A Little Romance

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

24 April, 2013 - , , ,


It’s Gabrielle here with you today!  Spring is in the air so I thought I’d have a little fun doing a romantic layout this time!  It’s funny how I sometimes go through stages in my scrapping.  A while back I was all about circles.  There was a time when almost every layout in my gallery had circle designs in them.  In the past few months I’ve found myself haveing fun with hearts!  And what’s more romantic than a heart design right?

I love this beach wedding photo, sometimes just capturing an indirect shot like the feet of a bride and groom can be so much more intriguing than a straight on photo.  I love the soft blues and fawn colors in this photo so I decided to play up these colors in the layout.  I used papers from 3 different collections: Vintage Spring Basics (the blue stripe),  Ska vie ta en Fika? (the Coffee color dot) and Walking In the Forest (the leafy paper).

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I added lots of intricately cut chipboard from Dusty Attic and finished it with some white paint and brown chalk ink and then gave them a coat of crackle medium.

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I created a little birds nest trinket that I made out of 3 turquoise beads and some 26 gauge wire.  I shared a link for the tutorial at my blog Such a Pretty Mess if anyone wants to learn how to make it.

Supplies: Patterned Paper – Vintage Spring Basics (7th of March, 6th of May-butterflies), Ska vie ta en Fika (Sockerkaka), Walking in the Forest (Birdsong-bs).  Chipboard – Dusty Attic Designs (Sweet Pea Frame Set, Wrought Iron Fence, Small Scroll#2, Grass Clusters #2, Mini Script ABC set). Blooms – Recollections, Prima, Dusty Attic (leaves).  Extras: Paper lace doilee – Bo Bunny.  Trinket – Prima.  Lace and pearl trim – no name off the roll.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo


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  • Cathy Lane says:

    Wow Gabby, when this post started loading and before I saw who posted I got just a glimpse of the top inch of the page and I already knew it was yours!! This is just drop-dead gorgeous!! You NEVER disappoint!! LOVE IT!!!

  • Rea says:

    Beautiful layout and I love the little nest.

  • In perfect Gabrielle style…this is absolutely exquisite!!! LOVE the photo…and you scrapped it so very beautifully!!!! LOVE!

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    awesome and soft palette, great design, and I love all the lace and strips

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    You have really outdone yourself on this one. I just love it. The photo is fantastic and so is your design.

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    Soo Beautiful Gabi!! It’s so romantic page..love it!!! xo

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Oh, my Gabi…this is simply stunning! First off, the photo is amazing and the perfect starting point for all of your other accents. The heart is incredible (how do you get your ribbon to behave like that?) and I love the stitching that you accented it with! You are a master of floral arranging and chipboard placement…you’ve inspired me to get some of those and play! Can’t wait! (:

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