Gabrielle Pollacco is back with another beautiful layout that is perfect for any beach memory you might want to showcase. As always Gabrielle’s sense of style and composition are always on point. She mixes up a variety of textures, colors and mediums to create one stunning page! See for yourself…
The kit comes complete with so many fun pieces to work with. Most notable is the custom chipboard sheet our friends at EmbelliScrap created for us. The white pressboard type material doesn’t need much to make a statement as it’s a white board which shows the burnishing from the laser a bit (Gabi did add a hint of chalk ink to the edges but pretty close to bare).
We even get to see an oh so rare moment where Gabi changes her mind… Not sure I phrased that right. Long story short – Gabi uses a Sandy Texture paste on the stencil (Mini Nautical Chains). Once dried she realized it didn’t give her the effect she wanted as it didn’t pop with white. She then dry brushes some white gesso on top to make it pop and give the look she wanted. Why do I mention all of this? We’re not including the Sandy Texture paste as you can skip all that and use a white texture paste from the start. If you don’t have one, Gabi provides a wonderful homemade recipe you can whip up on your own. You can find the recipe here.
And as so often I do, I made a bonus sample page to go along with this kit. Boy did I have fun. Some times they flow and other times I get stumped. With this one… I was once again inspired by greatness (Gabi’s greatness that is) and stepped up my game (or so I think anyway)….
I love how it turned out. I will mention – that enjoy the Sunshine piece with photoed bag and hat is a sheet of paper and comes in the kit.
And the Dusty Attic Mini Captions #3 set is so stinking cute!!!! You get three great phrases on the one sheet so you can mix and match. Comes with the phrase Gabi used, “Our Everyday Life”, the one I used, “Life is Beautiful” and “memories documented”. All great sayings. In fact there’s a few sets sized just like this now available. You can check them out here.
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.
Products yet to be posted… We received the brand new complete Enjoying Outdoors collection from Maja Designs this week and need to get it posted to the store. 2Crafty also just arrived. Still in the box but we will get to it soon. So as always – lots coming.
Have a great weekend!