Monday, February 29, 2016

CardMaker Magazine and Faber Castell blog hop

Its an exciting time, the Cardmaker blog team is hosting a blog hop featuring some great supplies from Faber-Castell.  Sometime during the hop, stop by the Faber-Castell blog since they are giving away some good stuff. 
 The featured products from Faber-Castell was a Paper Flower kit that included Gelatos.  It was fun to sit down, pull out everything in the kit and to just play. 
 I had used Gelatos before but I wanted to really see what they could do so I enjoyed spending some time doing just that.  I ended up with several pieces that I know I will use on cards in the future but for this hop and for my card I settled on this great background.  Gelatos are in a small, shape similar to a lip stick.  They react to water so I scribbled some colors on my watercolor paper and then used water to spread them around.  I also used those same Gelatos to add color to the various layers of flowers that I used.  
The kit includes a number of flower shapes, almost all white and cut from a few different types of paper.  The different papers take these inks differently so that was a neat part of the playing process.  I used quite a bit of water on my background so the inks did run and of course, those runs became a big part of my finished card.

Please continue the hop by going on over the Lisa Silvers blog.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

21 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just love the mixed media feel to this and purple and yellow is always a winning combo.
Hugs
Desíre
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Debbie Odle said...

Love friend cards and this kit is amazing! The colors you picked for this card are perfect and they my favorite colors.

Troppo Stella said...

:-))))) I love this card!!!! Wwwooowww
:-)))) thank you so much for blog hop Faber-Castell

My Kraft Kloset said...

WOW! I love purple and yellow together. Just stunning! ~Kim Klinkovsky

Janis said...

The complementary color scheme is so beautiful!
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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful background. Love how your flower blends into the background. TFS

barbara c said...

Sweet flower you made and great looking card with it and great colors..

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Amazing card. I love how you added color. The watercolor is so neat looking.

Jean Bullock said...

Cute card. The flower reminds me of a passion flower a little. Well done.

Sue D said...

Love the purple and yellow together.

karenajo said...

Love the background you created for your card and the amazing coordinating flower !!!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love all the purple!

Dawn said...

LOVE the background, Linda!! Fabulous card!

D.Ann C said...

What a fabulous card!!

Brooke said...

Love the background on this card-beautiful!

Helen Gullett said...

Both background and flower are beautiful! Love your card. The sentiment is very sweet.

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card! The rich purple and the bright yellow are so perfect for Easter and spring. Reminds me of pansies and Jump-up-Johnnies! It is always fun to experiment and see how different papers and mediums react together. The gelatos really look like fun! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the color combination of this card.

Linda Rubarski said...

Like the colors on your background.

Jean said...

Just delightful!

Deborah said...

Great mixed media card I love the yellow and purple together they really compliment each other. It's great that you were excited to PLAY with the different elements of the kit cause I'm sure that was the intention. I would like to see down the road what you do with some of the other pieces you played with tfs.