Category Archives: Gelli Plate

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!


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!


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

Finishing off cards from the gelli plate play session

So I’ve finished off the cards I made at the beginning of the month for the gelli plate play session.

All of them I added shading using a big brush pen and Tim Holtz stickers for sentiments.

Some I added embellishment using sequins, card candi or stickles.

Love all of them and how they feel now they are finished!

Happy crafting!


Scraps tag

Today I have a post about the tag I used scraps to add the background. I started with the gelli printed tag background that I created ages ago.

Then one day I was stamp sorting, and it led to me snipping off a small amount of the packaging to put them into new folders.

They looked so pretty all together so I decided to use them and add them to the tag.

Next to add the focal image. I chose a Hot Air Balloon stamp from an old magazine set.

I stamped the image onto patterned paper and added some shading using watercolour pencils. I added the sentiment stamped with oxide ink. After fussy cutting it out I layered it onto some tissue paper scraps.

Then embellished with buttons I threaded with bakers twine, and then added the fabric scrap as a ribbon to finish off.

Love how this came out and how it evolved from the pile of scraps

Happy crafting!


Stencil postcard

The theme for the monthly postcard art swap was to use stencils. So I teamed it up with the gelli print play I had left and made this.

The bottom layer I stencilled green distress ink. The next layer was a gelli print I had created using distress oxides.

Then I stamped the tag from a gelli print on book print and masked off the heart before I added more stencilling using Iridescent medium.

Then I added the Darcy heart that I had stamped and cut out of another gelli print.

Lots of layers and pattern, and a cute little Tim Holtz sticker sentiment to finish off!

Happy crafting!