Friday, November 2, 2012

A Bo Bunny Layout Challenge!!..and Some NEW Dusty Attic!!

So here was the challenge that Bo Bunny gave to a few of the design team members....
Here is the challenge: Separate Cluster Techniques
Separate clusters on your page. You will need to use at least 2 photos.
Create at least 2 clusters with at least 1 photo in each cluster.
I just recently got the NEW mid-season release collections from Bo Bunny and have been itching to start using them!  I just love the colors in Powder Mountain (Greys, blues and browns) and the designs are so pretty too!  The above background paper was the one I was immediately drawn to....the one where the excercise is done and the ski's are up against the cabin and I'm all warm and toasty inside having a cup of cocoa! LOL!....yep, as I get older the indoor stuff appeals more :)    ...Even though the photo's I used are not typically 'snow/winter' pic's, I thought they were still a good fit with the paper.  The photo is one I took of Meagan when we went for the weekend to Niagara Falls a few weeks back.  It got a little chilly and as usual 'mommy' has to give up her warm shall because one of the kids are cold :) ....Meagan of course has to ham it up, wear it on her head and dance around in it until some tourists stopped to take pic's of her! 
I wanted to create a different and unique element for the page so I made this little pocket to slip one of the photo's into.  I just cut this extended 'V' shape into the paper with an exacto knife, and then stitched along the edge with the sewing machine.  I then glued on some fabric piping behind the edge to give it a nice finished sewed on look.  Popped in some eyelets and added twine. 
I used the Dusty Attic Wrought Iron Design Set chipboard piece behind the photo because I thought it looked kind of like a snowflake.  I then clustered some of the NEW Bo Bunny Blossoms and some BB layered chipboard (birdhouse) around the photo.  I later tucked in a bit of burlap behind the whole thing to give the page a more rustic appeal. 
TIP:  Don't glue down your elements until you have the full design in front of you and you are satisfied with the look of it.  This allows you to add or take away as you go.
ANOTHER TIP:  When creating seperate clusters on a page, a great way to differenciate the area and draw the eye into the grouping is to do a little dry-brush painting behind the photo as I did above....the same thing can be achieved with stamps as well. 
Here I added some more Bo Bunny Blossoms and some rustic elements along with the title (Bo Bunny alpha stickers and Dusty Attic chipboard alphas) along with some coordinating Powder Mountain brads and rub-ons.  Here is a more detailed list of the supplies on my page:
Patterned Paper: Powder Mountain (Lodge), Snow Day (Snow Day)
6x6 Paper Pad: Powder Mountain
Brads: Powder Mountain
Cardstock Sticker: Snow Day
Layered Chipboard: Powder Mountain
Flowers: Denim Blue Bouquet Blossoms, Demin Blue Zinnia, Denim Blue Pansy
Rubons: Powder Mountain
Chipboard: Dusty Attic ( Wrought Iron Design Set, alphabets, and fabric leaves)
Other: Burlap, eyelets, cheesecloth, twine, paint (Heidi Swapp ~ Sea)
Oh! Speaking of new releases!!  Another of my design teams just put out a ton of new goodies!!!  Dusty Attic put out their October 2012 Release!  Over 80 new designs!! Here are just a few of my favourites!...

There are also loads of new mini's and cool decorative textures like Honeycomb, Marrakesh Trellis, and Cyclone Wire.  Want to see the whole lot of new goodies?  You can find them HERE!  I also have a bunch of retailers listed at the left of my blog that sell Dusty Attic may want to email them to let them know what designs would appeal to you!
Do you want to play along and try out the Bo Bunny Layout challenge?  check out today's post over at the Bo Bunny Blog and join in on the fun! xo 


Amy Voorthuis said...

Wow Gabrielle, this is such a pretty lo....I really adore the pocket like picture holder at the lower part of your lo. It's so nice with eyelets and thread lovely work! Also like the NEW dusty attic goodies you are so lucky to recieve so many pretty goodies from them .....always love how you work with them!.....The Bo Bunny papers are awesome too...hope you have a wonderful week p.s. your daughter looks very cute with your shall ....hugs Amy :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow Gabi!! What an amazing LO with this new Bo Bunny collection. Love, love the creative lacing!! Your stitching, and embellies are so artfully placed and the new DA is amazing. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely stunning layout Gabrielle (as always!). The colours are just fabulous and I just love that pocket! What a fantastic idea. I think these papers will be on my wish list. The burlap works a treat and your background painting is gorgeous too. Just fabulous!

Have a lovely weekend.

cvanholstein said...

So pretty!!
kind regards, Corina

Lynn said...

Your layout is just gorgeous. I love every little detail. Great tip on dry brushing behind the photo. I'm definitely going to use that! Have an awesome day!

Romy said...

Gosh, another stunner! With Bo Bunny and Dusty Attic it's hard to go wrong, but you really knock it out off the park:)

Patty O'Malley said...

Another gorgeous layout! Love the separate cluster, the pocket and the Dusty Attic chipboard. I love how the swirls and dry brushing bring it all together.

Sandra said...

Gabrielle a beautiful layout and the laced pocket is so effective, it all looks great.

Keren Tamir said...

This is gorgeous Gabi!! Hope u had fun in Niagara Falls

Cindy Gay said...

Such a pretty design with the browns and blues. Always lovely pages.

Beverley said...

"Different and unique" you certainly achieved ... it's just wonderful Gabi! Love your colour- scheme, and the pocket is fabulous (thanks for giving us the "how to's"). Will certainly be looking out for some of the new Dusty Attic products.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love this one, Gabi .. the papers are perfect for your photo, I think. Love the lacing along with the cute pocket! Sounds like fun trip!

Life in Colors said...

Oh wow !!! I really needed to leave a comment on this page !! I'm in aawww and owwww, so pretty ! Love the pieces of burlap , awesome page !!!

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous colours and layout, loved the stitched pocket x

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

This is gorgeous Gabi! You rocked this collection and the new DA chippies are amazing!!!

scrappymo! said...

You captured a rustic feel with this layout. Looks great. Love that eyelet laced pocket.

Anna_Merry_Journal said...

Какая замечательная работа!

Lili Sulastri said...

An extremely pretty layout for a beautiful young woman. Love the colours and I do admire that pocket.


ChLvr said...

Love this beautiful layout! The rustic feel with the beautiful flowers, ribbon, etc is amazing! I especially love your lace piece down the side with the zipper and ribbon thingy. You are such an inspiration and I love lookin at your work! Thanks for sharing!!!


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