Monday, July 27, 2015

Nautical/Beach themed Wall Art {BoBunny - Boardwalk}


So today is a bitter-sweet post for me....as many of you know, I've been on the BoBunny Design team for over 5 years now and it's been such a joy working with all their beautiful products!  This today is my last post for the BoBunny design team as I've decided to take a little break and step down from the team.  Sometimes it's nice to just take a little breather, so I've been making a few changes this summer. It's nice to have a little more family time over the summer months and maybe a little 'me' time to do a little designing and playing with my art supplies.  .....No worries for those of you who follow my blog, I will still be doing plenty of projects and sharing them here, but it will be at a more relaxed pace, creating on my own time.


I found this shabby-chic looking printer's tray at Michaels by 7 Gypsies (half price!!), I thought the white background would work nicely with the fresh designs and colors in the Bo Bunny Boardwalk collection.  The starfish is again cut from an image in the BoBunny papers, I gave it a little 3D look by lightly misting the design with water and then pushing the hand of my mini scissors into the design (in the palm of my hand).....same with the shell.  The title is a new chippie by Dusty Attic as are the two lil corner scrolls, the chain, screw and seagull chippies. (the title shows up better against the soft aqua paint in my laundry room).


I totally love this lighthouse image, prominent in the designs of the Boardwalk collection.  Here I just cut it out and again gave the paper a little curve to give it a 3D look. I added some pieces of the coordinating chipboard to this collection (I've always loved their layered chipboard designs, like that glittery ships wheel that I linked with the chain link design.  (I gave the chain link chippie a bit of realistic metal look by using some of BoBunny's Chocolate Pearlescents on it).  And finished the design with a little nest in the corner....hey, there's a seagull so I figured a nest would be fitting (even though the eggs are more like Robins eggs, LOL).


Here's a pic of the piece sitting on the shelf in my laundry room.....I take a deep breath and feel peaceful just looking at it....even though I might be toiling away doing laundry :)

Bo Bunny Products used in this project:
Patterned Paper: Boardwalk/Bliss, Boardwalk, Sandcastle, Seaside
6x6 Paper Pad: Boardwalk
Layered Chipboard: Boardwalk
Pearlescents: Chocolate

Dusty Attic Products:
~ Seagulls
~ Mini Corner #2
~ Mini Chains
~ Nuts and Bolts
~ Word Pack #10

I'm sure you will be seeing me use Bo Bunny products in many many more projects in the future as I always adore everything their talented designers create!  This is not good-bye, just 'so long'.  I hope you enjoyed todays post, thanks so much to all of you who take the time to leave your kind comments and feedback, it means so much to me!! (Seriously....thanks everyone for the kind feedback especially on the new designs I came out with for TCW....this is a new venture for me and your positive response makes me so happy! xo xo)



20 comments:

Corine Cara said...

I love it !

Romy said...

Gosh, I will miss you SOO much on this team! It has been a true pleasure to be part of the Bo Bunny design team with you and I'm really sad to see you go. You've done some of the most amazing work throughout the past 5 years and are a true inspiration for all of us. Your last DT project is just another proof of that. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Jane said...

What a great piece, enjoy exhaling......life is all about a balance x

Lizzyc said...

Phew! So glad you are continuing to scrap! I love all the inspiration I get from your creations! This looks so beachy and cheerful! Love the chain and the way you have shaped the star and she'll looks wonderful! I hope your summer is a lovely time with your family too!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous!! What a way to end you time with Bo Bunny. I wish you some amazing time to yourself and your family. I can imagine that DT life is very demanding. What a fabulous make with the pearls on the netting and all the wonderful seaside details. Thanks for sharing this with us. Hugs-- Mary Elizabeth

Gitte said...

Beautiful.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful and relaxing scene, Gabi!

Liz's creative corner said...

Another beautiful work of art hun, It looks fab against that wall, think i may need something for my laundry room now, lol
hugs Liz xx

Анна Соловьянова said...

Восхитительная работа! Столько настроения, столько моря! Очень красиво ;)

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful,great theme,lovely layout.Thank you for passing by my blog your comment is very much appreciated.Looking forward to your future posts . Enjoy your time creating.

Rachel Jolley said...

I just wanted to wish you well in all you do, such a beautiful talent.

Kathy Gnj said...

Beautiful project Gabi. Sorry to see you leave Bo Bunny design team, but love that you've designed your own line of stencils and stamps. Wishing you continued success.

Julie said...

Lovely project. Sorry to hear you are leaving Bo Bunny but look forward to seeing lots of gorgeous artwork with your new goodies.

Kathy Bradley said...

5 years is a long time for anyone to be able to remain on a design team - and I'm so sure that Bo Bunny will miss your talent and creations. I'm glad that you are looking forward to some "you" time - that is so important. I can't wait to get my hands on the new stencils I pre-ordered! And, I love your wonderful stamps as well.

This project is so very, very gorgeous! I love the wonderful and warm beachy theme.

Thanks for sharing.

Janene said...

love the details and how real you make it all look - the nuts and bolts/chain... just love! thanks for sharing!

mommyx2 said...

Gabi I am so sorry you will be leaving but I am sure spending more time with your family is worth the "so long"! Your work has always inspired me to buy so many Bo Bunny products! I am happy you will still be blogging. Congratulations on the stencils, they are awesome.

mamablitger said...

As usual your project is AMAZING. You always create fabulous art. And I feel confident that even though you leave Bo Bunny DT we will still have the pleasure of enjoying your work. I hope you from time to time will share new projects here on your blog. I love and adore your art !!! You are so talented and creative.
Thank you for sharing..
Hugs from Monica.... Spain

maria said...

como siempre un trabajo maravilloso.... aunque con calma, espero que tus trabajos no decaigan y puedas seguir deleitandonos con ellos.....

Martie Rollin said...

As a subscriber to your site, I have been a fan of your creative talents for quite a while. DT membership means meeting one deadline after another...very tiring, indeed. 5 years is a long time to be running on a creative treadmill! Looking forward to seeing future projects.

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