Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thankful for You!

Hi everyone, it's me Gabrielle Pollacco with you here today as guest designer for the month of September!  I was so happy to be asked to be a guest of Cheery Lynn's Designs, I've been admiring their beautiful die cut designs for some time now so I was thrilled to find out I could use them with my Revolution die cutting machine!

For my first project this month I thought I would do a layout using a variety of the dies. They have such amazing 'build your own' flower dies which allow you to make one large, full, frilly bloom or if you break them up like I did, you can make a few blooms in different sizes. 

I basically went with a large, medium and small floral design using the Shasta Daisy B-310 die cut.  I used 1 large + 2 medium to make a large bloom, 2 medium + 1 Small to make the medium bloom and 3 small cuts to make the small bloom.  I used some green chalk ink to tint the centers of the blooms to give them a slight color depth and finished it by adding a soft yellow gem to the center. I also used one of the Lace Corner Deco B - B162 pieces to give a lacey accent around my flower cluster. and a piece of the gorgeous Fanciful Flourish B-117 to finish the cluster.

For my other floral cluster I used a design technique that is a favourite of mine to use and that is to softly ink the area around the cluster and add a mask with some texture paste.  Here I used a script mask.  This helps draw focus into the main embellishments on the page and draw the eye into the photo. 

Another die that I'm crazy about is the Ivy Corner Flourish B315.  This die cut is awesome for frame and underscoring.  Here I used it to frame the floral patterned paper that I layered onto the page and also used it to underscore the title.

Another beautiful die that I just knew I had to have was the Window A FRM-141, it just adds such a light, airy, summery design to a page!  I added a lace 'curtain' to the design by adding the Anastasia Border B-136 along the top edge of the window panes.  I also used the lace edge along the bottom of the photo and peeking out from the pulled back paper edge at the top of the page.

I also used another one of the Lace Corner Deco B-162 die cuts to create a corner/border design to go all around the edges of the layout.  I simply adhered the corners onto the background paper and then used a white Signo Unibal gel pen to draw a doodled line to link them up.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I hope you all enjoyed my project for today!  And I look forward to sharing more fun projects with you in the upcoming weeks! 


12 comments:

loftylass said...

Hi Gabrielle - I love your scrapbook page - I love all the beautiful additions - I am intending to create with my photos (this winter!!?) but really don't know where to start so hopefully trying something like this will get me 'hooked'. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Enjoy your time as guest designer.
tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

beadz said...

Gabrielle - this is beautiful! We are so excited to have you joining us this month!
hugs,
Gini

Lizzyc said...

I am a HUGE fan of Gabrielle's and I love this layout and all the dies she has used look amazing, I especially love the daisy's, they look amazing with the hint of color in the centre.. a totally beautiful layout!!

Holly said...

What a beautiful page! Love the flowers with the sparkly gems in the centers!

Amarilys said...

gorgeous layout Gabbi! Love how you used the dies on your layout and your flowers are amazing as always!

Lori said...

Gabbi you are always such an inspiration. I'm so excited to have you as a guest designer this month. Beautiful layout as always and can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve....stunning!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work Gabrielle! Fabulous page!!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gabrielle, this page is just stunning. Thank you for the great description of how you created each of your page embellishments. I look forward to the rest of your creations this month.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Hi Gabi, so glad to see you as a GDT for Cheery Lynn Designs!! I love your work but you already know that this layout is a beauty which papers are these??? Hugs Amy

Bj said...

Thank you for being our guest designer this month, Gabrielle. Your layout is stunning!....an absolute feast for the eyes!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much ladies! ...Amy, the patterned papers are from the K & Company Spring Blossoms paper pad (I think both papers are the backsides of the main papers) :)

Amy Voorthuis said...

Thank you Gabrielle.....xxx