Thursday, 7 March 2013

Using my Gelli plate papers

I made a couple of cards using my Gelli plate papers (original post is here). I didn't want to lose some of the lovely detail on the papers, so made the focal point small compared to the rest of the card. The papers were made with my gelli plate and Chocolate Baroque sunny sunflowers. I added a bit of dried Marigold DI as well. The Hero Arts butterfly was coloured with promarkers before adding stickles and then stuck to the card with pinfair glue gel, leaving the wings proud of the card. This one winged it's way to Paula who won my blog candy. I then made another very similar.
The 'With love' (chocolate baroque) at the top and some of the small text (inkylicious) was stamped in versamark and brushed over with blonde moments pearl pigments in gold. Shame you can't see the shimmer in the photo. This went to a friend for her Birthday. 
 I am itching to play with the rest now...then make some more papers too!

14 comments:

Lynne K said...

Utterly gorgeous! The butterfly is the perfect embellishment for the papers. Love it! x

Ruth said...

So creative! You always come up with amazing backgrounds and inking! Ruth x

Paula (PEP) said...

I can certainly vouch for the striking effect of the Gelli Plate background in the first one as it has winged itself onto my windowsill - the glittering of those wings is very vibrant & there's a lovely bluey green sheen which (consulting my colour wheel) bounces off the orange of the matting layer. A very striking combination in real life. The butterfly completes the card beautifully without detracting from the background, & to my eye, actually enhances.
Wonderful & with my thanks for brightening this week.
Paula (PEP)

Ellie Knol said...

The second one is my favorite! LOVE it!

Valerie said...

Fab papers Sally you've obviously mastered the technique!
Val x

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally.
Hugs Debbie x

Faith A said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, love the fact you have made them centre stage, they deserve to be.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow .. gorgeous .. i just love the colours
Lisa x

Gemma said...

2 amazing cards hun...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

craftimamma said...

These are fabulous Sally. I think you've chosen just the right focal images to enhance these gorgeous backgrounds. Absolutely stunning cards!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

Your backgrounds are beautiful, the colours, images and texture.
Heather T

Sue said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Sally, you've really mastered the Gelli plate (I'm still managing to resist but I'm weakening lol. Have a very happy Mothers Day x

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Sally!
x

Cath Wilson said...

You created some of the best Gelli plate papers I've seen so far - stunning, Sally. Beautifully muted colours with flowers are perfect - just like my favourite designer papers! Lovely work x