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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This is beyond stunning…look at how you draped the paper, like theater curtains! Absolutely inspired!!!
pure bliss Gabrielle , you have such magical fingers . a perfectly dreamy page x
Adorable picture and love your layout.
Really beautiful the way you created the effect of a curtain!!!!
These curtains are out of this world.Iadore your work
god bless you.
thank you so much.any chance of a tutorial for curtains.
I really live in hope.
Thanks ladies! Jeanette, I’ll see if I can do up video tutorial of this soon 🙂
a great big WOW! this is exquisite!