Friday, August 24, 2012

Bo Bunny's Blooms, Blooms and MORE Blooms!!


So a few weeks back I got my design team box from Bo Bunny.  I'm always excited to rip this box open and yep! this was the view right at the top of the box!  All the newest Bo Bunny blooms!!!!  I am super excited that Bo Bunny is now making blooms to coordinate with their beautiful collections!  And they are not some simple blooms!  They are layered, embossed, crochetted, blinged up and have a lovely color graduation....blooms that I'm so excited to start using in my layouts!   
For this layout I wanted to use a variety of the blooms, everything from the paper blooms, crochetted blooms, tattered fabric and ribbon blooms.  I really love the gentle greens in these blooms so I chose some papers from the Bo Bunny's New Apple Cider collection and then added some coordinating cardstock.
TIP:  Choosing a limited or monochromatic color base helps make a layout look more cohesive and 'put together'. Here I chose a couple of the patterned papers from the Apple Cider collection that had the soft greens/yellows in them and added in a piece of Double dot paper in a neutral tone (Almond Dot). Then I chose my floral embellishments in the same shades (greens/butter yellows). I find this also helps me when chosing what embellishments to use on a page. 
Here's a close-up look at the blooms, I'm just loving the center gem in the tattered green bloom! 
TIP:  I created a unique title by using a word stamp "Cherish" (this is an old Heidi Swapp stamp I had)....then I used a complimentary color of DMC floss to hand stitch over the stamped lines to create a hand-stitched title. 

I also used a couple of Dusty Attic chippies to dress up this page, the Vine Border, the Chicken Wire Panel and the new Bird Houses.  Here is a full list of the products I used on this page....
 
Patterned Paper: BO Bunny Apple Cider (Afternoon, Apple Cider), Et Cetera (Symphony)
Cardstock: Bo BUnny Double Dot; Almond Dot, Clover Dot
Blossoms:Bo Bunny Dahlia (Clover, Buttercup), Daisy (Buttercup)
Lace: Bo Bunny Clover Lace
Stickers: Bo BunnyApple Cider Combo Stickers
Jewels: Bo Bunny Serenade
Stamps: Bo Bunny Midnight Frost, Heidi Swapp 'Cherish' Stamp
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic; Chicken Wire Panel, Vine Border, Bird Houses
Other:  Zva Creative Crystal Flourish (tinted with Meadow Green Alcohol Ink), Burlap, buttons, some corregated cardboard and some torn book paper.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and again thanks again for the sweet and kind comments you all keep leaving me here a my blogsite, I read every one of them!  xo


30 comments:

morkaren said...

Skøn kasse blomster, det er ikke nemt at lave noget smukt hvis man ikke har nogle blomster, så jeg forstår din glæde, og hvor er det et smukt LO i grønne farver, den syede titel gør sig virkelig godt. knus morkaren.

Арина-Валерия said...

Wow! It`s so beautiful bloom! You are my inspirer number one!!!

Amarilys said...

gorgeous layout! Love the new BoBunny blooms! Can't wait to pick up a few of these!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Such beauty blooms! Gorgeous design...very inspiring...as always!
Hugs xoxo
Asmah

Erin Blegen said...

Oooh, your stitched title is FAB!! Love it!

xErin

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Perfeito seu LO!!! Parabéns pela harmonia e criatividade.

Beijos

Tracey Sabella said...

You are a master at using gorgeous blossoms so creatively!! Love your stitched title. Beautiful page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Shona said...

the blooms look oh so amazing...gorgeous layout!!!!

Jess said...

the stitched title...genius! i will have to try that! love the flowers too!

wilma voermans said...

At first I thought you are so good because you have all the nice stuff you can buy in America. But I dont think that anymore. You are just very very gifted with feeling for colours and layouts! I respect what you make, it is beautiful!!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Oh, lucky you!!! But you deserve it because every single one of your creations is just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Romy said...

Wow, tis'such a gorgeous lay-out! I'm in love with that heart and how you used the gorgeous BB blooms. You are really rocking them:)
I just saw your comments in my SB.com gallery BTW. I have no idea why you can't make it to my blog. Is it because of my blog background and banner? I know that some time ago there were problems with 'Shabby Blogs' headers and backgrounds for a while.

Sylvia said...

OMG, you must be blown away when opening that box with all these gorgeous flowers and blooms. No wonder you got immediate inspiration from that. You page is stunning, love the monochromatic colours!!

Shell said...

How beautiful!! Luv the colour scheme and the stitches title!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

OMG! What an absolutely gorgeous layout. TFS

pattyo said...

Oh my! Again, simply breathtaking! I see all the stitched and crafted with love that you put into this layout! And getting a box like that must be like Christmas!

CathyMc said...

What a beautiful LO. I really enjoyed your tips. Your close ups help to showcase the gorgeous details of your LO.

Keren Tamir said...

wow those blooms look fantastic!! wow and beautiful layout!!

Chrissy said...

This scrapbook page is absolutely stunning Gabrielle..gorgeous details, so much beautiful eyecandy...a pure pleasure to gaze at..gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissy said...

This scrapbook page is absolutely stunning Gabrielle..gorgeous details, so much beautiful eyecandy...a pure pleasure to gaze at..gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lizzyc said...

HI..This is absolutely gorgeous.. it all looks wonderful.. and yes the idea of using a monochromatic color scheme is fabulous.. love this.. love the textures.. love the flowers!!

slywalker (Lesley) said...

Another absolutely stunning page, I love that you have kept your beautiful style and add new little techniques along the way, like the stamped then hand stitched title on this one, looks awesome and a great idea. Keep up these beautiful feminine shabby chic inclined styles, I love all your work.

caroleanne said...

HI Gaby wow this page is so beautiful, and so is the photo. And so are all those fab flowers. wow all round.

sixofone aka Leah said...

The layout is absolutely amazing and don't even get me started on the blooms, they are brilliant

Jodi said...

gorgeous layout!!! the new flowers are amazing!!! Bo Bunny impresses once again!!

Charlotte said...

Once again a beautiful LO, Love your combination - both set up and colours.

duffy said...

What a treat it must be to open such a breathtaking assortment of lovely blooms! And the l/o is just beautiful! Is that corrugated cardboard and also burlap that you dry brushed? Your creativity never fails to amaze and delight me. Thanks so much for sharing your work!

SusieScrapper said...

So beautiful, loving the flowers and the colors!

Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning!! You make this look so effortless. I'm inspired again, thank you xxx
Hugs
Sandra x

Lynn said...

An absolutely stunning layout! I love how you showcased the new blooms. They are so beautiful. I'm happy too that Bo Bunny came out with this line of flowers, so many to choose from. Your layout has so many beautiful details. I love the stitching and all the bling!

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