Saturday, September 14, 2013

Product Play and Giveaway

Good Morning My Artsy Sweetz!!! It is a beautiful morning in here in the Ozarks! Summer is slowly making its way out of these here hills and fall is making its debut!!  Sitting here on my porch enjoying some fresh brewed Java feeling the crisp morning breeze just makes my soul eager to head to the woods for some fall viewing of the beautiful scenery. However, it is still a little early so going to play in the atelier instead!
Today here on the blog is product review time and Wow I can’t wait to show you some goodies I have been working with PLUS I am going to do a giveaway!! WHOOP WHOOP!! Don’t you just love FREEBIES!!!!!  So with that let’s check out what I did last night!!
LOL, I bet you thought you were gonna see what I created didn’t ya!!   Well first here’s a glimpse of some products I used!!

If you have not used the new Gelatos you are missing it!! I am in love mainly because of the different ways you can use them!! Gelatos are made by Faber Castell (just the name speaks volumes in my book) and are acid-free pigment sticks. They glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage.  They blend really easily and can be used with or without water. You can use them just as they are or you can convert them to liquid for creating color sprays and drips!! They also work on foam, rubber or clear stamps!!! I have fallen in love with them because of their versatility. Now, let’s take a look at what I did with them
First, you see the two pink smudge spots on my mat in the first picture? NO, they‘re not dirt spots!! LOL it's the Gelatos. I just scribbled with them on my mat. Next I sprayed them with a fine mist of water to make an ink puddle. I then took my tags and laid them in the puddle and allowed the tag to soak up the color. I did this a couple of times on the tag.  Here is the result,
OH, by the way I cut the tags out using card stock from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden. Next I added an image from Altered Pages Collage kit “Elements of Design”.  Decorated the tag with some lace and then used my Gelatos once again. This time I smudged some red on my mat and sprayed with some water, took a make-up sponge and dabbed the puddled like I would an ink pad and created pretty hearts using a stencil.

After completing the stencil effect I then allowed everything to dry and topped my hearts off with a little crystal lacquer,  ribbon, a little stamp from Graphic 45 and a sweet little key babble!!
Now for the finished product........ 

 Don’t you just love the color of the Gelatos?  They are so easy to use and their many ways of using them makes it that much more fun!! 

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my little product preview. I love love the new Gelatos and the beautiful collage images from Altered Pages. Want to give your artful muse a try using these cool items? Just click on  link and head on over. You can find the Gelatos as well as some beautiful images to use. They also have a great supply of Graphic 45 papers, some sweet babbles and German scrap and much more!!
Oh I almost forgot!!  LOL I said GIVEAWAY didn’t I!! Well here’s how you can receive the tag I created above FREE.  Just leave me a comment in the comment section of this blog post and then become a follower by clicking on the follow me link!!  Your name will then go into a
random drawing to be held tomorrow night 8pm CST and the winner will be announced Monday right here on my blog as well as my face book page.  Thanks for dropping by and please be sure and drop by and their blog Great
Company with some amazing products and artists!!

Have a beautiful weekend my artsy followers and be watching Tuesday for another project!!




  1. Alrighty I am looking forward to giving away this tag!!! THANKS FOR STOPPING IN!!!

  2. Just lovely! It's so pretty and soft and romantic looking.

    I really like the way you created the heart with the gelatos - I've never tried moving them around that've inspired me!

  3. Wonderful tag!! It's so pretty, I wouldn't want to give it away!!