Saturday 11 April 2020

Creative Time

I've had some extra time.  Time I usually am working, time to try things that I usually don't have time for.
 So to get my creative juices flowing, I got out my Gelli Plates and have been playing with it using different mediums.  It has been so fun and I feel a bit addicted to be honest.

So here's I created my card.
I began by using my Speedball brayer to roll some acrylic paint onto my Gelli Plate.  When I was happy with the coverage, I laid on the Round Fragment stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to lift some of the colour.  I let that dry, then brayered over the top with some white.  When I pulled the print, this is what I got.  
* I am still somewhat new to using the plate, but I found my best prints were thinner layers of paint applications.  It is really a fine line when applying the paint and different paints react and lift better then others.*

When it was nice and dry, I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the thistles and leaves along one side and then the sentiment to the right.  I splattered with some black acrylic paint to add some interest to the area where I stamped the flowers.
I simply mounted the piece onto some heavy white cardstock.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the stencil I used for the bkg.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- MIX EM UP
Simon Says Wed.- MOOD BOARD
Allsorts- SOMETHING OLD (my brayer), SOMETHING NEW (Basics paint), SOMETHING BORROWED (Gelli Plate technique), SOMETHING BLUE (my card)
A Vintage Journey- GELLI TIME

Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Silhouette 4 (IO); Creative Chaos (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Basics Acrylic Paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Speedball Brayer; stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; Gelli Plate


I Card Everyone said...

Karen, I know THISTLE be about the 10th time I've told you how much I love your style... and that particular stamp catches my eye every. single. time!
Fabulous card, fabulous that you're making the most of your time!

Jeanne H said...

Your card this time is particularly pretty. I love how you use blue so favorite color. I appreciate seeing your blog.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I love all the wonderful designs in the layout.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, what a gorgeous card, wonderful stamping and design, lovely shades of blue, love it, Kate x

Kathleen said...

A really super background and lovely images. Thank you for joining our 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Sarn said...

Wonderful card . . Thanks for sharing how it was made.

Happy Easter x

Bonnie said...

I wish I could get results like this with a gelli plate, Karen! This is beautiful especially with those pretty wildflowers!

Susan said...

Wonderful gelli background (and how nice to have time to experiment more - one little upside to what we're all going through). Love the black thistles and leaves against the blue. And a perfect "chaos" sentiment for our present times!

JanR said...

Fabulous card, Karen! I especially like the background. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Christine Alexander said...

Loooove your gelli print background, so perfect for your silhouette stamp. :)

brenda said...

A great Gelli Plate background for the silhouette stamping, thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Another stunner Karen - I love your use of the gelli plate, and thanks for sharing your tips.
I have a gelli plate, but have not used it yet - there's a story why, and it is dependent upon other folks ...
Stay safe

Nora Noll said...

This is gorgeous!! i LOVE the background. Stunning card.

Loll said...

LOVE your gelli plate background Karen. The flowers are so pretty and work perfectly with your silhouette thistles. I don't have a lot of luck with gelli plates, but I think it's a matter of playing a lot and learning what works and what doesn't. Maybe I'll have time to do that soon. :) xx

Mervi said...

Beautiful and fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Julia Aston said...

Nice job on your stenciled Gelli print background Karen! I agree different amounts and different brands of paint do seem to produce different results! Love that stencil you used. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Xx

Mac Mable said...

An artsy and beautiful card Karen and thank you for the tips about the paint. I have got a gelli plate, at long last and 'will' find the time to play with it x.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! The design is stunning with the black silhouettes against the beautiful gelli print background that you created 😀. The gelli plate tips are great too! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Happy wishes and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

Annie said...

Such a beautiful card Karen. I love the background details and the silhouttes really stand out against the vibrant colour.
Thank You so much for hopping on board with us at A Vintage Journey Gelli Plate challenge.

Best Wishes
Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

A glorious background with such subtle patterning and texture, and the silhouetted meadow flowers and thistle look amazing against it. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x