Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gecko Galz Shabby Spring in Paris Card

Hello Friends!!
I am so happy to have a chance to create today!
Not that I didn't create yesterday, or on Sunday.  Today I was finally able to get things printed and cut out.  
Nothing worse than spending time creating a beautiful hybrid card digitally, only to have your printer say...
"Sorry Miss Heather...not today"
I was trying to print from Inkscape.  What a nightmare..LOL.
Finally my DH was home..and being the Technical Genius that he is
he was able to fix my problem.  Imagine for two days, working on projects....and NOT being able to get them to print..or when they DID print...the cut lines were off when cutting!
So...today is a happy day!!
I actually was able to put my digital images on paper!
I did some distressing some inking, and a little twisting!

Let me say that I started this digitally yesterday morning after visiting the Shabby Tea Room to get inspired.  Pop on over there to see the inspiration by the DT.  
This is the inspiration Photo below
  I am so lucky because I found a new place to play...that will be right up my alley! The blog is called Sugar Creek Hollow.  I just love VINTAGE..and PRIM...this week their challenge is to use what ever photo you like..to inspire a vintage creation :0).  
Here is what I came up with.
I love it!!
Let me say that I started this digitally yesterday morning after visiting the Shabby Tea Room to get inspired.  Pop on over there to see the inspiration by the DT.  
This darling little girl in her rain coat with the jump rope is part of one of the new sets of March Gecko Galz Ephemera.  The Vintage white frame is from a Gecko Galz collection. The forget me nots are one of my favorite go to images from the Graphics fairy!  The Eiffel tower I found as free clipart online.  I just changed it a tad.  The Shutters are digital stamps (also from Gecko Galz).  The gorgeous ivory mulberry roses and vintage champagne colored flatback pearls are from Esmeralda's Pro 31 Designs Etsy shop.
The lace is one from my stash.  
Used a vintage button, some May Arts Trim and a Ideology Clear fragment from Tim Holtz (Ranger).  I will be entering this into Sandi's challenge at the Flying Unicorn.  
Of course..you know I love a hidden tag :0)  just wouldn't be my creation with out one!  I used pop dots on the upper flowers on this darling little tag.
Here is the back of the tag!
I used Ranger's Distress ink in vintage photo on all of my pieces.  I created the beige and white polka dot paper myself in GIMP as well as the plain blue paper (I used the eye dropper tool to get one of the shades of navy from the forget me nots).
Thank you for visiting me today!


  1. Gorgeous! I love the colors! The window affect is great, love the shudders!

  2. Maravilhoso!! Super ideia da tag sair da janela!!

  3. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Very very pretty and "Heathery" Love all the details and shabby colors. Let's go to France and see if it looks even better there!!! Huggs and love from your Bff. Read this comment over in your head with the Pepe La Peaux voice lol. You know the stinky French skunk : )

  4. Heather you have outdone yourself, this little creation if stupendous! I can't believe how you've taken a little from this and that and put it all together for a masterpiece. This is a fav!!!!

  5. I like this little creations ,I want to need some more decorative designs for guys in here....
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  6. Heather, I am so glad you have found us at Sugar Creek Hollow, I am sorry to just now be visiting ( we have had a couple of deaths this past week or so) but I do want to tell you how beautiful that I think your card is. The hidden tag is so wonderful and love the added embellies and the wonderful way you have used them. Hope to see more of your beautiful work.
    Patti SCH/DT

  7. Gorgeous sweet card! Love all the detail...great job!!!

  8. Gorgeous card! So shabby chic and beautiful!

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


  9. Simple stitching card ,I like it ,Where i can purchase this???

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