Wednesday, April 14, 2010

More fun with Dusty Attic...


As soon as I saw these wonderful Iron-gate and fence laser cut pieces from Dusty Attic, I knew I had found the embellishments I had been waiting for to scrap this photo of my younger brother's house. This isn't his first house but it is the first house he built for his family. He and his family recently bought another beautiful home so I wanted to do a l/o with this house as a keepsake for him. I created a curvy cut from a piece of patterned paper to appear as if the drive-way circles down to the entrance of the gate and then covered the gate with loads of tiny blooms.

Paint TIP: I wanted the gate to have a painted 'verdigris' look to it so I first painted the whole thing black, then I lightly brushed the area's of it here and there with a soft green colour (the way bronze goes when it oxidizes) then I dabbed on some bronze colour 3 dimensional paint again, randomly all over the gate to get the weathered appearance on the laser cut. Here are some close-up pic's to see the detailing.....




This painting technique works very well on the key hole/keys or any other metal look die cuts too! I know many of you have been asking me where to find these die cuts and Jennifer is putting together a Store Locator list that will be available at the Dusty Attic site soon. In the meantime I believe that Swirlydoo's Store area does carry a few of the scroll pieces from Dusty Attic.
Thanks!!
~Gabrielle xxx

30 comments:

Екатерина Песчанская said...

It's so beautuful, Gabrielle...

I also want to ask your permition to translate your flower tutorial (this one http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/2010/03/sneak-peek-of-april-kit-from-my.html) and put it on russian scrap-site www.scrap-info.ru. .
Thank you anyway. I have a pure vocabulary to express my feelings about your wonderful scrap-ideas.

Cass. said...

Simply stunning. I love that gate...i'll have to check out the rest of the goodies at Dusty Attic for sure :)

Jolanda said...

Wow,what a house,and what a beautiful LO.Love all the details,it is really georgeous!
The gate is faboulus.

Romy said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and romantic layout! I love the house too and you put this picture into a real garden, by adding flowers and an iron-gate. Love this so much!

Love crafts forever said...

Ah, what a beautiful pice of art. It's feel like i will go thrue the gate. STUNNING.
And thanks for your lovely comment on my 40th. Nataliya.

Gra said...

What a beautiful LO!!! incredible!!!
I love it!!

chrissy o said...

a beautiful layout!!!!
chrissy o

LISA said...

Absolutely amazed by yet another gorgeous LO. The patina finish on the LO is perfect!! Love how the path leads you to the photo...Beautiful!! Thanks for the Swirlydoos shout out!! You are the sweetest!!

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

Beautiful. Amazing layout, amazing photo, love the drive, the gate....gorgeous.

scrappinlil said...

Wow another gorgeous lo..I just love your creation you are so inspiring. The house is beautiful too. I really love the fence and the roses all over it. TFS

Carmen said...

I love what you did with that gate...and the road to your brothers house...nice effect. Really a beautiful LO, he'll appreciate that, I'm sure! BTW, that's not a house, that's a hotel, LOL!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love the photo and the drive up to the house. Wow. The paint technique on the fence is outstanding .. looks so real. Awesome use of the tiny roses. Wonderful treat for the eyes!

Sue said...

This is just smashing my friend I love the curvy piece of paper you added to continue the drive, Beautiful house. The Dusty Attic chipboard has me weeping in my chair, will the UK have it I wonder! Hugs Suzie xx

Cinnabon said...

wow Gabi! That gate looks so REAL!!! You did such an amazing job! Dusty Attic has wonderful chipboard laser cuts!

PattiM said...

Amazingly beautiful.. I never would have thought to do that with the gates.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Gab's.... this page is just soooo amazing!!!! I totally love that path or drive way and I love what you did with the gate. yes... I truly love those Dusty Attic pieces!!!!!! another gorgeous page.

Jolanda said...

Your layout is absolutely stunning!!! I am in love with it. Its incredible - this is the look I aspire to - I think I still have a long way to go.
all the best

Jolanda (from UK)
xxx

NanasAngels said...

I just love your work. Your layouts are beyond beautiful and such an inspiration.

You use a script font for your words frequently. How are they done?

Thanks!!
Wendy

angelwhispers said...

This is just beautiful what a fantastic pair of gates!!!!! and the flowers that surround them are just perfect!!! Love the title really finishes the page off!! Love Chanelle xx

Annette Bowers said...

OMG. Gabi!!!! This is so beautiful. I am a medical transcriptionist and type all day long. All I want to do right now instead of typing, is try some of your layouts. They are so inspiring and I just can't focus on my work. You are so talented. Thank you so much for sharing all of your talent with us.

phamil said...

GASP.......Holy Cow!!! That is amazing, how on earth you did that intricate vine work on the gate......gosh......everytime I think you've done it all, you surprise me again!!! WOW!

Cindy Gay said...

The gate is perfect with the photo. Nice work on the painting and sharing the details.

Denise said...

I just adore this!! Keep coming back to it..It is wonderful!

Yaneri -ScrapyCrafter- said...

OMGosh! This is soooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Girl you rock these pages out!!! Love your scrap blog!!
Yaneri

Sally said...

Wow. double wow. I totally adore that layout. Loving those gates and just love how you have painted them. I dunno how you do it - but you do- you just excel every time.xxxx

Tina said...

I luv the way you did this fence!! Gorgeous lo!! I have both these diecut pieces....can't wait to try using them!! xo

PapillonRose said...

SUBLIMISSIME !

Maritza said...

Thank you Gabi, for the nice encouraging words you left on my blog.
Regards,
Maritza

Val said...

It's so beautiful

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