Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mixed Media Heart with Gelatos and Fran'tage

Good morning!  This week Stampendous is collaborating with Faber-Castell so it's going to be a mixed media type week!  Faber-Castell sent the DT all kinds of fun Design Memory Craft products: gelatos, pencils, gesso and more!


For this card I began with a white panel of heavy watercolor paper and swiped three colors of gelatos across the panel.  I spritzed that with water then blended it out with a flat brush.  I then added some of the darkest shade of red around the edges and blended that in with my finger.

After that was dry I stamped the Cherish Heart stamp in versamark ink then embossed it with a combo of Aged Scarlet and Aged Hunter embossing enamels.

I finished the card off with a panel of green embossed with Botanical Blooms and Aged Hunter embossing enamel and a large May Arts ribbon.

Be sure to check in at the Stampendous blog all this week to see who's playing along and we'll finish with a big Hop this Friday!

39 comments:

  1. Love it, especially the embossing enamel, just discovered this product..

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  2. Oh that splendid embossing on top of the colours.. love it!

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  3. Love the stripes of color. The embossed heart is so pretty. The pop of the red bow really adds to the whole project. Great job.

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  4. Ooh, love that shimmery look, and the embossing enamel is so cool... lovely shadings of colour too.
    Alison x

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  5. Such wonderful blending of colors, very pretty!!

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  6. What gorgeous sparkle and I love the background! Wonderful card!

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  7. What a gorgeous card!! I love the embossed heart! It is so elegant looking and I love the colors!! TFS!

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  8. I love the effect of the enamels on the gelato background. Beautiful card

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  9. Very lovely card. Love the colors on the heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautifully done! Love the colors and embossing.

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  11. Wow Gorgeous card! It's so shimmery. Theresa x

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  12. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I love the card background. Beautiful stamps and the glitter finishes it nicely. Very nice.

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  14. great techniques and beautiful card

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  15. very pretty - this is beautiful!
    Sandra ltb

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  16. Love the embossed heart on the watercolor background. Gorgeous results!

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  17. I too like the watercolor background and the embossing on top, great effect.

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  18. Pretty card. The sparkly heart is lovely

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  19. In all my years of using embossing powder I never considered using two colors on one image! As my kids would say DUH! Love it!

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  20. The swipes of color look amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Oh wow, your colors go together so well. The bright pink is perfect with the lighter pink, and everything about the card is great.

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  22. Your card creation
    is very pretty. Thanks
    for sharing.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. What a beautiful card! I love the watercolors and embossing, thanks for sharing.

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  24. Awesome card! Love that beautifully embossed heart. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  25. This is just gorgeous, Cyndi!! Love the way the gelatos create a subtle background for the busier heart design. Thanks so much for sharing this week!

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  26. Beautiful cards and pretty colors!

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  27. This is so pretty! I read that you live in High Point. I was down there years ago to buy furniture. It's a beautiful area to live in!

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  28. Such a lovely image and beautiful blending!! Did you use gesso on your cardstock before swiping with the Gelatos???
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  29. BEAUTIFUL card - LOVE the colours and delicate heart!!!

    I found it interesting that you created your background with Gelatos before stamping and embossing => added it to my "to try" list :)

    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration!!!

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  30. This card is so pretty. Thank you for the inspiration.

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