Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Just a quick reminder to return here tomorrow for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop with +100 Companies and Papercraft Designers participating and every single blog will have a give away to thank you, the papercraft community for your support!

It's almost a New Year and I'm happy to be participating in this month's Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop to close off 2014. Today the hop starts on Lee Ann Barrett's blog. If you arrived on my blog from Emilia van den Heuvel's blog, you are on the right track. Leave a comment on my blog by Midnight EST January 2nd for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Heartfelt Creations. Winners will be posted on the Heartfelt Creations Alumni hop blogs at noon EST Saturday, January 3rd. Winners must contact Emma Lou Beechy with "Winner of the December Alumni Hop" in  the subject line.


I love the trendy look of thick frames around a scene with saturated colour, so I gave it a try for this card. I've never used Faber Castell Gelatos, and thankfully they are idiot (me) proof! I stamped this gorgeous grass image from Scenery Builders on watercolour paper with Versamark ink and detail black embossing powder and then heat set it. Next, I stamped the 'Missing you' sentiment from Classic Message the same way as the image. Then I coloured the background using the gelatos. It wasn't clean or thick coverage because I spritzed the paper with water and rubbed the colour with my finger to fill in the spaces and blend the colour - Finger painting for grown ups!!


I taped the 5x7 Matting Basics A #7 die template to a piece of white cardstock using low tack tape. Then I taped the Large Long Rectangles #5 die template as shown and cut. I adhered the water colour paper to a 5"x7" card base and mounted the frame using dimensional foam. It's not a difficult card, but it is quite eye catching! I like the vibrancy of the gelato background and how easily they blend.

Carry on my friend, and craft boldly this coming year! There are exciting things coming your way. Thank you for stopping here today and God's richest blessings to you. The next stop is Lisa Gregory's blog, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.

stamps; scenery builders, classic message (heartfelt creations)
ink; versamark (tsukineko)
paper; watercolor paper (strathmore), canvas white (bazzill)
accessories; large long rectangles, 5x7 matting basics A (spellbinders), detail black embossing powder (ranger), mango, butterscotch, peach, red cherry gelatos (faber-castell)

36 comments:

runzalot81 said...

Very pretty!

Ujjwal said...

That is a great way to use those small stamps and make them the focal point! Lovely card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey GIRL! Glad to see you joining in with us Alumni! This is a stunning sponged beauty!

Donna Ellis said...

What a beautiful and serene work of art, Loretta! Love how the sun illuminates the sea oats. Breathtaking! hugs, de

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

D.Ann said...

Fantastic!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beauty! I love the pretty background and the simple stamp applied there. Just gorgeous!

Mary said...

Love the gradation of the coloring

Sarita Venter said...

Finger painting for adults - love it! The more paint on my fingers the better I feel and create! Beautiful scene! Love the colours! Happy 2015 to you and your loved ones!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful color shading
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful!! The watercolor effect you got from the gelatos is gorgeous. Having it matted/framed on the card really looks great!

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

Love how you did this, need to try the gel crayon method

Kim Street said...

Fantastic color! I love gelatos because you can do so much with them. Thanks for the show.

purplemel said...

Beautiful

thestampingbug said...

Love the white framing of the image. Great card!

jcobb said...

A beauty! And great job with the Gelatos!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Loretta! I really like the softness of the gelatos.

disneylisa said...

I admit to not yet trying my gelatos. Hopefully if I see the beautiful things enough people make with them I will break them out one of these days.

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marion morris said...

Very classy

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous colour!!!

Jan said...

This is really beautiful! I must try "finger painting for adults"!

Sharon Salerno said...

Beautiful! Finger pInting for adults sounds fun. Lol

luv46kdz said...

Very nice. Love the sunset feel :)

Paula

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous stamping and background coloring. I love the frame. Wonderful work.

barbara macaskill said...

Simply stunning!! LOVE this! TFS!

Judy Markowitz said...

Consider me inspired. OK I will take the gelatos out of the package. Thanks for posting!

Michele Smith said...

I love these colors with the simple white frame. Soooo pretty! I especially like that you embossed the image and sentiment to really make it stand out. The gelatos are just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Happy New Year :-)

bhappetat said...

The frame is a great idea! I'm going to try.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is CAS perfection, Loretta! Stunning! I think I may have to case this. :)

Cathy Hanes said...

Absolutely simply beautiful!! Thank you!! Sometimes I seem to just add and add.. but sometimes simplicity is best!! Beautiful. Thank you!

Sandee B said...

I love the frame cut out, I want to try that. Pretty card!

Chris W said...

Amazing - love the background coloring technique!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card...

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous card. beautiful work

SussiPoppins said...

Love the background work. You made a simple stamp WOW!

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