Sunday, July 5, 2009

Here they are!! July kits for My Creative Scrapbook!!

Well I have to admit when I heard that we were going to have Graphic 45 Papers for our Limited Edition kit for the month of July, I felt a little intimidated! I know they've been around for a while and I've always admired the work I've seen done with them, but never had an opportunity to get my hands on some of this paper line. But I had some heritage photos from my DH's family that I've been wanting to scrap for a while now and so I just plunged in! And Oh WOW! they were fun to use! Along with all the lovely Fashionista papers, there were loads of gorgeous blooms, crystals, flourishes and vintage ribbons in this kit! Here are some pages I made up using this beautiful kit!....

I cut out one of the 'fashion' images from the pretty Graphic 45 papers and used a water colour pencil to add a little shading on the dress....then I added bling with some deep burgundy stickles to make this unique embellishment for this page (I thought the fashion motif went well with this cute pic of my DH's parents)....check out the beautiful ribbon that comes with this kit!....



Here is a second page I made using this lovely kit....it's a wedding photo of Steve's mom and dad....

I'm fascinated with sheer blooms lately and wanted to make up some smaller blooms to go with the large pretty blooms included in the kit. But I didn't have any scrap organza in the house so my DD Chloe suggested I try using the black window screen I used a while back on a l/o. I used my retro flower punch (medium size) on the screen and it did a pretty good job punching out the flower design! I then used the smaller flower punch on some deep red cardstock and a black brad in the middle to get my extra blooms on this page!.......BTW, all the pretty lace, crystals and the metal accents are all included in this Limited Edition kit....here are some close-ups.....


Included in this kit is a Prima Paintables page....so I came up with something a little different with the Paintable page and Graphic 45 papers. This is a photo I took of the girls when they were little.....

I used water colour pencils to colour in the paper and then wet it with a damp Q-tip to get a more 'watered' look. I also added some pink water colour to the white rose to give the flower a little variation in colour. I also made the pearl pink flourish by using the clear backing that was left over from the Prima flourish (there is an imprint left in the backing when you pull off the crystals for your other projects)....just dab on the pink pearl 3D paint (I used Scribbles, from Michaels)....let it dry, then just cut around the outside part of the flourish and stick it to the page (I don't bother getting too detailed cutting out the image, just mainly around the outside of the flourish). Here are some close-ups.....



The Main Kit for July was a real favourite of the Design Team....although we are really only required to make 2-3 layouts, it seems everyone made ton's of fun Summery l/o's with this kit! Here are some of the pages I made up with this one. 'Kites' was a very different style for me to do, a lot of measuring (I usually tend to 'eyeball' everything!)...also did some machine stitching for this one....



A second page I made with this kit is 'Road Trip' .....I think what really appealed about this kit is that it was excellent for both feminine and masculine pages. My DH is always up for 'road trips' so all the stuff in this kit was perfect for these pic's I took of him.....




Just a note: I got the kind of 'opposite masking' look above by inking the embossed design on the patterned paper, then rubbing it with a kleenex. The embossed part doesn't hold the ink, it rubs off so you get the floral design showing stronger.


Here is a 3rd page I made up with the Main kit along with a close-up (lots of beautifully co-ordinated embossed blooms in this kit!)....


And I also made a 4th l/o for this kit (with plenty leftover goodies to make more! There's loads of cute chipboard pieces, stickers and rub-ons plus an awesome full page transparency)......


Another beautiful kit available for July is the Creative Kit!....LOVE the polka dots and pretty patterned papers in this one! I decided to use some of my favourite photos I took of the girls when they were babies for this kit! This first one is a pic I took of Meagan with a bunch of apples!.....


A second l/o I made with the Creative kit is this page of my oldest DD Chloe, wearing a little strawberry outfit I made her specially for a page for a calendar I made. This kit has so many cute 'fruity' papers and embellies! and loads of pretty embossed blooms too!.....


And there's also a wonderful album kit for July too! You have to check out what the design team girlies did with this one!!! Come see the Design team gallery for this month to see all the beautiful work of all the other design team members to get loads of inspiration!
Hoping everyone's summer is off to a great start!!
~Gabrielle xx

11 comments:

Mickey said...

So many lovely kits to play with, you are a lucky girl! Love what you did with it. It's all so gorgious. I got some G45 paper myself, know what you mean. Haven;t started with it yet.
Hugs,
Mieke

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

What beautiful kits and the layouts are stunning!! Just love the pic's of the girls when they where young xx

Anna said...

Awww Gabi you have been one busy bee. Gorgeous kit you got there to play with. You really made my day with all these gorgeous LO ! Fun to see you do something really different with the travel LO. top work as always. I hope you are doing good my friend.

charlot said...

Beautiful work!
Gr Charlot

Judith said...

I cant believe I have been missing all this. I have only just found your blog and your beautiful work. This is all very inspirational. I just love all the detail on your LO's.

Sally said...

Wow. Gabrielle. Fantastic work as always. Loving your etsy stuff too. Might even get there eventually, in time to buy some before they disappear. lol.

Theresa said...

Spectacular work as always! I love seeing your designs, as well as all the design team over at My Creative Scrapbook - it's interesting to see how many different ideas can come from the same kit.

Tessa said...

These are all so gorgeous. I love love your work. I lifted one of your layouts and wanted to send you a link to it. I hope you don't mind. When I scrap lift someone, my layout usually comes looking totally different than the original, not the case this time. Yours just worked so perfectly.
http://scrapwithtessa.blogspot.com

Mireille said...

everything you touch turns into gold! gorgeous again sweetheart!

Lynn said...

Stunning work as usual!

Sorelinha Arte em Papel said...

Hi,

I live in Brazil and I have one store and one blog.
I publish in my blog the photos of yours LO´s. Published as inspiration for the Brazilian scrappers.

Much admire your work!
If you can´t please says that I deleted.

My website: www.sorelinha.com.br
My Blog: http://sorelinha.blogspot.com
Mail: vendas@sorelinha.com.br

Thanks!

Carol

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