Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Gelli 1

Had an interesting afternoon at Moira's on Sunday trying out her new Gelli plate - made some lovely backgrounds, and some very yuk ones too.
This card is the only completed  result so far - background used blue, green and white paint, spread out with a brayer which was then bounced across the plate to give some texture. The sea bubble stamp by Ryn was stamped after the card was dry using a blue Adirondack ink- sorry, can't remember which one, I did wish it had been a bit darker though! Boat stamp from Stampin up, stamped in black versafine onto pool party card, cut out with Sizzix framelits die. Sail and clouds highlighted with bleach, sea with watercolour pencils and white gel pen. Mat cut from blue card using die to draw round (I seem to have mislaid the next size up die).
Once I find my ancient clear oriental stamps I will finish the card using the red/black/gold paint print - there are also inked stamens waiting to become butterfly antenna when dry.........(life is too short to cut round antennas)
It was a very interesting afternoon, but I don't think I will buy a Gelli plate just yet - they're great fun to use, but I could see me having a huge pile of backgrounds and nothing else............................but that sea bubble stamp is a totally different matter, as is the raindrops one I borrowed.............


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the Gelli plate Veronica, your background looks brilliant, I like the effect of rays you've got. Those bubbles and raindrops are great aren't they?

    Nice card x

  2. I too have been ogling the bubbles & raindrops but not sure where to find them here in the UK (looks like a bit research to add to my list there). Absolutely love the effect of the image panel & the greenish sea against that brilliant blue background. I'm resisting the Gelli........
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Sounds as if you had fun with the gelli plate and this card is lovely. I'm hankering after the waves stamp and awaiting delivery of the water droplets one.


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