I started by making my own ink pad. (old technique) I stamped the Daydreamer in Black Archival Ink onto ranger Felt Pad. I then painted over the image with Rainbow Inks. (Cranberry, Bottle, Butterscotch, eggplant) (store in a snap and seal bag). I then stamped my Daydreamer Stamp onto the pad and stamped this onto my Gelli Plate. I placed my Clarity Coated Card onto the Plate and took a print. (new technique to me). I then turned my card around and re-stamped my Daydreamer onto the pad and then onto the Clarity card...thus getting a reflection!
I then covered the water over and worked on the sky. I put the Inner Moon Mask on only AFTER putting in my clouds using Clear Versamark and Cotton Wool (very old technique). I then used the Brayer again to colour the sky with Memento - Summer Sky and Distress - Stormy Sky ink pads. I then placed the outer mask of the Moon onto the image BEFORE removing the inner mask. I then repeated what I did with the stencil Brush and inks. I removed the mask and then took the Straw Mat blended with the Sunshine ink and brushed along the full horizon. I removed all the masking tape and then got out my kitchen roll and gave the whole image a polish.
Now for some reason my inks had bled onto the tiny white border that I had created so I had to come up with a solution to fix this! I tried using a white micron pen...it bled every where (duffer), I tried a white pencil...nah looked naff. So in the end I went for the simplest solution, raked through my stash and found a sheet of White Peel-offs. Sorted!! (top tip...best way to get good corners without bumps is to cross the strips over and then take a sharp knife and using the point only press through both layers.
I coloured a piece of satin card with Stream and Eggplant (blended on my mat) and using the Perfect Layers Rulers trimmed to fit. This was then mounted onto a square card and the sentiment stamped in Eggplant and coloured with the spare ink on the blending mad.
Glad to say the card was well recieved. I know I am very happy with it. I am really liking using the Gelli Plate for doing reflections. Once agian I have to thank Barbara Gray for showing this technique on her blog...You should all check her daily blog, the woman is just brilliant!
Here is the finished card