Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ready for another peek at a "Girl Land" Project?

As soon as I got my Websters Pages "Girl Land" goodies in the mail, I just had to dive in head first, the prolbem was deciding which style to go with first!  The first page I made is the one you saw on Monday on the bloghop (can't resist me some pink!! lol!)  But I have to say I've been so drawn to the vintage images on another of the papers in the collection.  I ended up choosing the tag with the violet posies on one of the patterned papers and building the above page around it.  Here are a few close-up shots of my page... 

I snuck a little piece of one of my favorite Dusty Attic pieces on this page, the Chicken Wire Panel.  I just added a touch of Platinum Stickles to the chipboard to bling it up a bit. 
I really love the patterned paper that has all the cute doilies on it as well, I cut one out and mounted it on some pop dots and added one of the WP Perfect Accents (Cameo's) from the 'In Love' collection to the center.  I used some Tombow liquid adhesive to attach a strand of pearls around the cameo.  (pearls, cameo's, they just go together don't they!!) 
How to Make the Violet Posies:
As a page embellishment, I wanted to imitate the cute bouquet of violets I cut out on from the tag on one of the WP Girl Land papers.  I created the above bouquet by first choosing three colors of card stock in a dark, medium and light plum color.  I then used the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch (pictured below) on all three pieces of cardstock.  I used mostly the larger of the three punch images (you can use the smaller bits for other parts of the page or put aside for a card).   I then used a Colorbox White chalk ink on the edges of the petals, and ran the edge of the inkpad along the center of each petal making it look like a crease.  I then turned each of the petals up a little giving it a slight curl.  (A stylus works well to curl the petals up).  Then adhere to your page working the darkest on the outside to the lightest on the inside.  Add a few punched green cardstock leaves on the outer edges to finish it off (again, I used a small Martha Stewart leaf punch for this).  I added a dab of lavender liquid pearls to the center of each bloom....done!
Have I put this collection aside yet?  Nope!  I'm working on another page to share with you all near the end of the month when I will be sharing a little peek at my scraproom!  Thanks again for popping by and for the sweet comments you all leave, your feedback is always appreciated!  (Oh, and BTW...a couple of you have asked...do my girls still dress up with the floral headbands etc.? Not so much anymore, the above pic was taken a couple summers back.  My oldest daughter (recently turned 14) for sure not, the youngest one (Meagan, in the photo above, will sometimes still dress up (she's 10)...at the moment we made her an Egyptian crown out of foil and paper mache with jewels, for a project she is doing at school about ancient civilizations.  I'll have to get a pick when she dresses up for this and scrap it! :)

32 comments:

Tone M. said...

So beautiful....gorgeous....

Caroleanne said...

Hi Gabby, this is just too beautiful for words, and so is the photo of your d.d. Just gorjuss. BFN

Lou said...

Oh Gabi this is just the best. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is. Love the papers and the dolies. Also the pearls around the accent. Just great ideas. Be proud.

Hugs

Lou

Lisa said...

Wow this is so soft and girly beautiful!!!

langeatheart said...

Another beautiful page. I have finally gotten ahold of this punch! Well it's at the store ready for pick up after ordering 3 misses. And you can always borrow my grandaughters Lilly & Emily for dress-up shots at 5 and 3 there are adorable! :) Playing dress up this weekend!

walkiria said...

!precioso!, es una maravilla, los colores son preciosos y todos los detalles que lleva tan bien coordinados y la foto es muy bonita, besos.

Shona said...

she is so beautiful ...gorgeous layout!

morkaren said...

Meget, meget yndigt LO, og du har den sødeste model (datter) dine LOer er meget inspirerne. knus morkaren.

Romy said...

I have a little weakness for purple and you just made this colour shine! Such a stunning layout!

Cindy said...

Oh my Gabrielle, wow wow wow!! You take my breath away!!! This is gorgeous!!

Dr. J said...

Stunning! That chicken wire just adds the perfect touch!

pattyo said...

Beautiful layout, Gabi! Love how you made the flowers. I just bought that punch myself and will have to give it a try. Looking forward to the peek at your scraproom!

Penny said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I love all of it and your layering is PERFECT! I loved your tutorial on homemade flowers, I love making my own flowers and have a whole pin board devoted to them! Thank you for posting these! Love Penny

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

STUNNING,GABI! Love the little violets....so Victorian and romantic. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!

MichR said...

OH my goodness..its just gorgeous..I love that I can pop in every few days to your blog and see MORE gorgeous work ..THANKYOU xx

Jeni O'Connor said...

i just adore this page. The purples are so pretty. Love the floral blooms. They look like hydrangers to me. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Lizzyc said...

This is so beautiful! always love your layouts and thanks for sharing about your violet posies!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wow, I am in awe of all the different and beautiful flower creations you share with us, and you are so generous to even explain to us how you do it!! Your pages are pure artistry and such a pleasure to behold!! :-)
I love your work!
TFS!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wooow Gabi!! purple seems to be daunting to many scrappers but you have made it look absolutely delish! adore the hydrangea and thanks darling for sharing how to accomplish this gorgeous effect!! you just ROCK Gabi!! When I look at your pages I see the papers used with new eyes, you always come up with the most divine takes on little details and fabulous elements that I would never have thought of. So looking forward to what you're up to next! xoxox E

Sue said...

Just beautiful. I love the colour scheme you've used for this and the violet posy is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

Bellaidea said...

Dear Gabi, this is fantastic page and I think I will but MS puncher just to creat similar flowers. I`m already addicted to the same puncher you used on the eges of your page. It`s my fav right now. Photo is very sweet and you are so lucky your beautiful DD`S are willing to pose:), have a great weekend and please think about our meeting/small class maybe? would you agree? I could invite couple of people to my place and organize it if you would say yes:)

Linda w said...

Stunning detail, just love the whole thing. Hugs lin

julie e said...

I love the combination of
green and purple.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Admiring your shabby lo all the time Gabrielle! This one is so amazing! Love it!
Hugs!
Asmah

cvanholstein said...

Love it!
The little flowers are soo cute, thank you for the explanation!
You're one of the best inspirations on my blogrole!
kind regards, Corina

Gossip Girl said...

This is a really beautiful layout. Love the Violet Hydrangea and I love any shades of violet, both the colour and flower are my personal favourites!

Your girl looked like a cute, pretty fairy in the picture! Sweet.

Renee said...

Oh my Gabi this is so gorgeous! Those sweet posies caught my attention right away! And how cool is it that after seeing your last tutorial with the hydrangea punch, I went and bought it! AND I just so happen to have the Colorbox white chalk ink, so I am all set to make these gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for being such a true teacher!!!

smahrty said...

The purple! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!

Wanda said...

I think I look at your blog every week and you continue to wow me every time. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for always being so generous with your ideas and talent.

Anonymous said...

waouh elle est tres belle ta page mc77

Didi said...

Mais um trabalho maravilhoso!
Parabéns!

Amanda M said...

This LO is so gorgeous, as is everything I've ever seen on your blog. I always love the home made blooms, and tutorials. I am often finding myself wondering what are some of your favorite colors of bazzill cardstock? Your color combos are always so pretty.

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