I've been dying to try out gelatos forever and couldn't find them anywhere local. Finally found a starter kit of Faber Castells and snatched it up! Watched some youtube videos, looked over some blog posts, and went to town. They're "so easy" to use....um no. They're not. LOL I ruined about a half a dozen pieces of white cardstock before I got something even slightly usable! I think it was a paper texture issue and that I need to use a thicker cardstock or watercolor paper. Anyway, I finally got a nice blend of colors and used the background as my starting point for this week's CSI case file. I doubled up on this one and used the sketch challenge at Scrap Friends as well. I am absolutely thrilled with the final product, though, and the effect the gelatos give. Definitely going to be practicing and using them a lot on future layouts!
Here is this week's CSI case file and the ScrapFriends sketch:
The background is a mix of gelatos and masked stars, with fussy cut silver glittery stars that I cut from ribbon I received in a CSI trim package for winning the role of Star Witness on a prior case file.
I used the white gelato and added a bit of yellow and covered the corrugated cardboard with it, layered some paper and a frame, and added my journaling to a stamped and edged envelope and card behind the photo. The dark brown and white hexagon shapes were fussy cut from paper and meant to be used on a prior project (the other side is orange) as a ferris wheel. I didn't end up using them but I'm glad I kept them because they helped tie in the dark from from the case file in this layout.
A jeweled brad and a fussy cut stamped arrow finished off the cluster on the bottom.