Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everything Flowers Two Ways


Are you getting tired of salted and alcohol ink cards?

Here's something different.
I've stamped and heat embossed the Everything Flowers Background stamp
from Hero Arts, then colored the flowers with Gelatos.

I pressed the tip of the Gelatos metallic colors onto the flowers and spread the
color with my finger.

The color is very much like chapstick and spreads smoothly.

Kind of like making pretty mud pies!

I added some non metallic Gelato to the centers of the flowers.

I added some shading by putting the Gelato on my palette and picking up some color
with an Aqua Painter.

For the background, I used a Pitt Artist Big Brush pen in May Green to scribble on my palette,
picked up the color with an Aqua painter and did a wet on wet wash around the colored flowers.

(BTW, it's so easy to make a palette for markers and ink by
laminating a half sheet of white cardstock.)

I'm entering this in The Flower Challenge #11




I have shiny embossing and the metallic Gelatos also shine.

Here's a closer look of that shine.

 I stamped 2 small pieces at the same time since this is such a large stamp.

I watercolored this one with Zigs.

Quite a different look!

Both sentiments are from the Thoughtful Messages set at SSS.

This set was a birthday present from my dear friend Loll.
I can see that this set will get a lot of love.
Thanks again, dear friend!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Everything Flower (HA), Thoughtful Messages (SSS)
Ink:   Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Mixed Media (STt), Orchid Opulence (retired SU), Vellum
Other:  White EP (SU), Gelatos Metallics Grape, Melon, Blueberry, & Mint; Yellow (Faber Castell), Pitt Artist Pen May Green (FC), Aqua Painter, Finger

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Same
Ink: Same
Paper: Neena, Mixed Media (ST), Brilliant Blue (retired SU), Vellum
Other:  White EP (SU), Zig CCRB (#30 Blue, 82 Purple, 25 Pink, 50 yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 46 Mid Green, 64 Oatmeal), Aqua Painter


Craftychris said...

Both of these are just stunning! Wonderful colours. xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are both fabulous Bonnie! As you say, two different looks but both equally as gorgeous! I have that stamp myself . . . I MUST dig it out again, as it looks amazing! Have a lovely day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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MaryH said...

Gorgeous. That's a very talented finger painter you have there. I love both colorways, and it looks fun to do this. Forget I have gelatos. The vellum band sentiment is perfect. TFS & Hugs

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards, I love what you have done with those flower stamps. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!!
Judy~ JUGS DT, Challenge Host
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Darnell said...

How cool to show us the two cards together so we can see the difference! Thanks, Bonnie! They are both gorgeous! Gelatos. Another product I bought years ago and have never used. Sigh. I think aliens come and take over my body during the day and steal hours and hours! Thank you for playing in the JUGS challenge, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely and thoughtful birthday present from Loll. Both cards are so pretty..I've never used the gelatos but they do look artsy and fun x Good idea too to laminate white card stock as a palette x

Susan said...

Two quite different looks but equally lovely! I have some gelatos but never use them so much try your "finger painting" method as I really like the results you got.

CherylQuilts said...

Lin, these are gorgeous! I really love the floral design you've created, and I love both color schemes. It's amazing how vibrant the Gelatos are. But I love them both!! Hugs!

Daffodil Cards said...

BOTH are so GORGEOUS, beautiful colours and cards.

Viv said...

Two such beautiful cards Bonnie! just adore your pretty flowers and stamping. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Christine Alexander said...

oh I've got to get those gelatos out. Awesome card really makes me want to play :)

Loll said...

So pretty! Love that background stamp. They look so different using the different colouring mediums. I bet it was fun getting inky fingers with the gelatoes. :) xx

Doris said...

You've inspired me to grt out my Gelatos (wherever they are LOL)! Love the way you used the wrap-around vellum for the sentiment.

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous blooms, luv the background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Bobby said...

Two wonderful cards - two different looks. I didn't know they had metallic Gelatos but they look fantastic, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Julia Aston said...

two beautifully colored cards Bonnie!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the beautiful and cheerful colors! Hideko

BożenA said...

Wonderful two cards, wonderful picture stamp. In the second card catches my attention this small blue flower, in which the color is so incredibly spread.
BożenA xoxo