Autumn Splendor with Maja’s “Walking In the Forest Collection!”

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

16 January, 2013 - ,

The Little Things.
Hi Everyone!  It’s me Gabrielle here to share another fun little project with you all! A little while back my nephew Jared sent me a bunch of photos of my sweet great-nieces Jade & Kiera, among the photos was this adorable pic of the two of them playing in some fall leaves.  As soon as I saw the gorgeous collection “Walking in the Forest” from Maja Designs, I knew I’d found the exact papers I’d been looking for to scrap this photo!
I love the deep rich and warm colors in this collection, accented with the pretty cornflower blue.  Have you ever taken a paper collection pack and fanned out the papers and thought, ‘ohhh, I just want to scrap them all together’?  That’s how I felt about this page.  The papers all look so pretty lined up beside one another.  Well, I obviously couldn’t scrap with all of them so I finally had to narrow them down to a few of my favourites (no easy task! ha!).  Because my background paper had the hints of blue in it, I thought it would be cool to rip little sections out of it and have the dark blue denim color paper (aptly named Jeans) peeking out from behind it.  I didn’t want to cut up a whole sheet of 12×12 paper for this so I simply took the blue paper from the 6×6 paper pack and snipped off some of the edges and tucked them behind the rips.  Here are a few close-up details of the page…
The Little Things close3There is a cute little sheet in the 6×6 paper pad that has these adorable little stamp designs with birds and butterflies on it, cutting these out is a quick and easy way to add an embellishment to your page.
THe Little Things close2The soft denim color of the blue paper put me in mind of fabric so I couldn’t resist doing this zipper peek at the top of the page. I often cut the zippers out of old pairs of jeans for my scrap pages but in this case I used a fun new chipboard piece from Dusty Attic to create the zipper opening.
The Little Things close1
I wanted to stay in keeping with the autumn/forest look of the page so I embellished with with chipboard grasses and wild flowers and framed the photo with a filigree/vine frame.  I also wanted to use natural accents like bird feathers, twine and burlap to decorate the page with.
Patterned Paper: Maja Designs, Walk In the Forest (Autumn in the Air, Flannel Shirt, Fresh Air, Fresh Air backside, Jeans), Plus Walk In the Forest 6×6 paper pad (Die Cut Sheet)
Chipboard: Dusty Attic Designs
Flowers: Bo Bunny, Prima
Nest/eggs: Recollections
 Thanks for stopping by the Maja blog today,I hope you enjoyed my little stroll through the Autumn Forest!  And come back often as there is daily inspiration to be had from all of our talented design team gals, as well as our guests!  I know I’ve come away so inspired!


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  • Maja Nowak says:

    Gorgeous page, Gabrielle! Love the zipper opening, and the warm rustic feel to it 🙂

  • CamillaE says:

    Such a fabulous layout, Gabrielle! LOVE the zipper.

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Stunning, Gabrielle! I love how you made that zipper with the lace peeking out! What a fantastic idea! I also adore all the ‘natural’ accents you used. Your layout is so wonderfully creative!

  • mm Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Just amazing,love everything about it!!!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Just love your decoration of the butterfly stamp (do you know that Marie handdraws these beautiful butterflies?). That photo is so cute and goes so well with these papers.

  • How wonderful it is, I adore autumn and you have managed to remind me about this beautiful time. Love every detail.