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Sunday 6 April 2014

Hills and Mountains at Craft a Scene

Good afternoon, hope you're having a nice relaxing Sunday. I'm back with another post, this time for our new challenge over at Craft a Scene where our theme is 'Hills and Mountains'. I couldn't resist playing with my gelli plate acrylic paints and a palette knife to create a snowy scene, after all its never too early to start those Christmas cards lol.

I used the palette knife to apply white  paint to my gelli plate, creating the hills and mountains as I went along, I used a sponge to add some pearl acrylic paint to the sky are to create some clouds. Now if you have a go at this technique don't worry if it looks absolutely pants when you pull your print from the gelli plate lol, you just have to go with it and get inking and it will start to look better (honest). Once I'd pulled my print I masked the moon and inked in the sky using Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and a little chipped sapphire distress ink. I used the same shades to add some depth to the gelli plate scene and then got to work with some white gesso, adding a bit of texture to the hills and mountains. 

I used stamps from Sheena Douglass, Stampendous and Inkylicious and added a little colour to the stamped images with Graph'It markers.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts: no flowers
Completely Christmas: anything goes
fab'n'funky: Fantasy
Jingle Belles: spirit of Christmas past
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas: inspired by a Carol 
(walking in a winter wonderland)
Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire, oh my, this is a work of art. Must get my gelli plate out!

    Liz x

  2. Such a wonderful scene Claire, I love what you've done with the Gelli Plate. You've got such a lot of depth into the scene, not sure I'd like to live in the houses under the mountains though.

    Sue xx

  3. Love this card! A fantastic scenery and excellent technique.

  4. hello Claire,
    maybe little late but, I just want to say, welcome into the team! have much of fun in this team.
    you made a beautiful scene with these snowy mountains.
    great job on the colouring! looks very beautiful.
    regards Dora

  5. wow Claire - this looks incredible - really amazing scene - I find snow so hard to do - beautiful work xx

  6. Wow ... what an amazing winter scene ... so very glad you joined us for Christmas Past at Jingle Belles.

  7. OMG. This is amazing Claire. You never cease to amaze me with all your different techniques.
    Beryl xx

  8. Oh wow this is just amazing! So much detail - it's stunning!

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  9. Hello and welcome to our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Inspired by Christmas Corol/Song...........Your card is gorgeous and l knew from the image which Christmas Carol you used .............Good luck and hope to see you again Next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  10. Simply gorgeous. It looks like an oil painting! Love it! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  11. wow, wow, WOW!!! the only thing more impressive than this gorgeous card is the story of how it was done! amazing! thanks for sharing your inspirational "spirit of christmas past" with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  12. Gorgeous Claire it is so effective got to try this on my Gelli



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