Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunny Blossom

Hello!  I created this with the Impression Obsession You are My Sunshine Challenge in mind.   I didn't have much in my stash that seemed to work with this theme so I purchased a pack of yellow gelatos hoping it would spark my creativity.  The colors are so beautiful and vibrant but I they are going to take some practice.  They don't blend the same way distress ink does.  I rubbed gelatos on paper, spritzed with water and then used a paintbrush to move the paint around.  I let it dry and then cut the hollyhocks out of the colored paper.

I used distress stains to create the sentiment layer.  After it dried I stamped the sentiment in black.  The lattice design behind the sentiment is the chain-link texture stamp is also from Impression Obsession.  I love it - it added so much depth to the image.

The top layer is popped up with foam tape so there's more dimension than appears in the photo.  Thanks for looking!

Impression Obsession Stamp - Chainlink Texture
Impression Obsession Stamp - Be Grateful
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
FC Gelatos
Ribbon (from my stash)

Challenges Entered
Crafty Sentiments Use lots of white*
Crafty Bloggers Network Die Cuts
Impression Obsession You are my Sunshine
Classy Cards 'n Such Die Cuts #28
Through The Purple Haze #37 Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts Ink White on White
Hobby Cutz #43 Bingo - Die Cuts-Stamp-Flowers
Party Time Tuesday #168 Die Cut Challenge
The Rubber Buggy Pastel colors of Easter


Jeanne Streiff said...

You rocked it!!! Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession Challenge!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just beautiful Jenny!!!

Holly said...

Gorgeous! Love all the white with the pops of orange. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

Sherri said...

Hi, Jenny! What a darling card! I can't wait to see what you have for us on the new design team at Dies R Us! Welcome aboard! Sherri (team B)

joy said...

Beautiful use of gelatos and die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such.

Diane said...

Beautiful card...and love those Hollyhocks!! I have Gelatos and saw where if you take a baby wipe, add some gelatos and wipe on your flowers it makes apretty contrast...I did try it and like the look a lot, however, the ones you did are gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Classy Cards 'n Such for our "die cuts" challenge!!

Lori Gauerke said...

I love the color on this card! I have wanted to try Gelatos, might need to get some after seeing this card.. Thanks for playing along with us at TTPH.

Lori DT

Misti said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Jen, love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

fiona henderson said...

Just beautiful, its so fresh colours and beautiful.

Fiona DT

Debbie said...

I really like how you blended the colors and the hollyhocks are so pretty! Somebody would love to receive this card. Thanks for entering the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

Chris said...

What a fabulous card! Love the design. Thanks for joining the Lovely Ladybugs for our WOW challenge!

Wendy Russell said...

Love this the sentiment is just fab. Thanks for joining us at TTPH.xx

Ms Scrapmess said...

Amazing how effective your die cuts came out with such vibrant colour. Gorgeous card and really well balanced, but so many details. Thank you for joining us at The Rubber Buggy!

Eithne said...

Wow, that is a fab card. Love the vibrancy of colours and your die cuts. Beautiful card :) thanks for joining us this week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
Eithne DT

Diane said...

A wonderful sentiment and a wonderful card Jen !! Thanks you so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

hugs Diane xx

goldie said...

This is beyond georgeous!
I just love your card!
Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments!

Whimsey said...

GORGEOUS!!! And that floral die is delightful; love the bright pop of color!

Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink! ~Michele, DT

Patti said...

Outstanding! I love the pop of color against the white! : )