Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Flower Show

I've made my second quintile for the Chocolate Baroque swap on the theme of Chelsea Flower Show.  This time the background was made during my first foray into the realms of using the gelli plate with some acrylic paints which have been lying around the house for ages so the colour choice was somewhat limited and is a bit darker than I thought it would be. However I thought the greenish result would make a good background for the poppy image  which has been a favourite of mine for a long time probably because it makes me think of Art Nouveau designs from way back. It was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Inktense pencils.


  1. Gorgeous card, love your background and the poppy is fab. xx Flora

  2. This is one of my favorite stamps too Val, and I think it has an Art Nouveau feel to it as well. I'm just beginning to think about June's quintiles now.

    Sue x

  3. Beautiful card, I like your background, using the gelli plate. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. Your gelli plate background is a super foil for the poppy image - I agree about it being a particularly good one & very art nouveau periodish. I love your red layering for the poppy panel mount.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. One of my favourite stamps too - love your gelli plate background, it looks great

  6. Well you kept that geli plate quiet!!...but just love your background and of course your beautiful image...


  7. Looks like the hello plate was very successful. Love your colouring on the poppies.

  8. I agree with Paula, Val, your gelli plate background is perfect for your poppy image which really pops against it. Fabulous colouring on your poppy image too.

    I got a Gelli Plate a couple of weeks ago but haven't even had change to get it out of the packaging yet :-(.

    Lesley Xx