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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Its an age thing


After a few days when family issues took over it was good to get in the craft-room last night and just have a play.  As always there were still a number of bits and pieces lying around, including my first experiments into using a Gelli plate, which is one of the layers for this card.
I had read about the challenge for August over at Country View Crafts which is 'Quotations and Sayings',
I think the words here just say it all, especially when friends are approaching a certain age and would rather forget the number. The word stamp comes from an Indigo Blu set called little Voice.
The other image is from Paper Artsy-Lynne Perrella, this was  stamped/embossed  with a black powder.
The strip is also a piece from my gelli plate experiments  passed through a ribbler gadget..
All it needed was a bit of extra distress round some of the edges, the trusty Vintage Photo distress ink and a sprinkling of Aged Green Frantage power in a couple of corners.



The base of this card is from Tim Holtz Kraftresist  stack. The Ribbed layer comes from the same  Gelli background piece as I used in the card above.
My friend kindly sends me die cuts so I am sorry I don't know the maker for  the words cut.
This was ramdom stamped using a Spampendous stamp.
All the shading and  colour is Salty Ocean distress ink.
A few trimming from the box  and that was it.

Challenges I will join the fun in are-
Country View Crafts- challenge 6  Quotations and saying
Artfultimes -challenge 35 Lets Ribble

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate you calling and your lovely comments.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely work, your first Gelli plate steps are very promising! I keep trying to tell myself that age does not matter, either....sigh! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. That sentiment is so true! Two great cards with lots of texture!

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  3. I don't think too much about my age, until something hurts!! What a great quote and wonderful card! I have not broken down and picked up a gelli plate, just not sure if I would love it or hate it! Love this!

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  4. Terrific pieces and the saying is so true.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Totally wonderful card Yvonne, what a great make and I adore that quote!! (we are all in the same boat lol...)

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  6. Fab card Yvonne :) what a good idea using the ribbler
    Von♥

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  7. such a fab card, love the turquise coour scheme
    hugs

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  8. Two great cards Yvonne, love that turquoise:) Fab gelli plate background, I've not got one yet!
    Val x

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  9. Fabulous use of your bits and gelli print Yvonne.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  10. Love using the gelli plate prints, and the quote on the first card is perfect! Great cards! waving hi from the rainy ( again ) hills of North Carolina ♥

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  11. Absolutely fab, lovely gelli plate creations

    Thanks for ribbling along with us this week - AT - Sam xxx

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  12. Two wonderful cards with great texture.

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  13. Wow - that first card is an absolute stunner in my book - one of my favourite colour combinations, and such fabulous texture throughout. Two lovely makes, Yvonne! Sorry to be behind - my internet's been playing up, so I'm sitting in Caffe Nero trying to do some catching up... have a great weekend!
    Alison x

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  14. this is a great make and love that blue! sorry for any comments missed having a few days off as Steve is home and a few days out hugs trace x

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  15. Two great pieces - love them both.. Gill x

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  16. Beautiful and I think the colour of the distress ink is just perfect. Lovely and another great LP stamp - I just cannot get a good image off them at all! Cx

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  17. Fabulous card Yvonne, love the colours & the LP stamp.
    Janet x

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  18. The Gelli plate background looks wonderful - you've got that technique under control for sure! Love the colours and the sentiment is spot on! xx

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  19. Great saying, great composition and a fab gelli plate background.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  20. Love the sentiment! The card is pretty incredible too! Thank you for joining in with Country View Challenges this month!

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