Friday, April 1, 2011

Webster's Pages Challenge W. Awesome Prize!!

This will be my first month hosting a challenge over at the Webster's Pages Inspire Me site!  I'd love to have you all come join me in the fun!  I just love using fabric elements on my pages lately, whether it be trims, lace, netting, blooms made from various fabrics!  And Webster's Pages has so many wonderful fabric options for your projects.  My challenge this month is to use some of the GORGEOUS Webster's trims on your projects. For the above layout I used two types of Websters trims and layered them (the two trims I used are from the Holiday collection). I also used the Webster's Threads/Doilys and Shapes (white heart and blue circle shapes) as well as the new Websters Netting (fabric swatches....the white butterfly fabric on the blue circle cut paper).  So my challenge for you is to use  gorgeous Websters trims on your layouts or projects, the more creative the better!  .....and the best part?  The prize of course!  The winner will receive any Webster's Pages collection of their choice!   I have one added TWIST!  Websters Pages papers allow for some fun fussy cutting, so you have to include a little bit of cut paper embellishing on your page along with some trim to enter your page/card in the challenge.  To find the challenge thread and the complete details to play along just click this link Webster's Pages Trim Challenge.

In the layout above I used the lovely new WP paper collection called Country Estate.  I just love the 'shabby-chic' styling  this collection inspires.  The hinge and large chipboard butterfly are from Dusty Attic....I just gave each of them a coat of white paint, added a little ink and glitter.  The photo is one of my oldest daughter Chloe who recently became a teenager **sigh** where does the time go!  Here are are a few close-up shots of the layout....



I have one more layout to share with you that I made up with the Country Estate Collection (with a bit of the Ladies & Gents collection thrown in).  Each month Websters Pages has a Guest Designer and this months Guest Designer is the Fabulous Tara Orr.  The Websters Pages design team girls are asked to take one of the guest designers layouts and use it as inspiration for a layout.  I chose Tara's l/o 'Watching you Grow' as inspiration for the layout below.  I noticed that she often uses an off center vertical design on her layouts so I imitated this look on my page below.....
The photo is one I took last summer up at the cottage of my girls on a walk with their Grandfather (Opa in German).  I like the outdoorsy feel that the botanical papers from the Country Estate collection gave to this page.  The butterflies I got from the Webster's pages Digital Elements...I printed out a bunch of them on some glossy white cardstock and printed them out, cut them out and attached them to the page.  The large skelleton clock frame is ...you guessed it...from Dusty Attic, as is the key on the left side of the page.  Here are a few close-up shots of the page elements....

....and the blooms?  Okay don't laugh but....well, the brown bloom is of course Princess Petals from Websters Pages....but the pink blooms are actually blooms I found at a local accesories store called Ardiens.  They have the cutest blooms attached to hairbands, bobby pins, clips etc. and they sell them 5 for $10.00 (each package/hairband has a number of blooms attached) so I picked some up to use on my pages! :)   To see more of the Websters Pages Guest Designer lifts along with layouts done for WP by Tara be sure to check out the featured Guest thread at the Inspire Me site!   ....and then put on your thinking caps and come join me in this months Trims challenge!

NOTE!:  If you'd like another chance to win some awesome Dusty Attic chippies go check out Michelle's blog here ~~> DA Giveaway!  and Natasha's blog HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you all are kind enough to leave for me!  I really love to hear from you!

~Gabrielle xx

20 comments:

Aline Fonseca said...

Such an inspiration!

Too much, too beuatiful!

Hugs from Brazil!

Aline Fonseca

Anna said...

Как всегда непревзойденная красота!

Lou said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS LO Gabby!!!Stunning! and a great challenge too! Right up my alley so might just have to play along now my new Websters has arrived..:)
Lou x

Lisel said...

You are so amazing! LOVE your l/o's, they are always so elegant and beautiful. I just received my Gabrielle kit from Bo Bunny and can hardly wait to use it. I wait impatiently for your blog updates. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiration!

Elisabeth said...

Goodness! THis is so pretty. Just perfect. I love how you work the websters papers. You are such an artist

Tamikko said...

gorgeous as always! You ooze inspiration girl :)

Jolanda said...

Amazing!!!so very very prett,i'm sure gonna give it a trie!!
Have a nice weekend!
xx

Romy said...

Oh wow, it is all amazing! I love it that Webster's released such gorgeous bright collections and you're doing such an amazing job with them. Just fantastic work on these both layouts. And I simply heart that large clock laser-cut from DA. Definitely going to participate in the challenge too. I'm still waiting for the Webster's releases to hit the Dutch stores, but as soon as they arrive, I'll be working on it:)

Mieke said...

Such a wonderful challange, love the layouts!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your LOs are soooo beautiful!!

pattyo said...

Such gorgeous layouts, Gabi! I am always amazed at your never-ending wealth of ideas!

Cottagerca said...

Gabi, thanks for the heads up on the webster's pages challenge. I hope i can make a great creation...smile

ava

carlies said...

wow sweet dear!! this is so amazing
stunning every details and so much
to see!! and great challenge!!!

hugs Carla

Denise said...

Just beautiful!! I love the flowers!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...
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Meg Giroux said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Gabi!!!!
I love that clock, what a cool embellishment!

Congrats on having a Bo Bunny line named after you!
That is so super awesome!!!! It's one of my favorite lines too!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Amazing layouts as always....your blog is really eye candy!!! Thank you for all the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW Gabby! Your designs are truly breath taking!!!! Love the subtle distressing here! Thanks for the WP challenge, playing with trims is right up my alley so I'll definitely play along!

Anonymous said...

I've never been on your blog before. Your work is stunning and very inspiring - thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us. I do have a question, How do you make the little scalloped edges you usually use around your pictures?
You seem to use them quite often in a lot of your l/o's. Thanks again for sharing.

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