Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Hi there,

Just got a note from Nancie Waterman letting me know that I'm in the latest edition of the on-line Vamp Stamp News Magazine.

This month we were challenged to use Gelatos or gel sticks.  Have to confess I enjoyed playing around with these little guys for much longer than I should have!!

Here is the first one I came up with using the Gelatos to color in an image:

For the second one, I used the Gelatos as a wash for the background:

.. and for the third I tried a little experimenting!  

So much sparkle on this third card.  I had just received the new marbled embossing powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle, so wanted to try them too! I learnt that if I colored on glossy cardstock with Gelatos, it would just rub off when touched, but I loved the vibrant colors it produced, so after coloring, I covered the entire colored card with Versamark and added a little "Sparkle", so that all the color would stay put!  A pretty Gelato Butterfly and we were done!

Click here if you need the instructions to any of the three cards:

That's all the Gelato for now!



  1. Shona , love love the tulip card! Simple, sweet and elegant all rolled into one.

  2. All of these are gorgeous! Especially like the middle one with the color wash background. Congrats on being published.

  3. Shona, I do want to try those now. Funny, one day I was helping a friend at the Marco's Booth by demonstrating Gelatos. They are so creamy, but I've never purchased any! Now I want to. Where did you purchase yours? I need to find the least expensive place LOL Your cards are gorgeous! Love that sparkle EP on top of them! I "need" that grass die, too. Congratulations on these 3 gorgeous cards being published in VSN! Wonderful and well-deserved.

  4. Congratulations once again :) They're all fabulous, but I especially love the tulips - so bright a spring-like.

  5. Wonderful cards! I will have to get those Gelatos! I love the tulips and the cloud embossing folder! Great job!

  6. HI Shona ! Congrats !! I loved all three of your cards ! The first one has very CAS look..loved the bg on second one and loved the fab patterns on the third one ..and loved the glitter on it too !

    Thanks a lot for dropping by my blog..n leaving lovely comments ,you have made my Day !

  7. Hi Shona,
    Your cards look fabulous! I have never tried Gelatos, but they look amazing!.....especially on your tulips. Love those words, too.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment x

  8. These are gorgeous Shona, I have never even tried the gelatos but you are tempting me! Congrats on the publication too!


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