Saturday, April 7, 2012

A new medium

So I thought I would step away from the Copics for once and try something different - my order arrived from Can You Digi It  yesterday and I couldn't wait to open it and play with my new Faber Castell Gelato pens/sticks/paint (not really sure what to call them.  Anyway after watching a few instructional videos on YouTube, I dove straight in :)  I'm pretty pleased with the result but I think I misted them with too much water as the stamping was a bit blurry in places.  Still the result looked a bit 'watercolour-ish' which I kind of liked so not too bad for a first attempt.  I think I would probably do this on watercolour paper next time as the cardstock did buckle just a little bit.

I did the sentiment on Adobe PSE 10 with different layers for each font and word - a bit time consuming but that's the only way I know how to do it!  If anyone has a quicker way, please do clue me in! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges -
http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/ - take your word for it

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope the weekend is not going too fast for you!

20 comments:

Trina said...

I agree that you came up with something beautiful! This is just lovely!

Carla S. said...

Wow, Dawn! This turned out gorgeous! I love the colors and the effect you got with your new pens! Great job on the sentiment, too!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this!!

Crisp, clean and beautifully composed.

Payne Holler Cards said...

GASP! no Copics !!! LOL
this turned out beautifully - have those Gelato things to and used them once...need to go check out some video.
Your sentiment is wonderful! envy your savy of Adobe!
Have a wonderful Easter (-:

Tracy said...

Oooo pretty, pretty!! I don't know much about those gelatos either. keep seeing them mentioned here and there but have never researched them. I love the watercolor look you achieved though. Beautiful! :-) Happy Easter Dawn!

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful card. I am loving it, the colors are beautiful together and the design is gorgeous. Great job!

Michelle Single said...

Aren't those gelatos so much fun?! It's like being in kindergarten again with the crayons. :) it seems you get along with them just fine - this is gorgeous!

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, You did a wonderful job and I just love the colors you used. I'm not sure what you where trying to get but whatever it was I love it, your background turned out stunning. I'm not sure it I'm a follower but if not I'm going to be a follower.
Hugs, Patricia

Cath Wilson said...

This is stunningly simple but oh so beautiful. It does help that it's in my favourite colour scheme, lol, but all the elements come together so beautifully and yes, it does have a kind of watercolour effect. Gorgeous x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dawn, I love the colours you've used and the butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Roxann said...

This is a stunner, Dawn! I've not tried the Gelato's. Love the colors and all the elements you have added.
Hugz,
Roxann

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, what gorgeous colors - so bright and rich and the palette is so pleasing to my eye. You did a wonderful job with the gelatos and I am super impressed with the sentiment you created with PSE. I usually just change the font from word to word, but I like how creating layers allowed you to strategically position some of the words - very cool and now I'm inspired!

So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie. Hope you will be a regular with us!

Hugs,
Linda

Annie said...

Hi Dawn what a lovely card. I love your colour palette and as I love butterflies it's just perfect. Good luck in your blog challenges...........Annie :)

happyscrapper said...

i love this beautiful card. The colors are sharp and beautiful. Thanks for joining us this time at CCCC, and hope to see you back again.
hugz,
Christine Dt at CCCC

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous, luv the sentiment!

enjoy *~*

Patty Sue 2 said...

WOW! This is stunning!

Kathi said...

Oooh. So soft and pretty.

I really must take my Gelatos out of their packaging and use 'em! You've inspired me!

Ruby said...

Ooh such a lovely combination of colours, I love all the detail and that butterfly is just sooo pretty! Thanks so much for joining us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great sentiment! And I adore your technique! Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Sandy said...

Beautiful - absolutely beautiful!!
Sandy