Precious Moments and Tutorial

Posted by Elena Olinevich

26 April, 2013 - , ,

Hello Maja Friends. Elena has come back and today I want to share a Layout made with New Vintage Spring Basics Collection and a little tutorial on how to create the layers and use some of your leftovers.


To start with you need to tear a wide strip of paper


Make some cutting on the paper and distress them on the edges


Place this paper piece on the patterned paper. You can add more distressing to the edges if you wish. Glue it to the background just in the middle. It allows you to add some embellishments under the strip during your next steps.


For the next step I took some leftovers from the previous projects and started making a padding for my photo. I am a savvy scrapper so I keep almost all of them. This time I used some pieces left from the roses I made using Spellbinders dies.

I like that some petals silhouette are still visible and thought that it is a great idea to make a framing on the photo with them.

tut3 Cut some of the parts of paper and place them over and there under the photo. Put some pieces into the torn area as well.

tut4 I added some leaves and a flowers just to see where the main embellishments would be. and then I started applying some gesso with a sponge, to soften the look of my background.

Then I misted these gessoed areas and added some stamping. Placed some embellishments and here you are ready with multi   layered project:

stampingUphere you can see how I added the chipboard between the background and patterned paper:

I put 2Crafty chipboard and flowers into the torn aperture:

vine a flowers made from the paper:


and the layers:


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and will use some of your leftovers too.


Supplies: Maja Design , Vintage Spring Basics Collection : 7th of May, 3rd of March, 7th of April, 4th of March; Spellbinders Dies; 2Crafty Chipboard; Vilda Stamps; Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet; Lindy’s Stanp Gang Mists; Gesso



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  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    That is so beautiful Elena. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Love this to pieces and LOVED seeing you create.

  • Rea says:

    Beautiful layout. The photo is just darling too.

  • Cathy Lane says:

    Gorgeous creation Elena 🙂 Love it! 🙂

  • so sweet and so beautiful! tfs the amazing way you created this!

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    Beautiful page Elena!!! and adorable photo…it makes me smile, so sweet!!
    so nice to see how you work..fabulous tuto!! xo

  • Teriffic tutorial Elena! So easy to follow and understand! Your page is as always so delicate and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and great ideas! xo

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Wonderful tips on using scraps…I myself am a certified scrap hoarder and love to see new ways that I can add those last little bits of my favorite papers to a project! Your layout is amazing…that picture is so precious and the papers that you used to surround it are perfect! Beautiful work, Elena!