Saturday, 23 February 2013

My Gelli plate has arrived!

About a week ago, my good friend Lynne told me I needed a Gelli plate. I had heard mention of them but I wasn't sure what they were, so I took a look at the website, and within half an hour I'd ordered one (from here in the UK). To cut a long story short it arrived on Friday and I have spent several hours playing today! Lets see what you think - you can click on the picture and zoom in for a closer look.
 using Crafty individuals elegant swirl

Okay, so I went a bit over the top, and this is only 7 of the twenty two pages I did (most I double sided too!). These are the better ones - the first few were a bit dull, but I'm having so much fun!!! If you want to find out about the gelli plate check out their website.

I have made a couple of cards with one of the pages already. I used some pearlised paint so there was a bit of reflection from the lights this evening.

 All paints are cheap ones (Wilkos own brand and pearlised from docrafts). I used a stamp from Stamp to your Arts Content, which was stamped onto the gelli plate and then stamped in Adirondack stream over the paper once it was dry. All dies are spellbinders Decorative labels 1. Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave a comment.


Canonbury creations said...

WOW Sally these are magnificent! Fabulous texture and colours:) I checked out the site and I think you should do their video sell for them:)
Val x

Lynne K said...

These are brilliant, Sally! Much better than my first attempts! Gorgeous cards too. I haven't made any cards with mine yet, but that's next on my to-do list! Should have warned you it's addictive! x

craftimamma said...

Ooh, you're well away with this aren't you Sally. I have to be honest and say although I've seen lots of people playing with the Gelli plates in blog land and I even watched an Andy Skinner video the other day they just haven't grabbed me at all until I saw your samples today. No false flattery here Sally but yours have to be the nicest samples I've seen so far and the only ones I would have any interest in trying to emulate. The two final cards you made are lovely and I like all the colours you have used throughout. Very impressive so far and look forward to seeing what else you might come up with my friend.

Lesley Xx

Debbie said...

Wow Sally, these are absolutely stunning. Love them all.
Hugs Debbie x

Paula (PEP) said...

I've heard of this - now I'm totally intrigued so will go & have a look. I must admit the first card you created really caught my eye with the way you'd sponged soft pink around the sentiment die-cut picking of the little hint of pink in your background. Lovely design work.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

My head was in such a spin: I should have written image die-cut with the leaf not sentiment die-cut....
Paula (PEP)

lisa said...

Oh wow, Sally, your prints are gorgeous. I saw Lynne had invested in a plate and have been thinking about it myself. After having seen your results, I definitely think i need one now. They make stunning backgrounds.
Not so cold here today and some sun too!!
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Hugs Lisax

MagsB said...

What beautiful papers! Just awesome!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Sally, these papers look beautiful - love the colours!! I love the final cards you made with them. I look forward to seeing more of these!

Sue said...

Sally these are gorgeous, I agree with Lesley, these are the nicest samples I've seen too. I love the ones with the pearlescent paint. I can see that you are going to have a lot of fun with this xx


Wow Sally - I have never heard of a Gelli Plate (only Jelly On A Plate)!!! This is something I will definitely take a peek at - your papers are amazing. Love the last one with the leaves - it's so beautiful.
Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

brenda said...

I see what you mean Sal, what fabulous effects and such gorgeous blends of colours, do I need - yes of course I do.

Little boxes - I see them now, just shows how observant I am.

B x

G Peplow said...

Brilliant work Sally! Fab results too, love your card:0) Hugs Gay x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Haven't a clue what a gelli plate is, so will have to look it up, especially after these results, these are gorgeous and I can see you have had loads of fun with them, just gorgeous.