Sunday, 26 October 2014

APC Challenge - Week 8

This is Week 8 of the 
Altered Playing Card Challenge
and the background being used is Gelatos.

I bought a pack of 4 Gelatos at the beginning of the year just to try them out, as I'd been hearing good things about them.  Well, my first impressions weren't good - it was a disaster!  I watched various you-tube videos, read about them and still they just didn't work as I expected.  Actually, I think that was my problem - they didn't work as I expected them too.

Anyhow, the backgrounds on the cards this week was to use Gelatos, so off I went again.  As these cards are only small, I had no trouble scribbling some colour and adding water to mix them around and this is the result.


The card #1 I scribbled some purple around the card, spritzed it with water and moved the colour around using my fingers.  Before it dried I stamped the heart image (Stampotique) twice, just using the rubber stamp.  When you lift it up, it takes a bit of the colour with it leaving a white image.


I stamped the hearts again using black Staz On, coloured them with red gelato and cut them out.  I wanted to be able to still see the images underneath, so I layered them over each other and glued them down.  The words are from a sheet of cutouts and I doodled around the border with a Uni POSCA black paint pen.


Card #2 was done the same way but this time I used a red gelato and added a couple of blobs of green gelato and sort of blended them together (although the green went a bit of a murky colour - oh well).  The cute little monster (Stampotique) came from the Stampotique ATC Challenge this month as an added extra (I will have to find out what his name is).  I fussy cut him out and added colour using Distress Markers.  I glued him into place, adding the heart and the words.  Again I used the Uni POSCA black paint pen to add the arrow border.

If you would like to join in this challenge, go to www.claudinesartcorner.blogspot.com for details.

Happy Crafting!
 

7 comments:

  1. Hi, Helen! I am trying to get caught up on my fun stuff since our move and sale of the old home, and I now am working on getting caught up on blogs I follow. I LOVE the altered playing cards! How much fun is that?? I also do the Zentangles occasionally and yours are awesome! It also looks like you have had travel fun, I'm jealous! Thanks for continuing to come to my blog. I really appreciate your kind comments. Stay crafty, Michelle :)

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  2. I am dreadfully behind in this project, but, not that we are home from camping, home from a week-long art conference, and home from babysitting our four beautiful grandchildren, both Russ and I are reach to begin again. Great inspiration for us here with your great ATCs, Helen!

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  3. These are so cool and crafty, love the stmpas you used and your hearts card is amazing!

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  4. Hi Helen, its Siobhan :)
    gonna put you on my list of blogs I visit whenever they post.
    Love this, I too have gelatos but have had a simular experienced and have not persevered, perhaps I should, Love this. <3

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  5. Hello Helen, Coco here, I'm back from work so easier to go and look at your blog :D
    Well done for these two lovely ATCs!! You have made a great use of your Gelatos!! Coco x

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  6. These are great. Love the monster. So cute. Great doodles. Hugz

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