I have been having fun playing with my new Gelli plate this week as this weekends Quirky Crafts Challenge is 'A quirky mess'. The idea is that you make your own backgrounds using inks, paints, pens etc, and you do not use any DP. We have three great sponsors this week so do pop by and check out the challenge site. My first make is a wall hanging for Alex and uses 'the cat in
the hat' from Bugaboo. I made the background with yellow, red and blue splodges
of paint onto a gelli plate, then brayered them and made patterns using a comb,
bubble wrap and the end of a paint brush, before laying the paper on top. I
finished it off with glimmer mist, then the promarker coloured cat image, some
star brads, blue gems and mounted onto navy blue card. I am entering this into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Glitter and shine' (Glittery glimmer mist and the shining gems), Delightful challenges '3s a charm' (3 stars and 3 gems).
My second make is the cover of an art journal for Alex and uses the painting
boy from Squgglefly. This is also on a gelli plate background this time with
stripes of paint and then masking with hearts, leaves and writing. I finished
it off with HeroArts and PaperArtsy stamps, and then the painting boy image
coloured with promarkers. I am entering this into Penny's challenge 'use your favourite colour' (red is my favourite). That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.