Friday, March 11, 2016

tweaking the muse

No, not twerking, tweaking. Because Gelli plate prints.

Did you see Michele F.'s lovely array of cards using the camouflage technique over at Muse?


Well inking is fun but Gelli prints are funner. Says me. "You can do this with Gelli prints," says me. Um, not exactly. But here's what I came up with while slightly reducing Mt. Gelli NBUS (as Shirley B. likes to call the pile of prints one ends up with after playing with a Gelli plate ;)



These two were made from one panel of Gelli print sliced into two pieces. Two different takes on camouflaging, the first with the PTI Hello die; the second with Winnie and Walter Hello die and secondary sentiments.


 And cuz Michele used this technique for a couple masculine cards, I decided to grab a print that screamed camo-pattern-in-definitely-not-camo-colors and do a embedded-in-a-tropical-island-jungle camouflage technique to create a masculine birthday card. This time with the Winnie and Walter Hugs die. I did ever-so-slightly offset the top layer of the die cut so that a tiny hint of white would peek out. Otherwise "hugs" might have been lost in the jungle forever!

Hope you're liking the onslaught of Gelli prints. Methinks I ain't done yet...

I'm playing at these great challenges too:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (and I've even got The Great Divide thing going on!)
Winnie and Walter - Join In
Colouring Crazy - Brights
Less is More - Citrus (think oranges, lemons and pink grapefruit)


36 comments:

Hannelie said...

Maria, you make such beautiful cards! I LOVE this trio! Just an awesome take on the muse!

Esther said...

Absolutely fantastic! Great to see gelli prints being used SO effectively in these gorgeous cards!

Ruth said...

Wow! That's quite a few cards - never tried gelli printing, but the results look very much amazing. Gorgeous take on the Muse challenge. Xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Amazing ..bright ,vibrant yet CAS cards !

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards! Love the creative, colorful and artistic backgrounds!

I Card Everyone said...

What?!!! Are my eyes deceiving me?!! THREE? Oh Maria, I'm asking more often!! =] =] I don't have a foggy clue what Gelli prints are but ME THINKS I'd better find out!! You have outdone yourself, and me, here girlfriend! xx
=]

Karen Ashbrook said...

Three amazing cards. Karen x

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the prints. Such vibrant and fun colours. Loving the big die sentiments and how you've used them x

Sharon said...

Those are some amazing gelli prints you have got there and they made beautiful cards.
Thanks for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Cat Craig said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous...how could you choose just one to post in the gallery? (If you add ?1, ?2 etc after your url you can post more than one photo in the inlikz gallery from the same post.)

Michelle said...

Beautiful..... love 'em all!

Marina said...

Initially, I was disappointed not to find any twerking on here, but your fabulous prints have made the visit worthwhile, after all.

Susanne Vargas said...

More very cool cards!!! I really like your prints!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are all awesome, Maria! Especially love the first 2, the colors and design rocks! My Gelli plate, purchased, hmmm, I think at least 3 years ago, sits unopened on a shelf. I think I have Gelliphobia lol!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply love your take on this week's Muse card. So striking!

Lisa A. said...

All your cards are lovely, Maria!! Love how you used the one piece of Gelli print for two cards...sweet:)!!

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, wow!! They just took the words out of my mouth!! So stunning, I just took a loooong gasp before I figured I should close my hanging mouth! :D

Greta said...

Amazing! I especially love the first one, Maria--keep going back to look at it!

Yolanda Garrido said...

Your colouring is jst stunning!!! The last card is just amazing!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

All of those are fabulous! Gelli printing sounds really fun - have been thinking about it repeatedly....on my list of things to eventually try out....just don't want any more NBUS stuff littering my overstuffed craft room....of course I LOVE your colors and your unique take on Michele's card!

Colleen said...

Wonderful birthday card, beautiful colors! Have not heard of this Gelli printing...something new to try! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

cm said...

Adding my voice to the accolades you've received: your trio of cards is outstanding! Gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs~c

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous! Love the second one - it's like an explosion of fireworks!

joy said...

These Gelli print cards are amazing! I love the bright colors you used. It's been a long time since I played with my Gelli plate. You have inspired me to do so again.

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous cards, Maria! Love the bright, warm colors of the first two and the placement of the die cuts!

Anita in France said...

Well, you scaled Mt Gelli NBUS ... and conquered, Maria ... these are stunners ... such lusciousness ... a gorgeous riot of colour on each one! I especially love those oranges, pinks and yellows with the crisp white ... yum! Hugs, Anita :)

Loll said...

Fantastic cards Maria. Am loving your gelli print backgrounds. xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Sensational cards Maria. Loving them all.

Anne said...

What striking and vibrant cards Maria!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
Anne
"Less is More"

Deni(se) said...

So cool and creative.

Cris G said...

WOW! My heart goes to the first two cards, those pieces of printed paper are really amazing, now I feel like I have to print something... it's been a long time since my last faux gelli play. :)

Patt H. said...

these are all such gorgeous cards! I've not tried Gelli printing but after seeing these, I am really intrigued.

Patt H. said...

these are all such gorgeous cards! I've not tried Gelli printing but after seeing these, I am really intrigued.

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry, it looks like I missed visiting you last week!
This is beautiful work it looks as though you had lots of fun with ink and dies!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

OttawaMom said...

Fabulous group of cards! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the Birthday!

Glenda J said...

These are all gorgeous! Well done. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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