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1/26/2015

Gelatos and Brusho-s Thinking of You

Hello and thanks for popping in for a visit. Hope today finds everyone feeling fit, staying warm, and having something pleasant happening in their lives just at the moment.

Winner 257 did not contact me in the required amount of time (1-25-2015 by 6pm), so RG was polled again. This time the winner is #61, who is Shirley R, of Card Art, Etc.).  Shirley will have until 1-27-2015, 6pm EST to contact me with her info. Sure don't like having a sweet follower miss out on the candy, but must be fair to everyone. All the other winners have provided their information.

Today's card was a play session with Gelatos and Brusho-s. It was inspired by Brenda of inkspired to stamp (Jan 15 2015 post) when seeing a NBUS card that she made, using a Jennifer McGuire technique.


 - Gelato background was inspired by Alexandra at art scrap & more (Jan 17, 2015 post). Scribbled some pastel pink, peach, orange gelatos + gold metallic on acrylic block, spritzed very well with water. Scribbled the same gelato colors across a Mixed Media 98# weight cardstock.  Brushed across the  c/s scribbles with a damp brush to spread the colors, then smooshed the paper onto the wet acrylic block. At first it muddied with disappointing results. Rescribbled the pastels on the acrylic block, leaving out the gold, didn't wet the block quite so much, smooshed again. I was better pleased with the 2nd smooshing :-D.  This piece was dried, then embossed with a S/B 3D EF Oval Accent folder (and making the sandwich was a testing procedure. Previously broke a Cuttlebug using a 3D S/B emboss folder. The sandwich for this one was the multipurpose platform, no clear B bottom plate, the 3D E/F,  clear B top plate...very gently testing as it started through the B/Shot to be sure it was not too thick.) Used a S/B Classic oval to cut the opening.

- Canson #98 Mixed Media Paper spritzed with water, sprinkled Brusho Osto Red over and let the magic happen. Spritzed the partially dried gelato & Brusho pieces with a gold Tattered Angel spray and let each finish drying before using.

- MBox Delicate Butterfly Arch die cut, MB Leafy Branch die cut. Experimented with placing the Butterfly die under the oval, using bits of scor-tape to anchor. Trimmed off some bits. Snipped Leafy Branch and placed sprigs to fill where the Butterfly die left spaces. Added some tiny pearls to the blossoms.

- MB Lydon butterfly added for trim, and Elizabeth Craft sentiment finished off this card.
Hope you like it!

Come again when you have time and have a marvelous day. Warm hugs.

30 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love your beautiful and stunning creation Mary, the colours are just gorgeous .xx
..♥ aNNie



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Pat said...

Wow Mary you're really on a roll. I love the aperture with the pretty die cuts behind and the added butterfly on top of the beautiful gelato and brusho background. Thank you for your thoughtful comments - you know I always enjoy visiting with you. xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Mary, love the colours and your layout with your dies, Hazel x

Donna Hanley said...

All of your die pieces and your attractive background work all add up to make a lovely card. Have a good week.

Sheila H said...

Your background is so pretty, Mary. The colors blend wonderfully together and create great texture also. That mixed media paper looks cool. Interesting about the die cut sandwich. I learn a lot from you :)

jimlynn said...

WOW! Mary, this is so pretty. I love the way you made this card and the dies cuts are beautiful. A lovely lovely card with so much texture!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the colors!! They look amazing!! The dies you used are so beautiful!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pippa said...

Lovely colours and textures on your card Mary. x

Veerle said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mary. I love all the textures that it shows. Well done. (Mary I will get back to you in an email later this evening) Meanwhile Biiiig hug Veerle xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous card Mary and so much texture too. I want to reach out and touch it!! My hands are clean, honest!!! Hugs Christine xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, so pretty, Mary! The warm colors remind me of a sunset and I love the butterfly on the outside peeking in!! Hugs, Darnell

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful Mary I adore the wonderful colours you have used also the amazing die cuts, I must have a go at doing an aperture card it looks gorgeous.
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

Fab card. Looks like a lot of tricky bits.

Hope you've had a good start to the week. Sue

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the look of the white die cut against your pretty painted background. It is a very happy card.

Carol said...

This is so pretty Mary, love the colours and lovely dies. Carol x

Jacee said...

What beautiful colours Mary, a lovely card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Patricia said...

WOW!! Mary, I love your stunning card.
Great colours and design.
Hugs

Patricia x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary what a gorgeous card, lovely background with such soft colours. Beautiful dies too. Hugs Kate x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary what a gorgeous card, lovely background with such soft colours. Beautiful dies too. Hugs Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

So pretty Mary! Love the background pieces that make a beautiful backdrop for your butterflies!

Redanne said...

You really have created THE most wonderful background on this gorgeous card - and those butterflies are just stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Jean said...

I love the colours in your backgrounds Mary, especially the gelato embossed one.The lovely butterfly die cut looks great in the aperture as well. A really pretty card.
Jean x

pam said...

Beautiful background Mary, not tried this produce, love your card design.
Pam

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, you did a beautiful job with this card. I love the gelato background and that die is gorgeous. I love how you filled in with the butterflies. Great card!

Maxine D said...

What an awesome result here Mary - love your background and may just have to have a play with the gelatos again!!
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Super fun! I love your techniques and toys - everything came out wonderfully. I have been playing with Brushos too but still shying away from gelatos. Great card. Hugz

Faith A said...

Playing with your "toys" has produced a really beautiful card Mary. You must have so much fun playing, especially when it produces something like this.

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this card is just beautiful!! You are doing so well with those Brusho's. I love your "laser" look in the oval and saw when Brenda it did it, as well as JM, I was impressed with all three of you! lol It does make for a gorgeous card! Now I am in need to catch up with Brenda! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

Even more beautiful in person, my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

wow! fabulous job mixing the techniques and mediums, Mary (as always!). Loved that you used the JM video to make your pretty butterfly scene.