Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - The Written Word

Me again, showing you my second project for the challenge this month - The Written Word.

I have again used a Gel Press masterboard as my background for my project.  Here is the finished design

A few weeks back I spent a couple of hours making Gel Press backgrounds so that I had some ready for when I wanted to use them.  This is how my masterboard looked before I cut it up.

To create this I used various PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paints, a Carabelle Printing Plate, circle stencil and a white gel pen.  I also added touches of Gold paint using an old credit card.

Here is a closer look at some of the detail

I cut this to size and the stamped and embossed in black a quote from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ponderings CMS252.

I love this quote!

The flower is from PaperArtsy JOFY set JOFY64.  I stamped it using Archival ink and then coloured it using Polychromo pencils.  I was really happy with how it turned out.  It was then mounted to the background image using foam pads so that it had dimension.

To finish, the panel was added to a larger card blank.

I was really happy with how this turned out.  If nothing else, I used colours that don't come naturally to me.

Do keep popping over to the Challenge blog to see the design teams contributions this month - they are all amazing!  And I hope that you are going to join in with the Challenge yourself.  I always love seeing what you create.

Thanks for joining me.


  1. I love this Paper Artsy flower it's a great one for pencil colouring and is on my wish list. The masterboard looks great too, Miriam it's a lovely card!

  2. This is wonderful Miriam, I love that Tim Holtz sentiment, it's a really nice font xx

  3. Beautiful card Miriam. Love the Gelli print background which is a perfect compliment for the flower. I know what you mean about the colours not being your go to, they wouldn't be for me either but the result of gorgeous. Xx

  4. I love that wonderful background! Your Tim Holtz sentiment is one of my very favorites from him! Hugs!

  5. Looks fabulous! What kind of paper do you use for the gel prints?

    1. Hi, for this project I used super smooth card but I find the best is often standard copier paper! If I use lots of layers of paint i use cartridge paper.

  6. Wonderful happy card, Miriam! Love your background (I don´t have a Gelli plate yet, but I found a recipe how to make it by my own, I´ll try this out the next weeks) and the quote is great!
    xx Evelyn