Friday, 6 September 2013

Getting Inky and Painty - a card for CHNC

Evening Everyone,

I've gone so out of my comfort zone with this card for Hazel, over on CHNC. She said 'let's get inky and/or painty so I did!
I've used a print I pulled of the Gelli plate recently using sap green and mid-yellow acrylic paint and the Circles Special Touch mask.

It's been sponged with Tim Holtz DIs,, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, finishing with just a touch of Festive Berries around the edge.

I then stamped the Penny Black Snowy Park scene in Archival Jet Black. Once dry, I added some iridescent glitter and Polar White Flower Soft to make it look even more wintry.
The greeting was made in the same way using a stamp from the Magical Christmas set by HOTP. Both were then matted on to green Co'redinations, Peeled Paint from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection.

The base is a Kraft card from Docrafts with a layer of Papermania Luxury Velvet Paper Redcurrant Jam, embossed using Cuttlebug's Twinkle folder.

The finishing touches are red mirror card candi (Craft Works) and a double bow in green organza ribbon.

I'm submitting it to the usual challenges:

Hazel's, at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 140 - inky and/or painty.

Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for September - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.

And, of course, Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week 88 ... the snippets are the pieces of green Co'redinations card used for matting.

Edit Note: Hazel has suggested that I share this card on The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' challenge which I'm delighted to do.

It's a complete departure from my normal with this card. The EM loves it - he is drawn to bright colours so he likes the combination of yellow, green and red ... the Boss just sniffed and went back to sleep ... for me the jury is still out. I might just have to sleep on it. 

That's me done for today. I plan an early night ... I've got a good book on the go, Sue Grafton's V is for Vengeance, almost at the end and very keen to find out whodunnit :)

I hope you have all had a lovely day and that you have an enjoyable weekend lined up. 

Take care everyone and happy crafting,


  1. I love all the painty and inkiness, Elizabeth - glad you got here in time (well, with plenty of time to spare - lol!) and managed to dally in the snippets playground on the way! Thanks for entering this into both CHNC challenges. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT x

  2. Thanks for adding for the Glory of Christmas 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Fabulous card.....those colours look stunning together....and the gelli plate seems like great fun!
    hugs Jo x

  4. This is really beautiful Elizabeth, gorgeous inky effects. I love the rich red bg too, Cathy x

  5. This is truly gorgeous Elizabeth love what you have done here lots of huggles Sue xxx

  6. Ohhhh...this is gorgeous! So inky and wonderful. I haven't tried jelly plate but this is luring me into wanting to give it a go!


  7. Wow Elizabeth, what a stunner. I LOVE this Christmas card, beautiful colours and a gorgeous design.

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. so stunning elizabeth.gorgeous colours and i love the sceni stamp :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Fantastic creation, love your work with the gelli plate.
    Anne x

  10. Oooer Elizabeth, check out Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge post for today - there was a redraw and your name popped out! Well done!

    Hugs, Di xx

  11. A beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x

  12. I'm not sure if the jury has reached a decision by the time I'm typing this comment. But I think it is FAB! Love your gelli plate art, and the lovely stamp you chose to use on this. It really did invoke a wintery feel, and adding the F.Soft was inspired. I agree with your DH - I liked the red really made the winter scene stand out so beautifully. I'm liking your gelli creations. Hope the move is going well. TFS & Hugs - oh yes, I also enjoy reading Sue G's books.


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