I hope your day has been enjoyable .. .. .. definitely a little cooler and more comfortable here today. Until I switched the cooker on!!!
People who have followed my blog for a while may remember me making my own gelli plate some time ago. I used it for a while but shockingly when I got it out again after leaving it stored for a few weeks it was growing its own mould cultures .. .. .. so I decided that wasn't one of my better ideas.
I then treated myself to a "proper" gelli plate .. .. and today decided it was time for me to let it see the light of day and start playing with it.
When I played with my "home made" gelli plate I used acrylics but have to admit I wasn't keen on the stiffness and chalkiness of the finished result on a card front. Great inside a frame as a picture on the wall but that's all .. .. though I appreciate that may not be the case for everyone. Just personal preference on my part.
Today, to get me started I simply produced a background using a brayer and distress inks. Nothing out of this world but it did use up an offcut of white card (one of many I have about the place) and the colours were nice and soft which is what I wanted.
Yay!! I think I have started on a gelli plate journey.
I simply stamped flowers and a sentiment onto the inked background and paper-pieced the flowerheads with even more snippets.
These flower stamps are very, very old, (in fact a whole ten years old) and are probably the most well used flowers in my collection. I have an old Chinese Takeaway tray that stores these flowers in a variety of colours and patterns.
Image: Papermania "Hampstead Collection" Sketch Flower
Sentiment: MFT All Occasion Sentiments
Distress Ink Pads: Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage
Backing Paper: From my snippet mountain
X-Cut: Scallop Edge Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Because I have used lots of snippets I am taking my creation over to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge where we are encouraged to use up our leftovers. A good few of them were used up on this little creation.