See you soon

Just popping in with a couple of cards carrying a couple of messages for you. I hope your new year is off to a good start; I am still enjoying the beauty of an array of Christmas cards sent from around the world, thank you my creative friends for brightening up the midwinter days.

I made today’s cards from a gel printed panel done several months ago. I can’t remember the paints but you can see there was definitely orange, aqua and black. The panel I cut up is shown below, most of it included distinct or faint stars made with the Darkroom Door small starry night stencil. Along one edge there were two very distinct feather prints made with real feathers.

I ended up cutting a square which included one feather, leaving me one for another project. I also cut a rectangle covered in colour and texture which became the base for die cut letters and stars. I chose gold cardstock and gold embossing powder to add some brightness and shimmer on top of the dark background featuring a ‘scripted bold sentiments’ stamp from Pinkfresh Studio, alphabet dies from MFT and nesting star dies from We R Memory Keepers. I popped up the letters and the stars on black foam which kind of makes them appear to be floating.

I wanted to let you know I am taking a short blogging break so I can devote some time to planning and prep. I will be working on projects to share with you over the coming months. Ideally I would have done this before I stopped for Christmas but that didn’t happen so I’m doing it over the next week or so. I have lovely ideas and projects floating round in my head, I have a little stash of stencils and stamps that haven’t been out of their packets and some new release products from Penny Black on the way.

It has been a while since I devoted time to gel printing, alcohol inks, stenciling and lettering so that’s on the list along with some more hand painting. I will be making some videos to share here on my blog and youtube channel. I have a new online class in the works also. So you see while it’s quiet on the blog it will be busy behind the scenes.

As always I am happy to answer questions and I’m open to requests or suggestions for new projects and videos. If you feel like diving into one of my online classes just click on COLOUR CLUES or WINTER WONDER to learn more. (Here is a discount code for COLOUR CLUES which will take 20% of the price until January 15, 2021 HTNY21 )

So take care everyone, I’m looking forward to sharing techniques and experiments, cards, journal pages, paintings and more here on the blog during 2021. See you soon…


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11 Comments on “See you soon”

  1. Maria Blake says:

    Dear Heather,

    I am trying to sign up for your colour class but am getting a message the discount code is not valid.

    Thank you for the lovely card you sent. It was a treat to receive.

    Maria Blake


  2. Pat says:

    A fabulous gelli plate piece Heather and love the two cards you have made using it. The real feather just glows over the top on the first and love the background stars as well as the added gold stars on the second, and also the lovely gold sentiment you have put on each. Glad you are still enjoying your Christmas cards and hope that mine to you arrived eventually as it was rather late being sent, and with probable postage hitches maybe it never reached you. Enjoy your break and as you say will give you time to regroup and think about future projects. x

    • Heather says:

      Hi Pat, thank you for your lovely wreath card which arrived yesterday and is now displayed on my sideboard. I am never in a hurry to take down cards or decorations so it will be there to enjoy for a while yet.

  3. Char says:

    Love your cards and columns. Enjoy your creative break! I look forward to seeing what you have for us in the future.

  4. Leslie says:

    Both cards are just beautiful! I’ve had a gel plate for years and haven’t used it but a handful of times. Shame on me. I really need to get it out and play! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Bonnie says:

    Have a good break, Heather! Can’t wait to see what you are playing with! Happy New Year!

  6. nancystiz says:

    What intrigues me the most about your cards is your play with colors and the incredible results you achieve by mixing inks. I’d never think to mix these on a gelli yet they are magnificent. Thanks too not only for your very descriptive posts but also for your supply list. Enjoy your break for planning too!

  7. patricia rowe says:

    Another real beauty. I am glad you are taking a break since I know that soon we will see more eye-dropping, awesome work from you. I often wonder how you had the time anyway to produce the many beautiful cards for Penny Black, foiled fox, and the classes.
    Can’t wait for the future..I know Canada is still in lockdown mode. Guess no traveling to Australia for awhile for you.
    Take care. Rest and create.

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