Saturday, August 31

watercolour effect with GELATOS + GIVEAWAY {faber-castell}

hello GELATOS friends! 

happy saturday! today i would like to share my last post for FABER-CASTELL design memory craft with you. i really enjoyed working with their amazing products for the last 4 months! and i really enjoyed working with a team full of professionals and amazing crafters!

also, at the end of this post, i've got a little surprise for you! and i'm sure you will enjoy it!

so, here is my newest project featuring GELATOS -  

SO SWEET



this time i though of exploring all the options to add watercolor effect to my layout using gesso, gelatos and water, of course. 
to create this project i worked with paper, canvas, chipboard and plastic. 

and here is how i did it: 

 first i positioned the picture on my background paper {i used 7 dots studio "love is in the air" collection} and marked the place it is going to be with a pencil. then i removed the picture and start adding different colours blending GELATOS with water.


 while my background was drying i die cut different shapes from a plastic sheet. i used TIM HOLTZ' bigz dies "pediments" and SIZZIX bigz die "birds". i covered the die cuts with GESSO.


when they dried, i coloured them with GELATOS, choosing colours to match the paper collection. 



after the background paper was dry, i added the butterfly pattern using PRIMA marketing "butterflies" masking template and gesso.


 ... and paint splashes {dissolve a little bit of GELATOS in water and use your brush to create the splashed} and pearls for extra glimmer and glam.


 to decorate my page i used SCRAPMATTS chevron chipboard. i covered it with gesso, to mask the raw colour, and then i added a blue gelato to it.



 for the resist canvas i used water and GELATOS - the different colors blend easily together, which allowed me create the perfect colour combination for my layout.




i hope i managed to inspire you today!

at the beginning of the post i promised you a SURPRISE! and here it is -

as a finale to my guest design series, FABER-CASTELL design memory craft has graciously put together this awesome set of products for me to give away to one lucky follower!


the prize package includes:
designing with GELATOS kit $24.95
mini journal boards $4.95
art GRIP aquarelles in neutral $12.95
GELATOS tool set $11.95
stamper's big white Pen $6.25

all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment under this post. you've got until sunday, september 29th, 2013.

i'll pick up one random winner on september 30st, 2013.

good luck!

hugs 'n smiles,

48 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Emmy, this is a darling layout! LOVE the little face so full of wonder and happiness! Thank you for sharing how you achieved the pretty watercolor look with the gesso on top, and that you have covered some of the die cuts with gesso. hugs, de

diana fernandez said...

Beautiful layout! I love all the details! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

Buffy Esser said...

Beautiful layout....Love the watercolor effect the Gelatos has..I haven't had a chance to try them just yet but they are on my wishlist along with many many other thing! lol

MB Isaac said...

I love this. I have some gesso and need to figure out how to use it outside of priming canvas. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. I follow via bloglovin

pattyo said...

Love the techniques you used on this pretty layout! I have two Gelato colors that were given to me and really don't know what to do with them. Thanks for showing these tips so I have a better idea how to use them and thanks for a chance to win this wonderful package.

Kimberly Matias said...

Emmy, what a beautiful layout! I love all the colors you used and the way you incorporated so many different techniques. The Gelatos gave such an beautiful ethereal look to your layout. I didn't know gesso could be used on anything other than paper and canvas. What a smart idea you had! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing!

Laura Turcotte said...

Oh.mi.gawsh!! what a sweet layout! LOVE what you have done with the Gelatos! awesome giveaway---would love to win!

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! I love your beautiful layout and the effect you achieved with the Gelatos! I have wanted to get them, but no money available. :( Thanks for the chance to win!

I've been a follower on Bloglovin @ fossilsrock@hotmail.com

barbara macaskill said...

OH MY! What an incredible layout! SO many lovely details to keep me coming back just to be able to see all of them! I have to say that the butterflies are my favorite part since I adore butterflies!
You are a very talented crafter and an inspiration!
I am following you via bloglovin' and google! Can't wait to see your future craft endeavors!
TFS!

Sarah Lynch said...

You have done such a fab job with the gelatos, I love your layout! I have a few colors...so much fun to play with, just have to keep my daughters from stealing them!

Sabrina said...

Oh what a darling layout and such a sweet and cute picture!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

New to your site and finding your work fantastic and inspiring! Love your use of Gelato!

Jodie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous layout x thanks for the inspiration and your step by step is fab x Gelatos have been a product i have really wanted to try for ages so thanks for the chance to win!

Margaret said...

