Today I have two cards for you . . . first, the challenges. The first challenge, is the Muse Challenge #153 and the person who supplied the Muse this week is, Tracey McNeely who supplied this wonderful card for inspiration.
I was struck by the three beautiful flowers in the left corner, leaving the rest of the card with lovely, white space and was reminded of a card I made just days ago when I was practising my colouring, so I decided to use the same image again. I coloured it much the same, but mounted it differently, as I wanted to demonstrate it was indeed a different card, but also I wanted to use the lovely sketch provided by Jen Timco over at Freshly Made Sketches for challenge #224 and this is her sketch
I turned the sketch through 90 degrees and flipped it and now here is my card for both challenges.
The second card today was made from one of my Gelli plate backgrounds I made yesterday. I kept it simple in order to let the background become the focal piece, so I cut it at a quirky angle and added a simple sentiment from the Mama Elephant 'Everyday Greetings' stamp set. Here is that card
Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend my friends! Hazel xx
** ADDENDUM **
After posting this, there was a number of questions about my geli plate, so here, to help further readers, is my refined recipe (I found a number of them on the internet and adapted them), this is what worked for me!
I can't say for sure that it is the same as a Geli Plate but it works as well as a regular gelatin plate and it won't mould or rot.
Here is the USA & UK recipe: I have converted and added the measurements for the Western European folk (measurements in brackets)
6 Tablespoons gelatin (7 packets) - I used 100 grams, as I could only buy loose and that was the smallest size, but it worked fine!
1 1/2 Cups water (UK 355ml)
1 1/2 cup glycerine (UK 355ml)
I dissolved the gelatin in the glycerine then added the boiling water but you can just mix it all up and microwave it for a minute . . easy!
A few tips:
- Make sure whatever you use as a mould, make sure the bottom is perfectly flat (mine had a bit of a ‘bump’ in the middle and it comes out on all the prints)
- When changing colours, just wipe the surface with a baby wipe, or damp cloth and go on with the next colour
- If you can find something with a lid, you will be able to put the plate back in after use for storage. When you have finished, just wipe clean with a baby wipe or damp cloth, let it air dry and store for next use.
- If it gets too beat up, cut or scratched (used & abused) just clean it and melt it for 1 minute in your microwave on high and reset it!