Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Simon Says................Make your Own Background papers


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for the  STAMPtember® Stamp-It Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher
This week the challenge is ,,,,,,,,


there are so many ways to make your own backgrounds, using stencils, splattering, gelli plate printing etc
We are showcasing GELATOS made by FABER-CASTELL this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

This card was very time consuming, I spent hours trying to find different ways of using the Gelatos.
This card is the one I liked the most - this used the Faber-Castell Designing with Gelatos Kit....I started off using the Gesso a thin layer on the watercolored paper and then stamped the Hero Arts Elegant Brocade stamp, heat and embossed it then . The Gelatos are spritz with water and rubbed randomly one the page and then rubbed with my finger to blend it all. I didn't have ribbon the exact colours so I experimented by inking the Tim Hoptz Crinkled Ribbon - lots of spritzing and blending it turned out pretty well.....from then I decided to try colouring a flower with the Gelatos. I use a white Prima White paper rose - to colour this I used mixing the Gelatos with water and used a brush gently - again happy with the result!!
I finished the card with MFT Designer Labels and Simon Says Thinking of You Die

I made a second card trying to use more and stronger colours. I use the same method as previously but also mixing the colours - mainly a purple shade - they are OK but not must as I wanted - I must buy a purple-lilac Gelato.  I use another Hero Arts stamp (Flower Dot Pattern - retired I think). The colours did turn out stronger than I wanted so I used Gesso over the stronger parts to lighten them.  The Cardstock is from Simon Says Sweet Treats Set - added a Simon Says Medium Tag Die and some American Crafts Solid atin Ribbon

So now it's YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting
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Lorraine A said...

gorgeous cards Heather, the backgrounds are so pretty, I love the white embossing with the various colours, beautiful :-)

Lols x x x

jenn shurkus said...

both cards are beautiful! i especially like how you colored the flowers with the gelatos as well

Lin said...

Lovely, Heather, and you showed us a soft look and one a bit bolder, so pretty!

Jingle said...

These are very pretty, Heather! I really love the soft colors!

Jovy Cad said...

love the lighter card! it is very attractive to me how the colors coordinate.

Jacee said...

Beautiful cards Heather, so soft and delicate on the first one, love them both!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cheryl said...

This is just gorgeous hun love the soft delicate colours great background hufs cheryl xxx

Teresa Kline said...

hi Heather! lovely background....hope you have a super weekend!

sparkle & shine *~*

Sharon said...

These are stunning Heather. You have done a fabulous job creating the beautiful background papers. The embellishments on the first card are gorgeous..
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, I love both of these! Wonderful colour, pattns and textures!

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, really like you experiments with Gelatoes.I would recommend Blueberry , boysenberry, cotton candy and grape set. Have a great day.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful backgrounds Heather but I must admit I love the soft colours in your first card.

Caryn said...

Beautiful cards Heather - I love the embossing over the top too. Gorgeous xxx

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card Heather. I love your background and I love how you managed to colour the rose.


Jo x

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Lovely background! Love that resist look :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

2 fabulous cards Heather! Just beautiful!


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