Wednesday, February 1, 2012

**NEW** Scraps of Elegance Blog Hop!

You may know Scraps of Darkness already, she is on the edgy and daring side and is always the "pushing the envelope" kit of diversity.  Now we would like to introduce you to her new sister---

"Scraps of Elegance" is the alter ego of her sister club. Her style is more on the sweet and romantic side... a true classic beauty.  Today is the reveal of the very first "Scraps of Elegance" kit!  "Vintage Elegance"

Beautiful papers have been carefully chosen from Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings, Websters Pages Western Romance and Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Collection.  Also added some wonderful embellishments and unique vintage items for you to create something beautiful to compliment your most treasured photos. You can see the full list of kit ingredients at the Scraps of Elegance Website


I was honored to be asked to be the first Guest Designer for this fabulous new kit club and was completely WOWED when I got this gorgeous kit in the mail!  Here are a few of the projects I made with this lovely kit...


I love the pretty bling and lovely rub-on's that came with this kit!  There are also these wonderful vintage tags and cards that I know you'll love to design with!
For the above layout I used the Martha Stewart leaf punch on some green cardstock to make the leafy canopy (It was fast and easy to do with that punch!  I lightly misted the leaves with some water and gave them a little crinkle to give them a more 3D effect).   I also used an old stamp set I have from Prima (Build a Frame) to create the border around the edges of my paper.

The corner flourish is a new Dusty Attic Corner Flourish, I used some embossing powders on it in gold and blue, then added a bit of green mica powder (Pearlex) and then added some Glossy Accents to coat it all.  Here is a close-up pic of the finish... 
And a third layout I made with this kit I used the soft 'shabby chic' elements of this kit.....I just LOVE the pretty Mellisa Frances resin piece included in the kit!...
I cut the chandelier from one of the patterned papers to create the 3D embellishment and used pop dots to adhere it to the page (below)....
I'm often asked how I apply unusual items like pearl strands to a page.  I love the Tombow liqued adhesive (green & white) bottle.  You apply the adhesive to your project and let it 'set' (it becomes clear) and turns tacky...then it's easy peasy to attache the strand because it immediately grabs and holds the strand as you attach it.  It becomes more permanent as it sits.

The amazingly talented Suepup has been creating the inspiring sketches for Scraps of Darkness each month and Scraps of Elegance is excited to announce that she will also be designing sketches each month for this new kit club as well!  Now we are sure you don't want to just hear about her sketches so we are pleased to share this months inspirational sketch with you.
Scraps of Elegance has pulled together some of the most talented designers in the scrapbooking community for their new design team...

2012 Scraps of Elegance design team:
Lisa Novogrodski- Lead Designer
Charlotte Jenkins- Sketch Artist and Designer
Jennifer Snyder-Designer
Mandy Harrell- Designer
Karen Zueger- Designer
Renea Harrison- Designer
Rachelle Sigurdson- Designer
And they are quite certain Escape Kitty will sometimes make off with some of Jennifers Scraps of Elegance goodies to create something beautiful!

SOE are kicking off the reveal of their first kit by way of a blog hop this month. You can enjoy not only the full reveal but a chance to win an incredible prize!

SOE will be awarding a THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB to one lucky winner!!!!

You win not one, not two but THREE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KITS!

The subscription will begin with the March kit and end with the May kit.

All you need to do to win is become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog. Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blogs. When you have completed the hop come back to Scraps of Elegance and leave a comment letting them know you have completed the hop and are a follower. (If you are already a follower, after commenting on the designers blog leave a comment here letting them know!)

International entries are welcome to participate. All international entries are responsible for shipping costs in excess of 15.00.(The designers will address the eligibility of international participants individually on each of their blogs)

Now let's get started! We warmly welcome you to the first SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE BLOG HOP!

