Capturing The Adventure

What a masterpiece, full of inspiration on this layout.  Gabrielle captured the perfect moment in her photo.  It is the fine details along with her priceless photo that make this layout so amazing. Gabrielle Pollacco is a very creative and talented lady so be sure to visit more of her beautiful creations at Such A Pretty Mess.

Capture The Adventure

Gabrielle translated just the right mood as she created her page layout using just the perfect paper and embellishments for a great mixed media look.

Capture the Adventure

Using several chipboard pieces from The Dusty Attic, Gabrielle painted all the pieces white to start  then used a variety of inks and paints to lightly color the chippies.

Capture the Adventure

Adding white and blue flowers plus leaves from The Dusty Attic gives this page a finished look.

Capture the Adventure

She then painted the little bird house with Navajo White and inked with some brown chalk.  She added a coat of the DA Crackle medium.  For the shell she mixed a little sand into some Gesso to add some texture to it.  Lastly, a little sea glass finished her look of the beach.

Capture the Adventure

For the corner chippie she did a little script stamping along with adding the Dusty Attic Crackle medium on top of it.  What a gorgeous layout.  Thank you so much Gabrielle for sharing such a wonderful inspiration with us.

Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.


Patterned Paper:

  • 7th of April – Vintage Spring Basics Collection (Maja Design $2.00)
  • 1905 – Vintage Summer Basics Collection (Maja Design $2.11)
  • 1934 – Vintage Summer Basics Collection (Maja Design )

7TH OF APRIL VINTAGE SPRING BASICS Maja Design     1905 Vintage Summer Basics Maja Design     1934 Vintage Summer Basics Maja Design


grass cluster #1 Chipboard DA0660 The Dusty Attic     grass clusters #2 Chipboard DA0866 The Dusty Attic     Ornate Corners #1 Chipboard DA0011 The Dusty Attic

Shells Chipboard DA0048 The Dusty Attic          Fish Net Panel Chipboard DA0694 The Dusty Attic

Birds A Field Chipboard DA0749 The Dusty Attic     Mini Bird Houses Chipboard DA0706 The Dusty Attic

Paints & Mediums:

Navajo White Acrylic Paint DA0903 The Dusty Attic     Hot Chocolate Acrylic Paint DA0923 The Dusty Attic     Mountain Meadow Acrylic Paint DA0916 The Dusty Attic

Bisque Acrylic Paint DA0921 The Dusty Attic     Clear Crackle Varnish DA0900 The Dusty Attic


  • Mini Roses (Caramel, Sky Blue)
  • Leaves –
  • Petaloo  (white flower)


  • Daisy D’s


  • Burlap
  • Cheese-cloth
  • Loose BGuttons
  • Shells
  • Sea Glass
  • Jewels – Bo Bunny
  • Script Stamp – Bo Bunny
  • Corrugated Card – Dusty Attic

One thought on “Capturing The Adventure

  1. Arwa says:

    I so love this ‘adventure’ work..I am gonna try something like that on my book as well 🙂

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