Jan 17, 2013

Journal Gelli

I have been going a little nuts with my Gelli plate. I'm having fun with it and I like hunting around for new things to use. It's the element of surprise that gets me!

This is one of my favorite prints ever! I decided to use some pre-preinted tissue paper and voila! SO cool.

I was at the dollar store and bought one of the rubber drawer liners that has tons of tiny squares all over it. I made a bunch of prints with it in different color combinations and I love every one.

So I have tons and tons and tons of prints! What am I going to do with all of them? Some I think will look great on their own in a frame. They can definitely hold their own as an abstract piece of art. I decided to finally cut some up and use the pieces in my journal.

This is what came out of me.  I have given up white flour and white sugar. Since my liver and gallbladder surgery 2 months ago, I decided to try this and see what would happen. You see, I am a SERIOUS sugar and carb addict. I am not joking. Seriously.  My surgeon said there was no need to change my diet, but I wanted to see if my stomach would feel better. Would I feel better because I keep reading how terrible this white stuff is for you! And guess what?  I feel SO much better. I'm not tired. No more stomach pains. I feel lighter. Cleaner. BUT...I still think about the sweets and carbs. A LOT.  

I've been doing some research and recently bought coconut flour, coconut oil and almond flour. I also bought sugar that is not refined. My husband is NOT happy about this. I'm hoping I can bake some really delicious and healthy foods where no one will really notice.  I was hoping to see more of a physical change immediately, however we all know it takes a long time.  I am eating tons of protein, fruit and veggies which it hard for me because veggies really aren't my thing. I'm trying to convince myself that they are.  I'm looking at this as a life change to be healthier!


  1. Fab gelli prints!!! Oh yes, once you start you can't stop :):) Great journal page too. I've been eating much healthier and yes it certainly does make a difference.I bet your hubby comes around. It's taken me some time but now my hubby will try anything.

  2. What a beautiful journal page, the colours are really bright and great together. And your script writing as the border is lovely.

    I too am off the carbs & sugar and finding it very hard too but if I want to keep up with my 3 year old when he's older (I am in my mid 40's now) I have to get AND STAY fit!

    I have yet to invest in a gelli plate. They look amazing but I already have so much lovely stuff I don't use... :-)

  3. A great journal page. I love how you have used your gelli prints on it and the colours are fab.

  4. Beautiful pages...terrific how your daily life is reflected in your finished page. sometimes it helps to get it on paper...good luck with kicking the refined sugar habit!

  5. There are plenty of good recipes out there. I'm sure hubby will come round :)
    Love the page, too. So many people seem to have had gelli plates for Christmas!