Monday, August 01, 2011

Gecko Galz DT Crazy Manniquins Ephemera Mini

Hello Friends and Visitors!!  Welcome to my blog.
Today I have a sweet vintage looking shaped mini album I created using this months "Crazy Manniquins" ephemera,  "Journal it Alphabet Soup", "Zen Garden Papers" and Acrylic Stamp sets "Garden Icons" and "Garden Journals" from
I love the new releases this check back...I will have some more goodies next week!!  I am also linking this up to 
Simon Says Stamp: tags this week (you should really check out the DT tags there this week...GORGEOUS).  I love to link up to Flutterby Wednesday: Stripes and of course you have to use a butterfly, angel or fairy...and they always have great inspiration there. Dress form has stripes :-).  Once in a while...I get to squeeze in a project for The Shabby Tea Room.  I really love it there!!  This week is Mix and Match 3 patterned paper.  Awesome cards please check them out!!
Here is the album
I used the "Journal it Alphabet Soup" to spell out Vintage and Chic.
I used the "Zen Gardens papers" through out the beauty.  
I used the Zen Garden paper called "Tranquility" and layered one of  Gecko Galz Digital stamps over it.  I love the way it turned out.  The dressform is stamped with the butterfly and round rose stamp which are part of the "Garden Icons" acrylic stamp set.  Perfect pearls in petal pink, Ranger Distress ink in Vintage photo and Adirondack Color Wash in Butterscotch were used through out this mini.  As well as perfect pearls in perfect copper.  Below you can see a close up of my Dusty Attic dragonfly.  
I used Perfect pearls in Blue Patina, and perfect copper to cover the dragonfly and then used a coat of UTEE.
Here is the first inside page, you can see how I created the shaped it wouldn't cover the fabby dress form from Gecko Galz.
Tiny Roses, May Arts and Websters trims used throughout as well as some antique buttons and trims of my own.
Here is a close up of the dress form :-)
Above I used the "Tea house" and "Water Garden" papers.  I created a tiny pocket to hold a manniquin bookmark.  Pink Gems as the centers of my flowers.  
You can see the Perfect pearls on the black.  The "Garden Icons"
stamps are fabby for this little gem!!  I used them on the black, and each of the dress forms.
This last page was made using the "Butterflies" paper from Gecko Galz.  This page is also just perfect for my Bella DT sister's challenge:  Spray ink challenge and Butterfly.  So check that out!!  Her challenges are super fun!  You also need to use Earth tones in this challenge.  Close up of my doodle button flowers.
Here is the back cover!!  You can really see the digi image (it is black) that I used over the "Tranquility" paper.  I really love the effect.  If you have not tried this, come and check out my group at 
Bella Creations.  You can learn the basics there...or just visit my Gimp Tutorial page.  I have some free youtube videos where you can learn how to use GIMP a free online program.
One more picture of the front.....
Hope you enjoyed my Vintage Dress From mini album!!
Head over to Gecko Galz...the Ephemera sets are only $2 each...great deal!!  Right now if you buy 4 get the 5th one free.  It is VERY easy to find 4 sets that you will like.


  1. Awesome talent Heather :-) huggs, Pamela Joy

  2. Sticky note! Sticky note! I love this Heather! I want it to be mine all mine! What a stunner! Love the papers and what you did to the dress forms! Everything is gorgeous!!!

  3. Beautiful! So many cool details to admire here :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  4. Another amazing mini! I am lovin' everything you're doing!!!!

  5. Beautiful and so stunning! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  6. Just packed full of awesomeness! Love it Heather and thanks for all the good sites to check out!

  7. Heather this is just gorgeous girl!

  8. This is one awesome album!

  9. Truly fabulous! TYFS and let me learn your creativity! I'm inspired! Will you keep it or give away? wink wink :)

  10. Oh, wow, Lady Rose!! This is chock full of yummy 'Heatherness'~~ LOVE the misting...LOL! You certainly have a way of layering to beat the band! xox

  11. Stunning piece Heather - I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Wow Heather, what an impressive all the techniques, the colors, the bookmark, the dressform...very creative....

  13. This is so gorgeous! I love all the details and colours! Awesome!

  14. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Heather, this is stunning. All the layers and textures, you are so creative and talented. I love that pop of ribbon on the bottom of that dress form.

    Have a blessed day.

  15. Heather this is darlin', Darlin'! :o) Love the embellies and the dressforms. Very coolio.

  16. I found your blog at and so glad I did. You have a wonderful talent, I love this mini album. Very happy to be a follower.
    Hugs, Cathie

  17. Nossa...cada vez que venho aqui no seu blog, me impressiono com suas criações... Nossa... fiquei boquiaberta...esse projeto é fantástico!!

  18. Look at those layers! Gorgeous fun Heather!

  19. This is truly divine! Love the cutout detail on the front! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Tea Room ;-)

  20. This project is so beautiful Heather, loving all the dress forms and so many other gorgeous details to take in.

  21. Your project is gorgeous!!

  22. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heather this is just amazing, wow you always amaze me.... love the dress form did you glossy accent it?


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