Friday 7 November 2014

Ruth is experimenting with Gelli and Luminarte

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by!

This morning we're joined by a previous Top 3 winner who is returning as a guest to share a project she has created just for you - and what a project it is! Here is Ruth, from 'a love to create'...

Hi, my name's Ruth and I've enjoyed doing a variety of crafts since I was a child but would say at the moment my passion is mixed media. I love experimenting with products and seeing what else they can do. I love stamping, paints, inks, using fabric, fibres and lace in projects...anything that adds texture and I'm in crafty heaven. I'm delighted to be a guest designer today following my top 3 badge win for the nautical challenge.

My project today is a card made from a gelli plate background. I was experimenting (told you!) with luminarte silk glazes on the gelli plate and when I saw this print I thought it would be perfect for this months theme with the honeycomb effect. Sometimes when you pull a good print you don't want to add too much and hide the print. I've stamped and embossed the bee in copper and sprinkled some more powder on the card to carry the effect. Some more glazes on the bee metal charms, mounted onto card and that's it...what appear as
simple projects can sometimes take just as long in deciding what to leave out! If you want to see more of this project then please hop across to my blog

Thanks so much for inviting me, it's been an honour. Ruth x

Wow, a stunning gelli design and what a beautiful and creative project - thank you Ruth!

Every month I sit and sort out the posts with my jaw touching the floor!  It never ceases to amaze me just how creative we all are, how we can take the same tools and media and yet create projects so entirely different from each other. How lucky we all are to be a part of this gigantic, global, crafting community - it's very special.

For those of you who like visiting to get ideas for projects, see what products are being used and to see different techniques and styles, please remember that on the alternate days we don't publish a post here, we DO publish a step x step project over on our sister blog, Country View Crafts' Projects.

Next up is DTM Astrid, on Sunday, and she will be here to tantalise you with another fab' project!

See you on Sunday!

Chris and the team xxx