Hi Everyone! It's Danie here with you today! I am so happy right now as I have crossed another item of my wish list in the past week! When I received my last Altered Pages Order it included my new Gelli Plate and what fun I have been having with it ever since.
I love getting messy and creating totally random backgrounds (when I have the time) so this was just the new toy for me. I hardly had it out of the box before I started playing. Luckily it came wrapped in some extra huge bubble wrap which was perfect to use to make impressions with and remove paint from the plate. With my plate I had also ordered some of the new Splash Inks, so I tested these out also.
I dropped random drops of the four Splash Ink Colors on my plate, and then using my brayer I ensured the ink totally covered the plate. In doing so I got a wonderful random mix of colors to which I then pressed in the bubble wrap to create a simple background which I have used for my card I am sharing today! The joy of the Splash Inks is when doing this they mix new colors without becoming muddy.
My Gelli Prints I have used for both my main background and the strip across my card. My sentiment has been stamped and colored with watercolor markers to blend in with this, whilst my butterfly is a fussy cut stamped image which I had stamped onto a piece I created with Shaving Foam and Dye Re-inkers in a coordinating color some months earlier. To this I added a smaller die cut and embossed butterfly and some Gold Metallic Dew Drops. To lift these elements further I have used some Gold Foil and a Tuelle Ribbon.
I really love how the Gold has highlighted the butterfly and background colors. It has also reminded me to use my Foils more often.
And speaking of Foils, they would be perfect to use when you play along with our Red and Gold Challenge happening right now over on the Altered Pages Challenge Site! I do hope you will join us!
Well that's it for me today.....too see more of my Gelli Plate fun this week you can visit my blog which will be feeling a little lonely this weekend as we head to the beach for a few days away for my hubby's birthday!
I hope you have a great end to your week!