Tuesday, 3 November 2020


 Two of the pieces from my recent dabbles using the gel plate were very pale and I almost ditched them but thought there would be nothing lost by playing with them a bit more using a stencil and some over stamping.  This card is the result of taking the lighter of the two  pieces and stencilling a design all over in a toning colour (Milled Lavender) and then stamping some delicate trees on the lower half.  I then cut a small oval from the second piece which had a little more colour and detail then stamped a fairy silhouette in black, adding some grasses and foliage in purple (Dusty Concorde).  Matted the two pieces onto some purple card and put it together with a birthday sentiment.  Great satisfaction achieved in rescuing two pieces of card which could well have found their way into the bin.

Stencil - Lavinia Pods
Trees - from Chocolate Baroque stamp set Tall Trees
Fairy - Lavinia Stamps
Foliage -  small stamps from various Chocolate Baroque sets
Sentiment - free download from Netty's Cards (resized)


  1. Lovely fairy card Val..the over stamping looks nice on top of your background paper...


  2. What a fabulous card Val, worth playing with the piece you were going to throw away.

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Val,
    what a fabulous and gorgeous make.
    So glad you rescued that background and gave it new lease of life with tholse lovely stencils and stamps.
    I love the colours and all the work you have achieved in making this it is stunning.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Good morning Val

    Great use of your gel plate backgrounds. Love the stencil work and over stamping .. .. it has created a really beautiful finished design.

    Love the image panel too.

    Having a lovely blog catch up after a manic few days at this end.

    Stay safe and warm.

    Love Jules xx

  5. I keep looking at that Pods stencil and wondering if I NEED it! You may have just made up my mind for me!
    LOVE this fairy card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Wow, what a super save you have made. Just goes yo show nothing is a waste. Us hoarders know that off by heart.! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Great save! The soft colours are beautiful and no-one would know it wasn't planned. Must get to grips with the gel plate.

  8. I adore this Val, and so pretty in shades of lilace and purple, and the stencilling is gorgeous in the background, and love the sweet fairy topper with some extra added foliage to frame, and the added trees and foliage to the main background finish it beautifully. x