Friday, December 25, 2015

Gecko Galz 24 tags of Christmas

                     ~Merry Christmas to all~

On this Christmas day,I am delighted to share with you the last tag in the
 24 Tags of Christmas,Gecko Galz Challenge.

 I am also excited to announce that,I am part of the creative design team for the
 2016 term with Gecko Galz!
Hope to see you back here January 1,2016 for my first official post. 
Now on to my tag...

First thing to do is start with a clean working space!
(If you saw my last post,you understand this comment!)hehee
Start with a large manila tag, and adding color using watered down DecoArt acrylic paints and then set aside to dry.

Once paint is dried, stencil using embossing ink  and sprinkle with embossing powder.
Heat till set.
 Apply generous coat of Distress Crackle Paint over tag.
When crackle is close to dry, spritz with Starburst spray and mist with some water;moving tag around to allow color to seep in.
Speed the drying and crackling process with heat gun.
Next I chose my graphic which is from the
Gecko Galz Nature's Christmas Collage Set and then tore the edges and inked with Distress Stains

Stamp out Happy Holidays greeting on parchment and emboss.
Tear and ink edges.
Next the edges and corners were embossed with Frantage,allowing random flecks to adhere.
A strip of vintage edging was added using heavy glue.

Assemble the elements of the tag by using pop dots for dimension.
The Gecko Galz deer graphic was placed and the greeting added underneath. 
Small decorated twig pieces were tucked in and then finally a piece of vintage lace added for hanging.
Material List:
Gecko Galz Collage Set-Nature's Christmas
 DecoArt Americana Acrylics~
Spa Blue
Winter Blue
Dazzling Metallics~
Oyster Pearl
Lindy's Starburst Spray~
Sassy Sapphire
Lindy's Embossing Powder~
Morning Glory Azure
Frantage Embossing Powder~
Detail Capri
Distress Crackle Paint~
Clear Rock Candy
Distress Stains~
Iced Spruce
Broken China 
Salty Ocean
Tim Holtz~Flourish Stencil
Penny Black Stamp~Happy Holidays
E6000 Glue

Thank you so very much for taking time to visit today! Sending you all wishes for a blessed and joyous Christmas time! 
See you in 2016!
Hugs and love,
Jackie ")


Janet Ghio said...

Very pretty and congratulations on your new gig!! Happy Holidays!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, I hope you enjoy your time with Gecko Galz more than I did! Have fun, hugs, Valerie

Mellowood Gallery said...

A wonderful tag with great colors. I am looking forward to your creations with Gecko Galz - Congratulations! Best wishes for a great holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie. Finished the lunch, washed most of the pots and they are all watching TV and that includes Maisie and Stan.... no I'm wrong! they'r all sleeping Lol! Gorgeous tag Jackie. Have a great Christmas and a very happy crafty New Year X

June Walker said...

A very merry Christmas!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful colours and textures on this gorgeous tag Jackie! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! Hope you have a joyful and peaceful time amongst your loved ones!!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

An absolutely gorgeous tag, Jackie! Love how you incorporated the image so seamlessly. Congrats on your DT membership! Hope you're having fun this Christmas!xx

Bev said...

Oh this is just gorgeous love the blues ,ho ho ho

Anonymous said...

The colours are amazing and so are the crackles. There is something gorgeously nostalgic about this tag, love the image and details.
Fabulous news for your! I wonder what other creative adventures will come your way in 2016!!!
Wishing You The Merriest Of Days.
Lynne x

Shel C said...

Delicious tag 😀

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic tag dear Jackie!
Wonderful to see your progress!
Congrats on the new DT membership!♥♥♥
Ho Ho Ho


Win Dinn said...

Wonderful tag, Jackies - hope you're having a fabulous holiday break! Here's to stellar 2016 for you. xxoo

~*~Patty S said...

That is a another beautiful tag you have created dear Jackie!
Love the colors and the image with all of your marvelous touches.
Congratulations!!! Looking forward to all the creative fun you have in store for us in 2016.
p.s. Hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright

aimarii said...

You have had a lot of different stages with this tag. The final outcome is gorgeous. I like.
Was your Christmas nice?
This year will be out soon. I hope the new year 2016 would be god and even better to all of us and the whole world.

denthe said...

I'm always amazed by how many different techniques you use on such a small space. It doesn't surprise me one bit that you are a member of the design team. There's a lot to learn from you!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and wishing you lots of creativity, fun, and happiness in the new year! Looking forward to seeing your new posts :-)

2amscrapper said...

So gorgeous!

Dee Adams said...

As always a beautifully vibrant tag and a huge congratulations on your new post. Happy New Year to you and your family. Dee x

Michele said...

this is truly stunning! the piece has so much light and glow! xo

Uuna Syrjäsuo said...

Happy and Creative New Year my Friend!
I come back to see what You are doing...

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, just gorgeous as always!! Just popped in to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year! Thanks for all the inspiration, can't wait to see what you create in 2016! hugs :)

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Jackie! How gorgeous! I love the blues and your background is incredible...seems a shame to cover it up! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are excited for the New Year to bring you many blessings! Did you get my e-mail with my address? If you are like me you are still trying to dig out! Big hugs!

butterfly said...

Wow - what an amazing mixed media tag, Jackie - the frosty blues are fabulous and I love the image too, though as Sara says I'm sorry to lose the background!!

In answer to your question - yes, definitely more book niches on the way! I always meant to do more after the one in January, but somehow never got round to it... so yes, more book covers, more book niches, more book pages - just generally more books I hope!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2016!
Alison xx

Pia Rom said...

Wow this is such a fabulous glittery Christmastag! So love it and the golden tree ♥ Conny