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Friday, 12 April 2013

It is a Gelli Day...

Good afternoon and Happy Friday to you all.
Today, I am going to introduce you to my new toy.......a Gelli Plate....
Have you heard of them? Well if you watched Clarity on Create and Craft last Sunday you will have seen Barbara Gray demonstrating with hers...
It is a mono printing plate......
Here is my version of the card, I used two colours of Acrylic paint on my Gelli Plate and at last Billy Brayer had a full afternoon of playtime.....
 

I used sequin waste, rolled up string and a variety of masks to make the pattern.
 

Once I was happy with my pattern, I removed the masks etc and then placed a small piece of card in the middle to pull off the central section....(and yes, this is Barbara's idea....not mine....so thank you and hope you don't mind me using it..) this central piece is going to be used on another project.
 

I then placed my larger (7x7) card on to the plate, rubbed it and made the background .....oh, I can print paper....
I then did a few more....very addictive .....so many possibilities.....I could have played all day....
 

The paint dries really quickly and so I then added the central picture by stamping Clarity Stamps and using Archival ink-Sepia....
I used the Garden set and the large Sprig stamps. Also in the front of the design is a lovely Clarity Club stamp....Cow Parsley...
The shading was added with Adirondack inks and a sponge...I used, Denim, Expresso and Pesto.
String and a stamped watering can were added to compliment the design...
I do hope you like it,
I would like to enter this into the Clarity Blog Challenge....
Have a good weekend and thanks for looking today,
Jo. X

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful card and well done on your first use of your gelli plate ....Another stunner Jo xx

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  2. This has a lovely feel Jo. Kinda earthy tones and an autumn/winter feel. The bit from the middle though has almost a snake skin feel so that'll be interesting to see what you do with that x

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  3. Wow, this is stunning! Love all your backgrounds too. Can't wait to get my Gelli in May at Maria's workshop ;) x

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  4. Oh Jo...I am well jel! And what a fabulous card! And look it's your favourite colours!
    Thank you for entering the challenge too and good luck to you! Xx

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  5. That's a stunning card. Fabulous.
    Love Lynn.x

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  6. Love the background you gellied, brilliant card x

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  7. Stunning card for the clarity challenge, Jo and a great one to tempt me with cos I have been wobbling about this Gelli plate toy, but looking at what you've done here it seems to make more sense to me. I thought it had to be a very random but you have proved you can be in control of what you make with it :)

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  8. Hi Jo, This card is just lovely. I love all the designs and the colours. Normally I am not a fan of 'busy' cards, but you have put it together brilliantly xx

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  9. Love your Gelli print Jo and how you've used it. Thank you for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge. x

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  10. OMG love it Jo what a brill composition. great colours and that.bottom right hand corner... reminds me of a gate and the string oh its just ace xx

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  11. Beautiful card Jo, good luck in the challenge x

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  12. A wonderfully nostalgic card Jo - fantastic....as usual!

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  13. Wonderful card Jo. Best of luck with the challenge. Tempting me with the gelli plate.

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  14. You've done it again Jo! I'm speechless, it's a stunner :-) I've not had time to play with my Gelli yet but it keeps shouting at me to let it out ;-)

    Thanks for joining the Clarity Stamp Challenge, good luck.


    xx Sazzle xx

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  15. Looks great Jo! I really love the 'fence' has worked. Looking forward to seeing more :)

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  16. Great prints and I love how you made the card, looks wonderful. Suzanne

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  17. Fantastic, really gorgeous.

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  18. WOW Jo, I have just spotted this, its absolutely gorgeous! This is what a clean Gelli plate does for you then! Sam x

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  19. Congratulations Jo for being chosen as one of the top five xx

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  20. Congratulations on being one of the Top 5 Jo. x

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  21. Oh well done Jo on being in our top 5! xx

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  22. Well done Jo, super card design x

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