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~  www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com


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

32 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful Jackie ! This is so beautiful and I anm glad to read a bit more about you as well!
What a fantastic piece!

Astrid Maclean said...

First of all, great to see you here Jackie! Your piece of Gelato art is stunning and thanks for the great step by step, the result looks super, - love the blue and gold colour combo!

JackieP Neal said...

Thank you soooo much Susi!! I feel so honored! ")

JackieP Neal said...

Thank you ,thank you Astrid!! I could not have been more excited when I received the invite from Chris! ")

JackieP Neal said...

Thank you soooo much Chris and the CVC team!! I was over the moon excited when i received the invite...and I have been just holding my breath till the post went live! (well, not really, I would be all blue by now if I had! lol)
This is really an honor and I couldn't be happier- thanks again- you rock!! xo

Uuna Syrjäsuo said...

Congratulations dear Jackie! You have again made beautiful artwork. Nice to see Your glad smile here :-D

Nancy TeWinkel said...

Excellent tutorial. I love the outcome. Well done Jackie.

Susanne Rose said...

I love it!!! You did a fabulous job with the Gelatos. The colors work so great together. Hugs, Susanne.

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Cool Jackie! Love the little attached piece on the bottom. Very magical piece:-)

Monica D said...

Wow I love it...beautiful piece Jackie...way to rock out the Gelato's

Teresa Arsenault said...

This gorgeous. Congrats.

Christina Lorraine Young said...

Jackie this piece of art is beautiful. I love the colors you chose and how it frames the collage so well. Brava!

Kay Wallace said...

Glad to see you here, Jackie! You are created a wonderful piece here, and I am proud of you!

Win Dinn said...

So loving this post and your piece, Jackie, and the quote just makes me laugh. I think you and I, and many of our Google+ friends, qualify in spades!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Beautiful Jackie! I love that you hung the quote at the bottom of the piece.

butterfly said...

Lovely to have you with us, Jackie, and I love your creation... it has the feel of ancient illuminated manuscripts with that fab text and the blues and golds. Definitely time to get the gelatos back out to play!
Alison xx

Ruth L said...

Wow and another wow, this looks fabulous, love those great colours!

Dee Adams said...

Hi Jackie I, like Alison need to get my gelatos out too. Love the hanging at the bottom and the words are magical as is the colours. Dee x

Jessica Sporn said...

beautiful card! I so love the way the colors fade into one another. Gorgeous work Jackie!

Joseph Cuccurullo said...

Good job Jackie your the best.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the light blue and gold gelatos blended together! Your wall art looks awesome!

Theresa Plas said...

Way to Go Jackie!!!

Bev said...

You sure excel at this I think it's what you are meant to do ,love the way you explain your process....

Purnima Agarwal said...

love your ideas and art. Also the farmette, walking in the woods, planting vegetables is something, we city dwellers can only dream of ! God bless.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely card, Jakie, you have used gelatos colors so wonderfully!!

Darlene Campbell said...

It's about time you used those Gelatos...creamy, luscious stuff, huh? Congratulations on being featured here. I am so proud of you. I especially like how you hung the quote on the bottom of the piece. Your colors mingle beautifully...always a joy to experience your tutorials and to see where you'll pop up next. Hugs-Darlene

Terry Chambers said...

Jackie, this is amazing!!! I love your sentiment and - well, everything about this piece - I love it so much I want to hold it in my hands. Well done! xxx

Terry Chambers said...

Sorry, I am using my husband's computer!!! It's Julie Ann here not some random guy you never heard of - hubby is called Terry Chambers!

JackieP Neal said...

Oh my gosh! I cannot even began to tell you how overwhelmed I am with all of your wonderful comments , encouragement and support-
When I came back and saw all of these comments- I can tell you , it brought tears to my eyes- I am humbled
thank you all so much
Jackie xo

JackieP Neal said...

Julie Ann- good to know!! I was like- who is this guy digging my art! heeeheeehee

Jools Robertson said...

Wonderful! Love the Gelatos colours and how you have coloured the central figure

Jools x

Seth said...

This is beautiful Jackie. And I especially love the dimensional effect you gave to the center piece. These little details make give so much impact!