Having Fun Combining Collections!

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

6 November, 2013 - , , , , ,


Hi everyone!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest project.  I just love pouring through my Maja Design papers and picking and choosing which designs I want to put together to make up a project!  For this page I think I dipped into quite a few collections!  For the base of the layout I used papers from the Sofiero collection, then for the fussy cut blooms and clocks I used paper from Vintage Autumn Basics.  I even used a little strip of scrap paper I had left from Vintage Summer Basics (1922-bs) the small scallop strip with white dots, and some butterflies from Vintage Spring Basics.

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Here is a close-up of the center piece of my layout, so you can see the fussy cut blooms and clocks that I ahered with foam pop dots so that they would stand up from the page.  The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic (Decorative Scroll #1) that I coated with Gesso, stamped and finished with a crackle varnish.

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I did a lot of inking and spritzing for this page as well as a little bit of masking with stencils and texture paste.  I used a little bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet along the bottom edge of the diagonal strip before I used a Crafters Workshop (Damask 6×6) stencil along the edge.  For Spraying I used Lindy’s ‘Clam bake Biege’ and Perfect Pearls ‘Intereference Red’ (it’s more of a pink color with lots of shimmer).

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I used another stencil in the top right corner (Prima Flourish 12×12) as well as lots of fun stamps, Prima Stitches Stamps, Bo Bunny Distressed stamps.  Added a little washi tape (Freckled Fawn) and added more fussy cut images from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. (I used the rose blooms from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection rather than the roses from the Sofiero collection, which I used for the background, because the images were a little deeper in color and I thought would work better for a fussy cut bloom.

Maja Design Supplies:  Sofiero Collection (Enjoying the Fragrance-bs, Strolling Down the Rose Path-bs), Vintage Autumn Basics (No. II, No. XVI, VI-bs), Vintage Spring Basics (6th of May – fussy cut butterflies), Vintage Summer Basics (1922-bs)

Thanks for stopping by today and for the kind comments! xo xo


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  • Rea says:

    Beautiful layout.

  • Phi says:

    I love the chipboard frame and all the little bits you’ve added to this layout. Soooo beautiful.

  • mm Jennifer Snyder says:

    seriously crazy – maybe my most fav from you ever

  • Karen says:

    WOW! This has got to me the most beautiful page I think I have ever seen. I do not do scrapbooks, I make cards and alter anything I can, but this makes me want to do a scrapbook.
    Unfortunately all of my old photos were lost in a flood. I cried for weeks, but I just had to pick my head up and get over it. I can start over right now. I will never have the pictures of my children growing up or my parents when they first got married or the pictures of my brother and I when we were small, but I do have the memories.
    I just need to take new pictures and then write about the other things while I was growing up, and thanks to your absolutely beautiful page I am definitely going to do just that. You are amazing.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  • Thanks so much ladies for all the sweet comments (Karen, so sorry to hear you lost so many of your photos, that is a tragedy indeed! Have you checked with the places you get your photos finished at? I send my photos to get developed at Costco, and they have a whole online album system where they store all the photos you send to them….perhaps you’ll be able to retrieve some online?

  • This piece is truly a stunner!!!! I am absolutely in love with the design and of course, your amazing details!