Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Birthday Bubbles

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder that we are over half way through CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Gelatos and Crayons. 

This was my first time using Gelatos.  I'm having fun with rainbows this month with the CAS Watercolour challenge, so decided to carry that theme to my CAS Mix Up reminder card. :)

I placed a circle stencil over my mixed media card panel and lightly scribbled over top with four colours of gelatos.  Scribbling the colour on lightly was key for me as I found when I used a lot of pigment, it got caught on the edges of the circles around the stencil and I wanted a softer look.  I picked up the colour with my finger and blended a bit, then used a small sponged dauber that was spritzed with just a little water to finish the blending.

I stamped the scripty font in black and added a black frame to tie it all together.  I love the font on this sentiment.  It's from a set of sentiment stamps I bought from AliExpress.

Very simple CAS card using gelatos, stencil, sponging and stamping.

The Designers and Guest Designer, Jenny have made some beautiful cards to inspire.  Come check them out at the challenge blog and play along.







Stamps:  Sentiments (AliExpress)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Gelatoes - Watermelon, Margarita, Snow Cone, Raspberry (Faber-Castell), Circle Stencil (Kaisercraft), sponge daubers

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Gelatos and Crayons

30 comments:

Marianne said...

Love your sweet and soft birthday bubbles, Loll.
Marianne x

Mac Mable said...

The blending of the colours is so pretty and a great way to use the gelato's. The font of the sentiment is gorgeous too and your card is absolutely beautiful x

Linda said...

What a fun birthday card, Loll. Love the rainbow circles.

Marcia HIll said...

This card is a party in itself Loll!! Loving your rainbow colored bubbles and I really like the font of your sentiment too! I never looked at any of the stamp sets at AliExpress, but guess I need to check them out! Very FUN and creative card Loll...love it!! :0)

Julia Aston said...

I was waiting to see how you made those lovely softly blended circles Loll - what a great look - and the black sentiment stamped right over the colors is perfect - such a 'happy' birthday card! Julia xx

Cheryl Robertson said...

Love your card. Great design and great way to use Gelatoes. I forget about using them. The sentiment is very cute. But isn’t Aliexpress one of the companies in China selling American knock-offs?

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I love the effects of Gelatos for your bubbles, Loll! Your rainbow of colors are so pretty and your sentiment is perfect! Really fun card!

nancy littrell said...

Such a soft and pretty stenciled image using your gelatos. Love the rainbow design too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Loll said...

Hi Cheryl. Most of the companies at AliExpress seem to sell good products. I know there are a few that do knock-offs and that is a shame. Those should be avoided. Loll

Bonnie said...

Love your rainbow dots, Loll! It's so festive and the colors are soft and pretty!

Christine Alexander said...

love the dots Loll, the colour blend is so spectacular with the gelatos :) The black seniment is perfect and the central focus.

MaryH said...

Such a soft effect and wonderful blending on these bokeh rainbow circles. Didn't realize you'd never played with gelatos. Such doesn't look like your 'first time', cause this is just beautiful. Very happy & airy feeling to the card. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Nancy Stislow said...

Impressive shading of small spaces! That could not have been easy. What a great blend. I must agree with you on the wonderful font of the sentiment . Great design for this challenge, Loll!

Ina G said...

You always make the most amazingly simple stunning cards Loll. Love the softness you got here with the gelatos. The tiny black frame and sentiment really finish this off beautifully.

Patti said...

You have the sweetest tools Loll! I have never tried Gelatos either! : ) I need to spend a weekend crafting with you!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Susan said...

Lovely colours, great stencil, fabulous use of the gelatos!

Linda said...

I love bubbles, and your card is just perfect. The rainbow colours look so pretty xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Lovely colours in those bubbles a lovely card.
Faith

Jeanne said...

This is lovely, Loll. I really like the rainbow of soft colors. Thank you for sharing the tips on using the gelatos this way. Resulted in a beautiful card! Hugs! :)

Karen D. said...

sweet birthday card filled with fun...great colours too.
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

Your first gelato card is outstanding. I love how you blended and overlapped the colors and used your finger, then the sponge dauber. It is so happy, fun and colorful.

Trina P. said...

Rainbow color cards?! — yes please! Beautiful graphic card, Loll. The black frame is a great contrast and highlights those colourful circles beautifully. xx

Liz said...

Super card, Loll, the rainbow bubbles are beautiful. xx

Pat said...

Such a pretty mix of gelato colours Loll and the different sizes of circle on the stencil give wonderful dimension to the piece. Beautiful bubbles! x

Jo Manna said...

Such a cool colourful effect. Love that you framed in black, makes all those circles POP! A beautiful Happy Bday card, RICH! xx

Cheryl Robertson said...

Thank you for your response. I didn’t know it was multiple companies under one name. Good to know!

Anita in France said...

Delicious bubbles of rainbow colour, Loll ... they look downright happy .... fabulous with the black frame! Hugs, Anita :)

BożenA said...

WOW! Your bubbles look stunning, Loll! They are as delicate as real soap bubbles. I loved doing them when I was a kid.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

Now that you have gotten me started with Gelatos I want to try more techniques, Loll. Using a stencil may be next because I love the look and you explained about the wet dauber.

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely card Loll, simple design and lovely soft colours and blending