Tuesday, March 19, 2013

JustRite Papercraft and Faber-Castell Blog Hop...

Today is the second day of the JustRite Papercraft and the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog hop! Both design teams are showcasing amazing projects to inspire you! Today the design teams are playing with Faber-Castell Gelatos.


Gelatos are an emollient-based water-soluble medium that glides smoothly onto nearly any surface to create rich swaths of pure color.  They may be blended without water using your fingertip or a blending tool, or with water using a paintbrush or damp cloth. They are often referred to as 'smooth as butter" or like 'painting with lipstick', but there is no oily residue and their water-soluble qualities make them very compatible with other mediums. 

Use on all types of paper, cloth, canvas, wood and other porous surfaces as well as rubber, foam and clear stamps.  They are available in 22 opaque colors and 6 shimmering metallics.  They are light-fast, acid-free, archival, odorless, water-soluble, permanent and work great on dark surfaces.

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To create my gorgeous background, I used a baby wipe and rubbed it against the tip of a gelato and then smoothed the wipe onto my mixed media paper in various areas. I next added a different color and repeated the process until I was happy with the results. It's so easy to blend the colors with the moist baby wipe! My color sets were the Faber-Castell Gelatos Blue Set and Green Set. Once the background was dry, I stamped the left side of my panel with the Antique Damask background with Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts StazOn Black. To finish it off, I added a sentiment, pearl and lace trim, a pretty rose and a fluffy silk ribbon bow.

Please take some time to visit all the designers participating in today's Blog Hop! 

JustRite Inspiration
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Sharon Harnist
Michele Kovack
Jen Matott
Darsie Bruno
Kellie Fortin
Marisa Job
Kathy Jones
Margie Higuchi
Kazan Clark
Barb Schram
Colleen McGinty
Mou Saha
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

It wouldn't be a fun hop without some prizes! Today we are giving away this wonderful JustRite Prize Package. There is an awesome Prize Package Give Away on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog today as well.

To win today's prize packages you will need to leave comments on each designers blog post and we will randomly select two designers blogs and pick winners from the designer's comments.   Comments will be open until March 22nd at midnight EST.


Project Recipe:
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media Cardstock, Bazzill Basics Paper Black and Pink Cardstock
Embellishments: White and Pink Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Beacon Adhesives, Recollections Pearls and Purple Rose, Lace Trim, Pearl Sprays

82 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! That lace is wonderful!

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  2. Wow! I LOVE the gelatos against the black background! Gorgeous color palette. The ribbons and lace are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

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  3. Beautiful. the background is amazing. I love the colors.

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  4. A beautiful card. Can't think of another superlative to say. Love it.

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  5. ANY FRIEND would LOOOOOOOOOOVE to receive THIS CARD!!!!!!!! It's QUITE ROMANIC ACTUALLY with the colors & the lace.... JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! :) BEAUTIFUL JOB Darcie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  6. This is a lovely card. The colors are beautiful. Gathering supplies as I type...

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  7. Gorgeous card and what a great idea to blend the colors with baby wipes.

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  8. WOW!! This is a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE all of the FUN details and the Colors that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  9. Wow..Your card is stunning. I love how you made that background.

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  10. Your card is beautiful...Love the colors...Thank you for sharing..

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  11. Love the rich, dark colors, so dramatic!

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  12. The gelatos are truly STUNNING as a bg and then stamped in black -- WOW! Ideas are swirling in my head now -- thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  13. Such a pretty card and that bow is amazing!

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  14. Darsie - this may be my favorite card of the day - love the gelatos with the black. Elegant - beautiful - mwah!

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  15. very striking card with lots of beautiful colortones,nice showcasing of the stamp

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  16. Oh my gosh!! I must get some Gelatos to try this awesome baby wipe technique. The shades of color you achieved by mixing the Gelatos is stunning!! The background stamped in black gives this card an elegant and lovely feel. The finishing touch is that lace with the little pearls and your bow is perfect too.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I always love everything you create and today's card is no exception..that blending is so dreamy!!

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  18. The background colors you picked are awesome and your card is beautiful. Thanks for the tip with the baby wipes.

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  19. I love the background you made with the gelatos. So pretty! To me, the finishing touch was to stamp over the background. A different technique than others but it's my favorite.

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  20. This is so absolutely gorgeous!! loved it! Wow!

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  21. Beautiful card. Love the lace and flower!

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  22. What a great idea on how to color with the baby wipe. I like how the background stamp on the left gives it a completely different look.

