Monday, March 22, 2021

Time Out #183

Time Out wants us to be different.  So here's what I did for the challenge.  Something I've never done before.

I've always liked interesting backgrounds so I decided to get a gel plate.  This is not the best example of the panels I made but I had fun doing it and you will be seeing more on my blog later.  

I needed a masculine card and so I put Speckled Egg, Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides on the plate, ran the brayer over it to smooth out the inks, and pressed my cardstock onto it.  I reapplied the inks and then laid my MFT Houndstooth stencil down and pressed the same paper into it.  There's not as much color variation as I wanted but I rather like its subtleness.  I stamped the PTI sentiment in Charcoal and bordered the panel with dark gray.  

I'm glad you dropped by today.  Have a wonderful week.


  1. I've never used a gel plate either, Bobby. Your masculine card turned out great! I look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve!

  2. Fabulous, Bobby! Different for you, but you know how much I love hounds-tooth! and shades of grey! Where did you find that stencil? It's fabulous!

  3. Love that houndstooth background and the large sentiment, Bobby! So perfect for a guy!

  4. Wonderful work with your new gel plate! I too love the subtlety of this one

  5. Great print with the gel press - I love the subtle variation in colour and the shades of grey - a really fabulous masculine design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill

  6. Very cool, very stylish, Bobby ... what a great debut with your gel plate (something I've yet to try!). Hugs, Anita :)