Monthly Archives: July 2013

Freshly Made #93 – Sleeping Kitty


  • Stamp – Magenta “Sleeping Cat”
  • Background – made with Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts – layers of acrylic paint with impressions from: Stencil Girl “Damask Waves 6” and Crafter’s Workshop “Basketweave” template
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots”
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves
  • Acrylic Paints and Ranger Distress Paint (Brushed Pewter)

I made this card using a background/monoprint I created with my Gelli Plate. This particular background consists of three separate runs to get the layers of color I wanted. Each print run used a different color(s) of paint and different imagery. I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #93 as inspiration for the layout of this card. Because I’ve been demonstrating mono-printing with the Gelli Plate at a local art and craft studio, I have lots of backgrounds to work with! You may see more soon. I blended some Distress Ink onto the cat image to avoid the stark white paper I had stamped it on. It worked better visually with the background that way. Thanks for visiting.

OWH Thank You – Distress Inks with Stencil


  • Stencil – Crafter’s Workshop “Aboriginal TCW323”
  • Die cut made with Memory Box “Bistro Label”
  • Stamp – Printworks “Thank You”
  • Bling – Mark Richards “Lavendar Dots” and “Silver Metal”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Distress inks – Ranger – Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves

I followed the OWH Tuesday Tutorial Distressed Butterflies link for inspiration to make the background for the is card. The effect is almost airbrushed-looking, which I always like. Once I get started making backgrounds, I want to make more, so I’ll have to pull out some more stencils and different colors of Distress Inks and continue on! Have a great day!