Fabric Inspiration {Ska vi ta en Fika}


Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

23 October, 2013 - , , , ,

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Hi there! It’s me, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made using some of my favourite Maja Design papers from the Ska vi ta en Fika collection.  This layout began from an inspiration photo I found on Pinterest.  It was a photo of some crocheted blooms with some muslin fabric.  Here is the photo….

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I just love the look of the white blooms with the touch of soft green and the draped look of the fabric on the gingham material.   I immediately started thinking about how I could imitated this look on a scrapbook page.  My first thought was of Maja papers since there are so many wonderful fabric look pages to choose from and I know that the ‘Fika’ collection has some lovely gingham style papers.  Here are the main papers I used for this project….




I used the ‘Kladdkaka’ paper as my gingham background and then cut the “Chaite” paper in a drape design on a diagonal (I was also cutting out the lavender blooms at the same time because I was just going with the green accent on this page.  I used the green “Smulpaj m äpplen-bs” paper as matting for my photo just to add that little extra touch of apple green.

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To make the blooms I used the Spellbinders smallest die from the ‘Rose Creations’ dies, I cut out a whole bunch from simple white/cream cardstock and gave each of the petals a little crinkle.  I finished each bloom with an adhesive pearl.  I had a section of apple green trim in my stash (from a local dollar store – no name) that I used to add a bow to each floral cluster.

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I created a drape by first cutting the ‘Chaite’ paper in a curvey line, then moistening the edge with water and then creating the draped line with my finger tips.  I felt that the draping wasn’t as lush as I wanted it to look so I used the scrap pieces left of the ‘Chaite’ paper and cut out 3 crescents (giving them a little bit of a fold as well) and tucked them under each of the draped areas.

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To embellish around my photo, I cut two hearts, one from the ‘Kladdkaka’ paper and the other from a scrap piece of paper I had from the ‘Life in the Country’ collection called ‘Kitchen Garden’.  I matted the hearts with some plain white cardstock and trimmed with a scallop edge scissor.  I also cut out a couple of clock designs from the new ‘Vintage Autumn Basics’ collection “No. XVI”.  The cameo is one I had in my stash from Websters Pages.

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I added a brocade design to the background paper to go with the ‘fabric’ theme using a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Damask) and some home-made texture paste.   I added some flourish to the page with a Dusty Attic chipboard flourish (Corner Flourish #1) which I coated with Gesso and stamped with a Bo Bunny script stamp and finished with crackle varnish.

Maja Design Supplies:  Ska vi ta en Fika (Kladdkaka, Chiate, Smulpaj m äpplen-bs), Life in the Country (Kitchen Garden), Vintage Autumn Basics (No. XVI).

I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you have fun with some fabric inspiration using Maja Design papers! xo