Introducing…Ava Gavloski

Hello day THREE and say Hello to Ava!
Here is a little bit about Ava:

Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada.  Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013.  As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA.  I create using products that feel good to me.    I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!

I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle,  Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.

And to see more of her work check out her blog HERE!

Here is a little bit about this layout from Ava:  Costa: Ocean Waters calm my Soul
Have  you tried this technique water misting yet?  Let me share my layout with you that features water misting and hot glue application.
The lace border trim around the photo was created using the Martha Stewart punch, by misting the border punched trim with a water mister.   Once the water has soaked in like 1 minute, fold like a fan the strip of paper and shape to the desired shape and let the border rest (dry) somewhat and like magic, you have a full textured element for your page.  I misted my flower as well to get the curled look to the petals.
Now, you can see how much fun embossing Core essential papers are from this layout, which I made exclusively with Core’dinations cardstock.   All my embellishments are made from Core’dinations cardstock as well. The vine, tags, border circle trim, medallions and flower….all CORE!
Now let’s check out the glossy water ripples on this layout.  Fellow Core team designer Vivian Keh, is known as is an educator of this technique.  I am one of her followers and thought I had better give this a try on this layout.  You can get lots of technique videos from Vivian at her blog.  Using the hot glue on this layout is fast and very effective for a water scene to get the ripple effect.  Be sure to get some practice before you make an attempt on a final art project because your paper may ripple a bit from the hot glue. So, this is a layout about me;  water’s edge has a magical calming effect on my inner self.
Check out these details!
How about those Core Tags?
Layers and layers of TEXTURE! Gorgeous!
See the sketch this layout was based on check out her blog HERE!
Supply List:
Gemstones Core’dinations cardstock
Jillian Spottedcardstock
Tim Holtz Distress collection
Core Tags- Dark Assorted  tags
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
My Favorite Things die –Leaf Filled Flourish
Martha Stewart punch-Garden Trellis
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical
So I guess you want our winner from yesterday, huh?
Diane Sturgess says:

What a beautiful layout…and GREAT journaling! love it.

And…today we are giving away some Chocolate Box cardstock!!! Comment here to win and we will pick a winner tomorrow morning. We are giving away cardstock this week and the following week!  How cool is that?! So if you don’t win today..there’s still a chance so keep coming back.

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.


78 Responses to “Introducing…Ava Gavloski”
  1. Michele Washburn says:

    Such a gorgeous layout! Love the textures and colours! Thanks for the chance to win the Chocolate Box cardstock!

  2. Cynthia B. says:

    Amazing page, Ava! I love all those blues, and all the texture on the page is a knockout!

  3. Michelle Moore says:

    This layout is absolutely gorgeous. I love the monochromatic look and all the beautiful details! Such great inspiration! And I would love to win some Chocolate Box Core!

  4. Kelly Brown says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love it!

  5. Karen L K says:

    That is a great looking layout. Thanks for sharing all the different fun techniques that really added a lot to the layout. Love all the layers!

  6. Ava this is stunning love it so much …the Couture Creations Embossing folder is perfect for your page ♥

  7. Corrie says:

    What a great layout I love the tags and textures

  8. Rachel Middleton says:

    Love it! The colors are amazing! Love the technique tips! Beautiful!

  9. Karan says:

    this is gorgeous, love all the details and how the colours blend so beautifully. Really enjoy seeing all the sanding with the embossing folders!

  10. vicki r says:

    Breathtaking LO! Wow!!

  11. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – magical layout – LOVE it ALL – thank you for sharing your “how-to” too!!!
    Great getting to know you Ava – I look forward to seeing lots more of your work and hear about your Mixed Media adventures 🙂

  12. Lynda says:

    Absolutely stunning LO! Such a work of art, I think!

  13. Denise says:

    Beautiful layout! Love all the blue hues!

  14. Michel E says:

    Great layout. Love all the blues.

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  15. wow the texture on the tags is gorgeous! I am going to have to look into the glue technique. This is a beautiful L/O. tfs Tami

  16. Pam Bray says:

    Ava, Fabulous layout, love all the hues of blue…

  17. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I like the embossing–very cool. The colors are great, too.

  18. Natasha Poteraj says:

    The texture is great, and the blues are wonderful. Nice.

  19. Amy says:

    I love all of the texture used in this layout! The blues are gorgeous together!

  20. Barb Wagar says:

    Beautiful layout. So much charm.

  21. Elizabeth P says:

    Core has been my favorite before a lot of people I know even knew what it was. I used TH Kraft core and TH embossing folders to make graduation cards – they turned out really nice. Next stop = Chocolate box !!

  22. Melinda Wilson says:

    Ava, this is a stunning layout!!

  23. Sue D says:

    Wow–I feel like I am right there swimming in the ocean.

  24. Sharon Young says:

    I have used the chocolate. When embossed and then sanded, it really pops!

  25. gorgeous layout, so much texture and blue…

  26. What a gorgeous layout! I love all of the cool techniques that you used on this.

  27. Lori Hughes says:

    Wow Ava! Your LO makes me feel like I am under the sea. Wonderful techniques and lovely use of the Core’dinations cardstock. Lori

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