Like a Basket of Fresh Berries!

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

13 March, 2013 - ,


That’s what I think of when I see the gorgeous selection of red patterned papers in the Life in the Country Collection !  I LOVE the dotty red paper and the beautiful scripted floral design paper, … and the pretty gingham….it all makes me think of picking a basket of fresh strawberries in Summer!  And I thought it would be the perfect collection of papers to compliment this happy picture of my little niece Jade, as she’s splashing around in a creek.


This would be my version of a more ‘Clean & Simple’ style of layout.  My pages can often get very fussy and busy, but this time I thought I’d pair the pretty patterned papers with simple white card stock so that they really pop.  Here are a few close-up details of the page…

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I used some store bought Prima flowers and mixed them with a handmade bloom I made from the plaid paper called ‘Porch’, I used a Spellbinders die cut called ‘Spiral Blossom #1’ to make the bloom.  I thought it gave the page a more home-spun appeal adding this flower.

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I added chipboard swirls from Dusty Attic and I finished them with a dark red paint and Glossy Accents to give them a deep rich shine.  I also did a wee bit of background stamping and light inking with Prima’s Moulin Rouge stamp and Versa Mark Dew Drops Ink.  To complete the ‘country’ look I added just a touch of paper lace doilies and a bit of burlap (I love adding burlap for some nice texture!).  Here are the supplies I used to create this page….

Supplies:  Patterned Paper: Life in the Country (Summer Kitchen, Summer Kitchen-bs, Porch, Berries with Ice, In the Hammock-bs….don’t you just love the names of the papers!!!), Dusty Attic Chipboard, Flowers: Prima (Primrose Sangria), Spellbinders die cut (Spiral Blossom #1), White blooms: Petaloo, Stamp: Prima (Moulin Rouge), Title rub-on: Daisy D’s, Adhesive Pearls: Queen & Co. Ink: Versa Mark (Pretty Pastels Dew Drops).

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget, I have a nice give-away going at my blog of the new Maja Design Spring collection called ‘Vintage Spring Basics’.  You can now view the full collection in the products section HERE (these papers are sooooo very beautiful!!!)  If you want to have a chance of winning this gorgeous collection, check out this link before March 31st! ~~~>  Gabrielles Blog


Here are just a few of my favourites from this new collection!  So excited to start scrapping with these beauties!….





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  • OMG that card is beautiful, i love all the paper lines says:

    this layout, like all of them is remarable, your work is amazing, I just love all the paper lines , there is such variety and something for everyone, from the crisp reds, to the soft pinks, the possibilities for card makers to scrapbookers are endless

  • GORGEOUS! just love the red!!! and cannot wait to get my hands on the new papers!!!!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Love that cute photo and the fact that you’ve used my favourite paper, the polkadot one, as a background. Your rose is so gorgeous and the green checked leaves turned out great. You truely seems to nail everything. Simple or complex. 🙂

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    I love this collection too, but you have made sich an exquisite work there, love evry bit of it