I don’t know how winter has been for you lovely ladies in Sweden, but here in Canada it has been extremely cold and snowy this year! I for one am soooo ready for Spring to make an appearance! So to warm myself up a little I thought I’d work on a summery photo. This is a photo I took a few years back of my oldest daughter when we were taking a summer vacation near Sable Falls in (Northern) Ontario.
I’ve recently been putting together a color inspiration board for myself on Pinterest and I find one of my favourite color combinations is purples with greens, but I’m particularly fond of the these colors in soft smokey tones. So for this page I reached for some of the soft smokey plums in the ‘Ska vi ta en Fika’ collection and mixed it with some taupey grey and soft green from the Vintage Summer basics colleciton.
I wanted to add some ‘lush’ greenery to the page so I matted behind the photo with some green paper from the Life In the Country paper collection (Sowing Seeds-bs), and added a new vine chipboard design from Dusty Attic called ‘Ivy Corners’ adding a few Dusty Attic purple roses in as well.
I just love to add vintage style embellishments to my Maja Design layouts because the beautiful papers lend themselves so well to these types of embellishments, like vintage lace (from Tresors de Luxe), Natural floral accents (also from Tresors de luxe), chipboard designs (Skelleton clock and flourishes, from Dusty Attic Designs) and the Flowers are from a tin of blooms from Recollections.
Clocks are one of those design elements that I feel work with almost any page. So again on this page I’ve added in some of my favourite clock designs from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection (XVI).
When I get my Maja Design collections, I love to fan out the papers and enjoy how the different patterns and designs look against each other. I always want to share these pretty designs in a unique and fun way, ….here I was able to do this using a new chipboard by Dusty Attic called ‘Geometric’ border. I glued a small sampling of a few of the patterned papers behind the small square designs.
Maja Design Papers used in this project: Ska vi ta en Fika (Söders höjder – bs, En Kopp te-bs, Chaite-bs, Favoriter-bs), Life In the Country (Sowing Seeds), Vintage Summer Basics (1932-bs), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI).
I hope you enjoyed my little project today using Maja Design products and hope that it brought you a little Spring warmth as well! xo
lovely showcasing of the maja collection
crazy amazing details as we have all come to love from you
absolutely enchanting! what a spectacular design! I absolutely love your design style. I think I could spot your work a mile away but yet I think your pages are each so unique. Such beautiful work…you always leave me inspired and wanting to create!
ohhhh….it turned out beautifully Gabi!! love it! xxx
Simply stunning! Amazing design and details, so many techniques employed, I just can’t tke my eyes off it!
Just love the little square pieces in the chipboard. And as always. The background. Amazing.