Saturday, March 21, 2009

So Excited!! Published in Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine!



I was so excited to come back from our winter vacation in Florida to find my copy of Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine in the mail!! I and 3 of my uber-talented friends Liz Qualman, Robbie Herring and Debbie Davidson (the whole thing co-ordinated by Liz -thanks Liz!) were asked to do a series called 'A Flourish for Every Season'. The magazine is printed quarterly and the Spring issue just came out!! For the Spring Issue we focused on using crystal flourishes on layouts.....and for the next 3 issue's we'll be focusing on a different flourish style for each season. Here is the page I made for the Spring issue......


To add interest to the crystal flourishes I handcut some blooms from some BasicGrey paper and intertwined them in the crystal flourishes using some Pop dots by Zva creative to give them some lift.....here are some close-up pic's....


I just finished my work for the Fall issue .....whew! a tight squeeze after getting back from vacation!.....thanks for having a peek!!

~Gabrielle xx

32 comments:

Helga Lind said...

Congratulations!! :)
What a beautiful spring layout!!

Lynn said...

This is the first time I've visited you blog and I wanted to let you know that your work is fantastic. Do you have an area on your blog when I could sign up to get emails each time you post? Also, do you allow scraplifting of your layouts?

Rachel said...

Congrats gabrielle! everyone who sees your work is always amazed by your talents - I am so glad you get to share it with the world. Awesome job :)

Angélique said...

Hi Gabrielle
Congratulations !
Your work is so beautiful, you deserve it :)
I love your layouts and your daughters are very pretty.
Have a nice day.
~~Angélique (from France)~~

Nikki Love said...

Way 2 go girl!! Your work is always amazing :)

Steph&Gregg said...

congrats Gabrielle!! Your layouts are so amazing!

michele said...

this LO is so full of spring! I love the flourishes, but better yet, upon first glance, the BG flowers look so real. I just ove the colors on this LO. GREAT, great and more great.

EverydayMe said...

Congrats... and this lo is AWESOME!!! love it and the cut flowers really make the page... thanks for sharing!!!

{{HUGS}} Michelle

Yvonne said...

Congratulations on your publishing, Gabrielle!!! How exciting. Your layout is so wonderful!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Yahooooooooo..... big CONGRATS girl.... although, I think.... you should be pubbed in every copy!

Love that page.... so stunning!

KmoRakefet said...

This is great !!!

Tam, I am said...

Big Huge Congrats! Your layout is beautiful!!

Cinnabon said...

Congrats on your publishing, Gabi! You always do such amazing work! You are an inspiration! I added you to my new blog!

Liz Qualman said...

G - your layout for this issue is just stunning!!! Love what you did with the flourishes too. Did you notice the mag put our series title on the top of the cover??? How cool is that? Can't wait for the summer issue to hit the stands. You know I love to work with you :)

Jana said...

Congratulations!!!!!! It'is not surprising because you and your cdreativity really are something special. You make everything sooooooo tender and it's like being in a fairy tale, Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Jane said...

I saw the article and you know how wonderful I think your work is!!!! I love seeing it in print too!!! Congrats my friend!!!

charlotte said...

Very cool Gabrielle, What a wonderful thing to come home to! The lo is beautiful. It's no wonder it has been published

Mireille said...

awesome work again girlie!!
wished I could see it for real one day!

LISA said...

A HUGE congrats to you!! I am surprised that this has not come sooner for you!!! You are still my number 1 Scrap Idol!!! What a great series this will be!! Cant wait to get my issue in the mail!!!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Congrats to you, Gabi!!! I'm so honored to share in this moment with you!! Gorgeous work as always my dear!!!

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

Wow - your pages take my breath away. So beautiful !

Lynn said...

Gabi, HOw wonderful is this??? I I am soo happy for you!! It is sooooo deserved! Thanks for all your continued support & you kindness! It is appreciated! Here's a toast to you!!! Congrats!

nikki said...

congrats!!! soooo happy for you!!! you totally deserve it..i mean comeon..look at that layout....flawless...i LOVE the idea of adding interest to the flourishes by cutting out some images on pp...it really does stand out and just shine! love the colors you used also..and the layered flower....sooo pretty!! gorgeous work gabi--- as always!!!!

All moments remembered said...

Congrats!!! Your work is simply amazing! I expect to see you published in more places!! I have a question for you...... HOW on earth do you get the crystal flourishes down on your paper? I go nuts with the big ones. I take them off the plastic and then I have this mess and try to get them all laid out like they are suppose to look. Is there a trick to this? I would love to know it. Keep up the beautiful work!
Stacey

Mickey said...

Congrats! I love your layouts, what a gorgious blog you have!

Hugs
Mieke

Cindy said...

Congratulations Gabrielle!!
That's awesome, and this layout is Gorgeous! You inspire us all!
Cindy :)

Tracey said...

Woooohoooooo congrats on the toot my friend, no-one deserves it more - lucky readers !!!!!! XXX

Nathalie said...

Congrats Gabrielle. I've been looking everywhere to find out your email but no luck. Your layouts are the most beautiful ones that I ever seen. Almost every day, I'm on your blog and gallery and I'm stunned every time. I can't believe my eyes. I have a similar style and I hope to follow your steps. Keep me inspired. Nathalie, Rockland Ontario

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

In reply to Stacey "All moment remembered".......about using crystal flourishes......Stacey, I'm not sure which types of flourishes you've used in the past but I think the key is the brand name that you use. Zva Creative and Prima both make cystal flourishes that have a firmer backing that allow you to take the flourish off the sheet and apply it to your l/o in the same shape. Earlier on both Prima and Zva made crystal flourishes that were a little more 'fiddley' and hard to use (this might be the ones you've experianced)....but any of the newest products have a nice 'rigid' backing that make them much easier to work with. :D

Lucy Edson said...

Huge congrats, Gabrielle!!! Stunning layout and I love your delicate handcutting!! I'll have to go pick up this issue!!

Susan said...

Congratulations my friend!!! So deserved! You know I love your work...very proud for you!

Peggy said...

Congratulations Gabrielle! Your LO is gorgeous as usual, I've come to expect no less from you, I just love your work!
xxx Peggy

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