Monday, February 29, 2016

Goddess loveliness with Gecko Galz

 Geesh if you were born on this day,well,lucky you not having to age for another 4 years!! heehee

Today I have two more Goddess pieces for my journal...
the first is in progress...I am still working out just what sort of background she would look best on,so stay tuned!
 Here,I layered several coats of DecoArt crackle glaze to give a look of a frosted window.Not quite sure that I succeeded with the frosted look,but I do love the result anyway!
 The gorgeous background paper is from Gecko Galz as well as the beautiful women graphics.These colors~simply stunning!
Believe it or not,this was printed using my Epson ink jet printer!
Next up is my previous shown angel avatar, now adorned on her own page,ready for journal placement.
I used lots of stencils,modeling paste,embossing powders and handmade paper.
yummy textures...
 do you love texture as much as I do?!
One more item to share...
This is a blog stamp from Gecko Galz that I painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics,used as watercolors.Once again,this is not finished and will show up in another post when I have created the perfect setting for it! heehee ")
 and now for your promised monthly blog stamp,courtesy of Gecko Galz!!

Gecko Galz products used:
Golden Splendors #1

Poppy Fields Paper from Art Nouveau Digital Paper Pack

Twig Arch Digital Stamp from Spring Gems Stamp Set

Be sure and stop back tomorrow for Gecko Galz March Challenge!
Thank you for your visit!
 Jackie ")

Friday, February 26, 2016

Fairy Heart Love with Gecko Galz & DecoArt

Today, I have some fun hearts I created for my great nieces and great nephew,using my Gecko Galz images as well as DecoArt paints.
 I had to wait to post to make sure they all received them.Without further chit chat...
here they are



  I had so much fun making these,I even have a few others done that I'll share another time!

Products used:
Gecko Galz~
Little Miss
Holiday Icons

DecoArt Americana Glazing Medium
DecoArt Glamour Dust in~
Celebration Pink
DecoArt Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish in~ 
DecoArt Americana in~
Sea Breeze
DecoArt Americana Multi Surface Satin in~
​Pink Flamingo​

DecoArt Media Gesso~White 
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics in~
Peacock Pearl
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in~
 Interference Turquoise
 Kristin Hubick of RetroArtCafe 

Enchanted,CoolMint,Firefly,NeonFlamingo,Eucalyptus,Waterfall,Tropical Tangerine,Sprinkled Sugar,True Blue
Ice Stickles~Crystal Ice
Jewel Dots
Vintage Valentine Cards 
Vintage Glitter 
Foam Hearts
Other various graphics  

I am linking up with these two Fab challenges...

  The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
February's Challenge #21 GLITTER
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #21 - Glitter

 And I am also linking up with 

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge
 February  Challenge - HEART ART

February Creative Challenge - HeART Art

Thanks so much for your visit, it always means the world to me!
Jackie ")

In response to a follower or two,
(you know who you are-heehee) 
I am adding to my post some directions as to how I created these hearts.
"Hearts with DecoArt Love"
 Trace hearts onto cardboard substrate and cut out.
Using Decoart Media Gesso in white,cover both sides of hearts
When dry,coat each heart,both sides with 
Americana Lace Chalky finish
 Add color using DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish and Multi Surface Satin paints
 Stencil background with lightest color and continue to
Add more color using other stencils or stamps
Mix together Glamour Dust and Americana Glazing medium and coat over each​ ​heart
  Coat hearts with Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish

Fancy cut Gecko Galz and other graphics 
and decorate to your heart is content!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A bit of tag art to share

Good morning everyone!
I have been off the blog grid again.Still working on the art barn as well as a few other exciting things,more on that later...

To be honest,my muse had been a bit too idle lately with creating art.Happy to report,she is now working with me again.")
Here to share are a few tags that I recently made and swapped out. 

Up first is my tag I made titled
        If you are on Google+,we have a community there called 
Creating and Sharing Mixed Media Art
Go have a look,you might like to join us.
We have a tag swap and our January theme was
Words for 2016.

For my tag partner in Washington,I also sent a little bit of Valentine tag love,using a sweet graphic from Gecko Galz Holiday Icon Set
I hope she likes them!

I received from my tag partner,these goodies!
A few vintage papers,mini Sue art,and tag.
 These fab pieces came from Sue Marrazzo. 
 Sue is a talented collage and fine artist as well as an art instructor,from Pennsylvania,and her work is currently on exhibition at The Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA



I just love the monochromatic scheme of Sue's tag
Artwork by Sue Marrazzo
Thank you Sue,I love my treasures!!

Next up is a tag I created for my artist friend Denthe.
Denise was very curious about our Indian Corn we grew this past summer,so along with some of the kernels,I sent her this tag. 
 I am sure many of you are familiar with Denise's art,if not,be sure to follow the link and have a look.


 Finally,in regards to the other things we have been busy with...
 We picked this up on Monday this week! 
Yes, that is Riley checking things out and Chum watching on in excitement!! and yes, it looked like Spring!
We are planning a road trip cross-country to see my sons!! Yay!!!
 I am so excited I feel like running around the yard with Chum!
I'll share more photos another time,as I think it's probably time for another cuppa-so I'll leave you here!

 Thank you so much for all of your visits and wonderful comments! Seriously, you make my heart swell with gladness and gratitude!

Jackie  ")