Friday, 30 October 2020

Mystical Scene

 Dragged my gel plate out of semi-retirement for a bit of a play using Distress Oxide inks and Brusho powders mixed with water - enjoyed the exercise and have coloured fingers to prove it ๐Ÿ˜€.   The results were a bit variable and of course pretty unpredictable but I selected one to use with some stamps to make into a card.  I started off by stamping a silhouette image and then using a circle mask to give the impression of a full moon, sponging ink carefully around; also torn paper masks were used to ground the image.  Next I chose a selection of suitable stamps from several sets to do the rest of the stamping to make a pleasing scene, finally sponging around the edges and mounting onto a piece of toning card.  I have a few more gel plate backgrounds to use and it made a break from the making of Christmas cards.

Main Image - from Serene Silhouettes Stampin' Up
Trailing Foliage - from Wisteria Lane stamp set Chocolate Baroque
Ground plants and grasses - various stamps by Chocolate Baroque
Sentiment - computer generated using Word


  1. Your card look quite 'magical' Val..its like looking through a mist...beautiful card


  2. Good morning Val

    Love the effect you have achieved with your gel plate - my attempts are still very hit and miss but I keep persevering.

    Fabulous colours and a really intriguing scene. It would look great in a picture frame,

    Enjoy you weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Such a gorgeous scene you've created here Val, I love it.

    Sue xx

  4. Hi Val,
    that scene you have created is gorgeous and the colours used are fab.
    Love the moon and the gorgeous atmosphere you have acheived.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. This looks fantastic. I always admire this style of card but rarely manage one myself. Must try harder ๐Ÿ˜„

  6. What a stunning scene Val and the colours are wonderful, and great use of the gelli plate to get the starting point for the background. I love all the silhouette foliage and the big moon is just perfect. You are making me want to get my gelli plate out for some backgrounds...mine hasn't seen the light of day for a long x