Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gecko Galz & Pro 31 Designs Easter Blessings Card

Happy Tuesday!
Today I spent some time creating a new card using some digital stamps from Gecko Galz.  I used a Bunny Rabbit digi which I left black, and put onto a background that I created in GIMP.
The adorable little girl holding the bunny I painted in GIMP.  I created the background behind in GIMP as well.  I used some brushes and the dodge burn tool to create the little yellow flowers, I used the Text tool to add the "Some Bunny Loves Me" text.
I used some colors from the Shabby Tea Room's Challenge this week, Spring is Near.  I pulled the robin's egg blue, yellow, pink, white  and wood from the inspiration photo to color my digital stamp.  Here is the inspiration photo
By the way, it is The Shabby Tea Room's 2nd birthday, and they are having a fabby week of giveaways!!  You can visit them here.
Here is the digi image I colored in GIMP below.  I created some polks dots on her apron, and her dress has a small checked pattern too it.  I added some shading on the face of both the little girl and bunny.  Did this using the paintbrush tool and smudge tools. 
(I am giving all the info for those girls that are GIMPING with me).

I found a new Challenge blog this past weekend, called The Pink Elephant.  What a fun name!!  They too have a photo for inspiration this week.  You will see that I chose to add the Gekco Galz bunnies, yellowish green, pink and some ribbon for my project from TPE inspiration photo below. 
This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show it is ANYTHING GOES.  I also will be sharing with The ABC DT Springtime challenge.
Here is my card.  You can see that I embossed the creamy yellow cardstock with a cuddle bug embossing folder.  Then inked the raised areas with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.  
Another new challenge Site Called Fashionable Stamping Challenges has the challenge to use a stamp (digital doesn't count) and to play bingo by picking three in a row from the bingo card below.
I picked Flowers, buttons and Vintage ( and words, distressing and flowers and almost a bow..lol).  I used three stamps that I drew out and carved myself.  I stamped some leaves and flowers to my card using Ranger's Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I distressed all my edges with Vintage photo distress ink. 
My card is an Easel card.  Below you can see the buttons, vintage style, flowers and words...."Easter Blessing" 
Here is the card with the hidden tag exposed.  You can see that I added some liquid pearls by Ranger in Lavender lace through out my card.  Here is a close up of my hidden tag.
The plan is to take a family photo and stick it on the hidden tag with a clip. 
 Why a clip you ask????
Another Fabby challenge blog I found this weekend is the Tuesday Throwdown challenge. This week (89) is to add a clip! Which was perfect because I have a hidden tag of course...LOL..and needed something to add to it, so the tag can be easily removed.  I took an ordinary pink paper clip, added a green polka dot ribbon, glued on a button and flatback pearl!  I Love it!  Here you can see close up some of the stamping and doodling I did with my favorite perfect medium pen and brushed on perfect pearls in perfect gold.
The flat back champagne pearls, pearl sprays and pink ribbon Roses are all from Pro 31 Designs.  I used some dusty attic leaves that I painted wedgewood green, shaded with dark forest green and tinted with cardinal red (delta acrylic paints), used perfect medium and UTEE.  I created the shading to make it look as if the leaves have a flipped edge.
 I bought the Dusty Attic from my best friend's Brick and Mortar store Polly's Paper Studio.   I am so excited!!  She has moved to Downtown Dexter, and will be re-opening in a couple weeks!
It will be so fun to go and sit at her store and play!
of course my project wouldn't be complete without one of my favorite Graphic Fairy flower images.  The creamy white flowers are one that I took from a Graphic fairy image and used GIMP to create a beautiful row of creamy white flowers.
I can't wait to visit the challenge blogs to see what the designers have made!
Please feel free to stop by and visit us at the 
Gecko Galz Yahoo Group.  We have some fun challenges, and a really cute blog button I designed that you can add to your blog. 
***simply copy the one I have in my upper left side bar, and then add it in a photo gadget and add this link***
Hope you have a Fabulous day!  Sorry about the long post, but there were a lot of new places I Found, and wanted to share!


  1. Heather, your Easter card is beautiful! I love your digi image of the sweet little girl holding the bunny. You have colorized it so perfectly. I love all of your images and your design. The pearl bling really pops on your card. I also love layering of papers that you did and the little leaves and flower. Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Candy

  2. I am totally convinced that you don't sleep! What a great cards. I love the little girl with the bunny digi, and the other bunny, too. I am totally inspired to dig out my ribbons and pearls and jump out of the clean and simple box I seem to be stuck in!

  3. What a lovely, vintage creation you've created for the Tea Room's color PLUS dry embossing challenge this week, Heather! Thanks for sharing your work :)

  4. You've created a beautiful card with lovely details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  5. thanks for the visit! I found some new places too! Always great to meet new crafters and see different projects! Love what you created here!

  6. Beautiful card! Love the vintage look it has! So fabulous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!


  7. Wow, you actually made some stamps yourself! That is incredible. They add beautiful detail to your card. You have a great eye for colour, everything here is gorgeous.
    I am so glad that you have discovered Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and thank you for spreading the word...and joining in on our fun.
    Dot x

  8. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! So many wonderful details!!

  9. A wonderful card, thanks for joining us at FSC this time.

  10. Heather this is beautiful! Glad you joined us on the ABC DT Challenge.

  11. Fabulous card, so wonderfully creative, designing and making your own stamps. Thanks so much for joining us at FSC. xx

  12. Hey Heather, wow, I can't keep up with you! More gorgeous creations and new places to visit, you are amazing!

  13. Very pretty Easter card, Heather! So you carved your own stamps, WOW!! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  14. Wow, Heather. What a beautiful post you've done. Everything you
    made is gorgeous.

  15. The card is simply adorable!! - your amazing with all the images

  16. Wonderful card! I love the vintage feel of it! Thank you so much for joining the ABC DT challenge. You did a beautiful job on our Spring theme!

  17. Really precious, Heather, and so much detail ! Great vintage card. So nice to see you playing along this time in the challenge at Lexi's. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  18. Ooops, I forgot which DT hat I was wearing. :-D Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown! NanaConnie

  19. Lovely Vintage creation!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ABC DT Challenge this month!!

  20. Heather! These are great! I'm always inspired when I stop by for a look!

  21. A beautiful card with lots of gorgeous shabby chic detailing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  22. Beautiful! I love those bunnies. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  23. Was für eine süße Oster-Karte. Wunderschön die vielen Details.

    Mit viel Liebe gemacht :-)

    Viele Grüße


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather