Friday, July 22, 2011

The Color Room #68.. PLUS....Winner of my Blog Candy Giveaway!!

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

True Random Number Generator
                                                         Min:  1
                                                         Max:  429
                                                         Result:  271
                                                         Powered by RANDOM.ORG

....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 gpollacco@aol.com  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! :)

38 comments:

Pendra said...

Congrats to Cheryl on winning... enjoy your wonderful goodies and thanks Gabi for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! Your layout here is lovely... this color palette was just lovely with your style! Love it! Visit me sometime at: pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Wow, your layout is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and embellies. Thanks for the links, off to check them out!

Amy 29 said...

Congrats Cheryl, can't wait what you make with those gorgeous gooddies!

Hugs Amy

Romy said...

Big congrats on the win, Cheryl! I can't wait to see what you'll create with the generous giveaway:) Enjoy it!

And gosh, your layout is so amazing, Gabi! There's so much detail in it, while the design is still totally balanced. Just amazing work:)

Kitika said...

Congrats Cheryl , you are a lucky one!! Enjoy your candy!! Gabi thanks for makeing this wonderful candy!
Your LO is really marvelous! So many beautiful flowers.... and tons of gorgeous details. I'm amazed!!

Прозрачная said...

Congratulations to Cheryl***
And thank you Gabrielle for the chance to win ;) your blog is awesome!!!

Pendra said...

Hi Gabi, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my site and become a follower! You were my very first friend at SB.com and I admire your talent so much... your work is lovely and I can only hope to achieve half of what you do and I would be happy. Thanks again for all your support and encouragment! Pendra

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful page and congratulations to the very lucky winner. Hope she enjoys all those stunning goodies. Lee xx

Tamikko said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! I love the colours in this lo, they are so soft and the flow of the lo just brings your eyes around and around to see all the delicious goodies. :)

Peachy Laura said...

Hi Gabi, I have been following your beautiful Layouts for years on scrabook.com, I have you as one of my fav artists and today I went on for some inspiration and noticed you had this blog, I had never seen it before, so glad I found and am now following because i don't really look on the other site any more except for inspiration, I spend so much of my time with my DT blog! Please check me out as I would love to have you design for my team, which actually bare with us as we are about to do a makeover on my blog at the end of the month, lol!
Anyway, congrats to Cheryl and too bad I was late for winning, lol, could have used those goodies :)
http://getpeachy.blogspot.com

Louise said...

wow gabrielle, a beautiful page, gorgeous colours and there is so much to look at. I will be trying out the scaled edge photo mat, very effective!

~Melissa~ said...

Wow Gabi your page is beautiful as always. The detail is amazing!! Congrats to Cheryl...enjoy all of your goodies.

Mahrian said...

Congratulations to the lucky winner and to you, dear, for the lovely candy! God bless! :D

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous layout Gabi! TFS! And congrats to the winner of your giveaway-lucky lady!

Gisèle said...

Gabrielle, your work is always so stunning...this is just breathtaking!! xoxox

pattyo said...

Another absolutely breathtaking layout, Gabi! I just drink in all the lovliness! Cheryl is one lucky girl--I am so jealous!

Ёлка said...

Очень люблю Ваши работы, они потрясающие!

Martuska said...

Gorgeous layout as always)
And congrats to the winner!))

Helen_e said...

Великолепная страничка!!!!
Восхищаюсь Вашими работами!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Thank you again, Gabrielle for all the gorgeous goodies!
This layout is beautiful. I love the antique pink lacy look of it! The colors all blend so beautifully. Hugs.

Sussie said...

Your layouts are wonderful! <3
Congratulations to the winner of yoru candy.
Have a great weekend!

Peg said...

C'est vraiment une superbe page !!!!
J'aime beaucou ton style ;-)
Bizzz de france

Renee VanEpps said...

Gabi, I'm so happy the tutorials were fixed over on that other site!!!! Congrats to the lucky, lucky, LUCKY winner of your blog candy! That would be awesome if you did another one!! You're so good to us!! LOL :)

Belyona said...

miraculous layout!
And congrats to the lucky winner!!!

Lisa said...

Congrats Cheryl!!! Have fun with those goodies!!!!!

Mona E said...

Congrats to the lucky, lucky winner! I`m sooo jealous, lol. Just wanted to tell you that this Lo is absolutely breathtaking!!! I`m almost speechless. (just almost, lol) Looove the colours and the design. So much wonderful details. Your talent is absolutely amazing. I want to do LO`s like this. Lovely image too. Have a nice weekend!

Hugs...Mona

Cathy said...

Absolutely stunning! I always admire your creations!

Sandi Cl~ said...

I just had to pop over and get a closer look st the TCR submission .. absolutely gorgeous! As always! Big congrats to the winner of that fabulous blog candy! Have a fabulous weekend, Gabi!

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is so pretty! I love the cameos and all the pretty embellishments. So romantic!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Jolaine Frias said...

Congrats to Cheryl! Gabi, you are such a sweet and inspiring scrapper! Love this LO with all the layers and details that are so YOU! TFS!!!!

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Congrats Cheryl! And what a beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing the tip about the scalloped edges cause I was wondering that myself :) And yeah for the tutorials I've viewed many but did see that some didn't work. Thanks so much look forward to seeing the rest!!

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. thanks for all the inspiration i glean from visiting your blog.. you are so talented yet you are so willing to share your knowledge.. i really appreciate all i have learnt from you.. another wonderful layout full of beautiful techniques and embellies.. wonderful layout..

phamil said...

Gosh Gabi, that was such a generous goodie bag!!! Or should I say "box"!!!! And your page is just gorgeous, your details as always are just perfect. You color choices are stunning. That palette is so warm and lovely and you did a beautiful job with it!!!! Hugs!!!

Tanyah Payne said...

WOW your truely have amazing tallent! LOVE your work and this layout is really STUNNING! love your inspiration...x :)

Floliescrap said...

a beautiful layout as always ! i just love your shabby design, so poetic !

E.T said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi you would have to be one of the best scrappers out there I now have all of my Aussie friends drooling over your pages I wish I had the style you do to create my albums just like yours don't ever stop I love your blog Debbie.

Cruz said...

miraculous layout! And congrats to the lucky winner!!!

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