I have never been fond of vellum, its one of the those crafting items you either love or hate. My Gelatos on the other hand I do love, so when I saw over on the Design Memory Craft Blog a technique using Gelatos with Vellum, my interest was peaked.
The technique involved stamping and embossing your image onto vellum and then coloring the vellum from both the front and back with your Faber Castell Gelatos and highlighting on the front with Big Brush Stamper Pens.
So I got out a stamp I hadn't inked up yet from my Almond Blossom Fairy Set by Crafter's Companion and followed the steps of the video tutorial.
Before too long I had a beautifully colored fairy longing for a new home.
I had been mucking around with my alcohol inks (Cranberry and Eggplant) and Dylusions stamps and created this emboss resist background on gloss card. You can't see it that well in the photo but I used Kaliedscope Transparent Embossing Powder which is a clear powder with a gorgeous glitter. I thought it was the perfect touch of magic for this sweet fairy.
I really love how this new coloring technique worked for this card, and it has perhaps changed my mind a little about using vellum. I will have to play some more and see.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Card Mania - #21 Spots and Stripes Challenge
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #61 My Kind of Gal
Get Inky Challenge - #5 Good Golly Glitter
No Matter Which Challenges - #9 Things with Wings
Stamping Sensations Challenge Blog - May Challenge - Embossing and Texture
Sunday Stamper - #259 Some Like it Hot
Rogue Redheads - Rebel Challenge #23 May Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Embossing
Southern Girls - Going Spotty
Cards in Envy - Create Your Own Background