Scraps of Elegance Blog - http://scrapsofelegancekits.blogspot.com/
Gabrielle Pollacco- http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/
Lisa Novogrodski - http://lisas-livingincolor.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Snyder- http://scrap-escape.blogspot.com/
Rachelle Sigurdson- http://rachiebabe56.blogspot.com/
Karen Zueger - http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com/
Renea Harrison- http://www.myglittercoatedlife.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Casas- http://www.cherylspassion.blogspot.com/
Karolina Stopyra- http://drycha.blogspot.com/
Nancy Hanttula - http://justaboutthedetails.com/
Escape Kitty- http://escapekitty.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Jenkins - http://suepup.blogspot.com/

You will have until February 4th midnight Pacific time to leave your comments and a winner will be announced at the Scraps of Elegance blog on February 5th.  After you've left a comment at my blog you will then move onto Lisa's Blog.  Happy Hopping! xx

P.S! A little side note!  I have hit my million mark on blog visits here at my blog and am going to have a huge giveaway tomorrow to celebrate (lots of my favourite things!) so be sure to pop by again to have a chance to win! xx

96 comments:

alisha said...

Ooooh lovely kit! As always your Layouts are so beautiful!

Alisha

isabel said...

I love all you make! I love this kit!

Zehavit Shaked said...

WOW great kit!!

love your Layouts!!

Zehavit Shaked

Sandi said...

Three gorgeous layouts, what a beautiful start for Scraps of Elegance..

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gabi what a stunning job you did with this kit! We are so honored to have you join us this month!
xo-Lisa

Lizzyc said...

oh your creations are amazing.. always love what i see when i visit you!

reneabouquets said...

Gorgeous work Gabi! Thank you so much for joining us the kick off of the Scraps Of Elegance Kit. Your work is phenomenal and it is an honor to have you along for the reveal.

kantig34 said...

What can I say...always love your work! It is exquisite!

Hjördis Carina said...

Wow, I just loooove your work! There is tiny details on your layouts, I need to go over the layout over and over agian to see all the detials and I just LOOOVE it!

Ashley Van Etten said...

Love the pages you did! You worked wonders with the gorgeous kit!!!

Joy said...

Gabrielle, you are an amazing designer, and I'm so glad to see that you have a part in the Scraps of Elegance! You're layouts for this kit are gorgeous!

phamil said...

WOW GAbi, what beautiful work you've done for them!!! I love each one, but I especially love how you have the little blooms and envies coming from the little hat!!! All the little special touches are like looking for treasure! Looks like a beautiful kit! They made a wise choice asking you to guest! Beautiful, beautiful work my friend!! Off to check the other blogs!

Twila Young said...

I so love your pages! Whish I had 1/2 that talent! :) Beautiful kit. I can't wait to see more.

Sugar said...

omgosh! truly truly beautiful! you are amazing!!

Sarah-R said...

That unbelievably beautiful layouts you've created with this kit!

Monica said...

Lovely kit.
Great job.

craftysals creative corner said...

I love checking out your blog because of your tutorials and your creative ideas, thank you for the wonderful flower turorials you post from time to time, this kit is stunning and good luck to everyone who enters

Melissa said...

Goodness, your pages are spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration!

scrappyhappymom said...

Your layouts are just so stunning. Your attention to detail and the techniques you use on your layouts inspire me. Your so amazingly talented! Love your work!

caroleanne said...

Hi Gabby, wow what beautiful layouts and beautiful kit - so very pretty.

aaveiro said...

Gabby as always you have amazed me with your loads of talent and artistic eye!!! Love love love what you did with this kit!!!

Krystle said...

Gorgeous work!

CraftySprinkles said...

Gabi you are amazing my dear!! Love what you did with this kit!!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

wowza! Such talent - amazing pages and a joy to behold

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance said...

Gabi, it was such an honor to have you GDT. I am always a fan of your work, and I want to thank you for the gorgeous lo's you did with the kit!

Jenny said...

stunning Gabrielle, so glad to see you are part of this, love your work!

Bonnie said...

Lovely kit - lovely layouts - lovely bloghop - lovely giveaway...guess I'm in a lovely mood! Congrats on the million too - it's no wonder you are an amazing artist. TFS, Bonnie S :-)

Tracie Shuman said...

Gabi, I love your work and all the great tutorials on your blog. I'm new to scrapping and your work is such an inspiration. Can't wait to see what you do next!

specialk said...

gorgeous layouts you created with a gorgeous kit!!

Daniele said...

wow these are so elegant, just drooling
hugs

langeatheart said...

Hi Gabrielle,
As always your work is always a joy to look at. I look forward to your posts and you did another amazing job with these kits! You inspire me to challenge myself more. Take care.

Mandee said...

