Friday, September 27, 2013

May Arts & Faber Castell Blog Hop


The May Arts Ribbonistas are joining Faber-Castell to bring you some inspiring products this week.

I got to play with Faber Castell's Metallic Gelatos and Stamper's Big White Pen (can you say LOVE?)

I love the subtle shimmer on the water color paper as well as on the May Arts Eyelet Lace and that lovely salmon color..swoon!  I used it to color what began life as white May Arts Wrinkled Ribbon.

Now, with Gelatos, you can color white ribbon to custom match your cards in no time.

Here's how easy it is:  Rub the color on the ribbon, then use a baby wipe to blend it..a little or alot.  Easy!

I used watercolor paper for my card.  I made two swipes with the Gelatos, then used a very slightly dampened paper towel to blend them.  I found the baby wipe to be a bit too wet for the watercolor paper.

Thanks for joining us and be sure to visit each Designer's blog and leave some love.    Be sure to visit the Faber-Castell Blog and May Arts Blog as well for a chance to win your choice of 3 rolls of May Arts Ribbon (your choice) AND $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design!!

Here's the list in case you missed someone along the way:

 Virginia Fynes
 Shellye McDaniel
 Rhea Weigand




Charlene Driggs (that's me!)

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jcobb said...

Just beautiful! Lov ethe color choices!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card Charlene - LOVE your colour combo and elegant design!!!
Thank you for sharing your colouring tips too :)

Karon said...

What a wonderful card - love the colours and how you coloured the ribbon too! TFS

Kathy said...

Can't wait to try this out on some ribbon and cardstock or canvas! Just waiting for my new Gelato set to arrive. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura S Reading said...

Is making me think welcome winter baby!

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

I wouldn't have thought to use the Gelatos to color the ribbon but it worked great and is a perfect match then to your card. Speaking of which I love how the Gelatos took to the watercolor paper, Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It's a simple card but very pretty. It would make a fast card to make for Christmas. Love the colored ribbon. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Lovely card ! Im really liking the gelatos and the ribbon ideas.

cghundley said...

Lovely! And thanks
for the instructions
about coloring the
ribbon and paper.
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! This is really gorgeous!

Mary Mac said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colors. Eyelet ribbon lovely

Auntie Em said...

I am so impressed with what Gelatos can do as I go from blog to blog on this hop! Your beautiful card is so special with the matching ribbons and trims.
Thank you for sharing! :)

loulou said...

Very beautiful, such a lovely colour combination

Iris said...

Lovely. I love how you colored the ribbon with a Gelato and I love the soft colors on your card.

famillemarleau said...

It's beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Unknown said...

How pretty!! I love these colors together!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very Lovely indeed!

Emily H said...

This is gorgeous! I love it!

The Olive Tree Blog said...

very cute!

Ellen Taylor said...

Simply brilliant Charlene! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! :)

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