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  23. What a stunningly beautiful card. I am in awe of what you dd. I love the baby wipe technique. I have to try that. I love the colors in this. Just beautiful.
    The saying, the lace and pearl wisps and ribbon are just a gorgeous touch. This is one of my favorites. Love everything.

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  24. beautiful card. The lace is excellent also.

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  25. Such a lovely card, Darsie! Thank you for sharing your technique!

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  26. Wow! Absolutely stunning!! The coloring is amazing!! So beautiful!!

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  27. What an elegant card! I love the background colors along with that ribbon. Great job.

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  28. I like it - it looks like the night sky!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  29. This is breathtaking Darsie! I love every inch of it from the colors to the ribbon to the sentiment! Thanks so much for the tutorial and for sharing your creative talents :)

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  30. Oh my gosh, the colors are soooo gorgeous. So classy!

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  31. This card is exquisite, Darsie! I love the deep blue color and all of the gorgeous details you've added. That damask stamp is just so pretty!!!

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  32. Oh my... What a gorgeous card. The blended background is so beautiful, and what a pretty background stamp you used. I love the bow too! And that sentiment. What a card. :D

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  33. The background looks like a stormy night sky. It is really pretty. I like your style.

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  34. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for the amazing inspiration. Wow.

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  35. Hi Darsie,

    Your background is stunning, and your finished card is beautiful, love your colours and embellishments :-)

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  36. Baby Wipes-not only to clean up the mess!Great tip & beautiful card. Thank you for all the detail info on the Gelatos as well.

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  37. The card is GORGEOUS! I'll be trying this technique!

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  38. Sticking background. Love the design.

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  39. This card is gorgeous!! Love the affect!

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  40. Gorgeous background and colors.

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  41. Lovely as always Darsie! Your blog is on my frequently visited list!

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  42. I just love how you used Gelatos for this project. It is SO pretty!

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  43. Amazing what you can do with a baby wipe besides normal use. Love your card.

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  44. beautiful, so elgant and awesome colors

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  45. What a beautiful card and wonderful sentiment! So feminine and pretty! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  46. OH I like the black stamped over the color, that is a nice effect!

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  47. The colors are so beautiful and so vibrant. Thanks for your tutorial and another chance to win!

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  48. Pretty card! Love the lace and the colors!

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  49. Awesome card! Love how you used your background and showed it two different ways on each side. It is neat to see the colors peeking out from behind the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  50. wow, your card is stunning I love the lace contrast. makes the card pop.

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  51. OMG!! OMG !! OMG!! WOW. I love the colors. this is amazing work.

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  52. Cool colors and embellishments. Sweet!

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  53. Hi Darsie,
    what a lovely card. The colours are just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I love contrast especially when accentuating it with black. Your card is gorgeous. The idea of using a baby wipe is great for a smoother look which you made in this card. Very beautiful card!

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  55. This is a beautiful card. Love the colors.

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  56. Stunning! Simply STUNNING !

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  57. This is so pretty! lOve that bow!

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  58. This is truly beautiful. I love the black contrast against the gelato background you created. Will be using the baby wipe technique for sure. TFS.

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  59. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and design!! What a beautiful card :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  60. love the colors and the gorgeous lace and pearls amazing card TFS

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  61. Ciao Darsie...
    A wonderful card and a beautiful technique...
    soon Ada

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  62. Darsie, I just love the colours you have used on this piece. Gorgeous! Maddy x

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  63. Love that blue and purple blending. The lace trim added just the right touch. Thanks for the baby wipe tip!

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  64. Gorgeous! I love using a baby wipe to blend the color but I never actually put the baby wipe to the gelato and THEN applied the color. What a great idea & I'm gonna try it!

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  65. Oooh I love the colors of your card. It is so beautifully done. Wow. Thansk for a chance to win this set. I just discovered Just Rite recently and love their stamps and dies.

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  66. Gorgeous card! Very elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. Darsie, as always I can count on you to bring tons of inspiration with whatever you may post. This is gorgeous...especially love the colors used and the awesome background and labels stamps. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project and easy to follow tutorial.

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  68. Just beautiful! What a great mix of colors.

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  69. This is stunning!!! I love the background you created! It looks so "professional" : ). Great job.

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  70. Beautiful card Darcie!!!! I truly love the way you created your background color!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

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  71. This is an exquisite card - such beautiful details Darsie - I love your work!!!

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  72. Who knew you could use the baby wipes for something other than wiping your fingers. I mean, who uses them for wiping babies?

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  73. ...elegant to the T.. this is T-riffic.. what a lovely card ! !

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  74. Great card and background.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  75. Thank you for sharing this technique. Your card is beautiful.

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