Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Just Add Ink Challenge

Hi everyone it took longer for me to find my Gelli plate round prints than to make this card. Silly prints were hiding in the file drawer along with some other papers I've made over the years. I really should be frugal and be using those papers in projects. Anyway I thought I would enter the Just Add Ink Challenge. Alas by the time you read this post the challenge will probably be over. I just found out about it today and for those who know me you know I would rather be crafting than doing housework.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:
Here is my card:
The first thing you will notice is that I rotated the sketch counterclockwise. Also since I was using a round gelli plate print I brought the paper all the way to the edge. This is a print I pulled on ledger paper. I decided since I have a ton of it that an office worker was going to throw in the trash to see how it would work pulling prints. To me it doesn't seem to be any heavier than copy paper but for some reason it doesn't have the tendency to buckle like copy paper does when it gets wet with paint. I took four strands of variegated crochet thread for my bow. The thinking of you stamp is a G Studio stamp bought for a dollar at WalMart. I used Stazon Cactus Green ink to stamp with. Then colored with colored pencils. Then I used Scribbles Dimensional fabric paint for the centers of the flowers.There you have it my quick challenge card.

If you pull prints on a gelli plate what papers do you use? Do you like to enter challenges?

Back to cleaning and organizing my craft room. It seems to be an ongoing project. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Loving the purple. Cool print. Yep, you definately have an adventuresome spirit. :)
    p.s. my organizing of the craft room is FINISHED !!!!! YAY ME and now to get crafting and mess it all up again. lol

  2. Well, you made the cut-off for our challenge, and I'm glad you did, because this is just lovely, Myoriah. The crochet thread makes such a pretty bow to complement the other feminine elements on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week! I'm off to find out about Gelli plates (never heard of them!).

  3. Whatever these "Gelli Plates" are..:0) you've used them to great effect Myoriah. Love the purple tones too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Very pretty colours - this is a new technique for me and very effective. Chantell JAI
    I also agree.....I rather craft that do Housework too.

  5. Love your use of purple tones Myoriah and the different patterns peeping through. Gelli printing sounds intriguing! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  6. How interesting using a round gelli plate. It turned out so well. I use just regular HL 60 pound weight cardstock when I use my gelli plate. And no, I never get around to enter challenges but I really would like to.


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