Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Fantastic play day

Yesterday I went to Margaret (Glitterandglue) for a play day, we had a wonderful time, getting very messy, and I'm sorry this post is rather picture heavy.
First we did some playing with shaving foam and and alcohol inks and acrylic paints, made lots of backgrounds, but at the end, neither of us was very excited, I can't see either of us repeating the exercise any time soon.

Here are all our creations drying on her bedroom floor, on wax paper, 

and here are mine on my work surface. I will probably only use two or three of these efforts.

Then we had a go on my homemade Gelli plate, I've had it for about three years and never used it before, again, not really enamored and probably won't ever use it again. Don't think the end result was worth the effort, I might use the blue one but not the other one.

 Next we played with Margaret's Brushos and made a fabulous mess, that's when my hands got so mucky, we had a wonderful time, and I am seriously thinking of buying some of those. 
They are fabulous to use, here are the results of that play and I will probably use all of these creations in some way or other.
So, now as this blog heading is What's on my worktop Wednesday, kindly hosted by the fabulous Julia, and we are supposed to be baring our worktops at the Stamping Ground,   I'd better show you my worktop.
At the far end are all my creations from yesterday, and on the glass mat is a card I am making for daughter, with the Pollyanna Pickering DVD A Walk in the Wild, and in between, my trusty tool box.
Well it is time I finished this or you, dear kind visitor, will never get to read it. 
Thank you for dropping by and wading through my drivel, and if you make a comment I will certainly return the favour.
Bless you


jill said...

I like how you've made the different back grounds & now all ready to add some extra pieces.
Jill #6

Unknown said...

Love the "mess"! Creativity at it's best!

Neet said...

My goodness, what a lot of creativity! Bet you had great fun with Margaret and John. Don't dismiss the backgrounds you don't particularly like - try diecutting some of them and see what you get . Must say I love the shaving foam technique and use my results of matting an layering, not sure about Gelli prints but Love Love my Brusho's.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Lynn Holland said...

I did marbling using shaving foam, it was great fun. Must put it back on my to do list.
Lynn 14

glitterandglue said...

Tee hee - almost identical blogposts this morning!! Great day yesterday. See you soon.


Chidkid said...

Love the nessines.. Brushos are just great..but, like you, probably never going to bother with the shaving foam again..too greasy! Elaine #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

But you have to have a go befor you know whether you like w technique or not...having fun with a friend is just the cherry on the cake 🍰 I never seem to get anywhere when I try and do random, it just isn't me...I do so admire it but don't seem to have the brain to achieve it. I'm glad you had fun with the Brushos though, lots of deserve seem to love them!
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

Evalila said...

Looks like lots of fun! Great backgrounds! Happy WOYWW, Evelyn #35

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Chris, loving all your experiments! Just remember, don't discard anything, sometimes a background only comes to life with the right stamp on it! I bought myself some shaving foam to do some marbling a few weeks ago, not got round to it yet. Like you, I'm not crazy about the Gelli plates. Just not 'me'. It was the Distress Stains I only bought a few of, lol. The ones behind it are my Adirondack re-inkers, As I love those pads for brayering, or blending for scenic stamping, when I heard they were being discontinued, I tracked down a reinker for each one.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

That sounds like a lovely play date! I can tell you had endless fun together! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #26

Diana Taylor said...

Your play date sounds like a lot of fun - I think your papers are fab, although I don't know what the shaving foam technique is, it sounds intriguing! Gelli printing is a strange one - I find it either goes really, really well or it's a complete disaster!
Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a good week,
Diana #24

Annie said...

It's so lovely to see you having crafty fun with a blogging friend. I guess it's all a bit trial and error with new ideas....but well worth the effort.
Have a great week.
Annie x # 13

buterfliecrafter said...

looks like you had loads of fun although you're not completely satisfied with the results. I love my gelli plate, I have a ton of prints waiting to be used.Have yuu tried using stencils on them? Happy WOYWW, Vicky #8

Sharon said...

You look like you had lots of fun and got a lot of backgrounds done!

Sharon K #42

My name is Cindy said...

Just been to Margaret's - what a lot of fun you two had! I don't rate thje shaving foam either - too much mess for a so so result. The trouble with making so much you have to use it all - I still have some backgrounds from my last play with a gelliplate which was some time ago!! Thanks for your earlier visit, Happy WOYWW Cindy #27

ToadilyDiane said...

Looks like lots of fun.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #34

Tracey said...

Wonderful photos, it's great to experiment even if you're not always happy with the results lol. Your work surface is wonderful :o)

Bernice said...

The shaving foam backgrounds look like something my school craft classes would enjoy - I've never tried that - it looks like fun! Lovely card - I'm sure your daughter will be pleased with it.
Bernice #15

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I saw what you'd been up to at Margaret's. You must show us what you make with them. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww,
Angela x 25

Nikki said...

Sounds like you had a fun time playing I'm sure you'll use up all those new creations soon
Hugs Nikki

buterfliecrafter said...

just dropped in to let you know that in fact you can read Dutch, it was the book above where I take my notes :-)Vicky #8

BJ said...

Yep a truly great inky time spent with a good friend. I like simple for cards especially if it means "flat" for cheaper postage - LOL. Thanks for visiting me BJ#49

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well it looks like you had great fun! Take care. Zo xx 41

Kim Collister Studio said...

Love those play days! Looks like you have a wonderful time. Your hands show it!! Sorry for the late post.
Happy Creative week to you!!
Kim #66