Thursday 29 November 2018


Oh my goodness!!!...I threw everything at this background, stamps, stencils, gesso, inks, gilding flakes, paint, glitter, I can't even tell you how sparkly this is!!...I was trying to capture the essence of Asia to go with the stamped woman from The Artistic Stamper's  FACES stamp set, the three crowns are meant to symbolise the Magi.
  My friend is married to an Iranian, and as she wholeheartedly embraces the culture, I thought I would make this card for her, I tried writing the Christmas greeting in looked all wrong, so settled for this instead...translated means Merry Christmas.
 Hope my friend likes it, she is certainly as glittery as this card!!. 
Hop over to The Artistic Stamper and join in this month's "Christmas" challenge. See you there!!

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Cos I'm ALL WOMAN!!!

Hi there my crafting friends, this is my inspiration for the ongoing "Square It" challenge over at The Artistic Stamper that runs until the end of this month.
 I adore this huuuge sheet of rubber stamps of NUDES images, it is A4 in size, and has images of different women, and also some useful words in there too. I started off with stamping a few of the images onto some gelli prints...yes still trying to use up my gelli mountain!!!. 
As usual I don't have a step by step of this, but only because I never know where I am going with anything, and especially of this piece, I had to leave it several times and then come back with fresh eyes, my problem was that I wanted it to have a vintage feel, but not to cover up any of the images with lace or doilys or the such like, so in the end I just opted for some crackle glaze and a bit of stenciling with the HARLEQUIN MASK.

Monday 12 November 2018

Gelli On a Plate

I don't know about you guys, but I have a mountain of gelli prints as high as Mount Kilimanjaro!!!, some I find too beautiful to even consider using, and especially cutting up, so I put them in a drawer and just get them out occasionally to stroke.... but the majority are just waiting for the right opportunity to use....but I didn't even use any of my stash for this months "Square it" challenge, I decided to make more gelli prints using a selection of The Artistic Stamper Masks and Stencils cut them into squares, added a sentiment from Paperartsy on one, and adhered them to my card, easy peasy, and a great way to use up your mountain of gelli prints..(if your'e not like me and decided to make even more!!!).

Square It

As soon a I knew that this months challenge title over at The Artistic Stamper was "square it", I immediately thought of my small square Gelli plate, so that is how I rolled with it.

I used the DOG ROSE A4 mask and the sentiment is from the BOTANICAL 3 stamp set, both from  The Artistic Stamper. Doncha just love Gelli printing!!