Happy Saturday Friends!!
This week the Challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is
So if you have some time, come and play along. We ask that along with the "Summer Days" theme, that your creations have a Vintage or Shabby Chic style.
We all know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gecko Galz!! This month's digital collage sheets were just perfect for this challenge! I used a Gecko Galz Mermaid digi stamp (yep..I colored it in GIMP), The Seashell Frame (free collage sheet for signing up to the Gecko Galz newsletter, you will find it under the bathing beauty in the yellow swimsuit, left side bar of website) and The Vintage Beach Seaside Beauties (collage sheet). I collaged all my pieces in GIMP. Then used Inkscape to create my cut lines. I used my Black Cat Cougar to cut out my die cut.
I distressed all my edges, and inked them with Ranger's Vintage Photo. I added some of my favorite embellishments from Pro 31 Designs.
I have the Large and Small Ivory Mulberry Roses, Brown Blingy Bling Trim, ivory leaf trim and ivory pearl sprays. I also used some antique buttons from my stash!
I have the ivory drop bead pearl trim and golden rosette ribbon from Pro 31 Designs as well. I used my Crop O dile to punch a whole in the front and back, and used some vintage seam binding from my win at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge blog to tie my creation closed.
I would just love to spend my Summer Days Collecting Sea Shells with my Girlfriends!! Doesn't that sound fun?? Then play with paper in the evening :0). Here you get a pretty good look at the Gecko Galz Seashell frame, and The Mermaid (lower left, painted in GIMP). I added another seashell to the mermaids hand, it came from the upper right part of the frame, I just made it littler in GIMP. I have tutorials on how to use GIMP, it is a free image manipulation program. I will have a tutorial up on youtube next week, showing how I colored in the mermaid, and created my collage. You will see that I used GIMP to remove the background and flip the image of the seaside beauties, so they would look like they were standing, instead of leaning up against a wall. I just love how this turned out!
I hope that you find some time to come and play with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week! I look forward to seeing your creations!!
Stop by Gecko Galz, Leanne is having a sale, Buy one Digital Stamp set, Get One free!! Whoo Hooo!! How fabulous is that!!
I will be sharing my creation with
Thank you for visiting!!