Scrapping Beautiful Babies

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

23 April, 2014 - , , ,

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Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made for my beautiful friend and our design team leader Jenny Grotherus.  She had a beautiful baby boy this past year and was kind enough to share some sweet sweet photos of her baby with me.  He is so adorable, it was hard to pick just one photo to scrap….so you just might see some more baby pages coming from me.


I primarily used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection for this page, layering a variety of the pretty stripe, polka dot and floral patterns behind the photo.

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Maja Design has so many lovely shades of blue to choose from, so for this layout I wanted to use the cooler shades of blue with hints of brown/taupe and butter yellow.  I used the ‘Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs’ paper as the matting for the main background paper which is a paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection called ‘1st of April’ (I just thought the sweet little blue & yellow birdie in the corner was a perfect accent for a baby page!).  I also fussy cut some of the little dogwood blossom branches from the paper called ‘6th of April’ and used them to dangle from the ‘V’ tears in the background paper.

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I used a mini version of ‘Decorative Frame #1’ from Dusty Attic to create a corner accent on this page.  As most of you know by now, one of my favorite Maja papers is the clock paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection (XVI) …here I cut out one of the clocks and placed it inside the little frame, then coated it with a crackle varnish (Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish) to give it a nice aged look.

I also did a bit of stamping (with Bo Bunny ‘It is Written Stamp’) and inking with Ingvild Bolme’s chalk inks (Worn Jeans, Dusty Tote) and went over the designs with some stencils (Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ and ‘Mini Well Rounded’) and home-made texture paste.

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I always love to add fabric accents to a baby page, for this one I matted the sweet photo with a scrap of burlap and a snippit of lace from Tresor’s de Luxe.  I added a strand of pearls to the top of the lace strip.

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The main circle frame I used for the photo is from Dusty Attic called ‘Decorative Frame #2’, which I painted white, chalked with brown ink, stamped with a script stamp and then finished with a crackle medium.  I wanted to keep my blooms light and airy so I used some blooms from Prima (Charlotte), Recollections and Dusty Attic (small roses) in light soft shades.  The little butterflies are from Petalloo (Darjeeling).

I miss having babies around and so am so happy to have photo’s of my friend’s babies to scrap.  I hope she will enjoy this page as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Maja Design Products:  Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of April, 5th of April, 4th of April, 4th of April-bs, 7th of April), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs).


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