Saturday, October 19, 2013

Gelatos and Victoriana

Welcome - so glad to have you visit my corner of blogland.

I bought a set of gelatos recently and this is the result of my first 'play' with them.


The first stage was to colour and blend the gelatos on the tag.


I then stamped the Victorian lady in black, and lightly sponged the tag edges with Tea Dye distress ink.


Gold ink was lightly sponged over the frock of the image, and around the edges of the tag, and clear Kindy Glitz was added to the edge of the parasol.


The embossed layer of the card was also letter-pressed with a gold gelato used to colour the 'shattered' embossing folder.


The card was finished by mounting it on a crimson base and adding ribbon and clear gem 3 dimensional Kindy Glitz.  Over all the card has a lot of subtle sparkle to accent the gorgeous lady.

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24 comments:

mamapez5 said...

There's some nice vibrant colours here. I didn't know what gelatos were so I had to look them up. Kate x

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

I like the techniques you've used. Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Sparkle and Shine". Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Fun gelatos and a beautiful card. Love how the background came out and such a pretty tag on top. Very vintage looking and lovely.
Lynn

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!

MaryH said...

A lovely 1st effort with your gelatos. This was so bright & colorful, and your umbrella lady was just the perfect image to go with your rainbow colors. I liked the way you added some gold gelato to your EF as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Jo's Scrap Shack this week. Hugs

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
This is amazing. I had to look on YouTube to find out what it was. All your artistic touch's has me thinking I may have aced CAS but I'm still in kindergarten, The gold on the dress and edge of the tag is so classy. The whole card is A1.
This is so beautifully done, thank you for posting with us. We hope to see you again next week with more WOW!
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this tag! The tag is so beautifully colored. Love the vintage lady with the shimmer- the embossed background is fab too!!! Glad you are feeling better too : )

Dawn Turley said...

You've made a very pretty background Maxine. The Gelatos take a bit of getting used to but do make stunning backgrounds.

creatingwithpaper said...

How fun! Your bold color choices are really striking. I like how you decorated the tag and added it to the card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Billie A said...

Love the background on the tag and the color choices works great. The embossed card is great too. Nice image. Fun card. Thanks for joining us at Catch the bug.

Monika Reeck said...

Love your bacground color on the tag it is really vibrant and looks lovely...and nice embossed card base too..lovely color combo...nicely done..


I see your card on creative finger challenge Blog...I join there too and if you would like to see my blog, my card is #9, I would be glad if you also could leave me some love...hugs, Monika

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “sparkle and shine” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Gemiel said...

Maxine, thanks for the quick "tutorial" on the Gelatos. A bought a couple sets a while back and have yet to use them. Your card is so pretty, love how you blended the colors. I 'll have to get my gelatos out and try that embossing technique. I love how it turned out. Blessings!

Sue Nicholson said...

lovely work and layout, thanks for joining us at SRTW challenge , good luck, hope to see you here again cheers sue x

Grace said...

Maxine this is just gorgeous!!! I love what you did with this tag! I have a brand new box of Gelatos on my desk that I have not the first clue what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration! Love the added touches of gold and shimmer! Truly a work of art!!!
hugs,
Grace

JD/ Jill said...

I don't have any gelatos...so, obviously, I have yet to try them. Your beautiful card with the vibrant colors...makes me want to go try and find some gelatos. Thanks for sharing.

Heléne Ericsson said...

very cool techniques. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week ,hope to see you soon again.

Melissa S. said...

What a great card and I love all the great techniques you have used here. Thanks so much or sharing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Hazel said...

Love the vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers sparkle and shine challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

Shell Klieber said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing folder you used on it and the colours just pop off the page. Thanks for playing along with the SweetPea Stampers and good luck.
'Shell
http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

Bo said...

This is really beautiful! Love all in it! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

Nikki Stalker said...

Great colour choice and I love the textured background. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Marilyn said...

Wowsa girlie... this is a stunner! Fabulous work.

Cathy A said...

Glad to see you are having fun with your Gelatos