Hi everyone, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made using lots of handmade blooms I made from Maja Design papers. Today I wanted to celebrate the everyday simple pleasures, like a little bouquet of beautiful smelling flowers/like a few snippits of Lavender. I echoed the title in my photo by using my photo editing software to add some words like ‘simple pleasures’ and ‘sweet Lavender’ to my photo with some script text. I used the Spellbinders ‘Rose Creations’ dies to make my blooms and pulled together a bunch of papers from the maja collections in greens and plummy/pinks.
I chose papers that did not have a lot of patterns on them to keep an even hue to the floral designs. To make the blooms I lightly moistened the die cut petals with some water and just curled the edges of the petals out to make my rosettes.
Another design feature I added to my page is thes layered stitched circles. I chose 3 patterned papers that I thought looked pretty together and then cut out 3 different sized circles. I inkedthe edges with some soft brown chalk ink and machine stitched to finish. I also added some texture to the background paper using the Rings & Puddles Memory Box stencil with texture paste.
Here you can see the combined cut circle and floral embellishments working together. I added some Ingvild Bolme resin butterflies to build up the shabby-chic look of the page as well as some Tresors de Luxe lace. I also added some small ‘bud’ clusters in that I plucked off some old silk flowers I was tossing out, they were the exact color match to my handmade blooms.
Maja Design Papers used for this project: Vintage Autumn Basics (X-bs, Heritage-bs), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs), Vintage Summer Basics (1920, 1923, 1933) Vintage Spring Basics (7th of May-bs, 10th of March-bs), Life in the Country (Summer Fields-bs, Sowing Seeds-bs).
I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope I inspired you to try scrapping everyday little things that bring you joy!