Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Water Droplet Stamp + Maja Papers = Tag VIDEO TUTORIAL!!


Hello my sweet friends!  I'm so happy to share with you all a tag I made using some of my favorite Maja Design papers, 'Walking in the Forest' and my new Water droplet stamps!  I know so many of you have already bought the stamp and I meant to have something out sooner to show how I would use the stamps. Today I finally got around to having some fun with the stamps.  Seems like lately I jump straight to videoing my steps, I feel like it's a lot clearer to everyone rather than verbally trying to explain :)  So if you indulge in a nice cup of coffee, go grab one and enjoy!...



I hope you enjoyed my video!  I was down and out with a migraine this morning and thought I wasn't going to have a post for today, but I felt better in the afternoon and got working on this project.  This tag came together surprisingly fast and easy (as did the video editing and uploading...for a change, lol).  Here are a few close-ups of the tag that can be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace...


I used a little leaf stamp that is part of my Water Droplet stamp set to make the greenery in my floral cluster. I just stamped the design on one of the dark green papers from the Maja 'Fika' collection, cut it out, gave it a crinkle and added it to the floral design.  The lacy doily behind the floral cluster is a die from Memory Box called 'Quinn Flourish'.


Here is a close up picture of the stamp work, easily done with some black archival ink and a white gel pen. I like to add the little white highlights to the water droplets because it give more of a 3D look and sheen to the images. If you don't have a good white gel pen, an easy alternative is some white acrylic paint with a fine paint brush (may even work better).  The pretty wood floral embellishment is from Wycinanka (got these from Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries), and the butterflies are from The Kraft Nook.


Autumn is in the air!  I noticed my Burning Bush tree outside my window is starting to turn that brilliant scarlet, so I was really in the mood to scrap Autumn!  I hope you get a chance to use these beautiful 'Walking in the Forest' papers from Maja Design and hope that this has inspired you to give my Water Droplet stamps a try in your crafting projects!  You can find my stamps at the lovely Janene's store, 'The Scrapbook Diaries' ....actually almost everything I used on this tag is from her shop! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for all the kind support and lovely feedback, you all make my day! xo

54 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Very cool droplets Gabrielle!!
tfs your pretty little tag with us!

Valerie Andrieux said...

Beautiful tag ! And now I want these stamps too...

Laura Fernandez said...

Son las 7 de la mañana en mi ciudad, mi esposo y mi hija ya se fueron y yo me quedo sola con mi café y mi lao top. Me encontré el tutorial en face book, hasta que lo vi por completo me di cuenta de que es tuyo. Lo disfruté. Pensaba en esa hermosa tag como un detalle amable para las maestras de mi hija. No tengo los detalles florales pero tal vez los pueda lograr con algún die o con la cameo. La verdad es que me estoy volviendo adicta a tus trabajos. Espero encontrar tiempo para hacer algunas tag como ésta.Es muy bonita, felicidades!

Гуля said...

Капли получились как настоящие! Так классно!))

_Nikolka_ said...

super!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Love the water droplet stamp, but when I went to order it, shipping was $47.00. Sorry, no sale.

Lise said...

Wonderfull !!!
Is there a place in Canada where we can get your stamps ? I love the bubbles !

Lise

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Lesley, lol...I wouldnt spend that on a stamp either! Just send an email to Janene ... janene@thescrapbookdiaries.com to get a real shipping quote for your address. Her system puts in a standard international shipping quote when checking out, made for the larger packages she sends her kits in. I'm sure she can help you. xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

The Scrapbook Diaries is ghe only place that has them, but they are in New York, so shipping should not be high to get to you hon...send Janene a request for shipping a small package to your exact shipping address. www.janene@thescrapbookdiaries.com ...I'm surd she'll be able to help you out ;)

Linda Bell said...

Oh Gabrielle, This tag is gorgeous, I have your droplet stamp and am glad to see you put the white on each droplet, I didn't know. It just makes them look like real drops, Thanks for that info and for sharing!

langeatheart said...

Figures my big order from Scrapbook Diaries is coming today and I forgot to add the stamp set! Arg! love this! Love your videos to. Learn a lot from them! Thanks for taking the time! All the best! Pam

Nancy Dynes said...

Everything you design is a a lovely work of art, Gabrielle, and your tag is further proof of your talent! I love the way you combine layering, texture, embellishments, techniques, and stamping to create such beauty. Your tag is truly a breath of fresh air. Your stamps are all on my wish list!!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Janene said...

Beautiful as always Gabi!!! We can ship both your stamps international for $9. As you said - they should just email me. i am going to try and work on something with shipping international for light packages.

Katrina Brown said...

So beautiful, as is everything you create!

janie krig said...

Really lovely composition, Gabrielle.

Liz's creative corner said...

Another beautiful creation hun, stunning layout and love your stamps, hugs Liz xx

lexeyok said...

Невероятно красивый тег!

SiódmyAnioł said...

Przepiękny! Jetem zauroczona!

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle
Beautiful is your tag with your droplet stamp and i love the colors.
Greetings, Danoesja

Romy said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous tag! The colours are so warm and beautiful and I just love the die-cut pieces and other lovely details.

smokeysmom said...

