Sunday, 7 May 2017

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING BLOG HOP

 


This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by the Facebook Group For The Love Of Pretty Paper”

 

If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Fiona's Blog, thanks Fiona!


To be in with a chance of winning the Blog Hop prize, you will need to comment on this post (and on all the blogs in the hop) and when you have completed the hop, return to the Blog Hop thread on “For The Love Of Pretty Paper” and leave a comment to let us know you have been all the way around the hop. Visitors who leave the same (or seen to be the same by the Organisers) comment on all the blogs will not be eligible for the prize. The Closing date for Blog Hop entries is Monday 8th May at 10pm. Only Uk addresses are eligible for the prize due to postage costs. Good Luck!

 

After your visit here, please hop on to Niki's blog and if you lose your way, or you want to start at the beginning of the hop, you can find the complete list on the Facebook page here or on Fiona’s Blog: http://fiona-staringatthesea.blogspot.co.uk/

 

The theme for the Blog Hop is “Favourite Technique”


I have a new favourite technique - painting with Gelatos, take a look!



This is the first mixed media layout I've completed at home!! I used lots of new to me products too like Glass Bead Glitter Gel, texture paste and Gesso, as well as some familiar techniques like inking with stencils and Distress Inks.  I coloured the Gelatos onto my card stock, misted them with water and blended them with my finger.



Here is a close up of my stencilling, and I've also used Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops to add the circles.


 

And a close up of my texture paste and embellishments.  My daughter loved my layout, hope you do too!

Happy National Scrapbooking day, and enjoy the blog hop!!

Sam
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72 comments :

  1. I've still to master how to use gelatos well - shall give the misting with water and rubbing technique a try. Lovely page

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    1. Thank you Fay. Let me know how you get on

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  2. I don't own any gelatos but I do love what you did with them

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  3. I havent got any gelatos but they give such a lovely effect 😍

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    1. They are really easy to use as well Bethany-Joanna

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  4. This is beautiful work! May have to invest in gelatos or put them on my birthday list! xx

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    1. Definitely put them on your Birthday list Lulu

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  5. I need more gelatos so I can try this. My Hobbycraft doesn't sell them though :(

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    1. I had to buy mine online Emily. I definitely would like some more

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  6. Gelatos are on my birthday wish list! I have a new found passion for Nuvo Crystal Drops!

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    1. Me too Alison, I've bought quite a lot of Nuvo Crystal Drops just lately

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  7. I haven't got any gelato but am just starting to explore mixed media. It's a really vibrant page...and your first one at home?! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Claire. I'm sure you could get the same effect with watercolours

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  8. I found gelato in a bookshop here & got them straight away but haven't used them yet, thanks for the indpiration

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    1. You're welcome Beverley. Just go for it!

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  9. A great way to create a colourful background-inspired to use my gelatos in this way now!

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    1. Fantastic, let me know how you get on!

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  10. Beautiful layout as always Sam.

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  11. I've never used gelatos! You've made me want to get some 😊

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    1. Go for it Kirsty. You don't need many to get going

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  12. This looks fab. Something else to add to the list of things I need!

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    1. Absolutely Suso! I'm going to try my Gelatos with different mediums, so watch this space

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  13. Like most people on here I've not got any Gelatos either. You have made me want to get into town now and buy some lol. Thanks for being in the hop. X.

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    1. You're very welcome Andrea, thank you for hopping! Hope you get some Gelatos

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  14. Beautiful layout, I love all the colours and textures

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  15. Yes me too inspired by your post to think about getting some Gelatos!
    Susan x

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    1. They are worth the investment. Start with one pack that's all you need

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  16. I have gelatos, just need to be brave and use them on a page ;)

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    1. Just go for it Tanya! You won't be disappointed!

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  17. I have to confess to having no idea what gelatos are (isn't it ice cream ;-) ) but the effect is beautiful!

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    1. Gelatos are paint like crayons Lis. Loads of techniques on Pinterest

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  18. This is lovely Sam, I love how you've used lots of mixed media and made it into a cohesive whole.

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  19. I have gelatos but rarely use them so you have inspired me to get them out again and have a play

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    1. Fantastic! Let me see what you do!

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  20. Very vibrant layout. No idea about Gelatos, like the lady above I thought it was ice cream...lol. I've only tried mists for the first time today. So lots of new experiences to try.

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  21. I've not done much mixed media on my layouts but I think I should try. Yours looks fabulous xx

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I'm a newbie to mixed media too

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  22. I have never tried mixed media, think its my next step!

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  23. not so sure about this one, i like the stencils though

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    1. It's not for everyone! I wasn't sure about the stencil. It's a Tim Holtz one!

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  24. I don't have any gelatos but I love how you have used them 😊

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  25. Super mixed media page in such a vibrant pink too. I've never used Gelatos but they look great. BJ

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  26. Lovely LO, wonderful colours. Looks like you and gelato are going to last!!

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  27. Lovely pink layout :) I LOVE gelatos and glass bead glitter gel, also love that scribble stencil - what is it? Fab layout xx

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    1. Hey Niki! I caught the bug from you for Gelatos. The stencils I've used are Tim Holtz

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  28. Fabulous mixed media. I'm trying to expand my mixed media stash and am considering Gellatos. Thank you for an interesting insight!!

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  29. Ooh - I have gelatos but glass bead glitter gel is new to me! Will have to check it out. Great layout!

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    1. Thank you Alison. The glass bead glitter gel is lovely, it has tiny glass beads in it to give the layout texture. Glitter modge podge will give the same effect

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  30. I love all the texture on the background. I've yet to try gelatos, I got a couple with a magazine freebie but have been too scared to try them! X

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    1. Just go for it Jess, you can't go wrong!

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  31. I love using my Gelatos for backgrounds, such different effects each time. TO A. X

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  32. Lurve Gelatos - like the way they blend and great with mixed media/ texture backgrounds

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  33. Love the pink and aqua colour combo!

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  34. Beautiful bright pink layout!

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  35. Really must get my gelatos out again, Lovely LO like the effect with the texture paste.

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  36. I'm familiar with Gelatos, but not the Crystal Drops... I love the circles you've created with them!

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  37. Love the look of gelatos, though they are a product I've resisted so far. I have the crystal drops, but have only made dots with them so far; your circles have inspired me to get more creative with them.

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  38. I haven't tried it before! I'm too scared of messing it up and ruining a layout!

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  39. Love the gelatos 😍I've never used texture paste or gelatos before. I'll need to add them to my shopping list!

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