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)