It's been some time since I joined in with the Craft Barns Alpha Challenge. To be honest, crafting has been a bit of a struggle recently, I've had no motivation or inspiration and I haven't been happy with my DT pieces. BUT - today I became the owner of a yummy Gelli plate, thanks to my OH who kindly let me have my birthday present early (lets face it I wasn’t going to stop nagging til I got my own way!!). Here are my first two Gelli prints (I forgot to take a pic before I started stamping.) The large peacock feather stamp is by Stampendous and the smaller one Blockheads.
I've used the lighter print as the background for my Alpha dictionary page (I'm altering a dream dictionary). This fortnight's letter is F (between FE - FR) and I chose Feather. I went for soft, light colours because in dreams feathers are said to denote softness, lightness and suggest a more gentle approach to situations.
The top strip is also a Gelli print on which I’ve used a flying birds mask and vintage photo distress ink. The square panel is embossed in pirate gold onto a scrap of Gelli print.
In dreams it is thought that feathers often represent flight to other parts of the self and because of the connection with wind and the air, can represent the more spiritual side of ourselves. I’ve had a lovely few hours playing, finally back in touch with my creative self and am quite pleased with my first attempts – I think you could be seeing quite a few more Gelli print creations !! Thanks for stopping by – Esther xx