Sunday, 24 March 2013

Floral and gelli papers

I managed to have a good play yesterday, staying in the warm! Here is a card that has been in my head since I made the papers on my gelli plate, and I am rather pleased with how it has turned out. I was thinking of Brenda's follower celebration, knowing how much she loves getting inky or painty, distress markers, floral, a butterfly, ribbons and the odd pearl! The stamps used are all from Inkylicious and the inks are all Distress inks. The paints used on the gelli plate papers are all Do Craft Artiste Pearl (Wisteria and Ice blue). Here is a close up of the papers. There is another post on my gelli plate papers here and here.
 You can see the shine of the paint but also the ink dusting and stamping that I added in the white spaces. Here is a close up of the butterfly.
I first inked it with shaded lilac DI and then used Versamark and kaleidoscope EP to get the shimmer. Finally here is a close up of the main image.
 I coloured the stamp with a mixture of distress markers, huffed on the stamp and stamped on to watercolour paper. I then used a water brush to drag the colour onto the image. I finished it off with some ink dusting and the script stamp in tumbled glass DI, and a spray of glimmer mist in iridescent gold.
As well as Brenda's follower celebration, I am also entering this into Heck of a challenge, where the theme is butterflies and pearls, Visible Image Challenge where the theme is Spring and By the Cute and Girly (Favourite things: mine are inkylicious stamps, distress inks and my gelli plate!)

29 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Sally, the colours and the stamping techniques used.

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  2. oh wow this is so pretty... i love the colours and that hydrangea stamp. I am sure Brenda will love it too
    Thnks for joining us at Heck of Challenge this month
    Lisa x

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  3. If anyone could totally analyse my craft mind Sal, it had to be you and you've got most on it on your card except perhaps a tree !

    Those backing papers look lovely and the sheen one them shows up nicely on your photos, it's only a matter of time before I have to have one of those Gelli plates because I am loving what you are creating with yours.

    Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration and for cleverly combining so many of my addictions.

    And it's still snowing on an off here.

    B x

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  4. Such a beautiful card, Sally, and so beautifully photographed too. you have managed to actually show the shine and glimmer. I also love your tag in your previous post, give us some hope that we might get some summer. Hope your family are doing better now and the pressure is off you a little. Take care of yourself. xx Maggie

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  5. Just beautiful Sally, I love that stamp!
    Val x

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  6. Just beautiful, love the soft colours and one of my fav flowers too.
    Lynn x

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  7. Thanks for all the close ups, Sally. Those gelli prints are so beautiful and I like the way you've overstamped them too. It's such a serene card, really lovely.
    Hugs Lisax

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  8. Beautiful card,love the design and fab image.xxx

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  9. love my Gelli pad as well, think its the messy factor! Have you tried using it with Dry based inks such as Distress ink pads? Works a treat, just thought think I'll try distress stains next.

    anyway after a long dry spell I'm coming back out of my funk and crafting for fun again. Which means I'm going round catching up with everyone. just had a scroll down your blog as ever it is jam packed with fabulous creations and some very interesting pictures of the garden! XOXO Zoe

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  10. Crikey Sally its just so gorgeous. I love reading how you achieved it. Stunning work.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Sally, was going to say Brenda will love it but l see she has commented already. Love the colours and stamps just stunning x Susan x

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  12. I really love this this, I always seem to be attracted to blue and this is so beautiful.

    We have blue hydrangeas in the garden whiich always seem to catch people's eye.

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  13. Wow, your papers are so beautiful, Sally! I love the delicate look of the stamp, too. A simply gorgeous card!

    love Mags B x

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  14. I’m just working on Brenda’s challenge too – but the inky backgrounds is not my forte!! I’m covered in ink!!! Love the way you’ve taken elements from Brenda’s style but kept your own uniqueness in the process. The colours are lovely, especially with those blues & I can see you are having enormous fun with the gelli plate.
    Paula (PEP)

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  15. Sally, this is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen! Wonderful!
    xx

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  16. Beautiful work Sally! Feel free to share your pics or post your Gelli work/blog posts on our facebook page - www.facebook.com/GelliArts!
    Happy Printing!
    Nancy
    Gelli Arts

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  17. This is such a beautiful card, especially the butterfly. When you make your own papers with the gelli plate, what kind of papers do you use? Just regular copy paper?

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  18. Totally gorgeous card Sally, such delicate and pretty colours, and the gelli background is wonderful xx

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  19. Beautiful colours, very spring like, thanks for your entry at visbile Image, good luck :D

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  20. wow. this is so beautiful - thanks for playing along at a heck of a challenge xx

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  21. Wow Sally how gorgeous this is, love the stamp and the colour combo too :) Viv xx

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  22. Fantastic work, and I'm so jealous of your Gelli plate! Thank you for joining us at BTC&G's Favourite Things challenge.
    Geraldine

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  23. WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is one stunning card!!!! Love everything about it! Your colours are breathtaking and I love how you did the main flower! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  24. Simply a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Visible Image Challenge this time. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Cathy xx

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  25. This really is gorgeous Sally. Beautiful colours and that wonderful stamp again (I'm working backwards through the posts, lol). That background is exceptionally pretty. Truly lovely card.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  26. Gorgeous, Sally and your papers are wonderful. Lovely, lovely work x

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  27. This is a v-e-r-y nice card, Sally. I am currently perusing your e-pages (working backwards of course) & getting inspired at regular intervals ....!

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