Wednesday, 17 April 2013

What's on your workdesk Wednesday? 202

Here we are back round to Wednesday again and sharing the mess creativity on our desks. So here is a picture of my desk today. WOYWW is a chance to have a nosey inside the workrooms of crafters all over the world, so if you haven't tried it click on the icon on the sidebar and take a journey!!





I am experimenting with two of the lovely new stamp sets from Creative Expressions by Sam Poole. They are quirky houses and flowers which have an Art Journal style to them. I think they will work well with the vibrant prints I made with the Gelli plate. I will show you more of these designs in the next few days. In the background you can see some twinkling H20's which I found hiding in the drawer and I plan to add them to some of the prints.




Here are some of the prints with washes of colour added, the colour pulls the prints together. I have painted half of the purple one in the foreground so you can see the before and after.

Here are two prints which used some Tim Holtz die cuts to create the design on the plate.

 
 

35 comments:

  1. i think these stamps were a hit at ally pally - i've seen a few today :) love your gelli plate prints - it's amazing the effects you can create!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    i overslept, so no. 21 this week...

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  2. Don't you just love H2O's? I have loads and they give such a lovely finish to a project but unfortunately, Promarkers get used more often at the moment because they are so much quicker:(

    Thanks for visiting my desk.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #59

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  3. Everyone seems to be playing with the stamps you have there and there are lots of great results and all so very different.
    Your pages look fantastic so many beautiful colours
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #40

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  4. Gasp! The purple and green page might be missing when you look again! lol! Love it. SueC#97

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  5. Love your desk looks like loads going on & the prints look great! Have a good day! Debs x

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  6. Super duper backgrounds - thanks for visiting me already BJ#1

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  7. What stunning work. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #30

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  8. These are really pretty, I love what you've done.

    Anda #43

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  9. Those backgrounds are gorgeous. Am hearing/ seeing more and more of the Gelli plates!!! Shall I or shan't I? Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

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  10. I love your gelli prints and those H20s are gorgeous colours! The flowers are looking great too! Thanks for sharing and for visiting me too. Happy Woyww Liz@73

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  11. You have been very busy and those prints are looking good, I love how clear and full of light your photographs are
    Bridget #28

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  12. What lovely pages, seeing more and more of the Gelli plate things, would I like it??? More research needed. I like what I see done with it, BUT, not sure if I can do that. I like an amount of consistency, I don't like surprises.
    Love the stamps - they are new to me - more research! (Maybe some spending too)
    Thanks for your visit today
    Alison
    #66

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  13. Gorgeous colours and cards on your blog. Happy WOYWW! Karen x

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  14. Love your desk, those stamps look fabulous and your papers are so lovely. Thanks for visting earlier - Happy WOYWW Gill x #82

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  15. Happy WOYWW!

    I love your flowers, and your prints - I want a Gelli Plate! I keep seeing more stamps I NEED, like your flowers!

    Cazzy x #87

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  16. Cute stamps! Love the Gelli prints! It's always fun to see everyone's prints. I need to pull mine out this weekend and play some more!

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  17. Oooh, those stamp sets are so pretty. And those gelli prints look fab!! Brigita #97

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  18. I just love finding things hiding a drawer. Love your prints and colors!
    Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place.
    Blessings,
    Robyn 99

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  19. I can see your in full spring creativity it all looks so bright and cheery hugs Nikki 6

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  20. Lovely, lovely things to see, Karen! You remind me that I have TH2Os, too. It's time I got mine out of the drawer and played, so thank you for the reminder!

    And thanks for coming by to visit me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #32

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  21. Wow... Karen, these look so beautiful and fun. Love those fantastic colors. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

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  22. Gelli prints are looking good!!!!
    You reminded me not used my h2o paints for ages
    Jackie 13

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  23. You have done some lovely prints with the gelli plate - I haven't gathered the courage yet - I will do today! I think that a great idea to use twinkling H2Os with the gelli plate prints! Also I love those stamps - pitty I didn't see them at Ally Pally! There was just too much stuff!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  24. I love the look of the gelli preints and the resulting cards you made and posted today! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #88

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  25. Love those Gelli pages you have created, that gelli plate is heaps of fun and what a great collection of stamps to use the prints with.

    Happy Belated WOYWW
    Eliza 46

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  26. You have made some great prints with your Gelli plate. Fab. Francesca #67

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  27. Great prints, and those stamps look lovely

    thanks for stopping by
    Debs #75

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  28. OK, your blog is about the 5th one I have visited that highlights Gelli Plates! I've got to get me some of those. Love your work, I am following you now. THanks for dropping by my blog. Barb #132

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  29. Hello Karen! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog - I love the book too!

    What great results you've had with your gelli-plate printing. I've seen a few posts on people's blogs, about this gelli plate, but I think your prints are the best I've seen so far. Love the idea of adding some paint, to intensify the effects. And the birdie cut-out mask is sweet.
    I haven't got any of the H2O paints, but I do have some sparkly water-colours, which give a lovely effect when used on some of my projects. There's something about a little bit of sparkly stuff...

    Thanks for visiting me at my blog - so glad I returned the "favour"! Lizzie #140

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  30. Oh wow, these are super, I have never tried gelli plates. What lovely colours

    Karen
    #137

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  31. I love all these pages you made with the gelli plate. How I wish some of this was available over here in South Africa.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #25

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  32. Love all the fun colors you have put together. great backgrounds. Running late, but being gone the 2 days wore me out! Drove home in a snow storm, still very cold, strong winds, and snow on the ground here. Unreal.
    Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend

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  33. Oh my I want those flowers! ahem and the prints they're laying on. (wink wink) Great desk this week. Finally getting do my woyww snooping. WOYWWer #3. Nan G

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  34. Ooh, those stamps look fun! Especially the funky flower ones. And I love what you've been making with them, even if they're just experiments I have to say they are turning out well. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving me a comment. Hope you had a great WOYWW! :) Deeyll #139

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  35. Oooooooooo twinkling H2Os!!! And you have come colors I do not : D. Love those prints, especially the one at the bottom, that's a favorite color combination. Thanks for visiting. #15

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Love Karen