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Wednesday 2 October 2013

Gecko Galz Guest Artist: Christmas House

Hello my lovelies, I'm sooooooo excited and so proud as a while ago I received an email from Leanne asking if I'd be a Guest Artist at Gecko Galz! Of course I said yes in a heartbeat and was lucky enough to be able to design with all the gorgeous new products available at Gecko Galz this month. As well as a gorgeous collection of vintage ladies called Beautiful Dreamer, there's a whole array of gorgeous Christmas Collage Sheets, digital stamps and papers! As soon as I received them, I got carried away printing and then couldn't decide which of the beautiful images to use lol. I decided to alter a little chipboard house so I could include lots of images, talk about spoiled for choice lol. 

The house was painted with acrylic paint and I added tissue stamped with music to the back of the little rooms. Then the fun started, I had a blast cutting all the images out and arranging them in the little house to see where they would look best. All the images got a coat of Maimeri Glossy Gel medium to give them a little shine and to protect them. While they were drying I had a lovely rummage through my stash for lots of bits and bobs to add to the little house. Here are some more pics:

As you can see, I used everything but the kitchen sink lol! The images are from 4 of the collage sheets released this month: Whimsical Christmas, Santa Claus Lane. Christmas Children and Altered Christmas.

I also added some Tattered Angels Glimmer chips coloured with distress inks, tiny Christmas Baubles, some little bells, stickers and some Sizzix die cuts that I'd triple embossed. To finish off I made my own 'snow' using a Mixture of Maimeri Glossy Gel, Maimeri White gesso and a little modelling paste, I applied this with a palette knife and added a sparkly mixture of glitter, mica flakes, Stampendous Shaved Ice, tiny stars and white flock! Phew :-)

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafts Too: Texture add something shiny and glittery
Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'd love it if you'd pop over to the Gecko Galz blog and visit there too, if you sign up to the newsletter you get a gorgeous freebie image sheet too so its well worth a visit!
Claire xx


  1. Don't you just love working with shadow box houses! Love what you did with yours! Congrats, too, on being the Gecko Galz guest artist!

  2. This is just fabulous - love those lights! Hugs, Claire x

  3. Congrats on your guest spot, they surely recognise talent. Love your shadow box, TFS Hugs xx

  4. wow it's gorgeous, thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers for the die-cut challenge.

  5. Fantastic little house Claire. I bet they are so glad they asked you to be GD this month when all this lovely stuff was available.
    Beryl xx

  6. Fabulous project and I like the vintagey goodness. Thanks for playing along at Drunken Stampers!

  7. WOW beautiful!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers for the Die Cut challenge :)

  8. LOve this Claire what a fabulous home decor piece. Thanks for sharing it at the Crafts-Too Challenge You 'TEXTURE with a Twist' challenge this month.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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