Sunday, April 6, 2014

Watercolor with Gelatos

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Heather's sample cards
I love the PTI MIM challenges, but I don't have many PTI solid floral images.  I pulled out Snowflake Flurries since it has solid images & thought I'd play with creating a totally different look than I've used it for in the past.  I'm drawn to the current trend with stencils & distressed images & splotches.  I used Blueberry & Mint metallic Gelatos & rubbed them directly onto the stamps, then spritzed with water.  Took some practice since you have to be very light handed with the water. Wish you could see the gorgeous shimmery effect you get with metallic Gelatos.  I used watercolor paper & lightly distressed the edges before tying on the sheer gray ribbon & mounting with foam tape to a shimmery gray panel. 
The sentiment from Floral Foliage is stamped in Memento Gray Flannel.  Not sure the clear dot stickers were the best embellishment, but I don't have clear sequins so they'll have to do.  The end of this piece of ribbon & almost the end of the gray paper, so I'll enter at Pixies Snippets Playground. We're continuing to expose Puppy Fritz to more of his new world & he does seem to be less startled. Hope you're enjoying the weekend.  Your visit to my blog is greatly appreciated. 

30 comments:

  1. These are such pretty colors, Greta! Love the sheer gray ribbon and the silver dots!

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  2. Such a pretty card, Greta and I too love the colors. I want to try Gelatos, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  3. Hello Greta, your card is fabulous, I love the watercolour effect and beautiful colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Hello Greta,
    The splashes of colour look wonderful and makes for a very pretty card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. Pretty card with the beautiful watercolour splashes, Greta!

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  6. I love the colors and technique, Greta :) this is a beautiful card. I think I need to buy Gelato and try this :)

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  7. Love the pretty card! I don't have gelatos yet but your card is inspiring me to
    consider the purchase.
    Hugs, LaVon

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  8. Your cards are gorgeous! I just ordered these!! What beautiful 'paintings', Greta! TY for explaining how you did them. I want to try!!

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  9. Nice splats, really like the two tone effect.

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  10. Such a beautiful card... I had a lot of fun trying this new technique, I bet you do too!

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  11. So pretty! Love the ribbon and the embellies!

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  12. Love how this turned out, Greta! Beautiful colors!

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  13. pretty take on the MIM challenge, greta!

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  14. Beautiful card Greta! I love this color combination and am intrigued by you use of metallic Gelatos; I purchased a big set if the regular Gelatos earlier this year but didn't know there are metallics. I've such a weakness for sparkle and shine!

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  15. Marvelous job with the technique Greta! This turned out so pretty and I like the sheer ribbon!!

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  16. yeah! Love what you've done with the Gelatos my Friend!
    What a beauty!!
    HUgs~

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  17. Oh wow, this is wonderful, Greta! They are like beautiful star bursts!

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  18. Stunning card Greta! I hadn't heard of Gelatos - and am too scared to go and look for them :)

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  19. How Fun is this watercolor technique :)

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  20. Another pretty card! Love the gray with the other colors. Glad to hear Fritz is getting acclimated to his new home!

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  21. I love what you did with your gelatos. The colors blended well and made gorgeous splotches. The silver compliments the colors you used.

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  22. Greta, these colors are wonderful together. I think I need to get out my gelatos to play. The silver is just fantastic with your blue and greens. Great alternate use of your stamp.

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  23. Gorgeous color combination! And what a clever use of that stamp set! PS. Glad to hear the new puppy is getting used to his new home:)

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  24. What a lovely card and wonderful sentiment. xxx

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  25. Greta, you sure made these stamps SHINE! I love the colors.
    Fabulous take on the MIM!

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  26. Look at you, trying out some new techniques, with results that are absolutely stunning! Images and colours = beautiful!! Impressive!! Once again, your 'explorations' are soooo inspiring! Hugs~c

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  27. This is gorgeous! I love the colour variations, and I think the little gems are the perfect addition!

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  28. Looking good! I don't think I've ever seen metallic gelatos before, not for sale nor in action.

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  29. Another stunning card...you and your gelatos are just best friends, so many gorgeous creations. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

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