Category Archives: Gelli Plate

A card to match the coins

When I made the coins I shared last weekend I still had some of the background left… So I made a panel for a card for the swap recipient.

I used the same technique, but without additional stamping in the background and then used another stamp from the set for the sentiment.

Love this! So cute!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Animal AT Coins

Another swap I made last weekend… And this time it was a set of Artist Trading Coins with the theme of animals.

I actually made a bit of a boo boo making this as I actually made three to start with then realised that I should have made four. So had to make another one.

So I started with the background that I made the journey coins from and cut out the coins.

I then added more colour using twisted citron and faded jeans to give them more of a vintage look.

Once they were dry I then added the stamped cats that were outline stamps but wanted to colour them in using a black pen. I then went back over the outline with a black posca paint pen.

I also added more stamping in the background using the tiny stamps that came in the same set as the cats (Making Cards magazine set).

I also framed the coin with the posca pen and some dots.

This last one was the extra one I had to make when I realised that I hadn’t read the requirements of the swap correctly… So glad that there was enough of the background left!

Love these cat coins!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Journey ATCoins

Time to kick off the challenge for the swap group I organise where the challenge this month is “journey”.

I also teamed it with the Birgit Koopsen gel printing challenge on Instagram.

As prompt for yesterday was colours of our flag and so I created a background using candied apple and faded jeans distress oxides and the small square gel press onto mountboard.

I added stamping in the background using some travel themed stamps.

Then die cut the circles and edged them with the faded jeans distress ink.

I then stamped and fussy cut and coloured the focal images.

I also added wink of Stella and some glossy accents to some parts of the campervan.

I love how these came out.

Now to see how others interpret the prompt.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal for Debs

So I have another spread in a circle journal to share with you… this time in Deb’s journal. And her instructions were no stamps which added another challenge as I rarely do anything without a stamp or four! So here is what I did!I took the page and covered it with quotes from Midsummer night’s dream.Then I took the small square and circle gelli plates and added a patch work of prints using my team and lime colour scheme using the Paperartsy fresco finish paints.Love how this was shaping up. I also added some gelli prints to some book print.Next I added stencilling to all of it. I kept going this time with black gesso adding the details with a small brush and some more details added with the edge of a credit card.I also added some splatters to both the bookprint pieces and the background.I then cut and punched circles put of the book print…Then I assembled it into a formation that appealed…And the set to working on giving it definition.I used the sewing machine to add some texture and some extra interest. I used Inktense pencils to add to the circles and then added doilies to add a different texture and some additional white into the page.Finally I added some pen marks and some stickers for the title of the page and some washi which I thought helped with the framing of the focal element.Happy with how this came out and how different it is. Really struggled with the no stamps but managed it. And love the gelli printed background over the handwriting.

Hope Debs likes it too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Jofy tag for UK Stampers Forum

Here is the tag I made for this month’s swap at UK stampers forum.

I started with a gelli printed tag and added tissue wrap and then leftover bits from the gelli printed ATCs I made last month.

This made a colourful and patterned start!

I added some definition using Inktense pencils and a stamped image from Jofy which I embossed.

I then added colour into the image using the Inktense pencils.

I stamped the butterflies onto thick cardstock and watercoloured them using the Inktense pencils.

Next I added the butterflies onto the tag and added Wink of Stella to them to make them shimmer.

I added more white using a gel pen and white embossing for the sentiment.

Added some white ribbon and that’s the tag done.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Rainbow ATCs

Today I have the three rainbow ATCs I made for UK Stampers Forum swap.

I started with gelli printing a rainbow blend of colours onto book print.And then I added stencilling.Then I used the rainbow stencil from Aall and create and black gesso.Next I cut some card to the right size for ATCs and added it to the back of the prints. Once the glue dried I cut them down.Then I stamped the sentiment from Sunshine and Rainbows stamp set and edged each one with black.Done and dusted!Happy crafting!Catherine