Thursday, January 22, 2009

Here is what I've been working on this week!

One of my goals this year is to do all the challenges and classes at Life Preservers Club. I'm behind already! Luckily, I was able to complete two of the challenge layouts:

This layout was done for Danielle's challenge for January 9th. Our challenge was to scrap a photo of ourselves, and write about something we would like to change about ourselves on the inside. Going on a diet does not count!! It was difficult to think of things inside myself that need changing, although there are so, so many of them!! I tried to phrase them as positively as I could. This was the only photo I had of myself recently that was any good, and I'm not sure it really captures the feeling of the layout, but it will have to do.

I made the background page months ago using collaged dictionary pages to a piece of a priority mailer, and a technique for a peeled paint look. Then I really distressed the cardboard in places, and exposed the corrugated cardboard. I think it's really cool. After putting it all together, I realized it worked perfectly, because it reflects my busy mind and old ideas!

This layout was done for Melissa's challenge of January 16th. The challenge was to use only two colors in our embellishments. You could have multiple colors in the patterned paper, but I chose to use this black/green diamond paper by Imaginisce (too bad I used it this month on another witch layout!). The colors were perfect for scrapping these photos of a recent trip to Hollywood to see Wicked! I used the front of the Playbill, the actual tickets, and a pin the kids got for winning the ticket lottery! I layered some flowers for the center, and got to use my new alcohol inks (celery) to dye the center flower green. It all worked pretty well together!


Mindy Gibson said...

Gabrielle, I love your work. Looking through your stuff has got my creativity sparked.

Katamommy said...
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Katamommy said...

Both turned out really great. I love love love the background on the first one. The second one is awesome! You really captured the color scheme and it's truly "wicked"! :