to get busy.

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  44. Beautiful samples using the images -thank you

    Love Chrissie x

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  45. I love the delicate beauty of your creations.

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  46. FAbulous creations!
    Thanks for the hop!
    Hugs,Sande xx

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  47. Hazel, your samples are gorgeous!!!

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  48. Beautiful collage sheet by Gecko Galz!! All of your projects are Beautiful!! Love the versatility of digital paper!!

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  49. I love your samples..I'm always a sucker for bird images.

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  50. love all of your pieces, esp. the tag - so lovely!

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  51. Wow! Awesome projects!! Thanks for the collage sheet!

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  52. Love the bird images - thank you! You projects are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Beautiful birdies and samples. The distressed frame is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the college sheet.

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  54. So pretty and elegant...thanks for the beautiful collage sheet!

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  55. Love the bird images. Your projects are amazing.

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  56. Beautiful work, quite stunning.

    Dionne

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  57. the bird images are beautiful as are your creations! thanks for the hop! xo

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  58. Such a nice image sheet! Love the birds - and what you did with it is beautiful. I´ll enjoy the hop.
    Evelyn

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  59. What fabulous makes with these delicious images, Hazel, and thank you so much for the link. The blue weathered frame is wonderful, with those gorgeous florals.

    Sorry I've not been around much. The big move (clearing and leaving the family home of 40 years) knocked me out, but I'm looking forward to some proper catching up over the next days and weeks.
    Alison x

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  60. Beautiful creations!!! Thanks for the hop!!

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  61. Thank you so much for the beautiful images. I cannot wait to play with them!

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  62. I'm hopping and liking what I see !
    Corrie x

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  63. I can't wait to make the bird tag. it's amazing!

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  64. love the bird frame. it is so cool with the contrast of the music behind it. stunning..

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  65. beautiful samples love the Darling Birdie its my fav

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  66. Love the vintage samples...can't wait to use them.

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