Friday, March 20, 2015

LFF #86 - Thanks

Hello and Happy Aloha TGIFriday!

It's been a long work week so I'm super happy that I get to take today off! Yay!  Going to hang out with ohana today so I'm excited about that.  (yay!)  Before I leave I wanted to share this fun cool card for today's Lilo's Fun Friday #86 share...

I've been playing with some new supplies thanks to some awesome inspiration from a very talented crafter, Eva from Crafting This and That (Hi Eva!).  She used gelatos on some of her projects and I've been wanting to know what they were all about.  I was at Joann's a few weekends ago and they were having a 50% off sale on practically everything in the crafting section!  It was really hard not to buy a lot of things, but when I saw that the gelatos were on sale I decided to purchase some colors.  A few weeks later I decided to try them and went online to find a tutorial.  I saw a few but I think I liked Donna Downey's the best.  Not only was she fun to watch but her tutorials are under 4 mins!  She really gets to the point which is what I liked best.  (haha)  You can find it here.

Now I didn't do any drippage, just a plain design using the oranges, yellow and reds.  I did use gesso and could definitely see the difference as opposed to not using gesso.   I wish I had taken more pictures of the process!  Oh well next time.  I heat embossed all the images in black.  The giant flower came in one of the gelato sets, the smaller flower is from a Fiskars set and so is that sentiment.  I did some doodles with my new white gel pen called Reminiscence from Marvy.  It's a really nice white pen.  Last but certainly not least is tiki (retired) from Yumi & Fumi Handmade.  Thought he added a fun element to the card.

What I liked most about using the gelatos is how easy they were to use.  Adding the gesso takes some time but in the end the result is pretty awesome.  I can't wait to try this again.  Thanks for the inspiration Eva!  If you're not a fan, you must definitely hop on over and check out her blog.  Talk about inspiration overload!  Woo Hoo!!

Alrighty, time for me to get going.  Hoping you all have a great weekend.  Happy Aloha Friday and Mahalo for stopping by! 


eva said...

hi leanne! ha, thanks for the plug! glad you got to try out some gelatos. they are easy to use right? and last kind of forever! very cool card with tiki and the embossing. love those colors in the background!

Denice said...

How nice to see Tiki making a come back!
Awesome use of Gelatos and great background.

Lynn said...

This tropical card turned out really well. Love the colors and images. I haven't been too happy with my gelato trials so thanks for recommending a tutorial. You seem to have learned a lot about the technique in a short time.