Hi everyone! It’s me, Gabrielle here with you today! It’s been so cold here in Canada these past few weeks. We were hoping for a warmer Spring but so far it’s been really chilly! We took our kiddiesand their friends to the Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday and had a blast but wow! it was hard to get the chill out after we got back! So I hunkered down and worked on creating a nice summer layout that I’ve been wanting to scrap for a while!
I got this cute photo of my l’il great-niece Kiera a little while back and was meaning to scrap it for some time now. I love using blues and taupes when doing beach/sea-side photos, so I combined a couple of collections to make up this page. I used some of the NEW Vintage Spring Basics collection and some of the Vintage Summer Basics. Here are a few close-ups of my page so you can see some of the detailing closer-up….
I wanted to use your classic sea-side embellishments to dress up the page so I used a whole bunch of Dusty Attic chippies to do this, everything from a Fish Net Panel, Birds on Branches, Grasses and Shells. I usually being by painting them all white and then adding touches of chalk ink to color. I used a paper from the Vintage Summer Basics collection to add the weather board design, cutting out individual slabs of the wood design (VSB ~ 1905).
I added some kitchen cheese-cloth and some burlap for a little extra texture and the blooms were some cool flowers I got from a bargain bin at Michaels!
Finally, I added a scattering of sea-glass, some shells and some adhesive pearls and gems to complete the effect of a little treasure hunt along a shore-line. I have to admit, creating this page brought some summer warmth to my day! Here is a full list of the products I used to make up this page.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Vintage Summer Basics (1934-bs, 1905), Vintage Spring Basics (7th of April ~ Front and backside), Chipboard: Dusty Attic (Grass Clusters #1, Grass Clusters #2, Ornate Corner, Shells, Mini Bird Houses, Fishnet Panel, Birds a Field, Corrugated Card), Blooms: Dusty Attic (Mini-roses), Petaloo, Michaels (no name/blue/white blooms), Stamps: Bo Bunny Script Stamp, Rub-on: Daisy D’s, Other: Burlap, Cheese-cloth, loose buttons, Shells, Sea Glass, Bo Bunny Jewels, Dusty Attic Paints and Mixed Media Crackle Varnish.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo
Wow , thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful papers. I love them.
Thanks to DT also for great inspiration, they`ve made some really gorgeous LO`s,
love their work too. :))
This is just sooo beautiful Gabrielle!! What an absolute pleasure it always is to look at your work..you really are one in a million 🙂
Soo Beautiful Gabrielle!!! love all textures here and the shells’ touch..love it! Please send me a little of cold over there, here is super super hot..I’m melting ..lol! Take care!!xoxo
Gorgeous!! Love all of your details! Such eye candy, I’m going back to take it all in again!
Absolutely beautiful. Love all the beach details.
the colors are gorgeous there, Gabi. I loe how you incorporated all the embellies.
Oh, Gabrielle!!! this is exquisite!!! your amazing details just leave me in AWE!!! Such amazingly GORGEOUS work!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
Sooooo beautiful! Love all the beach motifs and the colors are so lovely! Such a treat looking at your creations, Gabi! Love them all to bits!
Amazing,Beautiful,love every inch of what you did!!!!