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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Week Four Gelli Print Journal Page: Lady of Shalot

In this post, I'm playing catch-up.  We had a family reunion over the July 4th weekend so I was away from my craft room for a week. Then I took a trip to visit a cousin who had a stroke.

I'm remaining consistent with my attempts to learn the Gelli Plate, using the color prompts each week from Summer of Color5.  Also continuing the 8x8" journal page format.

For Week 4, Kristin challenged us to use 2 reds and a metallic as seen on her blog HERE.  I immediately thought of something regal looking (such as velvet drapes) and a gold crown.

My three prints:

You'll note the brick red on the left has a totally different hue than when I placed the bright red on top of it (top middle) or when I mixed the two together (center front).  The center front actually started out as my "sop up" page but quickly became the journal page choice for my concept.  It reminded me of drapes parting to reveal a spotlight on a crown.   The metallic gold has a tremendous shimmer which was hard to capture on this very gloomy day.

Here is one of the prints used as a journal page:

Materials Used:
Gelli Plate and Brayer
8x8 heavy paper
Plaid Apple Barrel Bright Red acrylic paint
Hand Maid Modern satin acrylic paint;  Brick, metallic 20K Gold (found at Target)
rubber shelf liner to leave imprint on Gelli Plate
STAMPlorations ARTplorations Foiled and Foiled Again stencils
image is Lady of Shalot from Gecko Galz Fair Maidens digital collage sheet
Crown rubber stamp--no brand name on wood block;
Dew Drop Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad
Ranger Super Find Detail Gold embossing powder
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Art Fit For a Queen she didn't ask to be Queen, but the crown was a perfect fit
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die: Ornate Crosses
DCWV metallic mat paper covered with 20K Gold paint

When I went outside to take a photo of my page, the sun was peeking out from the clouds, and the camera took this image:

I love how the sun shines on Lady of Shalot and the crown and cross and how the shadows play with the stencilled background.  The scene was just as I pictured it in my head when I looked at the original Gelli print.

Entering this art journal page here:

Summer of Color5:  Week 4

Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge Facebook Group: July challenge-color red

ARTplorations July Mixed Media Challenge:  Use a stencil

Friday, July 3, 2015

My UPA article on Using Die Cuts

To Die For is our July theme at Unruly PaperArts Blogozine.  This month we're featuring articles using dies and punches.  My article is published on July 3 HERE.

I have a plethora of die cuts so I decided to share what I know about using them.  Please visit UPA to read my article and leave me some love!

Here is one of the things I made using a die cut.  It is the Arianna bloom from Heartfelt Creations.

First I stamped with clear Versamark onto pink medium weight cardstock.  Then while the ink was still wet, I sprinkled on JudiKins kaleidescope embossing powder.  After heat setting the powder, I used the matching die to cut out the flowers.  I cut the centers from pale orange cardstock.  I wet distressed the flowers and used a stylus to help shape the petals.  Then I assembled the flowers using 3 layers, a brad, and a glitter button.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Birthday wishes all around!

STAMPlorations is celebrating their 2nd birthday with a blog hop, linky party, prizes, and a stamp sale.

My cousin has a birthday right around the Fourth of July.

Here is my celebration card made with a sentiment from STAMPlorations celebration release, Party Time.

The card design is a quilt pattern made by paper piecing squares. Something a little different. I learned how to make this type of card at our craft club last week.

Here is the Mood Board for the Linky Party.  I was inspired by shapes, especially the top right photo.

I'm linking up to the STAMPlorations birthday party HERE.

I made another quilted card in blue with red mats and a red button center for my brother-in-law.  I will see him the day after his birthday, so I will use the sentiment Happy belated birthday that also is in this Party Time set.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Third Week of Summer of Color5

This week Kristin gave us 2 purples and 1 yellow for our Color By Number prompt for Summer of Color 5.  Details are on her blog HERE.

Once again, I experimented with my Gelli Plate, this being the third time to use it.  For some reason, this time seemed a bit more challenging.  I did learn that yellow and purple make yuck, even when drying between layers.

Here is one of the prints which I'll save for another day.  This one has a real cool vibe going for it.

I watched this video.  I liked the idea of pressing textures/designs into the gelli plate.  But when I pressed my paper into the plate, I didn't get much of the imprint. Gonna have to practice!

I remember Carolyn Dube, in one of her recent videos, used strips of paper on her page.  I decided I would use those strips that I tried to imprint with.  After all, they had the pattern and the paint on them!  Thereby, creating another hybrid Gelli Plate print.

I decided to try to complete this particular print as an actual 8x8" journal page.  I love the weekly color quotes we're getting from Kristin so I incorporated this week's into the page.

Delta Creamcoat Enchanted (pale purple)
USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Purple Mist
Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Lemon Yellow
Copic Y17 Golden Yellow
Gecko Galz digital images butterfly and crown; fairy from Beauty Unveiled;
Stampin' Up embossing folder
Stampin' Up butterfly die/embossing folder
Tim  Holtz lace stencil

Entering this in Gecko Galz Papercrafters Face Book challenges:  July challenge Summer Fairies

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Rogue Crew Has Sailed Off Into the Sunset

Shar Briss and I go back quite a few years.  I so enjoyed being on her design teams, as a Gingersnapper, an Unruly, and as a Rogue Crew member.

I am sad that she is closing the doors of Rogue Redhead Designs.  I love working with her beautiful stamps.

If you'd like to read more about the closing and perhaps complete your collection of stamps at clearance prices, the details are on the RRD blog HERE.

To give myself closure, I'd like to share a few of the projects I made with stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs.  I certainly will continue to use them on my projects.  And when I do, I will think of my creative time with Shar.

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