Shabby Sweetness

Posted by Jelissa Mei

22 January, 2015 - , , ,

Hello Maja fans!

I’m in today to share a romantic shabby layout I created using a mixture of the splendid Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics collections. I picked the colors and theme based on the mood board from the challenge blog Scrap Around the World.IMG_8400

In this page, I did a lot more distressing and tearing than usual to add to the shabbiness. My mixed media background work has also been toned down to let the subtle colors and designs of the papers shine through. I love how the colors and designs from different collections can be matched so perfectly, and how one sheet from one design can be used as a background for papers from other different themed collections to build up on.

Some close-ups:



Now adding on more dimension to my layers with chipboards and canvas strips. You can also see the very light background work I’ve done with simple stenciling and stamping.


IMG_8399Creating several layers using larger sized papers, die cut leaves, fussy-cut rose and clock face designs from some of the Vintage Summer and Autumn Basics papers.

Hope you enjoyed what I have for you today!



Papers used: 1921, 1922, 1933, no. I, no. II,  no. XVI

Mediums: crackle paste (Prima Marketing), paints (13@rts and Shimmerz), Ranger’s Archival Ink and Distress Ink, Twinkling H2Os (Luminarte)
Flowers: Prima Markering, 13@rts
Stamps: Prima Marketing, Marion Smith Designs
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios


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