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. Alexia Misso says:

    Beautiful layout with all the shades of blue! Thank you for sharing Ava! Love that box of chocolate too!

  2. Miriam Prantner says:

    What fantastic textures on this layout! Looking forward to seeing what Ava shares with us this year!

  3. heaney says:

    marvellous layout…love her shabby style.

  4. Jamie Larsen says:

    Great layout thanks for the chance to win

  5. Jill Rugg says:

    Gorgeous layout-love the colors!

  6. maria f. says:

    Great tip about misting the CS – never heard/thought of that!

  7. SuzannaL says:

    Wonderful Ava!! The layers and texture in your layout are superb and create an amazing “feel” to the picture!

  8. Tona says:

    Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!

  9. Vivian Keh says:

    wow Ava this layout is spectacular! love all the different textures you incorporated and the wonderful variations in blue!

  10. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    Wow… This is Amazing. The textures and colors are wonderful. I love it and I am very inspired. Welcome to the team. I am very excited to see more from you. Awesome job. Ohhhh look at that Chocolate. It’s a crafters best friend too. YUMMY!!!

  11. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! this is splendid! Love the colors and textures!! SO pretty!

  12. Suzi says:

    What girl doesn’t love chocolate?!! This looks delicious!

  13. Very nice!!!!!!!! I love cardstocks and I hope that I can win it.

  14. Ruth Durham says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Would love to work with this!

  15. Aggie Stiefer says:

    I love the texture’s and blue’s just so pretty

  16. Rebecca says:

    Oh such beautiful colours and how can you go wrong with a name like Chocolate

    Such a serene layout – very nice

  17. joanne darrell says:

    Chocolate count me in !

  18. Brenda S. says:

    Likin the Chocolate !

  19. Suzane Richmond says:

    Love the layout. Would love to win a box of chocolates.

  20. Karen says:

    What a beautiful layout, love all the different tones of blue,
    thanks for the change to win, I think that stack is saying my name. lol

  21. Joan I. says:

    Beautiful layout!

  22. CathySInPa says:

    Gorgeous….love the paper, embossing and texture on the embellies! Would LOVE to win the “Chocolate”….thanks for the opportunity to win!

  23. Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate?

  24. Tricia says:

    Such a gorgeous layout – all those blues – like being underwater!

  25. Ami M. says:

    So pretty!

  26. Wow how Beautiful the layering and the attention to details is Amazing. I love the papers used. love the chocolate Box papers. thanks for the chance to win. love your papers.

  27. Kyra Sands says:

    Ava’s project is more art journal than layout! And of course I’d like some chocolate!

  28. Christy Geiser says:

    Beautiful layout.I love the colors.The embossing is magnificent.using differnt folders adds so much dimensions.The layering is out of this world.All you attention to detail is great.I would have never thought of using all these blues together.Thank you for the new inspiration with blues.

  29. wow all of this blue and the layering is beautiful!!!

  30. You had me at chocolate! Beautiful layout! It really showcases the Core. Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  31. stacey says:

    love the project & gorgeous giveaway! hope i get luck today!

  32. Anita A says:

    Stunning layout! I hadn’t thought of using tags as accents.

  33. Your layout is gorgeous! I love the color blue!

  34. Yvette Moore says:

    What a beautiful layout, I love it!

  35. maida says:

    Love this paper and the colors.

  36. Kristy Foster Seachrist says:


    I love the shades of blue. It is so calming. I also like the layers and texture you used in the layouts. I love pieces that stick up and make you want to touch it.

  37. Stacy says:

    Beautiful layout! I would love to try out the paper for myself!

  38. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous layout from Ava! Looking forward to seeing more of her posts!
    Thanks for the chance to win some awesome Chocolate Box paper! Yum!

  39. Tracy G says:

    Gorgeous layout!! Love the blues!

  40. KellyG says:

    So pretty, love all the textures!

  41. Andrea Amu says:

    This is such a beautiful technique driven page! A stunner!

  42. Debby J says:

    Great tip about misting-I’ll have to try it

  43. Dorina D says:

    Stunning, unique and gorgeous layout.Love all the textures created and the colors are amazing as is that beautiful rose. Great job.

  44. Dianna DeCaluwe says:

    Beautiful and it makes me want to go on holidays

  45. Carla Hundley says:

    Wow this is so pretty!
    Love all the texture
    going on. The tags
    really add to it.
    Carla from Utah

  46. Hi Ava, So nice to meet you! Your lo is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to seeing what else you have to show us.

  47. L.r. Smith says:

    I do like this.. Love those tags.. sooo neat lookin’!!
    And I reallyyyyyyyy like that give~away paper.. to be honest.. it’s been on my wish list for like everrrr!! LOL!! Thanks for the chance. Appreciate it!!!

  48. Your page is gorgeous Ava! FAbullous job – going to have to try some of these techniques!

  49. Definitely a piece of artwork!!!!! Love it!! Thanks for a chance to win the chocolate stack-that would be a lot of fun to try!

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