Monday, May 17, 2010

Dusty Attic at the Beach...


I had the weekend to play with my Dusty Attic laser cuts and decided to do a beach layout....can you tell I'd like Summer to be here already? I used the DA laser-cut shell designs along with the French scrolls and a large corner scroll design to make up the above page.

For the shell's I simply painted them white first and then inked the edges with some brown chalk inks, I used a pink chalk ink here and there for a little bit of highlights. On some of the shells I added a row of 3D pearl paint to add a touch of dimension to the shells....here's a close-up pic....


For the large corner scroll and the hinge designs on the right side of the page (I cut a French Scroll in half to make the hinges) I went for a rusted iron look. I got this by inking the pieces with a red/brown colorbox ink first. Then I dabbed on some Pearlex (this is a shimmer dust you can find at Michaels) in a variety of colors. I then used some Folk Art Papier Glass Finish (also from Michaels) to seal the Pearlex in. I dabbed on the Glass Finish with my finger so that it doesn't look perfectly smooth but rather has a rougher finish like rusted iron would have. Here are a couple of close-up shots....



I got a lot of the papers I used courtesy of Scrapbook Dreamer for whom I was doing some Guest Design Team work this month. The Cream color background Paper is Bo Bunny "Paradise Collection" the patterned paper behind the Photo is from Scribble Scrabble.....these can be found at the online store at Scrapbook Dreamer.

Thanks for having a Peek!!

~Gabrielle xxx

22 comments:

Jolanda said...

Hi,this is very beautiful!Very nice picture!Love all the details.
Greetings,Jolanda.
(thank you for the nice comment on my blog!x)

Lynn Biermann said...

Wow beautiful Gabi! I love the rusty iron technique! it totally looks that way! Stunning details ...an overall beautiful lo! *sighs* so pretty & a pleasure to look at!!!!!

Didelis\Gele said...

Very nice! This is a great page, I like it!

Scrapycandy said...

Gorgeous!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

OMG Gabi this is DIVINE!!

Jan scrap said...

This is wonderful. I think the background 'net' really sets the whole tone of the card and you have done a fabulous job on the hinges, they look fantastic. I would never of thought of using a french scroll cut in half. You have really captured a summery fresh seaside feel, via the colors used. Brilliant!

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous! love how you altered the sea shells! This is beautiful! I feel you on the summer thing! We are warming up finally(Coldest May for our town) but once we think we ar set, it gets super cold again!

Elisabeth said...

Wow. No wonder they wanted you in the design team! You really know how to highlight their products. Fantastic page as usual. So pretty

Gra said...

It's so beautiful!!!!!!

scrappinlil said...

Wow I really love this one. I love the seashells , the colors, the pic absolutely gorgeous...TFS

Kerry said...

Hi Gabrielle,

Love the layout it is so gorgeous.

The shells are so cute.

Love,

Kerry

angelwhispers said...

Wow Gabrielle fantastic as always!! Love the lazer cuts and you have made them look fabulous the layout is just stunning!!! Love Chanelle xx

JJ Sobey said...

gorgeous as always!

I was wondering if you knew of any Canadian sources for the Dusty Attic pieces?

Carmen said...

Your work just amazes me!

sheila said...

So Beautiful Gabi, I do Love the scroll designs they look Amazing, all your work just blows me away you are so talented and creative!!!

Pearl said...

all the chipboard designs you used here are just fab, Gabi ! beautiful papers too you've used to show everything off so well with the techniques !

Izoliya said...

Very beautiful!

Granny said...

hello, hello from Belgium. I just have a look at your blog and I want to tell you that I am under the spell of your achievements. Your pages are beautiful with lots of details too beautiful! Good day
(Thank you google translation)

Anna said...

WOW Gabi ! I love all the fine details and the overall look and feeling of this LO ! You rock !

Cindy Gay said...

Love the photo and layout, particularly the distressed background paper and the shell die cuts.

Sue said...

This is awesome Gabi my dear friend, I love how you embellish all your pages, that really makes them so interesting hon, hugs Suzie xx

Helén said...

Simply gorgeous!! Someone really needs to start selling that Dusty Attic stuff in Sweden, it is all so beautiful!

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