Hi everyone, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest project using a variety of the Maja Design collections. For this project I used the pretty pink/burgundy paper called ‘Heritage’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, gathering the paper to create a lush fabric looking design.
Here is a close-up view of the tear out section on the page with the gathered paper design peeking out from behind. I created the gathered paper design by cutting out a long strip of the patterned paper, lightly misting it with water and gathering the paper at the edges to create a soft gather. I used Dusty Attic Design ‘Mini-hinges’ to link the two torn edges together.
Before I began my page I took a little time to do some fussy cutting from some of the patterned papers (Vintage Autumn Basics, No. II (floral designs), No. XVI (clock designs). I added them to the page using foam pop dots to add a more 3D look to them
The photo is one that I took of my youngest daughter Meagan and her cousin (and dear friend, Hailee). Here is a close-up look at the page embellishments.
I created a quick template of the heart shapes that I cut out of the patterned papers to create the heart matting behind the photos. Just right click on the photo above and ‘save picture as’ to your computer. When you print just print it out on a standard 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper. Cut out and trace onto your choice of Maja papers.
Maja Design papers used in this project: Vintage Summer Basics (1946 – Background paper), Vintage Autumn Basics (Heritage – for gathered paper, No. II – for fussy cut roses, No.II-bs – for matting behind photo, No.XVI – clocks), Sofiero (Exuberance of Flowers – smaller heart design).
I hope you enjoyed my project today and feel inspired to try some paper gathering on your next craft project using Maja Design papers! xo
Oh wow Gabrielle, this is just beautiful…I love the way you let the paper look like fabic so stunning…thank you for the inspiration xxx Amy 😉
Gabi this is sooooo gorgeous!! I LOVE your gathered paper technique… super creative!! Your page design is beautiful with the layered hearts, fussy cutting and sweet embellishments!! I’m so gonna try this… thanks for the inspiration!! 🙂 hugs, Tracy
Gorgeous layout. Merry Christmas.
Stunning Gabrielle, just love those paper gathers!
Slam dunkin like Shaquille O’Neal, if he wrote inmavfotire articles.
How sweet is this page!!
Girlie….you always amaze me!!!
Gabrielle…what a gorgeous piece!! Great composition. Karen.x
exquisite work!!! LOVE everything about this!!!! TFS!