Saturday, January 25, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch | Challenge #61

Hi there! I have a confession: I own a lot of crafty stuff. Papers, cardstock, stamps (oh, the stamps!), ribbon, etc., etc., etc. I also have a lot of tools and color mediums that I purchased on a whim because someone did something cool with it, and I just had to have it. But here's the thing... I'm really bad about using those tools. I forget I have them and they sit in a box, unused. For months. Or years

I am trying to change that. 

Gelatos are one of those "had to have" items that I haven't done much with. I have tried a few different techniques but haven't been wild about the results. I'm a "clean" cardmaker and the messiness of gelatos make them hard for me to use... but I own 10 or 12 of them, and I was determined to use them on a card. Then I spotted this card (the first one) and I love how the feather turned out. It looks like watercolor, bu the white embossing powder make it look crisp and clean. I pulled out Feather Finery from PTI and replicated the look. I love the results! I used three blue/teal gelatos over white embossing powder. After it dried, I stamped the dots with gold pigment ink. 


(Supplies - Stamps: (PTI) Feather Finery. (Paper Smooches) Scripty Sayings. Ink: (Heidi Swapp) Teal. Versamark. Color Medium: Gelatos. Dies: (PTI) Feather Finery. (Paper Smooches) Frame 1 Die. Patterned Paper: Studio Calico. Sequins: Lawn Fawn. Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye.)

I am entering my card in this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.



And now I love gelatos. :)  

I hope my card inspires you to pull out a neglected supply or try or a new technique. I had a lot of fun playing around with gelatos for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

 



5 comments:

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant...love the feather and the pretty mat.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Erin! I love how you used the new feather set!

Deepti said...

This is so attractive :) I see a winner here :)

Betty J. said...

Absolutely lovely, Erin. The pearls on the sequins looks great. Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this sketch and hope to see you again.

Chrissy Larson said...

Super gorgeous! I love the enamel dots in the center of the sequins. It gives such a neat look!