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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Abstract Trilogy

Artful Home is the website Judy gave us for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers today. I love this beautiful acrylic painting by Joanie San Chirico.




 I heat embossed my images with white embossing powder on watercolor card stock. I then applied the various Gelato stick colors, spritzed with water, and rubbed the inks with my finger to blend them. I sponged on a little Adirondack Cranberry and Stampin' Up More Mustard. I really like how this turned out so I didn't want to cover it up with a bunch of layers. I simply added ribbon as an embellishment.

Stamps: Fall Trilogy by Rubbernecker 
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Watercolor, blue (unknown) 
Ink: Adirondack Cranberry; Stampin Up More Mustard 
Accessories: white embossing powder, versamark, heat tool, Gelatos, ribbon 


 

11 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, this is spectacular! The colors and stamping look gorgeous together. What beautiful work.

Barbara said...

Not only is it beautiful, it's very creative. Love it and love the color palette you've used.

Barbara said...

I don't know about Gelatos, can anyone enlighten me?

bensarmom said...

Charlene, Thanks for introducing me to Gelatos. Your card is gorgeous!

Ellen said...

Charlene this is amazing!!Love the vibrant colors! Makes me wish there was a scrapbook store near me so I could run out and get me some gelatos! Beautifully done!

Kathy Bradley said...

Charlene,
This is absolutely gorgeous - really! I love the colors - wow!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Barbara, thank you for stopping by my blog. Here's a link to Gelatos that will give you more information on them. There are also several YouTube videos on the various ways you can use them. They are fun!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oops! Might help if I included the link:

http://www.fabercastell.com/design-memory-craft/products/categories/gelatos

Cindy said...

stunning GF

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....wow......wow.....wow......wow...this is truly in my top tem favorite cards you have ever made......vibrant, artsy, and so beautiful

Sabrina said...

I'm trying to remember where I was last Saturday and what I was doing. I certainly never saw this or I'd have remembered it - it's so lovely! The warm red at the bottom is lovely with the cool purples and blues.