Friday 21 January 2022

Finding Nature

Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
I was inspired to use this Reflective Blue Heron stamp from Magenta after seeing some wonderful cards done by my friend Christine Alexander.  You can see them here.
Christine used Alcohol inks on her Gel Plate, but I am going to use some Distress Oxides on mine.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out my Gel plate and rubbed on some Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers  and a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink right in the middle of the plate. (I added the ink on the top and bottom like a mirror image)
  • I used my brayer to blend the colours, keeping them separate on each side.
  • Now as a disclaimer, this is not my original idea but I watched Lydia Fiedler do this on one of her lives...are you ready for it?  I carefully folded my Gel Plate in half, being sure that the center areas touched each other.  Crazy right!
  • I laid the plate flat and then rubbed my white cardstock over it to take the print.
  • Next, I placed the inked piece into my Misti and stamped the Heron with some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • I debated about whether or not to add a sentiment but decided to leave it as is.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
(My fav is my Distress Oxide inks.  I can use them on my Gel Plate, watercolour
with many ways to use them)

Stamp- Reflective Blue Heron (Magenta)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate, Brayer, Misti (My Sweet Petunia)


Deborah said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely vibrant colour. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, hugs, Lori m

maryhansenrn said...

Frameable art piece for sure!

Sarn said...

A beautiful card. Folding the GP in half? Gulp - that’s courageous!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This is beautiful and so cleverly done, and that heron image makes a really
atmospheric finished look Karen. You do some wonderful work using your gelli plate. I watched Lydia Fiedler do this and she sort of folded and squeezed together just the centre bit holding it in her hands and pressing with her fingers till it touched. I was afraid it might damage the plate but it seemed OK. x

kiwimeskreations said...

That may have been an unorthodox use of the gelli plate, but what a stunning result and a dramatic card Karen.. A fabulous result
Stay safe

The Dream Pages said...

Wow.. That sky is so dreamy..
Thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to stamps and more.. Dt Swapna

Mac Mable said...

I have just left a quick comment on facebook about this stunning card Karen....but this is why I like popping into your blog as I wouldn't have know how you did it and what a unique and amazing technique. Stunning card x.

I Card Everyone said...

You've so beautifully honored both Christine, and Lydia with your card, Karen! Gorgeous Heron, and the perfect 'swampy' green!
It brings to mind one of my first kits from the 12 Kits team, and its host my darling friend Sharron who was a fellow bird lover. She would love your card, as do I!

jules said...

Wow! Great results, this is a gorgeous card, love your ink color choices, too!

cuilliesocks said...

What a marvellous card Karen, I love the colours you've chosen and your reflection of the bird is fabulous, Kate x

Ida said...

Super beautiful.

Bonnie said...

A brilliant background for this fabulous heron, Karen! Quite a clever way to ink your gel plate!

Christine Alexander said...

Amazing background for one of my favourite stamps :)

laurie said...

Just what a beautiful scene! Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More!