This is my card for this month's "Masculine " challenge. Appropriately for this month, it's a Father's Day card. It was conceived on our DT trip to France. Jo Rice very kindly gave me, Janet, Linda and Sylvia a lesson with inks on the Gelli plate. It was such a fun evening and we all bounced ideas off each other. Special thanks to them all.
The background was the fun part. We brayered Adirondack ink (in this case Denim) onto the Gelli plate and then messed about with water.
This was the first one that we tried in France. I used a spray for it and applied way too much water. We could see that the idea had potential though and played some more.
These two were my favourites. They were created by dipping my fingers into water and flicking them at the inked-up Gelli Plate. The one on the left is the first print, which I think looks like rain, and the one on the right is the second print, which I think looks like snow. Two for the price of one!
You may have seen on Barbara's blog that we all made little pieces of art for the DT members who couldn't go (and another for a giveaway)........
....well this is one of the ones that I made and what inspired today's card. I don't know who received it but I hope they like it.
To make it I stamped the Jazz Man onto the card first and then masked him off before I took the Gelli print so that his white bits would remain white.
The Jazz Man actually has a cane in in his hand but I realised that the brolly from the Clarity Characters set fits him pretty well.
I thought a larger version would make a lovely Father's Day card for my father-in-law so I made today's card when I got back to the UK. I wrote "Happy Father's Day" and "Singing in the rain" around the frame and there's Glossy Accents on the glass part of the lamps.
I hope my FIL will like it. I certainly had fun making it.
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you all get "Masculine".
Umbrella from the Remountable Clarity Characters Set
Splash from Remountable Dolphin Set
Magical from Word Chain 7