Christmas in the Woods

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a nice New Years Eve.  Here in Ontario, gatherings are limited to 5 people due to the rapid spread of the new Covid virus.  I hope you all stay safe and healthy this year.

2022 is going to be a year to excel in my creativity with the Gelliplate, art journals, and more.  This card was created for Carol, one of my besties, who is an artist herself.  She has been published in the July 2004 edition of Stampers Sampler where she completed six tags–five with a unique pair of flip flops using ribbon, beads, etc.

From her I am learning to use the GelliPlate and this is one of my backgrounds.  I cut my Gelli paper to a slimline size and added some Lavinia Stamps trees and embossed script writing. Because I did not have the stamp to elongate a tree, I elongated the trunk myself using a Micron 05 black pen.  Black ink was added to the edges of the Gelli paper and tiny little holes were burned which you can see on the top third of my card.  To complete the design I added red twine with a silver-plated silver charm from Michaels.  I love the texture mixed media gives.

Carol and I get together throughout each month to work on “art” whether it be teaching each other things or experimenting with things.  We’ve had fun making hot glue stencils, learning to burn holes into paper, making art journals, and following along with Somerset Studio and Art Journal magazines to learn more and just have some good laughs and fooling around.  Who says women our age can’t be kids again.  LOL.

Have a great 2022!


Posted on : Jan 08 2022
Posted under cards, Christmas, Gelli Plate, Lavinia Stamps |

7 People have left comments on this post

Jan 8, 2022 - 10:01:31
April+W. said:

Your gelli plate background is beautiful! I love this card with the trees. I like how you elongated the tree too. What fun to have a fun art day with your friend!

Jan 8, 2022 - 10:01:53
CarolynL said:

Love your foray into something new-to-you! Your card immediately caught my eye and started me thinking of personal variations….
Thank you for the proverbial kick in the appropriate area and sharing your work!

Jan 8, 2022 - 11:01:08
Judy Jackson said:

This is gorgeous! Such creativity you are displaying on this tag.

Jan 8, 2022 - 10:01:50

I love what you did with that gelli plate background and your stamping goes great with it, so nice to have someone to have fun creating with in person.

Jan 8, 2022 - 10:01:34
Sue Mac Donald said:

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your tutorial; I drib& drabbed in similar techniques years ago. I love your card! Good luck in your next hobby. You are so accomplished at whatever you choose to do!

Jan 9, 2022 - 01:01:19

Very cool card, Bethie! My favorite part of it was your tree trunk drawing. That was genius! LOL got a giggle from your comment on my blog about the old stamps, I’m wanting you to dig your Bella 1.0’s out for sure! xoxo

Jan 9, 2022 - 12:01:05
Heidi said:

I love the background, especially the color choices. I like those Lavinia stamps, they seem to always look nice over artsy backgrounds. Great job!

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