Monday, May 16, 2016

Maja Design Vintage Romance Layout & Video Tutorial! {Dusty Attic Chipboard}

Hello everyone, Gabrielle here with you today!  Yup, I'm back for a little guest spot!  When I received the gorgeous Vintage Romance collection in the mail a couple weeks ago, I felt compelled to make up a layout & video tutorial with these stunning papers!

I used 'Happily Ever After', 'Together Forever' and 'Words of Love' for my page design.  I was going for a fabricky (is that a word? LOL) look on this layout, so I added a little machine stitching on the background design, this is optional, I think it can look equally as nice if you leave that off (if you are not a sewer).

As always, no project is complete for me without a nice smattering of Dusty Attic products.  For this page I used the following:
~ Wildflower #3
~ Chicken Wire Panel (small)
~ Word Pack #10
~ Vintage Frame #4
~ Dusty Attic 'Flower Power' Stencil
~ Dusty Attic Glaze Varnish

So grab your favorite beverage, take a little break and enjoy!....

I hope you enjoyed my little video tutorial, here are a few closeups for you to check out at your leisure....


I have this close-up turned on it's side just so you can get a more close-up and personal look at it.  I simply followed the pattern in the paper to create my button hole design...makes it easy to space out the design.


The next step was to add a little color just directly behind the photo area using some Shimmerz spray called 'See Ya Latte' Spritz....then I applied some home-made texture paste through a Dusty Attic stencil called Flower Power.  I was going for a kind of Bohemian-chic look and I thought this daisy design would work well with it.  I also matted my photo with the backside of the 'Words of Love' paper, I do love browns with blues!

To continue the fabric idea of my page I also included a pretty strip of lace that I got from Tresor's de Luxe (my favorite source for beautiful lace!), which I adhered with Tombow liquid adhesive.  I prefer this glue as it allows you to readjust your placement if need be without making a big mess on the paper (let the glue sit for a few minutes to set up before you apply your embellishment to the page.


I had a little fun with my embellishments on this one....I tried a new product (at least to me) called Prills, they are these little balls that come in different colors. Here I using the color called A-maized. I just applied a little glue to the tops of the blossoms of the Wild-Flowers #4 chippie by Dusty Attic and poured the little pebbles onto it.....I really love the effect!


I finished my design by adding some layered floral and butterfly stickers by K&Company in a few strategic areas of my photo area.  Added a small shabby-chic bench embellishment by Prima and a few adhesive pearls on the lace panel.  Done! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and hope you feel inspired to try your hand with the gorgeous new Vintage Romance collection and Dusty Attic chippies and stencils. If you are looking for a great online source for Dusty Attic and Maja Design products, you can find both at The Scrapbook Diaries.

I'm always delighted to read your comments and feedback, they simply make my day, thank-you! xo


Romy said...

Wow, this is amazing! I love your wonderful design, especially what you did with the buttons on the left.

corinneF said...

S P L E N D I D as usual...

Eva Olmo said...

What a beautiful layout! It's gorgeous!
Thanks for share your creativity.
I wait for the next one yet ;-)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Fabulous design Gabrielle!
How smart to stencil the little white flowers and then build on top of that; a beautiful garden scene!
Great stitching & buttons! (you're so clever : ) and of course the beautiful Maja.
The touches of burlap really warms it up.
Hope all is well~ Karen O

Ann said...

Beautiful layout!

Kathy Bradley said...

So very gorgeous and elegant and what a wonderful design with the buttons! I was so happy to see you made a video - have missed seeing them.

Carolina F. said...

Really pretty!

Jacqueline Stocker said...

Beautiful what a wonderful idea with the button details love this x

itsazoo said... always.....

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty layout, Gabi!

Lizzyc said...

Absolutely gorgeous layout, love the stencilling under your photo and the lace and great photo too! Love your dreamy romantic shabby layouts!

Ronda Jenkins said...

Another amazing design! I too love the blues and browns together. I would have to use stitching stamps as I don't sew, lol. It makes my day when I get your emails because I know it's going to be another beautiful video full of ideas and inspiration! You can't make enough for me! :)

Carrie Williams said...

This is so pretty, as always! :)

Denise Hartley said...

You are so creative! Love the button holes. The layout is gorgeous as always. I know it's silly to care but I'm always a little disappointed when you don't use the music you did in this one. To me it's your theme song. :-)

Carmen said...

Oh, I just love all the detail and the softness and relaxing feel of the whole layout!

Мария said...

Many thanks. Awesome. Bewitches


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