Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mix It Up at Whimsical Designs

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome back for another Whimsical Wednesday.
Today we have a new challenge and it is awesome because I tried a new technique with some new materials...Gelatos.
When I went to the Scrapbook Expo two weeks ago I was a Teacher's Volunteer in a Mixed Media class. I did not receive any of the materials or get to try the techniques in the class, but I sure did watch, listen, and remember.
Here is my Mixed Media project...
I made these cards for two of my students to thank them for the teacher appreciation gifts they gave to me last week.
 I colored the Swirls embossing folder with Gelatos (pink and purple) and added water. Then I ran the paper in the folder thru the Cuttlebug. Using a paint brush and more water, I blended the colors together.
 This second card was created differently. I embossed the black paper first then added the Gelatos directly onto the paper. I used my finger and a baby wipe to smudge the colors together.
Pink pleated ribbon, a pink tag, and pink and purple flowers bring out the metallic colors. 
black, white, pink and purple card stock
Gelatos ~ Metallic
Swirls embossing folder
Heidi Grace glitter flowers
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge~ scalloped oval
Spellbinders ~ Label
purple buttons
pink and white twine
pink pleated ribbon
pink pearls
Whimsical Designs stamp
This Week's Sponsor...
Tabitha's Design
Hope you will join us this week at Whimsical Designs for the "Mixed Media" challenge. I am looking forward to learning some more techniques!
Can't wait to see what you create!


  1. Oh how neat! I bet those were fun to play with :) I love the sparkle of it, Beautiful cards :)


  2. Absolutely gorgeous!! The shimmer is fabulous!! What beautiful designs!! I love working with gelatos...they are so fun!!

    Thanks so much for the kind words on the Spellbinders DT...I appreciate it my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Really NEAT! Look at all that shine!

    Super AWESOME!!

  4. This is sooo cool... very pretty!


  5. Great job, Georgiana! I love it and I must try this one day.

  6. Wonderful technique! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Beautiful card! Wow, a lot of fun texture:) TFS!
    Sherrie K

  8. WOW what an awesome effect! Looks great with that choice of embossing folder. I'm going to have to get some of those gellatos....looks like fun!

  9. Looks great! I don't have any gellatos. Humm maybe I'll get some LOL

  10. pretty cards , i havent tried gellatos yet, youve inspired me to pick some up, thanks!

  11. Very pretty Georgiana. I am glad you got to use the Gelatos and are liking them. There are so many possibilities. :) This technique with the embossing folder is fab, I am going to give it a try!

  12. Wow, what an interesting technique, I'll have to give it a try!


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