Oh my goodness looking at this I should’ve warned you this was bright LOL. I know that the colour for 2014 is Pantone’s radiant orchid but I still have a love of yellow and grey :) Gosh I’m looking back and yellow was like 5 years ago! I’m so out of date! The colour was actually decided by the pack of 50’s Diner Gelatos I’m enjoying using at the moment. I cut a 7×7 inch piece of white card and treated with gesso, rubbed the yellow gelato into the corners of the card and down each side and blended it in with my fingers. Then doused the card with a solution of perfect pearls and watched the magic happen as the colour soften and slowly spread towards the uncoloured centre leaving a lovely dreamy ombre kind of effect. When dry I splattered a stronger solution of perfect pearls over the top and then when dry again I used the card to create a little gift box using my Christmas toy, the We R Memory Keepers gift box punch board :)
I wanted to create the box because, even though I’m struggling to work out how to photograph 3D items nicely, I wanted to try the new In the Frame stamp set and dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps as a topper :) The set comes with 4 fabulous frame images and a bunch of sentiments to fit perfectly :) Of course there are the matching dies too which just simply makes me happy LOL. For this month the new sets will be released at 10pm UK time on January 6th.
On a totally unrelated note I’m continuing with my love of letters and can see hand lettering and stamps made accordingly as quite a fabulous trend for this year. Well I hope so anyway :) During the holidays I’m managing to keep up a little practice and just hope I can do the same during term time.
Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted Stamps in the frame; Dies – Clearly Besotted Stamps in the frame; Punch Board – We R Memory Keepers gift box; Inks – Hero Arts butter bar, soft granite; Card – Neenah solar white; Gesso; Gelatos – Faber Castell 50’s diner; perfect pearls; Twine – Hemptique
I’m loving the yellow, Debby…and who cares if it’s not the ‘in’ color right now…it looks gorgeous on your box, especially with the ombre effect! Love your CBS topper, too!
I also love the techniques you’ve been doing with Perfect Pearls and Gelatos ~ Is there any chance you could do a video showing us the steps?
It looks like your doing really well with your handwriting…keep up the good work, I think it’s going to pay off nicely!
I like the idea of doing a video Barb – I will put it on my crafty to do list :) Thanks for the suggestion
Loving your box Debby! I love the color!
You will totally bring these colors back if you keep this up :P I love the box. Love the punch boards. I think your photograph came out beautiful! Its just the right angle.
Wow this is so great love it.
Out-of -date or not, yellow and gray remain very striking and very much liked by this crafters!
Woah bright light bright light!!! Hehehehe!! Loving your Gelatos ombre here, that box looks so great with the graphic medallion and sentiment on top!
Noooo don’t tell me purple is the colour of the year!!! Give me yellows and greys any day :)
Certainly brightens my day with this cute box! I’m really hoping that hand lettering is going to be a 2014 trend too and you’re on a roll with that beautiful calligraphy! :)
Love that box. Wonder what kind of trinket is inside. I didn’t k ow you were dabbling with calligraphy?!
oh I would love to see video with steps for gelatos, gesso and perfect pearls. Christmas is gone, but, please, a small video gift for all of us :)