I can't believe it is Wednesday again and time to go spy on people's desks all around the world! I really love to see what people are up to. I guess I am a bit nosey that way. If you are too then check out Stamping Ground and there will be links to tons of places to snoop!
So today my desk is full of love! Yes friends I am making Valentine's cards using some prints I made with my Gelli Arts plate. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know I LOVE this tool. It makes quick and easy monoprints (just as it sounds....a one off print never to be duplicated again) using acrylic paints and whatever paper or fabric you like. The process is a combination of surprise and mess and warm fuzzies. Just nothing else like it!
About Valentines Day. Another thing I love. Sure, I am not a mooney, starry eyed teenager in a big romantic love with some stud muffin...been there done that. But I don't think the day has to be about that. It is about LOVE! I love and appreciate all sorts of people and I let them know it on this day. Because in this world of more and more isolation...believe me people need to know! I love all of you who read my blog and if I could I would send each and every one of you a Gelli print Valentine! WITH chocolate! :)
So here is my mess of a desk....
As you can see I was in the process of finishing up some cards when I took the photo late last night. I did actually finish the last couple this morning before I wrote this post. Here they are :)
All seven cards were made using two 8 1/2" X 11" pieces of gelli printed cardstock which I cut up. I used pinks, purples and bright red acrylic paints. I used some heart stamps directly onto the plate make heart impressions. I also used the 'clean up' piece of paper for some of the top pieces.
I mounted the pieces on colored cardstock. I added some extra stamped pieces over the top..using the same colors of paint. I applied the paint to the stamps with a cosmetic sponge. (Be sure to clean paint off right away unless you want to be picking it off with a toothpick after it is dry)
On some I added some shiny dimensional stuff or some glitter.
On others I added a little sheer piece of ribbon.
Sometimes I did a little highlight with my white gel pen.
And I added the words 'love you' because I do!
I hope you enjoyed seeing this simple project. Not everything you make has to be a masterpiece in order to make an impact on others lives :) Now shoo shoo..go make something pretty!