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‘Beautiful’ Layout + Tutorial – Gabrielle Pollacco DT

Hi Everyone! 
It’s me, Gabi here with you today to share my project and tips for February! I fell in love with this Dream Catcher #1 chippie the minute I saw it! (there is also another beautiful Dream Catcher design available as well)….I just loved the fine detailing in this one!  When I got this sweet photo of my adorable great niece Jade with her cute piggy-tails and faux-fur vest, I knew this chipboard piece would be the perfect accent for my page.  I thought first off I would share a small step in prepping my papers before I started embellishing this page.  I cut two layers of complimentary papers, for this page I use papers from Maja Design from their Walk in the Forest collection (top paper is cut about 1 centimeter in from the edges) and edge distressed with my Tim Holtz Edge Distressor tool.  
I then did a little dry brushing with some of the new Dusty Attic Paints (Oceania, Mountain Meadow).  I then added random strips of scripted Washi tape on two edges (Tim Holtz Washi tape), slightly crinkling the tape as I went.  The third step was to do some random machine stitching (see above).
I then prepped my Dream Catcher chippie using the following steps: 
Step 1:  I gave the whole piece two coats of the Dusty Attic Navajo White paint.
Step 2:  I used some brown chalk ink (Colorbox – Chestnut Brown) to softly ink all the edges….be gentle with your piece as you are doing this as the piece is delicate. 
Step 3: I took a brown ink pen (I used the Martha Stewart detailing pen) and just doodled in a bunch of detailing on the feathers and twine designs.
Step 4:  I thought it would be fun to add some ‘real’ dream catcher detailing to the piece by stringing some seed beads on a piece of wire and attaching them to the loops in the chipboard (see above).  I also added some real feathers just beneath the chipboard strands when I glued the piece down. 
Here is some close-up detailing on the bottom of the Dream Catcher.  I used some aqua beads with silver accents to stay in keeping with my page colors. 
Here’s a close-up of the upper portion of the Dream Catcher.  I glued some random seed beads over the netting part of the chipboard to give the piece a more authentic look. 
I did a little bit of stamping in the bottom corner with some wildflower stamps an added my title rubon over the painted area.  I added some floral and twine accents as well as a small Dusty Attic Postage Stamp chippie simply glued on in it’s natural state. 
And here are all the Dusty Attic Products I used on this page:
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic Dream Catcher #1, Postage Stamps, Corrugated Card
Paint: Dusty Attic Paints (Navajo White, Oceania, Mountain Meadow)
There are so many new and wonderful chippies in the new releases, I hope I’ve inspired you give this one a try! 



4 thoughts on “‘Beautiful’ Layout + Tutorial – Gabrielle Pollacco DT

  1. Lizzyc says:

    Wow this looks amazing and you have used the perfect photo to compliment this gorgeous chipboard piece.. really lovely layout.. love all little special little details too..

  2. Unknown says:

    Just amazing, Gabi!!! Love this layout and your tut!!

  3. Audrey says:

    Stunning layout, I love what you've done to the dream catcher and Jade is a cutee

  4. Karen Shady says:

    this looks amazing Gabi… so much gorgeous detail on the dream catcher.. Your niece is adorable x

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