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Hope Everyone Is Still Enjoying Christmas!!!

Last week Dot and I were creating some backgrounds with the Gelli Plate, nothing else just creating backgrounds.  Then she got so tired and went to bed.

Yuk … that time difference really mucks about with our crafty time!!!

Carried on crafting and below are just two of the backgrounds which I made.  Turned out super cool, so decided to forge ahead and work on the left hand picture.

So from this …..


came this ….


Absolutely love the Gelli plate and how it works but who had it for about 4 years before it came out of the packet?

Shame on me!!!

Wow how much lovely crafty time did I miss out on by leaving it on the shelf?????

Reason it stayed on the shelf was because the first time I used it I was at Crafty Friend’s house and we used hers.

Ahhhh but we used it with ink and Shirley totally didn’t like the result it gave so mine stayed on the shelf, unused, still in the packet, for all that time.

Saw a video, about a year ago, where they were using paint so took it out of the packet and had a go.   Whoa …. what a difference it made and since then I have never looked back, use it so much now.


The owl is a stamp by Sheena Douglas called The Wise Owl.


6 Responses to “Hope Everyone Is Still Enjoying Christmas!!!”

  1. Sandra says:

    Hi Shirl, I hope you had a fabulous Christmas. I love what you’ve created here. The background is magnificent and it looks even better with all the stamps that you’ve used. A Gelli plate is on the top of my wish list as I’ve seen so many inspiring videos, and your post has made me want one even more! You can’t beat getting all messy can you:) I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. Crafty Hugs, Sandra xx

  2. Dot says:

    It looks so different after you have brought the background to life with the owl…love this Shirley! I had a great time making backgrounds too, so much fun even with the topsy-turvy time zones.
    Dot x

  3. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley,
    Your art is gorgeous, love that background. My Gelli plate sits in a drawer most of the time. Just too many things to work with I suppose but need to get it back out for a play 🙂 I just find it a bit messy and need a tub of water close by. Take good care and best wishes for 2017! Shirleyxx

  4. Craftyfield says:

    So many people have the Gelli plate I have come to the conclusion I need one too! Your print looked so arty to begin with, but I love how you transformed it with this lovely owl image. xx

  5. Leanne says:

    Oh wow Shirley, loooove those backgrounds! I am a huge fan of Sheena Douglass and you’ve done a great job with her owl and all that work on the background. There’s a lot of work on there Shirley and the longer you sit and look at it, the more you see how much you’ve put in to it.
    Happy New Year Shirley to you and all your family, xxxxx

  6. Carola says:

    Oh wowww, what a great background. Fantastic work!!!
    Hugs Carola

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