So first I want to share a layout I made for The Color Room #68.....this was such a gorgeous palette of colours, right up my alley! Shades of pink with a soft mocha. For this layout I used some BasicGrey paper (pink) and some K&Company Paper I had sitting in my stash for a while now (the White metal background paper and the scripted paper behind the photo) I also used some Glimmer Glass by Tattered Angels~Owl & flourish at the bottom (I bought this package years ago and only now opened it! can you believe it! ....that's why I love doing the Color Room so much, it really gets me using all those pretty things I have hanging on my craft wall!). The flourish & flower is of course Prima and the cameo's are Websters Pages. The corner flourish chippie is Dusty Attic (again just painted white, edged with some brown chalk ink and then I used Tim Holtz Rock Candy on it to give it some crackle). The darker pink blooms are ones I made with the Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' die cuts again. (I promise I will do up some tutorials on making blooms with this die cut soon :) .......the lace is some loose stock that I bought at a local fabric store (I am going to include some of it in my blog candy giveaway that I'm announcing a winner for today .....just as a little fun extra! :) Here are come close-ups.....
NOTE: I am often asked this question about how I do the scalloped edge design around my photos. I simply matt my photo with cardstock and then trim with a pair of scallop edged decorative scissors....then I add a white dot in the center of each scallop with a good quality gel pen like Signo Unibal or Inksenntials.
Here is the palette that I worked from.....
I encourage you to come and play along this week! It was such a fun palette to work with....here is a link to The Color Room
......and now for the winner of my Blog Candy! .........
I used Random.or to choose a winner from all the lovely comments left here at my blog
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....So the WINNER is.....Cheryl comment #271!!!! She said ....."You are too generous, Gabrielle. I love your blog. You give me so much inspiration. I wish all my pages could be as gorgeous as yours. I study how you layer the paper, add the embellishments and frame your prints every time I make a page. Your choice of colors always seems to make your pages have such beauty. Thank you for the chance to use some of the items you always have on your pages! Hugs."
Cheryl! Please email me your full mailing address so I can get your package sent out to you! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org CONGRATS!!! :)
I just wanted to say a big THANK-YOU to all you lovely ladies who left comments here at my blog, I was so touched by all the kind comments, it's made me more determined to keep sharing ideas and tutorials here (Oh!....I also wanted to note: I noticed that a number of my tutorials were no longer linking up to one of the sites where I had posted them, this site had some server problems and changed their service provider so my tutorials were no longer linking....I have now restored all the links so hopefully you will all be able to see the tutorials again! :)
AND.....for those of you who may be a wee bit disappointed at not getting those yummy Dusty Attic goodies in my giveaway, good news! Mandy (craftysprinkles) has told me that she has recently restocked her etsy site with loads of Dusty Attic goodies (USA store!!) here is her link http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftysprinkles and Vicki Alberto (in Canada) has also got a nice supply in at her etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto .......and a little more news! My dear friend Nancy Winters is having a DA giveaway this month too....you can find her blog here http://www.nancywinter.blogspot.com/ ........I noticed a number of you were asking where to find Dusty Attic Product? I have posted some of the stores in North America that carry DA products in my sidebar for easy reference.
I just got word that the newest Dusty Attic pieces are on their way to me Yippee! ....so my stash is getting full again....hmmmm, I just may have to do another give-away soon! :)