Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by on this dreary, 
leaves-falling-off-the-trees Wednesday!

Wednesday’s blog is something new.
So here’s a brand new stencil, hot off the press.

I had a lot of work this morning - catch up and all that jazz.
So I really REALLY enjoyed stepping away from the business side of the business and turning my attention to the blog.

Introducing the new Maple leaf Stencil.

and the stencil on the Gelli Plate.

I used the following leafy colours:

And a set of mini blending tools.
Dab the colours randomly through the Maple leaf stencil.

Remove the stencil.

Place the Gelli Card on the wet ink plate, 
add a little T for Top at the - guess where? 
and pull the first print.

How delightful is this?!?!?

The stencil comes with a number of the mask elements too.
Cover up some of the leaves with their matching masks.

 Before you do anything else, 
place the ink stencil inky side down onto the Gelli plate.
Transfer the ink by placing a sheet of copy paper over the top and rubbing gently.

Lift off the stencil again and then flip the Gelli plate. 
Lay it down onto the original print, 
making sure that the T for Top is NOT at the top!

Flip it back the other way and rub the card.
Lift to reveal THE most delightful print!

For a while there I completely forgot all the hustle and bustle going on round my ears. In fact, I borrowed Jim’s earphones 
and plugged into some wonderful Chopin, too.

Told you I was changing the way I approach life!

Decided I needed a little tag or something on the front,
mostly to hide the bit I didn’t like!

So transferred some more ink from the inky stencil to the plate, and just planted the small size Gelli card randomly round the Gelli Plate, picking up ink as I went.

here and there...

until I had a neat little complimentary tag.

Dug out my pair of Maple Leaf stamps
 and Autumn Stamps...

Jazzed up the tag around the edges,

 Trimmed it back a little, because the bit I wanted to hide didn’t need that big a creative plaster!

Darkened the edges with the same blending tool colour sponges and our Clarity Mat.

Doodled around the edges with an Antique Pink Promarker

and a Pear green one...

Time to take the headphones off and get back to the real world...

Much love,

PS. Don’t forget there’s a substantial Sale 
on our Christmas Stamp range on the website 
until Friday!