Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Scrapping Softly {Monochromatic Page}

So I took this sweet li'l photo of my youungest daughter Meagan and her cousin a few years back, I just love the sweet soft look of the picture.  I thought I would make a monochromatic style layout to compliment the photo.  I used a variety of Maja Design papers (listed below) along with some new Dusty Attic chipboard (Lavender) and gorgeous lace trims, bloom and vintage button from Tresors de Luxe.  And I thought it might be nice to do another video step by step to share how this page was put together.  I usually do my videos at a fairly quick speed but this time I thought I'd slow it down a little to hopefully make it a little more comfortable to absorb.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee/or tea and Enjoy!

 Here again are a few close-ups of the page....

Patterned Paper: Maja Design - Vintage Spring Basics (7th of April, 6th of May), Vintage Summer Basics (1904, 1932), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Sofiero (The Elegant Wine House). Note: you can find Maja Design papers online at The Scrapbook Diaries.
Flowers and Lace:  All lace trim, large fabric flower and vintage button are from Tresors de Luxe Estsy shop
Ink: Versa Mark 'Spring Pastel Collection' Chalk Ink
Stamps: Bo Bunny (Distress Textures Stamps, Midnight Frost Stamps (script), Prairie Chic stamps), Title stamp:  My Little Yellow Bicycle
Trinkets: Key-K and Company, Envelope-Prima Marketing
Stencil/Mask: Crafters Workshop (I got mine from The Art House Studios online store
Chipboard: Dusty Attic (Lavender)
Washi Tape: Tim Holtz
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Green Adhesive Gems:  Recollections
You can find my home-made texture paste recipe at my blog
I hope you all enjoyed my project and video tutorial, if you have any questions, don't be shy to ask!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo


Patty O'Malley said...

Breathtaking! This is my new favorite of your's! Going back to watch the video.

Dee in N.H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Loved the video too!

Candida said...

Gabrielle... you have no idea how happy you made me today with this video. Thank you so much for sharing your process and ideas, you are such a talented and inspiring artist. And what I also love about you is that you don't waste anything (loved seeing you cut our the frame!). Blessings from far, far away. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Gabi,
Thank you so so so... much! for sharing this video~
Always very helpful. (and entertaining! LOL)
This is such a beautiful! and gentle l/o; the mono. colors are

Crafted by Suzy said...

Beautiful....please make a video tutorial on how you stitch your papers on your machine, I would love to see that video.

Romy said...

Your lay-out is softness and elegance all over! I truly adore it!

Lynn said...

Another beautiful piece of art my friend! I loved watching you create on your video! You have the "touch".

Lizzyc said...

I did grab a cuppa and have my lunch watching your video.. This layout is stunning, soft and pretty, love the delicate greens and lace and subtle back ground textures.. beautiful... loved the video too!

Wanda said...

I have learned so much from you over the past few years. Thanks for all the instructions and the inspiration. Your work is just so very beautiful.

Marsha said...

Gabrielle, I always enjoy watching your videos and seeing how you create your layouts, but I must say that slowing down the video helps to make it easier to focus on your techniques. Just makes it easier to enjoy the creation even more. :-) I love the colors in this layout.

Marsha said...

Gabrielle, I love the colors of this layout. Also, thank you for slowing down the video. It makes it so much easier to focus on the techniques that you are using. Makes it easier to enjoy your creations even more. :-)

Narya said...

Aaaa...great,great,great. All your works are sooo... amazing. Tutorials and DIY are very helpful too. I try to leran from you some technic :-)
Greatings from Poland. Beti.

Narya said...

Aaaaa.great, great, great :-) All your works are soooo...amazing. Tutorials and DIY are very helpful too. I try to learn some technics from you :-) Greetings from Polnad. Beti.

Janene said...

Always love you work. You are quite creative at maximizing products. TY

Janene said...

Always love you work. You are quite creative at maximizing products. TY

Liz's creative corner said...

OMG you are soooo talented!! I love your work I could sit for hours watching your videos, xx

Roulien Stahnke said...

I simply love your style!! Thanks so much for sharing your genius with us!! Hugs,

Kottens corner said...

Finally by a computer! My Iphone and Ipad will not let me comment on blogs for some reason. I just love this layout. The colours are fantastic. Thank you so much for the link so I can get the lace trim. Can't have enough of those. ;)


mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your videos. I love them. I too would very much appreciate a video from you on how you do your stitching!! ( still have not found that daisy lace trim - that you use on some of your pages that you told me you got from a fabric store - anywhere but I keep looking! If you have the brand name or any info from the roll I would appreciate it). I love your work!!

Teresa said...

Absolutely fantastic, I just watched your video, it's amazing all the beautiful elements you use, you really inspire me, just wish I could make mine look like that.
Happy New Year.
Teresa x

Dodie said...

Thank your so much for sharing your talent and creative process. I am in awe at your beautiful work!

I have a few questions:
1. This video was 30 minutes; how long did the project take from start to finish?
2. Are you related to Patricia Pollacco, a very very very talented children's book author/illustrator (and my favorite)?
3. How was this piece displayed? On a canvas? In a frame? In a scrapbook?

Thanks again!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Dodie, Thanks so much for your kind comments. To answer your questions....
1. This video is sped up but not by a lot...I only have about an hour and 20 minutes battery time on my video camera (I do it with my phone) basically the actual time in making my video layout is about an hour and a half.
2. Funny enough, my sister in law's name is Patricia Pollacco, but she is not the famous book author (She actually spells her name with one less 'c' Pollaco :) her books, I used to read them to my kiddies.
3. This particular piece is a scrapbook page, it can be displayed in an album or in a frame :)


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