Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Capturing Those Everyday Moments {Maja Design & MLYB}

My camera is rarely far from my reach, I love to snap those everyday photos like the one I took of my oldest daughter Chloe when we were out at a little patio in Paris, Ontario having a cold drink and some munchies.  To make up this page I went with the soft green paper from the new Maja Design 'Sofiero' collection and mixed it with some of the greens from the 'Life in the Country' collection and a little touch of 'Crea Diem' for elegance.
I got this beautiful pack of elegant lace's from Lucy at Tresors De Luxe, so I used a section of one of them under my photo (I lightly misted them with some green and tea color tints).  I also like to use earthy colors with green when it comes to my embellishments, so I used a variety of embellishments from the 'Naturals' collection from My Little Yellow Bicycle. I love their canvas, wood and cork embellishments.  Here are a few of the embellishments I used on this layout....
I tinted the measuring tape embellishment from the Canvas Strips with some tea (yep! a real tea bag steeped in boiling water).  I added some Platinum Stickles to the Cork Heart Pin.  I used the canvas flower shape to make a layered bloom and the other canvas pieces were simply used 'as is'. 
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the new 'word' stamp sets from My Little Yellow Bicycle, I love the script/font they use for the title stamps and they come in so many great and versatile subject/titles.  The one I used here was from the 'Everyday collection'.  I wanted to get an even more intense effect so after I stamped the title in black ink, I used some gloss medium (I used the Gloss Varnish from Dusty Attic, but Glossy Accents will work just as well)....I just followed the lines of the stamped image to give the title a nice shine and some thicker texture. 
In this close-up you can see the canvas bloom from MLYB layered with the Recollections blooms.  In the corners I used another stencil I bought a couple weeks ago from the Art House Studio (Brick Stencil by Crafters Workshop).  Some of you have asked me about these stencils, it's an artshop/studio here in Cambridge Ontario but she also sells online with a very reasonable shipping rate, you can find her shop HERE
 
Many of you have also been asking me about where to get Maja Design papers....more and more shops and online stores are beginning to carry these beautiful paper collections.  You can find a full retailers list HERE.  And if you'd like to check out Tressors De Luxe lace and other lovely embellishments, you can find them HERE.

13 comments:

Romy said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous is this! I love how you focused on the greens in this collection and mixed them with some soft brown and sepia. It's an amazing lay-out!

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful layout.

pattyo said...

Stunning layout! I love the texture on the background and how the stamped sentiment is highlighted. Always beautiful!

Lizzyc said...

Oh how pretty! That photo has such a soft look to it, and the flowers are so lovely... love the bricks in the corners too.. a really beautiful layout!!

Lynn Good said...

WOW This is absolutely stunning. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Lynn Good said...

WOW This is absolutely stunning. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Amarilys said...

what a gorgeous layout Gabi! Your daughter is so big and beautiful! Love all the elements that you used here as well as the color palette! Thanks for the inspiration!

annekescardart said...

This is so pretty. Love the combination you made with the picture.It's all in balance. Thank you for showing. Anneke Voskuijl.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Karen Otterbacher said...

Gabi, I just wrote a long 'letter' about how much I love this one;
and then it disappeared :l - *sigh
So I'll try again,
It is a total fave for me. I love green and am so glad to see you
using the Maja green for a l/o~
It is beautiful in every way~ Your textures and placement of
embellies are perfect and striking.
I really like the black flwr'd ppr in the mix.
Thanks for sharing all your details and how-to's!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

A lovely LO Gabrielle with a beautiful photo. I love the brick stencil,makes it a little bold...greetings Miranda

Cindy Gay said...

Dramatic focus on the portrait!

joyce said...

Ah ha...I spy drywall tape. :) you worked that in beautifully too. Lovely work as always.

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning page and such amazing details as always! I am always in awe of your creativity! ;-)

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