Monday, April 30, 2012

It's about the COLOR.....

 




OK.....so this week at
Simon Says Stamp and Show 
the design team had the opportunity to work with some Faber-Castell gooodness!!
Now I will tell on myself and say,
I was a bit unsure about the products
as they were relatively new to me,
but I just jumped in with my
"let's try this" attitude!!!
And ohhhh the fun I had!





I knew the Gelatos were mixable with water 
so I let the games begin!!

I began by stamping a floral image 
on some Canvas Corp Canvas three times. 
I used Jet Black Archival ink as I needed a waterproof ink. After I heat set the ink, I colored on 2 colors of Gelatos per layer, 
orange and gold, orange and red, 
yellow and orange. 
With a paint brush I added water and 
watched the blending begin!!






To create the stem and leaves for my flower,
using the Green ~ Big Brush Pen,
I drew on a piece of canvas.
This time I chose to scribble a bit of
green Gelato my craft mat, with a bit of water, created a wash and painted the stems and leaves.

For added contrast, I rubbed
the gold Gelato around the edge of my canvas and accented with Carmel ~ Glitter Glam.

So.......put on a Kaleidescope of Color....
it's ok if you don't have the Faber Castel products,
it's ALL ABOUT COLOR this week at
Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Don't forget to link your creation to the blog so you can be in the running for this weeks.....


12 comments:

Alice Carman said...

Oh my gawd!!!! This is incredible. Love the texture. Are you using molding paste for your background. You're so clever!!!! Love love love this!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow just stunning!! I've seen these pens, but didn't know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing - I agree with Alice - you are so clever!
Jennie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Lynne, love love your flower, the colours work so well and the texture to this piece is wonderful. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Lynne, your piece for this week is really cool. I have always loved that sentiment and I love the shabby flower that you made to go with it. It's great! <3 Candy

Linda Cain said...

Love the shabby goodness here!

~Linda

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the way that flower turned out!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic piece, Lynne! I love the combination of corrugated board & canvas along with the fabulous layout :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible! I love the texture.

lisaplus6 said...

wow!! I love that saying and you have showcased it so beautifully!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Jodie said...

Wow Luv your blog and very inspiring love the texture and colors of your projects

Lynda said...

So beautiful!!

Romy said...

Oh wow, this looks gorgeous! I love the flower and the mix of grunge and colour!