My lovely blogland friends

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Gelli landscape

Good morning, todays project is another sample made with this months gorgeous new releases from Chocolate Baroque. I was inspired to have a play with my Gelli plate after seeing Glenda's fabulous landscape project a couple of weeks ago (you can see it here)

I actually made a whole batch of backgrounds using this techniques and this was one that I wasn't really keen on until I added some distress ink. I began by using a sponge to apply some pearlesent white acrylic paint on to my gelli plate with a sponge, I then applied bronze acrylic paint with a palette knife to create the landscape. I pulled of several prints and once they were dry I added some distress inks. This one used Weathered Wood over the sky and vintage photo over the sand.
Next I stamped the lanterns (from Tranquility and Serenity) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added colour with Graph'It Markers. I stamped the tree in with black archival ink and then added the sentiment (from Artistic Affirmations) and matted the scene on white and then grey cardstock.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance: Something new (new stamps and new technique)
CRAFT: anything goes
Crafting by Designs: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: something new (stamps and technique)
Stempel Sonne: anything goes
Word Art Wednesday: anything goes

Well I'm away to watch for postie, Glenda has a sale on at Chocolate Baroque with some amazing bargains and I'm waiting for postie to bring my order!!
Thanks so much for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful how you have let the background do the talking Claire. The stamped images just bring it all to life.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  2. Just love everything about this! x

  3. Beautiful results. Thank you for sharing this marvelous card with us here at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. This is so atmospheric with the ambience of a Sultan's garden from days gone by in the desert.- the sky looks stormy & there's a sense that a sand storm is about to strike for the tree leans as if it is being blown & the sand is being driven in clouds just above the surface of the sand. Your spacing of the lanterns gives super depth & perspective & I love your shading of them.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. A fabulous card Claire, a beautiful background and a you've stamped a wonderful scene !!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  6. Eine tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  7. I really like the wonderful effect you have got on this card.
    Hope the postie came, ours did but no goodies for me ........ maybe tomorrow

    Patricia xx

  8. Great scene Claire, love those clouds. TFS Hugs xx

  9. thanks for sharing this method of making this card Calire as lots dont bother ..:D
    I was really interested to read it one day might play with plate I made again.. recipe here ...

    ...and love the new images too from Baroque. :D
    Brilliant work, and am sure the sheen even better IRL, Shaz in Oz.x

  10. Lovely creation, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


  11. Wow - fabulous background and great stamping. Love it.
    Beryl xx

  12. Das ist großartig geworden!
    Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine TN bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis


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