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.


  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

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

  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!

  4. Terrific pieces and the saying is so true.

    Love Chrissie x

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

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

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

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

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

  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 ♥

  11. Absolutely fab, lovely gelli plate creations

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

  12. Two wonderful cards with great texture.

  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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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