Already a follower - love your work. Despite saying I would not buy anymore product and if I don't win I will have to go out and get Gelatos. Love what you have done with them. I got some Gesso the other day (well - there went the buying thing again) and can't wait to try and use following your instructions here. Great work as usual. Margaret

Janis said...

Oh, I love this soooo much. The colors are so pretty and I love how you walked us through your techniques on decorating your embellishments! Thanks for the tips.

How lovely of Faber-Castell and you to offer this wonderful prize package. I have followed you by email for some time, but now I follow you by Google, also. Yippee!!!
<3 J

GA said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I just love your page! It's so lovely and delicate.

Christina L said...

stunning work as always Emilia!!!!!Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!!!!

Christi Conley said...

What a sweet layout! I have no gelatos yet and this prize would certainly be awesome - thanks! And I am a follower :)

Lucy said...

This is such a beautiful project! I am a follower of your blog now ;) I have just started playing with Gelatos. I'd love to win some-thanks!

nichtniedlich said...

wow this is a cute collage! Those gelatos seem to be as handy as brilliant. I like the smooth pastel colors you used. Thanks for your vivid tutorial and this gorgeous giveaway!
best wishes, serafeena

Kim Ewins said...

What an awesome layout....very gorgeous and some great techniques used. I have not played with Gelatos and they do look interesting :)
Thanks for the chance to win a little something. Have a beautiful week :)))

Judith said...

Love your layout and all the techniques you have used. I've now become a follower and would love to win your giveaway. Gelatos are on my wish list for Christmas.

Heather Jacob said...

wow you have so much talent with these delish gelato pens ... stunning and glorious work xoxoox

Rebecca AKA Bexta76 said...

Wonderful layout Emmy, it really is super pretty. Gelato's I have longed for thee for so so long, they seem so versatile and excellent. I am new follower, so happy to have found this blog.

LISA said...

I absolutely adore this gorgeous layout!! The soft colors are blended so beautifully and it does remind me of watercolors!! Love it Emelia!! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win such a generous and gorgeous prize package!!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

beautiful layout!!!! I have been wanting to try the Gelatos for a while now! thanks for the chance!!!

JeLiBe@nZ said...

Such simple but versatile techniques, Emilia! And a beautiful layout as well!

Dolly B said...

Thank you for sharing your technique of how you made your beautiful page. Would so love to win this pack and thank you for the opportunity & now a follower
Mary

Terry L. said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I've been looking at gelatos and am very interested in giving them a try. I am now one of your followers also!

becslb said...

Fab giveaway! I'm following you on FB! I've not used gelatos so your tutorial was great!

Taking paper to a whole new level! said...

Following. I love this!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! Love your work, following you!

Tina said...

I love gelatoes and love how you used them! What a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

Monica said...

Your projects are gorgeous. I love the details.

Thank you so much for the chance to win.
I would be so stoked!!!!!

Svetla said...

Emmy you are incredable! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win such a generous and gorgeous prize package!! I adore your gorgeous layout!!

Drycha said...

Hi there!
I'm the new follower!:)
It's so nice what have You done with Agnieszka Anna's papers here!

carlies said...

hey friend You already now I am follower.I alway love your design's and love what you have done here your tutoral are sooo stunning !!
thank you so much for the chance to win !!!

Hugs carla

Zanka said...

A new follower, hello & nice to meet you :) Lovely project and such a generous giveaway. May 38 be my lucky number, as I'm turning 38 soon :) Ciao!

Kaye said...

Thanks for the invitation and the great giveaway. Love how you have used the gelatos - gorgeous page!

Peg Hewitt said...

Love your page, so pretty!
Following with bloglovin :-)

Zehavit Shaked said...

Beautiful layout!!

thank you so much for the chance to win !!!


Zehavit Shaked

byheleng said...

What a beautiful layout, Emmy. Thank you for the chance to win these amazing tools! I follow you on Bloglovin now :)

Lisa Mita said...

Just found your blog Ive seen alot of your stuff on Facebook and I just love it. I'm a new follower now - and this layout is just beautiful. I love the colors - and didn't think Gelotos worked that well on Chipboard - thank you for showing me something new.

Tasha said...

Love the layout! New Follower

Cathy said...

Adore your LO Emmy, so many wonderful techniques using Gelatos, gorgeous work!! Am now a follower. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway :))

Helga Lind said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for the chance to win! I've been dreaming of trying gelatos on my layouts :)

I'm a new follower!

Kim said...

Beautiful work and now I'm a new follower!

Arleen Gonzalez said...

I just found you through Pinterest and was a looking at your work and it is amazing!! Then I read you were from NL and it made miss Europe even more than I already do! Dank u wel for the giveaway opportunity! - AGlez