Spring Days & Roses (Gecko Galz Cross-Promotion)

Hello Everyone
This month, Gecko Galz has teamed up with Jodi Lee for our Cross Promotion challenge.
The DT were required to work with Jodi Lee products supplied to us, alongside Gecko Galz products with our samples having the theme of Spring Garden. All the DT samples can be viewed at Gecko Galz.
I cannot thank Diane  (http://1cardcreator.blogspot.co.uk/for her invaluable help.  She so generously shared her knowledge of isolating an image from a collage sheet which is a revelation for me.

Gecko Galz In My Easter Bonnet 2
Gecko Galz  Butterfly Wings
Nature Garden digital paper pack
Heavy weight cardstock
Golden Gesso
Golden Gel Medium
Distress Paints Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen
Extras:- corrugated cardboard (sourced from old box packaging), fabric flowers, stained seam binding, one paper rose, lace and roses lace ribbon.

Isolate required image from the collage sheet and re-size. Next, erase the background so you are left only with the lady.
In Microsoft word document select  Nature Garden paper. Insert the lady image to the bottom right corner of the Nature Garden paper, the fairy on the digital paper will now be obscured by the image of the lady.  Re-size the lady if required.
Print onto heavy weight cardstock.
Distress edges and apply Distress Paints.
In Microsoft word document open a co-ordinating NatureGarden paper.
Re-size then print onto heavy weight cardstock.
Tear two pieces of the printed paper.  Distress edges and apply Distress paints.
Open Butterfly Wings in the same program to allow you to isolate individual butterflies, I selected two different butterflies.
Now open them in Microsoft word document, re-size the butterflies and copy and paste until you have a flurry of butterflies.Print onto heavy weight cardstock.
Fussy cut the butterflies.
Cut corrugated cardboard to required size. Paint with Gesso.  Once dry apply Distress Paints.  Create two holes with Crop-a-dile.  Thread through lace to form a hanging.
Adhere the two pieces of torn printed papers then layer the main printed paper with the image of the lady on it.  Adhere rose lace ribbon to the paper.  Embellish the image further with a cluster of fabric flowers.  Tie stained seam binding into a shabby bow, adhere a paper rose into the centre.
Finally adhere the butterflies onto the panel.

It is now ready to display in your home to remind you that Spring is just around the corner.
springdaysandroseslynnemoncrieffThis is quite dimensional as I wanted the butterflies to look as though they have merely settled down to gather their breath before they take flight once more.27 February 040I don’t use papers very often but I will certainly be printing the Jodi Lee papers time and again as they are beautiful. Here you can just see and no more where I layered the two pieces, at the very top.
Rose looks perfectly at home on this paper, which is why I selected this particular Jodi Lee paper to merge or onto.  I don’t know if you would have guessed that she wasn’t originally on the design of the paper.   What Diane taught me has been such a revelation, as I said before, honestly the fun of being able to select an image from a collage sheet and then erase the background and then merge the image onto digital paper is fabulous.  This was my first attempt.27 February 036Unusually for me, I decided not to add any stamping because I wanted the design of the Jodi Lee papers not to be obscured. Fabric flowers and rose lace trim add to the theme of Spring Garden.
Many thanks for your visit to this post and I hope to catch-up with you soon.
My Gecko Galz Giveaway closes very soon so thank you to those of you who joined in with the Giveaway.


40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gigi Harlan
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 19:57:50

    Simply adorable. It just brings me right into her world, thank you!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina


  2. Julie Lee
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 19:58:37

    This is gorgeous and truly springlike. I went walking today and actually saw four butterflies, my first of the year! They are just the most delicate and beautiful creatures – heavenly! You capture how ethereal they are and the freshness of springtime here. Your work always lifts my spirits, Lynne. Thank You. Julie Ann xxx


  3. Paper Profusion
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:01:23

    This is beautifully fresh and light Lynne! Love those airborne butterflies. I certainly did think Rose was part of that gorgeous paper to begin with. Fabulously done! Nicola x


  4. Rita
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:04:38

    Beautiful hanging Lynne. Hugs Rita xxx


  5. Marianne
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:13:45

    So pretty, Lynne…full of Spring/Summery goodness. The color is lovely, and the image is very sweet.

    I posted a vintage colorized image (1920 wedding photo of my maternal grandparents) so that crafters could use the image if desired. You’re welcome to stop by and take a look to see if you’d like to use it.

    Blessings for a lovely day,
    Marianne xo


  6. Dorthe
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:18:37

    Oh dear Lynne, how very beautiful, …The butterflies moving all over the card, and the lovely colours of bright and lovely spring ,with the sweet image, makes this a master-piece.
    Hugs from Dorthe,


  7. craftytrog
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:32:47

    Such a lovely image, & a beautiful Spring project Lynne! xxx


  8. butterfly
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:48:42

    So, so pretty, with those light as air butterflies and gorgeous ribbons and laces… as well as the corrugated background too, of course!
    Alison x


  9. lottie
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 20:56:30

    Wow Lynne – this is absolutely awesome. I am not sure that I would be able to create the ‘magic’ you did. I am an old fogie and not very good on the computer.

