Scrapbook Boutique's April Inspiration challenge and blog hop

Hi Everyone, 
       Goodness the months are flying by!!!! I cannot believe it is APRIL already......

Anyway welcome to our new  APRIL Challenge and Blog Hop.

you would have arrived here from Scrapbook Boutique

Challenge : Create a project using the theme below
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout or off the page's totally up to you!

One randomly chosen winner will win a 
$30 Scrapbook Boutique 
Store Credit.
So much goodness to choose from!!!

Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created and follow the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian resident with an Australian delivery address

We look forward to seeing your creations.

30th April 2014

you could WIN this gorgeous 
Theresa Collins Daily Stories
perfect for Project Life!

leave a comment on all the DT's blogs and lastly on the Scrapbook Boutique's blog to be in the running!
Blog hop closes 17th APRIL, 2014.

Here is MY take on the challenge......

I recently discovered Gelatos....LOL I am really enjoying this mixed media so STAY TUNED for my NEW FIX!!  I have armed myself with GESSO, gelatos and masks!!
Not really comfortable with messy, It took a while for me to get my head around it all!  I like ORGANIZED messy! Symmetrical, even and balanced is more my style.
Playing around with the gelatos is like going back to kindergarten!  Scribble to your heart's content and then spray with water or perfect pearls to create a kaleidoscope of  stunning patterns and colours.  I have a few LO's using this technique coming soon.
With my card today, I used a gloss cardstock (ooopsie I forgot to link it below) and embossed with white powder my HA background stamp, Hipster Circles( any patterned stamp will do.)
I then went crazy with colour using the gelatos and sprayed with perfect pearls. The embossed background resists some of the colour, allowing the pattern to show through.  I die cut the Memory Box Oak Tree and I really love the effect!
I hope you are enjoying the school holidays (if you're having them!)
Happy Crafting!

Thanks for popping in and now head on off to 
Lovely Linda's blog


lostinpaper said...

I've been 'watching' Gelatos for a while and now maybe I should take the plunge, thanks yet again for the inspiration Angela, your card is amazing!

Carolyn said...

I love your card Angela, I think I will be adding some Gelatos to my ever growing wish list.

Anonymous said...

Great effect Angela. I haven't taken the plunge into gelatos yet either have purchased some stencils and gesso that hasn't been played with should do that before the trend moves on!

Ann said...

You are rocking the gelatos Angela! Love the effect you have created by embossing the background stamp. Hugs, Ann

Lyndal said...

LOVE all the texture Angela! Gelatos are a LOT of fun :)

Anonymous said...

Gelatos seem to be very popular at the moment, I only have two, so they have been getting a bit of a workout!:)
Love your card, great texture.

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Angela, I love the Gelatos effect on your card.

Robyn said...

Sounds like fun! Such a beautiful colour combo on your card!

Robyn said...

Sounds like fun! Such a beautiful colour combo on your card!

Elaine coustley said...

Cute love the Gelato colours.x

Karen M said...

Your card looks amazing - I love all your pretty colours xx

rawie said...

Love the card

rawie said...

Love the card

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous colours - I love how you've done this and love gelatos!

Joanne Birchmore said...

Love this card and the embossing you've used

Joanne Birchmore said...

I really love this card and the use of embossing

Messy Mamma said...

Wow - I'll have to add some gelatos to my wish list! I don't really like 'messy' either, but it would be worth it I think from the looks of what you created! Love it!

Janelle said...

Love the gorgeous effect you've achieved on your tree. Great work.

Lyn said...

Wow the tree is amazing, I will be adding the Gelato's to my every expanding wish list :) thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog Angela. Love this colourful tree against the black background, so eye catching.

A Consuming Passion said...

I love my Gelatos too! Just need a bit of time to play messy :)

Beautiful card Angela... Happy Easter!

Cathy said...

Fantastic card, love the colourful tree on the dark textured background, Cathy x