Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's all about Scrapping Friends! {Maja Design & Dusty Attic}

Fun Friends   

Hi there, ....so happy you could stop by my blog today!  I want to share with you today a layout I made of my oldest daughter and one of her dear friends.  Summer is here and the house is busy with my kids and their friends, so I've taken the opportunity to get more pictures taken.  Chloe has a collage on her wall with her friends and she wanted me to update these photos.

  Coffe-in-the-Arbour-K21  I used a variety of papers from the 'Coffee in the Arbour' collection by Maja Design to make this mixed media style page.  I used : Raspberry Lemonade, Raspberry Jam, Rose Garden (front and backside) and Let's Share a Cookie. (BTW, if you are looking for this beautiful collection pack here in North America, you can get it from Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries, I've linked her further down in this post).

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I embellished with some flowers that I got from Recollections (pleated pink blooms) and Tresors de Luxe (deep rose...click on the link to check out her shop!), and a new thing I like to use to finish a bloom cluster....Spanish Moss!  I picked up an inexpensive pack of this stuff at a local dollar store, one package goes a long long way, but I find it adds a nice natural touch to a floral cluster.

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I also embellished with some of my favourite leafy chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic (Leafy Stems #2), I primed them with Gesso and then inked with some Ingvilde Bolme chalk inks (Green Moss, Branch Bark).  I gave the chipboard pieces a bit of texture as well with some Glossy Accents. (If any of you are looking where to order Dusty Attic chipboard, you can find a huge selection at my friend Janene's online store The Scrapbook-Diaries  and Natasha's store 'Moments of Tranquility')

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 I also did a little stamping on around the photo area (with Bo Bunny Stamps) and added a bit of texture with texture paste and a circle stencil.  And what's a mixed media layout without some fun paint effects.  I used Shimmerz 'Bamboo Leaf' Spritz (green color) and some 'Plum Pudding' Shimmerz paint (I just applied the plum paint with the tip of my finger rubbing it in to get the fade out effect). You can order Shimmerz Products directly from their website, Shimmerz Paints....and don't forget....If you would like a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz product added to your order, mention my name 'Gabrielle' in the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT part at the end of your order and you will be shipped an extra Shimmerz product in the color of your choice!

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I finished the page off with the fun epoxy title stickers from Heidi Swapp.  I love the fun handwriting design in these epoxy stickers!

I hope you enjoyed my post today and hope that if you haven't played with this beautiful collection yet, that you will have the opportunity soon! Thanks so much for all your sweet comments, they always make my day! xo


20 comments:

Sveta Ru said...

бесподобно!восхищаюсь Вашими работами!

Carol said...

I just love love love your layouts and the combination of elements, texture and color....But please could you do a tutorial on coloring and chalking chipboard......Yours turn out so perfect.....

ScrappyAndrea said...

Beautiful Layout! Love it ❤!
Hugs Andrea

Romy said...

What a wonderful, girly lay-out! The accents that you added on the chipboard give it so much extra! Just love it!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Carol....I somehow have it in my mind that I have shown that a number of times in my videos, but now that I think on it, maybe it was in one of the videos I've made for The Scrapbook Diaries kits....I'll be sure to include that in an up coming video for sure. 😊

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle
Your LO is gorgeous with a great picture of the girls.
These pleated pink blooms are so beautifu.
Enjoy your summer.
Hugs, Danoesja

smokeysmom said...

Gorgeous layout Gabrielle:) By the way, Moments of Tranquility have way more Dusty Attic products than The Scrapbook-Diaries, just FYI.
Thank you for continuing to share your creativity and talent:)

jbonomo said...

I'm loving the lace flowers below the photo....is that something from your stash? Love all the little touches to this beautiful page. thank you!

Bernii Miller said...

Just gorgeous Gabby!! I LOVE this colour combo and what you have done with it ♥

Bernii Miller said...

Just gorgeous Gabby!! I LOVE this colour combo and what you have done with it ♥

Patty O'Malley said...

So pretty, Gabi! Love the green and pink and the papers are so lovely!

Seadragon said...

Gorgeous! I love the way each and every detail is important, and goes to making such a stunning whole! What a beautiful page!Glossy Accents makes those leaves look like they were just kissed by raindrops!

luv46kdz said...

What beautiful colors and textures here. The layout compliment sthe picture perfectly! Love the flowers and the chippies. Great technique on them :)

I love the busy flow of summer with the kids and their friends running in and out. Is it June yet ;)

Paula

Carol said...

Oh wonderful....Thankyou sooo much!!!!...I have watched all your videos on your blog...but haven't seen it... I shall have another look until then....
Carol

Paula said...

All I can say is Wow!... Stunning!.... Gorgeous!... Beautiful!.... Amazing!.... and I love, love, love the color combo! (do you think that's enough adjectives and exclamation points to describe this wonderful layout? lol)

Lizzyc said...

HI.. Another absolutely gorgeous page, love the feminine feel to it, love the way the photo is hugged by the flourishes, pretty colors and the hint of stamping on your back ground.. all add up to make this a really lovely layout..

Nancy Dynes said...

I saw your layout on Facebook and just had to stop by and take a close up look! You are gifted with the ability of turning any piece of paper into a work of art!! This layout is spectacular! I second the request for a tutorial on your coloring techniques. The papers are lovely but you have given them a magical feel with your talent for stamping and adding just the right shades and touches color!
Hugs,
Nancy

Tone-Lill said...

So beautiful and sweet LO and a gorgeous photo too. The stamping and stencil work is awesome and I love all the little details.....this is soooooo pretty!!

Denise said...

SO gorgeous Gabi!! Love the idea of Spanish moss!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is beautiful, the colours look gorgeous! Love those stunning flowers too.
Rebecca.

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