One of the most frequently asked questions I get is "Where or how do you come up with some of your ideas/page designs?" So I thought I would share with you all today what inspired me to come up with this page design I made with some of my favourite Maja Design papers from the Ska vi ta en Fika collection. This layout began from an inspiration photo I found on Pinterest. It was a photo of some crocheted blooms with some muslin fabric. Here is the photo....
I just love the look of the white blooms with the touch of soft green and the draped look of the fabric on the gingham material. I immediately started thinking about how I could imitated this look on a scrapbook page. My first thought was of Maja papers since there are so many wonderful fabric look pages to choose from and I know that the 'Fika' collection has some lovely gingham style papers. Here are the main papers I used for this project....
I used the 'Kladdkaka' paper as my gingham background and then cut the "Chaite" paper in a drape design on a diagonal (I was also cutting out the lavender blooms at the same time because I was just going with the green accent on this page. I used the green "Smulpaj m äpplen-bs" paper as matting for my photo just to add that little extra touch of apple green.
To make the blooms I used the Spellbinders smallest die from the 'Rose Creations' dies, I cut out a whole bunch from simple white/cream cardstock and gave each of the petals a little crinkle. I finished each bloom with an adhesive pearl. I had a section of apple green trim in my stash (from a local dollar store - no name) that I used to add a bow to each floral cluster.
I created a drape by first cutting the 'Chaite' paper in a curvey line, then moistening the edge with water and then creating the draped line with my finger tips. I felt that the draping wasn't as lush as I wanted it to look so I used the scrap pieces left of the 'Chaite' paper and cut out 3 crescents (giving them a little bit of a fold as well) and tucked them under each of the draped areas.
To embellish around my photo, I cut two hearts, one from the 'Kladdkaka' paper and the other from a scrap piece of paper I had from the 'Life in the Country' collection called 'Kitchen Garden'. I matted the hearts with some plain white cardstock and trimmed with a scallop edge scissor. I also cut out a couple of clock designs from the new 'Vintage Autumn Basics' collection "No. XVI". The cameo is one I had in my stash from Websters Pages.
Maja Design Supplies: Ska vi ta en Fika (Kladdkaka, Chiate, Smulpaj m äpplen-bs), Life in the Country (Kitchen Garden), Vintage Autumn Basics (No. XVI).
Before I sign off for today I just wanted to note that you can find Maja Design papers in your area by using the Maja Design Store Finder HERE. New countries and retailers are being added daily! I recently found out that Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries in New York just got in a nice supply of many of the Maja Design collections including the NEW Autumn Basics collection, just click on the name to check it out :)
I hope you enjoyed my project today and perhaps gained a little insight into how my mind works when creating a page :) .... and hope that you have fun with some fabric inspiration using Maja Design papers! xo