Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Loving Life with {Maja Design}



Hi everyone! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest Maja Design project. Yep! I'm one of those scrappers that often forgets to scrap about myself. I have a big family and have lots to scrap about so I don't often think to do a page about me. The photo in this layout is one that one of my daughters took of me when we were on a walk together.


I used mainly papers I still had in my stash from the Limited Editing Sofiero collection. I chose colors in the pinks and taupes with just a hint of green.


I really hate to waste any of my Maja Scraps so I save anything bigger than a couple of inches for upcoming projects. I had this piece of 'Enjoy the Frangrance' paper left over from another layout I made and decided to keep the angle cut the way it was. I just lightly moistened the paper and gave it some folds along the diagonal edge. When it dries, it gets quite firm and holds it's shape well.


I added some lacy die cut pieces from Memory box along the cut edges of the paper (Norwich Corner, Quinn Flourish) and tucked them between the papers (die cuts were courtesy of my friend Janene at The Scrapbook Diaries...Thanks Janene!!!). Texture was added with some homemade texture paste and a Crafter's Workshop Stencil (Gothic Romance). The soft pink in that I used behind the photo is a chalk ink by Ingvild Bolme called Sweet Pea.


The blooms were handmade from some pink scraps of Maja papers I had in my stash, I used a pale pink paper from Vintage Summer collection, deeper pinks from Crea Diem and a deep rose from Vintage Summer. To make the blooms I simply used a scissor to cut a wavey edge circle (in different sizes). Then I cut a wavey spiral into each circle and rolled them up (working from the outside - in) to make the roses. Then just glued down the spiral design to the center part of the circle. I added a pearl bead to each center.

Maja Design Products: Sofiero (Enjoying the Fragrance-bs, Princess Margareta's Garden-bs, The Elegant Winehouse), Vintage Summer Basics (1923, 1922-bs), Crea Diem (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Autumn Basics (III-bs, XVI), Vintage Spring (6th of May).

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  For those of you looking for Maja Design Products, you can use the 'Store Finder' at the Maja Design Website, or for quick reference for those of you in the USA and Canada, 2 excellent resources for Maja Design Papers are The Scrapbook Diaries and Moments of Tranquility. xo

43 comments:

Hilde said...

Simply Love it!!!!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh ... this is stunning! I'm so glad you took time for *you* and celebrating the life you love. Perfect LO for doing just that. Those roses are gorgeous with the pearls in the center and I absolutely adore the butterfly on the pull-down peak on upper right corner. Fabulous stenciling and of course I love all the layers.

Again ... thanks for the inspiration. I must try folding damp paper to add dimension to my projects. Great idea!!

Wonderful make!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Becky said...

wow, What a stunning page. Those flowers are gorgeous.

Nadya Tana Lifa said...

perfect!!!

Sue Walkington said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your stuff!

Sue Walkington said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your stuff!

Eva Olmo said...

Wowwww What a beatitud layout!!! I love it! You are a great artist!
Xoxo

Kathy Grigas said...

Beautiful (as always). I so look forward to your posts. I can't wait to try crinkling the paper on my next layout. Thanks for sharing.

Анна Немирович said...

Потрясающей красоты страничка!!! Очень эффектные цветы получились! И фотография автора замечательная!!! :)

Kim Kelley said...

This is beautiful Gabrielle! I love the soft purples! Great picture as well! HUGS

Karen Otterbacher said...

Well Gabi, it's really hard to know where to begin when I see
something as beautiful as this!
(You, AND the l/o!:)
What a smart idea to use sepia tone on the photo.
Your paper folds and handmade flowers make this creation soo
stunning; (I think handmade from the project ppr being used
is often the best choice!, just sayin')
and I love the softness of the die cuts and the vintage bits
of postal stamping around the edges - Amazing!~

irinka said...

I'm in LOVE with this page. Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it

Misha Zule said...

Love the diagonal focal point, lovely photo & page!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!!!

luv46kdz said...

Love your paper shirring! Always perfect :) <3 Lovely colors.

Paula

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely divine! You are sooo talented Gabrielle. Nicola x

Helen Wallace said...

Where to start with a totally elegant and feminine piece of Art. I love all the design elements, especially the gorgeous clusters of blooms and the lace like trims. Superp :b

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Gabi. Girl you blow my mind with your work every time I come to your blog. This one is stunning. Love the roses you made with pearls and of course the colors. I wish I could do a pic of myself. Thanks for the inspiration always.
Rachelle
xxx

Romy said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous and so romantic! You have made the most amazing lay-out for this beautiful photo of you!

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle
Wauw, this is really so romantic, i love it with al these handmade roses. By the way this is a very beautiful photo that your daughter took from you.
Hugs, Danoesja

pattyo said...

You've done it again, Gabi! The layout is absolutely gorgeous! I love those fancy diecuts and the pretty flowers.

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful picture, flowers, layout!!

Lizzyc said...

Oh my Goodness! This is stunning, it is elegant, it is feminine, it is beautiful.. I love all the roses and the folds in the paper and your dies and flourishes.. really love this one.. the photo is gorgeous too.. so nice to see you in one of your beautiful layouts!!

Karen Stasus said...

Gorgeous, vintage and elegant....your work is beautiful! And you give so much inspiration!

Michelle said...

Just Gorgeous!

_Nikolka_ said...

невероятно красиво!

Cindy Gay said...

Perfect design and elements to surround beautiful you!

Teresa said...

Another jaw-dropping gorgeous page. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow, what a gorgeous LO. I love what you did with the paper and all the roses you've made. This looks so romantic. Beautiful....greetings Miranda

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Gabrielle, I am drooling over this page so much. Its stunning. What wonderful creativity on the whole page.
Julie x

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Such a be-you-tiful layout of you; so nice to 'see' you! This is a stunning design, love all the elements and the spiral roses are so soft and romantic. You never stop me from visiting you blog so frequently ;)
Hugs xx

Nancy Dynes said...

This is an absolutely stunning lay out!! I am a huge fan of yours and love everything you create. Your designs contain so many elements and over the top creativity. Thank you so much for sharing your art and always inspiring me!
Hugs,
Nancy

Sandy West said...

Gabrielle, this is just so gorgeous, I love the colours, the folds in the paper (got to try and remember this) and the roses are beautiful, I love everything it! Love the photo, you have talented daughters too. hugs xxx

Jo De Carteret said...

This absolutely stunning! I love the way you made the flowers...I'm going to have a go at this technique :) Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us all. x

Bev Hayne said...

Just so lovely Gabi! Love your sweet little butterflies and check and muslin matting. Your beautiful photo certainly does indicate your are "Loving Life".

lynda said...

Gorgeous layout! I'm glad to now know the secret to gathering together paper like you do!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning phot and a truly beautiful page

Roulien Stahnke said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! This is beautiful!! I love all the pinks and blooms!! Beautiful work, Gabrielle!!

Roulien Stahnke said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is beautiful!! I love all the pinks and blooms. Beautiful work, Gabrielle!!

Roulien Stahnke said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is beautiful!! I love all the pinks and blooms. Beautiful work, Gabrielle!!

Petra Zr. said...

What a wonderful and elegant design. I am very impressed, and the color selection is unique.
The roses with the pearls are a special highlight.
Love greetings Petra

Trish said...

Stunning stunning stunning,love all your work,the sepia photo of you looks fantastic in your LO

Angela Turner said...

You are an amazing designer.Just love all your work .

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