Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fabric Inspiration Layout {Maja Design Collections}

 
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.

 
I added a brocade design to the background paper to go with the 'fabric' theme using a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Damask) and some home-made texture paste.   I added some flourish to the page with a Dusty Attic chipboard flourish (Corner Flourish #1) which I coated with Gesso and stamped with a Bo Bunny script stamp and finished with crackle varnish.

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
 

31 comments:

Edilza Teixeira said...

Bom dia Gabrielle!!!

Parabéns!!! Ele ficou maravilhoso!!! Amo suas criações.

Beijos

Erin Blegen said...

Classy and beautiful as always, Gabi~!! :)

xErin

Stephanie said...

This page is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your creativity in creating the draped effect...your flowers and hearts are beautiful...love the corner with the damask design! Simply stunning...awesome job!!!

Арина-Валерия said...

Невероятно красиво! Обожаю ваши странички!
Incredibly beautiful! I love your site!

zandra said...

Wow, this is so pretty! I just love your style, thank for sharing.
Hugz, Zandra

Vicky Alberto said...

Wow - you are a master scrapper! This is gorgeous!

Janet G said...

WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you draped teh burlap material and place the flowers in the tucks. Everything about this LO is stunning. Thanks for sharing your creative process with us.

Karen Otterbacher said...

Amazing insight!!
This is one of the prettiest L/O's
I've ever seen Gabi!
I sound like a broken record but I'll
say it again - THANK YOU! for sharing your tips and
techniques with us here~
It is inspiring and encouraging!!
~bless you~

Gonek said...

Wow! Jest piękny. Ile tu dodatków. Gorgeous!

Pastila said...

WOW! WOW! I so like it!!

Romy said...

Fabrics + you = a perfect match! This is such a stunning lay-out with a very warm and wonderful feel to it. Love!

Lynn said...

What a spectacular project. I love how you draped the paper.. amazing!! Some people would look at that photo from pinterest and go "ok".. you look at it and get inspiration for an entire layout..you amaze me girl!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

So utterly gorgeous - really amazing work Gabrielle!!!

Emma Stafrace said...

Your page jumped right out at me over at FB so had to scoot over here and take a closer look. Incredible Gabrielle, masterful artwork!xo

Crea S said...

Again a beautiful page Gabrielle! It has a vintage touch! Love the green accents. Just like the clocks and the hearts!
Hugs,
http://littlecreass.blogspot.be/

Danielle Champagne said...

Fabulous page Gabrielle! love the draping effect, such a stunning effect. love the lace and the gorgeous flowers, and.. the fab papers. Hugs.

Cindy Gay said...

So pretty! Love the draping!

luv46kdz said...

Simply breathtaking. As always fantastic! I could look at all your work for hours.

Paula

chrissies said...

This is amazing and such an inspring piece. Thank you for explaining how you made it

Love Chrissie xx

Рина said...

So stunning layout! This drapping is absolutely incredible!!!

IrinaR said...

Wow! Astounding! stunningly beautiful!

Lizzyc said...

Oh how gorgeous! I love how you have draped the papers like that with the wonderful bouquets of white flowers.. another beautiful and feminine layout!! love it!

Bellaidea said...

Stunning page my friend!

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Love every detail on this page! The scallop gathering is OUTSTANDING! Thanks for the warm wishes on my blog too!
Have a great day!

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

This layout is so beautiful and so vintage I just love it and your daughter so super cute and little :)

pattyo said...

Gorgeous page! Looks absolutely vintage!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Masterpiece!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Seriously amazing details here Gabrielle. I love it! The gathering is so innovative on a LO. I am in awe!! Love the colors and the hearts and those crocheted blooms with green accents are so perfect here. STUNNING!! Wow!! - Mary Elizabeth

Emmajean Hicks said...

You always amaze me with your creations... Everything you post is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

Оксана said...

SUPER!

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