“Play” ~ Having Some Fun with Maja!

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

12 February, 2014 - , , , , ,


Hi everyone! It’s me Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest project using Vintage Spring Basics collection mixed in with a little bit of Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics.  I began by first using a Martha Stewart edge/corner punch on the edges of a neutral paper from the Vintage Summer Basics collection (1899).  I then did a little inking with some Donna Salazar Distress Ink (Denim) and used a Heidi Swapp stencil and homemade texture paste over the inked areas.


The photo is one of my great nieces that my nephew’s wife Danielle was kind enough to share with me.  I wanted to keep the design light and airy and playful like the photo of Jade and at the same time play up the blues in the photo.

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To make the floral design I used some Dusty Attic chipboard (Spider Crysanthemum and Flower Buds), painted white and tinted with some blue and green chalk inks (Versa Magic Inks).  I punched tiny blooms using a floral punch (Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch) on some cardstock and the left over strips of paper from the background (tinted blue at the edges, ).  The butterfly is from Tattered Angels, Nature Glimmer Glass (I’m trying to use up bits of old stash with each layout I create).

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I just love the little strips at the bottoms of the paper collections (not even sure what it says, LOL) but I love the pretty design element they add to a page!

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For some reason I really love the way burlap looks with the blues in this collection.  In keeping with the neutral accents, I chose a Prima flower in a natural fabric and added some smaller blooms in blue from Petaloo (Darjeeling collection…Love these blooms, I think they are a perfect match for the blues in the Maja collections).  And I also used some more clock cut-outs from the Vintage Autumn Basics (I just love this paper for embellishing my layouts, the clocks seem to add a nice touch to any layout whether masculine or feminine).  Here are the Maja Design supplies I used for this project…

Patterned Paper:  Vintage Spring Basics (4th of April, 4rth of April-bs, 5th of April), Vintage Summer Basics (1899), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checkin’ out my project, hope you all get a chance to get your Maja on this week! xo


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