Monday, 21 May 2018

Gelato background with flowers.

Hi everyone, I've been out of the craft room for quite a while. My Mum was very ill in hospital for a week or so. She is on the mend and back home again now, whew! 

I wanted to play along with a few challenges.

At CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, it's a gelatos or crayons theme.

I used lemon, metallic blueberry and cotton candy for this background, scribbling them on a craft mat, spritzing with water and smooshing onto regular cardstock. Here's a pic of the shimmer from the metallic one.

My elements are gelatos, stamping, heat embossing and diecutting.

At Less is More it's a colour challenge.
 I've used blue, yellow and grey neocolour pastels in the centre of the flowers. The mat is also a grey greeny colour. Hope that's enough grey?

At Craft Stamper Magazine's Take it Make it Challenge, it's anything goes as long as you use a stamp.

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At Word Art Wednesday, it's also anything goes with a sentiment or bible verse.

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and at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, it's anything goes using PB.

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Penny Black Constellations stamp; So Suzy sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; gelatos; neocolour pastels II; white paint pen; tissue paper and ranger glue n seal; Crafts 4 U staitched frame die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Aileen said...

beautiful Cathy, can just catch that element of metallic blue and its so pretty. Love it

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your beautiful background and the pops of white on the dandelion! Great sentiment too! Thanks for playing at the PBSC:)

Bonnie said...

I'm glad your mother is on the mend, Cathy! I know you must have been really worried. Love, love, love your dandelions and that gorgeous Gelato background! A beautiful mix of colors and the white really pops with that background! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Papercraft Boutique said...

So glad to hear that your mother is getting better and back home now, Cathy!
Your Gelato smooshed background is so interesting and beautiful! It's amazing that you got this wonderful result even with the regular cardstock. The white flowers really pop and they're pretty. You came up with a clever way of adding the sentiment! Hideko xx

Cat Craig said...

Oh I love this card, and the perfect sentiment. Lovely Lovely card. So glad your Mum is on the upswing.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So pretty and wonderful use of our colour combo at Less is More Cathy.
Super elegant and such a perfect design. Thanks for playing along with us in this challenge.

Brenda in IN said...

I'n so glad to hear your mum is doing better. That is scary to have a loved one in the hospital that long. Your card is so pretty and that is a great sentiment. Never seen that one before and I love it.

Ina G said...

Love the soft subtle background Cathy. The image just blends in perfectly.

sharon said...

WOW!!!! this is just stunning Cathy, love the Gelato background.
I love dandelions as they remind me of my childhood when we use to pick them and blow on them and watch the fluffy bits fly away.
Glad to hear that your Mum is on the mend, parents can be quite a worry at times.
Enjoy your week.
sharon :)

Loll said...

This is gorgeous Cathy! What a beautiful smooshed gelato background. And LOVE those cool flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Anita in France said...

Dreamy and gorgeous, Cathy ... the shimmer is fantastic! Hope your Mum continues well on her road to recovery. Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful combination of gelato colours on that beautiful background. Love the subtle shimmer too. Elegant 'flower' stamp and great sentiment. Thanks for joining in at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x Glad your Mum is on the med...a worrying time x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say...glad your Mum is on the Mend...x

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful work :)
Thanks for playing along with Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge.

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Cathy, pretty background to show off your flowers

Linda said...

This looks gorgeous. I love the colours of the background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Your card is beautiful and what a great work with your gelatos ! Love how they blended together to make this gorgeous background ! Very serene and elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

Jo said...

Beautiful background and love the simple bouquet to compliment along with the sentiment. Great card, thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Pat said...

This is so pretty Cathy and the gelatos have worked so well for the background, and the white on the flowers makes them stand out beautifully. x

roffeycreations said...

Muted tones - nice!! Mxxx