Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wishes for the Season

 This morning I am sending wishes of good cheer,good health,and many blessings to you and all of your loved ones.
~may 2017 be a year of joy for you all~

For you today,I have another tag in the

Today's tag was again made using vintage bits and bobs


1.Paint both scalloped circle diecut and tag with DecoArt Chalky~Artifact (soft grey)
2.Stamp twigs or other garden spray on both in a dark grey color
3.edge scalloped diecut and tag with silver Stickles
4.glue to the back with heavy cardstock and fancy cut lady and some of background from graphic
5.Glue diecut to center of tag
6.glue vintage snowflake pieces to top and bottom of tag using strong glue
7.gently curve cutout of graphic and glue with hot glue,holding till dry;add vintage tinsel around curve,again with hot-glue,holding in place till set
8.arrange vintage sprigs of greenery and glass baubles and secure in place with strong glue
9.using silver Stickles again,add bits of sparkle to snowflakes on top and bottom.

Gecko Galz Graphic~Christmas Chic2
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in ~Artifact
Stamp with twigs or greenery
Grey ink
Silver Stickles
Shipping tag
Vintage bits and bobs

 Thank you all so much for visiting as today is my last post with the Gecko Galz Design Team. The Galz have all been really great to work and it really has been a pleasure creating with them! 

Here's to creating with Joy! Cheers!
Jackie ")

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Season's Greetings Tag

Good morning! back again with another tag for Gecko Galz Tag You're It Challenge!
December 1st to the 30th.

Feel free to grab our badge in the left column, and share on your blogs.

There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE  product from Gecko Galz!!  
It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers!!  It is up to you!!
The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree

Here are my steps for making this tag
1.Paint tag background with a muted green
2.Add gold to embossing paste and spread through a stencil over tag and let dry.
3.Fancy cut lady image and back image with heavy weight cardstock and fancy cut again,leaving a small border
4.Paint chipboard pieces in gold and red adding gold highlights to red pieces
5.Add piece of vintage ribbon with computer generated greeting glued on top.
6. Assemble pieces to your liking and secure in place!

Thank you for your visit,I do hope you have a chance to stop by and comment on the other gals blogs,see they're beautiful tags and sign up for prizes! Yay!
Best wishes
Jackie ")

Products used:
Deco Lady Graphic~GeckoGalz~Christmas Chic2
Shipping tag
DecoArt Americana~Wasabi Green
DecoArt Chalky Finish~ Rouge
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics~Splendid Gold
Chipboard pieces painted red are from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
Grungeboard painted Gold from Tim Holtz Elements Collection

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Solstice Tag

Recently,my childhood neighbor and friend,
Jennifer aka LadyJane Vintage,sent me a wonderful envie  full of vintage bits and bobs!

 After ooohhing and aaaahhhhing over my vintage treasures,I set about to design and create something from my cache!Thanks so much Jen❤!

So here is where I began,if you have a few minutes,grab a cuppa,for there are many photos and a bit of detail on how I created this tag~

 First thing,gathering up pieces I plan to use,laces and rose ribbon from Jen,a vintage snowflake, a tag of course,and a graphic of a beautiful winter solstice lady
 painted my tag with chalky finish paint~for the matte look
 then roughed up the edges of my graphic and tag
giving my vintage snowflake some new life with snow and glamour dust
 stamping,inking and embossing
 spraying some color as well as adding snow and glitter
starting to layer and using matte gel to secure my elements
 adding a bit of whiteness with a hint of glimmer
 everything is added now and here is a feast of photos for you to enjoy!

  ribbons and lace from Jen


Thanks so much for your visit! Surely everyone is busy making merry and preparing for the upcoming holidays,so I really appreciate your taking the time!
 I hope you enjoyed my share~see you again soon!
Sending warm winter wishes out to you!
Jackie ")

List of Products used:
DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint~Timeless
DecoArt SnowWriter Snow Effects
DecoArt Glamour Dust
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics~Titanium White, Interfence Blue
Vintage Laces and Ribbons
Vintage Snowflake Ornament
Lindy's StampGang Sprays & Embossing Powder
Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Ink~SkyBlue 
MarthaStewart Holidays~Course Glitter
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Matte Gel
Various Embellishments
Graphic from GeckoGalz

Monday, December 12, 2016

Inspired by ATC swap

Good day!
Sharing pictures from our atc swap over at Creating&Sharing Mixed Media Art Google+ group- all are welcome!
Our theme for November was Inspired by Artists.
 Two cards were to be created inspired by the artists of your choosing,from any century,and the third was to be your own artistic work.
Just for fun, see if you can pick out the artists who were inspiration for us.I'll add the names at the end of the post.
So here are my three ...

and now the three I received from my trading partner Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith

Zsuzsa also sent me tons of goodies including the elephant picture,she created,and that she knew I absolutely adored!

Thank you so much Zsuzsa for all the creative goodness you sent me! ❤❤❤

This was a fun swap I hope you enjoyed your visit and here are the inspired by artists in order of the atc's
1. Gustav Klimt
2.Maxfield Parrish
3.Jackie P Neal
4.Roxanne Evans Stout
5.Finnabair aka Anna Dabrowska
6.Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith

 Sorry I have been MIA. With the holidays approaching quickly once again,I am busy preparing and having holiday fun! I hope you are also spending time with loved ones as well as making merry and being festive!
Thank you for stopping in-to each of you who do,you always make my day!
much love,
Jackie ")

Monday, December 5, 2016

Season's Greetings Tag

Hello so glad you've come for a visit!
Today I am sharing with you my next tag in the 
GeckoGalz"Tag You're It" challenge 
along with instructions on how I made it.

 1. Starting with a 4.75 x 2.50 size shipping tag paint both sides with Paper Artsy Paint in Mermaid
2. Print out Gecko Galz Christmas Chic1 collage sheet and fancy cut around lady and her dogs.
Edge cut out with black ink.
3.Glitter vintage snowflake ornie as well as lady's bonnet and under dog's feet-leave to dry.
4. Cut 3 pieces of vintage ribbon and staple to tag.
Trim edges of ribbon at angles.
5.Attach vintage tinsel behind lady's head and glue down to snowflake ornament.
When dry glue ornament to tag

6.The greeting is computer generated,printed,cut and placed onto a die cut piece from Gypsy Laser Cuts.
 DiscoBall Stickles was then added around the greeting.
7.Here I found a snowflake in my Christmas supplies and added a gem to the center to finish the bottom of my tag.

 I hope you were inspired and find yourself some time to do some holiday creating!
There is plenty of time to join in and win prizes as well as be inspired by visiting the Gecko Design Team gal's blogs to see how they've created their tags!

 Thank you for your visit! 
Jackie ")

Vintage ribbon,snowflake ornament and tinsel
shipping tag
Martha Stewart Holidays Coarse Glitter~Crystal
E6000 Glue