Thursday 27 December 2012

A fun afternoon creating mono prints.

Look what I got for Christmas! 

Today I went shopping, intending to have a look round the sales and just have a 'mooch', but I got bored and I was home within the hour, desperate to experiment with my gelli plate. Wow, it took me back to my college days and teaching days in the classroom, what fun I had.

This photo was taken after I had started clearing up, the stamps and masks were already in a sink of soapy water.

The prints kept building up on the floor as I played.

My most favourite four mono prints

This being my most favourite of all.

My most favourite 'ghost' prints.

My least favourite ones.

But saying that, now I have got them up in the craft room under better light, I have to say I love these too and can see me using them.  I got 23 prints in total, so expect to see some of them in projects over the coming weeks. In fact I received the new Crafty Individuals stamps before I went on holiday and I can see them both going together really well. So more fun to have. 

If you haven't seen the new stamps they are fabulous, so NOT my style, but they are calling me to have a playtime. The new designer is called Alice Palace and her blog can be found here. The stamps can be found on the new CI web site

I think I am going to have alot of thinking time with these lol.

I hope you have had a great Christmas and everything went to plan. Hopefully you have got a day or two to have a bit of a rest before the new year celebrations.

Thanks for all your Christmas wishes and for stopping by again to read my blog, I feel so honoured that you are here.

See you Sunday for the new year challenge for Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

 hugs {brenda} X0X



Margreet said...

You made yourself stunning papers, Brenda....and I love those stamps....they are so funny! Can't wait to see your creations...thanks for your kind words on my blog during 2012...hope you will still come over in 2013!
xxx Margreet

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh what fun you will have with your Gelli Art and these cool stamps! Hope you had a fab Christmas. Thanks for sending Christmas wishes my way! Happy New Year! Yvonne

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Great christmas presents, I'll buy also the gelli plate, it's so much fun.
Wonderful collection you've made.
Wish you a happy healthy and peaceful New Year.
Hugs Anja

Karin said...

wow beautiful presents, especially the gelli plate, im jealous,haha

Fliss said...

Your prints all look totally gorgeous Brenda and guess who's waiting for her gelli plate to turn up!
Having seen these I can't wait!!!
Thanks too for your Christmas wishes and hope you had a lovely time.
All the best for 2013 too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Daniele said...

gosh you have been busy Brenda such lovely backgrounds, I've done nothing but sleep, so i'm hoping to have a day to play tomorrow
hugs and best wishes

Kathyk said...

I keep hearing about the gelli plate so it's great to see you getting to grips with yours. Sure looks like you are having fun with it too.

Happy New Year to you and your family - hope 2013 is kind to you.


Marjie Kemper said...

I love a gal who's desperate to get home and play with her gelli plate! Your prints are wonderful... and I'm glad you came around to seeing the beauty in your least faves... they look great to me!

2amscrapper said...

What fun! I've been working on my blog and need to get going on projects. These papers you've created are wonderful and will come in handy.

Ginger said...

great work with your gelli plate, looking forward to seeing the projects you use them from. x

Unknown said...

Bet you had loads of fun Brenda playing with all those prints. Hope you had a lovely Christmas & happy New Year to you x

Juls said...

love your pressie!! great u have had chance to play!! Love the backgrounds you have created!! Hugs Juls

Kim Dellow said...

Fab Pressie! Glad you are having fun! Thanks for my ecard btw :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to seeing more of these fabulous papers. Kimx

Von said...

What a fab pressie ! and what fun you had playing too :)
Hope you all had a brill Christmas :)
Von ♥

Junibears said...

I can see you've had so much fun playing with your prints! a wonderful selection.
New Year Blessings xx

Terry said...

Oh Brenda, I can see that the making of those prints had to be more fun than shopping!! I think you will put all of these to great use, even the least favs! Don't you think it just brings out the real artist in us when we are challenged to use an item out of our comfort zone? You will rock those stamps!

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! Not sure what we might do for NYE, but a couple of events are making me think to just stay home! Whatever you do, have a wonderful time and Happy New Year's to Ken and you! XOXO

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lucky you ;), such a plate is on my wish list. Your background are wonderful and I'm looking forward what you will create with them.

Lisa Jane said...

wow you look like you have had fun.. what a fab set of papers you have made .. and i love that dog stamp
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas
Lisa x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Look at those papers! A confession, I have no idea what gelli plates are. I will google it and see what it's all about.

Thanks for making my 2012 so wonderful. I always light up when I see you've come to visit!!


PS. I saw a wolf in the aspen trees but I don't think I got a photo at the right angle.

Lynn Stevens said...

Those are so cool Brenda! Looks like you had loads of fun creating them. I've never tried gelli plates. You should do a tutorial!

P.s Yeah I was able to access via google +

Hugs Lynn

cheryl said...

oh wow looks like you have been having fun hun all those backgrounds look amazing hugs Cherylxxxxxx