Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Smitten


First of all, Happy New Year everyone!!  We are starting 2014 off with our first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge of the New Year entitled "Smitten".  This time round, Linnie Blooms is our sponsor, and the LEAD of the Smitten challenge will receive a gift certificate to their store!


We were graciously provided with some gelatos for this challenge and I was eager to try them out as I have never used them before.  My mixed media, card making friends are no doubt gasping at that fact LOL!  

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I started out by embossing some polka dots on to white card stock. Then I created three ribbons of colour across the dots using the gelatos (there is a blue stripe in the middle, honest!), wet my finger, and then blended the gelatos into the paper.  They dissolve wonderfully with water and create a fabulous watercolour effect.  Next, I embossed a word background stamp on the heart die and repeated the process using just a yellow gelato.  It was great fun using this medium and technique -- finger painting at its best LOL! 

You can check out all the challenge details over on the Curtain Call Inspirations Challenge and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Curtain Call Crew and guest designer samples!  Should you wish more details on the Curtain Call Crew's cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.
 
Lesley Croghan, Guest Designer

You have until January 10th at 8:00 a.m. CST to complete a new card/project using the inspiration picture and linking it up accordingly.  The Lead and Show Stoppers will be announced on January 14th.

 
 

What's In It? 
Stamps:   We Connect (Paper Smooches), By Definition Background Stamp (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Black, Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up)

Ink:  Black, VersaMark
Accessories:   Gelatos (Linnie Blooms), Jotted Heart Die (Verve Stamps), Notebook Edge Die (My Favorite Things), Crimper (Fiskars), Washi Tape, Heart Clip, Button, Twine, Black Half Pearls, Glue Dots, Dimensionals 

13 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the fun fonts on the sentiment. Gorgeous card Marisa and Happy New Year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Seriously! You are starting 2014 with a bang - I am so CASEing this little puppy -- FAB.U.LOUS card~

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Marisa!! Love all the fabulous layers and fun ways you used the Gelatos!! Happy New Year!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Marisa! Love your interpretation :) !!! Happy New Years to you and your family! Hugs ~S~

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!

Amber Kroening said...

I adore this card! Everything about it is awesome...

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy New Year Marisa! Wonderful card. Love the heat embossed images and the way you used the Gelatos. That yellow heart is awesome!

Vickie Z said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!! Gelatos are fun, aren't they!!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is such a fabulous design with the angled panel! Love those dots with the gelatos. What a cool technique!

cm said...

Such a pretty card, and this first time with gelatos is incredibly impressive. I may have to explore them at some point (after I get some 'real' inks...honestly, my collection is pathetic!) The heart and polka-dots...swoon!!
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nwilliams6 said...

Love how you picked up the really great colors in the inspiration photo Marisa. Great papers and sketch too. Pretty card. Hugz!

Karen Haman said...

Cool card - love the mix of colors and patterns!

Tracey McNeely said...

I am so slow getting around. This is such a gorgeous card Marisa!