Monday, April 1, 2013

Another Mandarin Orange Monday...

Not at all sure what these will grow into but the last few days I have been adding blotches of orange, gray, white or black to these and just playing with the colors. For all I know they may get mostly all covered up eventually but for now, they are blotches of orange which pleases me.

painted background 1

painted background 2

And here are some cut up gelli printed labels my friend Leslie and I did on Sunday with my new Silhouette Cameo machine. I need to stop playing long enough to write more of a post about that thing, but it is so much fun I just can't stop using it to blog about it!

This is a gelli printed label page (using some of the new stencils I have been making):

orange-turq gelli labels

And another art journal background page, this time for my new larger 9"x12" journal:

orange-turq gelli1

Here are 4 of the bunch of stamps we cut, actual size around 2" x 1.5", made from a stencil of postage stamp designs I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. Cut out of gelli printed label paper:

gelli label stamps

Linked to Mandarin Orange Monday and Carolyn Dube's Gelli Print Party

17 comments:

  1. It all makes me smile. :-) That sheet of those two labels is gorgeous, and I also really like the two orange and gray pages. A color combo I must try...

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    1. Thanks Leslie. Actually the orange and grey ones are 6" square canvases. For those days I want to try my hand at painting something outside my art journals. Thanks!

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  2. Gelli Joy! I can feel the fun you guys were having while printing such great colors and patterns! Love that you cut them on the Cameo! Thanks for joining April's Party!

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    1. Yes I think we have Gelli fever and we got it bad! haha I love that it keeps being so fun, lots of ohhhhs and ahhhhhhs lately!
      Thanks for stopping by Carolyn!

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  3. "blotches of orange" could be the title of your memoir. ;-> I can't wait to see/hear more about your new toy!!!

    ;-> Felicia
    There are no rules!
    http://feliciathejournaljunkie.blogspot.com/

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    1. LOL right... my memoir... I will get right to work on that! I may have to bring the Silhouette over so we too can play!

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  4. Looks like you are having lots of fun! It will be interesting to see how your finished pieces look!

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    1. Thanks Jane! Keep checking cause I tend to go round and round on things I am working on... never been just a one project at a time person! THanks for stopping by!

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  5. I enjoyed looking at the progression from abstract expressionist sort of work to the more ordered, geometric. Of course, I love the colour variations too. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Glad to share Lori! I love the orange and teal combos especially! THanks for stopping by!

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  6. Beautiful work! The linky for OYGIF is now open. Hope you could join us too.

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  7. Striking color combinations, and fun variety of projects. will be interesting to see them finished...the faux stamps are intriguing. happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Dianne! I am thinking I may need to make a page above to put the things I actually finish since I start so many projects at a time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. wonderful oranges. i'm loving what i'm seeing here. :) visiting from OYGIF

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    1. Thanks Mai! Glad you found my blog!

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