Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Maja Design Layout Published In Swedish Magazine!

I was asked a few months ago to create a layout using Maja Design papers for a Norweigan Magazine called "Ett Trykk' (meaning 'One Print' in English).  I wanted to showcase a variety of Maja Design papers so I chose paper from their Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn Basics as well as from Ska vi ta en Fika and from Crea Diem. 

The photo is a picture I just love that I took a few years back of my husband and my youngest daughter Meagan.  I just love the way she is looking up at him as he's talking to her.  She is so much like my dear husband, she has a funny quirky sense of humour and an outgoing personality, clearly learned at the feet of her father :)

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green, so I used the lush and beautiful Dusty Attic Chipboard piece called Ivy Corners to accent the page.  I simply painted the Ivy with gesso and then added some watered down green (DA Forest paint) and brown (DA Hot Chocolate) paint to it.  The flowers are Dusty In Bloom 'Evening Blush' blossoms.
I did a little inking with some green chalk ink and stamping with my favorite Bo Bunny Stamp (It is Written) and then added a texture design with a Heidi Swapp Stencil and home-made texture paste
The quote you see here and the words on and underneath the photo are all old rub-on's I had in my stash from my old days on the Daisy D's design team.  I also took this photo on an extreme angle so you can see the clear glass dome accents I added to my fussy cut clocks from the Maja Design papers (Vintage Autumn Basics XVI).....I feel like they give the clock embellishments a really nice authentic finish.
The vine design you see in the bottom right corner is another Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Corner Flourish #3, another favourite chippie of mine.  I painted it with more of the green and brown paints to give it a nice lush finish.

Here is another view of the floral cluster I accented this page with.  I interspersed a lot of clock cut-outs on this design because I wanted to reflect the passage of time and the importance spending time together.

Supplies list: 

Patterned Paper: Maja Design: Ska vi ta en Fika (Pratstund, Våffla m björnbärssylt-bs), Crea Diem (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of May), Vintage Summer Basics (1923), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI).

Chipboard: Dusty Attic Designs
Flowers: Dusty Attic Designs and punched from Maja papers (small)
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Texture paste: home-made
Stamps: Bo Bunny
Rub-on's: Daisy D's
Ink and Paint:  Dusty Attic Paints (Dusty In Color), Ink: Versa Magic
Bubble Caps: Epiphany Crafts EC Shape Studio (glass bubbles over the clock cut-outs)
Other: Burlap, Hemp twine

PSSSST!!! Have you seen the sneak peek of the next Maja Design collection??!! (above)  I'm in love with this gorgeous summery collecton!  Love the sweet and beautiful images in these papers.  This collection was designed with those who love Ska vi ta en Fika? collection in mind.  Except it brings tea time outside into the fresh air. I can't wait to see more and start scrapping with these beauties!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  If you are looking for Maja Design products in North America you can find them at The Scrapbook Diaries and Moments of Tranquility.  xo


Kathy Grigas said...

Your layouts always take my breath away. I love everything about this. Beautiful job Gabi.

Susie Goss said...

I am always so inspired when I look at your work. It is always so beautiful.

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow gorjuss as ever x

luv46kdz said...

You are just a master at layering and combining pieces. Magnificent, and what a gorgeous pic :) Lovely


Juliz Design Post said...

So pretty. Congrats on being published. So well deserved.
Julie x

Romy said...

Big congrats on the publication, Gabi! It's very well deserved, as your lay-out is truly fabulous. I love the magical mix of purple and green and the lovely chippie details.

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous page! Love the chipboard. Congrats on the publication.

Bev Hayne said...

Your photo Gaby, is one of those we occasionally get, that becomes more and more priceless as time goes by...and the Ivy Vine ("we'll cling together"), is just perfect. Believe me, we can't wait 'till you begin scrapping with the new Maja collection either!!! It looks gorgeous! xx

Denise said...

Another beautiful layout! I love all of your details, and the colors are fabulous!

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is exceptionally beautiful.. I love these colors together, and love the two corners with the chipboard, and yes that photo is very special.. love this..

AO said...

Hi Gabrielle! I came across you blog via a search for something else, glad I did because you have converted me into Shabby Chic/Vintage fan. I always thought it was I did not like and just did get and simply thought that it was not my thing. You make is so exciting, inspirational and inviting. I did my first shabby chic project, using the techniques you use here and started buying some the tools you use in your projects.

Patricia said...

Such a precious photo and beautifly scrapped!!!

Cindy Granahan said...

We are not worthy. You truly have a God-given talent and I stay up way too late at night following your awesome artistry. I have purchased a couple of your kits and can only hope they turn out half as beautiful as yours. I would be honored to be called a copy-cat!! Thanks for all that you do and for sharing your precious family moments!!


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