Absolutely inspiring! Love all the little details in your layouts.

scrappingnana said...

Awesome kit. Your layouts are gorgeous. Love your style. TFS

Maria Matter said...

Stunning creations Gabrielle!
a lovely kit!!

Laura Jane said...

the layers are DEVINE!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

NICE WORK!

lost coast scrapper said...

Absolutely beautiful work with the kit Gabi!! It was an honor to have you GT for us!! Congrats on the million mark, that's fantastic!!!! Hugs, Karen

Lynne said...

Gorgeous kit!! Stunning layouts!!

Romy said...

The kit is gorgeous, it has written your name all over it:) You've made three stunning layouts with it! I just love your style to pieces: the shabby chic details you always incorporate, your beautiful design, your enchanting photos...you're amazing:) Big hugs, I hope everything is fine:)

Amy 29 said...

Wow Gabrielle......L.O.V.E your amazing lo's!! Really love the way you used Mellisa Frances resin piece it's so pretty!
I'm a big fan of your work and you scrap your pictures so beautifully. I have to watch out I'm not drooling on my keyboard *grin*.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Hugs from The Netherlands
Amy :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is stunning!!! I love your eye for detail...love this beautiful set.

Melissa said...

Your layouts are always beautiful! You are so very talented!

Denay said...

Love your los. So beautiful and feminine. Congrats on your one millionth blog visits. What a huge milestone!

Cindie said...

Beautiful pages again. Honestly, you are an amazingly talented person (no matter which site you design for). Been a regular follower of yours for over a year now. Congratulations of your million visits. I'm not surprised at the number at all.

jennaroo said...

Gabbi I absolutely love what you've done with the kit, it's fantastic!!!! You are such an inspiration to us all!

Nancy said...

I have been soooo looking forward to getting to see what you created with these gorgeous Scraps of Elegance papers....I knew from the moment I got the kit that it was a perfect fit for the infamous Gabrielle (yes Gabi, you are FAMOUS in the scrapbooking world)! What an honor to have you design for this Kit reveal! I was beyond excited as you are the quintessential Scrapbook Queen to me! Absolutely, positively OUTSTANDING WORK! You really are an inspiration to us all!

mow180 said...

Congratulations on hitting a million!
I have visited you at least a thousand times - LOL.
I love your style and you have applied it to this layout so beautifully!

Bethany Becker said...

COngrats on hitting one million. I love your work. The flourish is absolutely gorgeous.

Amy said...

I am so excited to have found your blog thru Scraps of Elegance - you have amazing and totally gorgeous layouts!!!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS I love all your elegant layouts!

Colleen said...

I am in awe of your layouts with this new kit. They (and the kit) are beautiful!

Sharon said...

Gabrielle! I absolutely LOVE what you created with this amazing kit! Your work here is just so pretty,detailed, elegant, and downright fabulous! YOu used so many awesome little details. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!!!!

Twisted Illusions pretty paper said...

Gabrielle, I've followed your blog for awhile now. You work never seizes to amaze, I followed your tutorials and routinely use embellishment made using your techniques. I was SO excited to see that you were going to create using a kit from the club I'm a member of. Thank so much for your tutorialas & the constant inspiring work you share with us.

Cindy Gay said...

Lovely designs and dimension.

Courtney V said...

Let me say that I have always been a follower of your blog and your work is absolutely amazing!! I absolutely love what you did with this kit!! you are an amazing artist!!

Peg said...

Wow, your work is sooo pretty!
What an awesome kit

jackiec@shaw.ca said...

Gorgeous layouts and beautiful kit. Love your DA pieces and all the whimsical elements.

Congratulations on hitting one million visitors. Wow!

Renee said...

I am so glad I popped into your blog today for the reveal of SOE! Sounds exactly what I would love for a kit club! And seriously Gabi, your projects are nothing short of amazing!!!! I couldn't even begin to list all the things I'm swooning over on just this one post! Thank you so much for all the eye candy and inspiration and congrats on your blog accomplishments!

Donna in Louisiana said...

Beautiful and inspiring!! I have a quick question-- The large swirled pearl embellie, is that a vintage piece or something or bought/created. Good luck to all the ladies.

jaclee said...

oh so pretty! these layouts are absolutely fabulous. thank you!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Congratulations on hitting a million visits - a great number for a great artist!

