Here are some cards that I have made very recently with the help of my gelli plate. I tend to like combinations that aren't found on your average card. They are "different" in a way, but I really love them. I hope you enjoy them too.
I haven't been on Craftster in quite a long time. I deal with a lot of health issues and it takes me away from creating sometimes. This is my first post in a long while.
I thought I would share with you all some photos of some brooches/pins I have made today. I have fallen in love with gelli printing and I have used some of my prints to create these geometric pins. Some of the papers are just straight gelli prints and some have also been stamped or drawn on. I hope you enjoy them!
I purchased a 3 pack of Tim Holtz distress stains a while back on clearance at Michael's. I wasn't sure what to do with it, but it was so cheap I went ahead and bought one. Today I was just wanting to create *something* so I used a piece of watercolor paper I had just sort of doodled on and pulled out the distress stains. I have a red, yellow, and blue stain. The stains are very easy to use and in a bottle with a sort of dabber like top. I just smeared a good amount of each color on the page and encouraged their blending by adding a little water in between each color transition. Once it was almost dry I used a wet paint brush and splattered water droplets onto it. Once it was dry I used some fun stamps in a black ink all over the page. Here is the finished product:
The distress stains give a really bold amount of color which I love. Let me know what you think!
UPDATED: I loved how the inchies turned out but felt like they need more. So I added some stuff and I think they really look great. Here is the updated photos:
I just purchased watercolor pencils and paints recently. I have been just "doodling" with the materials making flowers so I could learn how the medium works. I didn't use any reference for flowers or how to paint with watercolors....I was just "messing around". I think they turned out quite good considering. They make me happy anyways.....Enjoy!
I was inspired by Abbeeroad's recent post where she made wood-burned prayer flags. It was such a creative take on a prayer flag. I decided to make a paper version. Here is my first attempt:
I made a gelli plate printing and glued it to a 6x6 inch piece of thick cardstock. I used sharpies, gelli glitter pens, neon gelli pens, and stamps and ink on the gelli print. I inked around the edges with blank ink. Then I chose a few inchies from my stash and glued them onto 2x2 inch black mats. Those were glued down to the main piece. I cut a small piece of white cardstock and stamped a positive affirmation to complete the piece.
I like it so much I've decided to make three more coordinating pieces. Thanks for looking!!!
I received some fun new stamps from Rscowtown in the Ongoing Wish Swap Round 118. I really wanted to play around with the interesting textures for inchies. I also thought some of you may enjoy seeing it from start to finish.
I started with a sheet of white cardstock and used various inks and just smeared the ink around randomly. Then I stamped around on the sheet with lots of bright colors.
Then I used a black, finetip sharpie and doodled.
Then I cut the sheet into inchies. I added additional ink color for those that seemed a little bland. I also edged the inchies in black ink.
A few years ago Kleenex came out with a series of boxes that were watercolored owl designs. I love anything with owls so I bought them all and cut out and saved the designs. Quite a while ago I started the embroidery piece but then just packed it away. Last week I dug it out and made it into a wall hanging.
I have been making myself a lot of inchies, rinchies, and twinchies lately. Tons of fun has been had as I've turned those little works of art into useful projects. Wall art, notecards, etc., are now stacked up in my craft room. Here are a few pics of some of the cool notecards I have made.
Some of the designs are rather simple, but I think they are lovely in their simplicity. I like to keep the insides of my notecards blank because I feel like handwriting your sentiments is really special for the recipient.
In the O.W.S. swap round 117 I received a 6x6 gelli plate from the very generous Rscowtown. I was thrilled beyond words as I had been desperately wanting to try out what I knew would be my next craft addiction. (I can't say enough how generous Laurel was in this swap claim!)
I wanted to post a few pics to show what I did with the first few sheets that I made on my new plate. I decided to use some of the papers to make some notecards. The envelopes also have the papers used for decoration. They are pretty simple but I like them a lot. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for looking.
Back in May I created this Chicago musical themed dotee doll for my wonderful swap partner, Smmarrt. The swap was the Monthly Dotee Swap - May 2015 - Music. I would like to thank Smmarrt for allowing me to use her photos. Link to the original swap thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439155.0