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Monday, October 31, 2011


This is a layout that I did for a BOBUNNY Challenge. The sketch, (below) was created by their designer, Gabrielle Pollacco, and can be seen at the  BOBUNNY Blog:  http://bobunny.blogspot.com/  To honor Gabi, I created the layout using the lovely "Gabrielle Collection", which is named for her. My layout titled, "Dream" features a photo of my daughter, Elizabeth, that I took a few months ago. She is a recent college graduate and is a young woman who lives life to the fullest. 
For the circular frame, I tore and curled the paper to bring dimension to the layout. 
Using only BOBUNNY paper, trim and stamps, I made flowers with the lovely "Gabrielle Wraps". The center of the small  paper flowers consists of the little turquoise string of beads from this package of lace, beads and tulle trims. After curling each petal, I used Color Box's Fluid Chalk Petal Point in tangerine to bring out more of the lovely colors in the paper. Behind the photo, can be seen the "Gabrielle" Clear Stamps that I inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in "Vintage Photo" and embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder (clear). The die cut used for the flowers is by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (Alterations Collection) called "Tattered Florals".  For a bit of texture, I ran the flower pieces through my Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug embossing folder "Love Language Combo" and then sanded over the texture.  Last, I applied "Diamond Dust" by Twinklets, for a bit of sparkle. Also used is  a Trinket from the lovely "Gabrielle"  collection by BOBUNNY
For the large flower I also used the "Gabrielle Wraps". I chose the lovely tulle trim and gathered , then sewed the two ends together. Then, I glued it to a one inch circular piece of chipboard. Taking another piece of the tulle, I cut it a tiny bit shorter and gathered it just as I did the first piece and glued it in the center. Next, I added the large rhinestone from the "Gabrielle Wraps" that I first colored with Alcohol Ink by Tim Holtz/Adirondack in Terra Cotta . Last, I used a small bit of the pearl strand from the "Gabrielle Wraps" around the rhinestone.

Thanks, everyone for taking a peek at my latest creation....I appreciate your comments! 


  1. Patty, what a gorgeous Tribute to Gabi and her style!! Your LO is absolutely stunning!! I love the design, the colors your "flowers"!!!! Just beautiful all around!!

  2. Such a beautiful layout! Love how you used those papers too!

  3. What a lovely page! Great take on the sketch. I like how you added dimension to your circle & the handmade florals...beautiful work!

  4. Hi Patti, this page is so wonderfully pretty. I love the sense of serenity that these soft, feminine autumnal hues give off.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my Halloween card, I sincerely appreciate it.

    Big hugs & joyful Wednesday wishes,

  5. Patty! I really love this layout. It is so sweet and the colors are perfect! I love the fact you used Gabriella's Collection. She would be so proud! The flowers, stamps, and papers that you used are so perfect! Thank you for sharing this lovely layout! xoxo Ginger

  6. This is beautiful Patti - but of course all your work is simply gorgeous!

  7. Ooops! I thought I left a comment here on this wonderful page...maybe it was at SBC?! Miss L is beautiful and I love the coiled pearl strings and layered butterflies. What a soft color palette, so feminine. Aha! Now I have some of these pretty papers! xoxo