Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wishing for Spring {Dusty Attic, Shimmerz Paints and Maja Design}


So I really can't complain too much about the weather, it's been a fairly mild winter here in Canada (Ontario, at least) so far....but the past few days have been so cold and snowy.  It doesn't take long for me to long for Spring!  So today I thought I would scrap something that makes me happy....beautiful flowers.

  Enjoying-Outdoors-KL

I used a number of papers from the beautiful 'Enjoying Outdoors' collection (Beautiful Trees-bs, Woodlands, Flourishing-bs)....also a bit of Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) - Clocks, and Walking In the Forest (Die Cut Sheet- butterfly).

  Always closeup2I found these cute flowers that I thought were a good match for the blossoms in the photo....they are Prima Marketing flowers, but I couldn't find a name on the packaging (I think they might be from the FairyBelle collection?).


I did a little painting with some Shimmerz Paints on the background. I used 'Naughty or Nice' Inklingz behind the photo area and then used a combination of 'Sage It Isn't So' Creameez and 'Greener Pastures' Inklings, splashing out from the side underneath the floral embellishments.  I gave the Dusty attic chipboard scrolls a coating of  'Artie Choked' Textures.

  Always closeup4

You can see in this photo, the pretty textures the green texture paste gives to the Dusty Attic chipboard Scrolls (also a new set of scrolls recently released by Dusty Attic!).  I also tucked a few clocks that I cut out from the Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper around the photo area along with some Dusty Attic green blossoms (called Grassy Knoll).  And as a finishing touch I added a butterfly that I cut out of the Die Cut sheet from the Walking In the Forest collection as an embellishment on the photo.


I'm super excited about the new stencils Dusty Attic has been coming out with lately.....just a couple of weeks ago I got a few of them in the mail....I used the Cross Hatch stencil behind the photo area with  some home made texture paste to add a little interest there.

  Always closeup5

I added a bit of texture using a new Dusty Attic stencil called 'Cross Hatch' with some home-made texture paste. I also added a new chipboard title from Dusty Attic, using the Shimmerz 'Greener Pastures' paint to color the scripted words in the title.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and that it brought you a little hint of Spring on this cold winter day! It's fun to be scrapping again after a little break over the holidays....I've got another page coming up in a few days!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo


20 comments:

Petras Bastelsch├Ątze said...

Gabrielle, gorgeous layout and beautiful colour arrangement. The flowers are looking so great, I like all very much.
Best regards Petra

NewTarget said...

Beautiful...

Mona_63 said...

Śliczna!!

Deb Kane said...

First let me say I have been following your work for about a year now, sorry I didn't find you earlier. I am very interested in purchasing Maja Design papers and Dusty Attic products, I would rather ask this privately, but I cannot find an email for you anywhere. I too live in Ontario and I am hoping you could point me, and possibly others, in the right direction to purchase above items. TIA

Donna Heber said...

Gabrielle, your card is stunning! I'm thinking spring right now ... LOL! I love the texture and those Prima flowers.

Unknown said...

I check out your blog every day in anticipation of your next beautiful LO! I don't leave a comment every time but, just wanted to say WOW! I love everything you create! You have a beautiful style - TFS, Bonnie :-)

Romy said...

Your lay out is just perfect for that photo! I really love the romantic and elegant look and the pretty flowers that you added.

Kathy Bradley said...

As always, Gabrielle, I love your work and this page is so very gorgeous. Beautiful design, colors and chippies. Thanks for sharing.

Bev Hayne said...

Welcome back dear Gabi, ... Happy New Year to you! A lovely layout to begin your scrapping year, gorgeous colors, and love that Dusty stencil.

Janene said...

Great layout as always1 I LOVE that Dusty Attic stencil. So versatile. Thanks for sharing!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gorgeous dear Gabi!!!
Love the 'flow' of the flowers and the textures & inks you've added. This is so cool and a bit different~
I really like the 'cross hatch' Gabi; very contemporary! : )
Love your inspiring work; as always friend~
Karen O

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty layout, Gabi!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. Well I am having hot weather here at the moment.. very summery, so your soft and spring like layout is very welcome! Love the stencilling, and pretty flowers and the flow of the color on the back ground.. a really pretty layout.. i love it! Have a great day!

Shylaa Shree said...

Gorgeousness always
Adhiraacreations

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Alena Hudacova said...

Dear Gabrielle, that LO touched my heart ... A true reference in the title, elegant treatment ... You have my admiration ... I wish you a lots of beautiful projects as that :) Alena

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Deb, first off, thanks so much for the kind comment! Sorry, I wrote this one in a rush last night and forgot to provide links. The Scrapbook Diaries carries a good supply of both Dusty Attic Chipboard and Maja Design papers (gotta love one stop shopping!) Just email Janene for a shipping quote (she only charges real/actual shipping cost. Here is her link https://www.thescrapbookdiaries.com/shop/
Hope this helps! xo

Cindy Gay said...

Oh that's pretty. Perfect job with the color arrangement too!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, yes those flowers are a nice match for the image and I too am looking forward to spring even though it has been mild here too!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally stunning Gabi. I love the colors, DA chippies, and florals. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.
Huggies
Rachelle

Deb Kane said...

Thanks for the link Gabi, I will surely check it out.

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