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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - All That Glitters Is Gold!

Hello, Crafty Folks!
If it's Tuesday, and it is, then it must be Shopping Our Stash!
Our challenge theme this week is an easy one 
ALL That Glitters IS Gold

I am back with another one of my Gelli Prints!  I haven't had this much fun with manual printing since Mrs. Taylor let me run the mimeograph machine in the school office!  LOL! 
I am not really a glitter or gold kinda girl, but I am getting there! This challenge gave me the opportunity to work with another one of my Gelli plate prints.  I call this one Worlds because I love stories about alternate universes and non-linear existence.  I was watching
"Fringe" while working on this print so I decided to create my own Alternate Art Universe!   The circles represent the earth and our parallel universes.  The glitter is a land mass and, of course, there is "My Art" in my world.

Stash Items:
Sentiment and Image:  Unity Stamps Itty Bitty "Little Moments"
Inks:  ColorBox® Pigment Ink-"Kismet"; Teresa Collins™ColorBox® Pigment Ink-"Gold Shine" and "Posh White."
Embossing Folder: WRMK Next Level Embossing Strip: "Thanks."
Stamp: Canvas Corp/Hampton Art "My Art"

Thanks for Stopping By!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Scrappy Little Tag! - Using my Gelli Print Scraps..A Salvage Operation

Hey, Crafty Peeps!
You have probably figured out that I am really into this Gelli Printing.  I made a resolution to use as much scrap paper as I could in my projects for 2017.  Gelli printing has helped me because not only can I print designs over old paper scraps or over designer paper that I do not like and will probably never use, I can also use the scraps for projects like this "cuffed" tag! 

Everything in this project, including the Eiffel Tower, was created using scrap papers.  

Who knows, this may be the year I become more proficient at creating collages.  Probably not but it is an encouraging thought!

To start my "salvage project,"  
I decoupaged a bit of script from a scrap napkin onto the tag.

To add shine to the edges, I used  ColorBox® Teresa Collins™ Gold Shine Pigment Ink Pad.

I embossed a scrap piece of Gold card stock and adhered it to the back of my tag!
An embossed scrap piece of Gold card stock and adhered it to the back of my tag added elegance!
To create the "cuff" I folded over a small back section. A piece of elastic gold cord was slipped through the fold to create the hanger.
I added the Eiffel Tower Die Cut and this tag was good to go! 
I am learning that not every project has to be super, super involved.  I have also learned that "forced" creativity can get your mojo back on track!

Thanks for stopping by!