Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Little Romance {With Maja Designs}

It's Gabrielle here with you today!  Spring is in the air so I thought I'd have a little fun doing a romantic layout this time!  It's funny how I sometimes go through stages in my scrapping.  A while back I was all about circles.  There was a time when almost every layout in my gallery had circle designs in them.  In the past few months I've found myself haveing fun with hearts!  And what's more romantic than a heart design right?
I love this beach wedding photo, sometimes just capturing an indirect shot like the feet of a bride and groom can be so much more intriguing than a straight on photo.  I love the soft blues and fawn colors in this photo so I decided to play up these colors in the layout.  I used papers from 3 different collections: Vintage Spring Basics (the blue stripe),  Ska vie ta en Fika? (the Coffee color dot) and Walking In the Forest (the leafy paper). 
I added lots of intricately cut chipboard from Dusty Attic and finished it with some white paint and brown chalk ink and then gave them a coat of crackle medium.  The wrought iron fence I gave a coating of black paint and then dabbed on some Meadow Paint from Dusty Attic and some Scribbles Bronze 3D paint.
I created a little birds nest trinket that I made out of 3 turquoise beads and some 26 gauge wire. 
It's a fun little trinket to make and it's again, something cool I found to make on Pinterest!
Here is a link to my Pinterest Board where I like to pin cool and clever ideas My Pinterest Board.  And this is a link to the video tutorial on how to make this cute lil bird nest trinket above (tutorial by Julie Bean from Beadaholic).  For my purposes I turned back the hanging loop because I used it as a center piece for my bloom (see below). 
Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Vintage Spring Basics (7th of March, 6th of May-butterflies), Ska vie ta en Fika (Sockerkaka), Walking in the Forest (Birdsong-bs). 
Chipboard - Dusty Attic Designs (Sweet Pea Frame Set, Wrought Iron Fence, Small Scroll#2, Grass Clusters #2, Mini Script ABC set).
 Blooms - Recollections, Prima, Dusty Attic (leaves). 
Extras: Paper lace doilee - Bo Bunny.  Trinket - Prima.
 Lace and pearl trim - no name off the roll.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo

25 comments:

Hilde said...

Yes Yes Yes!!!! I also love this layout!!!

You inspire me a lot!!!

Hugs

morkaren said...

Meget lækkert LO, emnet er så kært med det billede du har valgt, og din pynt er som sædvanlig helt i top. knus morkaren.

Lizzyc said...

HI There! Oh wow.. I just can't help but love that photo and putting it in a heart is pure perfection! Add the pretty daisy lace the flowers and those exquisite chipboard pieces the carefree stitching and this is another layout that goes straight into my favs!! love this!!

NickelNook said...

I just have to tell you that your work is absolutely incredible! You inspire me greatly! Thank you very much!...Nancy :o)

cebelica said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs! xx

Becky said...

Stunning page!

Chris x said...

Wow Gabrielle this is stunning the colours and embellies are gorgeous, and the photo is fantastic, very inspiring.
Chris x

Karen Otterbacher said...

I think you've 'awakened our senses' to Spring AND romance with this l/o Gabi!! So soft and beautifully done~
I sure love the way Maja paper works so well between collections! Dreamy! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link! I hope you know how much that means to some of us!!

Kimberley Werezak said...

So elegant!!!! I love all the little details!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Obrigada pela visitinha no meu blog e pelo carinho. Também amo vir visitar o seu blog e ver suas verdadeiras obras de arte. Ficou belíssimo com sempre seu LO, e esse ninho super fofo. Que Deus lhes dê muita criatividade, saúde e paz!!!

Beijos

Elin said...

Absolutly gorgeous <3 Love your LOs, you bring your pictures to live in the most wonderful way :) Thank you for the inspiration you bring!

Teresa said...

Stunning work xx

Romy said...

Wow! It's just another lay-out that is so full of gorgeous and genious details. That bird nest is such a lovely idea.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Oh what a lovely LO,I love every little detail in it,thanks for sharing.Have a nice evening,greetings Miranda

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

Thank you so much for your visit on my blog and your sweet comment.
I love this LO whit the big heart and the romantic photo, and that bird nest is so nice on the flower.
Early this evening i was looking at a few tutorials from you about the polymer clay and the vintage dress canvas, thanks for sharing. I'am shore that i'am going to try this soon.

Big hugs, Danoesja

pattyo said...

What a thrill it always is when you have a blog post! You always have some new technique to share. I love this layout! The photo is perfect! Love that little nest and the fact that it is used as a flower center. The papers and chipboard look gorgeous as well as all the embellishments. Each layout, card or ATC you make is truly a treasure!

Donna Ellis said...

Gabrielle, I always enjoy visiting your blog. Your layout made me sigh - a happy sigh. Funny how expressive our feet can be! LOL BEAUTIFUL artwork, as always. I never leave without feeling happy and inspired. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous life and artwork with us. Beautiful - thanks again, Gabrielle, for just being you. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Tone-Lill said...

Ths is so pretty and romantic too. The photo is realy, realy nice. Great to see a different shape, and that birds nest is adorable and sooo creative.
The Maja Desing papers " ska vi ta en fika" means something like to have a cup of coffe or tea. Sockerkaka is spongecake.
Wish you a happy day :)

CathyMc said...

Gabby, your work is always a joy to look at. The details and techniques that you really add to your pages. You always inspire me to try something new. Thanks always for sharing!

Cathy Lane said...

So gorgeous Gabrielle...LOVE your little bird's nest and thanks so much for sharing the link.:) Definitely going to try this :)

Lise said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You inspire me a lot!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

gosh this is so pretty, wonderful inspiration!

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful layout. I am so happy I found you and your inspiration. :o)

Isabelle Oudelet said...

Superbe ! bravo pour ces jolies réalisations
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amelia crowe said...

Layout so Beautiful, I love how you use the heart !!

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