Morning all, hope I find you well and coping in these strange times.
It's come around to be time to announce the start of a brand new Anything Goes challenge over at Uniko
Here is my inspiration using Nature's Treasures II stencil and So Much stamp set.
I chose to go with the option of thanks for my card.
I've been playing with my Gelli plate these last few weeks, I bought it a couple of years ago and it was still in its package, unloved and unused. I was always fascinated by the prints I saw online but a little wary too. I'm really a CAS girl at heart so was a bit reluctant to let the control out of my hands but after watching another Jennifer McGuire video
on You Tube, I decided to crack the seal and have a play.
Needless to say I now have a pile of backgrounds and you may see a few more of them in weeks to come, it was quite addictive.
I first created my background by adding Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral DOx to my plate, spread it out with a brayer and took a couple of prints off it. The one I used for this example was the second and was much paler than the first so the leaves I added later would show up.
For the leaves, I added a mix of Gathered Twigs and Spiced Marmalade to the plate then added the stencil over the top and took a print. I repeated this a couple of times, moving my background around as I pressed over the plate. The leaves become paler with each pull giving the effect of recession, as though you are looking through the branches.
On an A6 base card I added part of the finished leaf panel, then added a larger one of cream over the inked one, trimming away the excess.
On a strip of black card I heat embossed the sentiment with gold EP and trimmed it down before adding to my cream panel, leaving a small line of the top panel showing.
So that's about it from me, please check out the rest of the DT inspiration
and then why not join in?