Friday, 5 August 2022

Gelli Plate Play

 I have another card to share where I've used a gelli plate, this time stamping onto the plate before pulling a print.  The idea came from a video I'd watched quite a while ago and I don't seem to be able to find it again but think it was from Jo Rice on You Tube.  The round gelli plate was first inked using a couple of colours using a brayer and then the lower part had some colour added using a tree stamp.  Once the print had dried I used a circular paper mask before stamping the rest of the details

Stamps - from Lavinia stamps
Distress inks used on the gelli plate

PS - apologies, only just realised this post had no title (senior moment I guess)

Monday, 1 August 2022

Afternoon Tea

 Afternoon tea appears to be one of the fashionable things to do nowadays and it seems to come with all the trimmings although it is not something I've experienced.  For one thing I don't like tea and never drink it 😉   Anyway I came across some tea party themed dies in my collection which had never been out of their packaging even though I've had them so long that I can't remember if they were a magazine gift or maybe they were part of a special offer at the time. It occurs to me that I could link my card to a challenge I've not taken part in before - NBUS - Never Been Used Schtuff .  As luck would have it I have a paper pad with suitable designs and I chose the one with teapots and cups.  I then die cut a circle, a cream doily, square stitched frame and sentiment strips and, of course, the all important teapot and cups using a selection of card scraps.  Why not follow the link and take a look at this challenge and perhaps have a go. There is a very apt quote at the top of the page which says it all for me - I wonder why so many of us purchase crafty items and then don't actually use them 🤣🤣

Background - Tea Dance Pad from Craftwork Cards (no longer in existence)
Doily - die from Papermania/Docraft (again no longer existing)
Tea Set - die set by Crafter's Companion from some years back
Stitched Square Frame - Noble Stitched Squares from Creative Expressions