Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's May! {And Websters Pages is All About Blooms!}

Yep, I've been complaining about how long it's taken to warm up this year but not anymore!!  We hit 20 degree's (Celsius) and that makes me happy!!  Today I wanted to scrap Spring! And whats more springlike that soft and pretty pastel little dresses!  I wanted to use lots of blooms on this page so I played with a bunch of my Webster's pages Modern Romance papers.  I began by fussy cutting lots of the beautiful floral images from the Modern Romance patterned papers.  Then I used my Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' die cuts to cut some layers of the patterned paper to make my handmade blossoms.  I used the 3 largest die cuts for the big blooms, and 3 medium for the mid size blooms.... 
I chose colors in the greys and pinks to go with the color of the dresses in the photo.  I then inked the edges of the papers with some grey chalk ink (I used Michaels store brand Studio G grey chalk in for this)  The center is a stamen bunch that I got at a local dollar store. 
To get the cupped effect on the blooms I gave the flower layers a light spritz of some water and then just pushed each petal with my thumb into the palm of my hand.  Then simply glue the layers together.  The chipboard I used on this page is of course Dusty Attic.  I used a portion of my favourite vine chippie, painted it white and used green chalk in to softly tint it. (the corner brackets are the smaller square frame from the Sweet Pea Frame Sets cut in half).
 
I made the lace edged circle design using the Martha Stewart 'Swirling Lace' corner punch....I shared a tutorial last year on how I made this lacy circle, if you would like to see how I made it you can find the tutorial HERE.
One of the questions I am often asked is how I make the little scallop edge I sometimes put around the outside of my photos.  Super easy to do.  Just matt your photo on some cardstock as you always do (glueing it down).  Now trim around the edge with a scallop edge scissor (very inexpensive scissor you can buy at your local craft store).  I then take a good white gel pen like Inksenntials or Signo Unibal and put a white dot in the center of each scallop. It only takes a minute to do but makes a big difference in your finished page :)
 
Hope you all have a nice scrappy day and that you scrap what inspires you! xo

21 comments:

Shell said...

Gabi this is just so beautiful!

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow.. I really don't think this could be any prettier.. the girly dresses the flowers the amazing chippies with swirly leaves... the frilly edges... totally feminine and totally divine! My new fav!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Goodness! This has to be the prettiest layout I've seen! This is so feminine and stunning. Love it!!!

Fliss said...

This is just beautiful Gabrielle. So very pretty in pink and grey and love all the embellishing and little details.
We've just hit 15 degrees here in the UK too - the warmest day this year so far and much needed!
Fliss x

Becky said...

Another stunning page Gabrielle. Always such beautiful designs.

Anonymous said...

I may have asked this before or maybe I just keep thinking it... the soft white edge around the photos, do you order them like that or do you add it with something afterwards?

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Gabriëlle,I love the way you've made this layout using such soft tones. It's very "spring-like",thank you for sharing your ideas,greetings from a cold but sunny Holland,Miranda

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Pure eye candy! I love the soft colors and gorgeous blooms!

Romy said...

Wow, those flowers look gorgeous! I bought that die too some time ago, but never knew it would be possible to create something so beautiful with them. It is a truly stunning lay-out!

pattyo said...

Fabulously beautiful! Love your flowers.

Tone-Lill said...

Another stunning LO. I love how you used the photo by showing only the dresses
:)

Cindy Gay said...

How pretty. Love the flowers and pretty photo/dresses!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Lovely soft tones in this layout Gabrielle. Absolutely gorgeous!! ox Marg

Beverley said...

Love the way you have used the matching papers to make your beautiful Spellbinder blooms, Gabi. Thanks for sharing another gorgeous layout. Bev/x

Von said...

Gabrielle, thank you very much for sharing such a beautiful layout! Thank you, as well, for re-using the lace-punch feature and linking to your original blog post for it. I hadn't seen the original and was thrilled to go back and learn how to do that. LOVE it and have pinned it to my Pinterest so I can find it again, in future. :-)

Toni Freeman said...

Gorgeous! Your blooms look so pretty with all the lace. The whole page ties so well together!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

The question was asked about the soft white edge around my photos? I more often than not create the white faded edge with my photo editing software (I use Photosuite) before I send the photos off to be printed. I find the soft white edge helps the photo meld in well with any background. :)

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Damaris said...

You are seriously killing me with all these gorgeous projects.

x0, D

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