Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scrapping Simple Pleasures {Maja Design}


Hi everyone!  Today I thought I would share a layout I made using lots of handmade blooms that I made using Maja Design papers.  I wanted to celebrate the everyday simple pleasures, like a little bouquet of beautiful smelling flowers/like a few snippits of Lavender.  I echoed the title in my photo by using my photo editing software to add some words like 'simple pleasures' and 'sweet Lavender' to my photo with some script text.  I used the Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' dies to make my blooms and pulled together a bunch of papers from the maja collections in greens and plummy/pinks.


I chose papers that did not have a lot of patterns on them to keep an even hue to the floral designs. To make the blooms I lightly moistened the die cut petals with some water and just curled the edges of the petals out to make my rosettes.


Another design feature I added to my page is thes layered stitched circles.  I chose 3 patterned papers that I thought looked pretty together and then cut out 3 different sized circles.  I inkedthe edges with some soft brown chalk ink and machine stitched to finish.  I also added some texture to the background paper using the 'Rings and Puddles' Memory Box stencil with texture paste.


Here you can see the combined cut circle and floral embellishments working together.  I added some Ingvild Bolme resin butterflies to build up the shabby-chic look of the page as well as some Tresors de Luxe lace.  I also added some small 'bud' clusters in that I plucked off some old silk flowers I was tossing out, they were the exact color match to my handmade blooms.

Maja Design Papers used for this project: 
Vintage Autumn Basics (X-bs, Heritage-bs),
Sofiero (Princess Margareta's Garden-bs),
Vintage Summer Basics (1920, 1923, 1933)
Vintage Spring Basics (7th of May-bs, 10th of March-bs),
Life in the Country (Summer Fields-bs, Sowing Seeds-bs).

Dusty Attic Chipboard:
Botanic Accents #2
Corner Flourish #5

I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope I inspired you to try scrapping everyday little things that bring you joy!

36 comments:

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Gabrielle!!!

Menina de Deus sua criatividade é sem limites!!! Parabéns!!! Seu LO ficou maravilhoso!!!

Beijos do Brasil

Becky said...

wow, this is just stunning. Gorgeous flowers and colors.

Petra Z said...

Gabrielle I love this beautiful work in Vintage style. You did it so nice again.
Love greetings Petra

Chris x said...

Wow stunning and such beautiful colours
Chris x

Lisa Gordon said...

Your work is so very beautiful!

langeatheart said...

Oh Gabi this is stunning! Love all the flowers and all the details! Still trying to perfect these flowers! :) All the best!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Hi Gabi, I love this layout I need to have that die too **GRIN**!! Your flowers are always just perfect! hugs Amy

Romy said...

Oh wow, this lay-out turned out truly breathtaking! Your flowers make it look so romantic and elegant. Absolutely stunning work, Gabi!

Anne Lise said...

Juhuuu finally something new. I love your work so i visit your blog everyday.

Bonnie said...

Stunning! I just love your style :-)

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Gabriėlle, what a gorgeous layout. It is bursting with beautiful blooms and I love the colours you've combined.The stitched circels are looking great too, thanks for the inspiration, greetings Miranda

Patty O'Malley said...

Can I just say how much I love this? Everything about it is everything I love--from the shabby chic look to the beautiful colors to the butterflies to the gorgeous diecut flowers. sigh Really brings about a kind of contentment when looking at it.

luv46kdz said...

Unreal! Simple circles are raised to an art form :) Love it my friend, can't get enough <3

Paula xoxo

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Joanne said...

Hi Gabrielle, this is absolutely stunning! I love of the flowers and the colours are just gorgeous!
Cheers
Joanne

mommyx2 said...

This is so gorgeous! You just keep me engulfed in the beauty of your creations for so many years!

Bev Hayne said...

As ever, just beautiful Gabi! Love your hand-made blooms extending down the page, the layered circles, and the sweet little tag hidden away there! xx

Shawna Raye said...

You are so creatively talented.....I so much appreciate that you share your tips and tricks. I watch everything you put out and try to learn by osmosis.... and practice. Thank you, and this is gorgeous.

Elaine Edwards said...

That's amazing!

Lise said...

Just gorgeous!

Jelissa Mei said...

such deep and rich colours with so gorgeous details!

itsazoo said...

All your work is just Exquisite......You really have a gift for working with papers and
colors......

Lizzyc said...

Wow this knocks my socks off.. so pretty, your flowers are exquisitely created.. and love the soft dreamy colors.. really love this one too!

Kathy said...

What a stunning piece of art! Your flowers are so beautiful! Just breathtaking! Blessings! Kathy

Caroleanne Wright said...

wow Gabby, this is amazing, love it its fabulous. x

Rachelle Olaridge said...

STUNNING Gabi!!!! Love the flower clusters and colors. Love how you a simple photo to create a gorgeous LO.
xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely stunning layout! TFS!

_Nikolka_ said...

супер!!!!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow gorgeous hun, loving the flowers hugs Liz xx

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Amo o que você fez. Beijo.

Nanda said...

Oh wow, I love this page alot, the collors are wonderful. It is so beautiful. I just found your blog and you really make beautiful things.

Hugs, Nanda

Alejandra Salas said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing all of this. Getting inspired here in Peru.

Alejandra Salas said...

Absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing all of this. Getting inspired here in Peru

LISA said...

Stunning and then some!!!

Francine Perri said...

Will you have a tutorial on youtube about this page? It is absolutely gorgeous!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Hi Francine, sorry but I didn't make up a tutorial for this one. I've been working away at some tutorials for some other projects but I will do one soon for Youtube again :) xo

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