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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Getting messy with gelatos and brushos

Normally I do struggle with color challenges, but this one came together without too much struggle. It's been made over the course of 4 days as I've only had a free moments here and there to craft.

I started making my background on a piece of brown paper, which I covered with gesso before using gelatos, new layers og gesso and some blue brusho.

I heat embossed the flower (from a Tim Holtz stamp set) with white EP on watercolor paper, then colored the flower using purple brusho and fussy cutting it. Finally I added gold liquid pearls and some gold metal string I shaped into leaves.

Then I returned to the background, heat embossing two flowers with white EP and a birthday greeting in gold. Distressed the edges before attaching the panel to my A2 card base.

This card is for:
ColourQ - #351 Color Challenge
Cards und More - # 163 Embossing
Twofers - #24 A girl's best friends (flowers and gold)


Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Pia! Beautifully embossed, and lovely colors. I really like the use of gelatos with brushos. You always have something special that speaks to me. These flowers are especially pretty, especially with the tiny gold twine. Gorgeousness! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful week-end, Pia. hugs, de

scrAPpamondo said...

Awesome!! These soft but vibrant colours give a great tactile sensation!! You have made a fabulous work with gelatos and brushos! I have never thought to use gesso before play with these colours! Love, love very much the idea of the white embossed lines of the flowers plus the flower coloured!! I must remember it! The purple with the gold liquid pearls is wonderful and like the metal string for the leaves! The big sentiment looks amazing, too!! This is a masterpiece, one of my favourite works and I pinned it!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card Pia I love the beautiful background and brilliantly coloured flower -the Brushos watercolour beautifully don't they
Carol x

Carrie Sheridan said...

Pie, I saw this card on my blogger feed and just had to stop over to see the details! That background you created is gorgeous! Wow! Thanks for the explanation of how you created it! I'll have to try that sometime! The effect is so beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oooh, this is so pretty, Pia! Love your background and also love how you coloured the flower! I don't usually make floral cards but I have a flower stamp I want to use so thank you for the inspiration!

Imke said...

This is very beautiful, Pia. Your Background lokks great and so the embossed flowers. The Sentiment and inside of the Bloom in Gold Looks great !

Imke ~ My Crafty Place

meg said...

Beautiful combination of colours in the background and flower they go so well together. Adding the wire leaves adds texture as does the white embossing and the sentiment.

Laine said...

Beautiful, elegant and so feminine!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely Pia. I am ashamed to say my brusho's sit in my mixed media box along with a few other goods which I should be using, my first attempt was a disaster as I ended up tipping heaps onto my page, now I know just to sprinkle a I am going to try again tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration and I just love that flower...and the use of the metal it.xx

Karen Steele said...

This is beautiful Pia! Fantastic design and gorgeous colours!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Your colours are a great match to the colour challenge one well done and thank you for reminding me about Gelatos. Lovely card gold and flowers as a girls best friend I'll second that. Thank you for joining us at Twofers, lovely to see you again. XOXO Zoe

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card Pia, and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing at twofers

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pia, such a fabulous background and pretty flowers - a beautiful card.

Marina said...

Love the arty look of your painting.

Chrissy said...

Stunning Pia..beautiful.


Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Pia, I love your background and the beautiful flowers!
Tammy x

Mrs.B said...

A stunning card Pia, love the background, so rich with the gold embossed sentiment. Beautifully coloured flower looks gorgeous against the white embossed ones.
Avril xx

Pat K said...

Wow..this is gorgeous Pia. Wonderful background for your beautiful blooms. Pat K x

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful those gorgeous colors and stunning flowers!

Mimi said...

Pia! Very beautiful! You have done wonders with multiple different mediums here! As always, your cards belong on a shelf in a mass-market store. Your layout and balance is impeccible.

Donna said...

Gorgeous, like the idea of combining white and gold embossing, brusho's and the dimension, and wire makes a stunning card!

Asha said...

WOW .... that is simply stunning. Your brusho adventure is a great success. Gelatos and brusho work beautifully together ... and the gold accent adds a touch of class. Outstanding work, Pia.
x Asha

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and background Pia..Loz

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous. The background and the flowers are so beautifully colored. Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

Monika Reeck said...

Struggle you said???
no I dont believe Pia sweety
this is so gorgeous Background you made
yeah gelatos and gesso
you rock the challenge
and this is a winner card
I guarantee
Monika (write in the office hehe at home no time my mom is there I speak with her much hehehe cause I miss her and we cooked together too)

scrappymo! said...

Stunning. So very arty and beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Pia, this is absolutely STUNNING!! The colors in your background along with your flower are so pretty!! I love the pretty pearls in the center and your attention to each detail here!! :)