Friday 31 July 2015

Bright or what! ...

This weeks seems to be whizzing by ... I don't recall the weekend arriving so quickly when I'm at work!  I've had a packed week ... the usual housework, add in some gardening, sanding and stripping varnish from an old sewing box, playing with my gelli plate creating lots of "interesting prints", upcycling a glass bottle into a single flower vase (I'll show you this when I manage to get photos) and lots more including quite a bit of procrastinating!!

Less waffle and on with the reason for this post ... a card!  Take one gelli print and some inspiration from Jennifer McGuire and this is what you end up with:

This is more vibrant and has very little white space compared to most of the cards I create but I thought it was an interesting way to showcase one of the prints that I created.  I think it is also the first time I have created a card with a moving sentiment!  It also uses an idea from Jennifer McGuire on the Background Check course currently running on . Jennifer clear embossed a large floral background stamp onto some designer paper and the blended ink onto the background.  I liked the idea and thought it might work well with one of my prints.  I do not own any large background stamps so I used a floral mask instead.  I also wanted to be sure that the black ink was solid so rather than blending it through the gaps I used a Pitt artist pen from Faber-Castell and coloured the spaces by hand! This is the print before it hit the guillotine, black marker and Big Shot!

I still need to practise with the gelli plate but have come to the conclusion that it is hard to predict what your print is going to look like!


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful background color and fun design.

    Hugs Diane


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