Friday, January 10, 2014

Musically Challenged Challenge #16 and Stampotique Designers Challenge #130

It's a gelli of a day, no?  Well it is for me because of a wonderful lady who also a member on the Smeared and Smudged Forum posted what she found on how to make your own home made gelli plate.

I did make one and it was finished and set by 8:00pm last night.  Had to play of course and so made this card that will fit in 2 wonderful challenge blogs.  The first is called Musically Challenged.  Usually the challenge is based off of a video that is posted, but this Challenge #16 is A Song from A Movie that inspires you to create something.

The second is Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.  The Challenge #130 is Something New.  My NEW purchase was the ingredients I used to make my NEW fun tool the home made gelli plate.  Only rubber stamped images were used on this card.

After I finished playing with the gelli plate, I had several pieces of inked papers.  I love blue and decided to try to make something with the one sheet.  Then looking at my stamps, I thought, what have I not used in a while.  Well miss Smushallaum was looking right at me and then the Musically Challenged Challenge and the Stampotique Designers Challenge popped into my head.  There you go.

I made a card using the wonderful stamp Smushallaum by Daniel Torrente from Stampotique Orginals.  I was also inspired by one of the DT (design team) members on the Musically Challenged blog who also did The Little Mermaid, song Under The Sea.

No Flash used for 2nd picture

Songful o' Deets

Card base is Old Olive card stock with Smoky Slate ink on all edges to take some of the brightness out of the paper.

Everything else is on one piece of Whisper White card stock.

Background is all from my new homemade gelli plate.
Acrylic paints, Distress Spray, and reinkers (SU!) are all on the background in layers.

Stamps used are Smushallaum stamped in Black Staze On, and Heads stamped in White Staze On.  Both are Daniel Torrente stamps from Stampotique Originals.

Smushallaum is colored in with markers and Blender Pen.  Finished with Crystal Effects over entire stamped image.

Words are hand written with a pen.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. This is fabulous, I love the colours, and well done you for making your own gelli plate. This is definitely one mermaid you wouldn't mess with lol. cc

  2. ...and for some reason I hit enter instead of the space bar :-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge, and have a great weekend. Sue xx

  3. This has turned out so really cool! I bet you had a blast!

  4. Great choice of stamp!
    Your card has turned out great!
    Love the background you have done with it!
    Fab card well done!

  5. This is brilliant! I love the image and what you have done with it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week :)

    xx Arwen

  6. Great colours, beautiful! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  7. Hi, Matney! This is just so well put together! Love that Stampotique image, of course, but it is perfectly paired with your sentiment! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  8. Matney, this is amazing. Your Card is really mystical. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge! Tanja

  9. Totally AMAZING! LOVE the background and fab colors and the stamps so rocks my world. xxD

  10. great how the 'water' turned out so ethereal. love it

  11. Beautiful colours, love these stamps