Thursday, 24 November 2016

Gel Press® Christmas Card Set

I made a set of Christmas cards as part of our November Video Frenzy:

You can see the video on the Gel Press You Tube channel, where you can find awesome videos from the rest of the creative team.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Gel Press® Thanks Tag

I made this thank you tag using a Gel Press® plate, some Deco Art paint and stencil and Tim Holtz patterned paper:

All the details are up on the Gel Press® blog. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Gel Press® Elephant card video tutorial

I have a video tutorial up on You Tube showing how I made this card using a Stencil Girl stencil, Darkroom Door and Carabelle Studio stamps:

Pop over here and take a look!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Darkroom Door Bunting Border stamp

Darkroom Door has released a new product line - big 12 inch border stamps! I got to play with the Bunting Border.

Here's a page I'll add to my art journal:

and this is a big 6 x 12 inch card:

I love that this stamp is big enough to go across a whole page, or even wrap around a big card.

To find out how I made these samples, please head over to the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Gel Press® and Stencil Girl Video Frenzy

The Gel Press® team have prepared a plethora of videos of projects we made using Stencil Girl stencils for you to watch on our You Tube channel. We're calling it the Gel Press and Stencil Girl Frenzy.

Here's my project:

It's a bunch of cards I made with messages of encouragement for people affected by breast cancer. You can find my video here.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy all the videos!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Shabby Chic Cards with Gel Press®

Hello hello!

I have a set of cards I made using Gel Press in a shabby chic style to show you:

All the details including a tutorial are up on the Gel Press blog.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Zebra Background Stamp by Darkroom Door

Love love love the new Zebra Background stamp from Darkroom Door! Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the cards I created with it:

To see these and other cards, please pop over to the Darkroom Door blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

African Trees by Darkroom Door

Among the new release from Darkroom Door is a set called African Trees. It's got silhouettes of trees as well as some appropriately sized animals. To say I love this set is an understatement!

Here are some cards I made with it:

To find out how these came together, please visit the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 30 September 2016

The Art of Well Being

For our blog hop this month, the team at Gel Press® are indulging in a little introspection and asking how art helps maintain or improve our well being.

For me, the main attraction of art besides the colour and sense of accomplishment is the social aspect. It's a way for me to connect and interact with like-minded people in a safe, nurturing environment.

I feel fortunate to teach classes at my local craft shop. This gives me ample opportunity to interact with crafty people when they come along to learn a new technique or about a new product. I also get a huge sense of accomplishment when I finish planning the class, and then an added bonus at the end when I finish delivering the class and I see happy smiling people who are proud of their efforts.

This is an art journal page I taught recently:

We created a few sheets of fabulous arty paper with a Gel Press® gelatin plate, then die cut them with the teacup die. Elements of the designs were outlined with white gel pen, which really helped unify the very different papers. The alphabet stamps are by Darkroom Door.

 I loved that everyone's teacups all looked so wonderfully diverse, even though we all started with the same tools and materials.

One of the ladies had also booked her daughter in, and as she happens to be one of my daughter's classmates, it gave me an opportunity to include my daughter as well. Here is her design (that she chose to pop on a canvas to hang on a wall):

I love how art brings people together. It binds people across generations and great distances. It keeps me sane and functional.

To find about how art helps the well being of the other members of the design team, hop along and read following the list here:

Teresa < you are here now

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wild Africa from Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door has just released an awesome collection of African themed stamps.

Here are a couple of card samples I made using one of the new stamp sets called Wild Africa Vol 3:

The detail in these images is incredible! Each set comes with two animals, some fun foot prints and some cool sentiments.

Pop over to the Darkroom Door blog to see how I made these.