Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Sweet - Gabrielle Pollacco - Video Tutorial and a bonus project

So I recently got my design team package from Dusty Attic and was so thrilled to see these gorgeous pearl strand chippies (Elegant Pearls)....and started dreaming up fun ways to use them! At the same time a dear friend sent me some really pretty Prima blossoms, a cluster of which were a pretty pinkish poppy design to them (From Fairy Belle collection) I thought I would also incorporate the New Poppies chippies from Dusty Attic as well into the page design.

Dusty Attic Products:
~ Elegant Pearls
~ Poppies
~ Vine Frame #1
~ Word Pack #14

Once I decided on the chipboard pieces I would use, I thought about what color combination I would like to put together for my page.  I decided I wanted some soft pinks with peaches and a hint of soft green. So I chose the following Shimmerz Paints products for my page design.....

As I often like to do when making up a mixed media page, I thought I'd do a video tutorial so show step by step how this page was made. Time to grab yourself a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial today.  Here are a few close-ups of the page design that you can view at your leisure....

I used a piece of corrugated cardboard between my paper layers to leave a little room to tuck my embellishments.

I used a Faber Castell black Pitt pen to draw out the Poppy petal designs on all my chipboard pieces before I began to add my color wash using a paint brush and Shimmerz paints.

I just love these cute blooms from Prima's Fairy Belle collection, I thought they added just the nice feminine touch combined with the Dusty Attic Elegant Pearls.

Here's a close-up of the other cluster of poppies....and you can see close-up some of the paint wash and stamping I did to create my background design.

I just love all the NEW Word Packs Dusty Attic has come out with!  They are just the perfect size and have such a pretty delicacy.  For me, size is key, because I tend to have a habit of making up my whole page design and then later trying to figure out how I'm going to add in my title! :)

Before I leave you today, I'd share another project I made using the Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis frame and another of those awesome word packs! I used Bo Bunny's new Juliet collection for this wall art.

Also before I finish here today, I wanted to remind everyone about the awesome monthly challenge we run here at Dusty Attic!  Use Dusty Attic chipboard and the inspiration board for the month (see below) on your next sure to link you project here at the Dusty Attic blog (see right side column) and you will have a chance at winning the SUPER generous prize of a $100.00 gift certificate to purchase your favorite Dusty Attic chipboard at the DA website!

I hope you enjoyed todays project and hope that my video tutorial will provide you with some inspiration in creating your own mixed media scrapbook page!

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  1. Love the colors in your "Sweet"design....another fabulous project!

  2. Love the colors in your "sweet" layout...another one of your fabulous mixed media projects!

  3. Oh such beautiful creations.. loved the video too...

  4. Awesome to watch your creative process! Gorgeous LO love all the details!!! Wow!!!

    ~Vanessa W

  5. Beautiful, love every detail of it!