Tuesday, 4 August 2015

WOYWW- Gelli Plate backgrounds

Hello Everyone and welcome,

This week I decided to dust off my Gelli Plate and try to make some backgrounds for some birthday cards. I watched Barbara Gray's demo over at the Clarity website first as I hadn't used it in a while. Barbara always has some wonderful videos to watch for inspiration and techniques. Thank you lovely lady!
Well… these are what I ended up with……..

I used Fresco paints and a pretty stencil by Inkadoo. 

The cards….

On this one I coloured in the flowers with Pro markers.

And a birthday card for Hubby…. also with a Gelli plate background.. trying to evoke impressions of the sea!  

Well… that's my lot for this week. We are off to Scotland next week so I will hopefully have some gorgeous photos to share with you if the rain stops. I have bought a new coat and fleece (yep… to go on holiday… only in Britain!) 

Have a happy week

Lynda B X


  1. I love those cards and it's a gorgeous stencil! Hope you have a lovely holiday and don't need the fleece, though I suspect in Scotland you might! Never been, so looking forward to the photos. Helen 3

  2. Great backgrounds! The cards are lovely! Have a great trip Ali xx

  3. Well that experiment worked then, didn't it? Those cards are fab!! I especially love the pop of red in the second version :-)
    Good luck in Scotland.....hope the weather Gods are kind to you!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  4. You seem to have far better luck with your gelli plate than I've ever had with mine. I simply adore those backgrounds, and the cards are stunning, too. Happy WOYWW from #2.

  5. love your backgrounds and your cards are gorgeous!
    happy woyww
    Charlie :) #9
    or find me here https://craftroomdiary.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/woyww-august-5th-2015/

  6. Wow they are fab! Lots of people playing with geliplates this week - my new NEED ! ha Ha - Have a great week x Soojay 24

  7. Oooooh Lynda I LOVE those Gelli prints and the gorgeous cards you made with them. Got to admit to loving the Gelli myself and need to make more use of it! Thanks for popping by my blog earlier ... was lovely having you visit. Happy WOYWW'ing! Love from Debbie xXx

  8. Hi Lynda, lolled at the coat & fleece for holidays! As you say, only in Britain. I'm with you and Tesco! There is only two of us to, and I sometimes think we should just have our wages paid straight to Tesco, lol. Gorgeous backgrounds, and yes, Barbara does excellent videos. It helps that she has such a nice voice to listen to I think. I've been downloading loads of You Tube craft videos to watch, and some voices have me hitting the mute button in seconds. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xx

  9. Your gelli plate backgrounds are beautiful. Now you've made me want to get mine out again. I love the cards you've made with them. Have a great holiday and hope you won't be needing your new coat. Barb #20 xx

  10. Lovely cards made from you backgrounds. I love my gelli plate. And similarly use BG's videos to get the mojo going.

  11. Gorgeous gelliplate prints and lovely cards Lynda. Happy WOYWW, enjoy your week RobynO#22

  12. I've been intending to dust off my gelli plate all summer long, but you may have just motivated me to do so. Your papers are gorgeous, as well as the cards you made with them. Happy WOYWW! #42

  13. I love how you got so many prints from one stencil. Each so different. Great cards you made too.11

  14. Loving these prints. I really must get my gelli plate out again. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

  15. Those are lovely cards. Well done you!
    Have a lovely holiday in Scotland. Looking forward to seeing the photos.
    Apologies for the late comment. I've been so busy yesterday...
    A blog hug from me,


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