Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A new toy

I bought myself a new toy a few weeks back. So far I haven't had much time to play with it. Either I don't have the time, or the energy or when I do have time Mr Gibbs is demanding attention.

A few days ago when I showed you the ATC's I made I said I would show what I used to make the backgrounds.  The top left corner is the picture of the 3 ATC backgrounds  and the big picture is my new gel printing plate from Gelli Arts. You roll the paint on to the gel plate and then you can use stencils, or assorted textures pieces to create one of a kind prints. I'm not very good at explaining how to use it but I can tell you that after seeing several videos on this I was fascinated and wanted to try it out.

My first attempt didn't work the way I thought it was supposed to and I thought that maybe it was going to require some practice Then I realized that I had forgotten to peel off the plastic protective sheet before I rolled on the paint.. OOPS!

Oh well, I now have a very pretty plastic sheet to lay back on my gel plate when I'm not using it.

Here were a couple tests I did. I used a flower stencil. I rolled the paint on and then the stencil was laid on top of the paint.  I made my print and then removed the stencil and made one more print.

Hopefully one of these days real soon I'll have all the planets aligned right and I'll get to spend lots of time playing.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Project 365 week 12


3/22 I took Sunday off so I could have a long weekend for my birthday. Wade and I went out for breakfast and I didn't think to take a picture until I was all done eating. It was so good

3/23 My day off was spent playing and making ATC's

3/24 Early morning stop to take a church sign picture

3/25 Pickled eggs for a snack at work. YUM

3/26 You can't see it in the picture but there were snow flakes flying around.

3/27 I love watching old episodes of Murder She Wrote. They just don't make shows like they used to

3/28 I finally got around to getting my hair cut.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Gibbs Report

Happy Sunday blogging peeps. I'm so happy to see you today. I'm hoping that maybe you can help me with something.
I'm on a quest. Would you like to join me?


As you can see I don't look very happy here. That's because spring time showed up and then it disappeared again. We have no idea where it went or when it will be back. I'm going off to look for it.
I don't have time for any other news right now. It's very important that I find spring time. Do you have any ideas where I should look?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Better late than never

I almost always write my posts and schedule them to post at 12:30 a.m. Last night I just didn't feel like it. I'll blame it on the fact that it was snowing and we now have over an inch of snow on the ground again.

I could blame the snow for me not getting my journal page finished too but I think that one has more to do with procrastination. It could also have something to do with the fact that I was making more ATC's

Here' is card #2. This one started by gluing strips of book page on the card and then painting the top red and the bottom blue. Then I dug in my stash of stickers and found some patriotic stickers. I chose the "brave" sticker to become part of the text.


In a future post I'll be showing you how I made the backgrounds for the next two cards. Again I dug in the stickers and found some flowers to go with this cheery colored card. The saying was printed on paper then cut out and glued to the card and outlined with a black sharpie.

No stickers on this one but the same method for the text. It doesn't show well but the center of the flower in the lower left corner is a yellow gem that I glued on

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