Friday, July 26, 2013

Water Colored Tag With Gelatos

Good morning and thank you for stopping by today. 
Today I am showcasing products from 7 Kids College Fund

I have been searching for other ideas using Gelatos and one I have found is water coloring with them.  In the process I also found a very talented blogger who uses them alot and she inspired me to do this tag, her name is Meihsia.
Please go visit her blog and be inspired.  Her directions are the most clear I have seen.

So here is the tag I made

I cut it out with my Tim Holtz Alterations tag die and used water color paper.
What you do is uncap the Gelato color you want and smear it on plastic, wet it with water and then use a water color brush to paint the color onto the paper.  You can see the pink, blue/green and yellow.

I embossed Tim Holtz stamp images in black and then went over them with more wet gelatos. On the sides of the tag I stamped a Prima image and then Frantaged it.

Here is the metal charm that I also Frantaged and a closer look at the tag.

This was very simple to do and quick.  If you need more detailed instruction please go see Meihsia's blog as she has alot of other great ideas using gelatos.  Everything I used today can be found at 7 Kids College Fund Store and I will link you to each product below.

Thank you for visiting with me today, I hope I have inspired you into making something with gelatos.
Have a great day,


  1. Your tag looks really lovely, Kelly. I love your pale pink colour wash, and your stamping looks so pretty x

  2. Well wow! Two of my favorite crafty people have found each other and I love the outcome! Your tag is outstanding Kelly. What you've done with the Gelatos is perfection and the fact that you drew inspiration from Meihsia, awesome! The vibrant pink is an incredible attraction and that image couldn't be more fitting. :)
    Lisa x

  3. Beautiful tag, Kelly! Love your frantage! :o)

  4. Oh Kelly this is stunning!! Love the background with those Gelatos!! So soft and pretty, it really makes that beautiful stamp stand out, gorgeous!!

  5. Fabulous Kelly! I like the look of the Gelatos and am going to have to check that out further. Gorgeous Frantage... I am so hooked on that stuff and this looks like silver? I don't have any of that either but can fix that little problem in a big hurry!

  6. This is fabulous, Kelly.....looove this beautiful tag!!!! Also love the look of gelatos...will have to try this. I'll also check out the link you provided. Thanks!
    Have a wonderful day!

  7. Super "tag" I love the effect you have got on it and a great image

    Patricia x

  8. Oh goodness, what a gorgeous tag Kelly. Love the gorgeous colours in the background and the stamping is wonderful. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Hi Kelly, your tag is fabulous, I hadn't heard of gelatos before but what a super result you have and wonderful stamped image.
    Hugs Sue W.

  10. Gorgeous colours, very pretty tag
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Your tag is fabulous! Love the shades of color and your special details. I went over to check out the gelato tutorial and it's very interesting. I have only a few colors and never used them yet. Now that will have to change. Keep up the beautiful work dear friend!
    Hugs, Cathy

  12. So pretty, Kelly - I love the delicate effect you've achieved with that background. Delicious!
    Alison x

  13. Hey Sugar -- you have been telling me to use my Gelatos. As soon as I can get down stairs I will give it a go. Your tag is so pretty. Faber Castell has their own site and blog where one can learn even more. Your tag is so pretty Kelly and and delightful is the perfect word for this post.

  14. Hi Kelly, Love your tag... It has such a delicate feel & soft colours...Beautiful stamping & background... Hugs May x x x

  15. HI Kelly! Ooh my goodness! This is such a GORGEOUS tag! I simply love the colors you used and you do such cool effects with your projects! Totally love them!!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  16. Indeed it is! You have combined such pretty colours and how utterly beautiful your bird stamp stands out Kelly. Really lovely! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

  17. Gorgeous tag! Love all that pink! So very elegant.


  18. Oh wow Kelly this is just so beautiful, with awesome delicate colouring and a wonderful vintage touch. The little key charm is a nice touch.
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  19. Wow... Kelly, your tag is totally fantastic! I love the beautiful soft background and the great stamped image. I really appreciate that you mention me and my blog. Love & hugs. :)

  20. So pretty Kelly and very striking black on that gorgeous pink looks fab
    Enjoy your evening hugs Susie xx

  21. Oh this is sweet and beautiful, so elegant !
    Don't know the Gelatos, it seems so nice !
    Love the charm !
    Have a nice day my friend !

  22. This has a beautiful background. You did a gorgeous job on it. Love it!

  23. Wow Kelly what a gorgeous tag!!!!! Love the beautiful charm , colors and the glitter!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

  24. This is delightful indeed Kelly, I love the chic pink and black combo! Love how you used those gelatos, got some for my birthday! can't wait to try them. Your tag is very elegant, and ladylike, I love it. Beautiful work. Hugs.

  25. Wonderful tag!!! Love colors, glitter and sweet image :) hugs Agnieszka

  26. This is so lovely!
    Have a nice sunday!


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