Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gelato Watercolor Background

After dry blending my new Gelatos to create a background, I decided to try for a watercolor-look by blending them wet.

Did you notice the other new-to-me technique on this layout? Yep, machine stitching all the way around to create my very own unique background for this layout with lots of little bits & pieces added from my red and brown color bins.

Have you created your own background lately? What mediums did you use?

12 comments:

Sian said...

I do stitch round my pages, but I have never tried the gelato look - it's beautiful

alexa said...

Splitting the colours like this and using photos and elements diagonally is such a cool look! Well done on the stitching too ...

Fiona said...

Never heard of gelatos, the effect is lovely.

Barbara Eads said...

I've never heard of gelatos either. But they sure do look nice!

Ellyn said...

yay for stitching! I'll turn you into a sewer yet! Cute layout...

Beverly said...

My goodness you are on a creative roll and are rocking it! It must have all gotten bottled up during the spring semester and is now unleashed :)

Debbie P said...

This is awesome! I've been seeing the Gelatos being used quite often lately! Looks fun! Beautiful layout Melissa!

Cheri said...

So are gelatos the new washi tape?? Love the background you created!

Sandra said...

I've been seeing Gelatos being used on YouTube recently, looks great

Missus Wookie said...

Really like the diagonal design and the stitched frame. Enjoying seeing you try out the new techniques too.

Sue Althouse said...

Love that background and your stitching!

Tammy said...

This looks awesome! I picked up some gelato colors too but haven't used them yet. So little time for experimenting but maybe I need to get them on a tag at least. Soon! :)