Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painter Gilli is in the House

Happy Thursday to You!!!  House of Gilli Challenge #19 ~ Recycle and Texture ~  Come join us over at the House  for our exciting challenges!  This was a very fun challenge for me ~ thank you Wini!  I thought of this wooden box when thinking about recycling.  It was pushed way back on a shelf and was covered in dust.  The base was painted a colonial blue and  the lid stenciled, made during my country-style crafting phase.

I colored Painter Gilli with Copics, and my die cuts were made using my paper scrap bin.  My texture is the paint; it's hard to see in the pic, but the paint is really thick. I spattered the paint on the lid with paint stir sticks (saw a man on youtube apply it this way) and some fine spatters with a toothbrush.  I'd recommend everyone give the *Jackson Pollock* inspired paint spattering a try, it's a thrill to create. If you'd like to order an adorable Gilli stamp please email the artist anaRy at:   Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to see your creations, come join in the fun!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
More Than Favors ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter ~Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge ~ Anything But a Card
My Grafico Challenge ~ Come Out of the Box


  1. Beautiful! I love the paint splatter background!

    Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!


  2. Fabulous image and lovely colour choice, love your card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. what a sweet image!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at TPS!!!

  4. Oh my gosh Ann this is adorable! Your coloring of Gilli is fantastic...absolutely stunning! Love your box! Hugz!

  5. Amazing coloring!! You are a pro using those Copic markers. Love the idea of reusing the old box. It's very lovely and striking!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  6. awesome. thanks for joining us at Mygrafico.

  7. Very pretty and sweet. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
    Love n hugs

  8. OM word, your colouring is amazing, and I love the box... Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Designs, this time, good luck. Hugs Jackie x