Monday, 5 August 2013

An argyle birthday

The other day I made a few backgrounds with my gelli plate and acrylic paint. For this card, I took a gelli plate print from some lemon acrylic paint, scrunching some paper and dabbing on the paint before pulling the print. I then used a mix of yellow and green paints with the Creative Expressions 'that special touch' argyle mask. I stamped on to the background using a couple of Tim Holtz stamps from Classics #3 set, vaguely colouring these with a few yellow and green copics. I'd inked with memento tuxedo black, but, because of the base of the acrylic paint, the copics sort of puddled a bit, but I quite like the effect, so I'm not unhappy with it.

The scalloped sentiment was originally white, coloured with copics and some pearls added here and there.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Sunday stamper 269: diamonds are forever
DRS 81: diamonds and pearls
Totally gorjuss 195: anything goes with pearls
Kaboodle 183: anything with scallops
Crafty bloggers network August: favourite things - stamping, using the gelli plate, alcohol pens
Paper playtime 16: lots of yellow
613 avenue create 31: anything goes  + option: use a sentiment
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): ombre
Little tangles 18: let's celebrate - birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
One crazy stamper August: birthdays
Kort o mania 90: birthday
Great impressions August: square card
Creative inspirations paint: anything goes
Inspiration avenue: fun, easy, excellent crafts - it's definitely fun making backgrounds using the gelli plate
Challenges 4 everybody 26: anything goes
Crazy challenge 151: anything goes
Craftin' boutique 1: anything goes
2 sisters 155: anything goes
Crafty calendar August: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 280: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 152
Inspire me Fridays 114
52 card pickup 2.31


  1. Gorgeous card and colors Hazel. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  2. Wow! I think this turned out great! I love the background! :)

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challehges.

  4. Good to see the gelli prints being used Hazel, I hope to use mine today too. :)

  5. This has a very 'rich' look to it Hazel. Love the colours.
    Sue x

  6. WOW, so beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs, Gunn:)

  7. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our new linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    :) Janis
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  8. Very cool background you created! Thanks for playing along at DRS Designs!

  9. Hazel, welcome back! You are a great supporter of Little Tangles :) Your Tim background looks amazing!

  10. oh what an intriguing design. love the decadent gold. thanks for playing along with us at Little Tangles.

  11. Love all that texture and the colors! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

  12. Amazing Hazel, thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Kelly x

  13. I like that you went out on a limb and tried something new. I think it turned out very well and unique. Thanks for choosing 613 Avenue Create to share it with.

  14. gorgeous work Hazel! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  15. Super nice card! Thank you for joinin us at Kort o mania!

  16. I'm visiting from IA and I love how you made this card. I'm probably one of three crafters left in the world who doesn't own a Gelli plate. They sure make crafting easy. Great idea for this challenge.

  17. Aren't Gelli plates fun! I love this bright and cheery birthday card. Thanks for sharing at IA!

  18. Wonderful Technique! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  19. Wow this is amazing! Lots of fab techniques here!
    Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles

  20. Hazel, this is lovely. It inspired me to try something similar - though the result is absolutely nothing like this stunner!

  21. Love this inky work and love the layers that you have in there
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  22. Lovely Card and colours ! Thank you for joining with us at Card and scrap :0)

    Hjørdis DT

  23. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  24. Such a great card.
    Thank you for joining us at Kort'O Mania.
    Good luck.
    Hug Elisabeth

  25. Aldeles nydelig kort du har laget :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Card and Scrap

  26. Love the richness and depth of the gorgeous colors you used on your card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper!

  27. So artsy, love it! Thanks for playing along with us at One Crazy Stamper.

  28. This is lovely Hazel i love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at the CBN challenge.

    Joan x

  29. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



  30. Totally awesome. Loving all the texture and colors in this card.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT


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