Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DT Tuesday with Faber-Castell & Pick of the Week!

Hello Everyone!  It's Kary here with DT Tuesday and the second day of the Unity Stamp and Faber-Castell co-hop!



I have to confess I'm not very much a mixed media crafter, but I really, really enjoyed putting this card together and playing with some awesome Faber-Castell products.


I love the wonderful effect of the tag - wish you can see it in real life.  Here's how I created the tag and assembled the card...

Step 1 - apply a thin layer of Gesso on the tag

Step 2 - apply some Gelatos on the tag (I used Metallic Mint and Metallic Blueberry)

Step 3 - use your finger dipped into water and spread the colors & heat set it

 Step 4 - place a stencil over the tag and spread a thin layer of embossing paste

Step 5 - lift the stencil and let the paste dry for about 1 hour


The tag is now ready to be used.  I stamped the gorgeous flower using different Memento inks (Memento Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa), added some coloring with Copic Markers (YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00, YG21, YG03, YG17) and cut it as shown above.

The sentiment piece was created with Gelato Metallic Melon and Blueberry and the sentiment was stamped with India Ink.

Here's the close up - I love the metallic gelatos, they look awesome in real life, so shimmery and vibrant.


Here is the stamp set I used - the September Layers of Life kit - Delicate Delight.

DELICATE-DELIGHT


And, now the the pick of the week - here is the project that blew me away... from Dawn


I absolutely love the colours and texture on her project.  Check out her blog for instructions on how she created this beautiful project.

Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Quote of the day - “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” - Émile Zola


69 comments:

Gayle Milbourne said...

Absolutely LOVE that card!! Thank you for sharing the technique!!

Jean said...

Gorgeous!

Toni K said...

Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

Cool card!

Gaylynn said...

Love the texture that shows through in this, Kary. Pretty!

Angela said...

This tag is absolutely beautiful! I love the bright colors and the texture from the embossing paste! Stunning!

Cybil Hart said...

I love the vibrant colors you chose for this project! My product wish list combines to grow!

Bettina said...

Beautiful tag! Love the vibrant colors.

Liz Watson said...

This actually inspires me to use all my stuff that I have,and not used because I didn't know how. Thanks

Lagene said...

Fantastic tags! I LOVE the love tag especially, love Fabre Castle products!

Doreen said...

Wow this is just beautiful.xxx

Colleen O said...

Great way to use my gelatos. Such a pretty tag

heidiscoll said...

So cool! Love the techniques! :)

Kailash said...

Oh that tag is so beautifully crafted, love the bright colors!!!

Tasha Freeman said...

Love the background. It makes the flower pop!

Kathy Smith said...

Got to get me some Gelatos! Great examples.

Shona said...

That tag is STUNNING !! Your card is amazing!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous tag. Love the colours and the layers and the texture

Cynthia said...

Great mixed media tag, Kary. Fabulous pick of the week as well!

Ruby said...

Beautiful tag.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

So beautiful, love the colours and inspired to try this technique

Dawn LL said...

Wow this is fabulous and I love the colors you used-so vibrant! Thank you for sharing my picture of my mixed media canvas.Love using Faber Castell products with Unity.

marylouh said...

Haven't seen the metallic gelatos but I'll be getting them. The tag is beautiful.
thanks for the detailed instructions on making it.

Berina RGA said...

beautiful tag!! love the colors you have used...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sue D said...

Love the colors and texture.

Denise Bryant said...

Great tag! Love your color combo and that fun flower design! Happy to get some ideas on using Gelatos too... awesome colors!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing paste that was used on the tag.

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love the vibrant colors you used!

Shemaine Smith said...

Awesome project today!

2suns said...

Love the tag. It looks easy to try.

mlady012 said...

I can' taw it to get my hands on that stamp! a great tutorial & I love the brightness of the flower

Heather Thompson said...

beautiful tag!! great pictorial, I love to see how it was created. Great day 2

Carol said...

Love that tag, thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

Immi said...

Lovely tag - love the colors and texture!

JPScraps said...

Love the tag! Beautiful colors and texture.

famillemarleau said...

I love your card. It's beautiful. Very colorful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

sharon g said...

GOsh, I love the tags. The stenciling looks amazing, too!!

angie blom said...

Gorgeous tag!!

Jenny Hall said...

I love this tag! Another use for my Gelatos yah!

Robin B. said...

Wow, love the colors and stenciling on this tag it's so beautiful!

Chark said...

that tag is gorgeous!

Dawn Fields said...

This card is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make that gorgeous tag! Hopefully, I can try this technique over the week-end.

WhoMom said...

I Love your tags. The color and textures are pleasing. This is a project I'd like to try.

D- said...

Your card is GORGEOUS. LOVE your sweet tag.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Denise Luscan said...

LOVE that tag! Great job with the stamp & gelatos!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful tags! Love love the Gelatos, thanks for the inspiration!

TangledBlueRose said...

Love those colors! So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!~kim

Jean said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Iris said...

Gorgeous tag - love the colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

valerie breingan said...

Wow these are just rich an gorgeous.I've never worked with some of these techniques like,Gesso an Faber Castell big brushes but I'm quickly learning I'm missing out on huge projects that are just yummie

Dana Norris said...

Your tag is amazing! I love the colors and how you combined everything into such an exquisite work of art.

Beth F. said...

What an awesome tag! I love that you showed us how to do it!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

their products are fun to use - beautiful tag and card

Barb Housner

Christine Kosmak said...

Love this, I actually have Gelato's on my wish list. Unfortunately my wish list is growing faster than I can buy them. Being on a carers pension is no fun, theres not much left after bills etc to spend on craft stuff. :-( :-(

Crystal said...

That tag is beautiful and your card came together so wonderfully!

Ange said...

Cool card, that tag is awesome!

Liz Lumsden said...

Way to use the Gelatos!!!! Beautiful card.

Lillian Child said...

Kary, what a great tutorial on that lovely design! And Dawn's mixed media look is AMAZING!!

susie morris said...
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susie morris said...

Wow! This is absolutely awesome!! I have this Unity Stamp and I love gelatos so I'm going to have to give this a go! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Linsey said...

OH wow, Kary, this is such a marvelous card! I love anything mixed media and all the wonderful texture, color and patterns have been brought together so beautifully to make this delightful mini work of art! I absolutely love it!!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration today!!! :)

Carisa said...

Your card turned out so sweet! Glad you stepped out of your comfort zone - it's fun to do every once in awhile and we never know where it will take us. :D

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning project. Love the damask on the tag.

Melody said...

Just a beautiful design.

loulou said...

Fabulous card. I love that gorgeous gelato and the damask texture paste tag - stunning!

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

I love this technique!

Katie said...

Great card!! Love that stamp set. And thanks for sharing your tag idea! Love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Kary!!!
LOVE the textures on your tag & LOVE your super cute flower too!!!
I am in AWE of your tag, embossing paste looks like an exciting product to use :)

Lisa :) said...

This is absolutely beautiful and thank you for that lovely quote!

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