Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - Crazy For Coloring - Use Markers, Pencils, Gelatos, etc.

Hi, there, Crafty Makers!
We have another fun challenge for you this week at Shopping Our Stash.  This is the week to explore your stash and make use of all the coloring tools you have not used in a while or ever!  For me, that meant: Use Those Gelatos!!
This project is really a fusion of Gelatos and Arteza Brush Markers.
I own only four Gelatos which rather limited my color choices.  The background and border were painted using Gelatos.  The flowers were painted using both gelatos and Brush Markers.
I wanted to create an abstract feel for this design so I stamped my image with black ink and then moved my card panel just a smidgen (I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Tool) and stamped a second time with VersaMark. The image was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The painted  border serves as a "faux" layer.
It is difficult to see here but in real life, this card has a wonderful shimmer.  When all the painting was complete, I spritzed the panel with a sparkle shimmer mist then used my heating tool to speed up the drying process.  I used Distress Ink to stamp the butterflies. 

Stash Items:
Everything used for this project has been in my stash for over four years.

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Papertrey Vellum
Faber Castell Gelatos: Blood Orange, Banana, Aqua (I think!!) Here is the Amazon Link 
Arteza Brush Markers
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet
Inks: VersaMark and Momento Tuxedo Black
Embossing Powder
Scor-Tape and Art Glitter Glue.
Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle

Crafting Tools Used:
Tim Holtz Stamping Tool
Heat Tool
Rotary Cutter


  1. You should use your Gelatos more often, since this card is so beautiful!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous coloring on your card Chana, the mix of colors on this panel is the perfect background for this lovely flowers, I love the off set white embossed lines, they add a lot of beautiful dimension to your design.
    Awesome card, my dear.

  3. This is so beautiful Chana!!
    (I wish I knew what a gelato was??)
    Love the colours, the floweres, the butterflies...and the layer of velum just gives it that added OOOOOOMPH

  4. So pretty! Gelatos yield an unmistakable look. I told myself years ago I had to choose: gelatos or Distress Crayons (because I go "all in...") and I chose Distress Crayons. But, damn! The look of gelatos! You are like a Faber Castell representative! You even included an Amazon link! Anyway, very pretty card...


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