Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Got Coke?

Hi Friends and Stampers,

It's time for a New Challenge over at The Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This week we want to see you make your own pattern paper or Technique Background.  Here is what I came up.

Mix and Match Gelatos Gift Set 
MFT - Cool Day
MFT Die-Namics - Cool Day
Lawn Fawn 6X6 paper - Sweater Weather
Memento Black Ink
Copic Markers
Copic X-Press It Paper

OMGosh I love these bears!  They are so fun to dress up.  They totally reminded me of the Coca Cola Polar Bears.  So I set out to find a Coca Cola Sticker.  Well that proved to be a bit difficult, lol.   Lucky for me, I had to go to Las Vegas recently and was able to pop into the Coca Cola Store and Yes!  They had puff stickers.  

Okay, now for that Bokeh Background.   I decided to break out my Gelatos.  I rubbed a little onto my craft sheet and added a drop of water to each color.  

Then I used a paint brush to brush on water to the water color paper.  I took a smaller brush to add the Gelato and water mixture onto my paper in blobs.  The Gelatos take a bit to dissolve, so I helped it out, lol, with my smaller paintbrush.  But that was a cool effect because those areas are bit darker than the others.  I lost my water spritzer :(   So I used some sheer shimmer over that and moved the paper around a bit.  It gave it a nice frosty look.  Then I let it dry.   Once dried, (and it did not take long), I sponged on some white ink with a sponge dobber and then with a pencil eraser.  This is what it looked like when I was done. 

It makes such a difference when you cut it and place your design over it.   

Then I tried some other colors, because you know, I had the whole shebang out. 

I was trying to excess water off with the paper towel I had and it left an imprint on the paper, but you know, I like it! 

So since I had only used half of my water color paper, I had to break out the Distress Inks and give them a try as well.  

I decided I like the bold colors of the Gelatos the best, but I plan on using them all, lol.  

Okay where there is my technique background, but if prefer, you can use a background stamp or ??? to make your own paper.  I can't wait to see what you use!  

Thanks for following along with the multiple pic's.  I hope you have a chance to check out the New Items in the store. 

Thanks for checking in on me, 



Lisa Lara said...

Oh so so cute Holly. What cute pillow stickers. and love your background.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love the background and appreciate the tutorial!!

Dangina Martinez said...

Love, love, love this! It turned out great! Such an awesome technique and you've mastered it! He does resemble the Coke Bear! Awesome find! The puffy sticker is perfect!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, great colors on the background.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! The bear is so sweet!! I love the puffy coke bottle sticker - how fun!! Have a great day :)

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Diane said...

Morning Holly, love the background and wonderful tutorial. What a darling plaid bear you have created.

Hugs Diane

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the technique, myself I tried too yesterday! TFS hugs bibiana

*Vicki* said...

That bear is just too cute!! Love your fun gelato background too!! Awesome job and thanks for sharing!! ;) HUGS

VanessaB said...

so cute! your background is awesome! i really need to practice with my gelatos!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

How cool is that?! Love his sweater and Coca Cola, the background is great, it really looks like he's floating.

Love and hugs

Laura Love said...

Very cool background! LOVE the different styles! I love the bokeh and need to try it out one of these days!

Carol L said...

What a fabulous background! The puffy sticker is just what this little bear needed too! Cute!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful background! And wonderful card!

Greta said...

Love seeing all your different backgrounds, Holly! I need to try that with my Gelatos!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Awesome tutorial! Your background is fabulous! Haven't tried Gelatos yet. Your card is so fun with the cute bear and the Coke!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That the polar bear was holding a coke bottle totally made me squeal. Too cute. Your background is totally wonderful. It certainly seems like there were a lot of steps to it.

Marcy said...

Awesome background! I have yet to pull out the 2 packages of gelatos I bought last year!!! LOL THis really makes me want to try them out....