Thursday, 8 March 2018

Geliplate fun

Hello lovely visitors. After watching some videos on youtube I decided to dig out my geli plate and have some fun making backgrounds. I had a couple sessions and landed up with a bunch of prints, but then, what to do with them all?

Well another video by Kate Crane gave me some ideas and here are the results:
I used Paper Artsy and Decoart Media paints, stencils and stamps, and with one of my prints created these 3 cards. There will no doubt be many more projects to follow, so stay tuned...
I added some more stamping (the heart is a Finnabair stamp which I fussycut), some messy stitching, some washi tape and some words computer generated. The cards are tiny only 3 x 3 and then double matted on manila crd stock to make the fiished cards 4 x 4".
Here basically exactly the same idea, some further stencilling and stamping scraping with a credit card and just having some messy fun.

And here finally a third one. These little cards will be handy for quick gifts and will also be easy to send through the post, always a good thing. While I was at it, I made some matching envelopes. As I had used some of the Prima Lavender collection to embellish my cards, I used some more of those papers to make the envies.

Well, that's it for now, - hope you are all having a good week, and thanks for your visit like always!


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous array Astrid, I adore those colours, stitched edges and those extra additions. I have to admit all the Luscious Gelli Print creations showing on Instagram at the moment has inspired me to pull out mine along with the last lot of prints I created.
The thought of clearing a space always puts me off getting mine out but when I do I spend days just playing. I'm in need of replenishing my depleting cards and have some free time coming up soon.. Yay!!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week.. Hugs Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

I don't know what is prettier, your cards or your envies. I think lots of us the Gelli printing bug right now because it is so much fun to play with, isn't it? hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

You made some gorgeous things with your gelli plate, glad you had such fun. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Even with the gelli plate you make Astrid art - so special beauticul cards and envelopes for them! Great!
Hope your snow melted meanwhile - at least here it started to melt yesterday! We all need spring weather now !
oxo Susi

Annie said...

Love your beautiful backgrounds and wonderful layers of inks, stamps and stencils x the envelope is the icing on the cake xx
Huge hugs
Annie x

Meggymay said...

It looks like you had fun with the gelli plate Astrid. the cards and envelopes look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards and envelopes, too!

Theresa said...

love the soft colors you got on your cards and yet they have many layers. what fun. next time you use Kate as inspiration could you please put a link in to her you tube channel. I can only find things that are years old. thanks as always for sharing.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love that even using your gelli plate these are true 'Astrid style', by that I mean elegant, arty and beautiful! Great inspiration! Hugs,Chrisx

Anita Houston said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love the backgrounds.

Kate said...

So Beautiful! I love these and you used my favorite color. Full of wonderful vintage touches.

Redanne said...

Your Gelli plate work is beautiful Astrid and the cards are gorgeous... and the envelopes are like a gift in themselves, they are so beautiful! I did get my gelli plate out after playing with one in Phoenix but I have yet to do any backgrounds as yet but you (and Kate) will no doubt inspire me this weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Astrid, these are just gorgeous! You really made some wonderful and interesting pieces with that geliplate! Love the colours and the fabulous frames too!! I've just been perusing all the posts of yours that I missed and I saw the wonderful page with the Chickadee that you drew! I'm not sure if you check your old posts for comments, so I wanted to make sure that you knew how much I love your drawing! I'm so honoured that you are inspired by my photographs and I apologize for not being here when it was posted. Thanks so much for the smile you put on my face this morning, I needed that! Sending hugs :)

Dorthe said...

They are so lovely, both cards and envelopes, a dream to receive in the postbox, dear Astrid.
The colors you used when geli printing are gorgeous with the added black stamped elements , and all so romantic and beautiful.
Hugs, Dorthe

Helen Wallace said...

Gorgeous small pieces of art Astrid. I have a bit of a love/hate feeling about my Gelli plate. When she co-operates all is fine, but often she is fickle and just makes a muddy hot mess!. Yours however, are charming and I can see i must try again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous gelli play! Wow these came together beautifully!
Jackie xo

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hi Astrid! Here I am playing catch up again. Your small pieces of art are absolutely gorgeous!! I don't own a geli plate(can't really justify the cost) but I really love the results you get from them. Loving the colour mix and, as is always the case, loving your embellishing as well. These cards are stunning and so are the envelopes! hugs xx

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