Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Freshness with 'Coffee in the Arbour' {Maja Design}



Hello my friends!  I'm in such a great mood today,   I so 'delighted' to be sharing with you all my first layout using the gorgeous new 'Coffee in the Arbour' collection by Maja Design! I received my collection package a few days ago in the mail and I literally dug into it the second it got here! :)


I just love the beautiful summery images in this collection, just looking at these papers puts a spring in my step and ....maybe a little hunger in my tummy! LOL!


One of my favorite papers in this collection is the "Delicious Moments" paper, the beautiful hand painted vignettes evoke feelings of bliss and happiness. So I knew I had to include at least one of the pretty pictures in my first design. I wanted to keep a shabby-chic look to the page design so I tore the edges of the picture to keep a distressed look to it.


I wanted to frame the pretty 'Enjoying the moment' paper with a complementary color paper but I didn't want to lose the designs close to the edges. So I trimmed out the design I wanted to keep and then bought the edge down into the page creating a little 'arbour' effect with a trellis design underneath it. I also used a harlequin stamp (Prima) and some text/script stamps (Bo Bunny) around the photo area. I was so delighted to find an awesome paint spray that is the perfect match to this collections pretty deep rose colors. I used Shimmerz 'Bed of Roses' Spritz paint for the background behind the photo area, it has the nice deep, cool rose color that goes well with the images in the papers. (NOTE:  if you are looking to add some Shimmerz paints to your mixed media products be sure to put my name 'Gabrielle Pollacco' into the INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT space when you check out, you will then be sent a FREE sample sized jar of Dazzlerz or Texturez or a full sized bottle of Dimensionz or Shimmerz of your color choice)...you can find the Shimmerz online store HERE).  


And speaking of delight.....that's what I see in my youngest daughters face in these photos. She had lost her front teeth in this pic but that did not discourage her from giving me some big gummy smiles! The chipboard title I used here is a new one from Dusty Attic Designs. I painted it with gesso, then gave it a little bit of Shimmerz Key Lime paint at the edges and then gave the whole thing a coat of Glossy Accents.


I used a variety of blooms on this one, some lose blooms from Michaels (in the bargain bin) and some Recollections blooms as well. The small white blooms are Prima and the natural cluster with the twine are from Tressors de Luxe etsy shop.

Maja Design papers used in this project: Coffee in the Arbour (Enjoying the Moment, Raspberry Jam, Delicious Moments), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI).

Looking for Maja Design papers in North America?  My friend Janene at the Scrapbook Diaries just got in the full collection of 'Coffee in the Arbour', she has them available as full collection packs (12x12 and 6x6 for the cardmakers out there) and in individual sheets....you can find her HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for all the kind and sweet feedback you all leave me in your comments, they mean so much to me! xo xo

16 comments:

Chris x said...

Wow another stunning layout it's such a pleasure to drop your blog so inspiring and always something beautiful to look at.
Chris x

Janene said...

Thanks for the plug - you know we have to carry your favorite brands and lines. Beautiful layout - as always! These papers are really so stunning and sweet. Can't wait to play with them myself but for now I just love looking at them :)

barbara macaskill said...

This is gorgeous! LOve the layering and all of the textures!! I think I am in love!! LOL TFS!

Romy said...

Wow,it's so beautiful and fresh! I love the romantic colours and all the elegant touches that you added.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful! Love the color palette.

Karen Stasus said...

Love it, love it, love it! Always brilliant!

Dortesjs said...

i love the beautiful summery look of this so so sweet and lovely and adorable girl by the way

Lizzyc said...

This is absolutely delightful!! a touch of shabby, a touch of sweetness, a touch of texture.. and it all adds up to one very sweet layout!!

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi this is so adorable, layout and photo! x

Ania said...

Beautiful layout as always!

Margaret Mifsud said...

This really made me smile!! Your daughter is very much a 'Delight'. Her 'gummy' smile is beautiful and so is the page you created around her photo. So sweet and pretty and, once again, chock-full of detail. Beautiful work as always!! ox

toni said...

Stumbled across your beautiful work on you tube. Love your style and this layout is gorgeous x

Pona said...

Your work is absolutely stunnig.
Pona

Becky said...

Another stunning page! Perfect design paper and what a cute photo.

Nicole said...

Oh my Gabrielle!! This is AMAZING!!!! Hugs, Nicole

Val Thorpe said...

Beautiful. Love the colours and the papers and she is beautiful with or without teeth :D

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