Monday, September 1, 2014

Guest Designer for Flying Unicorn {Layouts & Cards}


Hi again!  So happy you all could make it back today to see more of my projects using the beautiful September kits from The Flying Unicorn!  A couple of weeks ago my family and I went on a nice little hike in our area.....the girls had found this trail while riding their bikes and found a spot with a beautiful waterfall!  So they got my hubby and I to do a hike with them to see it.  The girls are always exploring and I caught a photo here of Chloe climbing a rockwall to peek into a cave.... (more daring than I would ever be, lol).  So I thought I would use the barn board looking paper in the kit to create a vignette, sort of peering through a window at Chloe peering into a cave.  I decided to put the barn board pattern going sideways rather than straight up because I liked the contrast better with the upright window.  (the window is from Dusty Attic).


I used a variety of blooms from the kits, tinting the center of the creamy white fabric blooms with some of the Shimmerz 'Pop Art Pink' Spritz in the kit.  I added a small nest from my own stash (I believe it's a Recollections embellishment), I thought it would go well with the birdie/floral vine in the kit.


Here's a close-up of the window design....I inked around the window frame with the brown 'Ingvild Bolme' chalk ink that is in the kit....I think it makes the window design pop a little more.


For my second layout using the Main Kit, I used the corrugated card piece in the kit for the background, then I used one of the floral patterned papers to create a border.  I fussy cut out the floral design and then stamped a flourish border with an old stamp I had in my stash along the cut edge....I then trimmed along the stamp design and tucked the floral cutout behind it.  I took my inspiration from an old Prima paper from years ago (I don't even remember the name but Ingvild Bolme did something similar with it).


I wanted to add a little more texture and fabric feel to the page so I added a strip of the cool tattered canvas strip that was included in the kit.  I added a bit of machine stitching to the fabric strip to add to the homespun feel of the page.


I added a small floral cluster in the corner of the photo using more of the blooms found in the kits (I mixed and matched from all the kits for this month).  And again, I tinted the centers of the creamy fabric blooms with a spritz of the Shimmerz Pop Art Pink Spray.


I often like to balance a page by creating a small embellishment cluster in an opposite corner.  Here I used more of the floral embellishments, the metal accents and a fun little Prima Stamp included in the kits.


And finally one more project I wanted to share with you all was this little card I made using the small 6x6 papers in the Small Art Big Passion kit.  I cut out an oval window and again used the barn board paper design mixed with one of the floral papers.  I used a Cheery Lynn Gate die to make the white iron fence design and added a few more blooms from the kit.

I hope you enjoyed these projects I made using the gorgeous September kit from The Flying Unicorn.  If you haven't ordered yours yet, just hop on over to The Flying Unicorn and grab yours, while quantities last!  

Please come back on Thursday for another Flying Unicorn project I made with this months kits (this will be a canvas design with a video tutorial.....using Shimmerz Paints with it. Here's a little peek....


.....See you Thursday!!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!


30 comments:

Denise said...

Shut the front door! These are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Gabi!!! You always do such beautiful details. I could look at these for hours..so inspiring!

Laura Fernandez said...

Tus trabajos son hermosos, mas que hermosos: espectaculares, me gusta mucho ver en ellos tanto detalle, tanta creatividad.
Eres mi favorita Gabrielle!

Laura Fernandez said...

Tus trabajos son bellos, mas que bellos: espectaculares. Me encanta ver cada detalle, cada elemento que colocas en ellos y que implica dedicacion y paciencia. EWres mi favorita Gabrielle!!!

mommyx2 said...

Wow!! Gabrielle I always come away from your blog in awe!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow, wow and wow...everything looks gorgeous Gabrielle but the first LO almost took my breath away. Love the effect you've created with the window...applause..
greetings Miranda

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful layout.

Romy said...

You are definitely the queen of shabby chic and romantic! These lay-outs and the card are all breathtakingly gorgeous!I just love the touch of fabric that you added on your second lay-out.

janie krig said...

Beautiful compositions. I am so inspired by your work.

Chary Deiling said...

I want to place an order with Flying Unicorn - I just wanted to know which kit the window chipboard piece is in?

Thanks
Chary

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous layouts, Gabi! Looking forward to your video tutorial.

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous layouts both of them! I love the photo of Chloe looking into the rock face. The frame around it looks amazing. I can never find this frame!? You amaze me with your art and how you can do so many beautiful pages so quickly! That's why you're the top designer! All the best! :)

Janene said...

Beautiful as always!

mamablitger said...

Gabrielle... I'm speechless !! But have to admit thats how I feel very often when admiring your work. Oh gosh... AMAZING !!!! Love all what you share ! You are fabulous, very talented, super skilled and so sweet to share !!!
Thanks a lot for sharing your inspirational art. It means a lot to me !!!!
Hugs from SPAIN
MONICA

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm sighing with pleasure! These pieces are all exquisite! I really do love how you create! Can't wait to see the video and your canvas.

Pastila said...

Fabulous!

nattyboots said...

Wow and wow again
your work is amazing .
Elaine H X

Lizzyc said...

My goodness these are so beautiful. The first one is as though we look out that gorgeous window and see your DD, the next layout is so lovely with all the flowers along the edge and love the card too.. So beautiful.. Very inspired!

sdenisesilva said...

OMG this is so, so gorgeous! You are such an inspiration!

cathylynn said...

All of your projects are totally awesome! You put so much love and detail into your work and I'm a huge fan!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Lynne said...

WOW and Wow!!! Stunning projects!! Love them all!!! Thank you so much for Guesting at Flying Unicorn!!!

Tammy said...

Amazing works of art!! Thank you for guesting at Flying Unicorn this month! You always create magic with our kits! :)

Rebecca AKA Bexta76 said...

Amazingly inspirational projects!! Thank you so much for designing with Flying Unicorn this month.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Oh hon, I'm sorry, the window frame was a Dusty Attic piece from my stash. There are so many beautiful things in this kit, I'm sure you won't be disappointed....but if you are looking for the window, I would check out Moments of Tranquility online store, she has loads of Dusty Attic. xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

You are so sweet Monica! Thank you! xo

Liz's creative corner said...

wow wow wow hunny, these are stunning,love the detail, hugs Liz xx

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Gabi!!!!GORGEOUS!!!!! Just jaw dropping projects. I so love watching your tuts while sipping on coffee. Your work is soooo inspiring. Love It always!!!!!
Huggies!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, absolutely stunning creations! So much inspiration. I absolutely love the beautiful window scene.
Rebecca.

Linda Bell said...

I tell everyone you are my new best friend, I am so in love with your work. I just got my September kit today and am so excited to have time to create. Thanks for Sharing your beautiful creations.

Elena Miryam said...

HACE UNOS 15 DIAS MI MUNDO SE ABRIO, CUANDO DESCUBRI SUS TRABAJOS,LOS ENCUENTRO MARAVILLOSOS Y ESPERO QUE ALGUN MOMENTO ME ATREVA A INTENTAR ALGO UNABRASO Y GRACIS POR TODO ELENA MIRYAM

gibonik said...

These projects really are breathtaking:) Love your layouts!

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