Friday, May 9, 2014

A Couple of G's

G's as in Gelatos, that is.  Now y'all know me and know that I don't ever do strange things in my card making much, but I've really been breaking out of the shell (just a tiny bit) and trying some different products.  The latest being Gelatos.  I was scouting out Michael's the other day and they had this little pack of Gelatos on sale.  They looked so lonesome all my themselves just waiting for someone to take them off the shelf......so......I decided to adopt them (that sounds so much better than buying them doesn't it)!  After a couple of weeks of them staring me in the face I finally decided to check out some videos and see what in the world I could do with them.


This first one was pretty much a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest.  Still not sure about the die cut greenery on here but it is what it is. 


I used a die on this one too and after messing all those colors together I added some white dots with the eraser end of a pencil using white pigment ink.

It was fun trying something new but doubt if you'll be seeing me use these on all my cards now.  Just something different.

Thanks for stopping by........and have a great weekend!

Lynn

32 comments:

Maxine D said...

Lynn you have really rocked these gelatos, especially the second card - that is stunning - please don't put them away and forget them...
Blessings
Maxine

Donna Hanley said...

Well now that you've adopted maybe I should follow in your footsteps and adopt something sitting on a shelf also. I've never worked with Gelato but you sure did a fine job with them. Great idea for the eraser white dots on your second card. I really like the color combos on both cards. Super nice job with this technique, Lynn. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! These are great! I bought an entire pack of gelatos and I'm having a hard time using them well.

I know I have to invest a bit more time into learning their capabilities - but WOW - you knocked it out of the park first time through!!!

Tammy said...

Oh you made fabulous backgrounds with the gelatos! I really like the leaves and the gingham ribbon is just the right touch! Great idea to add the white dots on the thank you card, you're so clever!

Benzi said...

Wow! Lynn, these are beautiful cards. Good work with the Gelatos. The mix of colors is great....right down my alley. I love the dots, too.

I think I'll start thinking of purchasing items as adopting, too. That doesn't sound nearly as expensive. HAHA

Deepti said...

Hahaha I loved the adopting process of the gelatos ! Ur cards looks beautiful with those amazing BG, it's always good to get out of the shell every once in a white :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful cards Lynn, I like both designs
Kevin xx

MiamiKel said...

Get out of town! These are absolutely brilliant! What smashing cards, so full of color and great designs - I'd say you mastered the Gelatos!! Love these :)

Jessi Fogan said...

For just playing & getting to know your newly adopted supplies....I think these turned out amazing! They sound messy but oh, the look is worth it. I think the second is my favourite too :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, Lynn! I have heard of Gelatos but I still don't know what they are - will have to google! I love the look you creaed on both cards and the addition of the die cuts is the perfect touch. I like the white dots too - they add that extra little something. Beautiful job with these!

Linda Simpson said...

These are stunning Lynn, love the backgrounds you have created and the die cuts look fabulous on both of them too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Lynn, both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love the backgrounds you've created and the fabulous designs!
Tammy x

vic said...

Wow Lynn both cards are beautiful what a great job you have done :)
Hugs
Vic x

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, Gelatos are so much fun, and your cards are gorgeous!

I think you need to try emboss resist before you put them away.

MaryH said...

I understand about these things just jumping into your basket. Actually, you really don't have any control over this, and you wouldn't want to make a scene in the store, now would you? So of course you had to adopt them & bring them home! Love #1- you did a great job with the gelatos.. and yes, the leaf is just right with it. #2 is going to have to be my favorite though. The background is stunning & the white die flowers are really striking against the colors. Loved the white dots too! WTG! TFS & Hugs

Shirley said...

Wow, Lynn, I love both of these. They are elegant and will be treasured by whoever receives them, maybe even framed. I like the splatter and design on the first one and the second one is out of sight lovely! I really like how you did the white pigment ink. Duh me thought it was stenciled at first!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice Lynn. Like the colors,the creative backgrounds and the arrangement of the cards. Excellent.

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Lynn! I love the white flower against that marvelous background. Incredible color combos on both cards. I have to adopt the term "adopting" -- so much better than spending money on supplies and such a kind and generous thing to do. :-D

Becky said...

These are beautiful Jimlynn. And I love adopt better then buy too :)

Carol L said...

Both cards turned out awesome with those Gelatos! They look like watercolors! Great idea to dot white with a pencil eraser too! NJ!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Darlene said...

WOW!! I think you've inspired me to adopt some Gelatos too. These are really pretty!

Both backgrounds are very striking, and the white dots with a pencil eraser - brilliant idea!

Keep these coming!

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful cards. Love what you did with the gelatos.

Brenda said...

Wow! You rocked these gelatos Lynn! I've never used them but I'm impressed that you stepped out of your comfort zone and got some. I am loving both of these cards so much! I love the greenery on the first one, not sure why you don't, it looks fabulous-love that background you created with the gelatos. And oh my goodness, I am loving this second card too!! That background is amazing and I love the added touch of the white dots. Yep, you need to step out of your comfort zone more often! lol Hugs

Chriss America Real said...

Lynn, so beautiful! Now I want to try using them too!

Margaret said...

O M G! These are both GORJUSS! I love the colors and the green branch is just perfect! I just love those dies cuts you used. I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get some of these to play with. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think you did a brilliant job with the Gelatos, Lynn! I have had my set for a while now and you've inspired me. They are on my desk in case I get a chance to see a video on them during the watercolor class. If not, I shall go search Pinterest and YouTube because I sure love the look of what you've done with them! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Darnell

Laura said...

Lynn, These are Two beautiful Cards!! Every time I see a new to me item I just want to go out and try it. This looks like Fun! Hope all is well,
Hugs

Bonnie said...

I love the backgrounds you made and they're perfect for diecuts! Some found their way in my basket and I adopted them last December. Poor babies are still in their crib waiting for some love.

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- you did an amazing job for your first time using Gelato's! I love the idea of adding the dies- love the watercolor look of card one and LOVE the white dots and the die cut you used on #2! Please don't put the gelato's away- you are a natural : )

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so nicley done!

Margaret said...

Oh, Wow! You did a fabulous job with them! I especially like the watercolor effect on the second card!

Daria said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.