Lovely tag. I'll be purchasing your water droplet stamp(s), they look so realistic. I love that you included the leaf and the mini droplet stamp in the set. More great inspiration, Gabrielle, many thanks.

Patty O'Malley said...

Yay! I've been waiting for you to do a tag tutorial as tags are my most favorite thing and you are an incredible designer, so what a perfect combination! I love, love, love this tag and everything about it. It is simply breathtaking. I'm so glad there's a video to enjoy its creation. Thank you so much for sharing. I love this! (I already said that, didn't I?)

Chary Deiling said...

Your tag is beautiful!!! The stamp set has turned into one of my favorites!! I love the effect of the white gel pen.
Thanks so much Gabrielle!!

Corine Cara said...

You tag tutorial is verry pretty.
Thank you for you video. To be continued, you are a gorgeous artiste.

Lizzyc said...

Thank you for the video so much, I do appreciate you taking the time to share your steps.. When I first saw the tag I thought you had used droplets but when I watched the video and saw how you created the drops WITH A STAMP I just thought how clever! Love those stamps! Such a lovely tag too.. And thank you too for taking a moment to come by my blog, it really means a lot to me.. ( I usually scream with excitement and make my daughter come running to see what is wrong with me..hehe!!) I hope you feel lots better too!!

Robyn said...

What a beautiful tag!! The video is a delight to watch, so much so I signed up to follow. Found you on pinterest!

Di Garling said...

BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers Di

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a gorgeous tag Gabrielle! So beautiful and detailed as always! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, with regards my tags....I really do appreciate it very much!! xx

Val Thorpe said...

I love this tag and you did it with a migraine. Wow... amazing. Love the video too... stamps are gorgeous. You rocked this one.

lesley lawton said...

i love this tag and i need these stamps the water droplets look amazing and i love the papers too xx

Młoda Kobieta said...

Lovely tag!

TH said...

I love the tag I'd be curious to use glossy accents with the water droplets stamps!

Aspiring crafter said...

Love everything about this tag , colours , stamps, design !!
Thanks for a great video tutorial,
XxRuth

Aspiring crafter said...

Wndeful tag, beautiful colours, design and stamps!
Great video!
XxXRuth

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Gabrielle...what a lovely tag but I fell immediatly in love whit your water droplet stamp. They almost look three-dimensional. I put them on my wish list.
Greetings Miranda

LoveVN said...

Very nice tag! Master Class is gorgeous! Everything is clear and easy to understand! Thank you!

Dianne Gutchlag said...

Hi Gabrielle, I stumbled accross your blog, saw your beautiful tag and watched your great videa. Thanks for sharining your techniques. I was sure your water droplets were made of something 3D until I saw how you did them. So gorgeous.
Cheers, Dianne

Sue Fraser said...

Your tag is just stunning and the water droplets are incredible.

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi there Gabi. Gorgeous tag and details. Love watching your tuts. Got some great tips from the video. Your work is just mind blowing as always. Thanks for the inspiration.
Huggies!!!!

Francine Perri said...

Hi Gabrielle What a lovely tag! I tried to find the water droplet stamp at The Scrapbook Diaries, but didn't see it and it says there is no match to that. Is there somewhere else I can find it? Thanks so much
Francine

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a gorgeous tag, I love the embellishments and your water droplets stamp looks fantastic!
Rebecca.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Francine, thanks for your interest in my stamps. When you are at the Scrapbook Diaries website, just look at featured designers and you will see my name listed. If you click on my name you will be taken to all the products I've designed for them. Here is a direct link http://www.thescrapbookdiaries.com/product-tag/gabrielle-pollacco/
Be sure to ask for a quote from Janene for shipping if your are an international buyer, she will give you a better rate than the one that is automatcally listed. Her email is janene@thescrapbookdiaries.com

Francine Perri said...

got it Gabrielle Thank you so much keep up the beautiful work!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Aw, lol...you are so sweet Lizzy, thank you for all the kind words you are always leaving on my posts! They mean a lot to me. xoxo

Nicole said...

WOW Gabrielle, this is amazing and soooooo beautiful!! I am a huge fan of your work!
Hugs, Nicole

Adriana Gil said...

I love your work ! I saw your video the dress made of scrapbooking paper !! Wowww ...
Regards from Colombia South America

Adriana Gil said...

I have to improve my English in order to understand your videos !! Amazing work

Mary Decker said...

I happened to stumble across your blog and just love it! You do your tutorials so well. They are clea, r well organized, and easy to follow. Your tag is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your hard work with us, especially after a migrane.

Manon @ Kasimodo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

ali son said...

It is wonderful, everything is
of great finesse. One world...BRAVO
Too bad no delivery in Belgium ...

ali son said...

Yours stamps are wonderfull.
The drops are very realistic,
this is stunning. One word
BRAVO !!!!

Jytte said...

Oh, wauw!! Love your tag! And just love the waterdrop stamp. It's so pretty!!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Gabrielle,

I just found your work in a magazine and LOVED it. May I ask where I may see the birds on a bough piece you created? It's lovely.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Read
elizabethread2014@gmail.com

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi sweet Elizabeth! Thanks so much for your kind words! You can find that layout on my blog at this link http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.ca/2014/09/new-bo-bunny-collection-madeleine.html?m=1

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