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Friday, June 19, 2015

Gelli Print Journal Page 5 - Heart On Fire

WOW -  I can't believe this is the last page in my Gelli® Print Journal. It has been so much fun, working on this project all month.   Each spread is dedicated to something that will help stimulate creativity .  I have linked up the other  posts below for you to reference. 

 Today's inspiration came from this quote  "Create What Sets Your Heart On Fire"  WOW - think about that for just a moment.  If we center our creativity around things that excite us, our work goes from craft to art!  Passion becomes evident in your work.  I really wanted to enforce this thought by making my "heart" look as if it is ON FIRE!  

I used the same paints as we have used all month, and stenciled the flames with the Diversions Die.   I love the effect this has over the heart.  I also created a "stamp" with a toilet tissue role to create the yellow hearts in my spread.   They look like flames lifting out of the smoke.  OH I'm SO LOVING THIS! 

Here is a quick video showing how this spread came together. 

Here are links to all the other spreads:

Our next Ustream is scheduled for July 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm.  I hope you can join us live. Stay tuned for details as we get closer.  Stay tuned in a few days I'll share with you a video of me decorating the cover. 

Thanks for stopping in today: 

  • 8x10 Gelli Arts® Plate
  • Plaid  Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint Various Colors:
    Kiwi, Yellow Fame, Pink Parfait, Jack O'Lantern, Bimini Blue. White, Black
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Hexagons   
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Morocco
  • Die-Versions Whispers Background - Bubbles 
  • Cosmetic Sponge
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Gel Medium
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Pink Madder Lake #129
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® - Stamper's Big Brush Artist Pen - Black #199
  • Marvy - Reminisce Gel Pen
  • Sharpie - White Fine Point Paint Pen
  • Hymnal Pages
  • Folk Art - Craft Paint - Jamaican Sea


  1. Tonya, you probably think I am some sort of stalker...LOL, but this final spread in this cute little "minnie" is just the stinking cutest!! I love your whole passion behind it and it so came out on this page and really the whole project! Thank you so much for your inspiration on this project. I have started to gather things to make my own little minnie! I can't remember where you said you got the muslin, but can I get it just like at the Walmart fabric department or is that something that is a specialty thing? Or if so, would there be a substitute? I have never really used fabric in a project before (I DON'T SEW! LOL) Thanks again and many blessings to you! :)

    1. NO I wouldn't consider you a stalker just a super loyal fan :). I'm so happy you have enjoyed this series and you are planning to create one yourself. I can't wait to see it! HONEY I don't sew either - only on paper (LOL). The muslin is common at all places where fabric is sold. It is usually found in the section that has the interfacing and canvas on a bolt (YES Walmart Fabric Centers have it). It is a super thin cotton type fabric. Also it is super inexpensive too! It comes in two varieties Bleached and Unbleached. I used bleached in this project.

  2. My favorite page by far!

  3. i love the flames... not sure i'm personally ready to cut up a hymnal but i LOVE the idea (and i think it would be a great journal for many of us) ... on the other hand as i think about it more i LOVE the idea of the old hymnal being re-used!

  4. This is fabulous - thanks for being an inspiration

  5. Oh, I love it. Can we get together and play?

  6. Another fun one!! Those paper roll cores sure come in handy for crafts - don't they!!

  7. This piece is so inspirational. Love the quote.


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