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!
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