I really need to put myself on a craft budget. After viewing this post at Ellen Hutson's classroom blog, I just had to get some gelatos and try them out. At least I've learned not to buy the entire line when I'm trying something new - I just bought the orange/yellow set:
They are very easy to use and different from Distress Inks. I embossed a white paper with a herringbone stamp, brushed the gelatos over it, then used a water brush to spread the colors together. I was pleased with it and used it as a background for my simple flower card:
Those are silk flowers that sit near my craft table. I'm glad OWH's tutorial was to use flowers because I never think to pull out those flowers and put them on a card. And I've got a huge jar of them - I could make 200 cards of flowers and still not use all of those flowers!
My next card is for the OWH Mid-week "It's About Time" challenge. I don't have the OWH Hero Arts Time stamp set, but I did have 12x12 clock paper that I used, based on last week's sketch:
I made the sentiments in MS Word. The sketch fit perfectly with the round clocks.
On anothernote, one of my cards was selected as the Design Top 5 over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Yippee! That makes me do a little happy dance! Thanks FCCB.
Take care and thanks for looking!