Wednesday, 9 October 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #227

Can't believe another week has gone by already, doesn't time fly. Didn't get much crafting done over the weekend except for a challenge on Less is More, I had loads of ideas but only managed to make one card, I did make a few "bits" but they didn't quite turn out as I expected so they are in the bin (before you shout in protest - they really were rubbish!).

Anyway for this week I have been getting messy with my Gelli plate and have made a few backgrounds, only showing you a few of them as they wouldn't all fit on my desk  (plus some were a bit rubbish, but they aren't in the bin - yet!).

 I'm really pleased with some of these (and some not so). To make them into cards I simply cut them out and added acetate over the top which had been stamped and embossed and mounted. Here are a few of the finished pieces:

this is my favourite background and was the "second" print off the Gelli plate - the first one wasn't so good

Hope you like them, off for a look around the other desks over on Julias blog. Have a good week.

Bye for now

Donna x


  1. Hey Donna, I love your backgrounds....couldn't really see the point of the plate but now I see I'm wrong. The colours and designs look great made strong with the black stamped image. I love mixed media so this floats my boat!!! Will have a better look around your blog when I get more time later it looks very interesting. Have a great the way there is a give away on my blog post if you are at all interested. xx Julie (paperpathway) 59

  2. Very good idea - when I stamp over my Gelli print sometimes they aren't as crisp, due to the uneven surface. And I almost ALWAYS love the 2nd print better than the first :)

    Off to click on that skull I see in the You Might like... section. I'm loving the thumbnail so.....

    I am determined to be early this week
    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (27)

  3. How gorgeous! Reminds me that I need to be doing more with my Gelli plate. My absolute favorites are the leaves and tree and the gears and car!! What awesome work.

    Happy hopping this Wednesday!

    Lynn #28

  4. The finished cards are fantastic, the backgrounds work so well. Looks like I'm going to have to give in and get a Gelli plate!! Hugs. Pam#37

  5. What a fabulous way to use acetate! I don't have a gelli plate, but these might tempt me they are sooo gorgeous! Like Lynn, I love the leaves and that tree is amazing! I adore it! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #38

  6. I LOVE my gelli plate!! Your prints are amazing!! And your cards are soo beautiful!

  7. Wow! I love what you've done here. I really have to give this a try. I haven't bought a Gelli Plate yet, as I wasn't sure how much I'd use it, but I may well be tempted now.Have a good week, Hugs, Shaz #31 xx

  8. Oh wow, love your backgrounds and the finished cards! And the detail on that tree! The acetate really has a good effect on the cards, it does add a 3rd dimension to it :)
    Debbie #53

  9. Wow are those just so amazing to look at the acetate is a wild effect I'm sure you'll find something to do with the ones your not to happy with :) thanks for the visit hugs Nikki 39

  10. Donna, thanks for swinging by earlier, sorry for the late visit. Love, love the backgrounds, The acetate is a great idea! Your desk isn't messy either :) and you know you shouldn't throw things away..naughty you! Cx #30

  11. HOLY MOLY Donna, for a girl who hasn't been busy WQW, your canvas is gorgeous, the card on acetate is freaking fantastic, and the gelli pieces are gorgeous, then the cards with the acetate and stamping are outstanding, you blow me away, you are a very talented artist, thanks so much for sharing.. Hope you have a wonderful week..

  12. Wow, I love those black silhouettes against the patterned background! The tree, especially, is quite wonderful!
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  13. Hi Donna
    I love your gelli plate backgrounds and once made into cards they really look fantastic. I have just ordered a gelli plate so I feel fun times are ahead. Your cards are really lovely
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a great week
    Ria #50

  14. Love your beautiful backgrounds...I've heard of gelli plate but I don't know anything about them. Love the finished cards.
    Alessandra #88

  15. Nice cards, I am seeing some lovely work with gelli plates and I love the idea you have of making them into cards with the overlay.

    ~happy woyww
    kyla 71

  16. These are really great - love the backgrounds you've created. I am promising myself I am not getting a gelli plate...... hmmmm

    Happy belated WOYWW
    peace, Kay (19)