She Blooms {With Sofiero!}

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

17 July, 2013 - , , ,

She Blooms

Hi everyone, it’s me, Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my first project that I made with the NEW ‘Sofiero’ collection!  I’m just a total sucker for pink when scrapping and the gorgeous blooms in the Sofiero papers totally made me reach for this photo of my oldest daughter Chloe.  We like to pick bouquets of blooms from our garden on Fridays so that the house looks and smells pretty for the weekend.  I love Spring and early Summer because we have lot’s of ‘picking’ flowers in our garden at this time of year.  The peonies she picked that day were not only beautiful but the scent! Lovely!


The papers that I used from the Sofiero collection are….Strolling Down the Rose Path, Enjoy the Fragrance-bs (Don’t you just LOVE the pretty names of these papers!!).  I also combined these with some accents from two other collections – (1922-bs from the Vintage Summer Basics, as matting for my photos, and Den oersättliga tiden from Crea Diem….love the clock images!)


I cut out some of the clock images, edged them with some Platinum Stickles and tucked them around my photos.  For the larger clock image I created a delicate frame design using a cute little corner flourish die I got from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just layered them around the clock edge creating a doily effect.

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You’ll also notice the fun textured writing design I put behind my photos and embellishments.  I just love the scripted writing bits that Marie incorporates into her paper designs so I wanted to mirror this with some masking and texture paste.  I used my home-made texture paste recipe (can be found on the right column of my blog ‘Such a Pretty Mess) and a new Crafter’s Workshop mask I picked up over the weekend.

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The blooms I added to the page are a combination of handmade blooms (you can find a tutorial for these at my blog post for today at Such a Pretty Mess) and some mini roses from Dusty Attic.  The birdhouse and the large flourish are also Dusty Attic Design chipboard pieces.

I hope you enjoyed my project today, I know I had a lot of fun making it and know I’ll be using this collection again and again!   Have you got your order in for Sofiero yet?  I’m happy to say that there are more and more retailers now carrying Maja Design papers!  Just check the ‘Store Finder’ at the Maja Design Website for a retailer near you!


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  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    I can smell them too, so truly created . Love how you combined the collections, and you are right, you are a queen of pink LOs.

  • This is one of my all time faves! I”m gonna have to lift you.

  • Cathy Lane says:

    This totally takes my breath away but then how else?? So very gorgeous Gabrielle!!!