Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Shabby Chic Frame {Maja Designs ~ Vintage Summer Basics}

I thought I'd have some fun today and stray away from my 12x12 layouts and create an OTP (off the page) project!  I found this cute wood frame at my local Michaels Craft shop for $1.50!  I decided to go for a shabby chic look for this one. 
I started out by painting the edges of the wood frame with a couple of coats of white Gesso.  I then dry brushed random parts of the edges with some soft pink paint from Dusty Attic's paint collection called Dusty in Color.  Then I did a little random stamping of a script stamp and a Bo Bunny Background stamp, so that when view from other angles the frame would look harmonious.
 
I then used a few papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection from Maja Designs (1921, 1923 and 1891) to decorate the frame.  I added some Dusty Attic chipboard for embellishing (Sweet Pea Frame Set, Mini Scroll #2) and some Dusty In Bloom Flowers.  The flowers I used came in white but I wanted a bi-color bloom so I used a little of the Dusty In Color paint (watered down) and tinted the centers of the blooms to match the colors in the Maja papers.  
I also played around with my home-made texture paste and a new mask I found by Heidi Swapp.  I felt the frame needed something to draw the eye to the heart opening.  So I did a little masking around the opening of the heart (and added a few adhesive pearls to the design as well).  Another cool item I used on this frame is something I've seen used by a number of scrappers lately and that is 'drywall tape'!  You can buy it at your local hardware store by the roll (quite inexpensive) .....it's so cool, it already has a nice tack to it so it's easily applied to a project! (the white screening you see above).  It's such a neat way to add texture to a page!
 
I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you have a chance to play with some of the newest Maja Design papers soon.  The good news is that there are lot's of store's in the USA and Canada now starting to order in the Maja Design papers! 
'Sofiero' is the newest Maja Design collection being released this month!  This is a limited edition collection so once they are gone, they are gone.  You won't want to miss out on this one!  I just got word that Tracy from 'Stay True to God' online store is now taking pre-orders for this gorgeous collection!  NOTE:  I just got info as well that Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries has gotten in the 'Sofiero' collection as well as some of the other collections you can find her online store HERE.
 
 
 

15 comments:

Ульяна и Полина said...

Какая красота!!!

Аня said...

Very beautiful, love it!!

Julie Kitchener said...

wow stunning creation as usual!!

Romy said...

This is just gorgeous! Your frame makes a wonderful way to showcase this lovely photo of your girls. I love the texture paste on the background.

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

So beautiful Gaby. I love your otp so much. A questions though: what is exactly a 'drywall tape'? Tried to figure it out by searching for it on the frame, erm, which one? Thanks for answering :)
Hugs and lotsa smiles,
Asmah

carlies said...

Gorgeous WOW :}

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Asmah! The drywall tape is that white screening that you see bits of on my frame. It comes by the roll from your local hardware store. I think I paid around $4.00 for it, and there is tons on a roll :)

Lynn Good said...

This is a gorgeous project. Might see if we have drywall tape here is Australia. You mentioned your home made texture paste. I would love to know how you make it :)

pattyo said...

Beautiful, of course! Love the idea of using drywall tape.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Gabrielle,
Your layout has such gorgeous elements, along with your texture and design make this project very attractive to the eye.
Wonderful work.
Smiles :-)
Sue

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous frame Gabrielle. Love the colours and all the details. ox

Pastila said...

Just Beautiful!!!

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. So, so pretty.

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous Gabi!! as always!!

Brandi said...

You do such beautiful work!

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