My Latest Reveal: Gabrielle

Good morning blogging peeps!  Wow!  I guess I've been MIA for a while.  I really need to get on top of this blog more.  Anyway, thank you for pardoning my absence.

Now to the business at hand!  It's time for my next reveal at ACOT!  Bo Bunny's "Gabrielle" is such a beautiful line when you look at it in real life.  The color palette is truly what sets this line apart from others.  The beautiful mix of coral, chocolate brown, cream, white, and teal make these papers exquisite as well as challenging.  When I submitted my product preferences for this reveal, I really wanted to push my personal envelope and step outside of my comfort zone.  And this line definitely fit the bill.  I was able to produce 5 pieces, yes *5* pieces, for this reveal.  I tried to use a wide range from this line to include the puzzle piece mini album!

This first piece is done using the puzzle piece mini album.  I put the pieces together to create a 12x12 framed piece.  I painted a piece of regular chipboard brown and glued the pieces to it using mod podge.  I used some trim from my stash around the edges then covered the overlapping corners with some Recollections roses and rosettes. 

I used a "hanging" plaque by Kaiser Craft to frame the title.  It is stained with Glimmer Glam. 
These wonderful mother of pearl buttons are antiques.  My mom found them in a thrift store when we were younger.  It's always nice to used stuff like that!

I used some awesome wood embellishments by Kaiser Crafts to accent this piece.  I slapped some Glimmer Glam onto the wood to give it a stained look.  The beaded sprays are gorgeous little pieces by Prima and I just love how soft and whimsical they look.  The blooms are also Prima and I accented their beautiful and rich color with some gold Stickles. 

For these next several pieces, I just created regular 12x12 pages.  I used several layering techniques, some hardware I've had in my stash FOREVER, and some Walnut Ink misting.

My final project I did for ACOT is a simple card.  I wanted to use that marvelously huge butterfly chipboard shape.  The best thing was to keep the design simple and let the butterfly be the sole focus.

You can check out the full article at A Cherry on Top's site.  Remember, we have the next big crop coming up in May for NSD!  And get this!  It's a "crop around the clock"!  That's right!  We;'re going straight through the weekend!  The theme for this weekend long party is "Rockstar"!  Come check it out!