Unity Thursday

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello friends! Thanks for joining the fun today. It's been so fun seeing what everyone is creating with the awesome products that we were sent by Faber Castell for today's promotional hop. 

I hope you brought your coffee because I have not one..but 3 projects to share with you today!

First let's take a look at today's specials and new releases!



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How cool is that!!!


Alrighty....so I got a nice box of fun product to create with and checked out some YouTube videos to learn more about what I could do with them.



First I saw a great video on using the Gelatos on embossed cardstock. I decided I wanted to create an embossed, gradient background for one of the new Angie Girls Unity images releasing today.




I used Ranger Water color paper for the background so the Metallic Melon Gelatto would blend well when I added water. I used Juli's Garden embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock first. Then I added the Gelato to the top generously and worked the color down with my fingers to create the gradient look.




I sprayed Perfect Pearls over the cardstock, let it dry and then adhered it to the cardstock. 



Next I used my craft sheet to smear the Gelatos I was sent and mist them with a mini mister to blend them so I could color the image with my water pen. This was really easy to do.

Next I say a technique using molding paste and Gelatos so I gave that a try with a Mosiac heart stencil I recently purchased from Simon Says Stamp.



Here's all the supplies I used to create this project. I splattered the gelatto colors on some watercolor paper and then used molding paste with the stencil. Then I let it dry and used my paint brush to paint it.





For my final project I decided to give the adding color to my molding paste technique a try.





I cut a chunk of the gelato,  ground it into a scoop of molding paste on my craft mat and kept blending it until the color was well blended. Then I smoothed it over the stencil onto my 100 lb weight cardstock, pulled the stencil up and voila!



I let it air dry and it turned out perfectly. Now I have never created with these products from Faber Castell before. Let me just say that they were extremely fun to work with.



Here's a closer look. I really can't believe how easy this technique was to do.


I had so much fun creating with all of these amazing products. I am totally addicted now!


Please head onto Rachel's blog by clicking her image below.


Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog because the prize this week is AMAZING!!!




Have a creative day friends!


59 comments:

Kim Rippere said...

The gradient is beautiful!

Sonia said...

What fun cards!

Laura Turcotte said...

Very cool projects!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the texture.xxx

Scrapper Myra said...

Wow. Love all the effects and techniques you used. Glad I stopped by. Tks for the inspiration.

Urvashi Rao said...

Beautifully created. Love the grlatos on embossed folder

famillemarleau said...

Love your projects. They're beautiful. I love to learn new techniques. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards for never using the product before - couple techniques I have not tried yet with gelatos.
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Crystal said...

Your cards are all so fabulous! The color gradient on the embossed card is great and I love the heart and splatter on the second!

Berina RGA said...

beautiful cards!! love the bg on the first card!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

marylouh said...

I'm just getting into stenciling and haven't done much with it yet. I enjoy seeing all of the things others have done and I'm trying to remember all of these techniques for future use.
the cards are great. thanks for sharing some ideas and wonderful cards.

Dana L. Thompson said...

LOVE the mosaic hearts! I definitely want to try this. What a perfect way to use up those leftover scraps we all seem to end up with. Thanks for sharing! :)

ionabunny said...

Love the ombre effect on the first card and the way you used the texture paste. Great way to add colour with the gelato Hugz

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

oh my gosh, I love the "dream" one!

Tasha Freeman said...

I love the embossed card-stock card!

Lisa Rodriguez said...

gorgeous cards and such great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Iris said...

Love the gelatos and the embossing together.
isoscia at aol dot com

heidiscoll said...

Wow! Such cool pieces of work! <3

Ruby said...

Love all three of the cards. Gelatos are so much fun to work with. Thanks for the techniques.

Linda said...

i love your projects look neat.

Miwa said...

Wow, that heart card is incredible!

Alice Carman said...

These turned out so pretty Shemaine. You did a fantastic job!

Sue D said...

Great use of Gelatos on your cards.

Beth F. said...

Wow! You have created such beautiful projects! I really like your first card :)
Beth
Beth's Beauties

cal8007 said...

Oh I love molding paste and stencils!! Your gellato cards are wonderful!

Gaylynn said...

My favorite is the heart but both are very creative. Love all the new projects this week. :)

Annette Allen said...

wow your cards are gorgeous.. love all the texture you added..

Farley said...

I love your version of Julie Girl! Your background must have been very fun to create. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Katie S. said...

Your projects are absolutely beautiful! I love all the textures!

Judy said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Judy said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

Dawn LL said...

Wow girl you outdid yourself! I know that I am addicted to my gelato's they are so much fun to use. Thanks for sharing all the techniques and your beautiful projects.

JPScraps said...

I never would have guessed that you haven't used Gelatos before. Your work is fabulous! Love all three projects.

jules said...

I can tell you had FUN...your creations are amazing!

Heather Thompson said...

WOw those cards are just darling, Love the pictures and technique! awesome hop

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the new Angie girl stamps and the fabulous idea with the Gelatos you shared with us!

Cybil Hart said...

I'm adding more & more new products to my wish list every day! Thanks for sharing such fun techniques! Love your work!

Helen said...

Such an intricate card. Love the clay and stencil idea.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Great technique. Love the products.

mlady012 said...

I love all the different techniques you used! those Angiegirls are just fabulous!

Michelle N. said...

I love the gradient color you did-anytime you can get colors on your hands, it's fun time!

Gaye Miller said...

Awesome projects! I've not tried my hand with Gelatos yet. I really need to!

Gaye Miller said...

Awesome projects. I've not tried my hand with Gelatos. Really need to do that.

Carol said...

I love seeing new and creative ideas so thanks for having this blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful texture! Looks awesome!~kim

clavell said...

Always learn something new! Thanks!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome card. Love your background embossing and color. TFS

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous techniques - love the last stencil project the most!

Toni K said...

Three gorgeous projects!

Dana Joy said...

Whoa this is gorgeous!

Lagene said...

Super cards! Love the texture!

loulou said...

Fantastic creations. I love the card with the embossed and gradient background and the wonderful new Angie girl.

Barbara said...

love the stencil project

D- said...

WOW these are all so pretty. I LOVE them. Thank so much for sharing!
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

Madeline Rains said...

I love the modeling paste and the splattered effect. I am a huge fan of gelatos but hadn't seen them used quite like this. wonderful.

HuiQi Chan said...

Love them! They're so cute!

jmahugger said...

Fabulous Projects!!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW
THREE FABULOUS cards Shemaine!!!
HELLO is SO PRETTY, your Angie Girl is BEAUTIFUL and the background a shimmery DELIGHT!!!
As for your mosaic hearts, they are GORGEOUS, LOVE the sparkle of your flowing dream and the splattered background, LOVE the colored paste and vellum sentiment too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... I have lots I want to try :)

Dawn Fields said...

All of these cards are amazing! I really love how you colored the Angie girl on the first card and the gradient! I love the texture on all of your cards! Fabulous!

 
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