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 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.
This 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.I 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.Unusually 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.