We are a papercraft challenge blog offering a monthly Main Challenge based on a Word and a Creative Challenge,

open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

16 February, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
Gabrielle Pollacco


It's time for another post full of inspiration where we showcase 
the creative genius of a SPECIAL GUEST who has made her/his mark
in the scrapbooking world straight through to our hearts!

In the spotlight this month is none other than:


"Hi! My name is Gabrielle Pollacco. I've always enjoyed working with a variety of art mediums and in recent years have enjoyed incorporating them in my scrapbook pages and mixed media projects. I've been on many of the industry design teams including Bo Bunny, Dusty Attic, Shimmerz Paints, Maja Design and The Scrapbook Diaries, among others. I've recently designed stamp sets for The Scrapbook Diaries as well as stencils for The Crafter's Workshop. I also enjoy sharing techniques and step by steps in the form of video tutorials. I'm delighted to be the Special Guest this month for More Than Words. It was so much fun designing a page using the gorgeous February challenge board!"

Visit Gabrielle here:
BLOG  -  YOUTUBE  -  FACEBOOK  -  INSTAGRAM

We are sure that most of you are familiar with lovely Gabrielle and her
shabby chic style and we know that you will absolutely adore her fabulous take
on this month's challenge!

Here's a reminder of our February Main Challenge board
followed by Gabrielle's interpretation!



Here is what Gabrielle has to say about her layout:
"I saw the SPARKLE creative challenge and ran with it big time! I used on my page everything from Perfect Pearls liquid medium, sequins, glitter glass to shimmery micro beads and gold embossing powders. When looking at close-ups, you can't help but see the "glitteryness" of it all!  It sparkles and shines all the way through!  I chose a photo of a mermaid, playing on the word 'wonder' in WONDERFUL which is what mermaids are to me... full of wonder!"

Gabrielle has provided us with some close-ups of her stunning page:



The microbeads, glitter glass and sequins, in beautiful aqua blues
and soft golds, shine off the page, giving the effect of crystal waters!


The word WONDERFUL is emphasized by a intricate metal frame
and the gorgeous chipboard piece, seen below, gives off some more metallic sheen.


Thank you so much Gabrielle for accepting to be our February Special Guest!

If you haven't joined in yet in our WONDERFUL & SPARKLE Main Challenge
we are sure that you will be inspired to do so after seeing the masterpiece above!

You have until February 29th to link up!

34 comments:

  1. This is truly 'wonderful' Gabrielle! I love that gorgeous chippie and the way you've added sparkle in so many different ways!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Heather!! xo

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  2. Absolutely stunning, love the colors of the deep sea, love the chippies, love the photo and back ground details.. a beautiful take on the challenge..

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    1. Lizzy, your words are always so sweet an supportive, thanks! xo

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  3. WOW WOW WOW, this is totally spectacular in every way Gabrielle. You have soooo rocked our challenge. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month.

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    1. Thanks Di! It was my pleasure, so much fun working on this challenge! xo

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  4. Beautiful ocean colours and amazing detail... love it!

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  5. is really is amazing, love those gorgeous colors and the beautiful sparkly design!!

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  6. This is FABULOUS! I so love that the patterned paper works into the design. AMAZING details and color. <3

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  7. There are no words to describe this layout but Holy Beautiful!!!! I love the colors, the design, and above all else the sparkliness! Gabrielle you hit this one out of the ballpark my friend!

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    1. You are always so sweet and supportive, thanks Kirsten!💋

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  8. I am just AWED Gabrielle - AWED. STUNNINGLY INCREDIBLE creativity. Wow. j.

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  9. Wow, Gabrielle's page is stunning and amazing. What a beautiful design and colors!

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  10. It was such a pleasure being this months guest on this fabulous challenge blog! And holy moly, there are some amazing prizes up for grabs....this is one serious challenge blog! Thanks for the warm welcome ladies! xo

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  11. Spectacular page Gabi! Great use of the colors and glitter to really make this sparkle!

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  12. delish...love all the microbeads and sequins along with these wonderful colors!

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  13. This is stunning Gabi!! I am so thrilled to have you as one of our guest designers!!! You have a way of inspiring so many people! Many thanks my friend <3

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    1. Thanks so much Pam, and thanks for introducing me to this wonderful site!❤

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  14. I love the Mermaid Gabi, it is mesmerizing to me. And what a wonderful addition to the piece. I have always thought that there must be a thread of truth to their existence. And after being in Kauai for 2 weeks and seeing the beauty and splendor I can see why people want to place them in such a paradise setting. You did a great job with this.

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  15. This is wonderful Gabi, I especially enjoyed the Mermaid, I found it mesmerizing. I have always believed there is a thread of truth to their existence. You have done a great job with this project. Bravo!

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  16. What a gorgeous layout Gabrielle!! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for being our February Special Guest!!

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  17. This page really tells a story.! Such a lovely page

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  18. Such wonderful details!!!! Beautiful as always. Glad to see you guest designing! Wonderful blog!

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  19. Gorgeous work Gabrielle, so very, very beautiful, so much to see! You're an absolute talent!

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  20. I adore Garbrielle's work, she is so talented. This is a stunner of a project xx

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  21. Huge fan of your work, Gabrielle. You never fail to inspire. And I'm always so drawn to ocean themed projects too, so it's a bonus treat!

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  22. Such an INCREDIBLE page Gabrielle... We are LUCKY to have you as our February guest! THANK YOU... x

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