I'm in love with this new kit and can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks for sharing your Dusty Attic notes - I love what you've done with the corner flourish!

Cheers,
Susan

Kimberly said...

You have such amazing talent!!! I love what you did with that beautiful kit!

Carol said...

WOW fabulous layouts, the details are simply amazing. Love everything about the 'chillaxin' from the colors to the design TFS

Cheryl (C Mom Go) said...

You are always amazing Gabi. I am never dissappointed with your work. Stunning creations with this SOE kit.

Stephanie said...

Gabi your layouts done with this kit are gorgeous, this would be a great prize to win!!

Drycha said...

Thanks so much for comment on my blog!! I'm honored!
You created beautiful works with SOE kit!! Happy to see you in this DT!!
Regards!
Drycha

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Amazing layouts Gabrielle. I really am impressed with the new Scraps of Elegance kit.

Nicole said...

Elegance at its finest! WOW! They say Envy is bad, but holy, am i envious right now! Congrats on being part of this awesome DT! Your layouts are gorgeous! I love what you did with the DA corner flourish and love the pearls dangling from the chandelier! Exquisite!

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Wow what beautiful layouts! Love the papers in the last one so pretty. My fav is the middle one I just adore the teal blues and greens you used and how you did the arched leaves with the flowers and WOW your daughter is getting so grown up :) She's beautiful!! Love that pic and the pose :)!!

Margie said...

Oooh,each layout is absolutely breathtaking!

Dara Lynn said...

What a beautiful beginning to SOE!!! Elegant, dignified, refined, luxurious...are the kits and the opening GD !! What a knockout to have you Gabi...always amazed!!

Vicki said...

Your layouts are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Wow, what beautiful creations made from a gorgeous kit!

BB said...

Amazing layouts as always! What a great prize, thanks for the chance to win.

Mary R said...

Beautiful and Elegant kit! love the sparklers and i really love what you did with the dusty attic corner adornments!!

runzalot81 said...

Gorgeous work with this kit!

Brenda L said...

I really like the Scraps of Elegance kit, and of course, your layouts are always breathtakingly beautiful.

mommyx2 said...

Beautiful kit. Absolutely gorgeous layouts!!

Kelly-ann said...

WOW ... I don't think I've seen a personal blog with over 70 comments!!! Congratulations! LOL . I LOVE the Kaisercraft embellishments you have used on these pages, it's so nice to see such lovely pages done using some of my favourite embellies ... you just gotta admire the universal nature of Scrapbooking! Smiles from Kel.

Rebecca AKA Bexta76 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic, lovely work Gabrielle. I now cannot wait to receive my first kit.

Theresa said...

Following around on the Scraps of Elegance blog hop. Been a follower of yours since I found your blog. Thanks for all the wonderful sharing you do.

Scrap Vamp said...

Wow, the kit is so elegant and beautiful! You created magical layouts with it!

Carol said...

Absolutelybeautiful work and such an amazing blog.

Keren Tamir said...

As always Gabi, beautiful work!! I love it!!

Scrap2day said...

I belong to a few kit clubs and have often thought of Scraps of Darkness. I follow their blog and am wowed at their kits but I'm more of a Vintage kinda Gal. Am I so excited to learn that they are now going to have an Elegance Club! wowzers!
As usual, your creations are stunningly jaw dropping!

DawnC said...

One word: BEAUTIFUL!

Andrea Diaz said...

Beautiful kit! Gorgeous layouts!

Joanne said...

Love what you did with the kit! As always your an inspiration.

Caryn S said...

What fun you must have had playing with all the pretties in this kit! I must admit, I have often wondered how to apply strands to a LO. Thanks for the suggestion about the Tombow. Beautiful LOs.

Elisabeth said...

fabulous! both the kit and the layouts you have done

loveglitter said...

Everything you make is sooo gorgeous!!

scrapally said...

First time seeing your work and it is awesome, lots of detail and I love that.....thanks for the chance to win some kits that would be neat and look forward to seeing your next creation.

Penny said...

Your work is AMAZING! Great job with all the products! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

miislucky said...

Love all of them! Such beautiful work! Mimi

Tracey Gregory said...

gorgeous!!

Bonnie said...

I love all you work Gabriella,
As always, beautiful!!
Loving the kit !!

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