    This is truly a magical work of art – so feminine and so very original.


  10. Anne R
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 21:04:10

    Oh how beautiful Lynne! I adore butterflies and they are stunning on this beautiful piece. Well done for learning how to isolate an image, perhaps you will do a tutorial sometime for those lesser skilled among us! Hugs, Anne xx


  11. valerie-Jael
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 21:21:12

    Beautiful piece Lynne! Valerie


  12. Meggymay
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 21:30:58

    Gorgeous project, the image and papers look beautiful.


  13. Annie G
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 21:44:52

    This is stunning Lynne x I adore the image and the way you have framed it…so adorable.
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x


  14. Valerie
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 22:09:39

    Fab-u-lous! Isn’t she gorgeous Lynne and the butterflies are wonderful:)
    Val x


  15. barnie
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 22:33:55

    Such a wonderful piece, love all the butterflies.


  16. Terry
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 23:17:21

    Lynne, she is such a stunning beauty! Love the layers and pretty colors and the butterflies are so dreamy! Hugs!


  17. Dianne
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 00:01:29

    Hello Miss Lynne, you just make my day when you visit my nest, all those instructions are Greek to me, the work you do with those images is outstanding, your piece of card board is crisp and sharp then the butterfly’s add such a soft magical feel, love the dyed seam binding wiggling in the corner, the flowers are gorgeous, your going to ROCK with the new technique, can’t wait to see what you create, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..


  18. Marilyn J. Rock
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 00:08:19

    A new favorite of mine! It’s stunningly beautiful! xo


  19. Brenda Brown
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 00:16:33

    A beautiful image Lynne, I love how you have displayed it and the butterflies look so special xx


  20. may
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 06:29:07

    Wonderful creation Lynne, such pretty colours & the butterflies are perfect…the image is Beautiful… Hugs May x x


  21. Doreen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 08:03:31

    This is gorgeous,fabulous image and colours.xxx


  22. Ira
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 11:52:47

    Oh how very delicate this is! You have made such a fabulous display of this beautiful lady, love the cut out butterflies, they so evoke spring! All in all another beauty dear Lynne! Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  23. Shirley
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 12:38:45

    Gorgeous design, the lady’s face is so pretty and I love the delicate flowers. Have a great day, Shirleyx


  24. Bettina Breiding Hansen
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 13:34:06

    So very very beautiful!!!


  25. Corrie Herriman
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 17:51:12

    Beautiful Lynne !
    Corrie x


  26. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 18:32:04

    Isolating an image … so very mysterious to me still 🙂
    that said…what you have created here is beyond delightful and certainly full of the promise of Spring and more!
    Another masterpiece of thoughtful creativity dear Lynne ♥
    Pure delight!


  27. 1cardcreator
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 18:52:22

    This piece is totally stunning Lynne, you have taken the information I shared to an incredible whole new level, you have by far exceeded anything I could do with the same technique! It is such a joy to see your creation unfold so magnificently! Thank you for the sweet mention and link my friend. ~Diane


  28. hettiecraft
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 21:27:51

    WOW! This is absolutely stunning Lynne. That piece is just breathtaking. Gorgeous.


  29. Samantha Read
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 21:53:15

    This has to be the most lovely Spring creation ever, and not a leaping lamb in sight! Brilliant.
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  30. Avril
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 22:23:36

    A beautiful piece Lynne, love how you’ve displayed the image. Butterflies and roses – the perfect embellishments.
    Avril xx


  31. astrid51Astrid
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 00:06:07

    What a gorgeous piece Lynne, – love the colours and those wonderful butterflies!


  32. Buttons
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 09:54:11

    You have such a way with butterflies and I love how they have settled on this delicate piece Lynne. So spring-like and beautiful. Jenny x


  33. 2amscrapper2
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 16:13:53

    love this! especially the airy, filmy ribbon across the top.


  34. CarolS
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 17:04:40

    Gorgeous piece! I love all the butterflies!


  35. gio
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 21:24:49

    I see this piece and I can feel Spring is coming. Sweet, very delicate and well balanced. Perfect, Lynne.
    Have a great weekend!


  36. Fliss
    Mar 07, 2014 @ 21:43:48

    An absolute stunner Lynne. The image is so pretty and the cascade of butterflies looks gorgeous.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  37. coco
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 22:14:14

    Oh, I’ve almost missed this piece! It’s wonderful!!!! Hugs


  38. nefertiti
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 18:54:01

    A lovely piece Lynne!!!bizz


  39. Sophie
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 08:50:28

    Mein Gott!
    Wie bezaubernd schön…

    Sophie xx


  40. Sharon
    Mar 31, 2014 @ 03:46:34

    This is so beautiful – I really love the butterflies!


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