Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Some Summer Warmth with Maja Design & Dusty Attic!

First off I wanted to share with you all the New April Mood Board Challenge for April from Maja Design, it's a really beautiful board based on the new Vintage Spring collection.
 
As I've mentioned before, if you'd like to play with this mood board and have a chance at winning a lovely Maja design collection, you can find the information on the challenge HERE.
 
I've been wanting scrap this cute photo of my little Great-niece Kiera for while now....and I just knew I wanted to use that awesome fishnet chippie from Dusty Attic Designs....actually I used a whole lotta the Dusty Attic for this one.  I used the Grass Clusters #1, Grass Clusters #2, Ornate Corner, Shells, Mini Bird Houses, Fishnet Panel, Birds a Field, Corrugated Card, plus a number of the New Dusty In Color Paints (Navajo white, Bisque, Meadow Green, Hot Chocolate and the New Mixed Media Crackle finish....AND some of their new Mini-roses!! 
I painted all the pieces white to start with...then used a variety of inks and paints to lightly color the chippies.  The papers are a mix of the gorgeous Maja Design papers from their Vintage Summer Basics collection and their Vintage Spring Basics collection. 

 
 
The blue and white blooms I used here are from a bargain bin at Michaels, and I just added leaves from Dusty Attic to finish up the bloom clusters.....I love these for the perfect finish for a cluster. 
I painted the little bird house with Navajo White, inked with some brown chalk ink and added a coat of the DA Crackle medium.  For the shell I mixed a little sand into some Gesso to add a little texture to the shell.  I added a little sea glass to finish the beach look. 
For the corner chippie I did a little script stamping and again added the Dusty Attic Crackle medium on top of it.  Here's a full list of the goodies I used to make up this page:
 
Supplies:
Chipboard: Dusty Attic (Grass Clusters #1, Grass Clusters #2, Ornate Corner, Shells, Mini Bird Houses, Fishnet Panel, Birds a Field)
Corrugated Card: Dusty Attic
Paints and Mediums:  Dusty Attic (Navajo White, Hot Chocolate, Meadow, Bisque), Dusty Attic Crackle Medium
Flowers: Dusty Mini-roses (Caramel, Sky Blue), Dusty Leaves, Petaloo (white flower), Michaels Bargain bin blooms.
Patterned Paper: Maja Design ~ Vintage Summer Basics (1905, 1934), Vintage Spring Basics (April 7th)
Stamps: Bo Bunny Script Stamp
Rub-on: Daisy D's
Other: Burlap, Cheese-cloth, loose buttons, Shells, Sea Glass, Bo Bunny Jewels
 
Is everyone else as ready for the beach as I am?  Goodness!  We went to the Maple Syrup Festival here in Ontario and it was soooo cold!  We had a blast and ate some great food but boy, am I ready for summer! 

29 comments:

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Gaby,
This is absolutely a stunning page; love all the details and embellies, beautiful photo too. You always inspire me, thank you :)
Hugs,
Asmah

Diane said...

Wow, what a gorgeous masterpiece, so many wonderful details...and an adorable little niece, too!!!

Tone-Lill said...

Adorable and gorgeous. Love how you use the papers and all the "delicious" decorations. A really sweet photo too :)
:)

Swissdutchy8 said...

And as always I think: how does she do it? SOOOOOOOO gorgeous! The picture is very sweet!

Galina said...

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Jacqueline said...

Such a beautiful page Gabrielle,what a wonderful photo and you have created such a beautiful piece of art work around this that will be treasured for many years to come,beautiful colours and detailing.Jacqueline.S

Jolanda Goes said...

Absolutely stunning page!! I just love the colors and the way you put all of it together. This will be definitely be one of my all time favorites ever.

Suman Pandit said...

It is a stunner!!
Suman Pandit
http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

Evgenia Petzer said...

amazing!

Hanni said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful blog you have, love this page

Keren Tamir said...

This is so beautiful and yea I can't wait to go to the beach!! Wasaga, Rockwood which one do you guys go to?

Romy said...

Gosh, it's such an amazing lay-out! I'm in love with your use of textures and with how you used the wonderful chippies.

LISA said...

Such a beautiful page. No one else does soft and beautiful like you Gabi. Simply lovely!!

pattyo said...

Oh my! How beautiful this is! I love the flowers. Are the jeweled centers on them something you made or did they come that way? Today, we broke records in our area with temperatures of 88 degrees--really unheard of for this time of year. Not a fan of heat and humidity myself.

Sandra said...

So so pretty Gaby, it takes me right to the beach and makes me feel relaxed. I really love your choice of colour and embellishments.

Lynn Biermann said...

what a stunning piece of work Gabi! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Jan Rankine said...

Absolutely stunning as usual - thanks for the inspiration.

Pallavi said...

Absolutely gorgeous.That shade of blue is so pleasing to the eye.wonderful embellishments too.

ChrisAndCat said...

What an absolute beauty. The photo is cute and all the little extras like the birds and such really finish the page off.

Karen Otterbacher said...

She is the sweetest teeny angel-girl! What a sweet pic to l/o and capture the 'Sea' in these beautiful Maja pprs! The DA chipboard is totally out of this world! and all your wonderful details make this a stunning piece!! Thanks for all the info and detail - it helps to inspire me~ Karen

sue smyth said...

oh I love that one Gabi .....beautiful colours I am so inspired by it...I have a weekend of crafting coming up, and hope to come up with some great layouts too lol!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is so beautiful.. a wonderful example that you dont need to drown your page in every embellishment you can.. it is neat and yet portrays a story about that photo so wonderfully.. i love the reeds, and that fishing netting is superb!! love this one.

Primitive Seasons said...

So lovely and soft and dreamy. I love your work.

Mary

PattiM said...

Love, love everything about this lo. Especially that it looks like a fishing net around the photo.. Such a fantastic artistic eye you have. Each lo you do amazes me! Thank you for all the inspiration you create!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow Gabrielle,what a lovely layout. My friend told me about your fabulous blog and indeed I'm in love with your work. What a beautiful designs you make,in my eyes you're a great artist and i hope to see a lot from you,have a nice weekend,greetings Miranda

Rachelle Olaridge said...

STUNNING GABY!!!! Beautiful design and accents. Cute pic. Thanks for the close views and products. You are my fave designer. TFS!!!!
Huggies
Rachelle
xxx

Wanda said...

So beautiful. Thanks for always sharing so generously.

Sofia said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!

Ann Vear said...

WOW! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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