Saturday, 11 January 2014

ENJOY - Gabrielle Poloacco

Hi it's Gabrielle here with you today to share my first project of the year with you using some of the gorgeous new chippies from Dusty Attic!  I've always been a fan of the natural elements that Dusty Attic has designed (grasses, wild flowers, branches etc.) and I was so delighted to see the new Reeds #2 (here in Canada we call them Bullrushes). I love the way they kind of 'hug' the photo.
For my Reeds chippies I painted them with a coat of Gesso first (I find this helps the paint and ink colors show up better).  I then gave the rushes a light coat of Dusty In Color paint (Pesto) and used a brown ink pad to tint the top of the stalks the dark brown.  I had a brown ink pen that I used to add a few brownish details to the grasses.  Here are a couple more detail shots of the page....
I used Tim Holtz tissue tape and some Prima, Bo Bunny and Tim Holtz stamps to add a little design in the right side of my page to counter balance the central design.  And then smudged on some Donna Salazar Distress Inks over the design.

This is a close-up of the beach elements I used on this page. 
Dusty Attic Supplies used in this project:
~  Reeds #2
~ Dusty In Color "Pesto"
~ Dusty Attic Mini Roses 'Caramel'
I hope you enjoyed my project today, I look forward to sharing many more fun idea's using Dusty Attic's gorgeous chippies over the course of the year! xo


  1. Beautiful bulrushes and a fabulous layout built around them... I love all the nature chippies too - so this is right up my street - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  2. This is beautiful.. the bull rushes do look like they are hugging the photo!! love all the beachy treasures in the net.. love this layout!

  3. This is stunning! I love how you've used that reeds chippy. Love it!