JustRite & Faber-Castell Blog Hop


Today, I am sharing a card that I made with a new technique using Gelatos from Faber-Castell. I watched several videos using these products and decided to try one. There is a great video that shows several examples of how to use the Gelatos HERE.
I will admit that when I was first presented with this technique, I was a little skeptical but I think this card turned out very pretty! I used JustRite Poppies Labels Twenty Nine cling set for the flowers and sentiment. I know that poppies are usually red, but using this watercolor technique makes the colors a LOT more subtle! I chose the paper to match after I painted the image.

After coloring directly on my stamp with the colors, I misted completely with water and stamped onto white card stock. It took me a few times to figure out the correct combination of ink to water and it took more water that I thought!?? Next, I scribbled onto my non-stick craft sheet and spritzed with water. I used the paintbrush to paint the flowers and stems with more color and added black dots with a black PITT pen. For the final touch, I painted some blue to the rest for color. I cut with Spellbinders Labels Four and added a black Gold Labels Four and a white Elegant Labels Four - 5" x 7" frame. The ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
For more ideas with the Gelatos, visit the rest of the sites below:

JustRite Inspiration
Becca Feeken
Sharon Harnist
Eva Dobilas
Tiffany Johnson
Michele Kovack
Heidi Blankenship
Kellie Fortin
Rita Barakat
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram

Comments

Jessica Strider said…
Very beautiful card. It's got a nice watercolour look to it. :)
Dottie said…
The paper and die and image just go together perfectly. Very very nice. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see your work.
Beatrice Lawson said…
Beautiful card, definitely worth experimenting with the technique!
Regina Hamilton said…
Pretty card. Your poppies are so beautiful. I love the watercolor look.
Larissa Heskett said…
This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Fun color and details you were able to get!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)
Margie said…
This is so pretty-love the lacey frames!
Melody said…
The ribbon is a nice touch.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com
Stunning card Sheri!! Love the gorgeous flower image!!
Becky Dunham said…
Gorgeous card Sheri! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and actually in my garden, I have salmon colored poppies as well as red so these look perfect to me :) Thanks for explaining your technique and for the link - I am dying to try these gelatos!
Marge said…
WOW -- I too was skeptical about trying this medium, but now I'm definitely intrigued and inspired! LOVE your poppies and your BG paper & seam binding bow are the perfect compliment!!! Can't wait to view the video -- TFS the link, Sheri.
TLady said…
LOVELY JOB SHERI!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the WATERCOLOR EFFECTS from the GELATOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! PERFECTLY EXECUTED!!!!!!!!! :)
Jackie Plank said…
Great job, playing with Gelatos is so much fun..keep playing you will find tons of ways to use them :)
christi said…
love the layers and really love the effect that you attained from the gelatos. wonderful technique.
Krystal O'Neill said…
Beautiful card, thanks for sharin!
Sandy said…
Love Gelatos & your softness of painting with them
Jean Bullock said…
What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing your techniques!
Your card is so very pretty. I love the flowers.
Peggy said…
Love your coloring with gelatos and the great stamps.
God bless,
Peggy Allen
sharon g said…
Oh how pretty. I Love what you did with the Gelatos. So feminine.
Lisa said…
This is gorgeous!! I love the look of the Gelatos on the stamp!! What a fabulous card!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
Natasha G.P. said…
Your colors look so soft. I really like this look.
Donna Jones said…
Hi Sheri,

Beautiful poppy image coloured to perfection, love it all.
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous card! I love the coloring and that love floral image!
Lynn Hardy said…
The Gelatos look really versatile - I think I need to try some! I just bought the poppy stamp set recently too - thanks for the inspiration!
Dee S said…
Beatiful card, love the poppies.
Vicki said…
I'm glad to know that other people learn by doing. Thanks for your great project. I think it's very pretty. I would love to work with this type of technique and just see what happens!
Diane J said…
The colors are wonderful. I am going to have to try theses.
Tiff said…
This is gorgeous! I love the focal point, the intricate frame, and the pop of black with the sentiment!
Sue D said…
Very pretty!!
Carley said…
Sherry this is super pretty! I would never have known you were a newbie at geltos! It is great! Thank you for sharing with us!

Hugs
Carley
Shona said…
Lovely !! Isn't it wonderful to find even more ways to use our stamps, especially when they turn out to be this beautiful? I'm so inspired by you being new to this medium, it gives me hope that this might work for me too!
Memaw said…
Wow Sheri this is a really beautiful card - those FG colors make everything just pop. Love what you did and the great inspiration. Thank
Judy
Emily Keaton said…
I am so in love with Gelatos! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win. :)
Scrapenabler said…
Love your card! Such great inspiration.
JPScraps said…
Beautiful card! I love the flowers.
Gina Howe said…
So pretty, love the flowers & the colors you chose! Gelatos are the best!
Katie said…
Really pretty card! Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
Tanja said…
lovely colouring and die cuts.
Pamela Romero said…
Great design. I'm really liking the look of the Gelato's stamped.
Darla Walden said…
Beautiful design and use of the gelatos.
Alyce said…
Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
marylouh said…
A beautiful card. The coloring is wonderful. I have to get to playing with my inks - I'm getting so much inspiration from the hop.
bev said…
Sheri your card is gorgeous!! I love the colors that you chose and your attention to detail in this project. I appreciate the link to the tutorial on using Gelatos...never used them in the past but I plan to now and this video will help me tremendously. The Gelatos colors are awesome and they go hand in hand with the gorgeous JustRite stamps. Thank you for sharing your project and easy to follow tutorials.
Eva said…
Sheri, this is such a beautiful card!!!! Love how you colored in the fabulous flowers!
Susie Bentz said…
Love the water color effect - so pretty!
Sherry said…
Gorgeous card love your colors..thanks for sharing
Peggy said…
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Tricia said…
Beautiful card, Sheri, and your pink poppies are accurate - poppies come in a very wide variety of colors - not just red!
CraftyRia said…
Very pretty card. I love the colors and flowers.
Sandie said…
Very very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Cyndee Scholet said…
Great tutorial and very nice card. Looking forward to checking out some of these cool gelato colors.
zehra said…
soft and beautiful, love it
Barb said…
The colors are so beautiful and so vibrant. Thanks for your tutorial and another chance to win!
Sue Lelli said…
Your flowers are just GORGEOUS! LOVE the tutorial and the links!
Stacy Chic said…
It looks so sweet. I love the layout for the card.
Miriam Prantner said…
I love the watercolor look you achieved here. Beautiful card!
Berina RGA said…
Totally stunning!! beautiful colors!!
-Berina
Judi said…
Thanks for the tip about taking several tries. I will be sure to make smaller test samples before going big. Your card is beautiful. Looks like you mastered the technique.
Genesis Jessome said…
I like how soft and pretty this is-very nice!
UnikByYes said…
Beautiful card Sheri! I need to try this watercolor technique it looks fabulous!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day
Liz O.
Joy H said…
this is such a beautiful card - so elegant and I love how your flowers turned out.