Make It Monday #211: Using Gelatos With Stamps

Melissa Phillips has a unique way to use Gelatos today, to soften the look of your stamped images!  Check out today's Make It Monday video and give it a try yourself!



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and gelatos or other coloring medium to soften stamped images.

–Please enter new projects only.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.  

–You will have until 6am, Monday, May 11, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project. These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday,  May 11, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!



–NOTE: We will not have a Make It Monday video next week, due to the Countdown.  Our next Make It Monday video will be posted on May 11.

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

Congratulations to Sheri Elmont for being randomly selected as this weeks winner!  Please email Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your $25 gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who participated in this challenge.  There were so many amazing entries!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  • 1
    Marybeth says:

    Love this technique Melissa! Your tag is gorgeous and I can’t wait give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  • 2
    Donna Phelan says:

    Great video, beautiful tags! I have Gelatos, but never liked how I used them….I bet your technique will make me love them! Thanks so much!

  • 3

    OMG OMG OMG!! LOVING your SWEET Tag and the FUN Technique!! Such a BEAUTIFUL EFFECT using the textured Linen Cardstock!! EXCITED to try this! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  • 4
    Nancy Penir says:

    ‘Glow’ is the perfect word for this technique, Melissa! Your sweet tag got me so excited to try this! Lovely way to start the week! Thank You!

  • 5
    Kathy Mc says:

    Oh good, now I may learn how to use the four gelatos I own. Great job, Melissa! Looks like next MIM video won’t be until May 18 (not May 11 as that is next Monday). It will be worth the wait I’m sure!

  • 6
    DIANA LARSON says:

    Melissa, you always amaze me with such beautiful projects. You really inspire me to add the extra bit that I would have never thought to add to a card or tag.
    and your “junk bows” as you call them are fab

  • 7
    maria f. says:

    What a dreamy, glowing tag you’ve created!

  • 8
    Paula says:

    The tag definitely came to life using the Gelatos. I can’t wait to try this technique. BTW: I’m amazed at how you can stamp upside down!

  • 9
    Cindy Close says:

    Would have loved a list of your supplies – what stamp set and tag die did you use?

  • 10
    Karen B. says:

    Love this idea, Melissa! So pretty!

  • 11
    Sue says:

    Melissa, the tag you created was so pretty! I just could watch you create all day – you rock! Thanks for showing me one technique you can use with gelatos.

  • 12
    Holly Saveur says:

    So love with your tags!

  • 13
    TamiBabs says:

    Wow! I love it!! I’ve never seen Gelatos used that way but what an impact! Thanks so much – your video was terrific!

  • 14
    Marianne K says:

    This is so beautiful!

  • 15
    Nancy M says:

    Hi, Cindy. Melissa named everything as she used it in the video. The stamp set for the flowers and sentiment is Petite Pots, the two background stamps are text style and super gingham, and the tag is Monthly Moments: Journal Card 6.

  • 16
    adele says:

    This is a really pretty effect that I can’t wait to try. I’m another one who has gelatos and doesn’t quite know what to do with them. Thanks for the video and the inspiration!

  • 17
    Lola G. says:

    Oh, Melissa, thank you! I’ve been very interested in trying Gelatos, but none of the techniques I’ve seen have inspired me. Until I watched this! Now all I have to do is decide which colors I ‘need.’ Terrific video!

  • 18
    Dolly LaBelle says:

    This is so delicate and pretty!

  • 19
    Janet Wilson says:

    Lovely technique Melissa, and such a pretty tag 🙂

    Thank you!

  • 20
    Loly Borda says:

    Thank you Melissa! Love the technique! TFS

  • 21
    Birgit says:

    Oh Melissa, this is such a gorgeous tag and what a fun technique to try! I love the dreamy look the gelatos give to the stamped images. Thanks so much for sharing your creative genius with us!

  • 22
    Julieann says:

    Love this technique and the tag is beautiful.

  • 23
    Shelly says:

    I don’t have any there another medium I can use to participate in this challenge?

  • 24
    Bev says:

    It still amazes me to see the beautiful effects that can be achieved with the smallest addition of an unlikely medium. Melissa hit the ball out of the park with this one. I love the little flowers on the tag and the auras created around them with gelatos. Wonderful technique and video!

  • 25
    Bev says:

    Shelly, what about trying this technique with colored chalks?
    Try the technique on a practice flower first to see how it works.

  • 26
    Julie says:

    this tag is just so adorable – it puts a smile on my face 🙂

  • 27
    Vinita Jain says:

    This is soooooo beautiful and love the technique you used! Amazing job done!

  • 28
    Noreen says:

    Really enjoyed this technique. Don’t have lots of Gelatos, but used some SU pastels and some chalks for my blues and greens. Thanks for the technique!

  • 29
    Christine Duval says:

    I need to watch the video on my lunch hour. I have no clue what Gelatos is? Thanks Christine

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