Imagine.Dream.Fly

January 25, 2013

This week for FWF, I played with my Faber Castell Gelatos and created this rainbow background!


If you have not tried Gelatos, you have to! It's acid-free pigment sticks that glides on smoothly. Crayon-like but if you add water, it's like paint!  What I did was just to draw it on - add water - and use my fingers to blend it in.

The butterfly and the sentiment are from the October 2011 KOTM by Unity Stamp. I added some  dimensional pearls and twine to it.

This card is also inspired by the Pinspired Challenge #2



Have a happy weekend ahead!


Supplies used: Stamps (Unity stamp) / Gelatos (Faber Castell) / Twine (Divine Twine) / Dimensional Pearls (Ranger)

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40 comments

  1. What a pretty card! I heard about those Gelatos and want to try them. Love it!!!

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  2. I have some Gelatos that I haven't even taken out of the package. You've inspired me!

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  3. @SherylK yes! you must try them. I'm tempted to get the entire set *guilty*!
    @Julie Have fun this weekend with the gelatos :)

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  4. Oh this is so pretty! I must try some gelatos, I think!

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  5. Fun card! The Gelatos sound like fun as well.

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  6. Love the background. I have never heard of Gelatos. TFS

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  7. Very pretty. Have not even looked at Gelatos!!

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  8. very pretty card!

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  9. This is so fun, bright and happy!!! Awesome!


    Thanks for playing along with Pinspired Challenges!

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  10. Love the Gelato background. So pretty.

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  11. Pretty rainbow technique with this fabulous KOTM.

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  12. I haven't played with my Gelatos in some time. Julie, we can play together! Love your background!

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  13. what a neat background, I love the butterflies too!

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  14. So pretty! That rainbow is gorgeous!

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  15. cute! I see the butterflies flittering across the page

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  16. Your gelato background looks awesome! I have the kids version of the gelatos and really like them.

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  17. Thanks everybody for the lovely comments .. Gelatos are really fun ! Many use them for mixed media too

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  18. WOW! This is gorgeous! I need to get my hands on some gelatos!!

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  19. Beautiful card! I just used Gelatos for the first time-fun! Love your rainbow!

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  20. Beautiful card! The background turned out incredible! I too will have to keep an eye out for those gelatos ;)

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  21. What a neat effect for your background. Made a very pretty card

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  22. So pretty and thank you for the tutorial on Gelatos! Now I'm very curious!!

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  23. You can even paint the gelatos on stamps - add some spritz of water - and you get a watercolor effect! :)

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  24. This is really pretty! What a neat idea!

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  25. Ooh sounds like another thing I "need"! Great job on the card! TFS!

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  26. This is so cool!! I love the stripes of colours and the motion it creates with the butterflies. Great card!!

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  27. I got some gelatos and have only used them once. What a fun idea to basically finger paint with them. Great card!

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  28. Love this! You are an enabler! I am waiting for my Pitt Pens to come in the mail & now I may have to get some of these too!

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  29. sorry ladies if i've "tempted" some of you .. :D sharing is caring right? :)

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  30. Gorgeous! I have been wanting to try Gelatos. Great card!

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  31. Very cool card, lovely colours!

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  32. Gorgeous background! Love those gelatos!

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  33. SO cool! Very bright and vibrant; can't wait to try that out myself!

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  34. Really pretty!!! The background is just beautiful!!!

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  35. This awesome background is obviously yet another hint that I NEED some gelatos. :D Beautiful card.

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  36. great card, I love the back ground

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  37. Pretty background! Thanks for playing with us at Pinspired Challenges!

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  38. What a beautiful rainbow with those Gelatos! Thanks for playing with us at Pinspired Challenges! :)

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