12 February 2013

Gelli Arts Printing Plate Fun

Hi everyone, back today with some cards I made using a Gelli Arts Printing Plate which I used to create my backgrounds and one of the gorgeous Crafty Individuals Alice Palace stamps which I think looks great in and with bright colour.


I used the 'Hello cupcake' stamp to stamp into the paint on my gelli plate before I took the print and I used the paint on the stamp to make the images on white card. I've seen stamps being used to make impressions in the paint to create white space on the print which I've also done here on my background and because the stamp is fine lined the effect is quite subtle which I like a lot. When I saw all the random bright coloured paint on the stamp after I'd pressed it into the gelli plate it reminded me of the look you get when you make a custom stamp pad with Ranger felt and so I found some white card and stamped the painted stamp to be my foreground image. Initially I was trying this out for a background only so I was pleased to be able to get some complete cards from my messing around with paint!  :D.

I'm entering my cards into the Crafty Individuals Challenge for February which 'for my friend'
The Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is 'something messy' (no matter how much I try to reign it in  paint is always messy for me!)
 

17 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, you really have created some fabulous backgrounds for your cards and I really love that cupcake stamp (wish I had bought that too now!). For me the jury is still out on the Gelli plate but I am far too quickly coming round to wanting one - is there no end to all these fab new things out there...........Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Chris...I love your Gelli Plate pieces. This is on my "gotta have" list the next time I do some ordering! I love the random backgrounds you get with them! Your bright background is so cool! I also love the white card with the randomly stamped Alice Palace stamps. Really some fun cards! LOVE them! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Jean Hardy said...

Oh yes Chris I love your gelli cards - so very colourful and pretty. Must get my gelli out of the packaging - only had it about 8 months!! Thanks for your Challenge entry - much appreciated! x

Kelly Neis said...

You must be quite colorful with all those colors. These sound interesting to make. The colors are very vibrant and I love the cupcakes. Very interesting Chris! hmmm
I can't keep up with all the new techniques.
Hugs, Kelly

Elise said...

Hi Chris! Gosh, you are such a PRO at everything you touch! You are such an artistic creative gal .. sigh .. I love it! Now these cupcakes mixed with bright happy colors makes me feel the celebration of a birthday!!! Love it!! Gelli plate .. hmmm .. never heard of that one yet. Can't wait to see more! :)

Big Hugs,
Elise

Gio said...

Love love them!! You got a wonderful effect stamping on gelli plate and then on the cardstock. I was not sure to get such a nice result with detailed stamps. I have to try, too!

Tine said...

LOL - I know what you mean about getting messy! LOL. At least I am not too bad with my Promarkers. :)
Fabulously vibrant cards & each one obviously individual too. Lovely project.
Tine :)

cathylynn said...

Beautiful Chris! So full of vibriant colors and life! I just got a Gelli Plate a couple days ago and I've been having some fun! You are my inspiration!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

whyducks said...

Love the gelli plate, great results Chris.

Lorraine said...

lovely bright party cards

Netty said...

Loving those bright and happy colours Chris. Annette x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi
The backgrounds work so perfectly with the cupcake stamps.
Thank You for sharing those wonderfully colouring creations with us at the CI Challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

Juls said...

fab!!! Love the bright zingy colours!! Hugs Juls

Sandy said...

This looks like it should be tons of fun -- and certainly sparked your creativity. Oh dear - I see the new letter is up so no Gelli Plate for me.
sandy

Sasha said...

I love the vibrant colours you used on your cards, Chris. I haven't heard of Gelling Pates, but the results look fab! xx

nefertiti said...

I love the background made with the Gelly Arts printing plate!!wondeful work! bizz

Daniele said...

just love the paper background you created with your Gelli plate, perfect for this Alic Palace stamp so glad you joined us at Crafty Individuals
hugs