Monday, September 23, 2013

Sing A New Song

Oh sing to the Lord a new song; for He has done marvelous things!  Even though fall brings a close to another growing season; the gorgeous colors remind us that there are awesome things ahead!

I was so excited to receive my Gelatos in the mail today.  I had seen a technique where real leaves were used and wanted to try it.  I really thought I remembered how it was done and didn't bother checking until I was finished.  Turns out, the only thing I got right was using real leaves, LOL!

I wanted fall colors so I used green, yellow, orange and red.  I used 90# watercolor paper. After blending the colors, they were very vibrant so I dried the paper and then went over them with white.  I wet the leaves and then added the color directly to them.  I placed the leaves on the paper, covered them with a paper towel, and then ironed over them.  For this being my very first time using Gelatos, I was really happy with the final results.  I have lots more ideas floating around so we'll see what happens next.  Art is always an adventure!

Oh yes, I also purchased a new Scalloped Borders One die.  Shopping is so much fun!

challenges I would like to enter
Craft Your Passion:  no colored in images
Lexi's Creations:  autumn colors
The Paper Girls:  make your own stamps
Dream Valley Challenges:  autumn
A Creative Romance:  dies or punches
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards:  anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack:  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday 98:  anything goes
Bloggers Challenge:  welcome fall

Thank you so much for visiting and have a blessed day!


  1. Super colorful background! Fits our theme perfectly for no colored images! Thank you for sharing your project in the Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
    RubberMAD at

  2. so awesome and atmospheric! wow!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  3. I think your experiment turned out beautifully. I have a few Gelatos, but haven't played with them much. The card is lovely. Hugs!

  4. This is SO pretty! It caught my eye right away. The technique you used with all those colors just BLOWS ME AWAY! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Great take on our theme this time at Dream valley love the colours and layout

    lindyloo x

  6. Great card lovely colours thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

  7. Fab card! I love the colours :-) Thank you for joining our Autumn challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  8. How pretty - love your background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  9. This is so cool! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Girls!

  10. So gorgeous! You make me want to stamp with leaves too! Thanks for playing at the Paper Girls!

  11. Lovely.

    Thanks for sharing at DVC this week.

    Susan x