Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun backgrounds with Gelatos

Have you ever bought craft supplies/tools because everyone seems to be raving about them and then never use them at all (or maybe just once) once you get them....well I do it all the time, I bought a couple of sets of Gelatos last year dreaming of tons of mixed media projects I'll be doing with them (I haven't done a single one yet!)
So until I start working on a mixed media project I might as well use my Gelatos for some card making....this is what I made today...
I began by scribbling with Gelatos on a diecut piece of textured black cardstock. The colors I used were: Margarita Mix, Banana, Watermelon, Metallic Melon. Sprinkled a little water with a brush, smudged the colors with my fingers and let it dry. Added another layer of the colors and smudged it.
Finally rubbed in some Coconut Gelato using a homemade stencil with circles of different sizes.
I loved how Gelatos are opaque so they can be used to add color on dark backgrounds.
The dies are from WPlus9 and Avery Elle (Finished Frames Die).
I mounted the finished black panel on white card base like this
but it looked too dull so I colored the visible white edges with a neon pink Tombow marker....
Which one looks better in your opinion?
Here, here and here are links to some cards on which I've used Gelatos.
Check out these links for additional inspiration on using Gelatos on your cards and scrapbook layouts:
Gelatos with Embossing Folders by Kendra
Bokeh Background by Lydia Fiedler
Water Color Techniques with Gelatos by Michelle Houghton

I played along these challenges:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sparkle and Shine

Happy Wednesday People! Here's my second card for the week with a super short post....had some fun with Faber Castell Gelatoes.
I played along in these challenges:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pretty Peonies...

Pretty Peonies from WPlus9 is one of my favorite stamps sets. There's so much you can do with this, layered stamping, watercoloring, no-line watercoloring, masking, the list is endless.
For this card I stamped the peonies with Angel Pink Memento Dye-Ink and colored them with Worn Lipstick Distress Marker. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
I played along in these challenges:
Stamp Away With me - CHALLENGE: Get Sketchy with Joni #2
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #154 - CAS
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge 136 - ATG + a DT Call

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thanks for everything!


Greetings from Singapore!......We moved to Singapore last week as my husband has taken up a new job here......I must say I'm a little lost here at the moment, with no job, no friends and only my LO to keep me company all day.
I did manage to make a card today with the few craft supplies I got along with me on the flight  +  a new Big Shot which is my first craft buy here in Singapore.

The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter, stamped with Bahama Blue Memento ink. The butterflies are from Penny Black, the embossing folder was a local buy from Bangalore.
Playing along with: