Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Time

Happy Saturday!
Today, I am playing with my Gelatos which I haven't used in so long.
If you are unfamiliar with them, they are smooth pigment sticks that look like crayons but are highly concentrated for wonderful colours.

I began with this newly released stamp from Penny Black called Red Star.
It is such a beautiful poinsettia and great to use if you like to colour directly onto your stamps with markers which I love to do.  
So I placed the stamp into my Misti, painted a bit of water onto my stamp surface, then coloured them with Gelatos.  I sprayed with water then stamped onto my paper.  I repeated this process using shades of reds and a hint of pink and some gray until I was happy with the look.  Before it was totally dry, I clear heat embossed the flowers.  It gave them a cool, grainy look which I really liked.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Joyful Wishes and clear embossed it as well.
I watercoloured in the background using Distress inks.  It is easy to do by just pressing the ink pad onto any non-stick surface and picking up the ink with a wet paintbrush.  I find this technique works the best though, if you wet your paper first with a bit of water using the paintbrush.

The finishing touch was to splatter some white acrylic paint over the top to look like snow.



Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED
Crazy 4 Challenges- ANYTHING GOES
Winter Wonderland- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
a2z Scrapbooking October- WATERCOLOURING

Supplies
Stamps- Red Star (PB)/ Joyful Wishes (PB)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Gelatos (Faber-Castell)/ Misti/ paintbrush/ clear eb powder/ heat tool/
white acrylic paint

35 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Janine said...

Lovely card. Haven't played with Gelatos in ages and have never stamped with them - need to try!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, I love the floral image, and what a beautiful font the sentiment is done in,Kate x

Pat K said...

Beautiful card. Your use of gelatos is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

Monica Maier said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the look of the water and gelatos! Thanks for playing along with our watercolor challenge over at A2Z!

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate and wispy effect you have created on your gorgeous and amazing card. So so pretty and thank you for the amazing inspiration....as always!!! x

Susan said...

You make me want to get my gelatos out!! Beautiful shades of pink, red, and grey!

nancy littrell said...

Your gelatos turned out beautifully, Karen. I love your gorgeous poinsettia design. TFS my friend. Hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous use of that stamp and I love the look the gelatos give it. I don't have any and right now I am spending my money more on non-prescription medical supplies and trying to get by with what I already own. But I am glad I did buy that stamp as I love it.

Glennis said...

How pretty Karen

Ina G said...

Simply stunning Karen. Lovely effect you get (you always do) here with your gelatos. Mine are sulking in a drawer. Another beautiful card.

Loll said...

So beautiful Karen. The gelatos give a lovely soft colour. Gorgeous design, my friend! xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Karen, love the soft look!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Arlene said...

So beautiful. Your poinsettias are gorgeous and the splatter of acrylic paint was perfect. So glad you joined us here at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Bonnie said...

I hadn't had a lot of luck coloring my stamp with Gelatos but didn't add water first. I'll try that! This is certainly beautidul! I love the colors and shading and the background wash softens the look beautifully!

Christine Alexander said...

thanks for the tip of adding water before using the Gelatos, I am going to have to pull mine out again. Wonderful depth of colour and such a beautiful card.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness gracious, Karen. Unbelievably gorgeous gf!

Bobby said...

You've inspired me to get out the gelatos that I bought on clearance at JoAnn's a long time ago and couldn't figure out what to do with them. I love the love you achieved with direct to stamp coloring and I have just the perfect stamp to try. Thanks, Karen.

Pat said...

This looks great and I love all the different PB poinsettias, and the gelatos have worked beautifully here Karen. I have some Derwent art bars and I wonder if I could get a similar result with them and must give it a try. x

papierelle said...

Live it. The poinsettias look so delicate.

Conny G. said...

Wow, what a wonderful Christmas card! I love the poinsettias on it!
Hugs, Conny

Gabi MeWi said...

I love that soft look Karen - it´s elegant and lovely...

Barbara said...

Love this beautiful soft look. Gorgeous card!

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is so soft and beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at a2z.

Cara said...

This is just gorgeous x

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning card! Such a beautiful design! Fabulous stamping and coloring!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card - and thanks for sharing the fact that one can emboss gelatos before they dry - a great effect you have there.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What can I say ..... this is stunning Karen. I love the effect you've created using the Gelatos. Thank you so much for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Brawny said...

Beautiful cardvx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Stunning card, I love how you take the simplest things and make a masterpiece.
Faith
x

Macimbalo said...

Really pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at a2z this month!

MaryH said...

This is just the most gorgeous poinsettia look. Love the pink & grays, and a fab use of the gelatos. Saw a card over at http://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com.au/ which had been inspired by this lovely creation. Annie was kind enough to send me the direct link to this post, so I could enjoy it. Also loved your newer work immensely. Thought I'd followed here, but Blogger let me join again...so I'm your newest follower! TFS

Dortesjs said...

awsome love this card

Leslie said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's October "Watercolor" challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, a2z DT
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Delia Gosman said...

What a pretty card, thanks so much for being part of our challenge at a2z.