Colour Outside The Lines

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fabulous vibrant card to brighten the day!



‘Creative people colour outside the lines’ …this is the motto of my card today. The saying is from the set “Brighten the World” from Visible Image. I also used the “Mindful Moments” stamp set with the great meditation stamps, and as an eye catcher I used the pattern from the “Ink Swirls” stencil.



First, I stamped the meditating person on masking paper and cut it out. For this I used non-permanent adhesive labels. This tip I once got in a craft group and that works really great. I bought the labels in A4 and so you can cut quite great masks that adhere well enough to colour, but are also to be removed again without residue. Compared to other options they this is also a rather cheap one.




I stuck the mask to my square background.


Then I applied acrylic paints to my round Gelli Plate and put the stencil with the swirls over it. The I made the print on the white cardstock. You can see the result in the photo. I then left the mask still on the print and first made a border with yellow paint around the person and then outside the yellow shadow a line in pink. Then I pulled off the mask.


I also coloured my text outside the lines with acrylic paints after stamping and then trimmed it to my liking. I attached it to my print with spacer pads, drew black lines on the edges and added liquid half pearls.





Supplies




Stamp pads: Ink on 3
Staedtler Lumocolor M
Dylusions Acrylic Paint: cherry pie, pure sunshine, lemon zest, bubblegum pink
Enamel Accents Ranger black


Stamps


mindful moments | rubber | clear | stamp | exhale | namaste



creative quote stamps


Stencil


ink swirls stencil





This is such a striking card! The colours are so vibrant and your design interprets the sentiment perfectly!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡



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Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi there! We are back with some gorgeous inspiration from Heather today…


Hello, Hello Everyone…

I’m back again sharing not just one but three makes I made for the Visible Image Design Team!

I had a Gelli plate for my birthday last year but I’ve not really spent much time playing with it. After seeing some gorgeous makes on Facebook, I felt inspired to dig it out and see what I could come up with.  Have you ever Gelli-plated?!  Just gather your acrylics in your chosen colours and a multitude of mark making tools.  In the past I’ve used bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and anything I can get my hands on but for this make I used elements of the following stamp sets:


Own Kind of Beautiful




Ink Splats




Live in the Moment




Elemental




Scripted Streets




Mesh-ellaneous




The first ‘pull’ has the majority of the colour and images



The 2nd print, or ghost print, is fainter and has much more white space


Once the prints have dried, you can select areas to use for making your cards.  The first print, I cut an area 8×8″ and matted it onto black card stock.



After heat embossing the three butterfly silhouettes in black, I added a hint of sparkle using Ink Splats to add areas of silver and to highlight the main sentiment, which I embossed over the coffee stain stamp.



To add extra dimension to the project, I heat embossed the butterfly detail in copper onto Vellum, which is such a lovey, soft paper to use.  Once fussy cut, I adhered them to their silhouette with their wings slightly aloft.


I love the contrast between the background and the softness of the Butterflies


I almost prefer the ‘ghost’ print as I’m not good at putting white space into my makes.


Fabulous textures on the ‘ghost’ print



I love the delicate wings on the dragon fly from the Live in the Moment set and his wings look incredible over the background splatter from Somewhere in Time.




The second card also used the background splatter from Somewhere in Time,
but this time has the fabulous eye from Where Dreams Take You.


The silver embossed circles are from the Live in the Moment stamp set



I’m rather chuffed with these makes and I definitely want to explore what my Gelli Plate can do as the textures and layers you can create are very much my style.  Why not hop on over to the Blog homepage to see what everyone on the DT has been making lately!


That’s all from me… have a great week and I’ll see you soon.


H x




Loving these backgrounds Heather.. perfect for our stamps! 3 absolutely gorgeous cards.. Thank you ♡

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