Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gecko Galz Circus

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Hello Friends!!  Today I was thinking about how long it had been since I had participated in any challenges other than my own Design Team challenges.  I thought I would head on over to 
Simon Says Stamp and Show...and has been so long..that they had moved their Challenges all over to one site.  
Either way...I found them, and when I saw the Carnival theme for the challenge...I knew the Gecko Galz "Life is a Circus" digital papers would be perfect!  I figured since I was playing along with one challenge I thought I would look for another.  I thought about a sketch.  I can tell you that I really have a lot of fun when I pick out a couple challenges, and then create something specifically for them.  Unlike the create something ...then go and look for
I looked up sketch challenges...and found Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The Best thing was...I have about 3 hours left before the challenges  Of course I got GIMPING...and here is what I came up with.
I stated out with a 5 by 7 inch ivory cardstock base.  Inked all my edges with ...get this...not vintage photo like walnut stain!  Figured I better use something a little darker with the papers and theme!

I took the Tuesday Sketch below and pasted it in GIMP.
Then I started creating layers with the different digital papers from Gecko Galz.
The fabby Elephant image is from the Graphic Fairy!
I used Scor Tape and Foam tabs from Really Reasonable Ribbon to adhere all my layers, and create depth.
I also used a button from the Vintage Bonanza Collection tied with Brown Sugar Baker's Twine.   I just love the three little peanuts that I used...too cute!
I then used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue and Ultra fine Metal Tip to add some lines of glue to my card.  Then I applied the #317 Dew Drop#349 Garnet#91 Ornage Crush glitters to my card.

I will be playing in the two challenges below.
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Fabulous Heather! Love your design work!

  2. Well I just love that vintage elephant and the expression is just too funny! Lovely vintage card! Glad you took time to play along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Great project, Heather! I love the colors! And the glitter was a fun and eye-catching touch. Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! I'm so glad you found us at our new home. :) I hope you'll participate again soon. ~Michelle

  4. This is fabulous! I really dig the colors and diagonals you used...all with such an artistic eye! Diagonal can go so wrong so easily! This card was elegant and whimsical (loved the glitter, too) and I enjoyed seeing it so much. Thank you for sharing your skills with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

  5. I LOVE that elephant! And the peanuts - and the sentiment. So super fun :) Thanks so much for playing at Tuesday Morning Sketches with us this week!

  6. Your card is fantastic! Love the colors and the design. The stripes and stars lend to a great background. Your circus elephant is such a beautiful image! The glitter adds alot of "pop" and the sentiment made me smile. :) Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  7. fantastic card, so true to theme and vintage era!!

  8. Fabulous card, Love that vintage elephant, the design & glitter is fabulous...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  9. Super fabby! Love it!

  10. Fabulous card and colors Heather. Spotted this on MIM. Loz

  11. Lol- this card fits my mood exactly today- looking for a job, and not feeling very choosey:) Thanks for making me smile!

  12. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Wonderful! (via Graphics Fairy)

  13. What a fun card!! Makes me feel like I'm at the circus!! Wonderful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  14. Such a wonderful card. I must make an effort to investigate GIMP! Saw you on MIM and had to come over and look.

  15. What a great card! Gorgeous colours and fab design. Spotted it on MIM xxx

  16. Fabulous card the elephant image and great details and design..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Saw your card on MIM. I love this look and the sentiment is fun. Great card and colors.

  18. This is wonderful! I love elephants and your sentiment is fab. Saw you on MIM.

  19. Heather -- this is a wonderful card. I love the mix of digital and paper crafting. AWESOME!!! Of course I love the sentiment. You have an incredibly steady hand with the glitter :) Really beautiful work. Congrats on the spotlight at SSS&S. -- Mary Elizabeth

  20. Heather -- this is a wonderful card. I love the mix of digital and paper crafting. AWESOME!!! Of course I love the sentiment. You have an incredibly steady hand with the glitter :) Really beautiful work. Congrats on the spotlight at SSS&S. -- Mary Elizabeth

  21. this is such a fun project!!!

  22. fab card !!!! congrat for win Simon says spotlight !!!!! BArbarayaya

  23. Yay! Congrats on your being chosen among the featured artists on our Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Love your work!<3 Candy

  24. Cute! And love your sense of humor here. Congrats!!


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