Monday, 19 January 2015

It's a guest with Gelatos today!

Good morning all!

This morning we welcome our DTMSM winner from November's challenge, Jackie of Creating without crayons who is sharing her project made for our theme and she is going all out with Gelatos...

Hello, Jackie P Neal here! 

To begin, I am a mainly self-taught, mixed media artist,loving all sorts and types of mediums and products- texture and color exciting my muse!
I live in a rural town in upstate New York,called Wolcott,on a small "farmette" of 13 acres,as we like to call it.Unfortunately for me, but good for the pocketbook,we live about 50 miles from any art supply stores! Ugh!- thank you Internet shopping!! heehee Everyday life for me is spending time with my husband and Golden Retriever; either gardening, walking the woods, putting up vegetables,organizing in the pole barn or in my studio playing and making art.
My life is truly blessed and I'm really so glad to be able to share some of  it with others- find more at my blog~

WOW! was I ever thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for Country View Challenges!!
On any given day, the inspiration that is shown on CVC is to say the least, Incredible- so when I was notified by Chris, I was over the moon excited!  Next came the mind racking- what shall I create? Well if you follow along I'll show and tell and hopefully will have inspired you to go try something new!!

My project this month was a piece created by using or doing something new to me. I had to think hard on this because I like to try everything once, sometimes twice-teehee so I wasn't sure of what I would do.  Recently I was watching a tutorial from a friend's blog, Susanne Rose where she was using Gelatos on ATC's. Light-bulb moment here - I remembered in the beginning of the year, I won a set of Gelatos from Retro Cafe' Art and had not yet used them!!  This is what I created, a mini piece of wall art, featuring my using Gelatos for the first time.

For my substrate I used a piece of cardstock that had nice edging on both sides. I used the blue Gelato around the outside edges,smoothed in with my fingers and just inside of the blue on the top I used gold which was feathered-in to the blue. My next thing was to use a piece of scrap paper and apply with gel medium some vintage text. On this I used the same technique, applying Gelatos blue and gold, with my favorite art tool, my fingers! This time I used more of the gold, filling up the center of the text. Next was to add a few sprays of Lindy's starbursts,which is seen better in close-up. After that I added some DecoArt crackle glaze to give that vintage look to the center piece.  This part was then adhered to the substrate and scrap art graphics by itKuPiLLi were added.

The tiny gold stars at the top are pieces of gold gilt-applied with gel medium.And then I added just a hint of liquid glitter to the edges.On the bottom I added a smaller piece made the same way and attached this with a series of 3 jump rings. And to this hanging piece, I added my quote.

Thank you so much for joining me and many thanks and big hugs to Chris and the others at CVC for asking me along!   Jackie P Neal 

This is beautiful Jackie, what a success - thank you!

If you have been given some new crafty items then we'd like to see what you've done with them.  We don't mind whether you're an expert or a beginner, just tell us what it is that's new to you.  Our prize winner is chosen at random so everyone that enters has a fair chance of winning.  We also have four blog badge winners, our Top 3 and our DT Members' Special Mention and all winners are invited to join us as guests on our DT for the following month.

Nikki will be here on Wednesday so we hope you'll make that a date!  Have a fun day!

Chris and the team xxx